New-tech 6.1L Hemi looks right...
New-tech 6.1L Hemi looks right at home in this E-Body's engine bay. Street & Performance programmed the engine's computer, while Henry County Rods made sure the wiring was trouble-free (and installed cleanly).
Art Morrison four-link rear...
Art Morrison four-link rear suspension houses a Mopar 8-3/4-inch rearend while replacing stock springs. Mufflers are Dynomax units, at aft ends of 3-inch exhaust pipes.
CNC porting the aluminum twin-plug...
CNC porting the aluminum twin-plug heads and extrude honing the long-runner intake likely boosts this Hemi's horsepower peak past 425. Battery was relocated to the trunk for handling/underhood clean-up reasons.
If you like 21st century powertrain...
If you like 21st century powertrain and chassis tech inside a classic 20th century E-Body, you're our kind of Dodge Material!
'70 Dodge Challenger R/T coupe
David Weber, Martinsville, Virginia
Mopar Power 6.1 liter (372 ci) Hemi, with stock twin-plug aluminum heads CNC-ported by owner at Arrington Manufacturing. Stock long-runner intake manifold extrude honed and port-matched by owner at Arrington Manufacturing. Stock Hemi exhaust manifolds, Dynomax mufflers, 3-inch exhaust pipe and chrome exhaust tips comprise the exhaust system.
Transmission: If four-speeds are good, six are better. Keisler's Tremec 650-based, six-speed conversion sits behind the Hemi, with a pistol-grip floor shifter.
Rearend: Mopar 8-3/4-inch, with Sure-Grip differential and Moser axles.
Sure Grip (Front) AlterKtions' coilovers replaced stock torsion bars; (Rear) Art Morrison four-link replaced stock rear leaf springs.
Brakes: Wilwood disc brakes all around.
Steering: Flaming River rack-and-pinion replaced OEM recirculating-ball system.
Wheels and tires: (Front) Wheel Vintiques' 17x8-inch Rallye wheels and Nitto Z-rated 255/45R17 tires; (Rear) 18x91/2-inch Wheel Vintiques Rallyes with 295/35R18 Z-rated Nittos.
High Impact Original '70 Dodge Challenger coupe Unitbody, with restoration/fabrication work done by Henry County Rods, Martinsville, Virginia. New Goodmark quarter-panels replaced rusted originals, while HCR fabrications included torque boxes, subframe connectors, and fuel tank.
DuPont Pearl White, with silver hood and rear bumblebee stripes. Bodywork, metal finishing, paint prep, and paint all done by Henry County Rods.
Interior: Combination of restoration (original '70 R/T seats wearing Legendary seat covers, Just Dashes dashpad) with modern-day fabrication (billet gauge pod by Henry County Rods, AM/FM/CD sound system by Sony). Interior work done by Rudy's Upholstery, Martinsville, Virginia.