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 Post subject: 1971 440+6 BBL 4 Spd Road Runner Build
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:06 pm 
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After Chryslers @ Carlisle I decided it was time to get the 1971 Road Runner ready for the 1320. I have owned the Road Runner for 9 years using it as a cruise / show car. The car is from Colorado. A complete nut and bolt Restoration was perfromed by the previuos owner. I always had issues with the clutch and Hemi 4 Spd. Every time you attempted to power shift the tranny, the Road Runner would not enjoy the experience :bang .

Here are some pics from the past couple of years.

Check out the picture of Lon taking the Road Runner to a Mopars In Motion Car Show :aok .


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 Post subject: Re: 1971 440+6 BBL 4 Spd Road Runner Build
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:25 pm 
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The Road Runner is an original V-Code 4 Spd 1 of 127 produced.

Hemi 4 Spd Bench Seat, Manual Steering and Brakes. Factory Trak Pak 3.54 Dana


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 Post subject: Re: 1971 440+6 BBL 4 Spd Road Runner Build
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Correct 1971 440+6BBL, mild cam (Right Now :pop ) Correct Holley Carbs and Cast Iron intake manifold correct for 1971 (Aluminum available only in 1969 & early 1970)


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 Post subject: Re: 1971 440+6 BBL 4 Spd Road Runner Build
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This summer I called Billy Atwood over at Auto Services Of Old Saybrook (A SuperCar Sponsor ) about the issues I was having with the tranny and my plans. Billy recommended a full rebuild, shifter upgrade and clutch change. At the Mopar Nationals we visited Brewers and purchased all the parts needed to bring the tranny up to snuff.


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 Post subject: Re: 1971 440+6 BBL 4 Spd Road Runner Build
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New Center Force Clutch (supplied by Driving Image on NE another SuperCar Sponsor :bow ) Gear Cluster, Bearings and a Hurst Comp Plus Shifter.


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 Post subject: Re: 1971 440+6 BBL 4 Spd Road Runner Build
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Now that the tranny is ready for some abuse :gears . The plan is to take it to the track in the spring and get a base line E/T. Then a Pypes 2.5 inch mandrel bent exhaust upgrade followed by track time, a carb rebuild and tune with promax plates, again followed by track time, and last a cam change. I will be documenting every upgrade / change in this post.


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 Post subject: Re: 1971 440+6 BBL 4 Spd Road Runner Build
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VERY NICE RALPH, real sharp comming from the chevy camp. good luck with the build and can't wait too see it run. Maybe Shar can drive that one......


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 Post subject: Re: 1971 440+6 BBL 4 Spd Road Runner Build
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Mike Derasmo wrote:
VERY NICE RALPH, real sharp comming from the chevy camp. good luck with the build and can't wait too see it run. Maybe Shar can drive that one......


Mike, I Can't wait to be rowing gears next to you in 2010 :gears . When Chris is done having fun with the Demon, Sharleen will have her hands full wheeling the sleek black beast :twisted: .


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 Post subject: Re: 1971 440+6 BBL 4 Spd Road Runner Build
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Ralph, love the looks of the runner. are the rims getting painted or will they stay like that. can't wait to see more. :pop


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 Post subject: Re: 1971 440+6 BBL 4 Spd Road Runner Build
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In 1971 as you know you can go black or body color with the wheels. I am not a fan of black wheels on a car other than a black car :sick . I am most likely going to keep the rallyes for now. I love Rallyes :aok . I am thinking about painting a set of wheels blue in the future. (I sold most of the extra wheels I had to racers. I need to get some more.)


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 Post subject: Re: 1971 440+6 BBL 4 Spd Road Runner Build
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Nice car Ralph :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: 1971 440+6 BBL 4 Spd Road Runner Build
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Nice car Ralph :shock:


Thanks Andy, It's time to enjoy the 71 RR on the 1320. How have you been? Any new work on your GTX? Take a look at the 2010 Schedule. You should find more than a couple of events that may work for you. Chryslers @ Carlisle is on for 2010.


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 Post subject: Re: 1971 440+6 BBL 4 Spd Road Runner Build
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ITS BLUE!!! :shrug


Very nice, i like the black wheels!


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 Post subject: Re: 1971 440+6 BBL 4 Spd Road Runner Build
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I decided a set of G60x15 polyglas and four blue 15x7 steel wheels are going to find there way onto the Road Runner this spring.


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 Post subject: Re: 1971 440+6 BBL 4 Spd Road Runner Build
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Killer color combo and of course the six pack rocks :hungry But I must say the black wheels do look sweet. It gives a mean look like every race car should have!


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