1970 Dodge Challenger - Exclusive Photos!
For the full story, check out August 2011 issue of Mopar Muscle magazine
June 16, 2011
By Kevin DiOssi
Photography by Randy Bolig
1970 Dodge Challenger
Owned by: Scott Shanks
- Engine: Under the hood is a 414 rwhp 421 lb/ft of torque third generation fuel injected Hemi. He sourced the engine from his local dealership, Olathe Dodge, as well as the Mopar conversion harness. It features an AEM ECM and cable-driven throttle body and internally stock carrying a factory Dodge powertrain warranty. The Alter-K-tion kit opened a lot of room and allowed him to use the factory 6.1L shorty header manifolds attached to a custom 3-inch Magnaflow exhaust.
- Tranmission: Tremec T-56 Magnum (a T-56 with many of the new TR6060 internals).
- Rearend: A Moser 8 3/4 rear with a Sure Grip and Richmond 4.10 gears.
- Suspension: Adjustable QA1 coilovers were installed up from with adjustable QA1 shocks in the rear. The front end was replaced with an Alter-K-tion system from Riley Motorsports. Out back, Scott installed Hotchkis leaf springs with a super stock relocation kit. The car also features an ididit adjustable steering column.
- Brakes: 12-inch rotors and Wilwood six-piston calipers at all corners.
- Wheels and Tires: Billet Specialties SLG 23 wheels measuring 18x8 front and 18x10 rear shod in Nitto NT555 tires. The tires sizes are 245/40R18 and 285/40R18 rear.
- Paint and Body: After Scott stripped the car at home, he recognized the trunk and sections of the floor needed to be replaced in addition to the previous damage from a wreck. He left this work up to the professionals at Capital City Collision Center in Tallahassee. Once they mended the body back together it was drenched in Viper Racing Yellow paint. Scott chose black to be the accent color and had custom Hemi callout side stripes made and installed a new black convertible top.
- Interior: Inside, the factory interior was given the five star treatment with all new carpet from Auto Custom Carpets and new seat covers from Legendary Auto Interiors. The original dash was sent out to Just Dashes to have them work their magic and bring the dash back to life.
- Stereo: The 8-track player was sent to Wards Radios and is fully functional, but it has been modified to play an iPod in addition to AM/FM radio. Clarion speakers were installed throughout the car and a 10-inch MTX sub and amp were hidden in the back seat for some bass.