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READER’S CAR OF THE WEEK – TY’S VJ CHARGER

By Andrew Goodwin, 22 May 2015 Features

READER’S CAR OF THE WEEK – TY’S VJ CHARGER

All the way from Perth is Ty's blacked-out VJ that's tougher than leather

“I BOUGHT my VJ Charger last year ago from my mate ‘Stork’ in Soldiers Point, NSW,” says WA lad Ty Letschert.

“He owned it for about 20 years, and had been rebuilding it for the past five. Rosie from Port Stephens finished off the upholstery, and then I had the car brought home to Perth. The engine is a 360 small block with 12.5:1 comp, a 0.525in Howards solid cam and extensively ported Mopar ‘J’ heads.

"It was running on avgas, but I had Wayne Smith from Performance Carb Tuning convert it to E85. The gearbox is a manualised 727 Torqueflite, and it has a shortened nine-inch with a full spool and 4.11 gears. I plan on swapping the spool for a Truetrac, and I reckon I’ll get a bigger cam and a few more goodies for the engine too.”