This NOS beauty features the...
This NOS beauty features the numbers-matching 440/390-horse blaster, and the Mopar Holley Six Pack with list numbers-center carb four-speed: 4391; center carb auto: 4392; front carb: 4393; rear carb: 4394, all right in our book.
'69 M-code A12 Road Runner
- Engine: Numbers-matching 440/390-horse blaster. On this OEM package, they are standard 440 high-performance units with special chromed valves.
- Fuel, Air, Spark: Taking a page from the Corvette guys, this was a brutal, big displacement engine featuring three Holley deuces with vacuum-secondary operation. Hand-selected parts went into the bottom end, though these were not the heavier parts used in the '70-'71 engines. Under full throttle, you'd believe the scoop was going to suck up mailboxes, stray cats, and anything else in the vicinity. Ignition of the fire comes from a factory Prestolite dual-point distributor.
- Transmission: "Mr. Bulletproof" A833 New Process Hemi-style crash box
- Rearend: A12 Dana 60 with standard 4.10 and 11-inch drum brakes.
- Paint: Y2 Sunfire Yellow. Hey, but everything else about it says "arrest me."
- Interior: These things were built to go fast, not joy ride. It's got a front bench, no console, floor shift Hurst, AM radio, and enough room in the back seat to get in a lot of trouble at the local drive-in movies.
- Suspension: Tony acquired all NOS stuff, including a set of original '69 shocks.
- Rims and Rubber: NOS OE Goodyear Polyglas redlines on factory steel rims with the correct dimpled lugs nuts.
- Shout Out: Steve Juliano for "trick stuff," painter/bodyman Mike Hall, wife Cindy (co-engine assembler and moral support), and my dad and son (both named Robert) for keeping Mopar in the family.
This ain't no New Yorker....
This ain't no New Yorker. The car was purpose built with one thing in mind . . .