This 25-year-old law student follows the book of Mopar.
1974 Plymouth Road Runner
Owned by: Rick Pellegrino, Stoughton, MA
- Engine: Long gone is the original 318 now another small block rests in its place. The 360 boasts a hydraulic Edelbrock cam with .488/.510-inch lift, and 234/244-degrees of duration. The heads are ported and polished 340X heads with 2.02/1.60 valves, and Crane roller rockers. Fuel is delivered by a Holley 670 double pumper and the ignition is a Mopar performance system. The rest was left stock. Hooker headers and a true-dual 2 1/2-inch exhaust clear out the chambers and flow into a pair of Magnaflow mufflers out to '71 style tips in the bumper. His uncle, Phil, performed the machine work and together they assembled the engine.
- Transmission: A rebuilt 727 automatic with a Gear Vendors overdrive.
- Rearend: 8 3/4-inch with Sure Grip with 4.10 gears.
- Suspension: KYB shocks find their way on all four corners with a factory front sway bar and a Hellwig rear bar. Moog parts rebuilt the steering column.
- Brakes: OEM front discs and 11-inch rear drums.
- Wheels and Tires: Chrysler Rallye wheels measuring 15x8 inches. Tires are 255/60-15 front and 275/60-15 rear Goodyear Eagle GT II.
- Body: Significant modification to the bumpers, panels, and window louvers help this '74 incorporate some of the key design features of the '71 Road Runner. All body work was completed by Rick under the instruction of Gary Beineke.
- Paint: A modern mixture of Hemi Orange he calls EV2.
- Interior: The so-called "Halloween Interior" uses '71 panels. The dash is a '74 Ralleye dash painted astrotone and the headliner is from REM. The black carpet was sourced from Year One and the seats were recovered buckets he acquired from his uncle Phil. The steering wheel is a Grant Tuff wheel, the stereo has been upgraded to a Kenwood deck that can hook up to an iPod and uses Infinity Kappa speakers.