This red Coronet R/T Convertible took Alan and Rhonda Clemens back to the good old days with each other.
1969 Dodge Coronet R/T Convertible
Alan and Rhonda Clemens
Rose City, Michigan
- Engine: Though not the original 440, the '72 block was built closely to the specs of a factory 440 Magnum it rolled of the line with in 1969. Merlin Melrose in Prescott, Michigan, performed the engine build. The block was cleaned up at .030-inch over and features Mopar cast flat top pistons, stock rods, and a stock 3.750-inch crankshaft. A stock replacement flat-tappet hydraulic camshaft was used along with stock heads, rockers, and intake manifold. An Edelbrock electric choke 750cfm carburetor is used and the ignition was converted to a Mopar electronic system. The oiling system is stock. The exhaust uses stock manifolds with a Flowmaster system using 40-series mufflers.
- Transmission: Alan had AAMCO rebuild the column-shifted 727 Torqueflite.
- Rearend: Original 8 3/4 rear with 3.23 gears and an open differential.
- Suspension: KYB Gas Adjust shocks at all corners. All bushings replaced with new PST Polygraphite bushings. All other components are factory.
- Brakes: Power disc and rear drums.
- Wheels/Tires: Front and rear Magnum 500 measuring 15x7 front and 15x8 rear. Alan runs BFGoodrich Silvertown Redline Radials in P215/70R15 front and P235/70R15 rear.
- Paint/Body: Doug Tigner from St. Helen, Michigan was employed to repair the damage from the early '90s wreck and polished the job off with an immaculate application of PPG basecoat and clear. The scoops on the hood are from Stinger Fiberglass and the side scoops are from Bent Rod.
- Interior: Alan and Doug stripped down the interior and restored it using parts from Legendary Auto Interiors and installed a Classic Auto Air system to make cruising more comfortable.