Members – Roy Gronau

Roy Gronau

Name:
Roy Gronau

Current Mopars:
1974 Cuda Prostreet and 1972 Javelin

1974 Cuda Prostreet

Short Bio:
Born and Raised in a small town north of Syracuse NY (Phoenix – and you thought that was in Arizona).Graduated High school in 73 (no intrest in cars).Joined the Marine Corps in Jan 76.Got to be good friends with a CA guy that was building a 69 Camaro – after he finished it I was the first one to ride in it – the next weekend I bought a 68 and that is when the car bug got me.I’ve owned a 69 Camaro, a 67 Fairlane, a 66 Galaxie, a 53 Dodge Pickup, two 74 Cudas and my Javelin.

Your First Mopar:
1974 Cuda Street Machine

Your Dream Mopar:
I have it (any prostreet Car)

Favorite Mopar Experience:
Mopars at Las Vegas Show

1974 Cuda Prostreet

Worst Mopar Experience:
Electrical fire that burned my first Cuda to the ground

Winnings/Trophies:
That same cuda won 2nd place E-Body Street/Strip at the Inland Empire Mopar show in May of 2004

Other Hobbies:
Basketball, Softball, Jogging, Pool, Golf, Bowling, you name it, I like it!

Additional Information & Pics

Plans for the 72′ Javelin:

Engine/Tranny:440/727 (Already have both)
Paint:Red
Interior:Black
Wheels:Not sure
Brakes:Front Disc Brake conversion Kit
Estimated Start date:1/09
Estimated Completion date: 1/11

74′ Cuda Prostreet Info:

FAT tired Blown Big Block Pro Street Mopar!This Cuda is being built with the Hot Rod Power Tour and extended weekend cruising in mind.It should not temperamental and should not overheat in traffic even with the A/C on.It is not a race car and will not be tested at the track.It will have a very simple interior – but having A/C and tunes will allow me to enjoy cruising on long trips to out-of-state shows.

Pump gas friendly engine is a 1975 440, 30 over with the following specs:

  • Mopar Performance 8.5 to 1 Blower Pistons
  • Crane 280/480 Hydraulic Cam
  • Polished Blower Manifold
  • Hampton 6-71 Polished Blower
  • Summit Racing Velocity Stack Air Cleaners
  • Carter 650 Carbs with Blower Performance Rebuild Kit (2)
  • Summit Racing Double Roller Timing Chain
  • Summit Racing 100amp Alternator
  • CSR Electric Water Pump
  • Summit Racing Electronic Fuel Pump Kit (includes pump, fuel filter, braided lines and fittings)
  • Summit Racing Electronic Distributor Kit
  • Vintage Air AC/Heater System
  • Universal Parts Aluminum Radiator with Dual Electric Fans
  • Headman Ceramic Coated Headers to 3 Inch Exhaust with X-Pipe to Flowmaster Muffler

Transmission

  • 727 with reverse shift B/M ratchet shifter Built to Handle 800 Horsepower

Chassis

  • New Front and Rear Polyurethane Suspension Kit – From Just Suspension
  • Upper Tubular Control arms From Magnum Force
  • Narrowed 8 & ¾ Rear End with Richmond 4:11 Gears for Highway Cruising
  • 10 Point Roll Cage
  • Square Tube Chassis Bracing
  • Balanced and Powder Coated Driveshaft
  • Driveshaft Loop for Safety
  • New U-joints
  • Custom Aluminum Tubs and Steel Floorboards
  • Undercarriage Painted with Rust Bullet Rust Inhibitor
  • Year One 16:1 Quick Ratio Manual Steering Box
  • New Brake Lines Front to Rear
  • New Fuel Lines Front to Rear
  • Front Disc Brakes, Drum Rear (Powder Coated)
  • Weld Prostars
  • BF Goodrich Street Radials
  • Jeg’s Black Anodized 22 Gallon Aluminum Fuel Cell

Body & Paint

  • Frame off Rotisserie Build up – Completely Stripped Down to Metal by hand
  • 2-Stage Dupont Unique Performance Pepper Grey Metallic Paint
  • Black 440 Billboards From Year One
  • All Steel
  • Daniel Stern Cibie CSR Head Lights – 7″
  • Daniel Stern 1971 Road Lights and Bracket Set
  • Daniel Stern LED 3rd Brake and Tail Lights
  • Side View Mirrors (2) Painted Body Color
  • Year One Quarter Glass Weather Stripping
  • Year One Trunk Weather Stripping
  • SMS Rebuilt Door Hinges
  • Year One Door End Seals
  • Jim’s Auto Parts Side Markers
  • The Paddock Universal Electronic Trunk Release Kit
  • Lights, Wipers all in Working Order
  • 1970 Valance Filler (Front – Removed Turn Signals so that Road Lights Could be Installed)
  • Cobra Accessories Flip Top Gas Cap – Locking

Interior

  • Custom VFN Fiberglass Dash
  • Custom Aluminum 6-Guage Instrument Panel
  • Autometer Designer Black Gauges (Speedo, Tack, Fuel, Water, Oil, Clock)
  • Custom Aluminum Center Console (Contains all Switches)
  • Ididit Aluminum Steering Column
  • Grant Steering Wheel
  • Dynamat Auto Insulation Sound Deadner Kit
  • Dixie Hot Rods Custom 12 Circuit Electrical Wiring Harness
  • Summit Racing Bucket Seats
  • RJS Camlock Quick Release Harnesses (2)
  • RJS Harness Pads (4-Red)
  • Tuner/CD Player with 4 Speakers (2 front, 2 rear)
  • Safecraft LT Series Fire Protection System