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A "GREAT car": '69 Plymouth Road Runner 440

 
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May 22, 2007 20:35 |  #1

There are a lot of "Great cars" at the meets that I go to. But only a few "GREAT cars."

My definition:
1. Gotta be a MOPAR! (OK, so Usually) ;)
2. FAST!
3. Driveable on the street, which after all, is what they were built for. I make exceptions for all our track-only cars, though. If the motor is only good for 6 seconds a run...
4. Looks great! But not a "Trailer Queen" with chrome rotors that have no scuff marks, no matter how much they cost. Aardvarks are interesting to look at too, but limited purpose & certainly not great? :D
5. Sounds great! There's nothing like a nice cam lope as it idles by?

Dennis's '69 Plymouth Road Runner stands out from the crowd of merely "Great cars" & instantly became one of my favorites.

The glassy black paint has very subtle purple ghost flames that didn't show well in the late light. It has a .030" over 440 motor with a 6:71 blower. In street trim with the .613" lift cam, it puts out about 800bhp & will turn 10s in the quarter mile, even though it weighs 3,900 pounds. I say "about 800bhp" since he's added $1,500 worth of carbs & it hasn't been dynoed lately.
But wait! Tucked in behind the passenger seat is a nitrous bottle that adds about 200bhp more! (For that emergency run to the store before the game starts.)

It has a 727 manual shift auto trans with a 3800 stall converter, & a Dana 60 4.88 rear end. Gas mileage on the street is 4mpg. Dennis has had it for 9 years & says he's built it, rebuilt it, & is still rebuilding it now.
He drives it about 1,000 miles a year.

So far, & probably for some time after, its my "Car of the Year!" I think I'll use the motor for the cover shot in my "Detroit Iron" book.

This is Dennis, as nice a guy as you'd ever meet!
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May 22, 2007 20:35 |  #2

Does his expression say,"OMG, Lookitt that!" ;D

IMAGE: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/PhotosGuy/Temporary%20Cars%2007/69-RoadRun-440-Dennis_0216.jpg?t=1179882175

I played with this one a bit.

IMAGE: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/PhotosGuy/Temporary%20Cars%2007/69-RoadRun-440-Dennis-2_0216.jpg?t=1179882200

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Too much anticipation for this one!

IMAGE: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/PhotosGuy/Temporary%20Cars%2007/69-RoadRun-440-Dennis_0220.jpg?t=1179882313

IMAGE: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/PhotosGuy/Temporary%20Cars%2007/69-RoadRun-440-Dennis_0221.jpg?t=1179882334

Rear wheels look funky! Gotta stop using the wide angle for these.

IMAGE: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/PhotosGuy/Temporary%20Cars%2007/69-RoadRun-440-Dennis_0222.jpg?t=1179882362

Ghost flames.
http://img.photobucket​.com …nis_0211.jpg?t=​1179882423 (external link)

What's that hiding behind the passenger seat?
http://img.photobucket​.com …nis_0213.jpg?t=​1179882456 (external link)

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May 22, 2007 22:14 |  #3

Holy Smoke is that street legeal?? if it is He gotta have a gas tanker in tow.
barley make it to the next service station.
By the Way Great shot now that real black.


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May 23, 2007 00:20 |  #4

very nice


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May 23, 2007 07:45 |  #5

Holy Smoke is that street legal??

It is, except for the great sounding exhaust, but generally the police turn a "deaf ear" to them. It's Detroit, after all, & things like no wipers are ignored. In some areas, like the East side, they've been known to not officially see the occasional 1/8 mile run, too!

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...real black.

Yeah, I just love the way that black looks, & this paint job is as smooth as black glass.

Thanks for the comments! I'm sure that he'll appreciate them.


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May 24, 2007 10:04 |  #6

awesome car, awesome pics

look at the size of that blower!


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May 24, 2007 10:18 |  #7

Pfft. My RAM 250 Conversion Van will easily outrun it....distance per tank that is.


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May 24, 2007 16:43 |  #8

Nice pics and an AWESOME car!! :)

The last two look just a tad overexposed (on my monitor). Not as black as the others. Still nice though! :)


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May 24, 2007 18:15 as a reply to  @ black_z's post |  #9

:cool:

the expression on the man's and the child's face is priceless in #1 shot, and he didn't even see the pictures
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May 24, 2007 21:11 |  #10

Holy Smoke is that street legeal??

I can't imagine those slicks are!! :D


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May 24, 2007 22:17 |  #11

I can't imagine those slicks are!!

See post #5. If it started raining, I'd think seriously about taking a cab home!
Maybe this one?"Notice that he's parked next to it in the 1st shot? It doesn't hurt to plan ahead for rain! :D

...distance per tank that is.

:D

Thanks for the comment Marie, & everyone else.


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May 24, 2007 22:24 |  #12

So I was actaully trying to find a moderator to Pm, and found this thread. Awesome! I was in Michigan like years ago and visited that very car yard! (at least it looks the same, is it in or near Rochester Hills?) Love that car BTW.




  
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May 25, 2007 07:07 as a reply to  @ Sweedishcarrot01's post |  #13

Nice pics....I had to go back and look at the engine pic, I missed the NOS lines the first time I looked. I bet it sounded nice when he left. Rod


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May 25, 2007 19:40 |  #14

Gotta ask, the background on the "I played with this one a bit" shot, how do you do that? Oh, and nice shots plus nice car.




  
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May 25, 2007 20:39 |  #15

Photoguy, WOW, GREAT SHOTS of my car!!!!!! It looks better in the pix than in real !! Thanks to all for the GREAT replies... I would like to get together with you to take more photos of my car for myself. Let me know if you would be intrested???? THANKS!!! DENNIS




  
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