1955 Dodge Royal on 2040-cars
Troutdale, Oregon, United States
ENGINE: 354cu. in Hemi motor, 3/4 camshaft, bored to 30 over
3 Holley Carburetors
Hi-rise polished aluminum intake manifold
March serpentine billet pulley system
Polished finned valve covers
Modified 700R4 transmission
EXTERIOR: Show Quality Black & Pewter exterior paint, with scalloped metallic orange
Pin striping by Mitch Kim
Powder coated bumper brackets
Triple-plated chrome bumpers & grill
FRAME: Heidts front suspension, FATMAN frame from firewall forward
Heavy-duty front sway bar
Ford 9" rear end
Lowered rear end with leaf springs
INTERIOR: Custom Jaguar leather upholstered seats, Center console, side panels
Rear custom fabricated leather seat
Marine grade carpets
Dynmat sound insulation
Flaming River chrome tilt column & steering wheel
Refaced instument cluster
Trunk is both carpeted and upholstered
OTHER: Rack & pinion steering system
Wildwood Rear disc brakes, calipers, and rotors
New gas tank
Coker White Wall tires
Beautifully powder-coated wheels, fabricated by Rogers Wheel Shop
Vintage Air Conditioning
New subtle tinted windshield
Electronic ignition system
Mustang II power steering box
Dodge Caliber for Sale
- Dodge: "330" 2 door sedan 330(US $8,700.00)
- Dodge: coronet 440(US $12,000.00)
- Dodge caliber srt4(US $2,000.00)
- Dodge caliber sxt hatchback 4-door(US $2,000.00)
- Sxt 2.0l power windows power door locks tachometer air conditioning alloy wheels(US $11,990.00)
- 2008 dodge caliber srt-4 hatchback 4-door 2.4l
Auto Services in Oregon
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Auto blogFri, 10 Jan 2014
On top of all the other performance car debuts slated for next week's Detroit Auto Show, we might be able to add one more to the list - the new, supercharged Hellcat V8 from Chrysler. According to new reports, the rumored 640-horsepower mill is likely to cross the Motor City stage in the engine bay of a Dodge Challenger.
As AllPar points out, though, there may be more news than just the fire-breathing engine. While we've seen spy photos of the Hellcat testing under the hood of the current Challenger, there's a very fair chance that it won't arrive until the muscle car is refreshed later this year. The question now is whether that refresh will be shown off alongside the new engine in Detroit, or if it'll be saved, perhaps for the New York Auto Show.
Other details dug up by AllPar include potential transmissions for the supercharged engine - the Mopar-minded site is expecting an eight-speed automatic or a Tremec six-speed manual. Prices, meanwhile, could be in the same elevated range as the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, at $70,000 to $80,000.
We love a good deal on high performance. It's what traditionally makes muscle cars so appealing - you get lots of speed, for not a lot of money. For 2015, Dodge has taken this to its logical extreme, offering its new 707-horsepower, supercharged, V8-powered Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat for just $59,900. For those wondering, that works out to just about $85 per horsepower, which when compared with a typical budget performance car, like the $24,995, 210-hp Volkswagen GTI ($119 per hp), demonstrates the Hellcat's astonishing value.
The information was revealed by a photo (click on the inset image to expand) taken at this week's Portland launch event (our man Seyth Miersma is just now on the ground and will have a full report on the madness that is the Hellcat soon) for the entire 2015 Challenger range, and reveals the Hellcat's price alongside its high-powered competitors from Ford and Chevrolet.
The discontinued 662-hp Mustang GT500 started at $56,000, while the 580-hp Camaro ZL1 starts off at $58K. Indeed, the only muscle car that outprices the Hellcat is the track-focused Camaro Z/28, a car that we're guessing could still wallop the Hellcat on the right piece of track, despite being down over 200 hp.
For nine years, Diesel Power magazine has run the Diesel Power Challenge, this year's grindfest being "a week-long torture test that features seven events, nine trucks, 8,000 horsepower, and nearly 15,000 pound-feet of torque." The road to being crowned "the most powerful truck" starts with a dyno run, and then continues through the completion of a CDL-style obstacle course, an eighth-of-a-mile drag race while towing a 10,000-pound trailer, a quarter-mile drag race without a trailer, a fuel economy test in the mountains and finally a sled-pulling test through a 300-foot-long packed-mud pit.
What kind of trucks get into such a fight? Last year's winner, for instance - who upgraded his truck this year to prove he didn't "luck into the win" - drives a 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty with a 6.4-liter Power Stroke V8 upgraded with a custom intake, Elite Diesel triple turbos and a two-stage nitrous system. Another competitor has a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 powered by a 5.9-liter Cummins inline-six, upgraded with Garrett turbos, dual-stage nitrous, a seven-inch exhaust stack and twin fans built into the bed to cool the Sun Coast Omega transmission. The numbers on that truck: 1,255 horsepower, and 2,063 pound-feet of torque at the wheels. Naturally, as the image above might suggest, things don't always end well.
You'll find all five videos covering this years challenge below. A scene in the dyno video sums it all up perfectly: a competitor leaves his nitrous on too long and the crew is treated to some ominous poppings, he leans out the window, throws both hands up and shouts, "Amer'ca!"