Go for a Spin in a 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A with 340 Sixpack Engine and 320hp
http://www.rpmcollection.com Steve Cage shows you his awesome 1970 Dodge
Challenger T/A 340 "Six Pack" muscle car in "Top Banana" yellow.
The slapstick transmission function is used only for upshifts. You manually
put it into first gear. As you accelerate - and the rpms are where you want
it - you just slap the shift lever to the right.
In order to race in the Sports Car Club of America's Trans American Sedan
Championship, Dodge built the Dodge Challenger T/A (Trans Am).
The 340 engine added a trio of two-barrel carburetors on top of an
Edelbrock intake manifold, creating the "340 Six Pack". horsepower was about 320 hp.
The engine breathed air through a suitcase sized air scoop molded into the
fiberglass hood. Dual Exhausts ran to
the stock muffler location under the trunk, then reversed direction to exit
in chrome outlets in front of the rear wheels.
XV 70 Challenger on Road Race Course
XV Motorsports '70 Challenger XV001 being wrung out on a large, fast road
race course. Car is running XV Level II Suspension, XV 14" brakes, XV 5.7
HEMI and much more. www.xvmotorsports.com
Challenger New vs. Old: Vanishing Point Revisited
"Our sole Challenger has just broken the ring of evil the deep blue meanies
have so righteously wrought — get through 'em baby, get through 'em." —
Super Soul, Vanishing Point 1971
It happens deep in the Nevada desert, just past Austin. On a long, straight
section of road with nothing to lose, our friends in the white 1970 Dodge
Challenger R/T finally put the hammer down. At once, the rawness and purity
of Kowalski's ride pulverizes the well-insulated interior of our 2008 Dodge
Challenger SRT8, shredding the peace inside the modern car's cockpit with
the same brute force Kowalski used to pierce a hole in the cool desert air
38 years ago. Even with my right foot buried, I see nothing but taillights
until they disappear into the desert.
In these few brief seconds, the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is clearly
defined by its soft edges and quiet Exhaust. Manufacturers don't let us feel cars
raw and unfiltered anymore. Hammering down a desert road with a thin-rimmed
steering wheel and pistol-grip shifter — that's raw. Four hundred and
forty cubic inches and a four-speed — that's raw. Powerslides unhampered
by electronic intervention — that's raw.
In 1970, when Kowalski drove this very road — U.S. Highway 50 through
Nevada — he felt it. And it was raw.
1970 dodge challenger
April 5th 2008. 440 bored 60 over, long tube headers with purple hornies
dumped. Tci 3 speed racing trans, 3k stall. Edelbrock aluminum heads,
weiand tunnel ram dual 600cfm holleys.