Mopar Power
Engine: '70 340 block with X heads. The head's have been opened up to accept 2.08-inch intake and 2.02-inch exhaust valves (polished and ported by Dave Pennypacker). Up top is a Mopar M1 intake with a Holley 850-cfm carburetor. Squeeze is accomplished by 13.5:1 compression pistons, and a Mopar Performance camshaft (with .598 lift and 312-degree duration) opens the bigger valves. A MSD 6AL ignition module and billet distributor, plus a four-inch Spin Tech exhaust finish out the breathing.

Transmission: a 727 TorqueFlite modified by Jeff "Woo" Weinhold, with a Trans Specialties 5,500-rpm stall converter and Hurst shifter.

Rearend: Dale ventured away from Mopar here and used a narrowed FoMoCo 9-inch rearend with a 4.88-geared center section and Moser axles.

Horsepower & Performance: Estimated horsepower: 580-600. Estimated quarter-mile performance: better than the 11-second runs it made before it was tubbed.

Sure Grip
Frame: Round-tube chrome-moly K-frame, installed by Vanishing Point Race Cars (includes 12-point rollcage and back-halving)

Suspension: Front: double wishbone with coilovers; Rear: Four-link with coilovers. Installed by Vanishing Point race Cars.

Brakes: Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes.

Wheels: Center Line Warriors: 15x4 up front and a street-friendly 15x10 inches on the rear.

Rubber: Front: Mickey Thompson front Runners; Rear: Hoosier Quick-Time Pros, 33x22.5 inches.

High Impact
Body: Original steel '70 Valiant Duster body with '71-'72 Duster 340 grille, stretched rear quarter-panel openings, filled in gas cap and antenna openings, Pentastar-shaped hood pins, and a US Body Source fiberglass Six Pack hood. Bodywork by Top Notch Body Worx.

Paint: FM3 Moulin Rouge (car's original color, per fender tag), with '73-style side stripes and '71-'72-style rear stripe. Paint prep/paint by Top Notch Body Worx.

Interior: Dash: Mopar Performance gauges and OEM-style heater/defroster controls mounted in aluminum insert designed and hand-fabricated by Dale and Kathy Renner. (No provisions for radio or glovebox door.) Front seats: Kirkey Drag Buckets in place of stock buckets. Rear seat: Custom rear "sidekick" seat in place of stock bench. Door panels: Custom designed/fabricated, replacing stock ones. Upholstery: Black tweed with black leather inserts. Interior work/upholstery by Jim Hartman Upholstery.