Jump to content

My Next Project (V Code 71 Roadrunner)


jbojo
 Share

Recommended Posts

Here is the next project that I have lined up to start after I finish my Mustang rebuild. It's a 1971 Roadrunner 440-6 (V Code) with a 4 speed and Air Grabber hood. It's in pretty rough condition with no major rust issues though. Not a Mustang and I am not a Mopar fan but just couldn't resist this one.

100_0131.thumb.JPG.8fa4fecc35ab49d64615a8318f16ed04.JPG

100_0138.thumb.JPG.ac75470820f6240b090554258e89fd09.JPG

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 352
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

Looks like a project for sure. Have fun!

Doc

Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=76]Doc's Garage[/button][button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-mustang-convertible-restoration-and-modification]Doc's Wiki[/button]

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That is THE car I want. 71 Roadrunner, GTX or Satellite, I don´t care. But I want that car!!!!


Here are three fine examples:

I almost bought the last one but I did not have the money at the time.

085.JPG.b2c0835e19622e0d303d859f0147f3b8.JPG

080.thumb.JPG.fa2ede87be684a1a3aa3f3a5774469a5.JPG

101.JPG.abc7f45fc75b83f4923213c2a783457c.JPG

spacer.png
Mike
"If I were you...... I´d rather be me." 😛
Check out my video:
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-my-mustang-in-action

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That last one looks almost identical to the '73 Satellite Sebring my cousin had when I was in high school.... and I should've just bought it from her (seeing how she didn't even have a driver's license at the time).

 

Grrrr!!! Hindsight sucks!

Eric

mach1sig2.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I really like the 70's muscle cars. The ones people don't typically think about. Seems like a pretty awesome car to me, 440-6 with a 4 speed and that hood.

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1972-mustang-mach-1]Visit My Garage[/button]

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thx for the comments guys. They only made around 137 of these V code 4 speed cars and I really don't know how many are still around. I really like the way that air grabber raises out of the hood for the ram air affect. I don't think that the Mopar folks kept very good records as far as how each car was optioned like Marti reports so it's going to be difficult to determine if this is a 1/1 car. Going to do a full rotisserie restore on this one and keep it fully original.

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nice find! Do you ever watch the TV show "Graveyard Carz" which specialize in restoring those Mopars?

 

http://www.graveyardcarz.com/

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06

20180127_082009.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here is the next project that I have lined up to start after I finish my Mustang rebuild. It's a 1971 Roadrunner 440-6 (V Code) with a 4 speed and Air Grabber hood. It's in pretty rough condition with no major rust issues though. Not a Mustang and I am not a Mopar fan but just couldn't resist this one.

 

Awesome car... I absolutely love the 71 in particular. When you get that car done it will be worth some serious money...

 

This guy is the "MARTI" equivalent to the MOPAR world.

 

http://www.galengovier.com/

 

Good Luck!

1_24_09_13_4_29_06.png
Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

Awesome car... I absolutely love the 71 in particular. When you get that car done it will be worth some serious money...

 

This guy is the "MARTI" equivalent to the MOPAR world.

 

http://www.galengovier.com/

 

Good Luck!

 

Yeah, I haven't heard too many good things about the Galen reports, no comparison to the Marti reports. Mopar just didn't keep very accurate records of these cars. I will try to get this car on the Mopar registry.

-jbojo

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like these cars...could have bought an all original one In perfect condition when I was 17 for $1000 and passed it up :@

 

Yeah, I kick myself too. I actually was considering a 1970 Superbird at the time but just didn't have the funds. I think it was listed for $4100.00, I got to test drive it though.

-jbojo

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like these cars...could have bought an all original one In perfect condition when I was 17 for $1000 and passed it up :@

 

Yeah - the one I let get away was only $650. 318 w/headers, dual exhaust w/Cherry Bombs, 727, 3.55s, slotted mags, half-worn BFGs, and already had an El Cheapo cassette deck and leaky air shocks installed.

 

Dammit!

Eric

mach1sig2.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A good friend of mine had a 71 383 roadrunner. I helped him restore the engine bay and install the 383. He had it painted a Viper blue and the factory blue interior redone.The car really grew on me and I would say there my favorite Mopars. The car was awesome in every way. Once the car was done he sold it because he wanted a Challenger, he never got the Challenger.:dodgy: Needless to say he regrets selling it and I remind him how bad ass that car was. In fact I'm going to call him now to remind him how dumb he is.:D

- Mike

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A friend told me about a 1970 challenger when I was a youngin. Dad took me to look at it...what a beauty...yellow with white interior, 383 4 speed car, no rust but it had a fist size ding in the front right fender. The price was $500 and I had the cash in my pocket...I was going to own the bad boy. The owner was really selling the car to my dad (telling him how great the car is and all the salesmen stuff) then dad said "It's not for me, he wants it" and points to me...The guy said "too much car for you kid, it's not for sale" and walks back in the house. Dad told me to get back in the truck, and that he wouldn't give 2 cents for something like that. years later he and I were watching barret jackson and a car just like it sold for like $100,000 and he just looked at me and said "shutup..you probably wouldn't be alive now if I had let you have that piece of sh.." and he was probably right too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Was that car down by tri cities raceway?...It looks just like a road runner i seen down by my cousin house by tri cities raceway.....Yellow one down there next door too his place in about the same shape.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Was that car down by tri cities raceway?...It looks just like a road runner i seen down by my cousin house by tri cities raceway.....Yellow one down there next door too his place in about the same shape.

 

No, this is an AZ car but it was once used on the drag strip. It had a ridiculous 5.xx something rear end. From the original owner is that this was a pretty quick car in it's day.

-jbojo

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Was that car down by tri cities raceway?...It looks just like a road runner i seen down by my cousin house by tri cities raceway.....Yellow one down there next door too his place in about the same shape.

 

No, this is an AZ car but it was once used on the drag strip. It had a ridiculous 5.xx something rear end. From the original owner is that this was a pretty quick car in it's day.

-jbojo

 

Wow...some low low gears....almost sounds like it was set up for 1/8th mile with that low of gears...lol

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 years later...
  • 1 month later...

Thx Lars!!! I plan to start the restoration in the beginning of the new year. I am going to try a rotisserie restoration and restore it to concourse. I hope to get it torn apart in the first couple months and then have the body soda blasted. I'll use this thread for the restoration progress and pics as work progresses.

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My pleasure John[WINKING FACE] Will follow this renovation [sMILING FACE WITH SMILING EYES] You must be excited about this one 😎 Which you good luck with the renovation 😎[THUMBS UP SIGN] Regards Lars

 

Sendt fra min D2005 med Tapatalk

So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73:whistling:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nice Roadrunner..... with a 440! Awesome.... would love to drive one of those.

 

I saw one of those 6 barrel ones in the Chrysler Museum in Detoit.

20160929_171923_edit2_small.jpg

 

1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...