Bill’s 1969 Dodge Coronet

Bill’s 1969 Dodge Coronet Originally 383/727, then a 318/904, and now back to a 383/727. Holley 4bbl, Edelbrock Performer intake, Headers, Flowmasters. Bill is pretty sure this car was a pile of spare parts before I got it, there were a lot of mix-n-match bits going on. When he got it there was a busted water pump and bad electrical. This car was factory gold, it’s been purple... 

Mopars North of the Gate 2009

Mopars North of the Gate 2009

Wine Country Mopars put on a show every year at Infineon Raceway. It’s one of my favorites, because it combines all the popular elements us car guys like: Drag Racing, a Car Show, and a small Swap meet! This year I drove my Challenger up for a little drag racing. Kyle brought his Coronet, and we met Steve with his Belvedere there and Bill with his Coronet. This black on black 1970... 

Bill’s Garage scene!

Bill’s Garage scene! 1969 Dodge Coronet A little more got done, but this should be it for a while. Pulled the motor last weekend, and beat the crap out of the offending header with a hammer. Actually, i over-cleared it, but it’ll still flow fine. I took my cheap-o Dremel and ground down the pad on the steering box where the header was hitting as well. It’s the pad where... 

Bill’s Garage Scene

Bill’s Garage scene! 1969 Dodge Coronet A little more got done, but this should be it for a while. Pulled the motor last weekend, and beat the crap out of the offending header with a hammer. Actually, i over-cleared it, but it’ll still flow fine. I took my cheap-o Dremel and ground down the pad on the steering box where the header was hitting as well. It’s the pad where... 

Blowing the Dust Off

Blowing the Dust Off

Bill’s 1969 Dodge Coronet Finally got the Coronet moving today. Took a while to get the Holley rebuild kit, and then get everything working and tuned properly. Runs better now than when I parked her 18 months ago. Not surprising, now that I know how to tune the idle properly, and set the manual choke… She looks a bit rough, I know, but I¹m working on it. Now the real work begins;... 

Bill “Flaming Death”‘s Engine Swap-O-Rama

Bill “Flaming Death”‘s Engine Swap-O-Rama

Bill’s ’69 Coronet gets some much needed extra motivation!! We spent twelve or more hours swapping our hearts out, and still got a couple more hours to go. Starting with a 1969 Dodge Coronet with a 318 (originally a 383 car!), and a Fury Convertible with a hopped-up 383, we started the switch, and add headers, an aftermarket intake, and other goodies, we got the 383 into the...