1966 Coronet 440, QQ1 Met. Red 383 4-speed Coming Back From the Dead

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    Cool car before they "hot rodded" it. It probably seems fast and scary as hell with that rake. And the fender well headers...it's not a 55 Chevy.

    The seats look nice!
     
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    I agree, although for a race car it could have been chopped much worse.

    The scariest thing for me is the de-chroming which begs the question- if the trim holes are filled in, how much more work was done?
     
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      Agreed, that's a lot of big holes spanning the better part of 17'.
       
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      Does this maroon car have 11” drum brakes all around? These are neat cars.

      I had an oddball: 67 Charger 383-2, console 4 speed, 323 SG manual steering and brakes. Had fender tag and certicard. For the little money I got out of it I should have kept it.
       
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        QQ1 is "metallic red" in 66. It's an interesting color that begs further study on my part.

        I had a customer in K Falls with a '66 Charger optioned with a 361-2/4-speed. It was a nice road car and actually wasn't horrible in the mpg department. Sounds like the 67 was a neat car.

        On the brakes I am unsure. I'll report back on that once we get it up in the air and pull the wheels off.
         
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        I will get you the info from my old car and the this one when I get some free time in the office.
         
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        Awesome.
         
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        We have been very busy at work due to the storm so not much in the way of progress. I am considering stabbihg a rebuit 383 long block in the car instead of fighting the unknown. I did knock all plugs out of the block to flush it. I hate the thought of my newly recored radiator getting full of crud.

        The little devil on my shoulder keeps reminding me of a 470 stroker for sale semi locally that I should go check out. It's hard to resist making this one boogie like my other cars do.

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          I learned something new about 66 b bodies today! Apparently if a 361 or 383 was ordered in an area that required C.A.P. emissions the 26" radiator was standard. That would make sense considering my silver car was a C.A.P. equipped, non-A/C, 383 4-barrel. So there you have it, the mystery of the 26" radiator is solved.
           
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