The Feature Mopar this month is a 1969 road runner.
This month’s FEATURE Mopar is a member that’s been with the club since 2013. Jerry owns a few Mopars in our family too. I have already featured his 1966 Charger back in December 2013. Jerry owns also a 1965 Barracuda, and tells me he’s working on a 1968 Charger too. Below are some of the stories behind what Jerry has shared with me. Jerry plans on having this road runner at MATS (Mopars at the Strip) in jus t a few more weeks. That’s March 27th through the 29th. If you have not attended MATS I highly suggest clicking on the link / button I have in the next column and getting your ticket! It’s the largest Mopar event west of the Mississippi. Jerry has told me he was lucky to have somebody refer him to an old coot named Jeff Hacker owner of (Hackers Hot Rods). The motor (it's blown with dual throttle body fuel injection.....supposedly never done before), the A/C is what people are gonna go nuts over. Hacker told me the car couldn't have A/C 'cause their wasn't enough cooling available for the motor AND an A/C condenser. He said the car may run a little warm as it is. So being the mechanical engineer that I am, I bought a Sharp portable room air conditioner (that you would use in your house), took it apart, separated the condenser and evaporator, and installed it in the car behind the rear seat (yes, I will have a rear seat even though the car is tubbed). So my A/C is 115V electric through a large inverter. I had to get a special 325 amp alternator and some big copper cables to handle the current. It works like a champ, is totally quiet, and I'll be able to "plug in" to any 115V outlet available at summer car shows, so I can stay cool without the car running!! Only a few people have seen it so far, and they freaked out. I started with a pretty rough car that I bought on EBay. It ran (enough to get it onto a trailer under its own power), but that was about it. Pretty solid car from Florida with basically no rust, but not much of anything else......no seats, no dash......just a rough but solid car. So I felt I had an artistic license to make the car what I wanted.......a world class rotisserie build pro-touring car with a twist......a blown 440 with dual throttle body fuel injection. Three years later, the car is finished (thanks to Jeff Hacker at Hacker's Hot Rods) and I think I accomplished my goal. The only thing that is not totally custom on the car is the original sheet metal, the front and rear bumpers, the front grille, and the rear tail lights. Everything else is new, totally custom, and state-of-the-art......custom leather interior with custom seats and door panels, carbon fiber trim, dash, tubbed rear, but with custom rear seats, all electric air conditioning via a 325 amp alternator driving a 2500 watt inverter and all electric A/C. Power everything, custom one-piece leather headliner. All state of the art front and rear suspension.......the list could go on without end.
And is the car is as fast as it looks! It's WAY faster!!!!!
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 bird below for photos)
Club Meeting March 15th "Valley of Fire" Run! Contact Smilin' Ed for details.
The site was updated March 22nd 2015 10:18 PM
The club's Feature Mopar for March is Jerry's 1969 road runner. See the Feature Vehicle Column for more details about this sweet 69 bird!
The clubs Valley of Fire Run is posted under EVENTS - MEETINGS. Check out the run! I just posted it.
MATS, Mopars at the Strip is also scheduled March 27th through the 29th. I will be helping out Five Star Video as I enjoy personally being at the start line watching the HEMI cars leaving! If members that are racing and you really want me to video tape your Mopar be sure to contact me through text you are close to racing. I will be around enjoying the event and will do my best to video tape your Mopar. I have a link to a cruise that's coming to Vegas for MATS too, click on the Mod Top Bird for details. Kingman Arizona to Vegas is close and members are welcome to roll with a bunch of Mopars from Martin Swanty Dodge located at 2640 E. Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ. Click on the Green road runner.
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.