1969 Dodge Super Bee – Mechanical Restoration

Owner: John Hryndei

Work Performed

  • Installed a new engine long block, including new performance cylinder heads, and intake manifold
  • Installed new carburetors and tuned them (new jets, power valve, secondary vacuum spring, secondary plate conversion)
  • Installed new rocker arms, pushrods, camshaft, and chain
  • installed Mopar valve covers
  • Installed a new oil pump, pick up, and pan
  • Installed new drive belts
  • Installed a new water pump
  • Installed a new flywheel and clutch kit
  • Replaced incorrect transmission bell housing with a new correct one
  • Installed a new yoke and U-Joint
  • Installed a new starter to compensate the engine's new compression
  • Installed a new exhaust system, including headers, and hangers
  • Installed a new fuel pump, filter, and hoses
  • Installed a locking fuel cap
  • Installed new ignition components (plugs, wires, cap, distributor, rotor)
  • Installed a new power steering pump and pulley
  • Installed a new intermediate shaft
  • Installed a new brake master cylinder
  • Balanced wheels
  • Installed a new shifter boot
  • Installed a new driver side door jamb switch

Briefly about the project

This 1969 Dodge Super Bee came to us shortly after it was purchased by John. It had what at first appeared to be a simple repair, but once it was diagnosed it tumbled into something much larger. It became a tear down project, uncovering one item lead to another. The engine needed to be replaced due to a poor rebuild, and the transmission had a couple issues that needed to be sorted. John gave the ok and wanted some modifications done along the way. The vehicle received a new engine with performance cylinder heads, camshaft, headers, carburetors, and exhaust system. Once everything was put together, the vehicle was dialed in for John to enjoy!

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