Larry Thomason wrote:
Here is some info on the '62. I have owned the car since 1965; it was my second car. As you can tell, it's a 1962 Sport Fury 2 dr h/t. It originally came with a 361 column shift 3 speed. I later built a 383 - 343 hp motor to run f/sa NHRA. About the time I got close to running the record they changed the rules (and I don't mean that in a Dodge way); they said pre-'65 cars had to run super stock class. I never was able to get the car competitive in s/s.
I sold the car to a Mopar friend, stipulating I'd have 1st shot to buy it back. So I did and put it back on the street in 1986 with a mild 383. I drove it for a year and parked it for 9 years.
I decided in 1997 I wanted to race again in S/Gas. I looked at a lot of cars, I didn't want to cut up the '62. I just couldn't stand it, just had to do it!
We installed a Morrison chassis, strut front, 4 wheel wilwood brakes, narrowed dana 4.56, Cragar wheels, M/T 16/33, Goodyear 23 inch fronts.
The engine you saw was a 511 Indy aluminum block w b-1 bs Koffel heads. Koffel's place dyno'ed it at 762 hp. The trans I use is a Bruno unit, this is a converter driven 2 speed Lenco which I still manually shift.
The car was all steel in the photos you took, I got it down to 2650 lbs. The paint and graphics wre done by Peveto's in Bridge City Tx. The interior sheet metal was done by Howells sheet metal in Nederland Tx. Chassis fab work was by Raymond Singletary in Port Neches Tx.
The new stuff for this year includes fiberglass pull off front end, deck lid, bumpers. I have the doors but haven't got them ready yet. Also a NEW 550 C.I.-962 HP B1 BULLET. Its not in the car yet though, I plan to install it in June after all the div.4 pts races.
Car went 9.50's last year, hope to get in the 8's with all the new stuff.
WELL THAT'S MY STORY AND I'M STICKING TO IT.
L THOMASON S/G 4032