"As the old saying goes, one thing leads to another, and five years later I have one bad #@@ '64." —Rick Zeitlin
'64 Dodge 330
Owned by: Rick Zeitlin, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Engine: If you're going to build a '64 Dodge, what fits better than a 426 Hemi? Rick's version isn't the one that came with his car, but is an Indy Cylinder Head Legend. The Legend features a 4.250-inch bore, and a 3.750-inch stroke mandated by the Eagle connecting rods and crankshaft. It runs on pump gas, thanks to its street friendly 10.25:1 compression ratio. Although that is a nice trait for a street engine, Rick changed the pistons to JE's. The heads are by Indy, and feature 2.25- and 1.94-inch valves. The camshaft is a Comp Cams unit with .574 and .551-inch of lift, and 242- and 248-degrees of duration at .050-inch lift. Up top is an A&A reproduction magnesium cross ram intake with twin 770 Holley carburetors. Ignition is by MSD. Finally, a set of tti headers with a 3-inch exhaust and Flowmaster mufflers let you hear him coming.
- Transmission: Stirred by a Hurst "round stock" handle, this one is an aluminum TKO 600, Perfect for long-distance cruises.
- Differential: Stock 8 3/4 design with an r.p.m. inducing 4.10 Sure Grip
- Suspension: While the front suspension utilizes stock components, the rear carries a set of Super Stock springs.
- Brakes: A set of Wilwood binders with cross-drilled rotors, and a hydro-boost system brings it all to a screeching halt, really quick.
- Wheels and Rubber: A set of 15 x 7-inch Torque Thrusts support the 245/60/15 T/A radials on the front, and adding to the nostalgic look are a pair of steel 15 x 8-inch wheels painted body color, wearing 275/60/15 drag radials by BFG.
- Body: Unchanged from original, except for the addition of the fiberglass Max-Wedge style scoop.
- Paint: A friend of Rick's, Mark Kaufman in Las Vegas, handled the spraying of the gold hue over the sheetmetal.
- Interior: Stock/restored by ABC Discount Upholstery of Las Vegas. The A-100 truck seats and other pieces are covered by beige leather, and Grant steering wheel adds a nice touch. The gauge cluster was restored by Redline Gauge Works, and features all-new, updated senders and gauges.