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1967 Dodge Coronet - White Hot

Joe Cox's '67 Mopar Built To Perfection

Photography by Terry McGean

CC: How often do you drive your Coronet?JC: It's mainly a Friday and Saturday night car. I drive it to local cruises and try to race it a couple of times a month. It's a pleasure car mainly. I drag raced for 15 years, and I just want a street car now, but one that can get out of its own way.

The Details Car: '67 Dodge Coronet Engine: 408ci small-block Mopar

Heads: Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum, 2.02/1.60-inch intake/exhaust valves

Induction: Holley Strip Dominator aluminum single-plane intake, 800-cfm Holley carb

Camshaft: Crane hydraulic roller, 236/240 degrees duration at 0.050-inch lift, 0.528/0.548-inch lift

Power: 475 hp at 5,500 rpm (est.), 520 lb-ft at 3,500 rpm (est.)

Transmission: Chrysler 727 TorqueFlite automatic, Dynamic 3,500-stall converter

Rearend: Chrysler 831/44-inch, Detroit Locker, 3.55:1 gears

Front suspension: Stock, urethane bushings, Competition Engineering adjustable shocks

Rear suspension: Stock, urethane bushings, KYB gas shocks, pinion snubber

Brakes: Stock 10-inch drums, front; stock 10-inch drums, rear

Wheels and tires: 15x6 Weld Draglites with BFGoodrich P215/65R15 Radial TAs, front; 15x7 Weld Draglites with BFGoodrich P255/60R15 Radial TAs, rear

Paint: PT Cruiser White, by Young City Auto BodyBest e.t.: 12.03 at 114 mph (quarter-mile)Cost to build: $22,000

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