66-67 Dodge Charger Source Guide


Robert's 12 sec. '67 Charger Recipe

12.5 to 11.99 second 66/67 Dodge Charger Bracket car

Weight with driver 3900 pounds

Chassis:

Tires Hoosier 28x10.5 slicks

Summit #

$345/pair

Axle 4.30 ratio sure grip

Swap meet or Moparts

From Previous buildup

Stock leaf springs

Whatever is on the car

From Previous buildup

Drag shock all around

Competition Engineering

Front #

Rear #

$80

$80

Adjustable pinion snubber set 1" below floor

Mopar Perf. #

From Previous buildup

Any front tires you desire

 

From Previous buildup

Launch car at 3000 on the transbrake

 

Free

Transmission:

727 Transmission, rebuild by local trans shop, nothing special,

Local Trans Shop - if you remove and install it yourself

From Previous Buildup

Turbo Action Traz Brake

Turbo Action #

$495

High Stall Converter

B&M Holeshot 3000

$490

Manually shift at 6400 RPM

 

Free

 

Engine:

440 block .030 over, bored/honed with deck plate, align bore crank

Local Speed Shop

From Previous Buildup

440 steel crank reground .010 under

Local Crankshaft Shop

From Previous Buildup

Stock steel rods, magnafluxed and resized (6 pack rods preferred)

Muscle Motors

From Previous Buildup

Piston kit Federal Mogule #CSMHP816-311

Summit #FEM-CSMHP816-311

From Previous Buildup

Press Piston Pins and Competition balance

Local Speed Shop

From Previous Buildup

Stock flex plate

Mopar Performance #

From Previous Buildup

Stock Damper

With original block

Free

Edelbrock Aluminum heads, with 2.14/1.81 valves and stage II porting, Comp Cam custom ground for head flow, and Mopar M1 manifold

Compu-Flow Head Service

Comp Cam #

$1850

     

950 double pumper

AED # 950HOM

$795

Timing set to 40 degrees advance by 2500

 

Free

     

Harland Sharp adjustable rockers arms

Harland Sharp #

From Previous Buildup

Stock length, custom "ball/cup" pushrods.

Compu-Flow Head Service

$128

 

This chassis and motor set up was built and ran 12.4 most of the summer of 2003. The weight details were 3700 for the car and 200 for me for a total weight of 3900 pounds. The total cost of all the parts listed to go from 13.4 to 12.4 is about $4,300.

Tuning the jets got the time down to 12.1s. On a real cool October evening it ran an 11.95.

That same evening the stock rods showed their wear and one broke and totally destroyed the engine.

If you start from the 12.4 stage when building your motor, use the Eagle "H" beam rods. They cost about $500 from Muscle Motors. I felt that this combo (with the eagle rods) would have lasted a long time and was consistent enough to win two times that season.

I had the speed bug real bad. Stage 3 here I come.