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! check it out at Classical Gas Enterprises (682) 429-1010 www.classicalgasmotors.com and remember "There's A Future In The Past With Classical Gas"
1971 Plymouth Road Runner "Beep Beep"
Wow. Very nice 1971 Plymouth Road Runner clone. Powered by a built 383Cid V8 and shifted by a 727 Torqueflite 3spd automatic transmission. The black paint on this car looks like you are looking in a mirror and was finished in January 2008. Options include power steering and Foose wheels. For more information, please call 1-800-231-3616.
1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Drag Racing 572 Ci 800+ Hp (Helmet and Fender Cam)
Newest addition to Ken's fold! This 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda features a 572 cubic inch Hemi engine turning out over 800hp through a 4 speed G-Force Transmission. This was the first time out with the car so still getting the feel of things. Sponsors: www.tigertool.com & www.travelandrvcanada.com/