b'passionateaboutengines.Werehe managed to get it back, and thatpiece of which is a mechanical 1960s talking major rocket surgeon passion- wasallheneededtobuildtheKeltronic tachometer that goes all the ate.His goal in life is to have enginessmoothestrunning,fire-breathingway to 8,000 rpms and its still brutal-builttothecorrecttolerancesanddragon, small block youll ever see.Itly accurate.The wheels are sixties specs, inside and out, with every sin- doesnt look like anything ferocious,originalsaswell,includingthe gle part working together like a Swissbut that little bored and stroked 318Cragars up front, which have a July watch.He knows the combinations,dynod at 540 horsepower and made1968 date code ink stamped on the regardlessoftheengine,andhe500 ft. lbs. of torque at 6,000 rpms! inside of each rim!We told you, he knows how to make them run.HisAndthatlittlesuckerrevswayupwanted the car to look like a late six-previous builds and the motor in thisthere!Daniel tells us he usually shiftstiesdrive-inhotrod,andhewent little blue 65 Dodge are ample proofbetween 6,500 and 6,800 rpms if heshardcore into it front to back, with the of that.really stomping on it, and hes seenadded benefit of being able to drive it Hisdailydriver(practically)7Konthetachwithouttheengineto the grocery store as well. happens to be this 65 Dodge hardtopbalking!And the cool trick about this,So, thats the origin story of a he bought off a friend six years agosince hes a wizard or something, ifmannamedDanielBoshears,who as a target of opportunity.The DodgeyourestandingnexttotheDodge,youre going to be hearing a whole lot was on its way to being made into ayes, its rumbly and a little loud, butmoreaboutintheyearstocome. street/strip race car when his friend gotinvolvedinsomeotherprojects and the Coronet became surplus toLazerPerformancesbigdebutwillbeatthe the needs of the cause.He offeredIndy Cylinder Head trade show in March 2022, Daniel a good deal on it, thus Daniel wassooninNortheastTennesseewhere they will have a booth set up showing off pickinguptheDodgeasarolling body, looking pretty much just as youmany of their new products.see it here, wearing the same blue paint with the same blue interior, but withoutamotorortransmission.idling,itprettymuchsoundslikeaThehardcoreMoparinsidershave Beingacollectorofvintagespeedfairly stock car.Theres no mile-deepknown Daniel for decades, but after parts and all sorts of vintage automo- choptothisthing,itdoesntshakeMarch, his talents and craftsmanship bilia, not to mention his extensive col- andchatterallovertheplace,itare going to be available to the aver-lectionofoldcarmagazinesgoingsounds and gives off the vibes moreage,everyday,bluecollarMopar backtotheforties,Danielsawthelikeastock318two-barrelmotorguy,andhessuperexcitedabout Dodge as an opportunity to recreatewouldwhenthehoodsclosed! that.Watchforthelaunchofthe what a genuine street fighter of theBacking up the small block is a man- webpage,www.laserperformance late sixties wouldve looked like, andual valve body TorqueFlite controlled.com, and if you can get to the Indy he could leave it reliable enough toby a Cheetah gated shifter, becauseCylinderHeadstradeshow,byall use it for a fair-weather driver when- toquoteDaniel,ThatswhatRickmeans, get there.There are always ever the mood struck.AllisonatA&Atoldmetodo,anda lot of cool cars and parts on display At the heart of the matter iswhen Rick tells you to do something,at the event, but this year, youll get to an X block small block that he actual- anditinvolvesanautomatictrans- seeabrandnew,game-changing ly built years ago for Engine Mastersmission, youd better do it!companyliterallycomingoutofthe that was supposed to be used for theTherestofthecockpitisastarting blocks.Well done to Daniel, Bob Glidden Plymouth Arrow project. rolling museum for some of his vin- and we cant wait to see what this guy The engine didnt get used for that,tage aftermarket gauges, the center- comes up with.X www.moparcollectorsguide.com 73'