Topic: Yet another newbie thread about car options!
So the prospective crew chief for my embryonic team has offered up a 1970 Dodge Challenger with a Slant 6 and 3-speed automatic. As far as I know it's complete and stock, but I don't know if it ran when he bought it. He took it slightly apart and it's been sitting in his shop for a couple years. I'm trying to determine what a reasonable starting value for this car would be, since it would be a "donation." I can't find any 1st-gen Challenger Sixes on CL or Ebay, and KBB only goes back to 1992.
I know, I know; don't sweat the budget as a newbie. Just bear with me here. I mainly want to get an idea of how much room we might have for improvements. The car's definitely not an IOE contender, so we may as well try to go fast. For all I know, this thing has front drum brakes because it came with a 6-cylinder. If that is the case, would changing over to discs be considered a safety improvement? How about adding a brake booster if it doesn't have one? Stopping power is safety power!
Just out of curiosity, has anyone seen a Challenger in Lemons before? I figure this car would be in either class A or B, depending on whether/how much we cheatify it. Any of the judges care to weigh in on this?
Also, there's the question of theme. Chris from Tetanus Racing (I think) suggested either Vanishing Point or Death Proof, the latter of which would be great if we could get one of the girlfriends to ride the hood through tech inspection. If we actually had some women on the team, I might consider an Archer theme. I was also thinking about what may be the least classy Space Shuttle theme ever.
By the way, if the 2013 schedule is similar to 2012, we'll probably be aiming for Yee-Haw Lemons Texas in February.
Index of Effluency, Heroic Fix, Class C Trophy, now hopelessly gunning for Class B.
Currently 1-2 vs. Team Fairlylame in the Class of 1964 Championships