Wicked 500hp Dodge Lil’ Red Express Truck Build

1979 dodge lil red express build

The 1978-1979 Dodge Lil’ Red Express models are favorite to many gearheads and with a little more than 7,000 trucks built in total, these are rare as well. Today we have a very cool example which retains its factory look, but is much better in terms of performance. Check out the “74Beeper” walkaround video and read more below.

The 1979 Dodge Lil’ Red Express build sports a 408 Mopar Stroker enhanced with performance goodies like forged crank and pistons, Trick Flow heads, hydraulic flat tappet camshaft from Cam Motion, Edelbrock intake and Brawler 750 double pumper carb.

dodge lil red express 408 v8 build

The 408 engine has been dynoed at 504 horsepower and 518 pounds of torque controlled by 727 trans with 3,000 stall converter, Trans-Go shift kit and 3.55 geared rear. Now that you know the specs, watch this cool Dodge Lil’ Red Express doing a nice burnout.

Don’t Miss: Pro Street Dodge Lil’ Red Express at Byron Dragway

dodge lil red express pro street build
Click on the Photo to See the Lil Red Express Drag Racing
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