#abodymopar

Joe Pappas wrote that the “wire car” was built by Dan Knapp as a test car in the Mopar Missile series, a “first generation” small-block (340 V8) Pro Stock car. At that time the Hemi was being penalized by NHRA and smaller cars like the Maverick and Vega had an advantage; hence an all-out weight reduction program. The “wire car” was never raced, but had the program continued, it might have ended up on the strip as another Mopar Missile, or at least guided the way for a new, ultralight Missile. This car made extensive use of titanium and magnesium; the entire rear suspension was titanium, with the exception of the pig, which was magnesium. It had a floater axle setup for safety in case of an axle failure, which was a common problem at the time. The basic chassis ended at the rear axle so Dick (Oldfield) and I devised a steel cable tensioning system to hold up the rear sheet metal. Thus this car became known as the “wire” car. This car was so light that Dick and I could pick up the car and carry it around the shop with the front and rear suspension installed! By the time the season ended,” continued Pappas, “this car was ready for exterior paint, but the test program had ended and this car was shipped down to NC along with the yellow 340 car around Thanksgiving. Donnie officially moved his operation to NC at the end of 74 and that is when I left to go back to school.”The wire car was originally owned by Jeff Johnson, who sold it to Arnie Klann. It is mainly original except for the drivetrain, which was replaced by a B engine and automatic transmission at some point (not necessarily by Klann). The cables and magnesium interior panels are present, but the titanium has been removed. Joe Pappas wrote, “It would have run as a new Mopar Missile in 1975. We built the car as an 'A' engine Pro Stocker because of NHRA rule changes that made the Hemi not feasible for further development.
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#moparmissle #nationaltrailraceway #mopar #moparnationals #moparnationals2019 #ohio #plymouth #deagracing #flyinbrianchannelphotos #abodymopar #prostock #oldschooldragracing #vintagedragracing #smallblockchrysler #340chrysler #hoodscoop #wirecar #moparhistory #moparracing
Joe Pappas wrote that the “wire car” was built by Dan Knapp as a test car in the Mopar Missile series, a “first generation” small-block (340 V8) Pro Stock car. At that time the Hemi was being penalized by NHRA and smaller cars like the Maverick and Vega had an advantage; hence an all-out weight reduction program. The “wire car” was never raced, but had the program continued, it might have ended up on the strip as another Mopar Missile, or at least guided the way for a new, ultralight Missile. This car made extensive use of titanium and magnesium; the entire rear suspension was titanium, with the exception of the pig, which was magnesium. It had a floater axle setup for safety in case of an axle failure, which was a common problem at the time. The basic chassis ended at the rear axle so Dick (Oldfield) and I devised a steel cable tensioning system to hold up the rear sheet metal. Thus this car became known as the “wire” car. This car was so light that Dick and I could pick up the car and carry it around the shop with the front and rear suspension installed! By the time the season ended,” continued Pappas, “this car was ready for exterior paint, but the test program had ended and this car was shipped down to NC along with the yellow 340 car around Thanksgiving. Donnie officially moved his operation to NC at the end of 74 and that is when I left to go back to school.”The wire car was originally owned by Jeff Johnson, who sold it to Arnie Klann. It is mainly original except for the drivetrain, which was replaced by a B engine and automatic transmission at some point (not necessarily by Klann). The cables and magnesium interior panels are present, but the titanium has been removed. Joe Pappas wrote, “It would have run as a new Mopar Missile in 1975. We built the car as an 'A' engine Pro Stocker because of NHRA rule changes that made the Hemi not feasible for further development.
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#moparmissle #nationaltrailraceway #mopar #moparnationals #moparnationals2019 #ohio #plymouth #deagracing #flyinbrianchannelphotos #abodymopar #prostock #oldschooldragracing #vintagedragracing #smallblockchrysler #340chrysler #hoodscoop #wirecar #moparhistory #moparracing
Joskus on rankkaa toi kartturina oleminen #mopar #cruising #v8 #abodymopar #plymouthvaliant #tired #myson
Joskus on rankkaa toi kartturina oleminen #mopar #cruising #v8 #abodymopar #plymouthvaliant #tired #myson
Happy #FrontEndFriday .
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#mopar #plymouth #valiant #scamp #1971 #abodymopar #notadart #lunati #keithblackinc #milodon #TTIheaders #lokarequipped #holleyperformance #edelbrock  #coperacingtransmissions #alteredarmy
Nice picture of my Scamp at Clastres dragway of @adelinefasquelle go see are count there are many beautiful pictures Mopar and other nice #Mopar #plymouth #plymouthvaliant #plymouthscamp #plymouthrapidtransitsystem #rapidtransitsystem #dodge #dodgedart #dodgedemon #plymouthduster #directconnection #chryslercorporation #abodymopar #americanoldcar #americanclassic #clastresdragway #milwaukeetoolsfrance
Nice picture of my Scamp at Clastres dragway of @adelinefasquelle go see are count there are many beautiful pictures Mopar and other nice #Mopar #plymouth #plymouthvaliant #plymouthscamp #plymouthrapidtransitsystem #rapidtransitsystem #dodge #dodgedart #dodgedemon #plymouthduster #directconnection #chryslercorporation #abodymopar #americanoldcar #americanclassic #clastresdragway #milwaukeetoolsfrance
When your friends are all different but you still have fun together.
#abodymopar #dart360sport #toyotacelica #ra42 #mercedes260e #w124 #loopersclubspeciall
When your friends are all different but you still have fun together.
#abodymopar #dart360sport #toyotacelica #ra42 #mercedes260e #w124 #loopersclubspeciall
Some of the cars that was in the swap meet and car corral area. Even though I didn’t take photos of all of them. But surprisingly there was a lot of A- Bodies for sale. Specially Dodge Darts. Which was cool to see and inspiring to work on my 72 Dart and was glad to have my 70 Dart finished all in one. The kicker was last year I was looking for a grill for the 70 Dart couldn’t find any. This year found 4 grills for it. But that’s how it usually how it goes right LOL.
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#nationaltrailraceway #moparnationals #moparnationals2019 #ohio #mopar #carcorral #ebodymopar #abodymopar #carsforsale #carshowlife #plymouth #dodge #carshowlife #musclecarsdaily #musclecars #classicmusclecar #moparclassic #classicmopar #flyinbrianchannelphotos #carsarelife #carphotography #projectcars
Some of the cars that was in the swap meet and car corral area. Even though I didn’t take photos of all of them. But surprisingly there was a lot of A- Bodies for sale. Specially Dodge Darts. Which was cool to see and inspiring to work on my 72 Dart and was glad to have my 70 Dart finished all in one. The kicker was last year I was looking for a grill for the 70 Dart couldn’t find any. This year found 4 grills for it. But that’s how it usually how it goes right LOL.
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#nationaltrailraceway #moparnationals #moparnationals2019 #ohio #mopar #carcorral #ebodymopar #abodymopar #carsforsale #carshowlife #plymouth #dodge #carshowlife #musclecarsdaily #musclecars #classicmusclecar #moparclassic #classicmopar #flyinbrianchannelphotos #carsarelife #carphotography #projectcars
#TBT Grabbing some gears and sampling my Duster for my brother.  He didn’t know what the 340 felt like so I demonstrated a little. Next MOPAR that I purchase is going to be 4 Speed, I swear it. Miss driving a stick. #1971Duster #340Duster #4SpeedTransmission #4SpeedManual #HawaiiMOPARs #ABODYMOPAR #PlymouthDuster #MyOldCar #A833Transmsission #340SmallBlock
#TBT Grabbing some gears and sampling my Duster for my brother. He didn’t know what the 340 felt like so I demonstrated a little. Next MOPAR that I purchase is going to be 4 Speed, I swear it. Miss driving a stick. #1971Duster #340Duster #4SpeedTransmission #4SpeedManual #HawaiiMOPARs #ABODYMOPAR #PlymouthDuster #MyOldCar #A833Transmsission #340SmallBlock
Happy #TaillightTuesday .
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#mopar #plymouth #valiant #scamp #1971 #abodymopar #notadart #lunati #keithblackinc #milodon #TTIheaders #lokarequipped #holleyperformance #edelbrock
Undoubtedly my favorite of the night. I’ve seen this #duster only a couple times this year.  I always try to find the owner, to no avail.  Triple black 4 speed.  Love the scoop and ol skool #cragars !  #plymouth #plymouthduster #mopar #abodymopar
Undoubtedly my favorite of the night. I’ve seen this #duster only a couple times this year. I always try to find the owner, to no avail. Triple black 4 speed. Love the scoop and ol skool #cragars ! #plymouth #plymouthduster #mopar #abodymopar