1964 Plymouth, Jersey Duke
With the Jersey Duke I am just coming home to Mopars and drag racing after many years running in circles as a member of Penske Indy Car Team and running Sprints myself and Quarter Midgets with my son.
Recently we ran 9.92 @ 136.75 with a relatively mild motor.
The secret is to be light, very light!
Many Mopars I see have these big stroker motors in them to go in the tens, but the car weighs 3600 to 3800 or more with driver.
This Plymouth weighs a little over 3000 lbs -- with me in it!
Yup, we had a field day with the sawzall, and all non-structural bolts are aluminum. We even cut the backs off of the dash guages with a band saw!
I have about 8 hours in the hood hinges drilling and lightening, glass hood, deck lid, bumpers, lexan windows, Ford 9 inch rear with coilovers etc., etc.!
Keep it light!
NOTE: if anyone has a set of tail lights for this car, please contact Murf!
Welcome back to drag racing and Mopars!
The "Jersey Duke" is a heck of a way to return!
June 17, 2002