Burke, Richard
1973 Plymouth Scamp


I have built my last two motors with your short block kits.  I have a ’73 Plymouth Scamp modified with a ’69 Dart front end.  I have attached a picture and would love to see it on your web site.  Overall the car has performed well.  The best time was 10.63 in St. Louis about 1 year ago.  Not too bad for a small block with 9” tires and a leaf spring suspension.  I have since lowered the launch RPM to gain consistency and I consistently run between 10.69 and 10.73 depending on the weather.

 Car ’73 Plymouth Scamp with ’69 Dodge Dart fiberglass front end
Engine: 360cid – .030 over, stroked = 408 with Hughes/K-1 forged crank and stroke kit.
Eagle H-beam rods (floating pins)
Diamond Alum pistons (domed top – to get higher compression approx 12.5:1)
Crane roller cam – (special recipe)
Heads – Edelbrock – highly massaged with bigger springs and spring pockets and ported
Crane aluminum rocker assembly
Induction: Edelbrock Airgap (portmatched), with Holley 950cfm
Headman headers – stepped to 2.5” – this made a big difference on the top end
727 trans – built by Rick Allison (AA trans in Indiana), with brake, aluminum drum, approx stall 4.5k – 4.8k etc….
8 ¾ rear with Moser 35 spline axels and a spool.
9” wide tires, cal-track bars adjustable race shocks, Mopar super comp springs – moved in to frame rails, after market “race” torsion bars,  etc….
Full cage (built to go into the 9’s by Rich Kent – RK Racing)
MSD ignition – 7AL-3, crank trigger, Billet distributor (no vacuum advance), programmable timing computer, various rpm switches, and various other goodies like EGT monitor.


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