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1964 Plymouth Belvedere 426 Max Wedge Stage III, with Galen Govier report. The 1964 Belvedere 426 Max Wedge Stage III Super Stock coupe was clearly designed with only one thing in mind – to go fast and win. And that’s exactly what they did, with many of them holding records that still stand today. This car is NOT a clone, a tribute, nor or a replica. As verified by the original fender tag and Galen Govier report – this is a super rare 1964 4-speed 426 Street Wedge Belvedere, but now sporting a real deal 426 Max Wedge Stage III motor, built with all the right parts from 1964. The block itself is a 1963 426 Max Wedge Stage II that was fully rebuilt in 2012 to 1964 Stage III factory specs. Estimated horsepower is well over 500. Topped by the original Stage III cross-ram intake with a pair of 625 CFM Carter carbs sporting their original factory chrome dress-up air cleaners, the exhaust is through the original trick factory manifolds with matched 21-inch long runners and into a custom 3-inch TTI exhaust system with cut-outs. More details on the engine: Block stamping: 426 TMP HC / 2-26-13. Casting number: 2406730-1. Casting date: 10/1/62. Intake casting: 2402726-1. Head casting: 240228. The engine is backed by an A833 4-speed manual transmission. This is an original 4-speed car and it has been correctly modified exactly as they were raced in 1964. Most 64 Plymouth’s used a ball-and-trunnion type universal joint behind the transmission, but this one has a NASCAR trick and modified pinion-style yoke. It has the NASCAR trick and modified a pinion-style yoke so they could use a standard universal joint, and that’s exactly how this car has been modified. This way the drive shaft can be easily removed without pulling the yoke out of the tail-shaft. There’s an 8 3/4″ Sure Grip limited-slip rear with 3.55 gears hanging off a set of heavy-duty Super Stock springs. Custom-made 15×8 steel wheels designed to replicate the Chrysler Imperial wheels that racers would use in the 60’s.
Today there are a set of 275/60/15 B F Goodrich radials in back. Up front there’s a matching set of 5″ wide 15-inch steel wheels on a pair of 205/70/15 Kumhos, topped with a set of perfect OEM dog dish hubcaps from the original 1964 Plymouth that sat in the original owner’s garage for nearly 40 years. The paint and stainless trim are world-class, with all the Belvedere-specific pieces intact. The hood scoop is an original fiberglass unit as well. The interior was fully restored in 2005 to factory specifications. Everything is new, from the carpets to the door panels, to the headliner, and fits better than it did in 1964. The materials and textures are accurate. The Sun tach on the dashboard is period-correct. There is a short-throw Hurst shifter (factory original) sprouting from the transmission tunnel. Other than the radio and a heater, there are no other options on this car. There are Autometer gauges installed under the dash. All factory gauges on the dash work, and the radio has a stereo FM converter. Everything in this car works, including the back-up lights, lighter, and radio.
This car had a frame off restoration in 1996. Continuous improvements have been made to where it is today. It is a well-documented car with a lot of history. If you Google 1964 Plymouth Belvedere 426 max wedge, photos of this car come up first and you can see some rebuild progress under Fred Howard’s Max Wedge (http://www.americantorque.com/page/0/153/) at American Torque. Since I have owned the car, I have done the following to improve its performance. I had the 3:55 rear end (with Sure Grip) rebuilt in 2010. I had a custom built heavy duty drive shaft installed to handle all of that torque. I had the 426 max wedge rebuilt in 2012 with all the best parts money can buy to produce max horse power. The motor has less than 1,000 miles on the rebuild and is treated like a baby. With all the work and various improvements over $25,000 has been spent on the engine. Total investment in the car is over $80,000. The car is covered in my garage and kept clean at all times. Below is some more info. I will also include the Galen Govier report on this car, plus documentation of the cars history and previous work done. The Car just won second in class (B Body) at a large California MOPAR Car show.
In 2012, the 426 Max Wedge Stage III motor was rebuilt and has about 1,000 miles on the rebuild. Reconditioned and balanced crankshaft and connecting rods, Ross custom forged flat top pistons, Harlan Sharp roller rocker shafts, Comp Cams hydraulic roller camshaft 550 lift. 300 duration intake and 550 lift, 305 duration exhaust, 112 degree overlap, all new valves. Hardened seats on exhaust Comp Cams chromoly push rods.