1965 Dodge Coronet Salvation Racing
The Courtesy Dodge Years
My 1965 Dodge Coronet [in the past] was sponsored by Courtesy Dodge out of Windsor Canada.
The previous owners name was Duane Trudell. Duane told me a little about the car; he said that it was a Kohler Dodge car and might be a A-990 car, but he didn't have any documentation.
It has some light weight sheetmetal Frt. fenders and after
market fiberglass hood, front and rear bumpers it has large wheelwells enough to put larger than 12 inch slicks and it all looks like it was done at the factory. Also, car has shorter wheelbase than stock production cars. It has a stock 8 3/4 inch rearend with Stange axles - 4:56 rearend.
The engine is said to have been dyno'ed, 472 cu.in. 810hp @ 6500RPM's he also told me that it ran 9:30's @135 mph. B-1 heads, intake, roller rockers with Keith Black pistons with a 1050 cfm Holley, yeow.
I had it up at Central Michigan Dragway for test-n-tune and could'nt keep my foot in it: it wanted to go every which way but straight could'nt get any traction in any gear 1,2,or 3rd! I finally got it up to 80 and it started going side to side so I let up on it. I think the slicks are a little weathered and hard; they would'nt get real tackey after the burnout's.
I'll keep you posted when I get some real good run's and get everything
UPDATE September 30, 1999
I took the B-1 to Central Mich Dragway and ran it last Saturday, only had one time trial I almost ran out of gas it looked like it had plenty in the tank it has a bladder in the tank and it sputtered out at high R's ran 13:53.
First round of eliminations I had no idea what to put on the window for dial in so I put 11:00 flat and it spun through first and part of second before it started moving out (new slicks not broke in yet) it ran 11:60 at 118mph reaction time was pretty slow too .723
and I lost.
But I bought back in the next round and ran another 11:63 it was pretty exhilarating to say the least to go that fast, I'll try to get out for a test n tune this next week and see what happens, who knows maybe I'll get in the tens fairly soon and then the nines by next year.
Update, November, 2000: Salvation Racing
Lupe' writes that the Dodge is now campaigned as the Salvation Racing Dodge.
Check out all the latest at his salvationracing.com web site!
Thanks, Lupe' -- we will all look forward to your progress reports.
The Dodge looks great!
Update: Good going with the Salvation Dodge and have fun with your web site!
September 6, 1999; revised November 22, 2000