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1965 Dodge Coronet 440

Brent writes:

This is my '65 Coronet:

1965 Dodge Coronet 440

This '65 Coronet 440 2 door Hardtop, I picked up in Savannah, GA in 1993.

It was white when i got it, (the white paint looked like it was applied with a brush or a roller?).

The picture's here show it back to the original color from white.

When I got it it had a slant 6, leaning tower of power. I bought it for $300. The only rust holes in the entire car were about the size of a nickel by the rear glass.

I had to reassemble the /6 head on the seller's lawn just to get it out of his yard. It has seen 2 slant 6's, 2 LA 318's (1st threw a rod) and is now getting a new 440 fresh from the shop.

1965 Dodge Coronet 440

If it drives as good as it looks, my buddy Steve's '67 Dart has no chance in our upcoming grudge match!

It has an 8 3/4 inch rear with an open 3:23 pumpkin. The rallye wheels are about to be replaced by some stock 15 inch rims and new tires.

1965 Dodge Coronet 440

I love this car and wouldn't trade it for all the Jap imports in the world.

Update: July 2001

Here are some new engine shots of my 440 already in her spot. It is a 1972 block with new 9:5 compression TRW forged pistons, the .484 lift purple-shaft cam and a dual-plane Edelbrock aluminum intake. I added a hi-flow/pressure oil pump and 2 more quarts capacity to the pan for plenty of the slick stuff.

The 440 is matted to a 1969 727 for the time being, until I get the two cable unit straitened out, then it is back to the original shifter!

1965 Dodge Coronet 440 gets new motor
1965 Dodge Coronet 440, new engine 1965 Dodge Coronet 440, new engine
1965 Dodge Coronet 440, new engine 1965 Dodge Coronet 440, new engine

I will be putting in the interior soon and will be sure to update the Clubhouse Mail List.

Update February 2, 2002

I have a few new photos of the now running engine!

1965 Dodge Coronet 440, new engine

1965 Dodge Coronet 440, new engine 1965 Dodge Coronet 440, new engine

A few setbacks and a lot of time and money later I now have the loudest car on the block. :-)

Many thanks to Mike O. on the '62 to '65 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse for his help in locating parts and reference material, and of course the members of the '62-'65 group: without their help none of this would have been possible.

Wow, that's a great color on your Dodge.

With 440 motivation, you'll be one happy guy behind the wheel of your '65! :-)

MUCH more fun than any darn import!

That motor looks great too... :-)

Keep up the good work!

Gary H.

November 23, 2000; July 23, 2001; February 2, 2002

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