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Vehicle 1972 PLYMOUTH SCAMP
Engine Type 8 Cylinder Naturally Aspirated
Vehicle Class Mid-size
Color Sassy Grass Green
Updated 04-03-2014 09:16 PM
Mileage 127,000 Miles
Price $14,250.00 CAD
Purchase Date 11-15-2013
URL http://440scamp.com
Total Modifications 0
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Description
My latest trip down memory lane, taking a detour through 1979 and the Land of Plymouth.

1972 Plymouth Scamp, in Sassy Grass green, with a new black interior, courtesy of Legendary Interiors. A B&M Quick Stick shifter controls the trans and an Autometer 5" tach keeps tabs on the power plant. She's also sporting an original Go Wing, black vinyl top and matte black painted hood. She's rolling on 15x7 matte black Cop Car wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich Radial T/A rubber, 245/60's on the back, and 205/60's up front.

Turning those BFG's to piles of smoking rubber is a large by huge 440 c.i. V8, fortified with fully prepped heads and an Edlebrock Performer RPM intake topped with a Barry Grant 725 cfm Road Demon carb. The spent gasses exit through Schumacher headers designed specifically for the swap, an H pipe, Flowmaster 40's and chrome tips at the rear bumper. The good sounds come from a Mopar Performance .484 lift hydraulic cam and kit, and a complete MSD ignition lights the fire.

All that power is channeled through a TorqueFlite 727 automatic trans that has been beefed up with a Mopar Performance shift kit and 2800 RPM stall convertor. From there, it flows through a custom length drive shaft out to a 9" rear end that turns 3.89 gears through a factory limited slip unit. The rear end also sports factory disk brakes.

ToDo List
May go a bit crazy with this one. Already investigating moving the rear springs inboard and having her mini tubbed. That way I can run at least a 275/60, and possibly a 325/50 for some added traction.

There are several companies making tubular K members and coil over front suspension systems for these cars now. That would free up lots of room for headers, plus give me modern suspension and rack and pinion steering.

If I go that far, then a 6 point bar will find it's way into the car, along with deleting the heater box and blower motor, and likely the wiper motor and linkage (that would free up weight and room in the engine compartment to be able to remove the valve covers without major effort).

After that, and nice 493 c.i. stroker, followed by a Gear Vendors over drive unit (to make those road trips bearable!) and then she might be "done"! LOL!

Comments
User Posted Date Comments
02-25-2014
Sweet ride!


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