"When we left the Division 1 points at Connecticut Dragway--the last race of the year, we didn't know we had won the division championship.--Ed Miller

Fast Facts

1965 Plymouth A990 of Miller & Gunther
Don and Mary Lee Fezell
Dubois, Pennsylvania

Mopar Power

  • Engine: Don needed a motor that was right for his restoration and went to the source - Ed Miller himself. Using the tricks from back in 1967, Ed built the replication around a 1964 Hemi block like he had used, adding period parts (not much was allowed to be changed in Super Stock yet) and a Comp Cams cam and lifter package. Like most of Don vintage racecars, it is at the real compression ratio and sounds just like the original did.
  • Transmission: This one has an 833, and is one of only three, four-speed A990 package cars known to still exist in that form. Miller also rebuilt this unit for Don.
  • Rear: One SureGrip Dana 60 with a 4.56 ring; dumping the clutch mandated it. It was gone through as well.

Sure Grip

  • Suspension: The car retains its original-style Hemi rear springs, as well as vintage Hurst shocks. Don has raced since the 1960s, and maintains that level of aftermarket technology on his restorations.
  • Brakes: Stock brakes, plus a Hurst LineLoc
  • Wheels/Tires: Cragar wheels 15x3 front, 15x7 on the rear give the right look. For rubber, it's a set of super-rare Stahl front 7.10X15, with M&H 11x30 rear stickies.

High Impact

  • Paint/Body: Originally, the color was copper; this was the base when the racing paint was restored by Bob Carpin of Burndale, Pennsylvania. The replication of the original lettering was carefully done by hand, courtesy Terry Imler of Altoona, Pennsylvania.
  • Interior: The inside is still all original except for carpet and headliner.