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Re: 360Fish
« Reply #60 on: April 28, 2012 - 09:00:09 AM »
cool stuff! :thumbsup:
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Re: 360Fish
« Reply #61 on: April 28, 2012 - 10:28:51 AM »
Outstanding work. When you get a chance I'd like to see the shifter bracket you fabbed, and maybe get dimensions.


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Re: 360Fish
« Reply #62 on: April 29, 2012 - 02:45:30 AM »
Outstanding work. When you get a chance I'd like to see the shifter bracket you fabbed, and maybe get dimensions.

Thanks HK...  I know the electrical needs cleanup, but it will do for now.

The bracket is about 6.5" by 1.5".  The holes are 4.25" apart center to center.
The hole that bolts on to the tranny is offset to fit the lip/contour on the top of that lug.

This actually looking at the bottom of the bracket.  Hope this helps.


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Hella H4 headlights on relays - 97 Dodge Avenger seats - Chin spoiler - Bumpers pulled in to 72 offset

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Re: 360Fish
« Reply #63 on: April 29, 2012 - 09:52:53 AM »
Helps alot, thanks.


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Re: 360Fish
« Reply #64 on: April 29, 2012 - 02:38:59 PM »
Man you are getting me in trouble  :lol: Now that you have shown how it can be done fairly easily I will have to do this to my 73.

You can add me to the list of people who would be VERY interested in one of those crossmembers!! Or even the drawings for it, I could have it built here...

Again, Fantastic job and write-ups..

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Re: 360Fish
« Reply #65 on: May 07, 2012 - 01:10:46 AM »
Hi all.  I decided to create a post for the swap in the Transmission section rather than add on to it here.  It's grown legs and I hope it helps someone out who may look for it in the future.

http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=84774.0

I'll keep adding to it, correcting it as things come up.

As for the Fish, I think the next step is pulling the bumpers in... 

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Enjoy.
1973 Cuda   Semi-Pro Touring
360 SB - 518/OD auto tranny - FAST EZ EFI - Edelbrock Fuel sump - HHR fan
Hella H4 headlights on relays - 97 Dodge Avenger seats - Chin spoiler - Bumpers pulled in to 72 offset

Build: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=74674.0

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Re: 360Fish
« Reply #66 on: June 24, 2012 - 12:15:35 AM »
Been working on the smaller stuff... ;)

I'd like to figure out the darn fuel sender.  Bought a new one and it's just not working right...  also checked gauge to see if they actually work.  I noticed the ammeter had been bypassed and wanted to strip it and solder it.

New fuel sender...   


The cluster



the cluster out


Ammeter had been bypassed... this was taped...


even taped I didn't like it...


stripped and ready for solder


Done... shrinked and taped....


That was my first dive into the dash...  learned a lot.
1973 Cuda   Semi-Pro Touring
360 SB - 518/OD auto tranny - FAST EZ EFI - Edelbrock Fuel sump - HHR fan
Hella H4 headlights on relays - 97 Dodge Avenger seats - Chin spoiler - Bumpers pulled in to 72 offset

Build: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=74674.0

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Re: 360Fish
« Reply #67 on: June 25, 2012 - 02:01:51 PM »
do you have a ground strap on your fuel sender???

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Re: 360Fish
« Reply #68 on: June 25, 2012 - 03:04:03 PM »
360FISH; Noticed that the ground strap is missing from your fuel sending unit, there should be a ground strap that comes off of the sending unit and attached to the hard fuel line. The original was a strap with a clip on both ends that attached to both sides of the hard fuel line.  Another very common problem with gauges not reading right is the mechanical voltage regulator wears out and sends the wrong voltage to the gauges. It should regulate the voltage to about 5vdc for the gauges to operate correctly. I replaced mine with a solid state regulator that works great and will last for years. I have seen them on e-bay or you could do what I did and build your own(allpar has a great article on this exact problem).
just a few thoughts....

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Re: 360Fish
« Reply #69 on: June 25, 2012 - 11:48:31 PM »
do you have a ground strap on your fuel sender???

Jason

360FISH; Noticed that the ground strap is missing from your fuel sending unit, there should be a ground strap that comes off of the sending unit and attached to the hard fuel line. The original was a strap with a clip on both ends that attached to both sides of the hard fuel line.  Another very common problem with gauges not reading right is the mechanical voltage regulator wears out and sends the wrong voltage to the gauges. It should regulate the voltage to about 5vdc for the gauges to operate correctly. I replaced mine with a solid state regulator that works great and will last for years. I have seen them on e-bay or you could do what I did and build your own(allpar has a great article on this exact problem).
just a few thoughts....

Hmmm...  no ground strap...  I'll see what I can rig.  Started looking at pictures and I see what you guys are saying.   Will try it.  Thank you!

Scorpn, I tried to get a reading off the voltage limiter when I had the dash apart...  mine sits there and flashes which I guess is normal for the old type limiter.
I will look into doing a solid state one to remove that as a potential issue.  If you have a link to the article I'd be interested in seeing it.

Thanks again guys!

Alan
1973 Cuda   Semi-Pro Touring
360 SB - 518/OD auto tranny - FAST EZ EFI - Edelbrock Fuel sump - HHR fan
Hella H4 headlights on relays - 97 Dodge Avenger seats - Chin spoiler - Bumpers pulled in to 72 offset

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Re: 360Fish
« Reply #70 on: July 22, 2012 - 06:16:46 PM »
I tested a makeshift ground strap for the fuel sender and it does read something now but it's a way off.  Will play with the float to see if I can adjust it.
1973 Cuda   Semi-Pro Touring
360 SB - 518/OD auto tranny - FAST EZ EFI - Edelbrock Fuel sump - HHR fan
Hella H4 headlights on relays - 97 Dodge Avenger seats - Chin spoiler - Bumpers pulled in to 72 offset

Build: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=74674.0

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Re: 360Fish
« Reply #71 on: July 22, 2012 - 06:17:00 PM »
Spent some time putting a fan shroud on the Cuda.   Found the shroud at U-Pick Parts off a Volare Wagon for $15.  I had to cut it a little get the radiator hose to fit.
Its too long and fully covers the fan blade which I understand is not very efficient, but hopefully it will help.  Its also not totally flush against the radiator, but it seems to draw air just fine sitting at idle.  If nothing else it makes my engine bay safer. 











Also moved my overflow tank to the inside wheel well.  Its tucked away enough you dont easily see it.   Im considering moving the oil filter and that would make a good spot for it. 


1973 Cuda   Semi-Pro Touring
360 SB - 518/OD auto tranny - FAST EZ EFI - Edelbrock Fuel sump - HHR fan
Hella H4 headlights on relays - 97 Dodge Avenger seats - Chin spoiler - Bumpers pulled in to 72 offset

Build: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=74674.0

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Re: 360Fish
« Reply #72 on: August 28, 2012 - 01:51:26 AM »
Gosh dang rusty bits!!

I decided to dive into pulling the front bumper in by simply (ha!) drilling out the square hole where the '72's used to mount their bumper.

Simple project turned into big freaking hassel.  The right outboard nut and bolt holding the bumper to the bracket is matted for life by rust
and won't free up with any manner of penetrating oil or elbow grease.

I took off the bottom "piece"... chin... ???  to get at the back of the bracket and took the bumper assemply out in one piece.

Then I found that the screw heads are all rusted away holding the filler strip between the bumper and the grille.  I bought a drill bit to extract the screws but ave not tried it yet. 
I worry that these are screwed into the plastic grill and need to be really careful.  I got some of them out by turning them from behind but it's hard to get a handle on them... :)


With all this apart I'm going to go ahead and repair and paint the grille too...






Two rectangles get drilled out to 5/8




rusty screw heads = frustration


sigh... a sad sight...
1973 Cuda   Semi-Pro Touring
360 SB - 518/OD auto tranny - FAST EZ EFI - Edelbrock Fuel sump - HHR fan
Hella H4 headlights on relays - 97 Dodge Avenger seats - Chin spoiler - Bumpers pulled in to 72 offset

Build: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=74674.0

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Re: 360Fish
« Reply #73 on: August 28, 2012 - 02:15:31 AM »
The bolts can be a bity!!  :swear: cars coming along great, I like the smoky malmute look of the paint!, it adds character all on it's own.  :2thumbs:

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Re: 360Fish
« Reply #74 on: August 29, 2012 - 01:59:10 AM »
The bolts can be a bity!!  :swear: cars coming along great, I like the smoky malmute look of the paint!, it adds character all on it's own.  :2thumbs:

Ha!  sometimes I think the car is going to grow hair and shed all over the place just to piss me off.  ;)

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1973 Cuda   Semi-Pro Touring
360 SB - 518/OD auto tranny - FAST EZ EFI - Edelbrock Fuel sump - HHR fan
Hella H4 headlights on relays - 97 Dodge Avenger seats - Chin spoiler - Bumpers pulled in to 72 offset

Build: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=74674.0