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Classics Mopar Trio Back from Storage: 1969 Road Runner Hemi, 1969½ Road Runner A12, 1970 Hemi ’Cuda

10:11  07 february  2020
10:11  07 february  2020 Source:   hotrod.com

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Ted bought his wild 1969 Hemi Road Runner new from the Car Center Plymouth dealership where they both His second wife was a real Mopar lover, and together they bought a 1968 Road Runner and 1970 Superbird," Jerry says. At a Glance: 1969 Road Runner A 12 . Owned by: Jerry Breznicky.

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Jerry Breznicky followed a hot rodding trail that led him to his first job right after high school. "I attended vocational school majoring in auto mechanics, and at that time I was driving my brother's hand-me-down Road Runner," he says. "I luckily landed a job at my local Plymouth dealership right after graduation. It was a dream come true."

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At the dealership, Jerry got the chance to work alongside Ted Robinson, a longtime Plymouth employee who just oozed Pentastar knowledge. "From the start, Ted taught me the right way to work on these cars," Jerry says. "Though he was a great teacher, Ted was quiet and didn't talk about himself much."

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One day, when Jerry decided to add some new gears to his Road Runner for drag racing, Ted gave the young gun a taste of his expertise with Plymouth products. "When I told Ted what I was doing, he looked at me and said, 'Why are you putting in 4.10 gears when it came with 3.91s?' I said, 'What are you talking about?' He replied, 'You have a 26-inch radiator and power-steering cooler, so this car has the factory Track Pak option.' I crawled under the car and found the tag and the HD leaf springs. He was right."

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Of course, finding a ’69 Hemi engine was impossible, so we took a hard look at crate motors. After looking at our options, we decided to purchase a brand-new Hemi crate motor from Koller Mopar Trio Back from Storage : 1969 Road Runner Hemi , 1969½ Road Runner A 12 , 1970 Hemi ’ Cuda .

From there, Ted started opening up about his life, and even brought a scrapbook in to show Jerry what he had been up to back in the day of unbridled performance. In that book were pictures of track cars that Ted had owned and driven back in the early 1970s. "There was a Bronze Fire '69 Hemi Road Runner all painted up with a goofy dragon on the side, along with an A12 Road Runner with Cotton Candy callouts, and then a purple-ish '70 Hemi 'Cuda, decked out with a '68 style scoop and Lil Ole' Whine Maker painted on the rear quarters."

Each car had an interesting story behind it.

  Mopar Trio Back from Storage: 1969 Road Runner Hemi, 1969½ Road Runner A12, 1970 Hemi ’Cuda © Hot Rod Network Staff

Draggin'

Ted bought his wild 1969 Hemi Road Runner new from the Car Center Plymouth dealership where they both worked in Dundalk, Maryland. "The car came from the factory with a 426 Hemi under the Air Grabber hood, an A833 four-speed, and a Dana 60 with 4.10 gears," says Jerry. It was all business, with a bench seat and steel wheels.

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Ted replaced the wheels with Ansen Sprints, 15x4 up front and 15x8 in the rear. He also added a Racer Brown cam to make the big Elephant even more ornery and a set of Stahl headers. An Ansen blow-proof bellhousing on the Hemi four-speed was installed for safety.

He lettered the car with Car Center callouts on the doors and that interesting dragon on the rear quarter. "The idea for the dragon was from a local watering hole. He explained to me that his wife and he had stopped by a bar on his way home from a race. The napkins under their glasses had this dragon printed on it, with the word Draggin' hovering over the cartoonish reptile." Ted liked it so much, he made it a main focal point of the car's graphics.

Cotton Candy

"Ted bought the A12 brand new from the dealership for his first wife, who at the time was interested in drag racing," says Jerry. It's a 727 column-shifted car, complete with the monstrous 440/6-barrel engine and bulletproof Dana 60 stuffed with 4.10s. Headers were installed, along with another set of Ansen Sprints with slicks.

Soon after purchase, the Road Runner was lettered with the dealership callouts on the fenders and the nickname Cotton Candy on the rear quarters. The car was raced often over the years, with Ted hitting Capital Raceway in Odenton, Maryland, along with U.S. 30 Dragway in York, Pennsylvania, quite frequently. "When Ted and his first wife split up, all he wanted was to keep this car, which he got to do," says Jerry.

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Hand-painted lettering on the trunk matches the factory-applied 290 emblems–a big hint that the builders were guided by a strict rule book and were running in a lower stock class where Mopar Trio Back from Storage : 1969 Road Runner Hemi , 1969½ Road Runner A 12 , 1970 Hemi ’ Cuda .

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Whine Maker

Back in the late 1960s and 1970s, Ted was working exclusively on the performance cars that came into the Car Center. One day in 1973, a woman came into the dealership and gave him the offer of a lifetime. "She said that her husband was being transferred to Georgia, and they wouldn't be able to take this car with them due to the price of gas at the time," says Jerry. The price for the Hemi 'Cuda? Just $1,500.

That was a no-brainer, as far as Ted was concerned. It was a nicely optioned 'Cuda built with a Shaker hood, elastomeric bumpers, and In-Violet paint. Of course, the 426 under the hood, A833 four-speed between the buckets, and the Dana 60 out back made it one of the most performance-oriented muscle cars of its day.

After its purchase, the car was repainted the magenta hue it is now. The Whine Maker callouts were added as well, along with fender flares, the hood scoop, a repaint of the suspension, and addition of extended leaf-spring shackles out back. Rumor has it that the 'Cuda developed a hole in the header early on and was not driven that often, as Ted had other toys to play with. "I don't think it was ever raced," Jerry says.

Revelations

After hearing the stories, Jerry had to pop the big question: "Where are the cars now?" To his amazement, Ted told him that the two Road Runners were in back of his house slowing getting eaten by the elements. The 'Cuda was in better shape, put up in a block storage garage. Jerry was amazed that they were still in his possession, as Ted had never mentioned the cars during the time they worked together.

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The two became good friends and remained buddies even after they went their separate ways. "A few years later Ted, started working for Chrysler as a training technician, and I opened up Jerry's Hot Rods, performing restoration work on muscle cars," says Jerry. Ted also remarried, and though he never had his own children, his second wife had a daughter, Carlajean Robinson-Dill. "He told me he was the luckiest man in the world because he got to pick his daughter! His second wife was a real Mopar lover, and together they bought a 1968 Road Runner and 1970 Superbird," Jerry says.

Over the years, Ted's wife became ill, and he spent all his time caring for her. She passed away in 2014, and Ted followed three years later. "When I heard he had passed away, I contacted Carlajean," Jerry says. "She asked if I could go over the 'Cuda to make it drivable for her. She also offered up the two needy Road Runners for payment on the work the 'Cuda needed."

Carlajean was excited about getting the 'Cuda back on the road. "I wanted Lil Ole' Whine Maker for more than 30 years, and several times I tried to convince Mom and Daddy to let me have the car and I would restore it," she says. "Daddy's answer was always the same: 'You'll get it when I die. '"

Jerry took possession of the Road Runners and brought the Hemi 'Cuda back to the shop to get the E-body back on the road. "It hadn't been driven in 40-plus years, so it needed to be gone through thoroughly," Jerry tells us. "It received a total mechanical restoration."

He also got to work on his new toys. "I made the '69 Road Runner roadworthy by going through the Hemi and all the mechanicals to make it safe and reliable. The A12 was a different story. That went through a nut-and-bolt restoration and was put back to stock, all the way to the 14-inch whitewall tires this one came with from the factory. It's all on the paperwork."

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Now all three of Ted's incredible Mopars can be seen in public. Jerry takes the Road Runners out to a lot of local shows and always gets a thumbs-up from people who get to see these cars in person. The Hemi car is rough, to say the least, but it's not going to be restored under Jerry's ownership. He likes his time capsule and sees no reason to clean it up. "The A12 was just in such poor shape, there was no way getting around doing a thorough restoration on it."

And what about Carlajean and her 'Cuda? The stunning E-body is now on the road and seen at local shows. After waiting 30 years to get behind the wheel, she's not wasting any time making up for all those years pining to own the Hemi.

"The joy of driving a vehicle like the 'Cuda is amazing," she says. "Every time I start her up, I feel like Daddy is right there with me. I've even got his old racing jacket in the backseat. And now, instead of winning trophies on the dragstrip, the 'Cuda is winning trophies at the local car shows."

At a Glance: 1969 Road Runner Hemi

Owned by: Jerry Breznicky

Restored by: Unrestored, mechanicals sorted by Jerry's Hot Rods, Hampstead, MD

Engine: 426ci/425hp Hemi V-8

Transmission: A833 4-speed manual

Rearend: Dana 60 with 4.10 gears and Sure Grip

Exterior color: T5 Bronze Fire metallic

Interior: Black vinyl bench seat

Wheels: 15x7 steel

Special parts: Super Trak Pack, power steering, disc brakes, Air Grabber hood, performance hood stripes

At a Glance: 1969 Road Runner A12

Owned by: Jerry Breznicky

Restored by: Jerry's Hot Rods, Hampstead, MD

Engine: 440ci/390hp 6-BBL V-8

Transmission:TorqueFlite 727 3-speed automatic

Rearend: Dana 60 with 4.10 gears and Sure Grip

Exterior color: F8 Ivy Green

Interior: Black vinyl bench seat

Wheels: 14x7steel

Tires: F70-14 Goodyear Polyglas whitewall

Special parts: A12 package, power steering, three-speed wiper, S15 Police Car handling

At a Glance: 1970 Hemi 'Cuda

Owned by: Carlajean Robinson-Dill

Restored by: Jerry's Hot Rods, Hampstead, MD

Engine: 426ci/425hp Hemi V-8

Transmission: A833 4-speed manual

Rearend: Dana 60 with 3.54 gears and Sure Grip

Exterior color: FC7 In-Violet

Interior: Black vinyl bucket seat

Wheels: 15x7 American Racing Torq-Thrust

Tires 215/70R15 front, 255/60R15 rear Cooper Cobra

Special parts: N96 Shaker hood, power steering, Elastomeric front bumper, Rallye dash, heavy duty 4-wheel drum brakes, wheel lip moldings

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This 100% original 1969 Plymouth Road Runner we found and 2019 MCACN, with just 9,200 miles, not only has the A12 package, it has it's original windsheild wipers!The Chrysler A12 option package was a mid-year introduction that was available for the Plymouth Road Runner and Dodge Super Bee. The A12 cars were powered by the high-performance 440 engine that was fed by three Holley two-barrel carburetors. The option included a Dana 60 rear with 4.10 gears with Sure-Grip for both automatic and stick cars. Cooling was upgraded with a 26-inch radiator.

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