1965 Plymouth Satellite Drag Car Build/Restoration Floor Pan Progress 2

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1965 Plymouth Satellite Convertible 426
For 1965 the Plymouth Satellite became a separate model, available as a coupe and convertible only. With a base 273 cid V8 as standard it was available with the full range of Chrysler V8 engines all the way to the 426 cid rated at 365 horsepower and a rubber burning 470 foot pounds of torque.. With a relatively light weight for a convertible of 3,325 pounds for the convertible and 125 less for the coupes, these were the Luxury Muscle cars of 1965. These cars were the precursor of the Plymouth Road Runner that was to come. With only 1,860 convertibles built in 1965 these cars were rare when new, 52 years later are though after by collectors, and who knows how many of the 426 cars survived. This car is absolutely a head turner and I would love to have one in my collection. "Set the Way-Back machine to 1965 Mr. Peabody." I had the honor of driving this particular car and to be honest the restoration was a little too authentic. The engine settled to a lopeping idle with just enough rumble from the Exhaust to let you know this car is special. The acceleration was breath taking and I had to be careful to not light up the tires at every stab of the accelerator. Today's cars are so well behaved that the you can feel the twisting forces at work when you step on the accelerator hard, you feel the car squat towards the left rear and you feel the front right rise to the air. You know if it had enough traction those front wheels would lift off the ground. When these cars were new I was firmly entrenched in driving European cars that were completely the opposite in the dynamics and handling, light, nimble, precise and slow in comparison to the brutal power of the american V8 cars. The steering and response of the cars of this period was leisurely and dead in feel. Disc brakes were just becoming an option in some cars. The interstate hi-way system was almost finished and america was legally cruising at 70 mph gas was 22 cents a gallon. There is no question that this car is fast, there is no question that this and other cars of the period need more to stop with the tiny drum brakes it came equipped with.





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1965 Plymouth Satellite Super Stock Drag Car Build/Restoration
After a little over 2 months of tearing down, this rusted beauty is ready to be built up....more to come as progress is made. I welcome your comments, as long as they're not too bad.




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