I have been looking for a 66 or 67 Charger 383 car, but it I am starting to get frustrated, and may widen my search to other B bodies. I am looking to build more of a cruiser than a racer. I am trying to find something with no rust and decent driver quality paint. I don't mind engine work, in fact I would rather build one to my specs. I think the perfect car would be a nice driver that ate a cam and the guy got frustrated and decided to sell.
I have always liked B bodys more than A bodys but it`s way easyer to get an Abody rolling than a Bbody but I`m with you man for cruising not worried about a 1/4mile time I would breather have a B not that the B won`t fly though just takes more motor. I can`t wait to see what you get
Andrew, it has gone to Dayton Ohio. The buyer is turning it back to stock as we speak. He wants to take the car back to Europe where apparently the rules are strict on modifications. I am still searching for the right replacement. Should be more available in the spring.
Yes it is a real find. It was apparently restored about 20 years ago , driven a little, and then the owner got sick and it sat in storage. The guy I bought it from picked it and another car up from the Estate. The underneath looks like it was never driven in the rain after the resto. As far as I can tell the sheet metal has never been repaired or replaced. I used a vinyl fridge magnet and it stuck everywhere on the body. The interior is mint and it has working A/C. The engine is a lowly 361, but the previous owner put a four barrel on it and badged it as a 383. The four barrel conversion is weird. He used a 76 400 thermoquad manifold with an upside down adapter to an AFB carb. I had already bought a 625 Street Demon carb, and I just picked up a Peformer 383 manifold, so I will be switching that out first thing. I am going to do a compression test first, and then with the manifold off see what I can tell about whether the engine has ever been apart. There are only 70,000 miles on the car. It will require some detective work since I have no history on the car. Ultimate modifications may be limited to the heads and a cam. I want this one to be a cruiser, not a racer.
There absolutely nothing wrong with the 361 for good old style street cruising. Many years back I had an old industrial 361 in a 50 Plymouth 2dr coupe. It was really a beast to handle with the old 50's suspension.