R.O.D.S Albuquerque, NM Outlaw Door Slammer Racing
Albuquerque National Dragway race video by Dorinda Holly Back Draft Racing http://www.southwestdrags.com
Albuquerque Dragway , Oct. 3rd 2009 , No Bull
Just some random footage from the event. I was there just for a bit of fun and filmed some of it.
SRT-4 vs. Plymouth Belvedere
Here's a mildly modded `04 SRT-4 Neon going up against a 383-4spd `65 Plymouth Belvedere. I have no idea who these guys are but they've got some nice cars.
133081 / 1964 Plymouth Belvedere
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/9qkc8ex Listed in Darrell Davis' book of original Max Wedge serial numbers, this car is one of only fourteen 426/4-speed Belvederes produced for the 1964 model year. If you're looking for a no-nonsense pavement pounder that's fast, raw and ready to brawl, you've found your next heavyweight! An extension of legendary designer Elwood Engel's modernist rescue of Plymouth's increasingly eccentric product line, the firm's newly downsized B-Body did almost as well on Chrysler's sale charts as it did on America's drag strips and super speedways. This particular Belvedere, a Stage III Max Wedge car sold new at Powell Plymouth in Jacksonville, Florida, was likely ordered by an aspiring racer who whipped a few people on the street and then settled into a life in the slow lane. Unlike the majority of these badass Mayflower warriors, which were purchased almost exclusively for sanctioned drag racing, this car has never had its front inner aprons cut for Exhaust headers, never had a roll cage installed, and never had its rear wheel wells tubbed for oversize drag slicks. In fact, when this Plymouth's true heritage was discovered in the late 1990s, the car had been mechanically and cosmetically transformed into an all-steel, 90,000 mile slushbox special. Naturally its enlightened savior knew he had something special, so he began a frame-off restoration by welding in new floorpans from a clean donor car and hanging new quarters from a high quality aftermarket supplier. Next, when a trademark aluminum front end was finally located, it was re-skinned, thoroughly worked, and perfectly aligned with its new body. And finally, after much parts research and even more parts searching, a wet-looking coat of correct Chrysler code P Ruby Red paint was buried in a thick clearcoat shell that shines like a trophy on race day! Gently lift this Plymouth's Ruby Red hood and you'll find an date-correct Max Wedge V8 that wears an authentic 2406730-1 casting number, a December (12) 10th (10) of 1963 (03) date stamp, and a 1964 V-series (V) Maximum Performance (MP) High Compression (HC) 426 cubic inch (426) engine stamp. Pushing a brutal 12.5 to 1 compression, and currently Dyno-ed at 486 horsepower and 469 lb./ft. of torque, this Mopar monster has built a hard-fought reputation for being one of the best competition motors ever created. That high powered big block churns torque through a tough A833 4-speed manual transmission to an original, factory-narrowed 8.75 rear end. During the restoration that transmission, which is a correct piece that's dated slightly after the car was assembled, received new bearings, new synchros, a new clutch and pressure plate and a correct cast steel bellhousing. And that rear end, which rides below original factory frame weights, was fitted with a new Sure Grip differential and tall 4.10 gears. At the ends of that stellar drivetrain, an original torsion bar front and leaf spring rear suspension, which has been completely rebuilt from top to bottom, helps increase both drivability and track times. At the sides of that stellar drivetrain, original Max Wedge Exhaust pipes whisk spent gases to either manual dumps or factory replacement turbo mufflers. And all this first rate hardware proudly stands on a set of 14 inch body-matched steel wheels which spin fresh 205/75 Hurst radials and 215/75 Hurst cheater slicks around pristine stainless center caps. Take a look inside the car and you'll find a spacious and airy environment which has enough room to haul the whole family in comfort. Top dead center is a pair of red bench seats that are lined with new padding, stitched with NOS covers and accented by bright stainless trim. Below those seats, new black carpet does an excellent job of highlighting the car's original, and re-chromed, Hurst shifter. In front of those seats, a two-tone dash hangs a silver '49 Plymouth-inspired instrument panel next to original radio and heater deletes. And in front of the driver, a restored steering wheel spins a red rim around a pristine chrome horn ring. This aluminum-nosed Belvedere is a super cool piece of muscle car history that's easy to imagine as the focal point of a sunny 60s track day. Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome car!