1969 Plymouth Roadrunner Exclusive Photos
For the full story, check out October 2010 issue of Mopar Muscle magazine
From the October, 2010 issue of Mopar Muscle
By Kevin DiOssi
Photography by Kevin DiOssi
1969 Plymouth Roadrunner
Owned by: Jason Bair
Fort Wayne, IN
- Engine: The Muscle Motors Racing-built 472 Hemi starts off with a Mopar Mega Block and is filled with a Muscle Motors forged-crankshaft, forged rods, and forged Diamond pistons. For the camshaft, Muscle Motors chose a Comp hydraulic roller with .560-inch lift and 240/248-degrees duration. A Mopar Performance Dual Plane intake manifold with a FAST EZ EFI kit sends air and fuel into the aluminum Mopar performance heads. With the 2 1/8-inch tti headers and 3-inch exhaust using Flowmaster Super 44 mufflers, the Hemi made 568hp at 6,000rpm and 535ft/lbs at 4,800rpm.
- Transmission: Keisler five-speed manual transmission with a carbon fiber pistol grip shifter.
- Rearend: A Moser Dana 60 with True-Trac sure-grip and 3.73 gears.
- Suspension: A Reilly Motorsports AlterKtion kit with power steering and sway bar control the front of the Roadrunner with Hotchkis leaf springs out back. Front QA1 coilovers and KYB rear shocks replace the tired original '69 Road Runner parts.
- Brakes: The front and rear are brought to a halt with four-piston Wilwood calipers and drilled and slotted rotors. A Red Bore master cylinder with stainless steel brake lines disperses brake fluid properly throughout the car.
- Wheels: American Racing Torq-Thrust wheels were chosen to deliver the Pro Touring look with a taste of classic style. They measure 20x8.5 front and 22x9.5 rear.
- Rubber: The Torque Thrusts are wrapped in Nitto NT555 245/35ZR20 and 295/25ZR22.
- Body: Todd and Dave Safran from Sherwin-Williams block sanded the car for a week straight before moving onto the paintwork. In order to get the best results from the show-all black paint, extensive bodywork was necessary on the new sheet metal from Auto Metal Direct. New glass was also used, in addition to stainless bolts and skull inserts in the headlights.
- Paint: Sherwin Williams "Back in Black" two-stage basecoat/clearcoat paint from their Barrett-Jackson collection.
- Interior: The team at Big Hemi Customs fully restored the interior and added a few custom pieces to the black and silver color scheme. An extensive amount of Hush Mat was used inside the cabin to ensure that the car is very quiet when Jason takes the 'Runner on the Road. A Flaming River steering wheel and full Kenwood stereo featuring a 1000-watt amp, 12-inch sup, and 6-speakers add a custom touch. The stereo was carefully hidden throughout the car.