Episode IV - A New Hope; Rebuilding a Challenger
Pictures and a short video of two destroyed Mopars (a 1969 Charger and a
1970 Challenger) and the rebuilding of a 1971 Dodge Challenger. A lot of
problems and set backs along the way, but once the car was finished, it
was worth every second of the 15 year adventure.
1972 Dodge Challenger 340 For Sale
This Hemi Orange Numbers Matching 340 Challenger with Original miles and
727 Torqueflite Transmission is a will always attract attention. You can't
miss this bright orange 2 stage paint with Ralley Hood, Painted Ralley
stripe, and Hi-back seats. The slap-stick console interior looks like new.
Completed with Original style factory wheels, dual Exhausts, Edelbrock Carb with a spacer, Power
Brakes, Power Steering & Headers really allow this beauty to be driven and
have the power and sound you expect. After all; what fun would a quiet
Mopar Muscle car be?
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2009 Hemi Challenger & 1971 Dodge Demon 340 @ Milan Dragway Race Track HD
2009 Hemi Challenger & 1971 Dodge Demon 340 @ Milan Dragway Race Track.
Frank drove his 2009 Hemi Dodge Challenger stock 4 speed and Godfather
takes Franks 1971 Dodge Demon 340 sixpack down the strip the first pass at
Milan Dragway test & tune Sunday 10/17/2010.
Then Franks takes his Demon Mopar street machine and runs an 11:69 time at
118 MPH on pass 2
A short still photo slideshow follows and then GODFATHER takes Randy's
vintage 1964 Dodge Polara 440 red convertible down the track for a test
31pockets Drag Racing Reality TV on youtube
Godfather Racing home page
1971 Challenger R/T 440 -American Muscle Cars Palatine,IL 847 485 8449
Hands-down one of the most attention grabbing & potent cars that Chrysler
ever built! This 33,440 mile car represents one of the ultimate Dodge
muscle cars! Awesome performance wrapped up in one of the sexiest bodies
and now backed up with an ultra-powerful '71 440 Sixpack & 5-speed combo!
As fast as a Hemi without the hassles!
Gorgeous base/clear Citron Yella (Curious Yellow) paint was applied to the
frame rails, engine compartment, 440 six pack V8, pistol grip 4 speed
manual transmission,New interior, underneath of the car has been
proffessionally restored, everything is NEW!!!.
American Muscle Cars
FOR MORE PICS AND INFORMATION please click on the link below
70 Dodge Challenger on Autobahn (DE), 2
This comes closest to how I experience it.
Cam near my right eye, mic near my left ear.
Car spex; see my '70 Dodge Challenger' playlist description:
133108 / 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T
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Car culture starts where the assembly line ends. With only 71 Hemi
Challengers assembled for the 1971 model year, enthusiasts took to creating
their own versions like this awesome example. Fresh out of a frame up
restoration that restored the car to its original interior and exterior
colors, a host of upgrades make this one of the most fun Challengers to
drive and own. Ready for Hemi power? Your chariot has arrived.
While there's no doubt that Top Banana Yellow or Plum Crazy Purple suit
these cars well, there is something about GA4 Light Gunmetal Metallic that
completely transforms the personality of the car. The coat on this car has
a perfect blend of gray and blue, offering the E-body a sophisticated look
that brighter Chrysler Corporation offerings simply couldn't. The paintwork
is first rate and looks great from every angle, with accurate reflections
With no stripes, all accent work is left to the trim. Up top, a new black
vinyl top does a great job adding some contrast while chrome door handles
and chrome sport mirrors add some visual flare to the crisp body lines. An
R/T-exclusive hood rest above a stock 71-exclusive split grille while the
rear also remains in factory dress.
Between the fenders, a 426 Hemi crate engine utilizes forged aluminum
pistons, a hydraulic cam, a Holley four-barrel carb, a dual plane aluminum
intake and cast iron heads to crank out 465hp and 485lb-ft of torque. At
the front of the bay, an alternator, power steering pump and fan spin off
engine power while an aftermarket radiator keeps things cool. Factory
pieces such as a correct voltage regulator, windshield wiper motor and
wrinkled finish valve covers add some authenticity to the package.
Underneath the car, solid black floorpans and fresh hardware provide the
backdrop for an A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission which
transfers power out to the Dana 60 differential. The suspension has been
left in its original configuration with torsion bars up front and leaf
springs out back but power steering and Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes make
pushing that setup a lot more fun. At the corners, 17" Chip Foose wheels
wrapped in meaty tires complete the look.
Open the doors and a fully restored H6X9 black vinyl interior offers all
the amenities needed. Features include bucket seats, a center console, an
AM radio and a rally instrument cluster with a tachometer, electric clock
and 150mph speedometer. The interior presents and new as does the fully
restored trunk complete with a full size spare and appropriate mat.
Fully sorted and ready to cruise, this '71 Challenger is a refreshing break
from its High Impact siblings. With Hemi power, a modernized driving
experience and a classic look, you'll thank yourself with every walk to the
garage. Call, click or visit http://rkmotorscharlotte.com for more details
on this awesome Dodge!
The new Challenger vs. the World [S3 Ep.8-1]
Some of the biggest news to come down the automotive pipeline in a long
time is the fact that Dodge is making the Challenger again. But how does it
stack up against the legendary Challengers of old? Well, Stacey decided to
find out! First, by "grabbing" a Challenger in a most unorthodox way... and
then comparing it head-to-head with a 70'440 six-pack car. But that's not
all... Then Stacey decided to take the new car beyond the legend by
sticking on a Supercharger and really
blowing the doors off of the competition! If you are a Mopar nut, or have
just wondered what all the fuss was about concerning the new Challenger...
this is one show you've got to see!
132675 / 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T
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Showcasing the best attributes of a slick, frame-off restoration, this
badass Mopar features a slew of handpicked, top-shelf parts which create a
classic that can be shown AND driven with the best muscle cars on the road.
Take one glance at this Challengers wet-look Plum Crazy Purple exterior and
it's obvious that the cars top-notch restoration was both thorough and
expensive. Naturally, a pristine Dodge like this can back up as much Mopar
attitude as its owner cares to provide; and this Challengers traditional
Trans Am hardware transforms it into a highly appealing, purpose built
muscle car which conveys a sense of power and precision.
Fitting snug and looking sharp in this cars Plum Crazy Purple engine bay is
a Dyno tuned 528 cubic
inch Indy Cylinder Heads Street Legend Hemi that produces a 10.25 to 1
compression ratio and 650 horsepower straight out of
the box. The fully worked 528 Street Legend package comes with an 850cfm
Mighty Demon carburetor, an MSD Pro-Billet distributor, MSD Super Conductor
wires, Indy 426 cast iron heads, an Indy 426 intake, an MP 4340 crank,
Eagle H-beam rods, Wiseco pistons, a Comp hydraulic cam, Comp hydraulic
lifters and a Milodon oil pan. But wait, there's more; at the top of the
purple engine, a K&N air filter sits above braided fuel lines for the Demon
carburetor and pre-requisite Indy valve covers. At the sides of the engine,
custom fabricated and ceramic coated long tube headers hide under a
polished SSBC master cylinder and hoses for the cars Vintage Air climate
control system. And at the front of the engine a March serpentine system
spins billet pulleys and a chrome alternator below fresh hoses and a new
belt. Turn the switch and an Optima gel cell battery sparks an MSD Blaster
2 coil and MSD 6AL ignition to spring the engine to life; and a Be Cool
aluminum radiator utilizes two Spal electric fans to keep everything cool
and in check.
Behind the engine a modern Tremec TKO500 5-speed transmission sends power
to a narrowed Moser 8.74 rear end that's been detailed in fresh coat of
gloss black paint. At the sides of that transmission, a large diameter true
dual Exhaust system sends spent gases
through an H-pipe to Flowmaster dual chamber mufflers which give the big
Hemi a super aggressive bark to match its lethal bite. At the front of the
car, an upgraded torsion bar suspension includes adjustable upper control
arms and adjustable strut rods, and at the corners of the car, fresh QA1
shocks sit behind an SSBC four wheel disc brake system which includes
slotted rotors and bright red calipers. Slow speed turns are a cinch thanks
to power rack and pinion steering, handling is greatly enhanced by
aftermarket sub frame connectors, and an aluminum fuel tank with an
internal pump feeds the big engine an uninterrupted stream of fuel. All
this great hardware rides on a set of 17 inch polished aluminum Centerline
wheels which wear sticky 235/45 front and 255/50 rear BF Goodrich radials.
Inside the car, you'll find a great looking black interior that, like the
drivetrain and exterior, takes the best elements of a traditional muscle
car and fuses them with awesome new technology. The driver and passenger
sit on custom leather bucket seats that look good and feel great; and a
chrome TKO pistol grip shifter sits on a traditional Challenger console
that's complete with a custom purple inlay. In front of the driver, a
straight and simple black dash features an assortment of silver faced
Autometer Pro Comp Ultra Lite gauges which, along with a traditional
3-spoke Challenger steering wheel, have been fully detailed in Plum Crazy
Purple. Below those gauges, a modern Alpine CD player sends tunes to custom
kick panels and a custom package tray which hold an assortment of excellent
sounding Audison speakers. Below those Audison speakers, the car's trunk is
filled with a completely custom sound system which includes two Rockford
Fosgate amps and two giant Rockford Fosgate subwoofers.
Big block power, a modern 5-speed transmission and a tailored interior that
is purpose-built for driving? Life just doesn't get any better than that.
Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on
this awesome car!
1971 Dodge Challenger RT--D&M Motorsports Video Walk Around Review 2012 Chris Moran
1971 Dodge Challenger R/T video review with Chris Moran. Presented by D&M
The Challenger was described in a book about 1960s American cars as Dodge's
"answer to the Mustang and
Camaro." It was one
of two Chrysler E-body cars, the other being the slightly smaller Plymouth
Barracuda. "Both the Challenger and Barracuda were available in a
staggering number of trim and option levels" and were intended "to compete
against cars like the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang, and to do it while offering
virtually every engine in Chrysler's inventory." However, they were "a
rather late response to the ponycar wave the Ford Mustang had started." In his book
Hemi Muscle Cars, Robert Genat wrote that the Challenger was conceived
in the late 1960s as Dodge's equivalent of the Plymouth Barracuda, and that
the Barracuda was designed to compete against the Mustang and Camaro. He added that Chrysler
intended the new Dodge as "the most potent ponycar ever," and positioned it
"to compete against the Mercury Cougar and Pontiac Firebird." Genat also
noted that the "Barracuda was intended to compete in the marketplace with
the Mustang and Camaro/Firebird, while the Dodge
was to be positioned against the Cougar" and other more luxury-type
The Challenger's longer wheelbase, larger dimensions and more luxurious
interior were prompted by the launch of the 1967 Mercury Cougar, likewise a
bigger, more luxurious and more expensive pony car aimed at affluent young
American buyers. The wheelbase, at 110 inches (2,794 mm), was two inches
longer than the Barracuda, and the Dodge differed substantially from the
Plymouth in its outer sheetmetal, much as the Cougar differed from the
shorter-wheelbase Ford Mustang. A/C and a rear window
defogger were optional.
Exterior design was done by Carl Cameron, who also did the exterior for the
1966 Dodge Charger. Cameron based the 1970 Challenger grille off an older
sketch of his 1966 Charger prototype that was to have a turbine engine. The
Charger never got the turbine, but the Challenger got that car's grille.
Although the Challenger was well-received by the public (with 76,935
produced for the 1970 model year), it was criticized by the press, and the
pony car segment was already declining by the time the Challenger arrived.
Sales fell dramatically after 1970, and though sales rose for the 1973
model year with over 27,800 cars being sold, Challenger production ceased
midway through the 1974 model year. 165,437 Challengers were sold over this
Four hardtop models were offered: Challenger Six, Challenger V8, Challenger
T/A (1970 only), and Challenger R/T with a convertible version available
only in 1970 and 1971. Although there were no factory-built R/T Challenger
convertibles for 1971, the R/T continued as a model with the hardtop
body-style. The standard engine on the base model was the 225 cu in (3.7 L)
six-cylinder. The standard engine on the V8 was the 230 bhp (171.5 kW)318
cu in (5.2 L) V8 with a 2-barrel carburetor. Optional engines were the 340
cu in (5.6 L) and 383 cu in (6.3 L) V8s, all with a standard 3-speed manual
transmission, except for the 290 bhp (216.3 kW) 383 CID engine, which was
available only with the TorqueFlite automatic transmission. A 4-speed
manual was optional on all engines except the 225 CID I6 and the 2-barrel
383 CID V8.
1971 Dodge Challenger convertible
The performance model was the R/T (Road/Track), with a 383 CID Magnum V8,
rated at 335 bhp (249.8 kW); 300 bhp (223.7 kW) for 1971, due to a drop in
compression. The standard transmission was a 3-speed manual. Optional R/T
engines were the 375 bhp (279.6 kW) 440 cu in (7.2 L) Magnum, the 390 bhp
(290.8 kW) 440 CID Six-Pack and the 425 bhp (316.9 kW) 426 cu in (7.0 L)
Hemi. The R/T was available in either the hardtop or convertible. For 1970
only, base hardtop and R/T hardtop models could be ordered with the more
luxurious SE specification, which included leather seats, a vinyl roof, a
smaller 'formal' rear window, and an overhead interior console that
contained three warning lights (door ajar, low fuel, and seatbelts).
The Challenger R/T came with a Rallye instrument cluster that included a
150 mph (240 km/h) speedometer, an 8,000 rpm tachometer, 1972--1974
tachometer went to 7,000 rpm and an oil pressure gauge. In 1973, the R/T
badging was dropped and these models were called "Rallye", although they
were never badged as such. The shaker hood scoop was not available after
1970 426 Hemi Plum Crazy RT Mopar Dodge
This is my Pop's G-ride and all numbers matching 1970 Dodge Challenger
Hemi. This car is all original. Sorry for the sound the car is very loud
and did not seem to like being next to my brother's Prius.