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Those wheels and tires are pure sweetness. Are they tires old or new?
Thanks. I don't really know how to tell if they are old or new? What do I look for?
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:55 PM
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This might help:

https://www.tirebuyer.com/education/...-of-your-tires
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Old 07-06-2019, 02:51 PM
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This Found me in May down in Soddy Daisy Tenn. 1 owner who ordered it to go drag racing since day one. It has all the cool late 60's and early 70's aftermarket racing parts. This is in the Basement of the late owner Milburn Varner. He was drag racing since 1959. He had a 63 Max Wedge Plymouth. A 64 Max Wedge Plymouth. A 1966 Hemi Belvedere II 4 speed. Hemi's were expensive back then also. Milburn was their transmission and rear end mechanic for Austin Motors C/P in Chattanooga Tenn. Still in Business today. He had a partner his brother in-law David Rehrig. Alas the Drag Addicts. The same paint scheme for all their cars. So in 1970 They decided to try the new Ebody Cuda. Lets try the New 440 Six Pack instead of a Hemi a lot cheaper to maintain. So they wanted a flashy car to attract attention thus FC7 Plum Crazy. Radio Delete. Auto on the column.The amighty N96 Shaker hood to get all that fresh air. He did not like the floor shift too much weight and hassle. So he put in a B&M Shifter new back then it is the old chrome box. He had a 4:88 Dana rear already so he did not order a good gear. It came with a 8 3/4 no posi 3.23 open. Front disc brakes. He had it lettered up even before he brought it home from the dealership . He bought it home and installed the Dana 60 with 4:88 gears. The 440 6 pack did not last two weekends and 7 miles on the odometer. They still had two Hemi Motors. Well you guessed it getting a Hemi. So it was two weeks old they stuffed a 1966 built Hemi with a Racer Brown Roller 750 Left cam. 12:5 to 1 30 over Block. A new Edelbrock Rat Roaster intake. Two new 1970 Hemi carbs bought new thru the dealer. Hustle Stuff Racing dist. w/ tach drive 1968 Super Stock Tach. Hooker full Hemi race headers with 17" collectors. Mopar Super Stock Springs. Wheels were American Racing Torque Thrust. 15x4 fronts. and 10" Rears at first Spun too hard. So it received 12 inch wide rims with 33x15 Firestone Drag 500's. They hooked. He did not cut the body nor tubbed it. He wanted to do the least body mods. He never even tied the frame rails. No Cage either. Interior is mint. This is the original paint that is now clean. He never even titled it. Still has the MSO and the bill of sale. He paid dealer cost. I took out one build sheet from Behind the glove box. Onewas behind the drivers seat but out of another car. a 318 car red. The back seat I have not looked yet. I am sure it is there. The last year he ran it was 1973. It has 149 miles on the odometer. The motor was freshened up before he parked it in case they decided to run again. David was getting tired after 14 yrs. Milburn was having a baby and decided to leave the dealer and open his own auto repair shop at his house. I had received a call from a great guy down there Heath Parker who seen on Facebook I was really into Mopars. He asked for my Phone number said a real nice guy passed away last fall October 2018. He was into racing and has 4 cars and two Hemi motors and the original 440 6 pack motor with carbs and intake. So I rushed down there to meet the wife and son. The son kept the 63 Max Wedge Plymouth. The other cars were a 1967 Hemi GTX Convertible one of 10 Automatics ever built. Turbine Bronze with Black top and interior. The 6 pack Cuda. A 1966 Hemi Belvedere II. After intense and hard negotiating and thanks to Heath Parker for his help. I ended up with the Cuda , The Hemi GTX Convertible and the extra motors. The Cuda after messing with it for a bit started right up. It is a bad ass running car. It is now all cleaned up and headed to Chryslers at Carlisle next week. This is truly a cool car. I have already have two great offers for it. Getting close to what I think it's worth. Cool history and why it was ordered. The 440 block ended up not the original but a real 70 440 HP. out of another car. Enjoy
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Old 07-06-2019, 03:37 PM
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that is great and I suspect we are going to continue to see some really good finds surface as more and more of the guys pass on unfortunately.
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Jackpot!!! Congrats!
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Very Cool. I thought 6 pack cars got the Dana(?)
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Very Cool. I thought 6 pack cars got the Dana(?)
Astock. An Automatic 6 pack or a Hemi car came with an 8 3/4. You could order a Dana 60 for extra cash. I have had a few Auto's that did. The original owner of my car already had a Dana so he ordered it with the cheapest rear end combo he could. All 4 speed 440 4 bl, 440 6 pack, and Hemi cars came standard with a Dana 60 with either 3:54 Gears and 4.10 gears depending on how you ordered them.
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Finally making some progress... my two nephews got me out to the garage for a long overdue garage night. I don't get out to the shop very often lately, so bear with the slow progress. I couldn't ask for a better fit from these Cragars. The DOT date on the M/T tires only have three digits, so they are older vintage tires.





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Looking tuff Helmut!!!!
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