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Ronnie Campbellís Tor-red 440-6bbl automatic GTX



The feature 1970 GTX is owned by Ronnie Campbell of New York state. It was scheduled to be built at the Lynch Road, MI plant on February 11, 1970. The GTX came with the original fender tag but no buildsheet. According to the fender tag this car came painted EV2 Tor-red paint (it was repainted EK2  vitamin C later)  with a black vinyl top,  charcoal bucket seat interior and black reflective side stripe.  The heavy duty 727 automatic transmission was ordered with optional center floor console.   A heavy duty 26Ē radiator was also ordered instead of the standard 22Ē radiator.  The light package A01 which included the hood mounted turn signals L31, the airgrabber hood N96 and the flat black hood performance paint V21 were included on the fender tag codes.  This GTX came with the standard 440-4bbl hp engine but a earlier owner added the 6bbl set up.   The axle code on the fender tag read 055 which means it was ordered with the A36 axle package which included 3.55 gears with suregrip in a 489 case on the 8 ĺĒ rear end.  This is a manual brake car but did come with power steering.    A factory AM radio provided the driver with music, the G33 driverís remote outside door mirror made adjusting the mirror easier  with the passenger door mirror also.   The standard black steering wheel was upgraded to the wood grain style wheel.   A go-wing was added sometime in the carís life as well as hood pins which unfortunately were installed in the wrong location. 

 

Ronnie wrote that he ďpurchased the car from a cardiologist in my area.   The car was mostly done but there were those little things that bug me so I had to address those issues.   The past owner told me he had a big build on the motor, claiming it had less than a thousand miles on it, which I believe to be true. After I tore the engine down I realized the transmission needed work also.  Before I bought the GTX the original ignition was removed.   A Daytona sensors billet distributor which looks stock was installed which was electronic.  It has a FBO ignition system with a rev limiter that will not retard up to 7,000 rpm.    Sometime in the carís life the original 489 case was swapped out for a 721 unit with 3.55 gears.   The 440 engine is now a 505 stroker with roller cam.  Factory HP exhaust manifolds are on the engine.  A 1970 case iron 6bbl intake with 1970 carbs that were rebuilt with the aid of Bob K. at Mr. Six pack now sits atop the engine.  The transmission is a super Street Fighter TCI rated to 750 horses with a TCI torque converter with flexplate.  A Chrome Molly driveshaft with 1350 yoke now goes to a Dana 60 rearend with new Dutchman axles with true track eatin center section.   I installed disc brakes all around the car and a Hotchkiss suspension with tubular upper control arms, Hodgkinís upper and lower ball joints, sway bar and rear springs and caster struts.   I also added an adjustable pinion snubber.  The Dana 60 houses 3.54 gears.   With the improvements the engine is estimated at 550 hp with over 620 pounds of torque.  I canít wait to do Mopar events to see what it will do in the quarter mile.  

This EV2 GTX is one of 84 found in the database of the 1970 GTX registry.   It is one of 29 with the EV2 paint, 440-4bbl engine, 727 automatic transmission and black vinyl top.  

 

September 2022


Past Car's of the Month

Dave Clark's EF8 automatic 1970 GTX
Eric Andersenís EB5 4 speed 1970 GTX
Darcy's lime light 4 speed 6 barrel GTX
Ed's EF8 painted blue GTX
Bruce Morrow's burnt orange metallic (FK5) 440 automatic
Glen Raines' lemon twist 440 automatic.
George Moses's EB5 4-speed GTX with white and blue interior
Donnie Douglas' black 4-speed GTX with burnt orange interior
 
Scott and Maria Marlow's two 1970 GTX's
Blake A. Bohincs's FT6 6bbl 4-speed
Soren Maatsson's black automatic 440-4bbl drag car
Dan Streeter's EB5 4 speed 440-6bbl with blue interior
David Lee's "Vitamin C" automatic GTX
Bill Lineham's TX9 GTX with rare FK4 interior
Tim Adams' EV2 torred 1970 GTX
Rusty Easterling's EW1 automatic
Garry Keay's Blue 1970 GTX
Roger Wilson's 999 paint code GTX
Bryan Davis's EB7 6bbl 4 speed GTX
Barry Funk's FK5 automatic 4bbl GTX
Roy Garcia's triple black 1970 GTX
Blair Wightman's EB7 4 speed GTX
Darwin Leis's rare black 1970 GTX with white vinyl top
Brian Dougon's rare two-tone paint 6bbl GTX
Dave/Julie Stewart's EB5 w/white interior 4bbl GTX
Chip Haine's rare TX9 4bbl automatic with blue interior

Dave Grimmon's EF8 4bbl automatic with 1/2 million miles
Jim Chandler's FK5 4bbl automatic in the UK
Ron Knorr's EF8 with white interior 4bbl GTX
Dave Hechler's FE5 now 6bbl 4spd GTX
Dave Chisholm's modified TX9 GTX
John Borzych's FJ5 GTX race car

Rick Richard's EB5 6bbl 4 spd GTX

Don Collom's FT6 4 speed 440-4bbl GTX
Bob Thompson's GTX 440-4bbl automatic
Joe Petrungaro's FC7 automatic 440-4bbl GTX
Darren Phiipp's FE5 automatic GTX
Mark Sillar's EB7 A/C auto GTX
Norm VerHage's EB7 4 speed GTX
Chris Akin's FC7 automatic GTX
Steve Lester's FE5 automatic GTX
Ed Aprile's EB5 w/white vinyl top & side stripe 4 speed GTX
Ron Simonar's FC7 4bbl auto GTX
Fred Gilmore's Ivy Green GTX w/ Hemi engine
Brian Moceri's black 440-4bbl 4 spd GTX
Dave Kruszewski's TX9 GTX w/ white interior
Mats & Eva's FK5 6bbl. 4 spd GTX
Doug Dufour's EW1 4bbl GTX w/AC
Frank Forest's FK5 6bbl. 4 speed GTX

Chris Lobascio's EB5 automatic 440-6bbl. GTX
Mike Doddo's 440+6bbl. 4 speed GTX
Russ Carpenter's EB7 4bbl. 4 speed GTX
Ivan Kron's FE5 6bbl. 4 speed GTX
Nick Pieramico's FK5 6bbl. 4 speed GTX
Chuck Brunell's FJ5 GTX
Steve Coe's EK2 4 speed GTX
Dave Drozdowski's FJ5 GTX

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