Over the winter of 2007/2008, Big Red Ram was torn down and rebuilt. The
three year old 540 came out in favor of a pretty radical 580CI. The
transmission was freshen -- and the clutch was just redone prior to the
last race of last season. A new rear chunk, spool, and gears were bought
and set up, and the old one put in the trailer as a spare. Actually there's
a new transmission and shifter on order -- but it isn't in yet. We'll swap
that in and and make some bigger headers mid season.
This is the video of the motor getting fired up after put in the car.
Tomorrow, some loose ends will get finished and the car put on the ground
to get aligned and the wheelie bars installed. The day after we'll take it
to the track.
Plymouth Belvedere 1965 Drag racing
NSRA drag racing at Shakespeare County Raceway, Stratford-On-Avon, UK 13-14
Sep 2008. 1965 Plymouth Belevedere drag car owned by Jim Chandler runs a
9.7 second quarter mile at 127mph end speed while really just testing (and
a very smoky burn-out as well)