Hemi Under Glass Last Ride
After 39 years at the wheel of one of the most famous and unusual cars in
drag racing, the Hemi Under Glass, Bob Riggle decided to hang it up.
We were there to capture the last runs of this iconic car and the driver
who thrilled crowds at drag strips all over the country.
Dyno pulls - Lee Sicilio's Hemi Daytona Landspeed car
Car holds a number of records in "Classic" category at Bonneville. Current
engine is a 498 CID Ray Barton Hemi with FAST XFI injection.
These are the last two pulls to verify AFR and ignition at 7000+rpm before
heading to Bonneville later this year, trying for a record in the
Although we were not logging horsepower on these loaded
pulls (not important) - the engine made 930 hp on Barton's Superflow engine
Special thanks to import tuner Steve Kan, who allowed us to use his
facility in Fort Worth!
F.A.S.T. Hemi 4 speed in car camera. Mopar GTX vs. Road Runner Drag Race
In car video of Joel Nystroms Hemi 4 speed 67 GTX as he battles Factory
Appearing Stock Tire Champion Dave Dudek. Tires on the GTX are stock G70-14
bias plys, that went up in smoke on the 1-2shift
Here is a veiw of the same run from the outside:
132912 / 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/9qhecvo
This 1970 'Cuda convertible is a nicely done Hemi 'Cuda tribute with a few
cool custom touches.
The bodywork is really nicely done, and if there have been any panel
replacements, the work is invisible. The Hemi Orange paint is vivid, and
looks great on the great 'Cuda curves, especially with the black hockey
sticks out back. There's something about Hemi Orange that seems to really
show off the panel alignment, because this car and the last orange Road
Runner, both of which are exceptionally well-assembled, look killer under
the bright lights in the photo booth. Hours and hours must have been spent
on getting the finish into shape, with color sanding and buffing to make it
show quality. This is one great looking car.
As a Hemi 'Cuda tribute, there was already a vintage era-correct Hemi
living under the hood, and a lot of guys would have been happy with the 500
or so horsepower
it was generating. However, when this car showed up, they decided it needed
more, so they made a call to Indy Cylinder Head and ordered up a F.A.S.T.
programmable fuel injection system, a custom roller camshaft that's matched
to the injection setup, and an MSD ignition system. That Shaker hood scoop
needed to be functional, so they created a custom base for it, and now it
feeds the fuel injection system just as it fed a pair of carburetors four
decades ago. The block got a coat of Hemi Orange paint (what else?), while
the valve covers were covered in traditional black wrinkle as original, and
the red plug wires really pop against that black background. A massive
aluminum Be Cool radiator effortlessly keeps temperatures under control,
and the entire engine bay has been dressed up with polished billet
accessories like the dual master cylinder and battery hold down. New wiring
works in conjunction with an Optima gel cell battery to ensure that
everything works as it should.
To fully bring the big Hemi into the 21st century, it needed longer legs on
the highway. A call to Keisler secured one of their Stage II programmable
A41 4-speed automatic transmissions. Built by Keisler and including their
machined bell housing and tail shaft, it's up to the challenge of
transmitting the Hemi's horsepower, and also gives
the car a deep overdrive for easy cruising and plenty of top speed. Out
back, an 8.75-inch rear carries 3.55 gears on a Sure Grip, which makes the
most of the transmission's well-spaced ratios. To firm up the feel,
sub-frame connectors were added to the tub, the suspension was fully
rebuilt using components from XV, including adjustable racing shocks,
tubular control arms, fat sway bars, and adjustable strut rods. A Firm Feel
steering box telegraphs the signals to the steering wheel without a filter,
and massive disc brakes from SSBC with color-matched calipers live at all
four corners. The ceramic-coated long tube headers are absolutely
astounding works of art, and feed a massive dual Exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers and
correct tips exiting through the valence panel. Out back, a new aluminum
gas tank with high-pressure in-tank pump delivers the high octane through
thick braided stainless lines. Wheels are 17-inch Centerlines wearing
235/45/17 front and 255/50/17 rear tires.
In the same way that the exterior is only subtly modified, the interior is
99% original equipment with the only major modification being an Alpine
stereo. The buckets, door panels, dash and console are all excellent
reproduction pieces rendered in black vinyl, which looks awesome against
that Hemi Orange paint. The gauges were all rebuilt, and they resisted the
urge to hang a big tachometer from the dashboard or steering column,
keeping the factory styling intact. Overhead, there's a black convertible
top that was installed by RK Motors Charlotte's own upholstery shop, and it
fits as well as any I've ever seen on a 'Cuda. And in front of the driver,
you'll find a great looking reproduction steering wheel.
With smart upgrades like the fuel injection and transmission, this Cuda
drives like a 2011 Barracuda might, while retaining the classic good looks
that are the reason why these cars remain so popular
DRAG RACING WHEN IT WAS FUN!
Five minute promo from the full length video available through Jim Amos'
Bee On Video. Drag Racing action from the 1960s at various drag strips:
Pocono Drag Lodge, Pocono Raceway, Kel-Rica, Wind Gap, Vargo, Numidia,
Island, Forty Fort, Maple Grove, Tri Cities. The full length video is fully
narrated unlike this promo clip which only includes car sounds.
CMW Motorsports Blown 426 Hemi
CMW Motorsports blown 426 hemi powered by these great companies AEM Fuel
Management,BDS 8-71 Supercharger,CMW Oil
Company, Eibach Valve Springs,K1,NGK Spark Plugs,Rocketbrand Fuels,Total
Seal Piston Rings
Real Barn Find 1965 Mustang Fastback A/FX Gasser Viral
I put the word viral to gain views,,,,HEAR THE CAR RUN @ 2:40 This x drag
race car was snug for 32 years in the basement of a farm house outside of
Albany. A close friend and track official at Lebanon Valley dragstrip told
me about this car at the end of the 2011 season. So I went to see it. I
bought it instantly. I have been slowly making the car useable since I
bought it. The body and frame of the car have never seen the salt and it
has been a race car since it was new. The rear tubbing and body
work/engineering for the front leaf springs were all done in the 60's. It
saw heavy track time from 1967-77 but has been sitting un-raced since. I
would love to know the actual mileage on this car, i'm sure it would be low
and in increments of 1/4 mile :)