I completely took apart the engine compartment and gave it a fresh coat of paint. I'm going to rewire it again. One of the cool things about old Mopars is that the wiring harnesses are so simple. I like to go through my wiring harnesses every year in the hope that I'll spot anything that might cause me to lose a race. I suppose it's over-kill, but losing races from electrical gremlins is actually very common and very frustrating. I also have two identical pre-fitted starters that I have rebuilt regularly. I couldn't make it to the fifth round once because of a defective starter and the experience haunts me to this day.
How many wagons does this guy have? Don't answer! This is "Tawny Gold," a 440-powered '72 Chrysler that I acquired ten years ago. It's made the rounds through the Wagons of Steel team over the years. It runs fourteens in the quarter mile. We're going to run it in "Sportsman" class this year. Fourteens is no slouch and it's always fun to watch this car sneak up on unsuspecting sports cars.
Remember the Big Green Wagon? She'll be back again this year. We're going to install a roll bar and a Dana 60 rear end, sort of like the one in the Super Wagon project. Then it will be ready to handle whatever kind of power we decide to throw at it. We're going to start off with a hot 440 that we have lying around. It was originally in a street car but it was way too frightening for a daily driver. We want to run eleven-second quarter miles with it.
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