is the daily driver of your MagnumGT.com
administrator. It have been featured many times
as "reader Rides", and Internet eMagazine, and
even a Magazine in Australia.
In 2001, it
was featured in a eZine called MyDailyDriver.com.
I believe that site is now restricted to paid
It was then the cover
feature of an Australian Mopar magazine by the
name of Slick6Packs. Click the thumbnail to read
the full pages.
More recently a big time magazine sent a
writer/photographer out to get what they need
for a feature. I'll not mention any more about
it until it goes to print -- and I don't want to
jinx the deal.
In 1999 bought this car from the 2nd owner in
Tuscan, it is my daily driver, and a work in
progress to make it better and better. So far
Replace the big block with one putting out
about 500 HP
replaced the transmission and torque
convertor with one able to handle the motor
replaced the pegged-leg 8¼" rear end with
highway gears with a 8¾" unit with a
Suregrip and 3.55 cogs.
Replaced the entire AC system and converted
Replaced the fan belts with a polished
Serpentine system, with a polished Sandin AC
compressor and polished 100 AMP 1-wire
alternator in a 70 AMP cage.
Replaced the 78 stereo with an Infinity unit
out of a 99 Durango and speakers to Pioneer
K-40 Radar detector
Power windows out of a 79 Cordoba 300
Replace the Lean Burn ignition with a Mopar
Performance electronic unit. Spark plug
wires are MSD 8.8mm.
Replace the cast iron intake with an
Edelbrock Performer RPM and the carb with
(initially) an Edelbrock Performer 750, and
then later with a Big's Performance prepared
Valve covers and air cleaner are Mopar
Performance Cast Aluminum -- and the element
is a K&N.
Custom dash bezels powder-coated matte black
with Dakota Digital gauges.
Stainless steel headers and 2½" dual exhaust
with Flowmaster 50s.
Aluminum radiator, electric pusher fan, new
7-blade clutch fan, aluminum catch cab,
high-flow water pump and thermostat, B&M
trans-cooler with electric fan, and braided
steel trans lines. I have all of the parts
and the Magnum in my shop -- waiting for me
to have an extra day.
Big black leather seats from a modern Luxo-liner
Gear Vendor overdrive, manual reverse
valve-body, floor shifter with console, and
floor shifter steering column
MSD 6AL ignition with MSD Billet
distributor. Blaster II coil.
Aluminum brake master cylinder and rear disc