1970 PLY­MOUTH SU­PER­BIRD “TRIB­UTE” 426 HEMI CAR OWNER: Brad Toles • Palm Springs, CA

Mopar Muscle - - Hard-nosed Negotiation -


TYPE: 426-cid Hemi – 477 cid – over 700 hp BORE X STROKE: 4.310 (bore) x 3.750 (stroke) BLOCK: orig­i­nal 426 cid

RO­TAT­ING AS­SEM­BLY: forged pis­tons, Mopar Per­for­mance 3.750 crank­shaft, Ea­gle 6.860-inch con­nect­ing rods, ATI damper with ARP Cen­ter bolt


CYLIN­DER HEADS: Keith Black alu­minum cylin­der heads with raised port de­sign, over-size 2.250-inch in­take and 1.940-inch ex­haust

CAMSHAFT: Comp Cams 0.625/0.632-inch lift, 298/304-de­gree du­ra­tion, Cas­tle alu­minum rocker stands and heavy-duty shafts, Mopar Per­for­mance wide pad rock­ers, Dono­van Gear Drive

IN­DUC­TION: Twin Hol­ley 850-cfm dou­ble-pump car­bu­re­tors on Indy 360-de­gree sin­gle plane twin four-bbl man­i­fold

OILING SYS­TEM: Melling oil pump and pick up, cus­tom 8-quar­ter oil pan EX­HAUST: stock Hemi ex­haust man­i­folds

IG­NI­TION: up­graded MSD high-out­put bil­let dis­trib­u­tor and plug wires, 36 de­grees tim­ing

COOL­ING: fac­tory orig­i­nal ra­di­a­tor and clutch fan EN­GINE BUILT BY: Jim Shew­bert & Adams Ma­chine, Palm­dale, CA


TRANS­MIS­SION: Chrysler 833, 18-spline New Process four-speed man­ual CLUTCH: Mcleod clutch sys­tem SHIFTER: fac­tory Pis­tol-grip shifter DRIVE­SHAFT: stock (fac­tory, restored to orig­i­nal REAREND: Dana 60 with 3:55:1 ra­tio with Sure-grip


FRONT SUS­PEN­SION: stock Chrysler REAR SUS­PEN­SION: stock Chrysler STEER­ING: stock power steer­ing box FRONT BRAKES: stock Chrysler Bendix disc brakes REAR BRAKES: stock Chrysler drum brakes POWER BOOSTER: fac­tory style, Hemi-only booster PAINTER: West Coast MOPAR/AACCR PAINT: PPG wa­ter-base with two-stage clear Tor-red paint


WHEELS: fac­tory orig­i­nal Ral­lye wheels with trim rings TIRES: Bf­goodrich T/A ra­di­als

A tip off to the Su­per­bird’s Road­run­ner her­itage, the steer­ing wheel cen­ter con­tains a Road Run­ner car­toon im­age, which fea­tures req­ui­site copy­right men­tion to Warner Broth­ers for the use of their logo.

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