NZV8TV Ep 10 - 900hp Hemi-powered Plymouth Road Runner, drag racing, GM car club - part 2
More at http://www.v8.co.nz. This weeks feature car is straight from the cover of NZV8s 50th issue, a 900hp Hemi-powered Road Runner. Immaculate in every way and about as powerful as street cars come, this is one feature car that you won't want to miss. NZV8 Magazine editor Todd Wylie is on hand, and goes over the car pointing out exactly what makes a cover car worthy.
Young Achievers: Last week we bought you the country's fastest 21 year old, this week its the fastest 24 year old - Morice McMillin and his Chev powered Funny Car.
Event: If you prefer a bit of a slower pace, we attended the GM Car Club's annual show to check out a few rides and find out what the GM Club is all about.
1969 Roadrunner Show Car
1969 Plymouth Roadrunner
If you have paid any attention to Barrett Jackson, Mecum and the other
nationally acclaimed auctions you have probably noticed that you can't go
wrong with a mopar. These cars are EXTREMELY popular and continue to just
become more rare as time goes on. Of them the Plymouth Roadrunner is a
body style that never fails to draw a crowd. The 1969 Roadrunner you see
here delivers that classic muscle car look of the 60s but is fully loaded
with all the best components you can find. The "official" restoration was
done between 2000 and 2003 but the car is continually worked on, updated
and upgraded. The body is very straight and topped with some of the nicest
pearl Burgundy paint you have ever seen. It was a custom blend of House of
Kolor Candy Apple Wild Cherry with Red Ice and Pearl which all works
together to create one of the deepest paint jobs around. The hood is
painted Gloss Black with White Ice and pearl and was just as cleanly done
as the rest. Everything was clear coated 4 times for the perfect finish!
That combined with the perfect chrome gives you a car that never stops
shining! All of the stainless trim is mounted cleanly and shines just as
well. The glass is all good and has a nice dark tint that just adds to the
tough look of this classic. On the passenger side and driver side window
you will find custom Roadrunner graphics that were very nicely etched into
the glass. It has a great stance with the slight rake that looks perfect.
It rides around on polished Cragar SS wheels with fresh tires.
The beauty of this classic doesn't stop with the exterior so pull off the
hood and check out the very nicely done 440 CI motor. If the paint and
body don't grab their attention the engine sure will. It was all
professionally built and was bored .30 over and honed for Jegs Plasma Molly
Rings. It also utilizes Jegs forged speed Pro pistons and rods. Other
high performance components include the Crower solid lifters, roller
rockers, and full race cam. The heads have a 5 angle valve job and were
ported, polished, and matched prior to being installed. They are a 67
close chambered to run unleaded gasoline. Topping it all off is a very
clean Edelbrock finned air cleaner which sits atop the dual Edelbrock
Performer series 600 AFB. Under these you will find the Edelbrock mini
high rise intake manifold. Other important features under the hood include
a Holley "red" electric fuel pump, MSD 6 series electronic ignition, MSD
distributor, MSD high performance blaster 2 coil, all Cool Flex hoses, and
Optima gel battery. The car has the sound to match the looks which is
provided by the Doug Thorley headers and 3" X tube dual Exhaust into dual Flowmaster single chamber
mufflers. To handle the power a beefed up 727 automatic transmission with
3500 RPM TCI torque converter is in place. The suspension system utilizes
high jacker air shocks with leaf springs and chrome traction bars in rear.
The interior of the car was all custom finished out but utilizes the
original style dash. It along with the doors were painted using the same
gloss Black as the hood. The dual high back bucket seats are nicely
covered in Black and have custom embroidered Roadrunners on the headrests.
In between these is a fully custom center console to house the B&M mega
ratchet style shifter and extra gauges/switches. An after market AM/FM/CD
player has been added which provides a great sound. The polished Grant
steering wheel is nicely mounted to the column and uses an after market
power steering system.
Other very cool custom features include the hood scoop LED lights and added
PA system for the Roadrunner at car shows. There are only so many ways to
put it...THIS IS ONE AWESOME MUSCLE CAR!
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440 Road Runner Vs 426 Hemi Challenger
This video was filmed in summer of 1999 and I was 20 years old. In this
video,I was driving my fathers 1969 440 Road Runner and I was paired up
against 1970 426 Hemi Challenger in a heads-up race (no handicap start).
The guy driving the Hemi Challenger was a national champion and the
challenger was also a national record holder for its class. The two cars
ran side by side all the way down the track and in the end I beat him with
a 7.13 to his 7.12. Thats right, I ran slower and beat him...the reason I
won was because I had a perfect .500 reaction time. I tree'd him like it
was nobody's business (only kiddin). Enjoy!!!
1971 Plymouth Road Runner 440 6 Pack For Sale
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This is a true 1971 Plymouth Roadrunner 440 6 pack V-code car, born with an
air grabber hood! This rare Mopar has been completely restored and was
given away as a prize at a Michigan casino. The previous owner had the car
for three years. He completely rebuilt the rear axle and suspension.
The engine is a date code correct car but does not match the VIN on the
car. All other numbers do match. VIN and Fender Tag decoding information is
at the bottom of this ad.
440 V8 7.2L Engine - Less than 2,000 Miles on Rebuild
Six Barrel Carburetor Set Up
727 3-Speed Torqueflite Transmission
Sure-Grip Rear End with 3.23:1 Gear Ratio
Axle was just Rebuilt
Power Front Disc Brakes, Rear Drum
New Brake Lines
K&N Air Filter
Functional Air Grabber
Brand New Exhaust System
New Gas Tank
Beautiful Orange Paint
Air Grabber Hood
Gorgeous Chrome Bumpers
Body was Skim Coated During Restoration
Doors Fit and Operate Properly
Door Lips and Jambs are Clean and Solid
Beautiful Stainless Trim
Solid and Straight Quarters
Trunk is Solid and Clean
Spare Tire, Jack and Lug Wrench
Undercarriage is Painted Body Color
Frame is Solid and Clean
Rockers and Pinch Welds are Clean
Goodyear Eagle GT Tires -- 225/70/15 Front, 255/70/15 Rear
Beautiful Black Interior
Wood Grain Details on Gauge Panel and Console
Gauges are Beautiful
Dash Pad is in Great Shape
Factory AM Radio is Inoperable
Seatbelts Front and Back
Headliner Fits Tight Across
Carpet is in Great Shape
Beautiful Door Panels
VIN & Fender Tag Decoding
RM23 = Plymouth Road Runner Hardtop
V = 440 3-2BBL HP
1 = 1971
C = Jefferson, MI Assembly Plant
168397 = Serial Number
Fender Tag Decoding:
E87 = 440 3-2BBL (385 HP)
D32 = Standard Duty 727 3-Speed Automatic Torqueflite Transmission
RM23 = Plymouth Road Runner Hardtop
V = 440 3-2BBL HP
1 = 1971
C = Jefferson, MI Assembly Plant
168397 = Serial Number
EV2 = Hemi Orange Body Paint
M6X9 = Medium Class Trim Grade, Vinyl Bucket Seats, Black
TX9 = Black Upper Door Frame
121 = January 21, 1971
149423 = Vehicle Order Number
EV2 = Hemi Orange Roof Paint
U = U.S. Build Specs
A04 = Basic (Radio) Group: Power Brakes, Left Hand Outside Chrome Mirror,
3- Speed/Variable Speed Wipers, Power Steering
A87 = Road Runner Décor Group: Wheel Lip Moldings, Rear Bumper Tape, Hood
Performance Treatment, Deluxe Steering Wheel
B41 = Front Disc Brakes w/Std 10" Rear Drum Brakes
B51 = Power Brakes
C16 = Console w/Woodgrain Panel
C55 = Front Bucket Seats
G33 = Left Hand Outside Remote Chrome Racing Mirror
J25 = 3-Speed/Variable Speed Wipers
M21 = Drip Rail Moldings
N41 = Dual Exhaust
N96 = Carb Fresh Air Package
R11 = AM Music Master Radio
V21 = Hood Performance Treatment
END = End of Sales Codes
1 of 14,218 1971 Road Runners
1 of 246 440 6-Pak 1971 Road Runners
1 of 109 Automatic 440 6-Pak 1971 Road Runners
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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:
NZV8TV Ep8 - Trans Am Jaguar XKR, V8 Merc, Chev Camaro, House of Kolor - part 1
More at http://www.v8.co.nz
On Track: Kevin Boveys Trans Am spec Jaguar XKR GT1 car, as seen in NZV8
Issue 41. Kevin built the car from the ground up, and although we arent
usually too fond of Euros the car has to be seen to be believed.
Speaking of Euros, we found a V8 powered Mercedes doing laps with the
Production Muscle Cars class at Pukekohe.
Its low, loud, tubbed and blown its Tony Etheridges Camaro. The word extreme doesnt
really describe this car. Without doubt the Camaro is one of the wildest
street cars the country has ever seen.
Kandy My Car: The founder of House Of Kolor paint is on his way to NZ and
while he's here he's going to custom paint a car.
69 440 Road Runner Drag Race 9 seconds
Here is a video of me running my fathers 1969 Road Runner against a 1970
Dart. These are both race cars and are equiped with race engines. The Dart
is running a 416 cid stroker small block mopar...fully ported (by hughes
engines), 600" solid cam, 11:1 compression. Has fiber glass front end and
The 1969 Runner is running a 493 cid Block Stroker mopar. Fully ported (by
KTR Racing engines) Edelbrock heads, .700" Solid Roller cam, 14:1
compression. Has Fiber glass fenders and hood. Doors are steel and the
glass wind shield remains. 3200LBS.
(this is the first pass that the Road Runner made with its 493 cid
engine... there is more there after tuning).
Plymouth Road Runner Concept
Ressurection of a muscle car legend. Plymouth Road Runner Design Concept
for 2011 by designer Michael Leonhard. www.michael-leonhard.com
NZV8TV Ep 10 - 900hp Hemi-powered Plymouth Road Runner, drag racing, GM car club - part 1
More at http://www.v8.co.nz. This weeks feature car is straight from the
cover of NZV8s 50th issue, a 900hp Hemi-powered Road Runner. Immaculate in
every way and about as powerful as street cars come, this is one feature
car that you won't want to miss. NZV8 Magazine editor Todd Wylie is on
hand, and goes over the car pointing out exactly what makes a cover car
Young Achievers: Last week we bought you the country's fastest 21 year old,
this week its the fastest 24 year old - Morice McMillin and his Chev
powered Funny Car.
Event: If you prefer a bit of a slower pace, we attended the GM Car Club's
annual show to check out a few rides and find out what the GM Club is all
2000 HP Dodge Charger Hemi - Mirror Image Turbo
Film by Nelson Racing Engines on BIGJACKturbo
NRE's Tom Nelson shows us the new Maximus Supercar from Nelson Supercars.
Its an amazing car build. Tom Nelson has been moving to a new much larger
facility the last few months. He hopes to have more time to make more
videos than he has had recently. The new building has a paint shop, polish
shop, engine assembly shops,parts shop, shipping department, and Supercar
area. For more info go to http://NelsonRacingEngines.com. and
http://NelsonSupercars.com. For help with your product marketing go to
Test Driving 1969 Plymouth Road Runner 383 V8 4 BBL Four Speed
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I thought you'd like a look at this 1969 Plymouth Road Runner in action.
It's powered by a 383 V8, with an Edelbrock intake, 4 BBL carb, coated
headers, and Air Grabber induction. All the power is being funneled through
a hurst shifted four-speed manual back to an 8 3/4 rear. This car runs out
strong and it's in absolutely immaculate condition. It's as clean in the
engine bay and underneath the car as it is on the outside. The interior
looks showroom new as well. This car is a proven show winner as well. I hop
you find it interesting....thanks for watching!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St Charles, Missouri
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
1968 Plymouth Road Runner
Rare factory "J" code Hemi Road Runner, 23,000 original miles, completely
restore in 2006, Magazine feature car, Show Quality black paint, factory
toupee vinyl interior, era correct 426 ci Hemi engine, Hemi 4 speed manual
transmission, dual quads, factory intake & Exhaust manifolds, Mopar electronic ignition,
Mopar radiator with shroud, factory bench seat, factory in-dash tach, am
radio, Flowmaster dual Exhaust with
chrome tips, factory Dana 40 4.11 Sure Grip rear end, S/S springs,
255/60R15 BF Goodrich Radial TA rear tires, 215/70R15 fronts, 15" Mopar
steel wheels, Documented Restoration, Collector Quality Mopar Muscle!