Altered wheelbases on the street
A brief shakedown cruise in Steve's Nova and Mr. Rich's Mopar that was
finished just minutes before. You'll have to excuse the video, I was
driving a stick car alone while shooting!
1969 Plymouth Valiant Sleeper Car
any questions, dudes?
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.
1965 Dodge Coronet AFX Altered Wheelbase Gasser Hot Rod Hemi Match Bash Drag Race Street Legal1
1965 AFX Altered Wheelbase Gasser Hot Rod Hemi Match Bash Drag Race Street
One of Rich Lefebvre's Altered Wheelbase cars - GOLD RUSH
1965 Dodge Coronet A/FX Tribute of a 1965 Dodge Coronet funny car. Built by
Richard Lefebvre AKA "Mr. Rich the Performance King," it is part of a
growing movement known as Match Bash. Match Bashers are essentially Hemi
Super Stock Replica cars that have been sent to the funny farm for
altered-wheelbase surgery. Built from original A/FX plans and dimensions.
Every detail is period correct. All body mods are invisible and flawlessly
executed. An original Coronet grille was modified to accept a vintage
3-gallon Moon tank.
Well sorted turn key awesome fun hot rod
Street legal, currently registered and inspected
511 ci vintage Hemi block and heads, approx 650+ HP
Professionally machined and freshened engine, all new bearings and valve
10.5:1 compression runs on 93 pump gas, runs and sounds awesome
Full roller motor, roller camshaft, Indy roller rockers
Manley rods, billet crank
Milodon oiling system
Modified Hilborn fuel injection system
Modern EFI that only looks antique by Simple Digital Solutions
727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic manual shift
Narrowed Dana 60 rear packing new 4.11 gears, brand new posi unit, gears,
Super stock springs
Vintage front tires, front end just aligned
Radir dragster DOT grooved cheater slicks 10" x 15's
Detailing is authentic and execution first rate
Featured Cover car in April, 2007 issue of Mopar Muscle:
Build pictures and much more: photobucket.com/AFXGoldRush
Hot Rod article featuring the builder Mr. Rich:
Hot Rod article on another Mr. Rich car:
Video of car: youtube.com/watch?v=gCjo9r6z6GU
More cool related websites:
Very special and unique car. It has been my passion for 5+ years. I went
completely through the car to make it my own and to make sure it is 100%
and well tuned and sorted. It is turn key and ready to enjoy. ***No
Drag raced it 1 x on 1/4 mile and 2 x on 1/8 mile - just for fun but it is
super fast. Mostly take it to local cruise nights and car shows, I drive
it to work on nice days, and I took it to Carlisle several times. It won
1st place at the Carlisle Mopar weekend fun field!
Well sorted and in excellent condition, turn key and enjoy! Street legal,
registered and inspected. Pump gas. Needs nothing.
I just had engine freshened with all new bearings, rings (stock bore) had
the heads done over, brand new 3500 stall converter and 4.11 gears (more
street friendly than the 4.56's it had).
I also had a custom 3" Exhaust system
installed with cross over and tailpipes. New Mopar dual batteries.
Literally less than 10 miles on all new parts - still breaking it in.
When we tore down the engine we were shocked to find a top fuel billet
crank. We upgraded to Indy roller rockers to match the roller cam.
Super cool car it is the hit of any show.
The interior is period correct racer with vintage seats, full dash and roll
bar, but no carpet or door panels.
Storm Warning Altered Wheelbase 1965 Nova 396 Engine Start-Up and Maiden Voyage!
Watch as we fire-up the Joe Sherman Racing 396 in our 1965 Altered
Wheelbase Nova "Storm Warning", and then take her for a Maiden Voyage
through the neighborhood! Today is March 9, 2010 and we started this
project 1 year, 8 months and 29 days ago! You can see the entire story,
from start to finish, at www.alteredwheelbasenova.com! Funny Cars Forever!