Big Mopar Performance tach...
Big Mopar Performance tach and Grant woodgrain steering wheel add class to the restored Charger interior. So does the pistol-grip shifter atop the Keisler-converted Tremec five-speed.
'69 Dodge Charger R/T
Tyler Harvey, Villa Grove, IL
Mopar Power Engine: A 440. The block was treated to a .030-inch overbore and zero-decking by G&G Machine Shop in Rantoul, Illinois, before it received Speed Pro 10.17:1 compression pistons on Mopar rods, a polished and balanced stock steel crank, a Comp Cams hydraulic roller cam (.480-inch lift, 280-degree duration) with Mancini racing valvesprings and Pro Form rockers, rebuilt stock heads, and an Edelbrock RPM intake topped by a Speed Demon 750 carburetor. Ignition is a Mopar electronic system with a high-output control box, Accel super stock coil, and Power Master starter and chrome alternator. Exhausts flow through Hooker headers (1-3/4-inch primaries and 3-inch collectors), 40-series Flowmaster mufflers and 2-1/2-inch pipes. Engine assembly by Ebby Bergfield and Tyler Harvey at Ebby's Pit Stop in Arcola, Illinois. Transmission: If four-speeds are good, five-speeds are better. In this case, it's a Keisler five-speed conversion using a Tremec TKO 600 manual transmission with hydraulic clutch and pistol-grip floor shifter. Rearend: A Strange 9 3/4-inch S60, narrowed 2 inches, wearing 35-spline S/T axles and a Power-Lok limited-slip differential.
Sure Grip Suspension: (Front) Rebuilt stock torsion bar suspension with KYB shocks and Performance Suspension components hardware. (Rear) New Mopar leaf springs with Gabriel air-adjustable shocks. Steering: Rebuilt original B-Body manual steering gear, power assist provided by driver. Brakes: Master Power Brakes' slotted front discs with rear drums, power-assisted. Wheels: The timeless musclecar look: American Racing Torq-Thrust IIs all around, wearing BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires (P215/60R15 in front, P275/60R15 in back).
High Impact Body: Original '69 Dodge Charger unibody, restored with all steel rear lower quarters, floorpan, trunk floors and extensions, and taillight panel. Most reproduction parts sourced from YearOne; parking lights sourced from The Paddock. Other original Charger pieces sourced from Mopar City, Oregon, Illinois. Bodywork and paint prep by Randy French, Tyler Harvey and his dad, as well as by Harold Good at Good's Body Shop, Arcola, Illinois. Paint: PPG F8 Green, sprayed by Harold Good at Good's Body Shop, Arcola, Illinois. Interior: Stock Charger R/T bucket-seat interior, restored by Scott's Trim Shop, Danville, Illinois. Repro carpets by Auto Custom Carpets, seat kits by Legendary Auto Interiors, tach by Mopar Performance, woodgrain steering wheel by Grant, and stereo by Kenwood.