The truck is a 1969 D700 with cab and toolbox area. The engine is a bone-stock, 413 industrial Wedge with a high/low gear box attached to the four-speed transmission. Other than the paint, which was sprayed by Adam and Joe Engelhart and then lettered by John Nystrom of Austin, Minnesota, it is untouched. In fact, it has survived in such great shape because it was owned by a fire company in Pineyville, Kentucky, and has run up just over 10,000 miles in all those years. Fred found it, bought it, prepped it, and then gave it to Clark as a thank you. The plan now is to get it running with a highway gear so it can be driven into nostalgia events.

"We are working to complete its restoration, and, with some additional memorabilia, it will be a 'race day clinic display' for people to enjoy."

As we mentioned, Clark's latest machine was a big hit, even among the rarest Hemi cars on the planet. Vintage ramp trucks are hard to come by, and this one is a gem. Clark hopes to have the rig rolling for the 2009 show season.

Mopar Power

  • '67 SS/B Plymouth Belvedere RO23
  • Engine: A Hemi with all the right stuff to look the part in 1967, this one has the details that Jake King was known for; Wheeler Machine did the buildup and pegged the needle at a solid 520. Crane valvetrain parts, Hooker headers, and blueprinting were all part of its creation.
  • Transmission: A833 'slick-shift' modified transmission with 11" Hayes clutch and Hurst DP-FX-65 shifter (standard RO23 package).
  • Differential: Dana 60 with 4.88 gears and SureGrip.
  • Horsepower and Performance: 520 on the dyno, but no racetrack time...yet

    Sure-Grip

    • Suspension: Basically stock with 90/10 Hurst shock, Imperial rear shock, and the 1967 SS equipment.
    • Brakes: Original 10-inch front /11-inch rear drum combination (RO23 only)
    • Wheels: Keystone 15x4 fronts, 15x7 rear.
    • Rubber: Goodyear - street skinny under nose, and original Blue Streaks out back.

      High Impact

      • Body: Solid, prepped by Jim Remlinger.
      • Paint: Remlinger, with lettering in silverleaf by Don Dennis. By the way, did you know that the team was still using the Ford colors selected for the Comet in 1964?
      • Interior: Stock original other than a few aftermarket gauges.

        Mopar Power

        • '69 SS/B(ig) Dodge D700 King Can Ramp Truck
        • Engine: Industrial 413 wedge.
        • Transmission: four speed with high-low transfer.
        • Differential: tight, very tight gear - 60 mph top speed
        • Horsepower and Performance: Don't know, but you could pull stumps with it.

          Sure-Grip

          • Suspension: Factory highway gut buster.
          • Brakes: Original drum 'pump and pray' combo.
          • Wheels / rubber: Big fatties all the way around!

            High Impact

            • Body: Solid and uncut, prepped by Hodge.
            • Paint: Joe and Adam Engelhart, lettering by John Nystrom.
            • Interior: Stock original.

              Mopar Power

              • '68 SS/B Plymouth Barracuda BO29
              • Engine: A race Hemi also rebuilt by Wheeler Machine in Blaine, Minnesota, this engine was a dominant player in 1969. Super Stock tricks circa 1969 were made as well, and it also features the S&M speed parts from the era.
              • Transmission: A833 'slick-shift' modified transmission with 11-inch Hayes clutch and Sox's original Hurst Competition Plus shifter.
              • Differential: Dana 60 with 4.88 gears and SureGrip
              • Horsepower and Performance: 590 up on Wheeler's dyno.

                Sure-Grip

                • Suspension: Basically stock with SS shocks and springs.
                • Brakes: Original front disc / rear drum combination (BO29 only)
                • Wheels: Keystone 15x4 fronts, 15x7 rear.
                • Rubber: Goodyear 8.75 x15 front, Blue Streak 10.5 x 15 rear.

                  High Impact

                  • Body: Solid and uncut, prepped by Jim Remlinger.
                  • Paint: Remlinger, with lettering in silverleaf by Don Dennis. Still using Ford colors in 1969.
                  • Interior: Stock original other than a few aftermarket gauges.