The Orr family wields some dangerous homegrown, homebuilt Mopars.
1968 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S Notchback
Owned By: Gregg Orr
- Engine: You can't go wrong with a 340. The high-mile engine was rebuilt with all stock parts, from the pistons and rods to the crankshaft. Gregg had the block cleaned up by his cousin, who owns a machine shop and the cylinder heads were freshened up with hardened seats and received a three-angle valve job.
- Exhaust: Factory manifolds still are attached to heads, but they now feed a 2 1/2-inch TTi exhaust, complete with an H-pipe crossover and Flowmaster 40 Series mufflers.
- Transmission: A Hurst-shifted OEM 833 transmission.
- Rearend: The original sure grip 8 3/4-inch rear was rebuilt with original 3.23 gears.
- Suspension: Everything is stock and was restored using parts from PST.
- Brakes: The front and rear OEM drums were painted red to match the paint and remain stock.
- Wheels And Tires: He still has the original wheels but wanted something with more flash to them. He was limited in his wheel choice but chose wisely with a set of 14-inch Cragar SS wheels. The Cragars wear BFGoodrich T/A Radials, but he'll occasionally show it on the original wheels, shod in Coker Redline Bias Ply tires.
- Body: The car was pretty straight when he picked it up but had extensive damage from a hailstorm. Gregg completed the body work himself on the hail marks before sending it out for paint and remaining prep work.
- Paint: Gregg wanted to brighten the car up a little it and had Mark Shell Autobody paint the Formula S PR4 Flame Red. It was previously Matador Red.
- Interior: The pearl white front seats are original. The OEM buckets cleaned up and Auto Custom Carpet cut the red carpet, which cleanly accents the white vinyl seating areas. Gregg completed all work himself.
1969 Plymouth Sport Satellite
Owned By: Gayle Orr
- Engine: The 318 was pulled out. In its place is a stroker 440 producing 505 cubic inches. It was taken from a big block 'Cuda and received a rotating assembly from 440source.com. The Comp Cams hydraulic camshaft is ground to .525-inch lift and 231/237-degrees of duration. Aluminum Edelbrock heads and intake manifold deliver the air and fuel from the 850cfm Edelbrock carburetor into the engine. The valves are 2.14-inch intake and 1.81-inch exhaust and are opened and closed by Mopar Performance springs and rocker arms. The ignition was converted over to an MSD electronic system and uses an MSD carburetor. The engine was built by the Orr family, and machine work was performed by their friend Butch Mecker.
- Exhaust: TTI mandrel bent 1 7/8-inch headers with ceramic coating feed into a 3-inch TTi system with Flowmaster 40 series mufflers.
- Transmission: A Keisler five-speed.
- Rearend: A stock 8 3/4-inch rearend with 3.55 gears and a SureGrip differential.
- Suspension: Stock restored suspension with Gabriel shocks up front and out back.
- Brakes: 11-inch SSBC Disc brake kit, front and rear.
- Wheels And Tires: Large, 18x9-inch Cragar SS wheels with 245/40ZR18 BFGoodrich tires.
- Body: The car was in very poor shape when Gayle acquired it. Her father replaced three out of the four frame rails while she cut out the floors with a plasma cutter. One of the front fenders was damaged and was also replaced. It took tedious attention with body filler to smooth the car out before it was painted.
- Paint: The Orr's brought on an old classmate of Gayle's, Frankie, who did some finishing touches on the body before he sprayed it down. Gayle couldn't make up her mind on the color choice and eventually went with black and white, as suggested by her dad.
- Interior: The powerhouse team of Gayle, Becky, Frankie, and Lonigro restored the interior and had the seats recovered in white vinyl with black carpeting from Legendary Auto Interiors. The stereo was replaced with a thumping setup from Sony and the steering wheel was replaced with a nice piece from Billet Specialties.