From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
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1974 Vega Pro Street The Vegas may have originally been released as a subcompact Chevy with a 4 cylinder but this one is sure to change what you picture when someone mentions a Vega. This 74 2 door hatch back has been built up to spin tires and turn heads wherever it goes. It is painted in a PPG Dark and Dramatic Plum Purple paint that has a nice finish. It was then accented with custom pinstriping by Frank Palmer with engine turned style paint work going down the sides. The hot wheels graphics was added because with its small stance, big tires, and big motor sticking out of the hood it reflects the style of a lot of the blown hot wheels cars. A fiberglass hood is in place with Dzus turnlock fasteners for easy removal. The car has an incredible sound through custom built 2" ceramic coated headers into Flowmaster mufflers and the drivetrain was very well built. Check out the following tables to get a breakdown of the Chassis and Drivetrain. Chassis Frame: Square tubing back-half, stock front sub frame, fully tubbed rear Motorplate: Custom polished 1/4" aluminum front plate and steel mid plate Roll Cage: 8 point roll bar Front Suspension: Custom Ernie McDaniels front suspension system Steering: Manual steering with new Flaming River steering box Rear Suspension: Custom ladder bar, diagonal link, HAL adjustable coil over shocks & springs Driveshaft: Custom steel driveshaft Rear End: Narrowed GM 12 bolt rear end Gears: Richmond 4.11 gears Rear Axle: Strange 33 spline axles with C-Clip eliminator and positraction Front Brakes: GM disk brakes Rear Brakes: GM oversized drum brakes Front Wheels/Tires: Weld Pro Star 15x4 with Mickey Thompson Sportsman tires 26x7.5x15LT Rear Wheels/Tires: Weld Pro Star 15x15 with Mickey Thompson Sportsman Pro 29x18.5x15LT Drivetrain Engine: Dart 400ci SBC Block: Dart Lil-M with steel caps Crank: Lunati Racer crank with dual keyway Rods: Lunati Pro-Billet steel rods, Clevite77 bearing, Calico coated mains & rods Pistons: Ross custom pistons & pins 8.27:1CR Rings: Total seal plasma molly rings Oil Pump: Melling high volume oil pump with ARP studs Oil Pan: Moroso 8qt oil pan with screen, pickup, shaft Time Chain: Cloyes Billet true roller timing set with Torrington BRG, cam button & lock plate Front Cover: Milodon reinforced timing cover, billet pointer, billet oil filter adapter Damper: Pro Race SFI damper Head Studs: ARP head studs Gaskets: Fel-Pro performance head gaskets Valve Covers: custom triple chrome race valve covers Camshaft: Custom comp hydraulic roller camshaft 242/254 (.576/.580) 113 LSA Cylinder heads: Dart iron Eagle race heads (2.05int, 1.60 exh valves), stage III ported and polished with bowl blend, Competition valve job, milled & ccd Lifters: comp hydraulic lifters Push rods: comp .080 push rods Springs: Dart double springs, comp retainers, Dart positive valve seals Rockers: Comp Pro-Magnum 1.5/4.6 rockers Ignition: MSD Pro Billet distributor with GM steel distributor gear, MSD 6-BTM, MSD Blaster coil, MSD Boost retard dial, Moroso Bluemax plug wire Alternator: Power Master mini 95 amp Starter: Power Master XS high torque starter with heat sink Cooling: Griffin aluminum radiator with dual pull electric radiator fans (2800 cfm) Water Pump: Meziere polished billet water pump, Be-Cool stainless flex hoses Blower: Weiand 6-71 Supercharger Carburetors: Dual 650 cfm Barry Grant Demon carbs custom built with BDS chrome fuel line kit, Weiand dual linkage kit, K&N filters Pulley: Currently 10% underdriven at 7lbs of boost - 625 hp with pump gas Scoop: Weiand Transmission: TH400, reverse manual valve body Torque Converter: 3800 stall 10" nitrous anti-ballooning converter Flexplate" B&M SFI flexplate Shifter: B&M pro ratchet shifter, B&M super cooler The interior of the car is complete in Black with Purple tweed door panels. The Pro high back race seats are comfortable and utilize a 6 point RJS harness for both passenger and driver. The form fitting carpet is new as is the headliner. A B&M shifter is mounted to the floor and moves through the gears with ease. In the dash you will find the Autometer comp tachometer, programmable speedometer, oil pressure gauge, voltmeter, vacuum/boost gauge, transmission temperature, engine temperature and fuel gauge. A Sport comp 5" Monster tachometer is also in place with shift light. There are so many high quality components on this car that we are sure something was left out. It is a very solid car and has no problem getting attention. Start tearing up the streets in this custom Vega for $35,000.00!
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