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DodgezillaWho: Barry BailusWhere: Lodi, CaliforniaWhat: '72 Dodge ChallengerFine Print: Originally sportin' 318 cubes of miniscule small-block, Barry Bailus just couldn't live with 230 horses. Logically, he chose Mopar's mighty RB as the basis for his horsepower infusion-a .030-over 440 to be exact. A lumpy Crane hydraulic cam bumps the Manley valves, while an Edelbrock Torker II intake manifold and a Holley Avenger carburetor feed the hungry big-block, while Hedman headers and Flowmaster mufflers take care of spent fumes. A 727 naturally replaces the original 904, while the stock rearend was ditched in favor of a Dana 60, sporting 3.54 gears.
New York, New YorkWho: Ricky CouchWhere: Jasper, AlabamaWhat: '56 Chrysler New YorkerFine Print: We have to confess that we like cars that are not mainstream, and Ricky Couch's '56 New Yorker definitely fills that niche. Equipped with the original 60,000-mile 354-inch Hemi, Ricky spruced it up a bit, swapped intakes, and kept the original push-button two-speed trans in place. A 9-inch rear was procured and narrowed, coilover shocks were added, and 15x15 Weld Alumastars were squeezed under the original sheetmetal. Ricky's New Yorker is unusual and very cool.
One Fine CWho: Arnold FeistWhere: Caledonia, IllinoisWhat: '72 Chrysler Newport CustomFine Print: Being a Chrysler man from way back when, it was only natural that Arnold Feist bought this creamy white, gold vinyl-topped Newport Custom new off the lot. With only 55,000 miles showing on the odometer, the 400-powered C-body is "roomy and a joy to drive," reports Arnold. We also understand that it's up for sale. Now if only our bosses would discuss the possibility of a raise....
Big Bad GreenWho: Ricky DeanWhere: Blackshear, GeorgiaWhat: '69 Dodge Dart GTFine Print: Ricky Dean located his Dart somewhere around Augusta, Georgia. Seems his friend bought it a while back, plugged in a new 360, drove it a mere 150 miles, put it in a shed, and forgot about the little A-bomb for five years or so. Ricky bought it, rescued it from the shed, cleaned it up, and painted it Big Bad Green. The perfect ending to the perfect story. And they lived happily ever after.
Hamtrack HaulerWho: Earle HoytWhere: Port St. Lucie, FloridaWhat: '71 Plymouth 'CudaFine Print: Earle Hoyt of Port St. Lucie, Florida, purchased this fine specimen of a 340 'Cuda new on June 7, 1971. More than 180,000 miles since it rolled off the assembly line, Earle reports to us that it has never been outside uncovered, and that it was his daily driver all the way up until 1983. Packing its original 340 with a Thermoquad up top, and a 727 Slap Stick, only a little metal work, paint, tires, top, and floor mats were required to bring it up to the same condition it was in when it left the factory. Earle certainly got what he paid for!
Big RedWho: Leroy LaneWhere: Chesapeake, VirginiaWhat: '66 Plymouth Sport FuryFine Print: Mr. Leroy Lane of Chesapeake, Virginia, reports that the parts for his '66 Sport Fury were pretty hard to find, but with some perseverance and more than a little help from friend Brian Crawford, he obviously got it together. Legendary supplied the upholstery for the expansive interior, while the low-deck 383 was bolstered with an MP 484/284 cam, 906 heads, an Edelbrock manifold and carb, headers, and Flowmaster mufflers. Power is fed through a TCI 727 trans and converter to a 3.91 Sure Grip packing 831/44-inch rearend.