|James Thames writes:
This is my 1968 Charger that I found in Austin, Texas.
I purchased the Mopar Halloween day of 1991. When I got the car it had some body rust around the rear quarters and floor pans but was mostly straight. The engine was a tired 1970 383 4 bbl and the exhaust consisted of nothing more than headers bolted directly to glass packs.
I recently had the car repainted from white to black due to the influence of the movie Bullit. The fiberglass 6 pack hood scoop along with the R/T emblems on the front and the rear was my idea. The dark green interior was in fair condition but required new front seat covers, headliner, and carpet. Future plans include installing a new dashpad to replace the sun-cracked piece now in the Charger.
The motor is a mostly stock 1968 HP 440 with a Holley 650 double pumper. It uses an MSD 6AL with a MP distributor. The exhaust is comprised of headers and a pair of Flowmaster mufflers. The 727 Torque Flight has been improved with a four gear front planetary and a hi-performance governor kit. The rear axle is a 1968 8 3/4 3:23 Sure Grip and the tires are 205 70/R 14s.
The fastest the car has run to date is 13:90 at 96 mph with the above combination. The Charger has served as my daily driver ever since I bought it.
Besides being a member of HMCC I am also a member of The Dodge Charger Registry. I still have work to do the car but I am mostly satisfied with the way it has turned out so far.
April, 1997, revised March 9, 2008