|Anyway, mine originally came equipped with power widows,
am radio, tinted glass, power steering and brakes, air
conditioning, aux-emergency brake indicator light, automatic
transmission and the optional 383 cubic inches,
four barrel carb. The old 383 ran fine, but was tired.
|The original push button transmission utilizes a late model front oil pump
assembly and a Turbo-Action 11 inch torque converter. It also has been retrofitted
with a 1965 slip-yoke style output shaft and output shaft housing.
The transmission was rebuilt with a Turbo-Action rebuild kit, and incorporates
a street hemi governor shift weight for automatic upshifts in the 5800 to 6000
rpm range, depending on the tires I'm running at the time.
|The car was recently reupholstered using Legendary reproduction seat covers
in the original dark white and turquoise color scheme. One of the last remaining
projects is to replace a badly cracked dash pad and radio speaker grille.
|April, 1997: In the beginning my objective was an early B-body street
car running an occasional 13 second quarter mile. I was completely
satisfied with the results.
|Update, Fall, 1997: Gary Hamel found a hood locally
for Jimmy and Jimmy upgraded the '63 to give it the Ramcharger look:
|The tranny is fixed, and the car is running consistently,
as shown by my timeslip at Houston Mopar Show and Race,
October 2004, at Houston Raceway Park: