Long before David could convince Joe to sell him the yellow 500 Charger, it was reassembled back to factory specs, aside from some minor modifications. Firm Feel rebuilt the steering box, while tti tubes and mufflers tunnel the exhaust out of the rear from the stock manifolds. The 426 Hemi was rebuilt to stock specs, with nearly all-matching internals. The Dana 60 rear was filled with steep 4.10 gears turning the stock Sure Grip. Joe had every detail covered when he restored this 500 and it shows. David pleaded with his boss to sell it to him before Joe posted it on eBay. With the yellow Charger in trusty hands, Joe kept the silver 500 for himself.
These are drivers, the two profess, taking them out onto the pavement as much as they can-definitely the place for a couple of Hemi Chargers.
Fast FactsOwner: Joe Arrington, Martinsville, VACar: '69 Dodge Charger 500Color: SilverEngine: 528 Mopar Performance crate engine, aluminum dual-plane intake, 830 Holley double-pumper carb, 610 hp, 650 lb-ft of torqueTransmission: ATI TorqueFlite automatic trans, 3,500-stall torque converterRearend: 831/44 4.10 Sure GripWheels/Tires: Front: 17x8, Michelin Pilot 225/45/17; Rear: 17x9, Michelin Pilot 255/45/17
Fast FactsOwner: David Weber, Martinsville, VACar: '69 Dodge Charger 500Color: Butternut YellowEngine: 426 Hemi, restored to stock factory specs, aluminum dual quad intake, Holley carbs, 425 hpTransmission: A833 four-speed manual, stock shifterRearend: Dana 60 rear, 4.10 Sure Grip differentialWheels/Tires: Front/Rear: Magnum 500 15-inch rims