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"Sleeper" Engine Rebuild


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"Sleeper" was purchased from the original owner, an older lady who managed to rack up 69,000 miles on this car in forty plus years. While investigating a lifter noise we discovered an oiling problem with "Sleeper". Apparently, because of the car being inactive for so long, the valve seals deteriorated and ended up in the sump of the oil pump. The result was a lack of oiling to the top end which caused lifter failure and a worn cam shaft.

Since we were going to tear the top end down anyway, we decided to pull the motor and just go through the whole thing. It's going to be a very simple rebuild just to get it up and running again.

Since this car is so plainly optioned (manual brakes, manual steering, non-A/C, etc), our plans are to eventually do a Road Runner tribute. If for some reason we ever wanted to put it back to stock form it will be a simple transformation.

One great thing about this car is that it's all numbers matching. We have the build sheet as well as the original title and bill of sale from the selling dealership.

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chevelle69’s Profile Photo
Feb 20, 2009 at 7:07 pm
good looking mopar geno
heavymetal1971’s Profile Photo
Feb 16, 2009 at 8:23 pm
Glad you decided to keep it! Turned out to be a good thing after all (;
challengerman72’s Profile Photo
Feb 9, 2009 at 3:01 pm
Time to wake up that sleeper
rhonda’s Profile Photo
Feb 5, 2009 at 1:54 pm
55Stepside’s Profile Photo
Feb 3, 2009 at 10:34 am
I am totally envious. I just wish I could find something like this. I have owned 2 Roadrunners and I really miss them both. Good luck on this project.
FlashBack’s Profile Photo
Feb 3, 2009 at 8:16 am
Nice starting point for your project!!
Nice lookin' ride!!

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