Challenges 1 – 3 of 4
Challenges W: 2 L: 2
- Diablo: 20 pts (loss)
- Bandito III: 60 pts (win)
- Total votes: 16
- Ended: Jun 23, 2007
- Blue Basket Case: 34 pts (win)
- Bandito III: 26 pts (loss)
- Total votes: 12
- Ended: Jun 21, 2007
- The 401 Experience: 34 pts (win)
- Bandito III: 31 pts (loss)
- Total votes: 13
- Ended: Jun 16, 2007
1969 Dodge Coronet Six-Pack (Bandito III)
Last updated Jun 13, 2007
Purchased car new for less than $4,000.00 (number #2 of the 1st five Six-Pack cars delivered in the Rocky Mountain region).
I drove car for 1,200 miles (couldn't afford the gas) then put the car on a trailer and it became an AHRA/NHRA record holder in Div. #5 in D/SA and SS/FA. Ran the car from 1969 - 1972 sold car for $4,000.00 in 1973.
HARD LESSON LEARNED: Nov. 2006 this car was sold in AZ after complete restoration for $115,900.00 talked about poor hindsight !@#$%^&*()!@......
But the big news for 1969 was a new optional engine in the Super Bee. MOPAR engineers took the existing 440 cid V8 and replaced the single Carter four barrel carb with three Holley two-barrel carbs on an Edelbrock Hi-Riser manifold, creating the Dodge 440 Six Pack (Plymouth called it the 440+6). Only the center carb was used for normal driving, but slamming on the fun pedal opened all six carbs for a combined 1,375 cfm rush. Hemi valve springs, a hotter cam, magnafluxed connecting rods, and other improvements helped boost output to 390 bhp. Torqueflite automatic was optional, but disc brakes, air conditioning, and cruise control were not allowed. The Super Bee Six Pack came with one of the wilder hoods in muscleboom. The lift off hood was made of fiberglass, had a matte black finish, four NASCAR tie down pins, and a large air scoop molded right in with "Six Pack" written on the sides. The all business look was completed with standard black steel wheels, unadorned except for chrome lug nuts. The 440 Six Pack cost $463, about $500 less than a Hemi. The Six Pack could keep up with a Hemi up to 70 mph and came with a Hemi grade suspension that turned the Super Bee into a decent handler.
440 Six Pack V8 390bhp@4700rpm, 490lb-ft@3200rpm.
Performance: 440/390bhp: 0-60 in 6.3 sec, 1/4 mile in 13.8 sec @ 104.2 mph.
AHRA/NHRA re-rated the horsepower at 410bhp claiming Chrysler showed horespower at a lesser rating for an advantage over the other manufacturers.
4.88 rear end, Cyclone equal length headers, Mallory coil, modified end carb. metering plates to use Holley jets (AHRA/NHRA approved).
Never pulled the heads or made any other changes;
"if it wins - not broke = don't touch it". The biggest real reason for this method of business was I was making car payments on this car, along with child support so bottom line, the extra funds needed were not available to go any faster.
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