The story of my 1967 Dodge R/T
I purchased a black 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 383 C.I. 4 speed car brand new. I loved it and I had it for 4 years. It only had 19,000 miles on it and still looked like new. Then my wife and I had kids, so we traded in on a familly car and have been kicking butt ever since!
I saw a 1967 Dodge R/T in a magazine in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1997 and went to get it. Then I spent the next 2 years restoring it. Everything on the body has been replaced except for the roof and the passenger door. I had a lot of help from my sons Chad and Chuck.
The paint and body work was done by Huffman Auto Body, the motor was done by Kremm Speed Equipment, and it dinoed 500 H.P. and 530 F.P.T. at 1500 FT above sea level. The interior was done by G&M Upholstery, the firewall and aluminum fan shroud were all done by hand by me (except for the paint on the firewall).
In 2003, I took the car to the Chrysler Classic Events/ MCG Points Series. It won 1966-67 B-Body Modified Class Champion. This car has won over 50 awards and lots of cash money.
The hemi 4 speed is hooked to the heavy 8 3/4 posi with 3.73 gears. The only things that are stock in the motor are the rods and crank. It has Brodix Bl. Aluminum heads, Jigs aluminum pistons, KSE508H custom cam, CC-822Chrystler HYD lifters, and MTN-102 series #1 3/8 puch rods, Crain roller rockers, H.P. Edel Brock water pump, Edel Brock intake with 2 Edel Brock 600 CFM carbs and Kromer Kraft headers. Milodon 7 quart oil pan, Taylor 8mm Vortex wires MSD 6AL ignition box, Malory coil Griffin aluminum radiator, and oil pressure safety switch.
All of the electrical components are in the glove compartment. You can take out 3 screws and pull out a panel, set it on the glove compartment door and work on it right there. People can't find the battery in the car, it's a secret Ho Ho.
I purchased American Racing Torque Thrust polished aluminum wheels for the car but they had no center caps for Mopar. Being a tool and die maker, I ground the name off of the center caps, set them up on a CNC machining center and milled the R/T onto the caps.
1966 Dodge and 1967 Coronet R/T Mopar Parts list (Negotiable. Parts not included with car)
440 distributor caps
Original R/T emblems
Aluminum crankshaft pulley
P3690 732 regulator
HR-135 horn relay
Sr-105 starter relay
RU 4 resistor
RAMo53 P3424 volt regulators
New fan belts
67 Dodge wiring manuals
Master cylinder cover
Taylor Vortex 8mm plug wires
Throw-out bearing plug wire Holders
Hemi speedometer gear
Trans shifter mount plate
Long wheel studs
Phanolic 4-barrel carb risers
Electrical box & wires
Hemi transmission rear seals
67 Dodge steering wheel
Aluminum fan spacer
Leaf spring rubber bushings
Oil pump pickup
Good 440 push rods
Roof to quarter panel trim parts
Carb spring holder
Good 440 lifters
Set 440 timing gears & chain
440 timing chain cover
Nice 67 R/T grill
1966-67 NIS Coronet parking light lens
8 440 pistons & wristpins
Rear good brake parts & shoes
15in. tires & black Rims
Nice beauty rings
Nice Mopar dog dish hub caps
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