Carcy Jeff’s 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 Four Speed Build

A hot rodder for decades and a custom painter Jeff owned and raced many cool cars. He always loved the early 60’s Mopars and really wanted a ’64 Plymouth. Few years ago he came across this 1965 Dodge Coronet 500. Being a factory 4-speed car, it looked like a good toy to play with and Carcy traded his Blown 392 HEMI Powered Willys for it.

1965 dodge coronet 500 build

The engine had some leaks, and when he pulled it Jeff faced few more things that needed to be fixed. Naturally, the few repairs turned into pretty much full drvetrain rebuild. In this post we are going to take a look at all the mods Carcy did to his 1965 Dodge Coronet 500, and his future plans for the Mopar.

1965 dodge coronet 413 build

Starting with the 1965 Dodge Coronet engine, the 413 is now bored and dressed with ported Edelbrock heads, Max Wedge intake topped with 650 CFM carbs, roller rockers, and solid roller .570/.576 lift cam to produce 550+ horsepower. Doug’s coated headers are connected to 3-inch polished stainless exhaust.

1965 dodge coronet four speed build

The power is sent through the factory 4-speed rebuilt by a friend of Carcy’s and narrowed Dana 60 rear with 4.10 gears. Further upgrades done to the Dodge Coronet drivetrain are McLeod twin disk clutch and Gear Vendors overdrive.

1965 dodge coronet 500 carcy jeff

Jeff installed a Hurst Ram Rod shifter with custom handle, lever, and center console. Added a 20:1 manual steering box, 1-wire alternator, FBO ignition, new fuel system and gas tank with a sump, and relocated the battery to the trunk.

custom 1965 dodge coronet 500

Super stock springs and Billet Specialties 15×6 and 15×10 wheels are giving the 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 a great stance. LED headlights, super stock grille treatment and the Mopar “M” supporting the hood scoop are a nice touch.

1965 dodge coronet 500 factory four speed muscle car

Carcy shares that he will soon do a new wilder paint to achieve a cool old school drag car appearance. He is also currently building a 528 cube RB engine for more torque as he loves shredding the tires of his 1965 Dodge Coronet.

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