Mopars Of The Month Archive - July 1998:
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Mopars Featured In July 1998:
Above: 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner 440 6 pack by Bunky & Karen. Here's the whole story on my car- we're a little proud- could you tell? I sold my 68 396 350hp chevelle before getting married & pouted for a long time until we finally decided to buy another musclecar. I wanted a Hurst olds but being 21 no salesmen took me seriously. We left the dealership & made a wrong turn. I then saw a 691/2 Hemi orange 440 6pk 4spd roadrunner in the Plymouth showroom with the hood on it's roof. I yelled I want that! Not knowing anything about mopars. We bought it & had a blast with it until 73 when the gas crunch & insurance made me sell it for $1250. I then bought it back for $1000 & resold it for $1250 again! A friend bought it but lost the hood to a gravel truck & dumped the 3x2bbls. He sold it to his sister & I lost it. I have wanted another since then. I had been hit by a drunk driver in 92 & just had my 6th surgery on my lower back leaving me disabled able to walk but I must rest often & am at home always. In the hospital my daughter's new boyfriend brought in a picture of a 69 440 Road Runner 383 body with transplanted 440 plus an original Aluminum Edelbrock manifold & 3- 2bbls- the works. I , being on medication from the surgery, bought it there & then for $5000.It was to have been rebuilt with great motor etc. After I got out I saw the beast- rusted rockers, ugly Grey sparkle paint etc. The motor started but blew the breathers off because of the junk heads & needed 1 piston. The boyfriend left & I was stuck with it. I then started the resto. Here's what we had to do & buy. : 4:88 gears, 727 built tranny & converter & Hurst shifter, , rebuilt the 440 .30 over with correct 6pk 10.1-1 pistons, go thru the carbs, new Crane 509 cam & lifters, balance & polish the whole motor, Headers- wrapped & flowmasters with 3" all the way back. New Harwood correct glass scoop hood, repaired the body & painted it Hemi Orange with blk top- Just like the old one I had. MSD ign + rev limiter, shift lite & Accell supercomp monster tack. Thats about it after 5 years I drove it out last week! Whew! I'm gonna rest for a while.
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