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1965 Dodge Coronet 500

John writes:

Here is a picture of my 1965 Coronet 500 after sandblasting, patching, priming, and painting the engine compartment.

I have rebuilt the front suspension and added Disc brakes off of a 72 Satellite. I decided to switch over to the dual line mastercylinder. As you can see I ran all of the hard lines trying to make it look as factory as possible.

1965 Dodge Coronet 500

The car is going to have a .030 over 440, with 12 1/2 to 1 compression, 557 solid Mopar cam, 915 heads with oversize valves, and I have an old Edelbrock STR manifold with the crossram top.

It will be backed up with a later model a-833 4 speed with the slip spline transmission; I believe it is out of a 1966 Charger. I will be running a billet flywheel with the centerforce dual friction clutch.

As for the rear end, I have a 4.30 Sure Grip that will try to put the power to the pavement.

I will keep you posted and send in some pics of the engine and trans soon.

I absolutely love your site!!!

Update January 6, 2002

Here are two pictures of the 440 that I plan to put in the Dodge. It is a little dusty from sitting, but don't let that fool you, she is good to go!

440 440

See John's 1962 Dodge Dart wagon. 1963 Plymouth Fury  1965 Dodge Coronet 440 and 1965 Plymouth Belvedere II
Thanks, John!

Looking good and should go FAST too!

Keep us posted! :-)

Gary H.

March 15, 2001; January 6, 2002

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