The engine went to "doctor" Ed Vodipija, who rebuilt it using 11.5 compression KB slugs, a Mopar Performance camshaft, and some other heavy duty internals. The 906 heads were ported and port-matched to the intake by Cotty Hayes at Cylinder Head Plus. Nontheless, the mill looks bone stock from the outside, right down to the stock exhaust manifolds. Tim keeps a set of date-correct plug wires with him for the show circuit, using MSD wires for driving. An MSD6 ignition outfit is carefully tucked up under the dash and out of view.

The car retains between 85-90 percent of the parts it received as it rolled down the Hamtramck assembly line in April 1970. Most of the work Tim did during his two-year restoration was driveline related, as the previous owner had already done the body and interior detailing. Tim has every bit of paper on the car, including the build sheets, window sticker, dealer invoices and all subsequent titles, and has beat the bushes for the NOS parts that would make the car stand out at shows.

When we met up with the Coffmans at the Mopar Nationals, Rita had driven the trailered gem from Colorado to Columbus for the event, as Tim had again been called out on official business; he flew in to enjoy the event. Like we said, due to his work schedule, the car still stays in the garage a lot more than he would like. In fact, he was recently deployed again. We could tell you where, but then we would have to kill you.