1973 Dodge Challenger: $3,600
Paint & body: $1,500
Wheels: $500
Tires: $500
Engine block (used): $100
Rotating assembly: $400
Rings & bearing: $200
Machining: $565
Cam: $240
Lifters: $0
Pushrods: $128
Rockers: $400
Timing set: $80
Cylinder heads: $1,300
Intake manifold: $200
Carburetor: $500
Distributor: $260
Ignition box: $200
Plug wires: $100
Oil pan: $0
Oil pump: $80
Gaskets: $120
Headers (used): $500
Mufflers/collectors (used): $200
Fuel system: $800
Radiator: $200
Water pump: $50
Cooling fan: $100
Trans: $350
Converter: $680
Shifter: $100
Rearend: $600
Rear suspension: $380
Front suspension: $350
Brakes: $100
Seats: $350
Gauges: $150
Rollcage: $250
Harnesses: $140
Total: $16,273

By The Numbers
'73 Dodge Challenger
Josh Gaspard, 29 * New Braunfels, TX
Total cost to build: $16,273
Best quarter-mile ET: 11.81 at 113 mph

Type: Chrysler 365ci small-block
Block: Chrysler block, bored to 4.030 inches
Oiling: Melling high-volume oil pump, stock pan
Rotating assembly: stock crank and rods,
  hypereutectic 11.4:1 KB pistons
Cylinder heads: Edelbrock Performer RPM
  with 2.02/1.60-inch valves;
  Hughes Engines springs, COMP retainers
Camshaft: COMP solid flat-tappet 244/252
  at .050, .554/.576-inch lift, 110-degree LSA
Valvetrain: COMP lifters,
  Hughes Engines 1.6:1 rockers, Cloyes timing set
Induction: Edelbrock Victor intake,
  1-inch spacer, BG 750-cfm carburetor
Ignition: MSD billet distributor, 6AL ignition box,
  coil, and plug wires
Fuel system: stock tank;
  Holley blue pump and regulator
Exhaust: Hooker 1 3/4-inch long-tube headers,
  custom X-pipe, dual 3-inch Flowmaster mufflers
Cooling: stock water pump and cooling fan
Built by: Josh Gaspard
Transmission: TorqueFlite 727 trans,
  Precision Industries 4,800-stall converter,
  manual valve body, B&M Mega shifter
Rear axle: Chrysler 8 3/4-inch rearend,
  30-spline axles, 3.91:1 gears,
  and Sure Grip diff
Front suspension: rebuilt stock
Rear suspension: Calvert Racing leaf springs,
  custom traction bars,
  Rancho adjustable shocks,
  custom subframe connectors
Brakes: factory discs, front;
  stock drums, rear;
  Hurst line lock
Wheels: Weld Pro Star
  15x6 (1.5-inch backspace), front;
  15x10 (4.5-inch backspace), rear
Tires: BFGoodrich 205/65R15, front;
  Mickey Thompson ET Street 28x12.5x15, rear