Story by the Society's No Limits Staff
Reprint with permission only.
One of our favorite muscle cars is the Plymouth Road Runner. We really like it in the “Blue Fire” paint that Chrysler had in 1969. As No Limits toured the fairgrounds during the 35th Goodguys’ All American Get-Together, we spied this brilliant 1969 Blue Fire Road Runner. Owned by Terry Wyler of Escalon CA, we wanted to find out a lot more about this bird.
Terry has owned the Road Runner for 5 years and actually purchased the car from a Mecum auction in Anaheim CA. This is the first car featured in No Limits that was purchased from Mecum. Terry explains that the condition of the car was the primary reason he bought it and we can attest to his judgment. The body and paint is flawless
The stock black bench seat interior is like new and original. One nice touch that Terry did after he acquired the car was to install the 1970 “pistol grip” shifter arm and handle in place of the stock “Inland” set up. This looks stock and way better than the original. Nice touch!
As we mentioned, the exterior of the car sparkles in the sun and the car sits on a set of 14inch rally style wheels that had been painstakingly restored ( including caps and rings ) supported by 245/60 BF Goodrich tires.
This look was chosen over the aftermarket Magnum 500 chrome bling look due to the dark sinister image the stock finish provides. The blacked out hood (factory stock) displays the “383” emblems announcing the engine beneath it.
The standard Road Runner 383 has been rebuilt with a performance cam, Edelbrock aluminum intake and Holley 700 CFM carb. This will certainly keep the coyotes away ! Because the blue bird lives out in the hot valley the cooling system has been up dated with a four core all aluminum Champion radiator and fan system. Helps to keep things mild when the valley temp is not!
Power is transmitted through the stock A833 Chrysler 4-speed transmission to a Chrysler 3.23:1 Sure Grip rear. Terry dressed the engine with a bit of chrome for the valve covers and air cleaner along with a set of Accel Super Stock spark plug cables and custom looms. The engine bay is as nice as the outside.
One thing Terry did point out is that as nice as the car was, it still needed some additional freshening up. Terry put on new brakes and redid the wiring. With a car that looks this good it also needs to sound good and so the entire exhaust system was replaced to now include a set of Summit HTC shorty headers, aluminized tail pipes finished with a set of FlowMasters for that perfect Mopar rumble! Good thing Terry is a “wrench spinner” who likes to work on his car
We think that the combination of a great body and interior and made this a good buy and we know that Terry will have fun for years to come . . . .
The Road Runner's stock HP 383 has been rebuilt with performance cam, Edelbrock intake, Holley carb and Summit headers
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See a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner "Back in the Day" Road Test - click HERE