1969 Plymouth Roadrunner 528 HEMI
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'69 Plymouth Road Runner coupe
Owned by: Larry Grim, Houston, Texas
Restored by: Muscle Car Restoration, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Engine: Out went a worn 383, and a 528-inch Hemi replaced it, wearing a Keith Black 2x4 marine manifold wearing 2 650 cfm Edelbrock Thunder AVS 4-barrels. Other engine features: Ceramic-coated tti headers and 3-inch exhausts with electric cut-outs by Doug's Headers, a BeCool aluminum radiator, and a Milodon 7-quart oil pan and Moroso oil accumulator.
Transmission: A Keisler five-speed, with a long-handled Pistol Grip shifter, replaced the well-used original A-833.
Rearend: With a Hemi, it's either a Dana 60, or scrap bin fodder. Guess which one this has?
Suspension: (Front) Reproduction torsion bars with QA1R-series adjustable coilovers (Rear) Reproduction leaf springs, CalTracs traction bars, and QA1R-series adjustable coilovers
Brakes: SSBC Force 10 discs at all corners
Wheels and Tires: American Racing Torq-Thrusts wear BFGoodrich Radial TAs (225/70R15 in front, 275/60R15 in back)
Body: Original '69 B-Body coupe unibody was chemically dipped to de-rust it, and then the rear quarters and trunk pan were replaced with repro ones.
Paint: PPG Dark Grey Metallic basecoat/clearcoat
Interior: Original benches restored with custom Legendary vinyl upholstery, foam and hardware, while Just Dashes re-did the dash pad and headrests. AutoMeter gauges include a 10,000 rpm tach, ammeter, plus coolant temperature and oil pressure gauges. Tach bracket is a custom piece, a three-spoke Grant steering wheel replaced the cracked original one, and the modern AM/FM sound system (with a trunk-mounted CD changer) was combined by Antique Automobile Radio with the OEM thumbwheel head unit.
A big HEMI for a big coupe! Looks great!