CC: Tell us about the paint.
MH: I didn't think the paint would work out as well as it did. It was kind of a goofy color that probably only looks good on this car. I didn't like the AMC stripes so I used one solid stripe on the hood to show off the cowl. The car doesn't look right without the stripe, so this is really the best combination.
Car: '73 AMC Javelin
Owner: Joe Trymucha
Builder: Myron Ray Hendershot
Engine: 401 ci, iron block, ported dog-leg heads, forged flattop pistons, Comp Cams 280H with 230 degrees duration at 0.050 and 0.490-inch lift, Edelbrock Air Gap manifold with a 600-cfm Holley carburetor, built by Classic Motor Sports (Sauk Centre, MN)
Ignition: AMC electronic ignition with an MSD 6AL box and coil
Transmission: AMC TorqueFlite 727 with a 2,500-stall from Bell Transmission Products
Rearend: Ford 9-inch with 4.11:1 gears
Wheels and tires: Center Line Convo Pro series, 15x4 with Firestone P135x15, front; 15x15 with Mickey Thompson 33x21.5-15LT, rear
Front suspension: Stock with coils cut to lower it 3 inches
Rear suspension: Homemade tubs with a narrowed 9-inch housing, Moser 31-spline axles, R&J Racecars ladder bars, and S&W coilover shocks
Paint: Black on Chevrolet Cavalier Yellow by Pete Marthaler at Northside Body Shop
Interior: Black and yellow vinyl from Val's Upholstery