The Feature Mopar this month is a Viper.
Al Ogurek’s ’03 Viper SRT
The Viper is exciting – to own, to drive, to race. It is the iconic, quintessential American bad-ass car. Brash, bold, loud, wicked fast and beautiful. A true MOPAR!!!
This 2003 Viper SRT-10 is powered by a water intercooled Paxton Novi supercharged 8.3 L, 505 cid, aluminum block and heads V-10, with a 6100 rpm redline. It pushes over a dynoed 700 hp at the wheels. Power flows through a performance clutch, plate and lightweight flywheel. The trans is a T-56 in front of the Dana 44, with 3.55 gears rather than the stock 3.07 for more drive out of the corners, and a Quaife limited slip which helps (kinda) keep it straight.
What pressed my start button to buy this Viper 5 months ago was its long list of track mods – Moton race shocks with Eibach springs,
6 piston front and 4 piston rear Brembo brakes with 2 – piece rotors, roll bar, race harnesses, methanol-water injection and more. Of course, the red and silver paint and it being a convertible made the package.
I’ve tracked it twice in the last 2 months at Spring Mountain race track in Pahrump and Buttonwillow Raceway Park near Bakersfield, CA.
It handles and stops great. Needless to say, speed is not an issue. I’m looking forward to a few ¼ mile runs at LVMS. Traction at launch is the limiting factor.
My family’s other MOPARS are a ’96 blue/white Viper GTS, a tuned ’12 black Charger R/T, a ’12 blackberry pearl Challenger SXT Plus and a ’13 plum crazy/white Challenger R/T, with Super Trak Pac and 6-speed manual. I perform all of my own work so I’m always kept busy.
The club site is a (Flash) site so you do need to have Adobe Flash installed on your browser, just click the link as you see it for viewing the cool Mopars on this site. (Click Logo below)
The site was updated Feb 1st 2015 12:33AM
The club's Feature Mopar for February is Al with his 2003 Viper SRT-10. Click on the Viper or the image at the bottom of Al's story in the Feature Column.
I thank the members that showed up to Sonic with the threat of rain. We dodged the rain and we had a lot of fun. I will be posting photos and on Facebook, I will be posting videos of us pulling in too.
I formed this club in July 2002 with the idea I just wanted a few more cool Mopars to park my 1969 GTX beside. Over the years this club has grown to be known in many states, and also other parts of the world. I have very simple rules in our club with no dues. If you think you want to be a part of us simply contact me. I will be more than happy to send you the club rules to become a part of this "Private Club". Thank you, and enjoy our Mopars! We do! I am Smilin' Ed the President.
Click my (Dash / Headlight) button below to view Smilin' Ed's personal page where I have photos of my 1969 Plymouth GTX and " KRISSY", my 1968 Dodge Dart GTS Convertible. (clone) You can Email me too with the Envelope.