Fast Facts
'63 Plymouth Savoy Post Car
Bob VonSee
Fair Lawn, NJ

Mopar Power

  • Engine: Bob assembled the engine himself. A stroker 440 pumps out 500 ci. The '68 block was bored .030 over and uses JE pistons, Eagle 6.760-inch rods, and a forged 4.15-inch crankshaft from 440 Source. A Mopar Performance Purple Shaft cam has a .509-inch lift, 242-degree duration, and 110-degree lobe separation angle. Cast-iron 906 heads were mildly port matched and received bowl work. The valvetrain handles the large cam with Mopar Performance valvesprings and Crane 1.5-ratio roller rockers. The exhaust leaves the engine through 13/4-inch Hedman headers with 3-inch collectors. Bob had Mufflex fabricate a 3-inch exhaust with aluminized pipe and stainless steel MagnaFlow mufflers.
  • Fuel, Air, Spark: Providing the fuel is a pair of 625-cfm Carter carburetors. The factory intake was replaced with a high-flowing Edelbrock dual-quad manifold, and the ignition system was upgraded with a Mallory UniLite distributor.
  • Transmission: Dave Johnson rebuilt the four-speed, and it's shifted with a Hurst shifter using a pistol grip and a Ram twin-disk clutch.
  • Rearend: A beefy Chrysler 8 3/4-inch rear with 4.56 Richmond gears and Moser axles.

Sure Grip

  • Suspension: The front uses the fac-tory .810-inch torsion bars with Competi-tion Engineering 90/10 shocks. The rear has Super Stock springs, Caltrac traction bars, and 50/50 shocks.
  • Rims & Rubber: Weld Pro Stars are a proven performer at the strip and on the street, and the 15x3.5 front and 15x15 sizes mean business. They wear Mickey Thompson front runners and 33x18.5x15 Mickey Sportsmans in the rear.

High Impact

  • Paint & Body: Fantastic Auto Body sprayed the Savoy with red PPG basecoat and clearcoat 16 years ago.
  • Interior: The black carpeting was replaced with a kit from ACC. The seats were sourced from a junkyard and covered in custom grey and black velour, which also covers the door panels. An eight-point rollbar increases safety and incorporates a harness bar with five-point racing harnesses. The dash was updated with a full set of Auto Meter gauges.