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69-1/2 Plymouth 440-6bbl Road Runner

dstryr, since 1986.

Look for the 2009 40 Year Anniversary Lift Off Hood Reunion at this year's Carlisle All- Chrylser Nationals. If you know someone with an A12 Lift Off Hood Road Runner or Super Bee, please let them know about this special event!

Visit the website or for more information! Thanks!!

Carlisle 2005 Lift off hood reunion

Pic from the 2005 Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals Lift-Off Hood Reunion. The 2005 Reunion featured 54 lift-off hood 6bbl/6pack cars along with some great racing by Bobby Karakashian in his pure-stock certified 6 pack Superbee and Ted Struse's Project Six Pack Road Runner.

My aircleaner lid with the autogrpahs of Ted Struse, Herb McCandless, Bob Karakashian, Tom Hoover, John Wehrly, and Jim McCraw.

Sunday, September 21, 2008 pic after the West Point, NE 'Last Fling Til Spring' show.

I passed on a black numbers matching 1969 383 4speed Road Runner coupe for $2500 during the summer of '84 and still wonder where that car is now. When I found this car for sale in Hemming's on-line in 2002 I decided it was time to own a '69 Road Runner.

This is a numbers matching unrestored factory 440 6bbl car with the original lift-off hood, holley 6bbl setup, aircleaner, 18 spline Hemi 4speed trans, Dana60, and 11" drums all around. My future plans are in the works for a 505 cu. in. stroked 440, 10.5:1 compression, Comp XS290 cam, EDM lifters, and ported aluminum closed chamber heads. That will make the original driveline the weak link, especially with the 4 speed. Upgrades will follow as the budget allows.

The motor was finished in November 2009 and I took it to a local shop for break-in and dyno tuning. Final compression ratio is 10.2:1 and the carbs were updated with a Promax Max-Pack kit and outboard carbs were jetted for the larger displacement. With 2" header the motor made 598hp and 651 lb/ft torque on pump gas.

DSTRYR is from the 1976 KISS 'Destroyer' album. I pencilled the plate on a sheet of graph paper in 1986 and have had the plate in Iowa, Colorado, and Nebraska. JEKYLL was on my 69 RAIII GTO Judge and HYDE on my 6bbl Roadrunner in Colorado...fitting for remarkable ride and performance differences between the two cars.

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505 cubic inch 440 stroker engine. Stock appearing except for the 2" headers and extra wire for the Pertronix Ignitor under the distributor cap. Factory original 6bbl carbs & intake dyno'd on 12-02-2009 at 598hp and 651 lb/ft torque on 92 octane pump gas.

Project 6 Pack at the 2005 Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals. Louie Carbone at the wheel.

Bob Karakashian in his A12 Super Bee at the 2005 Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals lining up against Tom Cannon.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Unrebuilt, original motor idling on a 25* night


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Anonymous on May 25, 2008 said:

That's a badass car!

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Anonymous on Sep 23, 2008 said:

Is that the same car or do you have 2??? Sweet looking ride!

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dstryr on Jan 4, 2009 said:

The 40 Year Anniversary A12 Lift Off Hood Reunion will be held during the Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals, July 10-12, 2009. Please visit the website or for more information! Thanks!!

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MOPAR244 on Jan 23, 2009 said:

that is by far one of the most awesome cars ever

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dstryr on Dec 4, 2009 said:

Here's a link to the build on my new motor!,

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