Tag Archives: Carlisle

Hard Charger

Scat City Screamer’s 485-Horse 392 HEMI® V8 shrinks both time and distance during our 1000-mile round trip 
 

Charger R/T Scat Pack
 

Let’s face it — summer road trips are a blast. Especially if you’re wheeling a cool ride that’s packing some serious power under the hood. That’s what was waiting for us when we had a chance to take a 2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack from Michigan, through Ohio, and out to Carlisle, Pennsylvania. With this being the 50th anniversary of the iconic Charger nameplate, we couldn’t think of a better ride…

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Six Pack Fiberglass

The 1969 1/2 Super Bee and its cousin, the Plymouth Road Runner, equipped with the 440 Six Pack (“Six Barrel” for the Road Runner) engine option were the first production cars to feature an all-fiberglass, lift-off hood. The Six Pack 440 was introduced as a midyear option, and with it came the mandatory addition of the Super Track Pack and its 4.10:1 gears in the Dana 60 rear, either the A-727 automatic or 833 manual transmission, and no wheel covers on the black-painted (regardless of body color) steel wheels with chrome lug nuts. Models ordered as such are commonly…

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Six Pack Fiberglass

Scratching the Surface

Scratching the Surface

 

My earliest memories are loaded with inquisitive adventures. I was one of those kids who would take everything apart to examine and explore all of the inner workings of virtually anything I could get my hands on, just to see what made it function. Occasionally, I’d manage to put everything back in some semblance of working order, as well, which had the effect of encouraging my seek-and-dismantle missions. Oh, certainly, there were misadventures, and the Frankenstein-ing of a few less than fortunate items into, well, objects whose end…

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Scratching the Surface