Say Hello to The Death Metal Dodge Charger! Finnegan's Garage Ep.76

This video offers an update on the "Trade My Truck" debacle and my 1969 Dodge Charger, which Kibbe alerted me was for sale last year. The charger is a legit barn find, stashed away in Indiana for 50-plus years before it was drug outside and put on eBay. I bought it, Tony Angelo and I filmed a Roadill episode about reviving it, and then the motor died one summer night last year.
The drivetrain consists of a 383ci Dodge big-block, which is backed by a Silversport Transmissions six-speed conversion kit. The kit bolts a Tremec Magnum manual gearbox into the B-body with ease. The car is called Death Metal because it doesn't drive straight, the four-wheel truck drum brakes don't work that well, and the rollcage might actually be more dangerous than not having one at all. Nevertheless, I love the car and in this episode we'll show you what broke and how we fixed it. I think you'll be surprised!
Here's a link to that cool MSD ready-to-run distributor that we got from Summit Racing:
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  • You need to race death metal charger and general mayhem

    Project 29Project 2910 gün önce
  • She's wallered < seems to be a recurring issue in my life as well

    Sir LurksaLotSir LurksaLot23 gün önce
  • Solid roller is what Daddy wants for Christmas.And screw in studs in my stocking.

    Chris GleisChris GleisAylar önce
  • Maryland has the goods.

    Chris GleisChris GleisAylar önce
  • I know where there's an old dirt track racer 57 Chevy. It looks much like this Charger. I haven't got the owner to unload it yet. Edit: also a 37? (Cant remember) Ford roundy-round dirt car. Real deal racers are bad ass.

    X MoX MoAylar önce
  • Everyone knows thats why the blue-dye urinal/toilet tabs were invented... as in, dads could instantly tell if their sons' slipped into the john will trying to reach the top shelf!!! Instead of "red handed" its "caught blue-footed!!!"

    Cody CampbellCody CampbellAylar önce
  • Danny Boy Bo-Shears > Flat tappets!!!

    Cody CampbellCody CampbellAylar önce
  • Dear god that dude tried to rip you off with that computer! lol. The GPU in the build is maybe $40.

    BOOMHeadshot1006BOOMHeadshot1006Aylar önce
  • love it. thanks for sharing

    NicoNicoAylar önce
  • Preview? BITE ME! Spoiler alert! They do all the work the power is to much and they break the car in half never to see the road again.

    Henry BernackiHenry BernackiAylar önce
  • That bathroom looks like the ones you go into at a sperm bank

    Darius DuVallDarius DuVall2 aylar önce
  • I want to see death metal and general mayhem on dirt track

    Dillion WebbDillion Webb2 aylar önce
  • Am I the only one who thinks tropical doesn't go hand in hand with bad ass iron?

    Qgal5kap123Qgal5kap1232 aylar önce
  • Like your content, but please try to balance the sound volume. In this episode your voices and the music was way off.

    Jonas AnderssonJonas Andersson2 aylar önce
  • anybody know the song at 12:15?

    John BecayJohn Becay3 aylar önce
  • I love Boshears optimism..."Yeah..." Also, I agree with the guy below, we DEFINITELY appreciate you sticking with TRvision. I have a subscription to MTOD, so I'd see you anyway, but I still appreciate having the ability to watch your channel for free (although I also have a TRvision Premium subscription).

    Big Turbo EJ8Big Turbo EJ83 aylar önce
  • That engine is so fucked LOL

    Rex HolesRex Holes3 aylar önce
  • Ew gross a Tundra hate those fucking things I want to murder the assholes who packaged the thing its a fucking nightmare

    Rex HolesRex Holes3 aylar önce
  • Got a little lift on your lobes there buddy? Enough to bust the pin.

    1st call Llc1st call Llc3 aylar önce
  • why do y'all assume everybody is watching this when NOBODY IS TRYING TO SLEEP WITH THAT LOUD ASS MUSIC!!!!!

    Enjoy!Enjoy!3 aylar önce
  • Need to nickname that dude volt. He can’t touch &$@%# without frying electronics, be it batteries, wires, alternators, ignitions lol

    Knif3 junki3Knif3 junki33 aylar önce
  • 1:28 anyone notice he has a gmc Denali quadrasteer

    Brendan PhippsBrendan Phipps4 aylar önce
  • Hey, do you have any cool cars for sale?

    CrimsonSky 2019CrimsonSky 20194 aylar önce
  • Love the car.... like the race car look....

    Junior 249Junior 2494 aylar önce
  • A good friend of mine used to buy the cars and trucks off of the American airmen when they went home and didn't want to transport them back across the "pond". I saw Cougars, Satellites and Super-bees - most force-fed 440 lumps. I took a 440 "Blues Mobile" (was that a monaco?) up the road from my place. It was painted green and white and looked like Jake and Elwood's car - even down to "To Protect and Serve" logo on the wing (fender !!) . All of the cars were cool but yes, Electricguy, when he got hold of Chargers (on 2 occasions), guys came-by just to "look" ! Before I go to the "V8 - run wot u brung" in the sky, I want to "drive angry" a '68/'69 charger - black paint and plenty of rubber !! I may have to get over and spend a holiday (vacation) in your "Sunshine States" ! Mike, please say "hi" to David Freiburger - the 2 of you were awesome on Roadkill. Happy new year to you all . Regards, Clive . (Surrey , England )

    Clive DonnithorneClive Donnithorne4 aylar önce
  • How the fucc you dont like that car????

    cenovio Pereiracenovio Pereira4 aylar önce
  • Where Fri burger?

    Aussie Off RoadersAussie Off Roaders5 aylar önce
  • Finnegan did anyone tell you about sun valley speedway when you were in Chesterfield doing the road kill road trip, Anderson speedway is the home of the little 500 lots of big names through the years competing in sprint cars.

    dennis cantrelldennis cantrell5 aylar önce
  • Shit I'll take one I could use it, my timing in life is wallered out

    poopy doodoopoopy doodoo5 aylar önce
  • paint the door at least! the silver looks terrible....

    jordan cjordan c5 aylar önce
  • Now you know why the previous owner didn't like the car...I got a feeling it's gonna be the opposite of Christine, it wants to Hope not though..

    Dennis LockhartDennis Lockhart6 aylar önce
  • Wish roadkill was on youtube ,where it belongs.....

    Mr.hitler , FuckboiMr.hitler , Fuckboi6 aylar önce
  • Why do you have the music volume so high ? You have no idea howmany times I've ripped my headphones off and thrown them accross the room and chnged the channel .as a defensive reaction

    Dennis R ColeDennis R Cole6 aylar önce
  • Have it take on the General Mayhem

    Jonathon BrownJonathon Brown6 aylar önce
  • Deathrod,that thing is awesome Id love to drive it daily

    Iron SwanIron Swan6 aylar önce
  • well see i think its a problem when you buy products that say they are made in America but what they dont tell you is all the electronic parts inside are made in china so it of coarse SHIT in the inside

    ShifttubeShifttube6 aylar önce
  • I love that there's no sugar coating things. It makes you feel like this is a real down to earth show and also being there

    D InfD Inf6 aylar önce
  • If that was my motor every valve in it would be bent!

    Michael ClarkMichael Clark7 aylar önce
  • hey Mike- what are the BMX bikes you've got hanging up there?

    ReverendAngererReverendAngerer7 aylar önce
  • Death metal charger for pikes peak man

    Colt HavensColt Havens7 aylar önce
  • Hint:, factory distributor, blue streak points, old skool accel super coil, ditch the mexican and korean, chinese parts. its not over 500 hp. no fancy ignition needed man

    Steve HicksSteve Hicks7 aylar önce
  • I just deleted my comment this is just too sad Fun fact MSD actually designed their Distributors after a Chrysler ignition. Complicated Chrysler ignition? how many freaking bowtie tattoos do you have.

    fisty moparfisty mopar7 aylar önce
  • 14:00 what I'm really hearing is FIRE IT UP SEA BASS!!!!

    JimBobthe ImpalerJimBobthe Impaler8 aylar önce
  • i would have enjoyed watching the roadkill ep on this, too bad roadkill got put behind a paywall. The show itself is now...roadkill. Glad Finnegan is still here. Subscribed.

    Jan FalconJan Falcon8 aylar önce
  • What song is that playing when you guys were putting the new cam in and getting it all wrapped up?

    Mr1969CoronetSuperBeeTMMr1969CoronetSuperBeeTM8 aylar önce
  • Guys, run this again but only listen to the engine when you first tried to start it. Don't look, listen. You will hear that it jumped time. I know you were thinking 'It's all new!' and I likely would have done what you did. I didn't know what you did and it's obvious, This is a case of you were to close to the problem. Excellent catch. I like watching because you DON'T know it all and are willing to admit it. I would love to stop in on non-film day and hang out - I'll buy lunch so long as the 3 of us can eat for a hundred bucks! MMmm Steak...

    Bob OrdewaldBob Ordewald8 aylar önce
  • “Neighbors”....pffftt! That’s why I live out in the boonies.

    ShawnShawn8 aylar önce
  • I love this car......hope they get it really fixed and maybe race it on the dirt oval?

    William KieneWilliam Kiene8 aylar önce
  • I’ve dreamed of a B-Body just like this. Sweet ride fellas sweet ride indeed.

    Cameron HoltCameron Holt8 aylar önce
  • Keep up the great work with bad mic’s or not IT’S STILL A GREAT GOD DAMN CHANNEL . CHEERS .

    Mike PointMike Point8 aylar önce
  • Unilites suck balls. Errr, well actually anything Mallory. Compression testers are also handy things.

    HighAuthorityFPVHighAuthorityFPV9 aylar önce
  • 12:34 music...wooooaahhh....

    John BecayJohn Becay9 aylar önce
  • Nice editing job!

    Chris PariaugChris Pariaug9 aylar önce
  • You know what would have been really cool, especially since you were headed to Roadkill Nights, throw the engine from Blasphemy into it. It might be quicker than General Mayhem!

    1967davethewave1967davethewave9 aylar önce
  • This car is so much better in person, The craftsmanship is on point. Seeing that and the Mayhem side by side I have to say I like death metal charger better.

    Uncle StepsonUncle Stepson9 aylar önce
  • OMFG! Haro sport frame on the wall.

    Nippon Nostalgic TVNippon Nostalgic TV9 aylar önce
  • Nice Haro Sport on the wall.

    siegel197866siegel1978669 aylar önce
  • Yo, I'm digging the Albes Bmx hat bro.

    Zak KarnowskiZak Karnowski9 aylar önce
  • Takje her to Dirt Fish & Romp um Wide!!! I hear the Charger saying: "Take me to Dirt Fish" Take Me to Dirt Fish!!!!!

    Kohala Iron WorksKohala Iron Works9 aylar önce
  • Is he silent Bob???

    tyler durdentyler durden9 aylar önce
  • Dam good job boys Dodge they all are tiff to kill thank

    ross Hemmingross Hemming9 aylar önce
  • I need an ignition for a 383 .. 1965 Chrysler 300

    Termite MortenTermite Morten9 aylar önce
  • fucken idiots > been better off in the dam barn

    426 SUPER BEE426 SUPER BEE9 aylar önce
  • Anyone else wondering why the pin broke, and wondering how long 'till the new one fails if there is an underlying issue?

    LukeTheJokerLukeTheJoker9 aylar önce
  • Now we can see who the real talent was behind roadkill

    Lincoln mikeLincoln mike9 aylar önce
  • Mike it no longer runs because it is a roadkill car duh don't you know this is gonna happen by now? Your the host of a show made to make old cars run then break then run then sit in your garage just sayin.... thanks for keeping up the videos on TRvision love em!

    Ma GuMa Gu9 aylar önce
  • I guarantee the pipe they cut out was stronger than the ones they replaced it with. Thicker wall is stronger/better. It's also heavier. Maybe they were trying to increase fuel economy.

    Matthew HoffmanMatthew Hoffman9 aylar önce
  • Not a computer nerd, but a large car nerd.

    FredrikLundFredrikLund9 aylar önce
  • odd that it sheared, weak pin or some other cause?

    MJM’s WorkshopMJM’s Workshop9 aylar önce
  • Finn!! Love the jams man!!!

    Zach AcevedoZach Acevedo9 aylar önce
Say Hello to The Death Metal Dodge Charger! Finnegan's Garage Ep.76