Fast Facts

1970 383 'Cuda
Car Owner: Adam Blankenship
Supply, North Carolina

Mopar Power

  • Engine: Since this is basically a survivor car with a good maintenance history, the bottom end of the engine has never been rebuilt. What has been changed are things that can be easily fixed should the decision be made to bring the car back to stock. From the top down, that includes the air cleaner, Holley 750-carburetor, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, and minor reworking of the stock heads. With a Mopar .509 lift Purple Shaft in the cam bore now, the biggest change was the use of Hooker Super Comp headers and a set of modern pipes and mufflers sending fumes to the factory tips in the rear valance. The ignition has been upgraded to a Mopar electronic outfit, and Adam says some additional cylinder firepower is the only additional change he is considering.
  • Transmission: Stirred by a Hurst Pistol Grip, this one is an un-rebuilt 833 four-speed.
  • Differential: Stock 8 3/4 design with a nice tight 3.91 Sure Grip
  • Horsepower and Performance: With 9.5 compression, the factory said 335 off the crank; we'd guess it's probably a little more with changes that have been made.

Sure Grip

  • Suspension: Stock
  • Brakes: Rebuilt
  • Wheels and Rubber: Factory 15-inch Rallye wheels with yellow-letter NASCAR P275/60R15 Goodyear Eagle radials

High Impact

  • Body: Unchanged from original.
  • Paint: This car was originally from Utah, where the sun had damaged the roof on the factory CY3 car; a local body shop was given the job of matching the factory paint, which they did by taping off the factory stripe line and reapply the pigment from there up. Otherwise, it is just as delivered.
  • Interior: Stock.