Barry ConradBack in 1987, Barry picked up a Petty Blue '72 Demon 340 for $1,700. After a year of daily driving, he decided it was time to restore his Demon and paint it Plum Crazy. During the restoration, its numbers-matching 340 was rebuilt and reworked to be a strong street/strip contender. Through the years the Demon has done well at show-and-go events, such as the Musclecar Nationals and NMCA events. Demons were only built for two years and Barry's is a real 340 car (most were Slant Sixes and 318 cars). Future plans call for a 416 stroker and a return to the original Petty Blue hue.
Strip SpecsOwner: Barry ConradYear/Model: '72 DemonRace weight: 3,378Curb weight: 3,210Engine: 340, .030 overCompression ratio: 10.5:1Heads: J 915 casting, bowl ported with 2.02/1.60-inch valvesIntake: MP M1 single planeCarb/Jets: 750 Holley vacuum secondary, jets No.72 primary, No.76 secondaryCam: Comp solid flat 529 lift, .254 at .050 durationIgnition: MP electronic with 36 degrees at 2,800 rpmExhaust: 1 5⁄8-inch Hooker headers with 3-inch FlowmastersTrans: 904 w/reverse manual valvebodyConverter: TCI 10 inch, 3,500 stallRear: 8 3⁄4, 4.10 gearsBrakes: F/R: Factory disc/drumWheels F/R: 15x6,15x8 Weld DraglitesTires F/R: 215/70R, 35 psi, G-60, 15 psiShocks F/R: 90/10, 50/50Chassis/Suspension mods: Adj. pinion snubberSafety mods: Adj. pinion snubberInterior mods: Stock (black)Paint: Plum CrazyBest e.t. prior to event: 12.86 at 106