Dodge Charger 1968 blown hemi
this is Nick suckow's car in September 2008 before it was stolen. If you
have any information about this dodge charger please let me know.
http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/33732019.html# Back in 1984,
high-schooler Nick Suckow bought himself a '68 Dodge Charger. He was gonna
fix it up and roar down the road. Nick was born a gearhead. A hot rod. From
the first time he drove, he drove hard. The redline was always at hand.
When he joined the Army out of high school and shipped to Germany he got
hooked on the autobahn, where you could ease over to the left lane, stomp
the foot-feed flat, and shoot, they just let you go. "Fast," Nick likes to
say, "isn't the same as reckless." All that racing around, and then life
served up a grim little joke: The day Nick Suckow wrecked - the day his
life changed forever, the last day he ever stood on his own two feet - he
was going 35 miles per hour with his seatbelt on. He'd been married two
weeks. He and his wife were on their way home from their Wisconsin
honeymoon, making the run back to Texas in Nick's Gran Prix. They were
towing a rusted-out Ford Bronco - Nick always had his eye out for a cheap
beater, and he had found one up north. On a rough stretch of road Nick
crawled in the Bronco to keep it straight. The front tire hooked a pothole.
The tie rod snapped. The seat belt broke. He landed in the ditch. The
Bronco landed on his neck. Nick says he remembers the sun in his eyes. Then
the darkness closing in. A lot of years, then. Hospitals. Home. Hospitals.
The marriage ended. Back to Wisconsin. Rehab, and more hospitals. The speed
demon, not going anywhere fast. But eventually he had them drag that
Charger out. Arranged to get it in the shop. Whenever he had a little
money, he'd get some work done. "They whittled away at it," he says. "I
told my mom, if I die, dump my ashes in the fuel tank, and I'll go down the
drag strip one last time." Seventeen years. Seventeen years of learning how
to live from the neck up. Seventeen years of whittling. Hed show you the
latest pictures - a quarter panel here, a shot of primer there, a couple
tires. He'd get down to the shop, supervise in person when he could. He
couldn't run the wrenches, but he could run the show. He'd sneak out for a
little speed fix sometimes - once a paraplegic friend strapped Nick's chair
to a motorcycle sidecar and they blew down the road, one good pair of arms
between'em. Nick says it was good to feel the wind on his face. On a sunny
day in October of 2006, Nick Suckow's pals helped him slide from one set of
wheels into another. They strapped him in the passenger side, and you could
see the anticipation on his face, even behind the mirrored shades. The car
cruised out of the lot, and then picked up speed, the blower making a Mad
Max whine as the wheels warmed to the road. After a nice easy ride, the
Charger pulled to a stop on an isolated little stretch of blacktop. There
was a quiet moment, before the driver wound that 426 fuel-injected blown
Hemi up tight. Then Nick Suckow gave the nod and went fishtailing down the
blacktop on a journey that had never really ended.
3.5 L Chrysler V6 Spark Plug Change (Magnum, Charger, Challenger)
How I changed spark plugs on a 3.5 L V6 non-transverse mounted Chrysler
engine in a SXT Magnum.
I don't usually work on Chrysler products, excuse my ignorance about how to
do this from the start. I usually work on Honda/Acura and Toyota/Lexus
products and am much, much more familiar with them.
Tools I needed (used):
15 mm open end wrench
Spark plug socket
Needle Nose Pliers
10mm open end/box end wrench
10mm deep well socket
Flat head screwdriver (common end)
Spark Plugs (NGK OEM Laser Platinum)
Feel free to ask questions or comment. I didn't call the dealership to
find out how much they would have charged. I paid $5.66 x 6 for the NGK
Plugs and a few dollars for anti-seize so it was just under $40.
Empowering individuals to fix their own vehicles with the help of someone
who has done it before.
Disclaimer: I am not responsible for damage done while working on your
vehicle. How I describe or show things is how it works for me. When I do
a job, I do it correctly and don't skimp on parts. I only buy premium
aftermarket parts or OEM parts from a dealership.
69 Charger R/T LED Tail Lights vs. Stock
Wanted to upgrade the stock incandescent lighting to LEDs. I bought the
Bayonet style thinking they would do the job but soon found out they didnt
produce "forward lighting effect". You want the light to be emitted towards
other drivers, not bouncing around your housing. So I purchased SMD LEDs. I
think SMDs are a great value for their money and then some. Each PCB has an
array of 36 LEDs in a 6x6 formation. I made mine in a rectangular formation
6 x 12. The light output is astounding. There is a section where the bulb,
LED Bayonet, and LED PCB are all lit on their own to you the luminescence.
2010 Challenger vs. 1970 Challenger
Inside Line put the 2010 Dodge Challenger in a head to head comparison with
a 1970 Hotchkis Challenger.
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Challenger R/T vs 03 Cobra
Stock 09 R/T w/ JBA Exhaust messing
around with a friends Pullied 03 Cobra.
The challenger does suprisingly well out of the hole, but it's obvious it
doesn't make the power it needs.