Friday, October 14, 2016

Billet Internals, Methanol Injection, & Twin Superchargers: Big Block Dodge Tow Monster

I'll let the seller tell the story.

"1968 Dodge Crew Cab dually. You are looking at drag racing history here. This is the '68 Crew Cab that the J&S East Valley Garage Jay Roach/Arley Langlo Top Fuel team used as their tow rig throughout the late 70's and early 80's.

Originally purchased at auction at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Slant-six, step-side crew cab.
Now sports a massive 512ci 440 iron stroker with a Top Fuel billet crank, Venolia forged pistons, and two, yes two Paxton centrifugal superchargers. Transmissions are a SM456 4-speed with a 3-speed Brownie overdrive behind it. Out back sports a 14-bolt corporate rear end with massive custom cooler and 4.10 gears. Genuine mag wheels. Fenders are from a mid 80's ford F350, and the hood is actually a '69 louvered stock piece. Custom made dual disc Borg/Beck clutch and custom pressure plate. 1-3/4" primary/ 5" collector headers built in chassis. Air conditioning still blows R12 cold with roof mounted cooler and fans. Three 20+ gallon custom fuel tanks with Holley blue pumps and regulators. Total fuel capacity is over 80 gallons. Custom water/methanol injection and cold air fender intakes for blowers.

This truck fully loaded and wet weighs 9390lbs! This is a man's tow rig with well over 1000 ft/lbs of torque on 100 octane. In its hay day it toted a 30' trailer stuffed with a Top Fuel dragster, spare engines, tools, and plenty of nitro.

Stored under cover its entire life, except for the last couple months due to storage limitations. Very minor rust in one drip rail. Camper is watertight and has bunk beds and full carpeting. Paint is the real deal--hit it with the buffer and look at yourself in the mirror. 

note the shift pattern plaque on the dash--easy breezy
This truck is NHRA history from the good ol' days. It pains me to see it go along with the history, but space and time limitations have made it necessary. Charge the batteries, give it a bath, top off the fuel and hit the key--it's ready to run."

Absolutely insane. These Frankentruck type of builds are rarely as well put together as this one sounds to be, and are almost never turnkey. Great history, too.

I bet it gets 4 MPG, which should still work out to a respectable 240 mile range.


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