Fast & Furious 4: The Cars and Trucks
FAST & FURIOUS COVERAGE @ INSIDELINE.COM:
Opens Friday, April 3!!!
In the movie business, cars are expendable. They're not respected, nowhere
near cherished, subject to abuse and constantly thrashed. It doesn't matter
if the cars are Ferraris or Ford Crown Vics, the job of any vehicle in a
movie is to tell the story effectively — even if it must be destroyed in
order to do so. And in a movie like Fast & Furious (opening April 3) the
cars do a lot of storytelling. We should know; we went behind the scenes.
In October of 2007, Dennis McCarthy was hired as the picture car
coordinator for Fast & Furious, and after leasing a 60,000-square-foot shop
in Southern California's San Fernando Valley and hiring a staff of
mechanics and fabricators, he got started building the 240 or so cars that
would be needed for the production — to portray about a dozen on-screen
cars tied to a character. After all, duplicates were needed of every car to
ensure the production never had to slow down; to perform specific stunts;
and to be wrecked in the most spectacular way possible.
Using documentation from the production's picture car department and
in-person interviews with McCarthy and his hard-working team of
fabricators, Inside Line has created the most comprehensive guide to this
year's hottest movie cars. Here it is: Inside Line's guide to the cars and
trucks of Fast & Furious.
900hp 1972 Dodge Challenger OO...OO
~ Engine = 1977 440 out of an RV .
~ 440 block is bored .030 over to 4.350" ..
~ Stroked to 500 cubic inches using 4.15" stroke..
~ 6.760" I-Beam rods with ARP 12pt cap bolts..
~ 1/2 inch main girdle integrated with BCR billet main caps..
~ ARP studs with 12pt nuts..
~ Ross Racing billet pistons, dished - 32cc's for a 8.7:1 compression ratio
~ Edelbrock Performer RPM Heads with 84cc chambers...
~ Comp Cams Hydraulic Roller Cam .550 lift with 214 degrees lobe
~ Custom built blow-thru Holley carb with Boost referenced fuel pressure regulator.
~ 1000 gph fuel pump.
~ Methanol Injection
~ F1 Procharger @ ? PSI
~ Currently revs to 6,500 rpm..
~ MSD 6-BTM
Wheels = Vintage Wheel Works V48 - 17 X 8 Front. . . 17 X 12 Rear
Tires = Nitto NTO1 245/45/17 Fronts with 315/35/17 Rears..
Brakes = Wilwood 13inch cross/drilled slotted rotors ... 4 piston calipers
front & rear..
Transmission= Rebuilt Torqueflight A-727 with Kevlar clutches... and
retuned front + rear shift bands...
Suspension mods are coming soon ///
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