"The reason I named my business The Finer Details is because every body gap has to be correct, and everything else, too." --Ken Mosier
'70 Dodge Challenger R/T coupe
Owned by: Ken and Pat Mosier, Danville, Indiana
Engine: The Challenger's original 426 Hemi block was bored .030-inch over, then rebuilt with original and N.O.S. parts into an engine that looks like it's fresh from Ma Mopar's M & I (Marine & Industrial) Engine Plant in Marysville, Michigan, where the 426 Hemi was built back in the day.
Transmission: What else behind a Hemi but an 18-spline A-833 four-speed-this one rebuilt by Brewer's Transmissions, Ludlow Falls, Ohio. The shifter is a rebuilt Hurst with the correct '70 "pistol grip" handle.
Rearend: A restored Dana 60 in Super Track Pack form, with 4.10 gears and a Sure-Grip differential.
Suspension: Just like it had when it left Hamtramck Assembly: front torsion bars, tubular shocks and anti-sway bar (rear) heavy-duty leaf springs and tubular shocks. Rebuilt with new original Mopar parts courtesy of Ken's extensive N.O.S. parts stash.
Brakes: OEM-style 11-inch drums all around, thanks (again) to Ken's N.O.S. parts stash.
Wheels and Tires: 15x7-inch Rallye wheels with repro Goodyear Polyglas G60-15s. That was as high-tech as wheels and tires got back then.
Body: Original '70 Challenger unibody needed one floorpan, the trunk floor, and both rear quarters replaced. Bodywork performed by Dave Engel at The Finer Details, Danville, Indiana.
Paint: Two-stage PPG Plum Crazy basecoat/clearcoat, sprayed on by Kevin Engle at The Finer Details, Danville, Indiana, before the white side stripes and white vinyl top went on.
Interior: Restored '70 Challenger R/T with Rallye gauge cluster, bucket seats, and no console. Repro seat covers by Legendary Interiors were installed by Littles Upholstery, Indianapolis, Indiana.