my name is Mark and here is a page on my Dodge Challenger A66.
It is finished in Hemi Orange paint with black upholstery. The Challenger
is a matching numbers car and has a 340 V8 engine with a Edelbrook
Performer 4 barrel. The A66 340 came as standard with the Performance
Pack, which included heavy duty suspension, 340 engine (E55), E60x15
inch raised white letter tires (U82), performance hood, heavy duty
brakes, heavy duty suspension (S13), Bumble Bee paint stripe (may
be deleted), Scat Pack (bee) decal and the wheel lip moulding were
A66 was basically an R/T with a small block 340 engine.
Challenger has spent most of it's life in the USA and was imported
to the UK in 2005.
car was fully restored in the States, including a body off restoration
and an engine rebuild. It is in excellent condition.
A service was
carried out by Tornado Automotive. They also fitted a new steering
coupling and 2 new propshaft U/Js.
was smoking on start up, so it was decided to carry out a top engine
rebuild. After taking the heads off, it was clear the valves and
guides were all new so the engine had been rebuild recently. And
the head didn't need skimming either. However the valve stem seals
were missing when the previous rebuild was carried out, so these
A none disignated
side stripe was also fitted. I thought long and hard about it as
it's none original to teh A66, but I think it improves the looks.
I fitted a high
quality Sony stereo to the Challenger, with Pioneer parcel shelf
speakers. Sounds superb!
Christmas arrived and I was given nice new American
Racing alloy centre caps. The look much better than the existing
plastic metalized ones.
I primered and
spray painted the front grill and head lamp surrounds satin black,
as I didn't think the argent silver grill suited the car. 4 coats
of primer and 4 coats of satin black. The head lamp surrounds were
finished in satin black Hammerite to protect them from stone chips.
was taken to Tornado Automotive as there was a fuel leak. This was
caused as the grommet from the fuel pipe to the tank had perished.
A new grommet and sender were fitted and no more leaks. New front
brake lines were also fitted. The drum brakes also had surface corrosion
on them so they were shot blasted and resprayed satin black. The
engine air cleaner was also restored. It looks much better now!