Engine: A 528 crate Hemi was installed just as it came from Mopar except for the cross-ram intake and FAST XFI fuel injection system. Fuel injection doesn't really improve the max power output but really makes a big difference in the drive ability of an eight-barrel Hemi. In order to retain more of the stock appearance the injectors are hidden inside the intake.
Transmission: 727 and a 10-inch convertor for a good balance between the track and the boulevard. Has a manual valve body in this push-button car.
Rear end: Dana 60 with 3.73 gears, Set it up and forget about it!
Horsepower and Performance: HiTech Motorsport in Elk River, Minnesota, did the dyno work and tuning of the FAST XFI system and managed to find 619 horsepower and 648 lb/ft of torque - about what the original lightweights produced back in their day.
Body: Completely restored to look like a lightweight including a steel reproduction Hemi scoop and a single headlight grille. Mini-tubs easily allow for the 295 Mickey drag radials.
Paint: PPG Deltron Dark Gray Poly. This thing will attract more than enough attention without being painted red.
Interior: The Auto Top Shop in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin did all of the stitching inside the car. This is one area apart from the original with full custom seats, door panels, and even a custom case for the removable part of the roll bar. Rich carpet covers the whole interior and the fully upholstered trunk. Dynamat sound deadener helps keep the road, exhaust and engine noise in check. The dash is a mix of old and new with a molded in tach and shift light, built in gauges and AC vents.
Suspension: .960 inch torsion bars work the front with Super Stock 456/457 springs in the rear.
Brakes: These cars were never know for their stopping ability . Wilwood discs all the way around plus a hydroboost system bring some balance to the Hemi under the hood
Wheels: Stock steel with dog dish caps. Well, they look stock. The rears are now 15x10 inches.
Rubber: Coker Classic 235/75R15s look like original bias-plies but bring modern radial performance. The Mickey Thompson 295/65R15 drag radials are just legal enough to cruise with.