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Mopar of the Month: September, 1999

1964 Dodge Polara

1964 Dodge pulled from the hills

Jim Brandon, Instructor, Automotive Technology, Linn State Technical College poses with the Dodge rescued for his students to ponder and restore.

1964 Dodge student team assembled

The team of students assemble to tackle the Mopar.

1964 Dodge - work that head

There must be horsepower somewhere in these ported and polished 906 heads.

1964 Dodge - almost ready

All the other vehicles in the shop scramble as the Dodge is prepped for final paint and assembly.

1964 Dodge back in action

The Dodge returns to the drag strip and resumes its search and destroy mission.

The students did most of the work on the Mopar. Here are the stats: 1972 Dodge 440 motor .060 over with Keith Black pistons, Sealed Power rings, Mopar Performance lifters and camshaft, Cloyes timing gear and chain, Milidon oil pan and oil pump; 906 heads, ported and polished by the student team; Holley 1050-cfi Dominator and Weiand intake manifold; Hooker headers; 4.88:1 Dana 60 rear end; 1972 Dodge TorqueFlite using a 3500 stall torque converter and Trans-Go shift kit; Frame connectors, six point roll cage, five inch forward rear suspension, Lexan windows.

May, 2000 UPDATE: This car is for sale!

1964 DODGE POLARA, Nostalgia Super Stock, 500cid wedge, cross ram, magazine feature car, NSCA class winner, 10.65 @125mph No Junk! color: white with red stripes $17,000.00, (573) 646-3194 or e-mail Jim Brandon

Here is a picture of the car as it ran in nostalgia super stock:

1964 Dodge back in action

The original style scoop was required to get the car to run in NSCA nostalgia super stock. The dominator was also removed and a cross ram manifold was installed to get in the class.

Many schools start in September. So what better a Mopar of the Month than this great '64 rescued and put together by the team at
Linn State Technical College!

We need more automotive shop visionaries like Jim Brandon and the students who resurrected the Mopar to terrorize the drag strips once again!

Talk about making learning fun! :-)
Gary H.

September, 1999; revised May 24, 2000; January 7, 2003

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