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Title: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 24, 2008 - 06:47:29 PM
So who is wrenching on, sanding on, welding on, driving or showing their cars this weekend. Seems like the weather is pretty good all around.

Friday im just goin over some stuff, changing jetting, maybe some shining up. Sat my dad and i have a car show the cuda and the challenger are attending. Sunday my cuda is goin for a ride over to RDF's house to help him out with some brake work on his 'Cuda.  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CHUCKS71 on April 24, 2008 - 07:16:21 PM
I think I'm going to scrape off the factory undercoating from my Challenger!  :eek4:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 24, 2008 - 07:25:11 PM
ouch that looks like a ton of fun. Toss those airshocks while you are at it!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 72hemi on April 24, 2008 - 07:26:02 PM
I'm going to be 3.5 hours away from my e bodies  :walkaway: (they are at my parents house in Redding and I am staying home in Sunnyvale this weekend). Last weekend I showed the cuda at car shows all over Redding for Kool April Nites.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on April 24, 2008 - 07:29:07 PM
I got a whole bunch of stuff to bolt on my car, but am forced to work. I even got something from HemiKen to make the job go better for me, but all is on hold. And was going to post picks at the battleship live, but got called to another job tomorrow for the weekend.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on April 24, 2008 - 07:32:33 PM
I got to hook up the exhaust this weekend and get the starter and flexplate hooked up too.

Tom :rofl:

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Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: NoMope Greg on April 24, 2008 - 07:34:27 PM
I'm working on Saturday, all day (going to Disneyland!!) and I think I'm actually going to pay attention to my wife on Sunday.  She'll be so shocked, she won't know what to do.

Unless she decides to sleep all day.  Then I'll work on restoring some piece of something - maybe the grille or some interior pieces.  :working:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CHUCKS71 on April 24, 2008 - 08:03:19 PM
ouch that looks like a ton of fun. Toss those airshocks while you are at it!
Oh yeah they were cool in the 80's but now :puke:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on April 24, 2008 - 08:34:30 PM
Tuning mine up , changing fluids. And waiting on the PS box. :drunk:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Rare_T_A on April 24, 2008 - 08:39:32 PM
I'll just watch it snow Friday and Saturday!!   :puke:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 500Stroker on April 24, 2008 - 09:09:08 PM
I was supposed to be getting ready to go to a track rental with 14 other Mopars on Monday but now I'll be yanking my engine out to rebuild it.  :banghead: and sitting on the sidelines watching everyone else race on Monday.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: cudadave72 on April 24, 2008 - 09:32:21 PM
If the weather is nice I'm going to try and make it to a huge local cruise in (Oakboro NC) and am going to Rockingham Dragway Saturday to go with a buddy to race his Mustang :clueless:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on April 24, 2008 - 10:18:47 PM
Ok, ad a rear tranny seal to the list. :banghead:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 73challenger_TN on April 24, 2008 - 10:30:35 PM
I'm driving mine to prom Friday night :) Saturday I might swap in my 3.73 gears.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 4Cruizn on April 24, 2008 - 10:57:08 PM
If the weather is nasty out, I'll be working on the car for a while.   :working:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: carcrazyguy on April 24, 2008 - 11:36:04 PM
Nothing....it is stored over 800 miles from where we live.   Since I can't see it I just look through my pics of it every week or so.   :grinyes: 
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Topcat on April 24, 2008 - 11:46:10 PM
Grafting a new section of non A/C firewall in tomorrow. The top half portion was shot so it's getting done also.
Spray Rust Bullit in there too while I have it open.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 72bluNblu on April 25, 2008 - 12:33:06 AM
Installed a new gas tank today, fixed a loose ground on one of my parking lamps, and adjusted my headlights. Probably not too much more this weekend, just keep looking for parts. Need a heater valve and cable to get my heater hooked back up, then look for more parts for a 4 speed swap. Got the A833 OD and a shifter, still need a bellhousing and all the linkage. Maybe I'll pull the sidecover on the A833 and see how the gears look...
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: jeryst on April 25, 2008 - 12:56:07 AM
Supposed to rain here all weekend.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Street_Challenged73 on April 25, 2008 - 02:11:59 AM
Look at some photos of mine as it's ~340 miles away (I know, it's quite ironic).
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CrazyPete on April 25, 2008 - 08:03:48 AM
im gonna finish my interior panel's redye(all black) and start removing the dash
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: dwbiggs on April 25, 2008 - 08:41:27 AM
I'm going to try to hit a show and cruise-in tomorrow....weather permitting...30% chance of rain...typical for around here in April.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: moparmussel on April 25, 2008 - 08:51:10 AM
 :faint: going to try and do some more electrical troubleshooting,going to be difficult,got my hand crushed at work.one hand electrical,no problem! may need a little wine therapy!!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 71bigblock on April 25, 2008 - 09:41:27 AM
Supposed to rain all weekend, and be in the upper 30's lower 40's for highs the next couple of days.  Ick.   :eek4:

So, nothing, I guess.   :sleeping:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: ksierens on April 25, 2008 - 09:43:41 AM
I'll be sanding the bottom of it ...  :faint:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: geneo4116 on April 25, 2008 - 10:12:02 AM
going to car show in jefferson wisconsin saturday will be driving my 70 rt challenger
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: ViperMan on April 25, 2008 - 10:33:38 AM
Hopefully I'll start mine!!  Hasn't run in over a month.  I'd love to get in there and inspect the brakes that were locking up, but I know I won't have time.

Hope all of you have fun with your Mopars this weekend!

Jeff
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Rare_T_A on April 25, 2008 - 11:41:21 AM
Just a reminder for all members. No mater what you do this weekend HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE!!!   :drunk:  And for those going to a show  :picture: .
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Street_Challenged73 on April 25, 2008 - 03:25:49 PM
going to car show in jefferson wisconsin saturday will be driving my 70 rt challenger

Hopefully Jefferson doesn't get all the rain/thunderstorms/light flooding we have had between Thursday and today.  It's good to see another member has attended that show before.  I went three years ago for the first time (down here at school it's like 2 hours away compared to 5 from back home) and it was a blast.  Watertown had a college party at one of the bars off Hwy. 26 we hit up and the swap area was a blast to scrounge for parts.  Unfortunately, they don't really have a lot of E-body parts and quite a few of the vendors were jerks when I inquired about E-body/Challenger parts (smarta** responses & such).
That said, enjoy the show/swap meet and hopefully you don't get too much rain, if any. :cheers:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: bentpshrods on April 25, 2008 - 03:40:31 PM
   I will be pulling all the trim off---the vinyl top---the doors ect. and then start in on stripping off all the old paint.  I'm a couple off months behind my intended schedule.  Just as the weather is starting to get nice out I am tearing  it down. Oh well--going to a car show and then to our fist big drag race opener tomarrow to pick up a little inspiration and motivation.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CHUCKS71 on April 25, 2008 - 03:43:02 PM
Hopefully Jefferson doesn't get all the rain/thunderstorms/light flooding we have had between Thursday and today.  It's good to see another member has attended that show before.  I went three years ago for the first time (down here at school it's like 2 hours away compared to 5 from back home) and it was a blast.  Watertown had a college party at one of the bars off Hwy. 26 we hit up and the swap area was a blast to scrounge for parts.  Unfortunately, they don't really have a lot of E-body parts and quite a few of the vendors were jerks when I inquired about E-body/Challenger parts (smarta** responses & such).
That said, enjoy the show/swap meet and hopefully you don't get too much rain, if any. :cheers:
It seem like it rains every year at Jefferson! :stomp:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: inot2old on April 25, 2008 - 04:46:59 PM
I am working tomarrow, so I will miss 1 show, but there are 2 more on Sunday.  They are also calling for rain around here. :swear:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Rare_T_A on April 25, 2008 - 05:56:15 PM
I just heard that interstste 29 in South Dakota is closed because of a blizzard. It's snowing here right now and the crap is comming from the south. We are to get 4-12 ins of that white stuff tonight. MERRY CHRISTMAS! All have a good weekend, we will just get to watch some good movies I think.

Now they just declared a Blizzard Warning for us!!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: ntstlgl1970 on April 25, 2008 - 06:10:53 PM
cleaning up the garage, trying to make some extra room so I can work in the shade, supposed to be 85 here tomorrow. Taking monday off, probably back to sanding and stuff.....
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on April 25, 2008 - 07:05:03 PM
Filling up the gas tank with 93 octane.   :faint:   :faint:   :faint:



  Mike   :lol:   :lol2:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 26, 2008 - 02:04:34 PM
Couple mopars at the show, there was a general lee there too i thought i took a picture off.

Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wally426ci on April 26, 2008 - 02:46:06 PM
Awesome Goody!  :2thumbs:

Im gonna think of all the things my car needs and wish i had the money this weekend.....  :blah:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on April 26, 2008 - 06:31:29 PM
It seem like it rains every year at Jefferson! :stomp:

Well no rain in Jefferson today. BUT deeeeeep puddles and tons of mud from the rain last night! I parked around back and had to put the exploder in 4x just to park! Froze my a$$ off to, really windy and cloudy. I did see a few e-bod consoles and some other misc stuff. Just like every year you see all kinds of things that have been brought and brought back 20 times, junk the crap already. I could give examples but you knowwhat I mean. I admit I didn't look at quite everything, walking through the mud was wearing 'ol BIGS out. Not anywhere near as many cars in the corral area today either. Not that I blame anybody for not bringing there's. Did see a 74 Chally smallblock/ac/auto car that I thought wasn't too bad for the price.  There was a good lookin' 71 HEMI 'cuda on a trailer. Not allot of MOPARS this year all around.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: alphabuck on April 26, 2008 - 07:21:13 PM
i saw that cuda too  :money:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on April 26, 2008 - 07:31:26 PM
Mike (Goody), that shot of your cuda in the field with the yellow flowers... Calendar Material!!!!  :2thumbs:

Got on my Jefferson thing before and forgot to mention...  :screwy:


Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Hopalong on April 26, 2008 - 07:33:00 PM
Watching it rain......
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on April 26, 2008 - 07:40:33 PM
Got my Headers and Exhaust in!

Tom
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Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 26, 2008 - 08:00:12 PM
Nice! Decided no H/X pipe huh?
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wally426ci on April 26, 2008 - 08:21:02 PM
Tom, your running a smallblock right? did you have to run your drag lin through the headers?? Thats the only reason im going with TTI, cuz i thought they were the only ones that didnt require that..... but i see you're running Dougs...
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CHUCKS71 on April 26, 2008 - 08:25:09 PM
I found a few good things in the mud at Jefferson today.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 26, 2008 - 08:48:13 PM
Tom, your running a smallblock right? did you have to run your drag lin through the headers?? Thats the only reason im going with TTI, cuz i thought they were the only ones that didnt require that..... but i see you're running Dougs...

Ah just get some custom turbo headers welded up and run downpipe. You'll get some ground clearance! :D lol
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on April 26, 2008 - 08:54:32 PM
Nice! Decided no H/X pipe huh?

I didn't attack that yet.LOL

Tom :crazy:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on April 26, 2008 - 08:55:49 PM
Tom, your running a smallblock right? did you have to run your drag lin through the headers?? Thats the only reason im going with TTI, cuz i thought they were the only ones that didnt require that..... but i see you're running Dougs...

Nope, these don't go through.

Seem like a nice header, thick flanges and coated for 475 bucks shipped to my door.

Tom :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CrazyPete on April 27, 2008 - 12:22:53 AM
since it decided to rain today i got my
gauges installed they turned out decent
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Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: moparclown on April 27, 2008 - 06:09:16 AM
Crazypete
That bezel looks great now.
topcat
I am in the same boat sorta,I am finishing up the welding on my firewall and cowl so I can get the frt. rails removed and replaced.With any luck I'll have the frt. frame in in about 2 weeks.But I am picking up my new everyday driver today(92 daytona)And will have to tear into that right away(brakes and stuff)Also My son and I went out with the 69 fastback to get a bite to eat last night and pulled a rippin smokey burnout on some newer pavement,small blocks sound great at 6000 rpm.
                                                    The Clown
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: rallye5.7 on April 27, 2008 - 07:26:55 AM

   Going out to the garage in a few minutes and going to evac the A\C to see what leaks. Then I'll know what has to be replaced before I start the teardown.

  Goody, tell me more about the Hemi Challenger.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 27, 2008 - 07:30:33 AM
  Goody, tell me more about the Hemi Challenger.

Its my dad's and Overhaulin' built it for him :D
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 27, 2008 - 07:30:58 AM
since it decided to rain today i got my
gauges installed they turned out decent
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Cluster looks great, i always wondered what the wood grain ones would look like
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Post by: DAYTONA on April 27, 2008 - 09:55:35 AM
...due to a family emergency this weekend, I was unable to get out a MOPAR, they were somewhat buried....we had a local Cruise In and I took the Judge (it was close to the door and ready to go), Back in Black took his Challenger and his Charger....lotsa cars showed up, great weather, great friends and a really good time was had by all...
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: alphabuck on April 27, 2008 - 01:00:50 PM
today im installing a new pair of monroe gas shocks.  i figure while i have no trunk floor i might as well do them now.  while i have the shocks out ill get a chance to paint the inside of the shock crossmember with the rust encapsulator.  im hoping to start welding my trunk floors back in by tonight.

right now i just came in the house to grab a can of assembly fluid :cheers: and get the wife to come out and hold up one of the new quarter panel skins i got from chucks71 yesterday just so i can dream a little bit.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 71bigblock on April 27, 2008 - 02:20:57 PM
Looks like I might get it out to tinker on it today.  Only 50* high today, but not much wind and a little bit of sun.   :bigshades:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 27, 2008 - 02:27:17 PM
Seems like a few cars got worked on/ran this weekend, we should try and keep this thread up every week just to see what everyone has been up to!

Just got back from RDF's house, we ended up needing a backing plate for his 8 3/4" so we couldn't do the drums. I did hit a high score of 107mph on the garmin on the way home lol. I'd be in trouble with an overdrive or something less than 3.91!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: NoMope Greg on April 27, 2008 - 02:34:00 PM
I did hit a high score of 107mph on the garmin on the way home lol. I'd be in trouble with an overdrive or something less than 3.91!

Seems to me that if The Man catches you, you'll be in plenty of trouble anyway.  :poopoke: :burnout: 

But when mine is running, I'll probably find a reason to be out at 02:30 to do the same thing.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 27, 2008 - 02:37:56 PM
Seems to me that if The Man catches you, you'll be in plenty of trouble anyway.  :poopoke: :burnout: 

There are a few open spots on the Toll Roads here :D
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: alphabuck on May 03, 2008 - 12:36:25 PM
i got my ebody weekend work started last night when i took a quick 300 mile round trip over to fj5_440s house to pick up some tires and wheels.  its only supposed to be 270 miles but thats another story  :pullinghair:

todays goal is to finish welding in my trunk pans and depending upon my level of motivation maybe the rh extension too.

it sure would be nice if it could get above 50 degrees around here
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: arcticmopar on May 03, 2008 - 01:16:53 PM
 Unfortunatly not much on my E-body. This was the first week it stayed above 0c and already with just a bit of rain my lawn and yard says ME FIRST! :faint: Oh well...the shop just need a little more orginazing and I have propane for heat now :woohoo:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Super Blue 72 on May 03, 2008 - 01:18:20 PM
Keeping cats and racoons from hiding under it!  :swear:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on May 03, 2008 - 01:19:33 PM
Going to a cruise in tonight, lookin over my other hood some :P
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Cuda Wuda on May 03, 2008 - 02:03:28 PM
Drill out some spot welds & grind metal. Alot of grinding.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on May 03, 2008 - 02:50:40 PM
I might wash and wax  in the garage because it is raining all weekend here....

Tom :banghead:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on May 03, 2008 - 02:52:23 PM
Oh let me see :clueless: I tied the frames, installed tubs, ladder bars, 14x32 tires, a 456 dana, took the 4 spd out and put a 727 with brake and 5500 stall, and built a bigger engine , then put in a 6 point cage.


Then I woke up from my nap dream.   I am 330 miles from my car
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on May 03, 2008 - 03:21:05 PM
Sorry did i see '4speed OUT'?   :drool: :droolingbounce:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 500Stroker on May 03, 2008 - 05:32:49 PM
I did hit a high score of 107mph on the garmin on the way home lol. I'd be in trouble with an overdrive or something less than 3.91!

You must have been bouncing off the rev limiter.  LOL 
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: craigsmytcudas on May 03, 2008 - 06:49:09 PM
 :banghead: I WENT TO THE GARAGE THIS MORNING TO PULL MY 440-6 CUDA OUT  BUT JUST COULDNT FEEL IT, SO I WENT TO THE SHOP AND GOT READY TO PULL MY RESTO MOD 440-6 CUDA OUT AND NOTHING AND SAT DOWN ON THE RIGHT REAR WHEEL OF MY RACE CAR AND THERE IT WAS THAT FEELING  LETS GO RACING .
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on May 03, 2008 - 09:17:59 PM
You must have been bouncing off the rev limiter.  LOL 

Rev limiter? Lol, that poor engine has seen very close, if not, 7,000rpm on accident. Up to 6,500 on purpose  :rofl:. It should have blown up a long time ago. 15psi of hot oil pressure at idle with 15w-50, has bent valves before, has dremeled piston reliefs (it was daily driven, i was too poor to buy another set of pistons...hey its worked for about 15,000miles  :screwy:), its been revved to the moon, has had shotty machine work (thanks Las Vegas Machine  :stomp:), and....well i drive the tar out of it  :burnout:

That was a good 5,500rpm or so pull, i do have 28.5" tall tires which doesnt hurt.


Cruise in pics  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: JayBee on May 03, 2008 - 11:00:09 PM
This weekend, replace door switch, glovebox and maybe start installing the instrument cluster. That is if it stops raining and I can do the work without noticing that "dashpad".
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: IMNCARN82 on May 04, 2008 - 12:12:14 AM
Gettn' ready !!  :bigsmile:   Lot's of people playn' with stuff!! Have fun all!! :cooldancing: Be safe!! :nono:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sleepychallenger on May 04, 2008 - 12:13:47 AM
driving as much as possible. i just drove my wife and son back to colorado for the time when i deploy, since they are not here, i get to drive a bit more.  :stirpot:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: DAYTONA on May 04, 2008 - 12:17:48 AM
...this weekend, sweeping under them....still cleaning the garage :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on May 04, 2008 - 12:51:31 AM
Finishing the tune up and changing fluids. Then Tuesday front end alignment.  :working:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wunderless on May 04, 2008 - 08:27:23 AM
Looking at it and that's about it.  It's been cold and wet here.  But, if the sun comes out like it's supposed to, she might get to stretch her legs.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Super Blue 72 on May 04, 2008 - 10:58:35 AM
Oh let me see :clueless: I tied the frames, installed tubs, ladder bars, 14x32 tires, a 456 dana, took the 4 spd out and put a 727 with brake and 5500 stall, and built a bigger engine , then put in a 6 point cage.


Then I woke up from my nap dream.   I am 330 miles from my car

 :roflsmiley:  I thought you were a busy little squirrel then I got to the dream part!  :smilielol:

Even in your dreams you're busier than I am!  Last dream I had of my car I was just driving it!  :faint:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Robb on May 05, 2008 - 12:33:42 AM
Drove mine on the freeway today to my GF's Dad's house and back.   Put a good 75 miles on it round trip.    Been a long time since Ive gone more than 5 miles from the house in it.  At least since I put the sixpack in it

Lovin that 5th gear on the Kiesler   :2thumbs:   and the Accurate Exhaust duals with mufflers and resonators are exactly the sound I was looking for on the long haul.   :bigshades:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on May 10, 2008 - 08:18:42 AM
Bump, 'nother weekend already. We're headed out to a cruise/car show later tonight with the cars, I'll tweak the 318 a little bit this morning and clean it up. Headed to RDF's house for a little bit tomorrow morning to get his brakes squared away.


 :popcorn: :cheers:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on May 10, 2008 - 08:38:14 AM
I got my Radiator Shroud from FBO and have to custom fit it to the setup I got. I have to cut the shroud to fit around the fan.  Also need to check my pinion angle.

Tom :popcorn:
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Post by: back n black on May 10, 2008 - 08:43:51 AM
Driving!!!! :bigsmile:
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Post by: jvike on May 10, 2008 - 09:24:37 AM
To morrow I'm gonna change the gaskets on my Intake and on my valvecovers. The valvecovers are leaking crazy, so I got some steel reincforced rubber gaskets from Mopar. The ought to do the trick.
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Post by: alphabuck on May 10, 2008 - 09:53:28 AM
todays my birthday but im gonna spend the whole day working on the car.  i got the rh trunk extension welded in last night and am gonna knock out the left this morning.  if all goes well ill be working on fitting the quarter skins this afternoon.

later tonight i might actually do something other than work on the car thinking about going to the casino and seeing if i have any birthday luck  :money:
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on May 10, 2008 - 11:14:06 AM
I'm going to Mid-Atlantic Mopars at Mason Dixon Drag Strip on Sunday. As long as it doesn't rain.
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Post by: 500Stroker on May 10, 2008 - 05:28:26 PM
Standing in my garage looking at an empty engine bay while waiting for the machine shop to finsh up
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on May 10, 2008 - 07:33:04 PM
Put another 100+ miles on the cars today. Drove down to New Symrna for their cruise in.

ChallengerGary's signs
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Post by: vinb on May 10, 2008 - 09:51:41 PM
Finish putting a clutch in my friends '70 Cuda last nite, just got back from a cruise/show tonight with my car Cuda and my friends Cuda ,  tomorrow will probably change the cam in my Cuda for next weeks Mopar race at E-Town...
Hey, 4spd cars like a little bit bigger cam.. Right??
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Post by: Moparal on May 10, 2008 - 10:03:14 PM
Bought a new box of drill bits, gonna drill the holes for all my barracuda emblems I covered up :banghead: Loaded the truck dana up to go get it converted for my car,

I installed the rest of my exhaust today
Bought the new points for my dual point and installing it tonight I hope
Bought some gauges on the way home from work.350 mile drive. Going to see how accurate my dash gauges are
Took the cuda for a test drive with new exhaust on :bigsmile:
Ordering a stronger clutch and pressure plate from summit tonight :2thumbs:
Started gathering up parts for members to be shipped
Mowed an acre and a half

Now Im tired :bricks1:
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Post by: Topcat on May 10, 2008 - 11:51:32 PM
I bought a 96 Ford Ranger 4 banger a few weeks ago. Today after finishing welding and grinding the firewall on the Cuda, I pulled a few dents on the bed that were there from the previous owner. I used my friends weld stud gun he let borrow.

That thing works great. It pulled them out almost perfectly flush to where it was originally.
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Post by: moparclown on May 11, 2008 - 08:44:26 PM
I finally got to remove the junk rails in the Cuda and started fitting in the new ones :jumping:
I realize now that I am not as young as I used to be,my back is killing me.
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Post by: hemiken on May 12, 2008 - 02:22:10 AM
Hey Clown,

Are swapping out your side panel to fit a 26" radiator instead of 22" radiator aswell while you have it at this stage buddy. :2thumbs:
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Post by: rallye5.7 on May 12, 2008 - 09:38:48 AM
 
  1.I replaced some vacum lines on the original engine to see if would run any better.
  2. Laid out the Hemi wiring harness trying to decide where to put the computer (found some rust behind the kick panel)
  3. Took out the back seats and got the build sheet (not that it will mean anything), found the rear floors are great. Also picked up .37 (.29 cdn) in change.
  4. Ordered headers, mounts,oil blockoff plate and oil pan for the hemi.
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Post by: Rare_T_A on May 12, 2008 - 10:26:32 AM
I did get the T/A started up but it never moved. On the other hand I got the RR up and running and even went for a drive on Sunday. Could't do it on Saturday 'cause of the snow storm we got. This is our weather ,Sat snow and in the 30's. Sunday sunny and gorgious and in the high 60's.
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Post by: moparclown on May 12, 2008 - 03:15:57 PM
hemiken
I will be installing the original 26" radiator support once I am happy with the rail lineup and I get them welded into place.
                                                            The Clown
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Post by: hemiken on May 12, 2008 - 04:22:08 PM
hemiken
I will be installing the original 26" radiator support once I am happy with the rail lineup and I get them welded into place.
                                                            The Clown

Thanks buddy :cheers: was not sure, good move.................. :2thumbs:
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Post by: Topcat on May 17, 2008 - 11:12:32 PM
Did the weld stud on my truck and then did some mud work.
The green primer area on the left was done some more and is better than what's showing.
Not quite finished but it looks better than those dents that were on it when I bought it.
Good practice for the cuda.
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Post by: sleepychallenger on May 18, 2008 - 12:07:01 AM
after a really cruddy day yesterday, i got some work done on the chally today. got the electronic ignition installed, set the timing, got new tires on the rear (caused by part of my cruddy day yesterday), put in new spark plugs, oil and filter, and got her washed. who knows what tomorrow holds!!!
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Post by: moparclown on May 18, 2008 - 07:29:17 AM
Front rails are in and decided to make sure things are gonna fit as they should,so I I did a mock up of the front sheetmetal.I will be setting in the front and rear suspension so I can set it back on all 4 tires and put the final welds into place.I know I am far from done but this is getting really exciting because it's starting to come together and it's starting to look like a 71 Cuda again :jumping:
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Post by: alphabuck on May 18, 2008 - 12:37:32 PM
i am grinding away at the welds in my new trunk floor and extensions and wishing i had some ear plugs.  when i was a teen i never cared about dusk masks or eye protection or ear protection or any of that sissy stuff.  these days i find myself having a greater respect for safety and comfort. 

i wasted a day looking at mopars yesterday so im gonna have to make up for it today. looks like my wifes no cooking butt is gonna be eating a tv dinner tonight :grinyes:
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Post by: 71bigblock on May 18, 2008 - 04:08:44 PM
Nothing.  I havent had the time.  Maybe next weekend.  I sure wish it would warm up sometime soon.  We've only had like 5 days above 70* this year.    :stomp:
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Post by: DAYTONA on May 18, 2008 - 04:41:39 PM
...we hosted a party for a car club (Prowlers) in the garage this weekend....the E-bodys were on display with all the others...weather is finally turning around here
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Post by: bb71challenger on May 18, 2008 - 04:55:29 PM
Daytona, I see a slight bow in the white T/A's hood but none at all on the purple one. How do you keep them from bowing from spring pressure? Oh and even if its not restored, My favorite is the vert in the corner  :bigsmile:
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on May 18, 2008 - 05:14:16 PM
took the cuda and challenger 145miles over to cocoa beach for a car show. so much for my dads car bein a 'trailer queen' like overhaulin said it was lol!
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Post by: DAYTONA on May 18, 2008 - 05:40:49 PM
Daytona, I see a slight bow in the white T/A's hood but none at all on the purple one. How do you keep them from bowing from spring pressure? Oh and even if its not restored, My favorite is the vert in the corner  :bigsmile:

...the white T/A has springs, the Plum T/A hasn't had srpings installed for over 25 years.....both are original hoods

...............the Lime R/T is definately in NEED of a resto :bigsmile:
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Post by: CrazyPete on May 18, 2008 - 08:57:38 PM
i got almost all my interior panels re-dyed from faded green to black and started the process on the center counsle
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Post by: ntstlgl1970 on May 20, 2008 - 02:00:27 PM
more bodywork, and maybe some more epoxy
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Post by: Moparal on May 20, 2008 - 07:56:09 PM
Maybe, just maybe, I get Sunday off to go home. I got a 410 powerlok and a new clutch to install. And a factory dual point waint on the bench ready to go.
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Post by: Topcat on May 20, 2008 - 11:42:23 PM
Leading the quarter panel roof seams.
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Post by: RaptorF229 on May 21, 2008 - 12:31:26 AM
Car is getting hood painted this week.
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Post by: 72hemi on May 21, 2008 - 12:36:59 AM
The cuda and challenger will both be attending my wedding on Saturday.
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Post by: FY1Cuda on May 21, 2008 - 03:59:41 AM
The cuda and challenger will both be attending my wedding on Saturday.
Congrats!   :cheers:
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Post by: drewcrane on May 21, 2008 - 07:01:39 AM
The cuda and challenger will both be attending my wedding on Saturday.
big congrats i got married in my challenger!get pics , lots of pics!
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Post by: 72hemi on May 21, 2008 - 12:55:17 PM
Thanks. I will take lots of pictures and post them. Right now I am trying to get permission to park the two behind the guests on the lawn, but I think I am going to lose that battle, we'll see.
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Post by: wally426ci on May 21, 2008 - 02:31:47 PM
I'll be changing jets in my carb and trying to make sense of the scientific calculations that Chryco keeps throwing at me..  :poopoke:

 :working:

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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on May 21, 2008 - 02:40:00 PM
lol, have you ever had that eddie carb apart wally? i'd be worth it to hit a radio shack or find a place that has 'forceps'. Not that its as complicated as  surgery, but it sure helps grip the 'jebus clips' and keep them from zinging across the garage!

Something similar to these, guys at radio shack may look at you crazy if you say forceps, picture would help though. Not sure on what they call them...

http://www.safetystore.com/images/products/Instruments/Kelly_Forcep_Straight.jpg
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Post by: 808cuda on May 21, 2008 - 03:12:29 PM
Just installed rear window louvers on the '71 this past weekend. They are absolutely beautiful to look at...
I'll have some better pics soon...
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on May 21, 2008 - 08:42:39 PM
Cleaning up the Chally and heading to a couple local shows. :burnout: :burnout: As long as it stops raining. :banghead:
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Post by: RaptorF229 on May 21, 2008 - 11:34:43 PM
what kind of louvers are those. repro, plastic, or old?
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Post by: 808cuda on May 22, 2008 - 03:34:42 AM
They're the Gean Gregory Repro's of the original louvers. He has them on EBay for $1200 but I had to pay an addt'l $250 premium to get them shipped to Hawaii  :swear:
Not to mention another $90 for the correct polished pins, $6 in Restrick rivnuts, $6 in correct stainless hinge screws, $15 louver gaskets, yadda yadda yadda  :pullinghair:
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Post by: hemiken on May 22, 2008 - 03:37:46 AM
They're the Gean Gregory Repro's of the original louvers. He has them on EBay for $1200 but I had to pay an addt'l $250 premium to get them shipped to Hawaii  :swear:
Not to mention another $90 for the correct polished pins, $6 in Restrick rivnuts, $6 in correct stainless hinge screws, $15 louver gaskets, yadda yadda yadda  :pullinghair:
Well worth the extra expense, car looks even better than it did before :2thumbs:
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Post by: 808cuda on May 22, 2008 - 03:55:26 AM
Thanks Hemiken  :ylsuper:
I really love the look now... only problem is I am running out of things to put on, LOL  :dunno:
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Post by: wally426ci on May 22, 2008 - 07:40:40 AM
Thanks Goody, I have had it apart before though. But, i will look into the forcepts.
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Post by: craigsmytcudas on May 24, 2008 - 08:55:55 PM
this weekend saturday im installing a customers tti exhaust till noon then a nap then tweek on my cuda mod then a nap. and sunday  phones off shades pulled indy 500 party.a note wonder bread got its spots from when its owner went to indy many years ago as a child he loved the ballons at the start,and thats how they ended up on the package ya all have a great weekend
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Post by: NoMope Greg on May 24, 2008 - 09:32:47 PM
Got my new trans hump on Thursday, hoping to install it on Monday.  Should I drop the tranny?  I'm going to use epoxy bonding instead of welding (per the recommendation of my neighbor who's worked in metal for 20 years and now works with bonded composites), so there won't be any heat.
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Post by: RaptorF229 on May 24, 2008 - 09:54:06 PM
polishing the windows
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Post by: torredcuda on May 25, 2008 - 06:15:42 AM
Mounted my new BFG drag radials and got an inspection sticker on Wednesday.Planned on hitting test and tune on Saturday but couldn`t make it so I`m going to sign up for the points program and race today.I don`t expect to get past the first round but I`ll at least get in some runs and have some fun.I`ll have an update on how I did later.
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Post by: sleepychallenger on May 25, 2008 - 10:54:48 AM
Mounted my new BFG drag radials and got an inspection sticker on Wednesday.Planned on hitting test and tune on Saturday but couldn`t make it so I`m going to sign up for the points program and race today.I don`t expect to get past the first round but I`ll at least get in some runs and have some fun.I`ll have an update on how I did later.
:2thumbs: good luck. looking forward to the update  :2thumbs:
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Post by: JayBee on May 25, 2008 - 04:47:19 PM
Driving mine....Just came back from putting 90 miles on it along the Niagara Parkway. It's a scenic route the follows the Niagara River and goes through some tourist towns like Niagara On The Lake, Niagara Falls and Chippawa. Next weekend...Clean on Saturday; Albion PA show on Sunday.
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on May 26, 2008 - 09:18:57 PM
Saturday , NIKKI got a new front crank seal. Leaked from the day I got her, when I took it apart it almost looked as if the last one wasnt seated in the housing all the way. Now IM putting her back together and skrew up the gasket that goes on the bottom of the timming chain cover/topfront of oil pan.  :banghead: I'm already kinda po'd cause I'm doing this at home in a small 2 car garage.  :swear:  Anyway now i'm thinkin' oh $#!+!! And I'm sure not liking the idea of replacing the whole pan gasket.  :pullinghair: So anyway I tried some of that new (sort of) permatex wannabeagasket. Supposed to be usable 1 minute after installation.  :clueless: Took her out Saturday nite, yesterday and today... no leaks!! Maybe I got enough venting through the valve covers(?)(always wiping them down,  but it's holding!  :burnout:  :clapping:  After that did easy stuff, finally trimmed out the new trunk liner, installed new anti rattle clips for the top, finished running the hoses for the new windshield squirter kit.  :working: Time to relax  on C-C for awhile!  :cheers:
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Post by: moparclown on May 27, 2008 - 03:43:35 PM
No work on the e-body this past weekend,spent time with the family and did manage to sneak off with the 69 cuda to a small local show for a couple of hours Saturday night.Not a person leaving that show even tapped there throttle,so I left atleast a hundred feet of rubber when I pulled out :burnout:
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Post by: sleepychallenger on May 27, 2008 - 03:49:05 PM
hopefully going to see Alan this weekend. Plan so far is to pick him up in Mobile and take him home, then hopefully pull the tranny in his car and put a clutch in and.....whatever else we have time for.  :woohoo:
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Post by: KFD on May 27, 2008 - 04:11:32 PM
I saw a Challenger Carcass on a trailer in an industrial lot in Phoenix, right at the Durango Curve. I will post pics soon, but it was originally plum crazy. No front clip, powertrain, or suspension. Repainted red, vinyl top ripped off, fenders off car. Didn't have the torque boxes, or big passenger's side spring. Of course the owner is going "to resurrect it"...Arrgh... :banghead:
KFD
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Post by: Moparal on May 27, 2008 - 08:20:56 PM
Hoping I have 2 weeks off starting this weekend. My list is this long---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  I also need to ship a dozen members parts.  Then go to N carolina to pick up a trans and rear end. Fuel will kill me, but what a deal
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Post by: easy610 on May 28, 2008 - 08:57:53 AM
Painless Wiring headlight relays....

New battery....

Cleaning up wiring under the hood....

Washing, waxing and then just sitting in a lawn chair and stare at the beauty that is classic Mopar. 

(honestly I am careful so the wife and neighbors don't think I am loosing it but I can just look at a car if I think it's lines are attractive and enjoy for long periods of time...and a few beers don't hurt either!)
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Post by: Super Blue 72 on May 28, 2008 - 11:12:33 AM
Possibly hunt down a vacuum leak and change out some 30+ year old vacuum hoses.
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Post by: Moparal on May 28, 2008 - 05:44:38 PM
Sleepychallenger is coming by and were going to do whatever 2 Mopar guys can do to work on both mine and his car. Plus may go to the races saturday
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Post by: sleepychallenger on May 28, 2008 - 05:50:25 PM
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Post by: 500Stroker on May 30, 2008 - 07:34:13 AM
Going to an all Mopar track rental at Atco today.  Saturday I'll finish putting my engine back in my car a little late to race.  Had to sell my spot. :'(

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r38/500stroker/Engine%206-24-07/DSCN5935.jpg)


(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r38/500stroker/Engine%206-24-07/Moparty5-25-08036.jpg)
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Post by: Moparal on May 30, 2008 - 07:37:01 AM
Wow, that is like glow in the dark orange.   Why so many belt grooves in the pullies?  You going to run A/C?  Looks very good at any rate :2thumbs:
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Post by: Moparal on May 30, 2008 - 07:38:14 AM
Those 68/69 valve covers make the pcv valve eaier to run the hose
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Post by: hemiken on May 30, 2008 - 07:40:18 AM
Looks like a photo studio or a catwalk model  :picture:  Very nice................ :2thumbs:
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Post by: 500Stroker on May 30, 2008 - 07:54:07 AM
Yes I run AC and power steering. A friend painted it with UTECH 3.8 high solids in hemi orange. Expensive paint but he says it's the last time I'll ever have to paint it.  2 coats of epoxy primer and 2 coats of paint.  I hate to have to cover it up with the acessories and air cleaner.
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Post by: Moparal on May 30, 2008 - 03:29:14 PM
If friday is considered a weekend  :bigsmile:  I just pulled my center and rear carb to install a new accelerator pump. I had noticed a major leak there when I was home last. Lucky I didn't catch on fire.  Some how the screws were a little loose, the pump looked perfect. I put a new one on anyways. Then I installed 410 sure grip in the rear.  Gonna take them back out. I can't shift quick enough after it hits 6k. I found some power though. It felt good. I called and my dana 60 354 isnt going to be ready for 2 more weeks, so I am putting the 355 in there for a comparison now.

I re adjusted my clutch. Seems whenever I got heavy in the throttle I never realized the borg and beck fingers would push the throwout bearing back causeing the clutch to slip. I now know how good my car pulls on the top end. I will show some members here this weekend :2thumbs: 

Going to hook up the rear speakers to my front rear switch. Havent had the time since I installed the speakers

And thanks to a mystery member or members, I am taking my NEW PASSENGER MIRROR over to the paint shop.

Seems like a lot of work done on a friday, but it was fun
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Post by: sleepychallenger on May 30, 2008 - 03:44:15 PM
wow Al. been busy huh. save some energy for me. i will see you later tonight.
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Post by: back n black on May 31, 2008 - 01:10:25 PM
The Challenger needs a little brake work done, so I will be driving the Corvette this weekend. :bigsmile:
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on May 31, 2008 - 01:52:44 PM
looks like they may get out for a cruise in tonight somewhere. thats about it for ours
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Post by: sleepychallenger on May 31, 2008 - 01:56:12 PM
At Al's today. having a blast!!!
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Post by: hemiken on May 31, 2008 - 08:55:12 PM
At Al's today. having a blast!!!
:bananasmi wish i could be with you guys, have fun at the track aswell.......................... :bigsmile:
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Post by: Topcat on May 31, 2008 - 10:04:36 PM
I replaced a section of the curved piece on top of the passenger fender.

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Post by: Moparal on May 31, 2008 - 10:08:15 PM
:bananasmi wish i could be with you guys, have fun at the track aswell.......................... :bigsmile:

We just got back from the track and back on the clutch. Drew has some pictures he will post later. He can just sign in on one of the other puter here so we both can post. We are having a blast
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Post by: sleepychallenger on May 31, 2008 - 10:17:13 PM
just to reiterate, HAVING A BLAST IS UNDERSTATING IT!! heard Al play his guitar, went to the track, went for a spin in his 440+6 4 speed M46 Cuda last night at like 1230 or 100 this morning, worked on my car, pulling his transmission right now. this place is a dream for MOPAR folks!!!  :bananasmi :bananasmi
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Post by: hemiken on May 31, 2008 - 10:21:48 PM
We just got back from the track and back on the clutch. Drew has some pictures he will post later. He can just sign in on one of the other puter here so we both can post. We are having a blast
just to reiterate, HAVING A BLAST IS UNDERSTATING IT!! heard Al play his guitar, went to the track, went for a spin in his 440+6 4 speed M46 Cuda last night at like 1230 or 100 this morning, worked on my car, pulling his transmission right now. this place is a dream for MOPAR folks!!!  :bananasmi :bananasmi
Sounds as if you guys are really having a blast........... Hope their are some pictures coming our way soon :burnout:
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on May 31, 2008 - 10:39:08 PM
Definately sounds like a good time, should make it a point to swing through lower alabama on my way to vegas and see all that cool stuff. Maybe ill come back draggin a little red?  :drool: :lol: :cheers:
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Post by: 500Stroker on June 04, 2008 - 06:06:56 PM
Finally after 5 weeks the car is back together.  Fired up the freshened engine last night, took the rear for it's first 20 minute drive, Next is 100 miles taking it easy.  By this weeknd it will be  :burnout:   :burnout:   :burnout:  to make up for down time.
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Post by: Swedefish on June 15, 2008 - 02:25:49 PM
Made an angeled fitting for the fuel line to the carb. Although not for a E-body but for a A-body :bigsmile:
Started with a brass piece as the one to the right and the result is the fitting to the left.

Have been surching for such a fitting on the net but came up with nothing
Yesterdays work, today (sunday) my grandchild was baptised.
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on June 15, 2008 - 02:29:12 PM
wow, nice handy work!

we went and took some 'on the beach' pictures of the cars. i'm not tinkering on the mustang  :faint:
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Post by: Ornamental on June 15, 2008 - 03:34:41 PM
These last days, I've installed new heads, did a oil system flush (Complete oil system flush (http://www.mightyautoparts.com/products/products_vs7_oil.html)) changed oil, oil filter, spark plugs, and installed new plug wires.
New cam, intake, and carb are to be installed too.  :bigshades:


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Post by: widing'cuda on June 15, 2008 - 03:46:36 PM
Got my seats back from reupholstering. Reassembled and Installed them. Replaced the throttle cable as it stuck on half open throttle  :scared:
And I fixed a small short in the turn signal controller. No more smoke from the colum  :bigshades:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on June 20, 2008 - 08:57:03 AM
Well if I could get home this weekend, I had a big box delivered from inline tube. It has everything in it to install the complete 3/8ths fuel line system in my car. I also have a 180 thermostat and gasket to install since the housing is seeping, and a valve cover gasket set to stop the oil leak on my passenger side. I also got my 10 spline big ujoint yoke to install on my 355's so I can make another gear swap.

But no, I am on my way to Michigan today
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Post by: hemiken on June 20, 2008 - 09:03:35 AM
 :bananasmi I will be polishing up some bumperettes and cleaning up a rusty bracket and may even detail some 'Cuda door emblems :2thumbs:
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Post by: Red R/T on June 20, 2008 - 11:05:01 AM
Going to a local cruise night tonight and then to Marcus Dairy, a local crusie/car show tomorrow night if the weather holds out.  The car isn't a show winner but it's still fun to get out and drive and it still gets a lot of thumbs up  :2thumbs: from onlookers.  Out driving is better than sitting in the garage looking at it.   :burnout:
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Post by: Kryde on June 20, 2008 - 04:43:03 PM
I'm replacing most of the bushings with new ones from Energy Suspension and rebuilding my brake calipers.  Pretty slow going since I'm learning as I go  :thinkerg:  When I get lost expect to hear about it  :biggrin:
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Post by: ntstlgl1970 on June 20, 2008 - 05:37:15 PM
Taking more parts off the car to get ready to go to the stripper.
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on June 20, 2008 - 11:19:17 PM
Fixing (replacing) a pin hole leaking heater hose, and cleaning sticky stuff off everywhere it leaked!  :grinyes:

Alan, did the inline tube 3/8 setup. And the fuel seperator too! Mine when together with very minimal tweaking! Should be a breeze!  :2thumbs:
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Post by: 500Stroker on June 21, 2008 - 06:18:04 AM
No wrenching for me.  Just drive, drive, drive.  :woohoo:
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Post by: wally426ci on June 21, 2008 - 07:18:27 AM
I'll be placing my head in the oven while thinking of mine.   :pullinghair:
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Post by: LAA66 on June 21, 2008 - 09:46:28 AM
 It's too hot to take mine out (105 today), so a bit of cleaning and detailing in the garage. That is until it gets too hot in there also. :eek4:
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Post by: Topcat on June 21, 2008 - 09:53:36 AM
102 degrees of dry real dry heat here. Just too hot outside to do any welding grinding. I may still try but I don't think I'll last long working outside.
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Post by: 71bigblock on June 21, 2008 - 09:55:13 AM
I will be finishing the work I've been doing on the passenger c pillar seam.  It was really raunchy before, only half filled with bondo, the other half the bare seam, it was pretty bad.  Its not going to be perfect, but much much better than it was.   :grinyes:
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on June 21, 2008 - 10:38:21 AM
Nothing with the Chally this weekend. I had some work done to Shelby's car getting it ready for Carlisle. I'll be out runnnig around. I have to pick up donations for the charity car show, I'm having in July.  :cheers:
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Post by: ksierens on June 21, 2008 - 10:45:34 AM
Hopfully finish sanding the bottom so I can get some paint on it ...
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Post by: KellysCuda aircard on June 21, 2008 - 04:44:52 PM
A re ring, re bearing, a hone, a reassemble and hopefully a break in
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on June 21, 2008 - 04:46:20 PM
RDF, my dad and me went to a good show out at the Harley dealer. 'muscle cars and handle bars'.
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Post by: Topcat on June 21, 2008 - 05:47:02 PM
Just got back from working on it.
Even though it was over a 100, I decided afterall to weld in the drivers side curved portion on the fender that I had been looking for so long.

Then sand blasted the 11 x 2, 71 Fury drum backing plates I scored at the junk yard.
Don't know if they're the same off set as what are on e bodies. Anyone know?  :dunno:

When I finished that, it was about 1:30pm and was really cookin  :eek4: so I called it a wrap and headed home to some nice A/C and iced tea.  :worshippy
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Post by: Got JOB on June 21, 2008 - 10:32:36 PM
Went to a small show at a church today. Four Mopars present. See the truck in the background.
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Post by: Super Blue 72 on June 21, 2008 - 11:40:55 PM
Went to a small show at a church today. Four Mopars present. See the truck in the background.

Geeze, if my church did that I would be going more often!  :grinyes:  :roflsmiley:   Just kidding...  :misbehaving:
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Post by: ntstlgl1970 on June 22, 2008 - 12:16:58 AM

...Then sand blasted the 11 x 2, 71 Fury drum backing plates I scored at the junk yard.
Don't know if they're the same off set as what are on e bodies. Anyone know?  :dunno:

....
I have 11x2 backing plates on mine from a 74 satellite and they fit perfect. I bet yours will too..
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Post by: IMNCARN82 on June 22, 2008 - 05:26:39 PM
cruisn' around of course. :2thumbs:
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Post by: LAA66 on June 22, 2008 - 08:46:02 PM
cruisn' around of course. :2thumbs:

 Anything notable? :naughty:
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Post by: rallye5.7 on June 22, 2008 - 10:27:45 PM
Sold the Charger last week and the body shop is not ready for the Challenger till fall so I started to get it ready for the summer. I'm going to drive it for now and start taking it apart in Sept. New tires, brakes,and front-end over the next week and I'll be cruisin.


And I registered for Moparfest today.
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Post by: back n black on June 24, 2008 - 02:37:14 PM
I'll be doing the same thing I did last weekend....driving my ebody! :2thumbs: :ylsuper: :thumbsup:
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Post by: moparclown on June 30, 2008 - 05:34:27 PM
No Cash right now to buy new fenders so I started smashing metal again.I know that fixing these is almost a lost cause but I just can't help myself.I would still need to find some donor fenders for the inner structure in the dog leg,and the Cuda and challenger are different.Would you take the time to repair these?or would you opt for a new set of repops?
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Post by: 500Stroker on June 30, 2008 - 06:27:56 PM
Went to a Mopar only show at a small dodge Dealer in Hatboro, PA.  Free food and drinks.   Of course I drive by today the day after the show and what do I see sitting out front?  You guessed it.  An orange 09 Chally. Arrived a day late.

Here's some pix a friend took.

http://www.mopar1.us/july/

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Post by: RDF on June 30, 2008 - 08:17:07 PM
I'll be working on the Cuda a little bit....gotta fix some odds and ends like tightening the speedo cable, arranging my hood pins correctly, fixing my ground in the front of the car and wiring & labeling my new switch so I don't have to take it out when I want to add a device to it.  Should be fun....not a lot of hard work, but some fun tedious stuff.   :2thumbs:
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on June 30, 2008 - 10:09:02 PM
Putting on the T/A spoiler on Sat :woo:. Going to a show on Sunday.
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Post by: 422STROKER on July 01, 2008 - 10:12:25 PM
Swappd in some Crane Adjustable rockers, MSD ignition due to a failed Summit brand ignition.  Long term I will go back to standard chrysler ignition.... :dunno:  Just wanted a rev limiter.  Maybe start cleaning it for Carlisle.

Tom :2thumbs:
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Post by: wally426ci on July 04, 2008 - 09:47:17 AM
Doug, if thats the only part of the fenders that needs work, i would fix them. I had to do that to both of my fenders and they havent popped yet. Not sure if the lower frame work is similar to Challenger or not..... I know i need a passenger fender b/c my nose is bubbling big time.

I may mess with my car a little this weekend, otherwise I'll just be getting excited for Carlisle. Im off Friday and I'll be strapped with Cash and parts to sell....  :jumping:
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Post by: 71bigblock on July 04, 2008 - 09:50:02 AM
Maybe go for an independance cruise tonight, we'll see.  Nothing otherwise...   :violin:

 :wavingflag:
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Post by: 500Stroker on July 04, 2008 - 10:04:02 AM
Oil change, rear fluid change, a good going over and general clean up getting ready for Carlisle :ylsuper:
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Post by: RaptorF229 on July 04, 2008 - 11:53:53 AM
My weekend was yesterday and I drove MY Car to the airport and went cruising around norcal in the twin. The twin belongs to a friend from work. The other two planes are owned by another guy at work and yes thats a T-33.
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Post by: az-nick on July 04, 2008 - 01:17:56 PM
picking up my new old Challenger.....  :woohoo:

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i115/71GTXD21/70%20Challenger/P10000406x4bright.jpg)

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i115/71GTXD21/70%20Challenger/Driverrearfixed.jpg)
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Post by: Red R/T on July 04, 2008 - 03:01:14 PM
Just installed a new battery and noticed a raw fuel smell under the hood.  REMINDER!!!!  Check those fuel lines.  Would not have noticed if it wasn't for the battery.  Coud have been a bad situation.  I know most know to do this on a regular basis and so should I but I didn't so just a reminder.  Additionally I'll be watching the weather here in CT.  It doesn't look promising for a cruise but several are scheduled locally.  Hope all have a safe and Happy Independence Day!!!!   :wavingflag:
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Post by: Canadian Cuda on July 04, 2008 - 06:58:13 PM
starting to  empty engine compartment for paint. cleaning up motor.
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Post by: moparmaniac59 on July 04, 2008 - 07:12:01 PM
I'm just finishing up details for the 400 mile trip up to Carlisle. All I am waiting on now is my new radiator. It better be here by the 7th as promised or I'll be.... :swear: :pullinghair: :stomp:. 500stroker, thanks for those pictures from the show. I LOVE the Mopar Collector Guide '67 Barracuda. That is an awesome ride, inside & out!!  :2thumbs:


                                                           Matt B.
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Post by: Oldschool on July 04, 2008 - 07:45:48 PM
Not an "E" body, but a Cuda just the same...     :grinyes:
Over the last few weekends I have completed some major engine surgery, replaced the front wheels, replaced the water pump, serviced the batteries, repaired a faulty fuel pressure regulator, rebuilt both Holley 750's, and tried to keep it clean while doing all that stuff.....lol     :working: 
Now I am ready for some serious street prowling.....     :burnout:   
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Post by: ntstlgl1970 on July 04, 2008 - 07:48:25 PM
Lots of welding!

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Post by: Moparal on July 04, 2008 - 08:38:47 PM
not a darn thing, I'm heading towards New York :banghead:
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Post by: sleepychallenger on July 05, 2008 - 02:13:18 AM
werent you going to NY last week? happy trails  :roflsmiley:
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Post by: Moparal on July 05, 2008 - 07:32:18 AM
werent you going to NY last week? happy trails  :roflsmiley:

Last week is today. Here in PA now. The rust on cars around here is terrible. Big holes eatin on the sides of quarters, doors getting eaten , I wonder how everything survived that is rust free. They must of parked the muscle cars during the winter, or atleast the ones that wanted to preserve them. I got 24 hrs of wk left starting monday, then headed home.
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Post by: sleepychallenger on July 05, 2008 - 07:47:59 AM
well, do 24 hrs straight, then go home and rest up. you only have a couple months before i come back and run you ragged again  :poopoke:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: rallye5.7 on July 05, 2008 - 08:03:56 AM
Put new tires, springs,brakes,front-end during the week, had the car appraised and insured.


 This weekend lots and lots of "test drives". 

Six more weeks till Moparfest, its a 7 hour drive so I need to make this thing reliable.
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on July 05, 2008 - 11:56:38 AM
Tryin' to get NIKKI running right. And another little project involving a pusher fan, I'll let you know how that goes later.
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Post by: jeryst on July 05, 2008 - 03:04:34 PM
Last week is today. Here in PA now. The rust on cars around here is terrible. Big holes eatin on the sides of quarters, doors getting eaten , I wonder how everything survived that is rust free. They must of parked the muscle cars during the winter, or atleast the ones that wanted to preserve them. I got 24 hrs of wk left starting monday, then headed home.

He Al, where in PA are you?
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Post by: widing'cuda on July 05, 2008 - 03:39:53 PM
I was at Power Big Meet in Sweden, the largest american car show in Europe or 12,000 cars, with my 'cuda  :ylsuper: :ylsuper: :ylsuper: :ylsuper:

(http://www.bigmeet.com/bilder/2007-bigmeet1.jpg)

http://www.bigmeet.com/ (http://www.bigmeet.com/)
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Post by: Moparal on July 05, 2008 - 05:57:06 PM
He Al, where in PA are you?

I just crossed over into New York. I am at Middletown NY at a Hampton Inn for the night. I see Outback resteraunt next door. I wonder what's for dinner :roflsmiley:
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Post by: hemiken on July 05, 2008 - 07:32:25 PM
I just crossed over into New York. I am at Middletown NY at a Hampton Inn for the night. I see Outback resteraunt next door. I wonder what's for dinner :roflsmiley:
Hi Alan,
It will be crocadile and kangaroo if it is an outback resteraunt :smilielol:
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Post by: 71chally416 on July 05, 2008 - 10:38:09 PM
Pretty much looked at it sitting under the car cover. It's been spritzing rain since Friday.  :(
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Post by: CrazyPete on July 06, 2008 - 01:39:43 AM
 :woohoo:
took the motor and tranny out of the grancoupe today

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m90/crazypete_2006/DSC00454.jpg)
(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m90/crazypete_2006/DSC00461.jpg)
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Post by: 71chally416 on July 06, 2008 - 02:33:20 AM
I always wince when I see a 750lb BB dangling over the front end of a Mope  :'(
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Post by: Moparal on July 13, 2008 - 09:29:42 AM
I am home...I got 2 weeks off. I will work on the Barracuda untill I pass out doing all the mods and tweaks I can to it. It will be non stop action around here for a bit.

Dana 60
3/8 fuel line kit from inline tube
180 thermostat
wire up radio to rear fader
Finish installing pass mirror Hemiken got me
Tack on rear tips to exhaust
Clean the darn car
install back window chrome from clown
clean some connectors and grounds
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Post by: IMNCARN82 on July 13, 2008 - 09:46:34 AM
Putting more gas in it...  :poopoke:
       



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Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on July 13, 2008 - 04:25:52 PM
Putting more gas in it...  :poopoke:
       





Me too.   :eek4:

In all honesty, up to now, I have only driven my car a little over 100 miles this year. I just now put over 285 miles on it this weekend at Carlisle. Hmm, $4.25 a gallon for 93 octane, at less than 14PG, even at speed limit. Oh, my, my!!   :1zhelp:


  Mike
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Post by: rallye5.7 on July 13, 2008 - 06:29:43 PM
This weekend replaced the starter, and since the gas guage is still sporadic at best did a mileage check. 11.5\ gal (imperial) 10 \ gal (us) , at $6.68 per gal its going to get expensive.

What the hell its just a hobby :money:
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Post by: IMNCARN82 on July 13, 2008 - 07:12:49 PM
My habit is getting worse...   Pics soon :stirpot: :bricks1:
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Post by: inot2old on July 13, 2008 - 09:39:44 PM
I left mine at home while I went to Carlisle.  I did buy a new vinyl top and a used trunk lid for it.  I got the trunk lid Sunday about noon for $40 from a guy that just didn't want to take it home with him.    :bigsmile: 
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Post by: Moparal on July 14, 2008 - 06:44:26 PM
Install passenger mirror HemiKen sent me...done
Change leaky passenger vc gasket....done
Install catwhisker on pass door panel...done
Install 180 thermostat and gasket...doing now :bigsmile:

putting yoke on 355 sure grip to sell here....on going with thermostat and gasket
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Post by: sleepychallenger on July 14, 2008 - 06:46:17 PM
Install passenger mirror HemiKen sent me...done
Change leaky passenger vc gasket....done
Install catwhisker on pass door panel...done
Install 180 thermostat and gasket...doing now :bigsmile:

putting yoke on 355 sure grip to sell here....on going with thermostat and gasket


busy busy Alan. wanna do my work for me too  :roflsmiley: . good to see that you are at home enjoying yourself.
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Post by: Daves74chally on July 14, 2008 - 11:08:59 PM
Going to the Syracuse Nationals this weekend with my buddy from college. Staying at his place for the whole weekend. Iv never been to it but its supposedly a huge car show.
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Post by: hemiken on July 15, 2008 - 04:16:40 AM
Install passenger mirror HemiKen sent me...done
Change leaky passenger vc gasket....done
Install catwhisker on pass door panel...done
Install 180 thermostat and gasket...doing now :bigsmile:

putting yoke on 355 sure grip to sell here....on going with thermostat and gasket


Great to see i mean hear, how about some pictures old mate :2thumbs: :smilielol:
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Post by: drewcrane on July 21, 2008 - 06:54:15 PM
put a little race gas and did this , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXyJ9vKW7_8 ,and had blast!!!!!camera ran out of batteries, but i had fun :droolingbounce:
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Post by: NoMope Greg on July 21, 2008 - 07:16:04 PM
That looks like a lot of fun.  Where is that?
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on July 21, 2008 - 08:44:17 PM
nothing much happening with my car this weekend. Taking the truck mildly apart to install a limited slip diff i recently rebuilt. Tossing that open diff!
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Submissionsmall.jpg)
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Post by: Topcat on July 21, 2008 - 09:22:47 PM
I leaded the final area needed. The passenger A pillar ajoining area. I got the hang of it now. I wasn't heating up the lead bar enough the first try. Did some other small things too.
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Post by: Moparal on July 21, 2008 - 10:18:58 PM
I leaded the final area needed. The passenger A pillar ajoining area. I got the hang of it now. I wasn't heating up the lead bar enough the first try. Did some other small things too.


So you have to post the pictures. I would love to see them


And Mike, why do you want a limited slip in that truck?  Less fuel mileage with suregrips. I thought you used it for school. Kewl :working:
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Post by: drewcrane on July 21, 2008 - 10:49:38 PM
That looks like a lot of fun.  Where is that?
in golden ,co. a private track,mostly ford,cobra,mustang guys,im the only mopar guy,save for a few vipers,but yes its a lot of fun :bigsmile:,kinda gives me the old adrenaline rush if you know what i mean, no cops, no speeed limit,all day $130.00,+est.$100.00, cheaper than a ticket :wow:look around your town for a club,or event, and ask usually they like to have vintage iron verses, modern cars ,someone has a track event close to your town , or city!:horse:and i like to see if i can run with those modern horses :droolingbounce:its fun check out the other vids under "drewcraner" :woo:
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Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on July 22, 2008 - 12:20:13 AM
 :violin:  I am looking at a rally guage cluster that sits in the garage, waiting for a car to install it into.   :violin:
      Still hunting for my next car,     :popcorn:  I have parts just waiting for an ebody! :crying: :crying:
                 cudaguy71   where are you???? :dunno:
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Post by: Moparal on July 22, 2008 - 11:31:38 AM
:violin:  I am looking at a rally guage cluster that sits in the garage, waiting for a car to install it into.   :violin:
      Still hunting for my next car,     :popcorn:  I have parts just waiting for an ebody! :crying: :crying:
                 cudaguy71   where are you???? :dunno:

Send it to me Josh, I will drive over to your moms house and install the gauges for you :roflsmiley:  Seems there is a m46 car setting over there :bigsmile:
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Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on July 22, 2008 - 07:13:59 PM
Killing me!!  Killing me!!

  Then I wouldn't be able to look at them in my garage!

  Cudaguy71 finally contacted me, maybe I can really post what I am doing with my ebody in a few weeks!!
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Post by: Moparal on July 23, 2008 - 02:35:06 AM
A few things for my car before sunday when I leave out for a month. Install dana 60 and drop off driveshaft to be cut down to fit, install my 3/8 factory fuel lines, install 1/2 sending unit I bought off of dave70, get front end aligned and tires balanced, order fillers for my new bumperettes that slotts bought me. Oh and replace cheap no good oem nos ebay radiator cap that vendors are passing around. As cheap as the sending units that wont show full and hits empty ater 4 gallons are used. 16 psi cap that pukes at 12 psi.

Install electronic ignition :2thumbs:
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Post by: Rare_T_A on July 23, 2008 - 01:01:54 PM
Same as I did last week.................NOTHING   :smilielol:  Been spending the time on the Duster to get it road ready for the wife.
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Post by: cudasteve72 on July 24, 2008 - 12:40:21 PM
Chevy craft summer national  oh whoops I mean Car Craft.  Hopefully the Mopar turn out is there.
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on July 24, 2008 - 06:19:32 PM
Nothing, I have to work.  :crying:
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Post by: NoMope Greg on July 24, 2008 - 07:52:38 PM
Nothing, I have to work.  :crying:

You and me both. 

Well, maybe.  Just gotta be ready to roll at any time.  :burnout:
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Post by: moparmaniac59 on July 24, 2008 - 08:55:11 PM
Car is looking good Al Good luck with the Dana 60.  :2thumbs:I'll be FINALLY putting in the 4:10 posi unit I picked up about 6 months ago. Couldn't do it before Carlisle. Don't think that's suited for a 400 mile interstate trip!! :roflsmiley: Should be fun for around town! :burnout:



                                                         Matt B.
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Post by: 71chally416 on July 25, 2008 - 12:03:56 AM
Trolling the local roads for Vettes and Mustangs if I get paid tomorrow so I can get some gas  :naughty:
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Post by: sleepychallenger on July 27, 2008 - 08:31:32 AM
Thinking about her
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wally426ci on July 27, 2008 - 09:03:07 AM
CRUISING FINALLY

:woohoo:
                   
:working:

                             
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 500Stroker on July 27, 2008 - 09:17:04 AM
Doing nothing but driving it.  :bananasmi
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on July 27, 2008 - 09:30:17 AM
I drove mine to school with uncorked cutouts. Took the import guys for a little ride.  :lol2: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CrazyPete on July 27, 2008 - 09:40:59 AM
took mine to a all mopar car show it was a 1 1/2-2 hour road trip to the show it was a great time getting the car on the open road
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on July 27, 2008 - 11:53:34 AM
Mines under cover in the shop. I am at the airport and will be gone a few weeks. But have things to install when I get back :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sleepychallenger on July 27, 2008 - 12:08:55 PM
whaccha gonna install?
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 71bigblock on July 27, 2008 - 01:14:16 PM
Just drove her to church and back.  Too bad it's only 10 minutes away.   :lol:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on July 27, 2008 - 02:08:44 PM
whaccha gonna install?

The major 3 items setting in the shop now are the dana 60, the 3/8ths fuel lines from inline tube, and 1/2 inch sending unit, also the electronic ignition is setting on the bench as well :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: rallye5.7 on August 01, 2008 - 06:55:07 PM
New plugs & wires
New shocks
clean up some poor grounds, pull the radio

CRUISIN :burnout:

Two more weeks till Moparfest :jumping:

also got to interview another bodyman
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wally426ci on August 01, 2008 - 07:17:22 PM
Making up for lost cruise time !!  :burnout:

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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on August 01, 2008 - 10:27:34 PM
Just got back from a show. Getting up and going to a show tomorrow. And Sunday is the CarBQue.  :burnout:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sleepychallenger on August 01, 2008 - 11:13:19 PM
Just got back from a show. Getting up and going to a show tomorrow. And Sunday is the CarBQue.  :burnout:

after your ticket i thought that you would be done with roasting the chally at CarBQues  :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on August 01, 2008 - 11:24:21 PM
after your ticket i thought that you would be done with roasting the chally at CarBQues  :roflsmiley:
I wasn't found guilty.   :naughty:  I made a donation.  :bigsmile:   :burnout: :burnout:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sleepychallenger on August 01, 2008 - 11:39:06 PM
 :smokin:
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Post by: LAA66 on August 01, 2008 - 11:44:29 PM
 It's a bit toasty here so just going to install the new stereo I got from best buy. Funny thing, me and a buddy were checking them all out on display today, listening to this one and that one, compairing the prices, all the usual things, and when we saw the model number KD-G340 just knew that was the one.   :crazy:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sleepychallenger on August 01, 2008 - 11:48:54 PM
 :roflsmiley: sounds about right.  :woo:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on August 02, 2008 - 07:42:04 PM
NIKKI"S getting a bath..  :naughty:  Then cruzin' down to VOLO.  :grinyes:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wally426ci on August 02, 2008 - 08:19:17 PM
Thunderstorms kept me grounded tonight, maybe I'll take a ride to the junkyard tomorrow in it.....  :burnout: just to look around.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: NoMope Greg on August 02, 2008 - 08:38:56 PM
Cleaning parts and pieces....  :working:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: duodec on August 02, 2008 - 11:57:21 PM
Starting to clean up and rebuild my A/C evaporator/heater box now that the DMT rebuild kit has arrived.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sadil340 on August 03, 2008 - 07:58:58 AM
Starting on the dreaded side window install process  :eek4:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on August 03, 2008 - 09:54:10 AM
wishing I had a 4/5-speed kit sitting in my garage.  :villagers:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sleepychallenger on August 03, 2008 - 09:55:33 AM
wishing I had a 4/5-speed kit sitting in my garage.  :villagers:

are you waiting on one?
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Marty73 on August 03, 2008 - 09:59:02 AM
Finish flushing the new quarter panel and start scaping 35 years of crud out of the trunk....
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on August 03, 2008 - 10:30:29 AM
are you waiting on one?

Yes and no. Yes because I'd love to have one and my auto is giving me fuss, and no because I can't afford to mess with the car like that this time in my life.  :screwy: :icon16:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sleepychallenger on August 03, 2008 - 11:00:59 AM
I see. I am slowly collecting parts for the 4 speed. gotta get there before getting home.  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 500Stroker on August 03, 2008 - 11:10:09 AM
Went to a mopar BBQ and pool party on Saturday.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sleepychallenger on August 03, 2008 - 11:34:04 AM
Was Jackie there serving smoked tire  :roflsmiley: (sorry, couldnt resist. )
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 500Stroker on August 03, 2008 - 11:39:44 AM
Everyone had a good time except this guy  :rofl:   :rofl:

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r38/500stroker/Moparty%20Andrea%208-2-08/DSC02487.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wally426ci on August 03, 2008 - 12:52:03 PM
Weather is perfect!!  :woohoo:

The lady and I are gonna take a ride down to Fells Point and have a walk around...  :burnout:

Then I may drop her off at the house so I can do some more  :burnout:  :burnout:

 :dogpile:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on August 03, 2008 - 05:24:06 PM
I just put the car into the garage.  It spent it's first night in Colorado last night.  Starting to dry out already. 
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: kingtroll on August 03, 2008 - 05:45:34 PM
I went out to a local cruise in. There was a good turn out. Here are a couple of pics.....




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Post by: RaptorF229 on August 03, 2008 - 06:47:44 PM
what's  the dmt rebuild kit for the ac and heat system? What's included and how much was it?
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on August 03, 2008 - 06:49:46 PM
I think thats a new foam gasket set, but i may be wrong on that.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: dutch on August 03, 2008 - 07:02:23 PM
made some progress this weekend...finished welding and sprayed underbody coating  :woohoo:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: hemiken on August 03, 2008 - 07:57:00 PM
Pulled some doors apart to remove handles and glass for my Baccaruda :crazy:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: IMNCARN82 on August 03, 2008 - 08:06:09 PM
I laid some rubber!!!!!!!!     :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on August 03, 2008 - 08:33:22 PM
Swapped in my A727!

Tom :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on August 03, 2008 - 08:39:57 PM
I laid some rubber!!!!!!!!     :bigsmile:
Me too.  :burnout: :burnout:  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on August 03, 2008 - 10:06:33 PM
 I just took apart my seat backs looking for a build sheet to no avail!!  Oh well, at least it's got it's fender tag.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: daves70 on August 03, 2008 - 10:22:34 PM
Working on the hood!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: JayBee on August 03, 2008 - 10:24:56 PM
Emptying the gas tank...again. I don't understand this, once out, the car just doesn't want to go back in the garage.  :dunno:  
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: IMNCARN82 on August 03, 2008 - 10:26:43 PM
I just took apart my seat backs looking for a build sheet to no avail!!  Oh well, at least it's got it's fender tag.

You got another car?
Emptying the gas tank...again. I don't understand this, once out, the car just doesn't want to go back in the garage.  :dunno:  

Can I relate to that!  :drunk:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on August 03, 2008 - 10:29:30 PM
Yeah, I finally got a new car.   Well, new to me.  I havn't started a thread yet but I will be starting a restoration thread soon.  
  Feels good to finally have a barracuda again.  
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: moparclown on August 03, 2008 - 10:39:25 PM
Been cleaning out the garage,and making room to store both the 69 fastback and the 71 Cuda.I need a little room for possibly another 69 fastback.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: LAA66 on August 04, 2008 - 12:01:45 AM
 Wow, those are some nice looking Mopars kingtroll. They sure know how to restore em in your town. :grinyes:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: hotrod98 on August 06, 2008 - 04:01:21 PM
We're driving my wife's 73 Cuda about 200 miles north to Branson, Mo for the Super Summer Cruise. We usually take my 71 Cuda as well, but decided to just take the one that usually wins first place and save a few dollars on gas this year. With the EFI and o/d trans, the 73 gets 25 mpg and runs like a  bat out of hell.
I changed the oil, hooked up the park brake cable and insulated the floor pans a little better. Too much heat coming in from the exhuast before.
Pics of the trip later.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: plumcrazy704406 on August 06, 2008 - 07:47:35 PM
may actually try to get the car out this weekend. It hasn't seen daylight in almost a year. Will see............
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on August 06, 2008 - 08:21:54 PM
Hopefully putting in my new driveshaft and loop!  If they show up in time.LOL

Tom :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: kingtroll on August 07, 2008 - 09:34:18 PM
Wow, those are some nice looking Mopars kingtroll. They sure know how to restore em in your town. :grinyes:

I could be wrong but they may not have been restored locally. Every time I ask somebody where they got there body work done it's usually somewhere else.  :banghead:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on August 07, 2008 - 09:35:40 PM
Looks like they'll be getting out to a show on Saturday in New Symrna. Limpin the 'Cuda around town haha.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: back n black on August 07, 2008 - 09:59:57 PM
Going to the Mopar Nationals :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: rallye5.7 on August 07, 2008 - 10:43:09 PM
 Last weekend got the shocks in (didn't realize it's a two man job for the rears) and still didn't find the bad dash ground.
 I still wasn't happy with the carb so took it to a local tech(drag racer) and he's had it for the last three days, went to see him tonight and I'll get it back tomorrow after he does a final choke check. Says it runs real good now. :burnout:
 This weekend going to pull the radio for repair , doesn't work and wasn't a priority and see if I can find that bad ground in the dash.
 
Moparfest 1more week !! :jumping: :crazy: :swaying: :cheers:

Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 6packCuda on August 07, 2008 - 10:58:11 PM
I finally got around to detailing my trunk. I really need to get a space saver tire, but this will work for now.

Before...
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n194/dwamboldt/other/trunk001.jpg)

After...

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n194/dwamboldt/other/trunk003.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n194/dwamboldt/other/trunk005.jpg)

Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CHUCKS71 on August 10, 2008 - 05:52:01 PM
I'm trying to make some more room in the garage so i'm going to move the jeep to a friends house for a few months untill I buy a new 28' enclosed car trailer.This should free up a ton of space for the Challenger!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: moparmaniac59 on August 10, 2008 - 06:51:48 PM
Well,
I finally got the 4:10 posi unit installed this weekend. had really nice weather, low 80's and low humidity. Unfortunately as I've already posted, it seems the 4:10 unit is a piece of junk as it has "issues". Now I can tell you what I'll be doing next weekend!!! :roflsmiley: :roflsmiley: :roflsmiley: Oh, I can say this much, going from a 2:76 interstate gear (open carrier) to a 4:10 posi is like adding Nitrous!! Woo-Hoo. Just wished it was a good unit!! :swear:


                                                                  Matt B.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on August 10, 2008 - 06:56:19 PM
Well,
I finally got the 4:10 posi unit installed this weekend. had really nice weather, low 80's and low humidity. Unfortunately as I've already posted, it seems the 4:10 unit is a piece of junk as it has "issues". Now I can tell you what I'll be doing next weekend!!! :roflsmiley: :roflsmiley: :roflsmiley: Oh, I can say this much, going from a 2:76 interstate gear (open carrier) to a 4:10 posi is like adding Nitrous!! Woo-Hoo. Just wished it was a good unit!! :swear:


                                                                  Matt B.

Matt,

  Want to race tonight??    :stirpot:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: DAYTONA on August 10, 2008 - 07:31:12 PM
...two of mine were on display at the MOPAR Nats, the other 2 stayed home :roflsmiley:

...................the White T/A and Plum T/A are mine
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: moparmaniac59 on August 10, 2008 - 08:01:16 PM
That looks awesome Daytona!!
Mike, I'll race ya across a parking lot!!  :roflsmiley: I understand you've had some rear end problems in the past??



                                                  Matt B.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on August 10, 2008 - 09:12:29 PM
That looks awesome Daytona!!
Mike, I'll race ya across a parking lot!!  :roflsmiley: I understand you've had some rear end problems in the past??



                                                  Matt B.


 :roflsmiley: :roflsmiley: :bigsmile:

Tom :lol:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: hotrod98 on August 11, 2008 - 12:43:02 AM
Drove my wife's Cuda about 400 miles round trip this weekend to the Super Summer Cruise in Branson, Missouri.
Averaged 29 mpg and had the cruise control set on 70 most of the way.
I love Cudas with modern drivelines. It's the best of both worlds.
I think it's time to convert one of my 71 Cudas to modern driveline. :biggrin:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BoughtItNew on August 12, 2008 - 11:12:27 PM
Car show in Rochelle, IL at the Dairy Queen on Rt. 38.  4-8 pm this Saturday night.

Weekend after, DeKalb Corn Fest Car Show at the airport with the B-17 8-4 Saturday.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: rallye5.7 on August 14, 2008 - 11:00:18 AM
Lots of driving (I hope). :burnout: Leave for Moparfest tomorrow morning and should be about 1200km round trip. I've done just about everything to make this car reliable to go  :working:but have only put about 300 miles on it since its 20 year hibernation.
Had to get towed off the highway tuesday, it was only a minor electrical problem I should have spotted. :swear:
We should be checked in to the hotel early afternoon  :cheers: and be at Moparfest early Saturday morning. 

I just hope I'm not on the side of the highway doing this :clueless: or this :sadwavey:

Anybody that will be there stop by, I'll probably be easy to spot being one of the few B1 blue cars.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sleepychallenger on August 14, 2008 - 03:24:22 PM
buying parts  :bigsmile:
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Post by: NoMope Greg on August 14, 2008 - 04:42:24 PM
buying parts  :bigsmile:
Me too!   :bigsmile:  :bigsmile:  :swaying:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: moparmaniac59 on August 14, 2008 - 07:24:55 PM
Looks like I am changing a 3rd member.....AGAIN!! :swear: :stomp: :swear:





                                                                 Matt B.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on August 14, 2008 - 07:48:30 PM
Putting my car back in action with the new driveshaft! :bananasmi

Tom :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on August 14, 2008 - 08:09:49 PM
I thought I was going to detroit to the cruise, but now am told a bit north of Grand Rapids Mi. Town called Muskeegon
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BoughtItNew on August 14, 2008 - 08:17:40 PM
Looks like I am changing a 3rd member.....AGAIN!! :swear: :stomp: :swear:





                                                                 Matt B.

What's going on with your gears????

I agree, it's no fun!  Those things are HEAVY!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: moparmaniac59 on August 14, 2008 - 09:12:52 PM
I installed a used 3rd member with what appears to be a bad posi unit. I have a post about it in the drivetrain section.



                                                           Matt B.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sleepychallenger on August 15, 2008 - 04:18:13 AM
Me too!   :bigsmile:  :bigsmile:  :swaying:

yea, would be buying cheaper parts if people would stop bidding against me  :swear: :stomp: :pullinghair:  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wally426ci on August 15, 2008 - 08:13:46 AM
Al, i didnt see anything cool Mopar related near Grand Rapids when i was there. Mopars at Red Barns is somewhere but not sure what time of year. You should check out the Chrysler Museum if you get over to the other side of Michigan...

Oh and theres a guy in urand with a truck for sale that im trying to look at.

Why dont you just drive all over Michigan then....!  :stirpot:

I hope you catch a break soon Alan  :bigshades:

Im gonna get mine out and drive a little this weekend i think  :burnout:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BoughtItNew on August 15, 2008 - 09:08:16 AM
I installed a used 3rd member with what appears to be a bad posi unit. I have a post about it in the drivetrain section.



                                                           Matt B.

I solved that problem with a Detroit Tru Trac.  It's a bit of an investment but man, does it work!  Just don't use Mobil 1 with it.  I did hurt it when I did that but they took care of it for me.  Runing Valvoline Durablend 84w90 now and its been doing fine for three years now.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: NoMope Greg on August 15, 2008 - 12:16:21 PM
yea, would be buying cheaper parts if people would stop bidding against me  :swear: :stomp: :pullinghair:  :bigsmile:

Heh, heh, heh... :poopoke:

Seriously, if you're buying parts on  :ebay:, I'm not to blame.  I'm giving my money to Summit, 440 Source, etc.  :money:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sleepychallenger on August 15, 2008 - 12:27:46 PM
Heh, heh, heh... :poopoke:

Seriously, if you're buying parts on  :ebay:, I'm not to blame.  I'm giving my money to Summit, 440 Source, etc.  :money:

not blaming anyone, someone else apparently needs those parts too. i just want them
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on August 15, 2008 - 03:32:05 PM
not blaming anyone, someone else apparently needs those parts too. i just want them

Drew, I got a new 391 set up
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sleepychallenger on August 15, 2008 - 03:36:27 PM
are you gonna put them in this weekend?  :working:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on August 15, 2008 - 03:38:18 PM
are you gonna put them in this weekend?  :working:

I had a 354 dana 60 built and narrowed for my car. One that was under my shop table remember? Stroker got the other one. I am pulling the 391's out, dont need them, rearend is coming out too
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sleepychallenger on August 15, 2008 - 03:43:27 PM
pm sent
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Post by: wunderless on August 15, 2008 - 04:38:01 PM
Driving it to moparfest!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: cudax34me on August 15, 2008 - 11:43:16 PM
hey wunderless does indiana jones know you have his crystal scull??? :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: dutch on August 16, 2008 - 06:35:18 AM
nothing...got the flu..... :stomp: :eek4:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BoughtItNew on August 16, 2008 - 01:31:03 PM
 :eek4:

Hope you get better, Dutch!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: dutch on August 16, 2008 - 01:34:50 PM
thanx...gives me some time to hang around here  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CrazyPete on August 16, 2008 - 03:34:10 PM
 :bigsmile: got the front clip removed on the gran coupe today
(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m90/crazypete_2006/DSC00651.jpg)
(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m90/crazypete_2006/DSC00652.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 1ownr on August 16, 2008 - 07:10:37 PM
We went Broadcast Sheet Hunting. Found it in the springs behind the back seat in great condition, not even a nibble. Stored in the trunk we found spare parts that Charlie (hubby) has been collecting over the years, it really brought back how much fun and frustration we have had with the car. Always had carb trouble and alternator was bad right off. And radio didn't work when we drove it off the lot. So much for Dealer Prep. Because of the carb trouble Charlie had put in a dual feed Holley and even a 2 barrell. Because we have these various carbs hanging around does anyone know what brand would have come on the original car? There's a Holley on it right now and we think it's the original. We also hit pay dirt and found ALL the Registrations in the console. I took these pics today and when we take it out of the garage I'll do more. The best is the "Enemy Is Listening" which is hard to see on the trunk lid, but still holds true 37 years later. ;)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wunderless on August 16, 2008 - 07:31:22 PM
hey wunderless does indiana jones know you have his crystal scull??? :bigsmile:

No no this is his crystal skull (even though it's diamonds...)
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c205/wunderless/diamondskull2.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: ESGEE on August 17, 2008 - 04:58:12 AM
Will try to change the starter on the Sublime RT/SE, had to call it a day yesterday since i couldent get out behind the headers. And unbolting the headers and rise the 440 a bit from the mounts dident help jack. The stearingcolum is going throu the headers so i cant remove them :banghead: So either lose the trannysupport and and take the driveshaft off and lift the engine up :pullinghair: or take the stearingcolum off and other stuff mounting on the innerfenders :walkaway:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 71chally416 on August 17, 2008 - 09:56:17 AM
Have the mini starter on my small block. The starter falls right out, even with the headers. :woohoo:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: ESGEE on August 17, 2008 - 03:28:06 PM
There is a ministarter that im gonna change to :bigsmile:
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Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on August 17, 2008 - 03:38:42 PM
It all depends on your headers as to whether the mini-starter can be removed without hassle or not. It might vary between big blocks and small blocks too.   :dunno:


  Mike
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Post by: 71chally416 on August 17, 2008 - 03:48:09 PM
Found out about mine by accident really. When I installed the motor I bolted the header up and then remembered the starter wasn't in yet.  :naughty:
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Post by: Mentally Challenged on August 20, 2008 - 06:52:57 AM
This weekend I will be fixing the roof seams, underneath the vinyl top where the filler has come out. Along with anythin else I can get done.
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Post by: Cuda72 on August 20, 2008 - 08:32:59 AM
If the weather holds out, I'm taking my Cuda over to the car show at the Autobahn Country Club track in Joliet. They are having a historic race there this weekend (3.5 mile road course) and are having a car show on Friday evening.
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Post by: hemi71 on August 20, 2008 - 01:27:07 PM
Taking it off the car carrier when it gets delivered sometime this weekend.

 :bananasmi
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Post by: BoughtItNew on August 20, 2008 - 06:30:52 PM
Wooo Hoo! :wow: :clapping: :woo:
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Post by: Moparal on August 20, 2008 - 06:48:52 PM
Taking it off the car carrier when it gets delivered sometime this weekend.

 :bananasmi

That is very exciting news for you. I'll bet you can't wait.

I am installing a dana 60 in my car :2thumbs:
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Post by: Bearcuda on August 20, 2008 - 06:51:54 PM
I am just going to pat mine on the hood and say hello as I have been out of town for two weeks. He'll have a new brother (my new 68 Charger) to share time with now,too, so I hope he's not too upset.
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Post by: BoughtItNew on August 21, 2008 - 09:18:53 AM
Praying for good enough weather to go hang out with the B17 at the DeKalb Corn Fest Auto Fest at the airport.  Have to take photos  :picture: and report for the local news blog.
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Post by: Rare_T_A on August 21, 2008 - 10:37:31 AM
The same as last weekend. Nothing!!!!!!!! :roflsmiley:  We took the RR to a small local show last night and went for a cruise after. Drove by the Dodge dealer to look at the 09 red Chally on the showroom floor.
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Post by: CUDA JAS on August 21, 2008 - 12:52:53 PM
I will be working out my brake issues and cleaning and waxing the paint (which looks much better in the pics by the way)..and maybe, just maybe, but not likely, driving it....but that will probably happen the following weekend. :stomp: :stomp:

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Post by: NoMope Greg on August 21, 2008 - 07:28:22 PM
I'm going to pick up my engine block, etc from the machinist tomorrow.  :crazy:
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Post by: Moparal on August 24, 2008 - 01:03:22 PM
Install electronic ignition :2thumbs:
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Post by: BoughtItNew on August 24, 2008 - 01:25:50 PM
Corn Fest Car Show Yesterday.  Some pretty cool Mopar stuff there

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And another attraction...
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(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/DSC08307.jpg)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/DSC08267.jpg)

It was quite a day!  Rained about 2:30 then cleared up.  Chamoised off the car and roads were dry by the time it was over around 4:00
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Post by: 422STROKER on August 24, 2008 - 01:50:10 PM
Swap Jets and PV in carb, put 280 miles on her too.LOL

Tom :bigsmile:

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Post by: dutch on August 24, 2008 - 02:00:33 PM
 :wow:   great pics
there ain`t much that beats the sound of a plane like that  :2thumbs:     the pick up looks awesome  :cooldancing:
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Post by: torredcuda on August 24, 2008 - 04:33:32 PM
Took her to work Sat. morning and when I got home couldn`t get it into reverse,when I looked under the car I saw the reverse rod dangling and ground flat on the bend area-must have fallen off on the way home!Luckily I was able to take it off and weld repair it and bolt it right back on with a new clip which must have broken/rusted or just fallen off.Took her to a cruise night that night night with no problems except that darn recurring one of tire smoke when pulling away from stop signs.  :burnout:
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Post by: BoughtItNew on August 24, 2008 - 08:05:55 PM
I think the pick up won best truck, too.  It was veeerrryyy original right down to the flathead six.

As for the sound of those 4 radial engines, you should have been there during run up.  Mag check on all four was a sound to behold.  Flew over the house several times today.  Couldn't hardly get anything done and now I have a stiff neck!

As for the tire smoke think, I completely understand and I've heard there's no cure!   :biggrin:
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Post by: moparmaniac59 on August 24, 2008 - 08:32:36 PM
I was trying to get ready for Mopar Madness this weekend and had to swap out the rear end center section as the one I had just installed had a bad posi unit. :pullinghair: So late friday night I was wrestling the old 3rd chunk back in. I had about a 100 mile run to get to the Virginia Motorsports Park (1/4 mile drag strip) for the car show/races/swap meet. In the middle of my rear end job, I decided the install my new AMD front bumper. Bad idea at 1/4 past midnight.  :nono:That thing kicked my butt trying to get it aligned right.  :swear: :stomp: Two hours later I had it completed. Took a nap and got up at 4:00 am, washed and pimped out the car and drove to Petersburg for the show. Great show and drag races. Got surnburned, but got to smell lots of burning rubber!! :burnout: PS: there are pics from the show in the car show section!!

                                                                        Matt B.
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Post by: 360 'CUDA on August 24, 2008 - 09:41:30 PM
That B-17 is based in Mesa near where I live.  I've seen it in action in the seventies as a slurry bomber and I helped out in the early restoration process when I was in Civil Air Patrol.  (cleaning and scrubbing)  Great Pics!!!
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Post by: BoughtItNew on August 25, 2008 - 08:22:40 AM
The way the crew was going over it Saturday unfortunately none of your fingerprints remain!  What a magnificent aircraft.
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Post by: 360 'CUDA on August 25, 2008 - 07:09:33 PM
I never get tired of seeing it fly over my house..

Sorry for the hijack
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on August 25, 2008 - 08:15:50 PM
I bought some new rear shocks and summitt 2 degree pinion shims to install for the weekend
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Post by: NoMope Greg on August 25, 2008 - 08:56:50 PM
Picked up my engine block, crank, pistons/rods and heads.  Stripped old blue paint of my oil pan.  Installed my taillights.  Rebuilt my heater box.   :faint:
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Post by: wally426ci on August 26, 2008 - 07:21:47 AM
Al, what kind of shocks did you get??  :working:
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Post by: Moparal on August 26, 2008 - 10:50:56 AM
Al, what kind of shocks did you get??  :working:

Monroe gasmatics  18 bucks each for the rear
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on August 26, 2008 - 04:27:41 PM
Cleaning mine up Sat. Then going to the Haar's Drive-In Show on Sunday.  :burnout:
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Post by: hemiken on August 26, 2008 - 04:34:48 PM
Cleaning mine up Sat. Then going to the Haar's Drive-In Show on Sunday.  :burnout:
One lucky Lady to have such a fine machine........ Now :2thumbs: Have fun at the show :jumping:
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Post by: ambitions2 on August 26, 2008 - 09:34:05 PM
talking to her.....she and I will be going through some times that is going to test our relationship....I am going to chop her body parts and then give her some new ones.......
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Post by: 422STROKER on August 26, 2008 - 09:45:11 PM
talking to her.....she and I will be going through some times that is going to test our relationship....I am going to chop her body parts and then give her some new ones.......

Please tell me you are talking about your car! :roflsmiley:

Tom :smilielol:
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Post by: Moparal on August 26, 2008 - 11:06:57 PM
2 degree pinion wedges done just now :2thumbs:  Shocks tomorrow.
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Post by: moparmussel on August 27, 2008 - 05:39:43 AM
working on cuda #8 this long weekend,finally got ignition harness from year one. 8 weeks and $250 later,it was worth the wait.i cant believe some of the electrical handy work found under the hood of some of my projects.next step to getting the 383 to rumble is draining all the quality fuel out and installing fresh plugs.fuel about 1 year old,had stableizer in it for storage,it is so flat i put some on a pinic table and it would not burn with a lighter!great stuff!
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Post by: 422STROKER on August 27, 2008 - 03:25:22 PM
Great to see you are getting that far along Mark!

We need some pics sooner or later...

Tom :bigsmile:
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Post by: NoMope Greg on August 27, 2008 - 03:39:19 PM
Friday: Taking the rods back to the machine shop to get new bolts installed and get them resized (again).  Remove corrosion from the now bare metal on the oil pan.  Strip paint from other exterior engine parts.  Order parts.

Saturday: Mock up the engine and paint it.  Other miscellaneous restoration work.

Sunday and Monday: Ummm...
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Post by: 422STROKER on August 27, 2008 - 04:01:53 PM
Going to dragway tonight.LOL

Tom :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sadil340 on September 06, 2008 - 12:12:14 PM
Putting in my drive train!! :jumping:
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Post by: 422STROKER on September 06, 2008 - 12:13:23 PM
Putting in my drive train!! :jumping:

 :useless:

Tom :bigsmile:

I'm driving 1.5hrs to a BBQ tomorrow to hang with some Mopar nuts!
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on September 06, 2008 - 01:17:43 PM
Going to dragway tonight.LOL

Tom :bigsmile:

post video!
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Post by: RDF on September 06, 2008 - 01:20:12 PM
We started a new schedule at work, 9/80, so I have every other Friday off now.... :woohoo:

So yesterday was my first Friday off and I put my back seat together and in my car, changed the position of my hood pins, fixed a ground that was problematic for the longest time and was going to do front brakes but when I took them off, the meat on the pads were brand new.....so I've got some squeaking coming from the passenger side front disc when I come to a stop, I may just have them cut the rotors to see if that helps.....but a good, productive day for me and my car!  :2thumbs:

Going to a cruise-in tonight with Goody, DanGoodmanJR and a few others....should be fun!
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Post by: 422STROKER on September 06, 2008 - 01:24:56 PM
post video!


Tom :2thumbs:

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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on September 06, 2008 - 01:32:44 PM
Cool videos! Sounds to me like the bottom end is pretty soft though, I know you were spinning, but it really wakes up after you get off the line a little ways. What gears/converter are in it? Or is it just me?
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Post by: 422STROKER on September 06, 2008 - 01:36:18 PM
3.23's and a 2500 stall.  I don't punch it for the first 30 feet or so.  Only way I get some traction?

I'm in the process of getting some m/t drag street radials.  Hopefully that will allow a decent launch.  I'm leaving basically at idle(900rpm), the only time I tried to leave above (1500rpm) it spun bad all the way through first to the shift light.

Tom
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on September 06, 2008 - 01:38:46 PM
Ah i see, there is a ton left in that car once you get it dialed in!
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Post by: moparmaniac59 on September 06, 2008 - 01:41:44 PM
I'm riding out tropical storm Hannah right now. Can't do much as it's pretty nasty today. :crying: I do most of my work under the carport. A little too windy/rainy. I really want to drop in the new rear end (3:91 posi) I just got from Moparal and then go and do like Tom and burn some rubber!! :woo: Sunday looks like it will clear out. Maybe I'll start then. Sounds like you've really been enjoying your car Tom. Glad to hear it. It's one sweet ride!! :2thumbs:


                                                               Matt B.
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Post by: 422STROKER on September 06, 2008 - 01:53:09 PM
Thanks Goody and Matt!

Been enjoying it all summer long.

Goody, I only hope when I get the power down that the racing doesn't take too much of a hold.LOL  Like adding gears and such to it.  I haven't disconnected the front sway bar yet either, maybe next time with better tires.....

Tom :bigsmile:
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on September 06, 2008 - 01:58:22 PM
don't forget to pump up the front tire psi for less rolling resistance too! Not sure if you do, but after the burnout, rev it up in neutral a couple times to help clear the engine out. Letting off the throttle quick after the burnout may load up the plugs a little.
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Post by: 422STROKER on September 06, 2008 - 02:02:40 PM
I'll have to remember that, I drove the car there and left the tires the way they were, 35psi and then drove home it was 100+miles round trip.

Tom :smilielol:
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on September 06, 2008 - 02:06:41 PM
Yep, I used to take a little cheapo 12v 'tire inflator' with me and bumped them up to 45 or so (whatever is max on the sidewall). Then I'd just let it back out before heading home. You may try adding weight to the rear end if you are waiting on new tires. Sandbags over the axle in the trunk, I got my best e/t  on street tires by adding a full size floorjack and all the tools i could find to the trunk. Added traction/harder launch will outweight the actual weight!
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Post by: 422STROKER on September 06, 2008 - 02:15:03 PM
I got this in the trunk, it's pretty heavy.lol 2-10" subs and made from 3/4"plywood.

Tom :working:

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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on September 06, 2008 - 02:17:01 PM
looks good! I'd like to do something similar when I get to building my car up like I'd like to.
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Post by: BoughtItNew on September 06, 2008 - 05:38:53 PM
Judging from the speeds you have a lot left in the car the slicks and the gear will open up.  I ran 104 with a 12.80 et and you ran a 108!  Not placing any heads up challenges against you!
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Post by: 422STROKER on September 06, 2008 - 05:42:21 PM
Not going to change gears but some good tires should allow more throttle at the start. :burnout:

I'm hoping to get in the 12's with it they way it is mechanically.

I'm at a 13.19 best only have 8 runs under my belt too.  Some more seat time should help.  Adjusting shift points, launch rpms, staging.  Right now if I don't stage with the rear tires I'm doing good.LOL

Tom :smilielol:
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Post by: BoughtItNew on September 06, 2008 - 05:46:11 PM
There are two kinds of drag racers.  Those who have staged on the rear wheels and those who will.  Been there, done that!

Not sure what you have under the hood but I found out I could go quicker/faster by shifting below 5K.  My 360 thinks it's a big block...  Also found 3.55 gear with 26" Mickeys to be the best combo for the torque band.

Check out the wrinkle in the sidewalls.  There was NO spin on that launch.  Logbook shows no spin and ran a 13.031 against the 13 flat index in NMCA American Muscle Car.

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Post by: 422STROKER on September 06, 2008 - 05:57:44 PM
I have a SB stroker built for tq on the street.  I began the shifting at 5200 and it hit 5450 by the time it shifted.  That was according to the tach recall.  I have to play with the shift points a bit.  The big bright yellow light definately helps let you know when to shift.LOL

Tom :bigshades:
I think the tires are 27" that I am getting someday...255/60/15 M/T ET street Drag radials, I know that drag slicks are a better tire just didn't want to deal with all that stuff(matching fronts new wheels etc).

Edited to add that that is a sweet shot of the car!
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Post by: BoughtItNew on September 07, 2008 - 08:32:42 AM
With those tires the 3.91 is just what it needs!
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Post by: 422STROKER on September 07, 2008 - 08:44:31 AM
With those tires the 3.91 is just what it needs!

Let me know when you got a spare set to give away and can swap them in for me. :smokin:

I'm going to get there with the 3.23's one of these days, dual purpose vehicle for me.   I have taken this thing on a nice 400+ mile cruise days the way it sits along with a few 200+ mile trips this summer.  Plan on continuing for some time, until my next car is done, then maybe I will toss some 410s in this one and make it a beast with some Al heads and a cam swap.LOL :drunk:

Tom ;D
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on September 07, 2008 - 09:07:08 AM
well how was the track?!
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Post by: 422STROKER on September 07, 2008 - 09:32:00 AM
well how was the track?!

Me?

Tom :dunno:
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Post by: 422STROKER on September 07, 2008 - 09:33:14 AM
Going to dragway tonight.LOL

Tom :bigsmile:

Check the date goody that was a couple weeks ago.

Tom :smilielol:
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on September 07, 2008 - 09:39:49 AM
Just makin sure you are on your toes, thats all!




 :misbehaving:



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Post by: 422STROKER on September 07, 2008 - 10:13:02 AM
Going to the BBQ and I'll take some pics for ya'll/

Tom :bigsmile:
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Post by: IMNCARN82 on September 07, 2008 - 10:23:11 AM
 :dupe:   I got pulled over for gassing it at a huge car cruise.  Just a warning. No rubber was burnt. :walkaway:
 

Couldn't help it...  :smilielol:

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Post by: cudadave72 on September 07, 2008 - 04:58:17 PM
When cruisin last night and severely hurt the feelings of a new C6 Vette. Full story in the kill section!! :bigsmile:
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Post by: 422STROKER on September 07, 2008 - 05:58:25 PM
BBQ, click on them to make them bigger if you like.

Tom :2thumbs:

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Post by: IMNCARN82 on September 07, 2008 - 06:02:38 PM
Nice  Bluebird.    :2thumbs:

What did 'ya eat?   P/B and jelly on a hot dog bun ? :poopoke:
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Post by: 422STROKER on September 07, 2008 - 06:07:44 PM
Steak tips and tortellini salad, we roll in style. :naughty:

There was also plenty of homemade cookies, cake, pastries, and a great time was had by all. :jumping:

Tom

I can't figure out why my gas mileage was so low for the trip.LOL  Must have been the excessive speeds on the way home. :misbehaving:   I only got 14.5 round trip with a highway/city mix over 130+miles.  I did hit 115 on my speedo once dealing with a porsche 928 on 495N.  I think my speedo is reading a little slow though with the tall tires... :bigsmile:
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Post by: DAYTONA on September 07, 2008 - 06:23:36 PM
...took my black 6-PACK

...there were several E-Bodys there....PPink T/A, black 440 6PACK, and El HEMI (HEMI Challenger) and a red Challenger cv
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Post by: moparclown on September 07, 2008 - 08:47:58 PM
Not for my E-body but when all done,it will be sold and the money will be used on my Cuda.
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Post by: hemiken on September 08, 2008 - 12:25:20 AM
Hey Clown,

You going to be selling that header panel aswell buddy. :2thumbs:
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Post by: moparclown on September 08, 2008 - 03:25:22 PM
Hi Ken
As of right now my plans are to offer up the entire set-up.I was planning on doing this because every part is from the same car and fits awsome.But if that doesn't work out?I will keep you in mind if I split it all up.
                                               Thanks Doug
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Post by: hemiken on September 08, 2008 - 06:40:19 PM
Hi Doug,

I will watch to see how much you want when you post the entire unit. :2thumbs:

Thanks,
Kenny.
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Post by: Moparal on September 08, 2008 - 07:39:57 PM
Kenny, member stinger has a center in black for sale.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: hemiken on September 08, 2008 - 07:42:48 PM
I'll have a look...... :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on September 08, 2008 - 07:45:40 PM
I want to add that I am not wanting my friend doug to loose a sale. He is a very good friend. I just know this other one is black and aar  and m46 cars some came in black
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: hemiken on September 08, 2008 - 07:47:56 PM
I'm not worried about the grille color Alan, i will paint it anyway so it will not mater buddy.  I seriously thought you were talking about another Black part i was after anywayz........ :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: moparclown on September 08, 2008 - 07:57:00 PM
I appreciate that Alan,but I am in no rush to sell that grille assembly.I am still repairing where it was broken and polishing the stainless and cleaning everything.I still need to blast the header panel and prime it.Plus I want a pic of all of my Cuda grilles hanging on the wall in my playroom :crazy:a set of 69's a 70 and my 71 all hangin together
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 72bluNblu on September 11, 2008 - 03:41:32 PM
Well I was going to install new rear leaf springs. I had the springs, shackles, u bolts...

But not the front hangers, which I thought I could leave in place. Silly me, I should have thought about it more. But being new to mopars I didn't realize I had to drop the front hangers to remove the front eye bolts. Or at least the eye bolts on my car which are frozen in place even with the nuts removed. Although at least the first hanger bracket stud I tried broke off and not the last.  :eek7:

Guess I'll have to wait a few more days for the new front hangers to show up... :walkaway:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BoughtItNew on September 13, 2008 - 01:11:29 AM
Moonshine gets the weekend off.  Raining here.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: thenuke1 on September 13, 2008 - 06:49:34 AM
installing a stereo system ...

lol before anyone starts to beat be with hate word about removing the original stereo .... when my dad bought the car 20 years ago the owner before him had changed stereos out so since i started restoring it the plan was always to put in a new stereo

System

Pioneer Stereo
Pioneer 6 1/2's
^^^^^^^^ got them in a special package last year on black friday $100 for the stereo and the 6 1/2's were FREE
New Carlos Vega 6x9's (it was a gift from my chick her conribution to the Plum Crazy Beauty lol Carlos Vega was a popular brand here in the San Fernando Valley until they went belly up lol they were some of the best quality speakers unfortunately they were cheap in price and thats what went wrong for them)
and last but not least Fusion Bazooka Tube with Amp. (up and coming speaker brand that im taking a chance on)

thats my weekend


Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: RDF on September 13, 2008 - 09:27:42 AM
installing a stereo system ...

lol before anyone starts to beat be with hate word about removing the original stereo .... when my dad bought the car 20 years ago the owner before him had changed stereos out so since i started restoring it the plan was always to put in a new stereo

 :nono: No one is gonna beat you....check out the Audi section of this site and you'll see how many people have put aftermarket stereos in their cars.....it just sounds better and it's good to listen to some rockin' tunes while cruising.   :ylsuper:

Be sure to post some pics!   :picture:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Rare_T_A on September 13, 2008 - 10:47:34 AM
Nothig again. IT'S Raining again. It hasnt stopped for 24 hours in over a week.  :eek4:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: ntstlgl1970 on September 13, 2008 - 01:49:46 PM
subframe connectors hopefully

Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: dutch on September 13, 2008 - 05:17:16 PM
painted the trunk,  wax coating the framerails tomorrow :smokin:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on September 13, 2008 - 10:03:28 PM
Go for a ride before I fly out of town again
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: thenuke1 on September 14, 2008 - 12:38:15 AM
Here are some pix of todays work

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/IMG00160.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/IMG00161.jpg)

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(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/IMG00164.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: rallye5.7 on September 14, 2008 - 08:06:26 AM
Yesterday I started the tear down of the car. Didn't get much accomplished , after cleaning the garage and organizing my bin boxes I got the plates pulled off , the battery pulled out and the headlights pulled off, my neighbour came over and we bs'ed the rest of the afternoon over a few beers. Today I hope to get a little further along before the beer fridge beckons me again.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: rallye5.7 on September 14, 2008 - 06:58:52 PM
Almost 12 hours later and nobody else has posted,guess that means I didn't miss anything.

I got a little further today and guess its almost time to start a projects post.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on September 14, 2008 - 07:36:36 PM
Almost 12 hours later and nobody else has posted,guess that means I didn't miss anything.

I got a little further today and guess its almost time to start a projects post.


   :iagree:   :iagree:   :iagree:


 I always tend to work faster when I'm mad too... Not that I'm giving you advice.   :lol:   :lol2:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on September 14, 2008 - 07:43:06 PM
Go for a ride before I fly out of town again

I havent flown out of town yet, but did manage to run it hard on and offf for 20 miles. Letting fresh fuel get to the front and rear carbs.  That's my excuse anyways :bananasmi
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: thenuke1 on September 14, 2008 - 07:44:45 PM
the finished product ...

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/CIMG2705.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/CIMG2707.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/CIMG2711.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/CIMG2708.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/CIMG2712.jpg)

that Fusion subwoofer is a 10 and has an amp installed in the tube which was really helpful and :wow: great sound

the system sounds really good ..... i flipped thru various types of music and they all sound great
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on September 14, 2008 - 07:49:03 PM
Rained all weekend here, but I cleaned up some old Mirada rims I had laying around and got some M/T's mounted up.

Tom :2thumbs:

(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/2851/miradawheelmts001wy4.jpg)
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Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on September 14, 2008 - 08:03:10 PM
Rained all weekend here, but I cleaned up some old Mirada rims I had laying around and got some M/T's mounted up.

Tom :2thumbs:

([url]http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/2851/miradawheelmts001wy4.jpg[/url])
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I like the before and after shots. Especially the after. Looks great :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on September 14, 2008 - 08:12:34 PM
Thanks Al, btw this combo is 10lbs/ea lighter than the 17's that were on the car.

Tom :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CUDA JAS on September 15, 2008 - 08:30:05 AM
I traced an electrical problem, and switched out my quarter windows for some 70 style ones that I had laying around.  Still have some minor adjustments and put the interior back together

Next weekend (the post man willing) I will switch to manual brakes and maybe actualy drive my car.  :burnout: :burnout: :burnout: :woohoo:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 500Stroker on September 17, 2008 - 08:57:23 PM
The 5 day weekend starts on Thursday for me.  :cheers:  Heading to a 3 day car show in Wildwood, NJ with a few other Mopars.  On Monday while heading home we are stopping at Atco Raceway for an all Mopar track rental.  Get to beat on our cars all day long.  It's 10 - 15 cars and 6 hours of non stop fun....... as long as nothing breaks.   :lol:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on September 17, 2008 - 08:59:00 PM
Going to a show on Sunday. And trying to find a fuel problem.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on September 17, 2008 - 09:41:26 PM
Going to the Seacoast Dodge show this Sunday.

Tom :2thumbs:

Just got back from the dragway a little while ago.

12.8 @ 109  spinning in first still.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: MyMopar on September 18, 2008 - 09:56:06 AM
Rebuild my trans  :working:  and then seeing if I did it right  :burnout:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CUDA JAS on September 18, 2008 - 05:59:33 PM

Next weekend (the post man willing) I will switch to manual brakes and maybe actualy drive my car.  :burnout: :burnout: :burnout: :woohoo:

Well the post man cometh...and the wife has given the approval (j/k... sorta) so with any luck I will get things wraped up this weekend, the new MC on and actually drive my car!!! :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :horse:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: dutch on September 19, 2008 - 03:13:29 AM
finally took the body off the rotisserie after 10 months or so.... :jumping:   Hope to start working on the doors this weekend...rebuilding the doorhinges and sanding off the paint
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: hemiken on September 19, 2008 - 03:25:18 AM
finally took the body off the rotisserie after 10 months or so.... :jumping:   Hope to start working on the doors this weekend...rebuilding the doorhinges and sanding off the paint
I would love to see a progress thread of your 'Cuda Dutch :jumping: :jumping: :jumping:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: dutch on September 19, 2008 - 03:32:02 AM
well....it still looks the same as last week....just not up side down anymore... :biggrin:
I`ll start posting some more pics in the project thread... :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: certifiablecuda on September 19, 2008 - 01:30:28 PM
I will be picking mine up... then figuring out where to start...

cb
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: ntstlgl1970 on September 19, 2008 - 02:11:35 PM
Still subframe connectors hopefully. Got sidetracked on repairing some damaged threaded inserts and things went badly last weekend.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wally426ci on September 20, 2008 - 08:12:27 AM
Hopefully snapping a picture  :picture: sorta like this... but just my car...

I figured Id give everyone something to look at in this thread...  :swaying:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: moparclown on September 20, 2008 - 08:41:29 AM
Going Sunday morning to pick up more parts for the 71 that have been stashed away for a looooong time :woohoo:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 426HEMI on September 20, 2008 - 08:59:59 AM
Just missing mine and longing on getting it restored.  Gordon
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: rallye5.7 on September 20, 2008 - 06:20:34 PM
more ripping and tearing
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 72bluNblu on September 20, 2008 - 08:45:49 PM
Finally got my rear springs installed! :woohoo: Just mopar xhd's, car sits a little higher in the back, around 3/4". Probably lose that in sag, but my tire rubbing problem is gone because of the higher spring rate. Back end feels a lot better than with the OE 318 springs that were on there.

And I bought another A833OD for a hundred bucks. Needed another bearing retainer since the one I had on my other A833OD was broken, and for an extra 40 bucks I figured the spare parts will be more than worth it.  :clapping:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BoughtItNew on September 20, 2008 - 10:25:11 PM
Mine got a workout yesterday.  Went to Post Office and Bank in the afternoon then to the Chiropractor's later on.  The staff went all gaga over the blue hot rod in the parking lot...  Gave them a little show when I left.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: rallye5.7 on September 26, 2008 - 08:02:53 AM
I've only got 9 days till the bodyshop gets the car, so more ripping and tearing.I took some vacation time and yesterday it was arranged that some help would drop by to help take out the engine. The car had to be moved outside because of low ceilings in the garage and I tried to get everything ready before the extra hands got there. With everything hooked up I thought I'd give it a tug and make sure everything was loose. ..........................................
By the time everyone arrived the engine was out and stored, the trans was on the bench and the car was in the garage back on stands. It was time for more beers.

This weekend (that what this thread is called)
  Lots of trim to be taken off.
  Gas tank to come out.
  Start on the interior.
  Vinyl roof comes off Sunday with some help from a professional on the chrome pieces.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Super Blue 72 on September 26, 2008 - 10:17:48 AM
Get it all covered up for the rain today and tomorrow  :( , although it did breath for a few days without the car cover on the several sunny days earlier this week.   :D
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on September 26, 2008 - 07:17:34 PM
Fixing a motor mount. Putting in a new key switch. And going to a show on Sunday with my friends.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: LAA66 on September 26, 2008 - 11:52:33 PM
I've only got 9 days till the bodyshop gets the car, so more ripping and tearing.I took some vacation time and yesterday it was arranged that some help would drop by to help take out the engine. The car had to be moved outside because of low ceilings in the garage and I tried to get everything ready before the extra hands got there. With everything hooked up I thought I'd give it a tug and make sure everything was loose. ..........................................
By the time everyone arrived the engine was out and stored, the trans was on the bench and the car was in the garage back on stands. It was time for more beers.

This weekend (that what this thread is called)
  Lots of trim to be taken off.
  Gas tank to come out.
  Start on the interior.
  Vinyl roof comes off Sunday with some help from a professional on the chrome pieces.

 Congratulations on the one man engine pull. Quite an accomplishment.  :thumbsup:Hope your friends at least brought some beers. :cheers:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: RaptorF229 on September 27, 2008 - 01:06:35 AM
I finally put in my new dash pad on wed.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 71chally416 on September 27, 2008 - 01:28:26 AM
Working on it ALL DAY. Weather permitting.  ???
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: jvike on September 27, 2008 - 07:08:06 AM
I've started with the XV level II rear suspension on my cuda, have pulled the old stuff and the tank, the traverse for the shocks are next.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sleepychallenger on September 27, 2008 - 07:50:05 AM
still dreaming about her...... is that a bad thing?
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BoughtItNew on September 27, 2008 - 08:34:12 AM
Congratulations on the one man engine pull. Quite an accomplishment.  :thumbsup:Hope your friends at least brought some beers. :cheers:

I've done that 4 times!  Yes, congratulations, that IS and accomplishment.  It does get easier with practice...
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: dutch on September 27, 2008 - 12:12:44 PM
I`ve been sanding the old paint off the passenger side door today... inside is done and I got started on the outside  :eek4: ...9 layers of primer and paint to go... :bricks1:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: rallye5.7 on September 27, 2008 - 07:03:32 PM
Just another day of ripping and tearing.
Finished stripping the trunk,just the exhaust heat shields to go... and finished the engine bay.
Tommorrow some extrior pieces of chrome and the vinyl top.
Hopefully I'll start the interior in the afternoon.
Taking pictures,notes and boxing is taking a lot of time.

Thanks guys , the engine pull wasn't as hard as I expected and I'll certianly get help going in so I don't scratch any fresh paint.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 71ChallengerSE on September 27, 2008 - 07:06:20 PM
 :useless:

sounds like its going great, I didn't get anything done today because it was raining and when it wasn't the mosquitos were really bad
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on September 27, 2008 - 07:08:09 PM
Nothing, it's still pouring  :walkaway:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on September 27, 2008 - 07:55:30 PM
Nothing, it's still pouring  :walkaway:

Don't I know it!!   :bricks1:

What type of fuel problem are you having? Trust me here, there is NOTHING I can't solve in this area. My car was a freakin' disaster when I bought it. The only thing I didn't need to replace was the tank.   :lol:


  Mike
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Topcat on September 27, 2008 - 08:10:58 PM
I cut out the inner bracing on the flat hood I have. Then wire brushed all the sealant caulking off. I need to call up Ben before I go any further just to double check on where the ring will be before I do anymore cutting.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on September 27, 2008 - 08:12:26 PM
Don't I know it!!   :bricks1:

What type of fuel problem are you having? Trust me here, there is NOTHING I can't solve in this area. My car was a freakin' disaster when I bought it. The only thing I didn't need to replace was the tank.   :lol:


  Mike
Mike, Thank you the fuel problem is fixed. The fuel line was bad back at the tank. The idiot that put the new tank in , put the old dry rotted line back on.  :pullinghair: And the gas cap was a vented one.  :screwy: Now, I have to get the motor mount fixed.  :banghead: I can still hear Steve yelling "Quit letting Chebbie idiots work on your car "  :roflsmiley: :roflsmiley:  At this rate maybe by next year, I can get the body lined up. Shadow says hi  :wave:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on September 27, 2008 - 08:35:22 PM
Shadow says hi  :wave:

AWW, I love that little guy!!    :grinyes:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: RusTy/SE on September 28, 2008 - 02:30:54 AM
Cabinet media blasted some more on the K-frame, miscellaneous front suspension hardware. Here's one of the spindles cleaned today along with it's date code of 324 9.

 :working:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on September 28, 2008 - 01:16:27 PM
Pulled out my 904, again.

Check out my pretty $650 paper weight of a torque converter (runs fine, leaks like a sieve..so I'm told that itty bitty crack would cause a leak.)


Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on September 28, 2008 - 05:56:43 PM
Yup Mike, that crack will make it leak




I took the wife out for a ride in my barracuda today. Funny how she got pushed back in the seat when I'd run through the gears :smilielol:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Goehner on September 28, 2008 - 11:53:15 PM
Took the wife and 3 kids out today. When you get 3 kids 7 and under in a car, it is a freaking blast. I mean....I wanted to pull my hair out, they were all screaming at each other and hitting each other, it was great. Only thing that helps is all the thumbs up and honking when driving my car.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on September 29, 2008 - 12:27:49 AM
When Go-Fish John came buy a few weeks ago, his whole family got into the barracuda with me and went for a ride. It was really good that he made it a family ride. I really enjoyed it
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: rallye5.7 on October 02, 2008 - 08:59:45 PM
Its not the weekend yet but tommorow is the start so here we go,

 Took the vinyl top off and decided to take out the front and rear glass too.
 Started stripping out the interior and worked from the back forward.
 
 Got side tracked for a day to go look at a V code RT car that turned out to be a U code rust bucket.
 
 I am up to the dash and from the posts in interior tech area it looks like the are only six bolts to go and the dash comes out.

 If I stay on track the car should be stripped by Sat. which will leave me 1 day for final cleaning before its off to the body shop.

The car is starting to look naked.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on October 02, 2008 - 09:31:12 PM
UPS brought my new leaf springs to me. What I want to do is

Install rear sway bar
install 3/8ths fuel line
install new rear shocks
install new rear bumperettes
install new springs

But dont feel good right now, so may just relax
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: ntstlgl1970 on October 02, 2008 - 10:37:20 PM
Trying to finish all the little stuff before the car goes to the media blaster next week. It's a big list.....
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 72bluNblu on October 03, 2008 - 12:11:51 AM
Dropped my 340 off at the machinist!  ;D :2thumbs:

And hopefully install my weather stripping before it rains...
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on October 04, 2008 - 07:47:37 AM
Installed new leaf springs last night. Pulling the exhaust to install sway bar today :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wally426ci on October 04, 2008 - 07:49:39 AM
Putting on my MSD wires as well as my K&N filter...

After I finish painting the basement, I'll be sticking my TTI's on, doing the breaks, new motor mounts and maybe shocks....

 :working:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on October 04, 2008 - 01:10:55 PM
rear sway bar on today
finish bolting rearend to rearend
bumperettes on rear


Still putting rear splash pan on
rear mufflers and tips :sadwavey:

Need to install 6pk oil pan
rear speakers to the front rear switch
3/8ths fuel line
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sleepychallenger on October 04, 2008 - 01:16:44 PM
rear sway bar on today
finish bolting rearend to rearend
bumperettes on rear


Still putting rear splash pan on
rear mufflers and tips :sadwavey:

Need to install 6pk oil pan
rear speakers to the front rear switch
3/8ths fuel line

Alan,

dont take all the fun, save some for me  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 73challenger_TN on October 04, 2008 - 01:53:28 PM
I put my  aluminum water neck I got from Mancini on. I haven't checked to see if it leaks yet though....
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: R/T on October 04, 2008 - 08:18:30 PM
 I went to the paint shop to test fit a piece of chrome that I had bought, other than that nothing.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: hooD on October 05, 2008 - 01:24:24 AM
Mine is up on jack stands and all covered up for the winter.  Can you say storage?  :crying:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: RusTy/SE on October 05, 2008 - 08:54:08 AM
More cabinet blasting. Finished the spindles, lower and upper control arms, some more on the k-frame. The uca pics show one side done vs the other side about to be. Ordered complete Just Suspension Polygraphite kit in black :cooldancing:

 :working:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: vinb on October 05, 2008 - 08:59:53 AM
hooD, what's up with putting the Cuda away?
It's not snowing up there yet...
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: hotrod98 on October 05, 2008 - 12:26:29 PM
The summer heat is gone and we're just now getting our cars out. This is the time of year that we enjoy the most.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BoughtItNew on October 05, 2008 - 01:19:57 PM
I did one of those Just Suspension kits in mine a few years ago.  Rode like new and was so much more consistent on the track as well!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: moparclown on October 05, 2008 - 10:39:48 PM
Been pulling parts to get ready for a swap meet in two weeks,to help finance my e-body :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: hooD on October 05, 2008 - 11:57:23 PM
hooD, what's up with putting the Cuda away?
It's not snowing up there yet...

You're right, it is not snowing yet.  But.....the rainy season is just around the corner and the temps have taken a nose dive.  We had frost the last couple mornings.  But more than that, I have less play time because I usually start working overtime at my job this time of year. 
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wally426ci on October 06, 2008 - 07:07:09 AM
Hey Doug, which swap meet??  :jumping:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Rare_T_A on October 06, 2008 - 08:56:38 AM
After putting some 111 oct gas in the tank we had the Challenger out for not 1, not 2 but 3 cruises on Saturday. Now it's all put away for the winter sleep. Good thing as it rained all day Sunday and is supposed to moet of this week.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: moparclown on October 06, 2008 - 03:53:54 PM
Hi Wally
I am getting stuff ready for the swap meet at Stafford Springs raceway in Connecticut(Oct.19)They let the vendors in the day before to set-up.So me and a few friends go and have a great time all thru the night eating and drinking and raising hell :crazy:I'll post some pics as we load the enclosed trailer and pics from the event in the events section. :cooldancing:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: RDF on October 06, 2008 - 07:08:05 PM
Hi Wally
I am getting stuff ready for the swap meet at Stafford Springs raceway in Connecticut(Oct.19)They let the vendors in the day before to set-up.So me and a few friends go and have a great time all thru the night eating and drinking and raising hell :crazy:I'll post some pics as we load the enclosed trailer and pics from the event in the events section. :cooldancing:

is that a cuda rear valance with exhaust cutouts I see in one of those pics?   :naughty:

if so, want to sell it?   :money:  :money:  ???
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: moparclown on October 06, 2008 - 07:28:32 PM
RDF sorry buddy,thats one I just got for my 71.I just hung it on the wall in the garage last night.Good eye.I needed to pull that stuff out to get the 69 out,It's become a catch all.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: RDF on October 06, 2008 - 07:48:34 PM
No problem clown....just checkin' to be sure it's not for sale!  I'm telling you, if I had the $$$ I'd pick up that 69 you have......
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: moparclown on October 06, 2008 - 09:43:04 PM
I would have a tough time parting with my 69,we been together for near 15 years.I am planning on a full interior redo this winter,and a few other mods.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wally426ci on October 07, 2008 - 12:46:17 PM
Have fun at the swap meet Doug! wish I could make it.. I see you made out pretty well on the console resto's  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: burrpenick on October 10, 2008 - 02:23:53 PM
Interior........namely spraying all the interior panels with base coat paint ($93 for the quart w/reducer & hardener). They are ready, just needed a whole day to get the garage empty, set up the panels, spray the sides, then give them 2-3 coats with plenty of flash time in between. I also need to install the new wheel opening moldings. Can someone give me a local source for those short/small/tapered screws? They do not need to be fancy, just the right size.

George
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Post by: 422STROKER on October 10, 2008 - 02:34:18 PM
Going to NED tonight for T+T.  Probably the last trip of the year for me.


Tom :violin:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BoughtItNew on October 10, 2008 - 02:55:10 PM
Interior........namely spraying all the interior panels with base coat paint ($93 for the quart w/reducer & hardener). They are ready, just needed a whole day to get the garage empty, set up the panels, spray the sides, then give them 2-3 coats with plenty of flash time in between. I also need to install the new wheel opening moldings. Can someone give me a local source for those short/small/tapered screws? They do not need to be fancy, just the right size.

George

Can't speak for Tallahassee but we have an independent hardware store in town here that has a wall full of drawers containing all kinds of specialty fasteners.  I even found my rim screws there!  If you have one of those mom and pop stores they probably either have them or can get em for you.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: the_engineers on October 10, 2008 - 02:59:53 PM
Must be the season to spray interior panels.  I got my kick panels painted this week, but the doors and rear quarters are this weekend's project.

Other than that, continuing to tune on the new motor and trace electrical issues.  Wish me luck!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 72hemi on October 10, 2008 - 03:34:44 PM
I'm going up to Redding to pick up my Challenger and finally bring it down to the Bay Area.   :jumping:  :burnout:

I do need to respray my interior panels but I don't have time this weekend to do that, maybe next month, but who knows.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on October 10, 2008 - 06:07:07 PM
Interior........namely spraying all the interior panels with base coat paint ($93 for the quart w/reducer & hardener). They are ready, just needed a whole day to get the garage empty, set up the panels, spray the sides, then give them 2-3 coats with plenty of flash time in between. I also need to install the new wheel opening moldings. Can someone give me a local source for those short/small/tapered screws? They do not need to be fancy, just the right size.

George

George,

  My after-market wheel well moldings had the screws supplied with them. They aren't anything special. I'm sure you can find them at Lowe's or Home Depot. If nobody chimes in here, I'll take one out tomorrow and post a pic with measurements.


  Mike

P.S.- I'll be filling my gas tank up since 93 octane got below $3.50 a gallon.   :bananasmi
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 72bluNblu on October 10, 2008 - 06:55:27 PM
Mmmmmm 93 octane. Too bad I'm in CA, best we can do is 91...

Last weekend I installed my weatherstripping kit, hooked up my heater, and managed to get my transmission lines to stop leaking (at least well enough to last until I drop in the 4 speed). So far the heater core seems to be holding. I also bought a flat hood for $80! It has a pro-stock type scoop on it, but its perfect for a B-body six pack scoop conversion. I need to take some better pics of it. I suppose what I should do is start my own resto thread, since I'll be getting underway with a bunch of stuff soon.

Hopefully this weekend I can get my windshield wipers to work, and with any luck I should be able to drop my new pistons off at the machinist's early next week...
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on October 10, 2008 - 09:34:04 PM
Got my trans in at about midnight last night, woke up at 630 and topped the atf off. Drove it about 60miles today from home to work, work to school, school to home. All runs great.

Only thing is going from a 3,500rpm stall converter to a stocker...its nowhere near as wild as it was. But atleast its back on the road, leak free!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wally426ci on October 11, 2008 - 07:21:01 AM
Goody, what timezone are you in now? I can never keep up between Florida and Arizone. Its 7:19am here in Baltimore, you're pretty quick being able to go 60miles from 6:30am and get back here to the computer.....  :burnout:

 :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: rallye5.7 on October 17, 2008 - 08:26:43 PM
My weekend started just after 7 this morning,it was time to deliver the Challenger to it's winter home. After weeks of tear down my bodyman called and asked for the car.He only does one car each winter and the car that was lined up cancelled so he took mine on instead.
Now I've got a great big garage with no cars in it just lots of parts to restore-refurbish.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: RDF on October 17, 2008 - 09:02:59 PM
Just got done changing the oil and anti-freeze.....then I washed and waxed her up and she's ready to go to a car show tomorrow!   :woohoo:

Talk about wierd, I was getting a clunking sound when my car was at idol....sounded like someone left a wrench in the bottom half of my motor.  I couldn't figure it out so when I was changing the oil, I decided to check the bolts on that hold the flex plate onto the torque converter and sure enough, they were hand loose, ALL OF THEM!  I tightened those bad-larry's up and no more knocking......talk about a close call....I don't want to know what would have happened if those bolts came all the way out while I was driving it..... :22yikes:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BoughtItNew on October 17, 2008 - 09:07:13 PM
Loctite!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on October 17, 2008 - 09:10:07 PM
+1 on the loctite! (blue)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 72bluNblu on October 18, 2008 - 01:31:58 AM
Well I got my engine parts in and dropped them off at my machinist's. Engine should go out to get balanced on Monday, and with any luck my shortblock will be ready by the end of the week!  :biggrin:

Now I just have to order my heads and the rest of the goodies to finish out my 4 speed conversion so its all ready for when the new engine goes in. Other than spending money, I hooked up my e-brake finally. I had been missing my intermediate cable and hardware, so I took care of that and it seems to work well so far. I also tested my wiper motor and ordered a new one, seems that was the problem with my wipers. Hopefully I'll get my floorpan soon as well, so I can have windshield wipers and a solid floor before it starts raining.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 72hemi on October 18, 2008 - 01:43:39 AM
Heard one of the local Dodge dealerships has 3 Challengers in stock (1 2008 SRT and 2 2009 R/T) so I may take the Challenger down there, and then tomorrow night is the monthly Mopar Alley club meeting so I will be taking the Challenger there. It's elections this month and I have been told that I will be elected the new president of Mopar Alley.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: torredcuda on October 18, 2008 - 07:20:53 AM
Just got done changing the oil and anti-freeze.....then I washed and waxed her up and she's ready to go to a car show tomorrow!   :woohoo:

Talk about wierd, I was getting a clunking sound when my car was at idol....sounded like someone left a wrench in the bottom half of my motor.  I couldn't figure it out so when I was changing the oil, I decided to check the bolts on that hold the flex plate onto the torque converter and sure enough, they were hand loose, ALL OF THEM!  I tightened those bad-larry's up and no more knocking......talk about a close call....I don't want to know what would have happened if those bolts came all the way out while I was driving it..... :22yikes:

I had the same thing happen on my old `87 Fury cop car after changing out a bad trans-sounded like the main bearings were going on the engine.Turned out the converter bolts had loosened so since then I always use Loctite and no problems.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 500Stroker on October 18, 2008 - 07:33:30 AM
In a few minutes I'll be heading out to Mopars at Atco Raceway.  Show, swap and racing.  I'll post pix tonight.
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Post by: 422STROKER on October 18, 2008 - 04:22:04 PM
Just got back from a long day of cruising(200miles) and BBQ'ing with a local website.

Some pics here http://www.massmopar.com/yabb/YaBB.pl?num=1221164779/106#106   and had a great time!

Tom :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: RDF on October 18, 2008 - 04:36:09 PM
I had the same thing happen on my old `87 Fury cop car after changing out a bad trans-sounded like the main bearings were going on the engine.Turned out the converter bolts had loosened so since then I always use Loctite and no problems.

Loctite!

+1 on the loctite! (blue)

strange thing is, I used loctite (blue) when I put them in the first time......maybe I didn't use enough.  :dunno:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on October 18, 2008 - 04:44:01 PM
I used red on mine, never had a problem getting them off again either.

Tom
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on October 18, 2008 - 07:35:50 PM
I just got home from a car show. Only 3 trophies for all cars. And I got 3rd place.  :cooldancing: :burnout:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: RDF on October 18, 2008 - 09:51:23 PM
I just got home from a car show. Only 3 trophies for all cars. And I got 3rd place.  :cooldancing: :burnout:

 :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 1ownr on October 19, 2008 - 12:19:19 PM
We're taking the cuda out of the garage today to see what we've got to work with. It's been garaged most of its life, but has had body damage early on and just sits quietly waiting it's turn for $$,$$$.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on October 19, 2008 - 01:24:16 PM
Washed, clay barred, and waxed the Barracuda today. Much needed with the stuff flying around in Florida, paint is smooooooooth now (for the condition it's in)  :cooldancing:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on October 19, 2008 - 03:45:56 PM
How is this?

From yesterday, someone caught me paving the road....

Tom :bigsmile:
Thanks to Dave at Autorust Technicians for the great BBQ and these pics.

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Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on October 19, 2008 - 03:50:01 PM
Tom,

 I hate to say this to you, but your car seems to burn a bit of oil.   :eek7:














   Mike     :stirpot:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on October 19, 2008 - 03:53:03 PM
Yeah I think I used a quart under the tires, NOT, no line lock needed here. :smokin:

Tom :burnout:

I had smoke pouring through the rear speaker deck for a few miles down the highway.  I was beginning to wonder if there was a fire.LOL
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Post by: Moparal on October 19, 2008 - 03:54:53 PM
Makes me want to take my car off the stands and go for a ride. :2thumbs:   I'd have to Rev it up and dump the clutch and hold my foot on the brake to make that much smoke. Mine seems to hook and go
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on October 19, 2008 - 03:57:54 PM
Do it Al!  And get some one to take pictures. :picture:

Tom :clapping:
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Post by: Moparal on October 19, 2008 - 04:03:14 PM
Do it Al!  And get some one to take pictures. :picture:

Tom :clapping:

It would be fun, but I have it up to put a 6qt pan on it and new 3/8ths fuel lines from inline tube.   sure looks fun. I tried it one time before. It went for about 200ft tho. What a waste of T/A's .  Maybe tuesday :roflsmiley:
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Post by: 422STROKER on October 19, 2008 - 04:26:06 PM
Yup fun :bigsmile:  Plenty of meat on a set of T/A's to burn up.  The ones I got are like rocks.LOL

Tom :smilielol:

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Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on October 19, 2008 - 04:32:22 PM
Yeah I think I used a quart under the tires, NOT, no line lock needed here.

Ya do know about 95% of cars running a line lock dont NEED a line lock. They just like their trans and brakes more than you.  :lol:


Nice burnout though!  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on October 19, 2008 - 05:41:22 PM
Ya do know about 95% of cars running a line lock dont NEED a line lock. They just like their trans and brakes more than you.  :lol:


Nice burnout though!  :2thumbs:

I have a adj prop valve for the rear brakes and back it off a bit if i feel the need to save the rear brakes a bit.LOL  Why is the trans any worse with or without?  I only go to about 3-3.5K rpms on the burnout.

Tom :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BoughtItNew on October 19, 2008 - 05:48:42 PM
Bet the guy in the Jeep loved it, too!

Rear brakes on puts more load on the driveline due to the drag.  Since putting the line lock on mine I never leave rubber w/o it!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on October 19, 2008 - 05:52:11 PM
Bet the guy in the Jeep loved it, too!

Rear brakes on puts more load on the driveline due to the drag.  Since putting the line lock on mine I never leave rubber w/o it!

Yep, you'll get more converter slip/heat without the line lock.
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Post by: 422STROKER on October 19, 2008 - 06:01:53 PM
The guy in the jeep had slowed down to check out all the mopars parked to my left, I waited till he was next to me to start and caught up to him pretty quick.LOL

Thanks on the trans stuff, I got a big cooler for that and never seems to have a problem with the brakes.  Last time I looked at the rear shoes(actually Sat morning yesterday) they looked pretty good still with no glazing or cracks.

Pulled a couple plugs out today, do these look ok?

Tom

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Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BoughtItNew on October 19, 2008 - 06:09:57 PM
Look pretty normal to me.  Can't really read the ground electrode w/o a shot directly on the back of it where it connects to the thread body but from what I can see timing is good, definately not too lean and no indications of detonation anywhere.

Looks like an Accell plug.  What number do you use?
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on October 19, 2008 - 06:15:49 PM
I think it was a 496 plug but not 100% Small Block.

Thanks just wanted to make sure is all, I had some champions in that were fouling up on me, but that could have been the tune(me)LOL.  I have gotten better at the tuning this summer thankfully but now the cooler weather is here and wanted to keep an eye on it.

Tom :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 02, 2008 - 09:28:29 PM
Got the cars out today for a little bit. Did a few little fixes on the b'cuda. Nothin much  :icon16:
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Post by: nivvy on November 02, 2008 - 10:13:39 PM
The guy in the jeep had slowed down to check out all the mopars parked to my left, I waited till he was next to me to start and caught up to him pretty quick.LOL

Thanks on the trans stuff, I got a big cooler for that and never seems to have a problem with the brakes.  Last time I looked at the rear shoes(actually Sat morning yesterday) they looked pretty good still with no glazing or cracks.

Pulled a couple plugs out today, do these look ok?

Tom

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plugs looks to lean of a condition and your heat range is off.... Tech from a mopar article...

To read the plug and know if you have the right heat range, look at the difference in color of the strap. If the color change is too close to the strap's end (above the center electrode), the heat range is too cold. This means the heat is being absorbed too quickly into the base ring and is not able to burn off carbon deposits effectively. If the color of the strap changes too close to where it is attached to the base ring (the last thread ring), that means the plug's heat range is too hot. This means heat is not being transferred from the strap to the base ring quickly enough. A proper heat range will be shown by the different coloration actually occurring at half the distance of the ground strap.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on November 02, 2008 - 10:47:43 PM
Thanks Stroker,

I got another set of plugs to put in 1 step hotter, the weather will make it leaner too.

Tom :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: thenuke1 on November 02, 2008 - 10:56:59 PM
i wasnt planning on doing much BUT the Chally ran outta gas lol so that was pretty funny
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on November 02, 2008 - 11:58:57 PM
I have a list again now that my shop is cleared up.

Hemi oilpan
3/8ths fuel line
tighten headliner
install my 70 valve covers that Drew gave to me         Thanks a bunch Drew :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Rare_T_A on November 03, 2008 - 08:46:27 AM
I jacked it up and put it on jack stans. I guess it's now ready for a long sleep as we are looking at a winter storm moving in from Montana this week.   :cooldancing:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: vert on November 03, 2008 - 08:53:27 AM
Bummer 'bout that weather movin' in.  I plan to put on the Racepump, regulator, filter, and 1/2 lines if they show up this week.  Gotta get it running before it gets cold.  Check out the YouTube links in my sig! You'll want the sound on. :bananasmi
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BoughtItNew on November 03, 2008 - 09:16:51 AM
plugs looks to lean of a condition and your heat range is off.... Tech from a mopar article...

To read the plug and know if you have the right heat range, look at the difference in color of the strap. If the color change is too close to the strap's end (above the center electrode), the heat range is too cold. This means the heat is being absorbed too quickly into the base ring and is not able to burn off carbon deposits effectively. If the color of the strap changes too close to where it is attached to the base ring (the last thread ring), that means the plug's heat range is too hot. This means heat is not being transferred from the strap to the base ring quickly enough. A proper heat range will be shown by the different coloration actually occurring at half the distance of the ground strap.

So based on the above, the heat range of these plugs is too hot?  Could you explain further why you see lean mixture on these?  I see the light brown of normal.

Good info!  Thanks!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sleepychallenger on November 03, 2008 - 01:48:31 PM
I have a list again now that my shop is cleared up.

Hemi oilpan
3/8ths fuel line
tighten headliner
install my 70 valve covers that Drew gave to me         Thanks a bunch Drew :2thumbs:


not a problem, wish there was more that i could have done.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 71bigblock on November 03, 2008 - 02:22:13 PM
Well I took mine out for probably the last time yesterday.  It hasnt snowed any really, so when I have time, I might go again.  I dont mind the cold, just snow.   :eek4:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: widing'cuda on November 03, 2008 - 06:03:33 PM
I restored the A/C heater box for my 'cuda  this weekend. Removed the A/C evaporator as I don't have a need for it.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: bentpshrods on November 03, 2008 - 07:45:06 PM
   With the weather changing I was forced to get some primer put on my car. I spent the last couple of weekends getting the final prep done and then got a couple of coats of epoxy primmer folowed by a couple of coats of high build. Now let the fun begin!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on November 03, 2008 - 09:41:34 PM
I put mine away for the winter , after we fixed the passenger side door.  :banghead:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: cudadave72 on November 03, 2008 - 10:10:33 PM
Was nice and in the 70's!!! Put about 200 plus miles on it Sunday cruising all over town!!! :bigsmile: :cooldancing:
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on November 04, 2008 - 09:35:50 AM
I put NIKKI to bed this past saturday...  :crying: Figured it'll be to cold if I wait till after the SEMA show!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: LAA66 on November 04, 2008 - 11:19:30 AM
   With the weather changing I was forced to get some primer put on my car. I spent the last couple of weekends getting the final prep done and then got a couple of coats of epoxy primmer folowed by a couple of coats of high build. Now let the fun begin!

 Is that fun you spoke of the block sanding variety? Looks good there. :thumbsup:

 We had about 1/4" of rain so the dust is settled on the dirt road. Probably back to normal by the weekend though. I may just take her out anyways it been a few weeks now. Got a bathroom remodel going on and with two girls and only one bathroom it's a top priority to get er done.
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Post by: wally426ci on November 04, 2008 - 12:56:38 PM
Jackie, what happened to the door?

I am finally getting motivated after the season is over of all times....  :bricks1: I put the TTI's on yesterday, drove it a mile with open headers to the guy doing my exhaust.  :bananasmi
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Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on November 04, 2008 - 06:18:01 PM
I put the TTI's on yesterday, drove it a mile with open headers to the guy doing my exhaust.  :bananasmi

How many windows in neighboring houses did you shatter an the way?   :22yikes:
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Post by: wally426ci on November 04, 2008 - 06:20:42 PM
 :roflsmiley: I couldnt hear anything else. I could actually feel my ear drums palsing like i was @ a concert. Its amazing what vibrates when there is no exhaust. The console sounded like one of those ghetto cars with the loud Base....  :lol2:

I had to lay into it a little  :burnout:
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Post by: moparclown on November 04, 2008 - 06:45:37 PM
I love the sound of open tubes :bigsmile:I do reach for a set of ear plugs though,must be I am getting old.

I picked this up this weekend for my 69 Cuda :jumping:
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on November 04, 2008 - 09:33:13 PM
Jackie, what happened to the door?

I am finally getting motivated after the season is over of all times....  :bricks1: I put the TTI's on yesterday, drove it a mile with open headers to the guy doing my exhaust.  :bananasmi
Wally, The door was hanging up on the striker. Some douche bag put washers on the lower hinge to move the door back. When they should have just moved the fender front.  :banghead:
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Post by: hemiken on November 04, 2008 - 10:37:52 PM
Wally, The door was hanging up on the striker. Some douche bag put washers on the lower hinge to move the door back. When they should have just moved the fender front.  :banghead:
Did you already fix the door striker Jackie ?
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on November 04, 2008 - 11:28:36 PM
Did you already fix the door striker Jackie ?
Steve fixed it after the show. It shuts now. He'll mess with it in the spring. :2thumbs:
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Post by: hemiken on November 04, 2008 - 11:32:28 PM
Steve fixed it after the show. It shuts now. He'll mess with it in the spring. :2thumbs:
Oh....... OK.   :walkaway: :2thumbs:
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Post by: wally426ci on November 05, 2008 - 09:56:15 AM
Cool, at least its fixed or on its way to being right at least..  :cheers:

Look out for me in the Spring!! Im on a roll! I may even finsih the 69 Dart this winter  :bigshades:
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Post by: Moparal on November 06, 2008 - 03:14:51 PM
I can take the new oil pan off my list as of a few moments ago--done
Valve covers to :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: hemiken on November 06, 2008 - 06:56:53 PM
I can take the new oil pan off my list as of a few moments ago--done
Valve covers to :2thumbs:
Hey Alan,

Pictures would be nice old mate :bigsmile: please..............
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Post by: rallye5.7 on November 08, 2008 - 09:28:44 AM
This morning I stripped the trim and scoops off the hood and will deliver it to the body shop in about an hour.
Last weekend I installed a oil heater in the garage and closed off and insulated the garage door. It was great to go out this morning and turn on the heat at 5 and in an hour it was about 65 degrees.
With no cars in there I have lots of room to set up benches and start working on the small parts.
Guess its about time to start a "restoration" thread
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Post by: Moparal on November 08, 2008 - 09:30:36 AM
This morning I will wash my car and drive it over to a local small town mopar car show at Cullman Dodge. I will bring my camera for hemiken
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Post by: hemiken on November 08, 2008 - 09:32:13 AM
This morning I will wash my car and drive it over to a local small town mopar car show at Cullman Dodge. I will bring my camera for hemiken
:wow: and i will not send you a PM to remind you to take your camera now :woo:

But take some pictures of your interior for me please Alan :bigsmile:
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Post by: dutch on November 08, 2008 - 02:21:26 PM
picked up my engine today  :woohoo:  let the winterwork begin...
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Post by: moparclown on November 08, 2008 - 07:06:20 PM
Stripped and ready for a rebuild :jumping:
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Post by: wally426ci on November 08, 2008 - 07:43:36 PM
Today, I:

1. Switched out the Magmount for Tom.
2. Changed the oil
3. Installed the Deep Trans Pan

Tomorrow:

1. Serpantine Belt on my Ladys' Toyota Corolla (I know its not an Ebody)  ;D
2. Add Trans Fluid
3. Change Rotors & Pads
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Post by: Rare_T_A on November 08, 2008 - 07:49:06 PM
Nothing today.....................It's snowing out so it looks like the end for a few months.
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 08, 2008 - 08:27:58 PM
workin on the rustang this weekend actually.  :eek4:
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Post by: BoughtItNew on November 08, 2008 - 10:56:29 PM
Got both my tractors back up and running today.  Ready for winter now!

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/DSC07000.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/F-20/DSC00420.jpg)
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 08, 2008 - 11:02:19 PM
got some pretty gnarly front camber and toe angles on the front of that bottom mower/tractor   :eek7:
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Post by: BoughtItNew on November 08, 2008 - 11:04:10 PM
Yea, fixed that this weekend with new kingpins and center pivot bolt.  It really has the outside of the front tires worn down.  Steers like new now.

Check out the tail lights on the blower.  Used Auto Meter Quick Lites.  You can't miss em even in a blizzard with those bright LED's

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/DSC06662.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/DSC06647.jpg)
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 08, 2008 - 11:09:09 PM
thats innovative  :thumbsup:
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Post by: RusTy/SE on November 09, 2008 - 11:38:20 AM
Finished cleaning the k-frame, first coats of semi-flat :working:

Hey, they do have date codes (front area, center) :thumbsup:
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Post by: moparclown on November 09, 2008 - 07:00:45 PM
I went to a swap meet to sell and   --Oh lord forgive me and please don't tell my wife.
I had to buy these 70 Cuda fenders and bulge hood with a snorkel scoop mounted on it,I have enough 70 parts now to build a car with :roflsmiley:
I had a friend donate this shed to the Clowns parts storage nuthouse also.I hope to get that in place in the next day or two.
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Post by: vert on November 09, 2008 - 10:06:30 PM
Looks like you have a 500 piece Barracuda puzzle there.

My progress was slower.  Put on the 1/2 prebent stainless fuel line and the 1/2 stock-type pickup.  Then the 1/4 stainless return line.  Then visits to the hardware, auto parts, and marine supply store looking for a short piece of 1/2 rubber fuel line, not found anywhere.  I'll use a piece of heater hose till I can find one.

My AN fittings finally showed up so I get to practice making up hoses.  14 pieces and 3 different size hoses.
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Post by: ntstlgl1970 on November 16, 2008 - 02:59:46 AM
mounted my side mirrors, put the front bumper and grille back on the car. Might have someone come and give me an estimate to paint it tomorrow. keeping my fingers crossed on that one.
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Post by: NoMope Greg on November 16, 2008 - 03:25:03 AM
Working on building the short block.  No pics - my computer isn't recognizing my camera.  :pullinghair:
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Post by: dutch on November 16, 2008 - 06:17:32 AM
taking the last bits out of the engineblock... pistons ,crank and cam...  then of to the machine shop  :woo:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wally426ci on November 16, 2008 - 08:30:11 AM
Gonna go out and try calibrating the fuel sending unit while its on level ground. I have exactly 9 gallons in the tank.  :woo:
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 16, 2008 - 09:55:10 AM
Not gonna be doing much to it these days except driving it now and then. Have to squirrel away any "Cuda Money" towards transport.
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Post by: bentpshrods on November 16, 2008 - 09:25:44 PM
   The weather here in Boise has been unusually nice for this time of year. Upper 50's today so I was able to pack all the parts inside the car(doors, trunk lid,valances) and put the fenders on to get them out of the way. Did a clean up in the garage to get rid of most of the dust from spraying primer and then pushed it off to the side to await for spring.  Now I can get to my saw and start a new diorama.  Stay tuned . 
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Post by: the_engineers on November 17, 2008 - 10:26:44 AM
Gonna go out and try calibrating the fuel sending unit while its on level ground. I have exactly 9 gallons in the tank.  :woo:
How do you do that?  Is there a thread or sticky on this?
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Post by: wally426ci on November 18, 2008 - 09:33:14 AM
Well, It didnt work... maybe someone can start a thread if they had success.......  :walkaway:
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Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on November 18, 2008 - 09:35:34 AM
Well, It didnt work... maybe someone can start a thread if they had success.......  :walkaway:

What did you do to try to calibrate it?
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Post by: wally426ci on November 18, 2008 - 09:46:40 AM
Well, I bent the arm so the float sits lower but it didnt really change where the fuel gauge reads. It now has a considerable bend in it, just enough to get it in the tank. And Im only reading an 1/8th tank.  :banghead:

We can start a thread if youd like..... maybe get some suggestions...  :dunno:
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 18, 2008 - 09:57:56 AM
Don't worry Wally, I've never been able to get my autometer gauge straight it reads WAY over full when full, who knows after that  :rofl:
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Post by: wally426ci on November 18, 2008 - 10:02:19 AM
I know, it sucks...  :hyper:

This is the only car Ive ever had a probel with not reading right. Some of the other ones just plain didnt work.... I cant figure this one out....  :misbehaving:
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Post by: BoughtItNew on November 18, 2008 - 10:04:18 AM
Mine reads way UNDER full when full.  I also have the adjustable circuit board on the back and it still doesn't work.

The sender should read 73 ohms at empty and between 8-12 when full if it is a stock sender.  Check at the sender and the gauge to see if you have resistance in the wiring.  I've just learned to read the gauge as is.

BTW, I worked for Auto Meter for almost 20 years...
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Post by: Bullitt- on November 18, 2008 - 10:05:34 AM
Did you try raising & lowering the sending unit while it was out or the tank to see what effect it would have on the gauge? Are you sure you have the best of grounds?
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Post by: wally426ci on November 18, 2008 - 10:09:04 AM
Maybe I will try that this weekend......  :working: I was working in tight quarters & it was freezing outside....  :wave:
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Post by: BoughtItNew on November 18, 2008 - 10:10:34 AM
I've also jumpered to good ground w/little change.  Make sure you're getting system voltage on the B+ terminal on the guage.  I found a few connected to the low voltage regulator that provided power to the original gauge.  That will definately cause problems.

Have you talked with the tech guys in Sycamore?  Call and ask for Cory in service.  He's probably your best shot for good info on this.  (815) 895-8141.
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Post by: Bullitt- on November 18, 2008 - 10:11:19 AM
found this on an old thread 
I would point out a couple of things:

1) The sending unit is supposed to read 10 Ohms when the tank is full.

2) The sending unit is suppose to read 78.5 Ohms when the tank is empty.

3) The voltage regulator on the back of your instrument cluster can cause the gauges to read improperly, but it usually will
effect the oil pressure and temperature as well.

4) You can check the calibration on the fuel gauge itself by replacing the sending unit with a 10 Ohm resistor, and if it reads full scale (after a couple of minutes), then
the gauge is OK and it is the sending unit that is the problem. Radio shack sells 10 Ohm and 80 Ohm resistors (Close enough to 78.5 Ohms).

See these links for more information:

Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 18, 2008 - 10:14:05 AM
Mine reads way UNDER full when full.  I also have the adjustable circuit board on the back and it still doesn't work.

The sender should read 240 ohms at empty and between 8-12 when full if it is a stock sender.  Check at the sender and the gauge to see if you have resistance in the wiring.  I've just learned to read the gauge as is.

BTW, I worked for Auto Meter for almost 20 years...

I think that is most of the problem with my autometer gauge. The gauge I have reads 240empty (perfect) and 33ohms full (off by about 20ohms!). So it's seeing 12ohms and saying its way full full full.
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Post by: BoughtItNew on November 18, 2008 - 10:17:22 AM
I just modified my post as I was working from memory and got a couple specs mixed up.  The Ford/Chrysler sender is indeed 73/8-12.  If you have a 240/33 its the universal or otherwise known as Stewart Warner spec.  If you have the matching gauge/sender it should work.  Another common problem I ran into in the field was when someone bought a replacement aftermarket or universal sender they would get the Chrysler recommended gauge and then have problems.  Be sure the sender and gauge are matched.

Adding resistance will only work on one end or the other. 

I had a truck I did an Auto Meter dash in and it worked fine.  I've always suspected a wiring problem in my Cuda but never thought it important enough to tear the dash back down to chase.
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Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on November 18, 2008 - 07:41:44 PM
Well, I bent the arm so the float sits lower but it didnt really change where the fuel gauge reads. It now has a considerable bend in it, just enough to get it in the tank. And Im only reading an 1/8th tank.  :banghead:

We can start a thread if youd like..... maybe get some suggestions...  :dunno:


Wally,

  Do you have an ohm meter to check that sending unit out? It should read about 12-70 ohms as the float moves up and down. I'm betting your's reads more.


   Mike
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 18, 2008 - 10:15:35 PM
Welp, I give. I got curious enough to mess with my autometer and stock fuel sender setup again today. Still no luck, third time doing this. My gauge goes from Full, 3/4, to 1/2 tank within about 1.5" of sender travel. The last 1/4 tank to empty is in the last 1" or so. Which is totally unproportional. Fuel about 1" below the sender port, reading 1/4 tank..wonderful
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BoughtItNew on November 19, 2008 - 12:10:34 AM
This might shed some light on the subject.  The article  refers to Ford but the specs for the stock senders are the same for Chryco.

http://www.autometer.com/tech_faq_answer.aspx?sid=1&qid=56
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Post by: vert on November 21, 2008 - 11:14:27 PM
And this weekend I hope to finish hooking up the 1/2 and 3/8 fuel lines at the tank, assemble  the underhood AN lines, and install the Race Pump and regulator.  Then tighten every loose bolt and nut, start it up and scream.
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Post by: 72hemi on November 21, 2008 - 11:31:38 PM
There is a car show I might take the Challenger tomorrow. Next weekend I am taking the Challenger up to my parents house and getting some work done, new carpet redyeing the interior panels, replacing the speedometer gear, and some other stuff. Should be a fun time.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BoughtItNew on November 22, 2008 - 12:16:34 AM
Bringing mine back home to it's warm garage.  Coolant only good to 7 degrees and it's only 17 out there tonight.  Will finish painting the pedal tractor I'm restoring for my grand daughter and then I won't have to be concerned w/overspray on the Cuda.

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/DSC08749.jpg)
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Post by: dutch on November 22, 2008 - 09:49:40 AM
first snow has fallen last night... it`s just above freezing and windy  :eek4:  I hate winter....
I picked up the dash from storage yesterday and plan to put it in the car today so I can start designing and building a new floorconsole and dashcluster. 
I won`t be using the ralleydash and switches anymore and am thinking to go with these gauges;

http://www.classicinstruments.com/gaugeselector.aspx?ProductCode=AW01SRC&SeriesCode=AW
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Post by: CHUCKS71 on November 22, 2008 - 02:27:15 PM
I spent the day cleaning my garage so I could find my Challenger.Now with the Jeep gone I have more room to work.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BoughtItNew on November 22, 2008 - 03:18:08 PM
Nice Garage!
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Post by: bb71challenger on November 22, 2008 - 09:58:35 PM
It has been so long since I replied to this thread I forgot what I posted. This  weekend what I will be doing with my Challenger is thinking about it. Visualizing what it will look like when it finally gets color and finally gets rebuilt.   :drunk:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: RusTy/SE on November 23, 2008 - 01:08:40 PM
Last night the motor, trans, and front suspension came (mostly) together :clapping:

 :working:
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Post by: BoughtItNew on November 23, 2008 - 03:02:35 PM
Jumping in the truck after this to move a TV for the NDN and then bring the Cuda back home for a winter refreshing.  Soon as I click Post...
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Post by: 71bigblock on November 23, 2008 - 03:28:15 PM
Probably try to get mine up on jackstands today.   :blah:
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Post by: the_engineers on November 23, 2008 - 03:37:43 PM
It was warm(er) today, so I took the Cuda out, washed it and went for a quick spin.  Nice to finally clean it up after 12+ years.
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Post by: sprecks on November 23, 2008 - 04:03:06 PM
I spent a few hours wet sanding the new paint job so I can buff it out and start putting it back together My arms are starting to feel it too
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Post by: the_engineers on November 23, 2008 - 04:04:29 PM
Sprecks,
Let me know if you need an extra hand this week.  I'm off Mon-Wed.  I have a few errands, but I can adjust.

the_engineers
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Post by: sprecks on November 23, 2008 - 04:10:40 PM
Hey Brooks, I have to work all week and probably won't get much done to the car during the week, I really appreciate the offer though
Thank, Jay

Your car is looking great!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BoughtItNew on November 23, 2008 - 07:06:09 PM
Almost finished this.  Needs a new axle.  An inch of it was cut off by a bad wheel, believe it or not!

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/DSC08834.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/DSC08837.jpg)
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Post by: Topcat on November 24, 2008 - 12:34:27 AM
I took off the last remaining hardware left on my car this week end. Bagged and tagged. 
Then later on, started sorting, cleaning, and trying to organize it.
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Post by: ntstlgl1970 on November 27, 2008 - 01:37:35 PM
all the last minute stuff before it goes in for paint next Saturday
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Post by: widing'cuda on November 30, 2008 - 10:29:45 AM
Restored and rebuilt the ralley clock to quartz clock
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Post by: Kapteenikosmos on November 30, 2008 - 02:06:52 PM
Almost finished this.  Needs a new axle.  An inch of it was cut off by a bad wheel, believe it or not!

([url]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/DSC08834.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/DSC08837.jpg[/url])


The wheels are backwards!  :horse:

If the rotation is set like that, they will have longer life time when driven on asphalt roads but the tires would be very uneffective when driving on a mud.

Nevertheless that thing looks awesome!  :thumbsup:

How old is it? My neighbor used to have international brand tractors, great for driving to "downtown" before we were old enough for a driver's license.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: back n black on November 30, 2008 - 02:28:13 PM
I haven't seen my ebody in weekends....it's been tucked away for the winter for over a month now... :walkaway: :crying:
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Post by: BoughtItNew on December 01, 2008 - 11:51:30 AM
Yup, discovered that on final final assy.  Actually the right wheel is not permanently attached in the photos above.  The boys rode that thing so hard they ran throught the idler wheel's bearing right into the wheel.  It was sharp enough to cut a quarter inch off the axle shaft which I didn't realize and/or remember until putting the wheel on it.  Got a new one and finished her up last Wednesday.

We bought it in the box from the local IH dealer for our older son who was 3.5 yrs for Christmas.  His daughter is 3.5 yrs now and loves to jump up on his Cub Cadet and wants to drive all the time.  Now she'll have something just her size!

Here's some shots of the truly finished product!

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/DSC08841.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/DSC08843.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/DSC08844.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/DSC08855.jpg)

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Post by: RaptorF229 on December 03, 2008 - 11:35:34 PM
I finished installing the new vintage air system in my car.
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Post by: sleepychallenger on December 04, 2008 - 11:18:13 AM
gonna do an oil change and finish drilling the holes for the new tranny hump to secure it down. hopefully i will get far enough that i can put the carpet in and get the rear seat back in. my wife is dieing to go for a ride in the car but there is nowhere for the car seat right now  :sadwavey:  :working:
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Post by: wally426ci on December 06, 2008 - 08:54:09 AM
I finished installing the new vintage air system in my car.

 :popcorn: can you post a thread about it? is it an AC car originally?  :cheers:
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Post by: Alain426 on December 06, 2008 - 03:38:58 PM
my first post here, im glad i finally have some time to work on my car, im putting a autometer tach, i will show you the result maybe at the end of the day:)
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Post by: BadJoey on December 06, 2008 - 08:15:58 PM
I started and ran my car for about 20 minutes today .I worry about the clutch sticking to the fly wheel. It has happened to my jeep when left sitting for periods of time . Luckily  the jeep was a winter rat so I drilled a hole in the bottom of the bell and freed it with a screw driver . Any way back to my e body . I have a 70 440 4 barrel Challenger . It was about 15 degrees when I started it and boy does it love that cold air . I would have loved to take it for a ride .But it is not insured yet and they have already been using salt on the roads . Springs just around the corner then look out . :cooldancing:
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 06, 2008 - 08:22:13 PM
probably just tweaking a little here and there on my car. Will change the oil in about 2 weeks since it will likely be sitting a lot until I can get a few bucks to transport it back out West. Miss the little guy for awhile!
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Post by: Mentally Challenged on December 06, 2008 - 08:27:47 PM
I am hooking up my wood stove so that I can do something. I need to move south.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: rallye5.7 on December 06, 2008 - 09:53:03 PM
Met with my paint supplier and finalised the one off color.

Went to the body shop and removed the last of the sealer inside the car.

Started stripping the paint and rust from the underside of the hood.

Helped with the patches on the rear inner wheel well.

Tommorow reclean the garage and start the dismantling the HVAC , if it doesn't snow again.
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Post by: Moparal on December 06, 2008 - 10:17:21 PM
Goody, guess what Found?   I am picking it up dec 23.   79 lil red , no rust, all there cept has a 60's 440 installed with air :stirpot:

Under 1200 bucks :poopoke:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 06, 2008 - 10:19:12 PM
 :faint: how complete is it? wood there? pics?  :wave: So ya got an 'extra' now I see  :bigsmile:
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Post by: Moparal on December 06, 2008 - 10:32:17 PM
It is complete, all there. :2thumbs:  well the engine and trans is gone like I said. It has a 440 in there now, has 69 and older valve covers on it and the a/c is hooked up
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 06, 2008 - 10:35:56 PM
 :faint: how did you steal...err..i mean come across that thing?  :cheers:
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Post by: Moparal on December 06, 2008 - 10:40:29 PM
Word of mouth
wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy out in the country
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 06, 2008 - 10:42:15 PM
Well good luck with it! what are your plans for it?
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Post by: Moparal on December 06, 2008 - 10:43:55 PM
Either put a trailer hitch on it to tow my car or yank the engine and sell it.  Not sure yet
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 06, 2008 - 10:49:18 PM
You can keep the engine  :grinyes: I'll take the rest of that 'ol pickup.  :drool: Be sure to post pics when you pick that little monster up. 440 in that thing outta be fun.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wally426ci on December 14, 2008 - 10:26:04 AM
 :iagree:

 :clapping:
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Post by: Moparal on December 14, 2008 - 12:31:59 PM
A few more days and I will be home and doing the task of trailering it home. I will post all the pictures you want of the truck :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: RDF on December 14, 2008 - 01:26:39 PM
Bought a new turn signal switch for my car, finally.....so I'll be installing that either this week or this coming weekend.

 :jumping: I'll have directionals again!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: quapman on December 14, 2008 - 03:38:22 PM
I was going to change the rad this weekend, but after three hours in the ER last night, I'm taking it easy getting over pneumonia. I did go out and retape the roof seam that never got welded (new quarter installed by previous owner). I'm trying this wacky, clear duct tape. I'll let you know how it works. The car has to sit outside until I sell my 71 Charger. :(

Steve
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Post by: cudadave72 on December 14, 2008 - 07:16:55 PM
I was going to take it out to do some X-mas shopping today but once again the weatherman was way off and it started to rain!! :swear:
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Post by: sleepychallenger on December 15, 2008 - 05:04:19 PM
parking her under the car port and leaving her for a week  :sadwavey:
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Post by: RaptorF229 on December 18, 2008 - 04:10:10 PM
I finally put a stereo in the car yesterday.
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Post by: ViperMan on December 18, 2008 - 04:27:30 PM
I finally started mine for the first time in two months...   :faint:

Jeff
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Post by: Moparal on December 20, 2008 - 11:15:41 AM
 :bananasmi   I AM HOME NOW!!!!!!!  Gonna fiddle alot on my car :working: :burnout: :picture: :2thumbs:
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 20, 2008 - 11:21:50 AM
:bananasmi   I AM HOME NOW!!!!!!!  Gonna fiddle alot on my car :working: :burnout: :picture: :2thumbs:
:2thumbs: :2thumbs:


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Post by: LAA66 on December 20, 2008 - 12:12:28 PM
 833 transmission surgery. Already tweaked my back removing it yesterday.  :working:  Maybe I'm next up for repairs :violin:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Bearcuda on December 20, 2008 - 06:16:44 PM
Nothing with the Cuda--haven't started it in months poor thing. I drove the Charger around today in 30 degree weather though. I helped my wife at her business today, took the Charger to lunch with the wife and her employee in it to Buffalo WIld Wings. I parked mostly away from everyone, but still had a Honda S2000 park next to me when I came out. My wife said we should leave a note on their windshield that said "You Wish." They must have hoped to have some of my car's cool rub off on their import, lol.
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Post by: LAA66 on December 20, 2008 - 07:59:56 PM
 That's a really nice setup you have there. A Charger would be a nice find someday. Very cool cars. :thumbsup:

 And as a bonus, when out in the Challenger and people come up and say "is that a Charger?".  You could say "no but I have one at home." :crazy:
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Post by: Rare_T_A on December 20, 2008 - 08:51:18 PM
:bananasmi   I AM HOME NOW!!!!!!!  Gonna fiddle alot on my car :working: :burnout: :picture: :2thumbs:

Glad you made it home for Christmas Al!!!!!!     :woohoo:   As for me I just fired up the snowblower and moved that 8 ins of snow we got today. I suppose I could put some studded snow tires on the Chally and go for a spin.     :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Bearcuda on December 20, 2008 - 11:47:28 PM
That's a really nice setup you have there. A Charger would be a nice find someday. Very cool cars. :thumbsup:

 And as a bonus, when out in the Challenger and people come up and say "is that a Charger?".  You could say "no but I have one at home." :crazy:

Ummm, I guess I could if I had a Challenger.  :lol:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Topcat on December 21, 2008 - 05:14:16 PM
I scraped the last remaining undercoating off under the right front fender and hung the P/S door on. It's not on accurately aligned yet though.

I don't think I'm very good at getting this door alignment, fender gaps etc. done.
Body still needs to go to media blasting.
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Post by: Alice on December 21, 2008 - 07:40:17 PM
I'm thinking about installing the hotrod wires kit. Its -2 ambient with a -22 windchill outside, So I think I'll just stick to thinking about it.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on December 21, 2008 - 07:43:25 PM
I just wiped the snow off of mine. :rofl:

Tom :dupe:
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Post by: LAA66 on December 21, 2008 - 11:08:40 PM
I just wiped the snow off of mine. :rofl:

Tom :dupe:

 Hey at least that's some Mopar contact.  :cheers: Today, I only knocked the cat off the hood. :stomp: :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on December 21, 2008 - 11:11:03 PM
 :roflsmiley:

Tom

I would have done more than knock it off the car though. :misbehaving:

Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Super Blue 72 on December 21, 2008 - 11:21:43 PM
I just wiped the snow off of mine. :rofl:

Tom :dupe:

Same for me....  :-[
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Post by: Daves74chally on January 17, 2009 - 11:53:48 PM
Well not this weekend but this week I get to see my challenger again in over 5 weeks :ylsuper:. All I have left on it for now is a new torque converter and trany cooler lines. 
Whats after that? Guess :burnout:  :bigshades:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: quapman on January 18, 2009 - 10:42:12 AM
This was LAST weekend, when the weather was still in the 40's. Had to put a water pump in the 99 Ram Friday/yesterday with a high of 32...ugh.

Anyway..........

Put a lightweight late-model starter in the 70 Chally. I think these are going in everything I own now! Still pondering on what I will do with the exhaust.

Spent a couple hours playing with the pass. door hinge adjustments on the 73. Door closes with one hand now, makes a nice "shut-clunk" and the line-up to the new quarter is almost dead-on.  VERY happy with this small, but important step.  :clapping:

You guys up in the single digits and sub-zero temps, please do not be envious....I used to be one of you!


Steve
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Post by: BoughtItNew on January 18, 2009 - 10:51:56 AM
Mine now in pieces all over the garage.  Have motor apart for maintenance check and found bad oil leak around #5 intake port gasket!  Kinda thought that was going on because the spark plug was fouling very easily and idle and high vacuum EGT was 300+ degrees lower than the rest.

I'll start a thread over at the restoration topic soon as I have a few extra minutes.

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/2009%20Cuda%20Fresh/DSC09227.jpg)

#5 Plug BLACK and WET!  No surprize but wondered where the oil was coming from.

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/2009%20Cuda%20Fresh/DSC09222.jpg)

Oil laying in the hole, wow, didn't think it was this bad...  I thought I took a shot of the gasket but evidently didn't.  It was wet clear to the port at the bottom.

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/2009%20Cuda%20Fresh/DSC09223.jpg)

#7 Next door high and dry

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/2009%20Cuda%20Fresh/DSC09219.jpg)

Project will be worth it just to clean and paint the engine and...

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/2009%20Cuda%20Fresh/DSC09218.jpg)

All the spaghetti in here!  Guess that's what racing does to a car when it becomes a "tool" for winning!
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Post by: widing'cuda on February 07, 2009 - 03:50:34 PM
I just finished repainting my dash B5 blue. Just need to spray some flat clear coat on it. And then start put it back together  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: miketyler on February 07, 2009 - 05:47:33 PM
trying to figure out why my carb is surging at idle.  :banghead:

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Post by: the_engineers on February 07, 2009 - 05:49:15 PM
trying to figure out why my carb is surging at idle.  :banghead:

Vacuum leak?
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: miketyler on February 07, 2009 - 05:52:30 PM
I checked all the fittings pulling a hose and capping it to see if it made any difference. So far, nothing though. Also retorqued the carb nuts. 
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Post by: rallye5.7 on February 07, 2009 - 11:59:17 PM
Spent tonight cleaning wheel moldings, going to the body shop tomorrow to fit them and drill holes in the new quarters before paint. Should be in color before the end of the month.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: RDF on February 08, 2009 - 10:29:48 AM
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=54387.msg563119#msg563119 (http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=54387.msg563119#msg563119)

I did some work last weekend and meant to post it here.....put a turn signal switch in my car.   :woo:  I have directionals again!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 500Stroker on February 08, 2009 - 10:56:01 AM
Just can't pass up 56* in February in PA.  Taking the car out to meet up with other Mopar friends for a wing lunch in South Jersey.   :burnout:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: bb71challenger on February 08, 2009 - 11:38:51 AM
Not much more than taking some pics of the paint progress and running my hands along a freshly painted surface. I am starting to get excited now   :woo:
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Post by: moparmaniac59 on February 08, 2009 - 12:31:47 PM
What an AWESOME day.....sunny and 70 degrees. I washed the car and drove it to church. Meeting the local hot rods/classics up at the Plaza shopping center at 2:00pm. Should be a fun day. I've been driving with the windows down!! Think I'll burn some rubber!! :woo: :woo: :woo:



                                                               Matt B.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: RDF on February 08, 2009 - 08:57:06 PM
Just replaced my front valance....after the new one has been in my garage for the past 3+ months..... :bananasmi
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Daves74chally on February 08, 2009 - 10:21:41 PM
Just got my new converter, Going to throw it in this week. Next hunt is a perf carb, my lil 600 holley is none good for the stroker. trans cooler lines then she should be ready for spring.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Bearcuda on February 10, 2009 - 01:27:18 PM
trying to figure out why my carb is surging at idle.  :banghead:
Might be internal leak. I went through two of them on my Charger before the new Demon made it quit
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Super Blue 72 on February 11, 2009 - 10:27:08 AM
 :faint: Unburied it from the snow....  :faint:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on February 22, 2009 - 09:37:42 PM
Installed my heater hose bracket, rear interior panels, and the passenger quarter glass. :woohoo:
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Post by: bb71challenger on February 22, 2009 - 10:16:45 PM
Had to work Saturday so I snuck in my latch plate and radiator yoke for a bead blasting and etch priming. I left those two items off the car so something had to be done quick, final paint is coming up fast.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wally426ci on February 23, 2009 - 09:59:04 AM
I actually did some cruising. and stalling..  :misbehaving: looks like I forgot to fill the tank after I adjusted the sending unit.....  :banghead:

but it was good to get out and ride! I got some work to do.... I even wound up behind a new Challenger. 

:burnout:
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Post by: 71bigblock on February 23, 2009 - 10:36:32 AM
I should go take a look at mine once.  See how many mice friends I've made.   :lol:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: hemiken on February 23, 2009 - 12:53:52 PM
I actually did some cruising. and stalling..  :misbehaving: looks like I forgot to fill the tank after I adjusted the sending unit.....  :banghead:

but it was good to get out and ride! I got some work to do.... I even wound up behind a new Challenger. 

:burnout:
Hey Wally, i would love to see pictures if you had the chance to take any, in due time of course :bigsmile: :villagers: :picture: :2thumbs:
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Post by: wally426ci on February 23, 2009 - 01:59:37 PM
I did actually, been busy but I will be sure and post. we'll call this my Mid-Winter Crisis....  :picture:
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Post by: inot2old on February 23, 2009 - 08:13:20 PM
I took my Cuda to a buddy who has been working on Mopars for over 30 years.  It had a bunch of small problems (exhaust leak, head gasket leak, carb not set up right, etc.)  I should get it back this week, hopefully running a lot better.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 67vertman on February 23, 2009 - 11:11:10 PM
Since I just got my car today (Monday 2-23-09), I will be looking for the Broadcast sheet, sorting through everything they placed inside the car and cataloging all the parts.

However, this is only the first weekend of many.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Bearcuda on March 02, 2009 - 01:35:51 PM
Will still be doing nothing at all with it for now. Still in winter cocoon.
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Post by: RabidScott on March 02, 2009 - 02:51:11 PM
http://www.waywardgarage.com/LocalStuff/Cruise022809/Cruise.html (http://www.waywardgarage.com/LocalStuff/Cruise022809/Cruise.html)

(http://www.waywardgarage.com/LocalStuff/Cruise022809/08.JPG)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sleepychallenger on March 03, 2009 - 06:50:54 AM
i think i might finally get my intake ready to send out for machining. other than that, she is getting put away for a couple days so i can go to alaska on sunday.
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Post by: Moparal on March 03, 2009 - 09:42:00 AM
You going to see Barry?
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Post by: sleepychallenger on March 03, 2009 - 10:06:52 AM
not unless he wants to drive down to anchorage. i have a planning conference to attend
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Post by: Bearcuda on March 04, 2009 - 10:44:42 PM
[url]http://www.waywardgarage.com/LocalStuff/Cruise022809/Cruise.html[/url] ([url]http://www.waywardgarage.com/LocalStuff/Cruise022809/Cruise.html[/url])

([url]http://www.waywardgarage.com/LocalStuff/Cruise022809/08.JPG[/url])



Very cool bro. I love all the shots and love your Chally and the Firebirds. I'll have to organize a cruise with some of my buds now. Thanks or the pics.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 67vertman on March 05, 2009 - 12:06:09 AM
Hopefully, if all goes as planed, I will be doing a compression test on my 318. It hasn't been turned over in six years, so first I have to make sure it's not frozen up. I have already pulled the spark plugs and poured some Marvel Mystery Oil (about one once each) into each cylinder.  And Friday I will turn it over by hand, to make sure it will turn over, and then change the oil, oil filter, charge the battery and prime the oil pump.  Then Saturday comes the true test……will she start.  Keep your fingers crossed, I know mine will be.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: troutstreamnm on March 05, 2009 - 09:49:58 AM
I've got to pull my door panels to fix window rattles and lube the mechanism.  The passenger side is getting pretty noisy so something has come loose.  :dunno:  If the weather is good, maybe some early Spring cleaning  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: ladman on March 05, 2009 - 11:19:40 AM
Supposed to be mid 70's here in Charlotte on Saturday.  Rotate the rear tires and start the "spring cleaning".
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Post by: Oldschool on March 05, 2009 - 11:39:37 AM
I should have all parts needed to start putting the Beast Hemi back together this weekend. I hope to have the bottom end finished up this weekend.....     :jumping:      :cheers:   
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: widing'cuda on March 05, 2009 - 12:29:33 PM
Just installed the dash in the 'cuda. That I have restored this winter
(http://cuda.widing.biz/img/pic/dash3.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: back n black on March 08, 2009 - 12:08:12 PM
Finally got to drive the Challenger a bit.  Moved it out of storage Friday and admired it all day saturday.  Then I took it for a spin in the evening...Winter Sucked!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 73Chally on March 08, 2009 - 12:25:26 PM
Pulling off my front sway bar to replace brackets and clean it up.  Of course one of the end links snapped so I also got to take it for a drive to O'Reillys for new links and bushings.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 67vertman on March 08, 2009 - 01:46:31 PM
Hopefully, if all goes as planed, I will be doing a compression test on my 318. It hasn't been turned over in six years, so first I have to make sure it's not frozen up. I have already pulled the spark plugs and poured some Marvel Mystery Oil (about one once each) into each cylinder.  And Friday I will turn it over by hand, to make sure it will turn over, and then change the oil, oil filter, charge the battery and prime the oil pump.  Then Saturday comes the true test……will she start.  Keep your fingers crossed, I know mine will be.

Well, it took a little longer than expected, and I had to wait for my daughter to be there whe I tried, BUT SHE STARTED AND RAN FINE! :bananasmi  :woo:  :bananasmi  :woo:

She smoked for a while and she backfires a little but her heart is beating.

I am SOOOOOOO stoked.  :droolingbounce:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on March 08, 2009 - 03:08:09 PM
A few things today

Washed the car
put on some drip rail chrome
Putting on a bb tq equalizer shaft
moving speedo cable to correct location
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: quapman on March 08, 2009 - 04:51:20 PM
Sweet blue dash!

I worked on some rust on the top sides of the doors. Sanded, anti-rust prepped, primed. Took out the seats, vacuumed rear carpet, took front carpet out and gave it a thorough rinsing to get all the anti-freeze out. Leaky heater core made it a soggy mess. Was quite pleased to find rust-FREE floors!

Hopefully, Grancoupe will come next weekend to weld some inner fender patches (hood hinge area).

It helps when it's 84 degrees outside!   :woo:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Oldschool on March 08, 2009 - 06:37:14 PM
This weekends accomplishments:

Got the pistons back from the machinist -- (balancing job)
Got the ring end gaps set and rings on pistons.
Got # 6 installed and torqued to crankshaft.
Not happy with #8 rod bearing, so a new one is on the way.
Installed passenge side head, complete -- all torqued down.
Also ordered a set of spark plug tube "O" rings.


Next weekends agenda:


Install # 8 to crank and button up bottom end.  -- (oil pan, windage tray, drag link and tie rod ends)
Install rocker gear on engine and set valves.
Install intake and carbs.

One more weekend left before the first cruise in.  That is when I will hook up the header and exhaust, add fluids, double check everything and light her off.  Then plenty of clean up before the first show.....     :2thumbs:   
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on March 08, 2009 - 07:20:23 PM
I took mine out for the first time in two months. Salty roads be darned.   :eek4:  It's amazing once you get back in your car and get into it, how much you enjoy it all over again. The bonus was getting a couple of thumbs up...I just wish they weren't always from men.   :1zhelp:


  Mike
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on March 08, 2009 - 07:39:24 PM
Mek, pm me your phone number, I want to ask you something
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: hemiken on March 09, 2009 - 09:00:43 PM
This weekends accomplishments:

Got the pistons back from the machinist -- (balancing job)
Got the ring end gaps set and rings on pistons.
Got # 6 installed and torqued to crankshaft.
Not happy with #8 rod bearing, so a new one is on the way.
Installed passenge side head, complete -- all torqued down.
Also ordered a set of spark plug tube "O" rings.


Next weekends agenda:


Install # 8 to crank and button up bottom end.  -- (oil pan, windage tray, drag link and tie rod ends)
Install rocker gear on engine and set valves.
Install intake and carbs.

One more weekend left before the first cruise in.  That is when I will hook up the header and exhaust, add fluids, double check everything and light her off.  Then plenty of clean up before the first show.....     :2thumbs:
Hey Ken, i noticed you forgot to add to your list of things to do was take :picture: 's buddy :bigsmile: remember me :smilielol: :2thumbs: intake ones please.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: thenuke1 on March 10, 2009 - 02:16:48 AM
i usto ONLY drive my 71 challenger on the weekends since i worked 5 miles away from my house and every 3 days id pump 20 bucks to fill up the gas tank (my gas gauge doesnt work) no i work 2 miles from home and ive been driving my car to and from work everyday for a month and every 3 days i pump 10 bucks .... AWESOME !!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Oldschool on March 10, 2009 - 07:29:24 PM
Hey Ken, i noticed you forgot to add to your list of things to do was take :picture: 's buddy :bigsmile: remember me :smilielol: :2thumbs: intake ones please.



Patience Ken...   :nono:  It has only been 5 months or so....     :smilielol:    :smilielol:    :roflsmiley:   

I have not forgotten about my pics to you.  It will be done before the intake goes on the engine.....      :cheers:   
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: hemiken on March 10, 2009 - 10:20:02 PM


Patience Ken...   :nono:  It has only been 5 months or so....     :smilielol:    :smilielol:    :roflsmiley:   

I have not forgotten about my pics to you.  It will be done before the intake goes on the engine.....      :cheers:   
I understand Ken........ ::) :lol2: i should have waited a little longer , i see that now :rofl: :dogpile:

When you get the chance old mate :2thumbs:
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Post by: bb71challenger on March 10, 2009 - 11:46:27 PM
What I get to do this weekend is pack more stuff into my restoration room. The restored rallye cluster, new bezel, new Challenger specific door handles, body bolt kit and body bumper kit should all be here by the end of the week.   :woo:
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Post by: 72bluNblu on March 14, 2009 - 07:41:56 PM
Finally installed my 3/8" stainless steel fuel line from inlinetube. Fit great, no problems, pretty easy installation really. Found a section of the old fuel line that was pretty much crimped off :eek4:. Also installed a fuel pressure gauge because I had previously thought the fuel pump was headed south. Turns out it was the line! 4.5 psi at idle using the old line :o, up to 6 psi at idle with the new one. Still have to drive it and put it under load to be sure, since wide open uphill was really the only time I had issues with it, but I think this was definitely the issue.  :grinyes:
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Post by: sleepychallenger on March 14, 2009 - 08:11:45 PM
 :woo: finally got that Eddy TM6 bolted on so i can make templates for Stroker to cut off of. Only took me a couple months. those middle four bolts are a BI**H on that thing.   :roflsmiley:
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Post by: Oldschool on March 14, 2009 - 08:43:37 PM
Well, I was chasing parts a good portion of the day....    :hyper:  But, I was still able to get the bottom end buttoned up.  I still have tomorrow, so I am going to try and get the front steering linkage hooked back up. I might also attempt that  :swear:    :stomp:     :pullinghair:    :banghead:  header hook-up.  If I get that conquered, I will install the rocker gear and set the valves.  That only leaves the intake and carb installation next weekend.  I hope it goes as planned....    :bigshades:   
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Post by: Topcat on March 15, 2009 - 12:42:43 AM
Getting my steering box stripped of powder coating. Back to the original cast look. Flash casting smoothed for a cleaner look. Then send it out to Steer N Gear for a firm feel upgrade and re-build.
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Post by: bb71challenger on March 15, 2009 - 02:14:18 AM
Hey, I was taking pics of my car with fresh tint on it  :woo: 
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Post by: 71bigblock on March 15, 2009 - 09:11:03 AM
Man Brett does that look good.   :ylsuper: :bananasmi

I toyed around with the idea of going over and getting mine off the stands and started today.  Supposed to be low 50's.   :clueless:
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Post by: rallye5.7 on March 22, 2009 - 02:22:03 PM
Went to the body shop today and went over some of the details before the paint goes on. I was given a list of items to take care of and supplies needed.
Should be seeing some color next week. I'm spending the rest of the day chasing another project.
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Post by: sleepychallenger on March 22, 2009 - 02:26:36 PM
what are all the holes in the fender?
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Post by: 67vertman on March 22, 2009 - 02:41:39 PM
what are all the holes in the fender?

Side scoops...it is a Challenger.... :poopoke:
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Post by: 71ChallengerSE on March 22, 2009 - 08:11:08 PM
Removed some undercoating with a torch  :faint:
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Post by: bb71challenger on March 22, 2009 - 08:12:48 PM
I actually put my hands on my car today and brought it home.   :bigsmile: 
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Post by: 67vertman on March 22, 2009 - 08:41:24 PM
Rebuilt the carb and replaced all the vacuum lines.   :2thumbs:
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Post by: brads70 on March 22, 2009 - 10:33:16 PM
Put on my new T/A hood, now it's loking good! Paint next!
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Post by: DMZ73 on March 22, 2009 - 11:25:50 PM
Ordering parts off Ebay, and making a huge ridiculous order list for YO. :clueless: :popcorn: :ebay: :clapping: :woo:

Other than that....Just staring..... :bigsmile:

Been doing bodywork for 2 years. It's time to get her rollin'

Dan
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Post by: bb71challenger on March 22, 2009 - 11:28:35 PM
Not quite in the garage but definitely getting closer. Just hope it does not hail tonight lol.
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Post by: Oldschool on March 23, 2009 - 08:45:00 AM
The Beast is back on the road again...    :woo:   I still need to do a few minor tuning tweaks, but overall I am done.  I still need to give it a good cleaning.  5 months of sitting and working on it sure gets it dirty......
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Post by: hemiken on March 23, 2009 - 08:46:07 AM
The Beast is back on the road again...    :woo:   I still need to do a few minor tuning tweaks, but overall I am done.  I still need to give it a good cleaning.  5 months of sitting and working on it sure gets it dirty......
Good going Ken :burnout: :popcorn: :cooldancing: :2thumbs: :jumping: :bananasmi :bigshades: :cheers:
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Post by: 426HEMI on March 23, 2009 - 08:58:45 AM
Glad you got it going again Ken!   About all I did was dream of getting started on my car.
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Post by: Daves74chally on April 04, 2009 - 09:57:27 PM
Well tomorrow I am putting plates on the challenger and driving her for the first time on the road since the engine build. Im excited
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Post by: brads70 on April 04, 2009 - 10:09:16 PM
Well I'm replacing the rear springs and swapping out the 7 1/4 for a 8 3/4 , then adding torque boxes.   Then the front end, replace the k-frame,torsion bars, headers, rad to start with, then.....
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Post by: 70burntorangeT/A on April 05, 2009 - 12:47:36 AM
took it out today for a 30 mile drive, gonna drive it to church tomorrow morning
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Post by: basement on April 05, 2009 - 09:20:57 AM
Check out my post here, 'first real drive of the year' cause that's what I did, yo!
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Post by: sleepychallenger on April 05, 2009 - 10:11:23 AM
well, lets see. from Friday on, I put my sons car seat in the back and me my wife and son took it to a car show down town. then went to outback as a treat, then yesterday we took it to the grocery store, and today who knows. but she has been getting a lot of attention. My son loves riding in it but has to streach to see over that 6 pak hood.   :bigshades:
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Post by: MJS73 on April 05, 2009 - 10:22:19 AM
Took my sons to my older son's practice baseball game in it yesterday (Saturday) and for some shakedown driving after new rear end and Gear Vendors overdrive installation and rear disc brake conversion. Rain today, so I get to finish the bookcase I'm building for my wife.

Mike
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on April 05, 2009 - 11:00:36 AM
Stopped by my buddy's shop yesterday... (thats a start!) He was scatchin' on his 70 RR and we talked about sub connectn' NIIKKI. I guess thats something!!  :faint:
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Post by: wally426ci on April 06, 2009 - 05:18:33 PM
Need to pull the Tac out of mine. I successfully dented my nice shiny vintage front license plate yesterday.  :bricks1: Its gotten more damaged sitting in the garage this past year than the whole 7 yrs its been on the road.  :villagers:
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Post by: cudadave72 on April 06, 2009 - 05:57:41 PM
Need to pull the Tac out of mine. I successfully dented my nice shiny vintage front license plate yesterday.  :bricks1: Its gotten more damaged sitting in the garage this past year than the whole 7 yrs its been on the road.  :villagers:

Thats the way it always seems to go!!! :bricks1:
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Post by: Super Blue 72 on April 06, 2009 - 11:30:10 PM
Was going to just air it out while I took the snow tires off the daily driver since it was a nice day.  Didn't realize the battery was hooked up and the dome light was on for like an hour or more on a 6 year old battery and the car hasn't been started in 6+ months.  Gave a crank and it still had life in the battery, a couple seconds more and the engine breathed to life.

I just sat and listened to the exhaust.  :)
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Post by: 72bluNblu on April 07, 2009 - 01:17:14 AM
Spent some of today adjusting my CAP UCA's after my alignment last week. Guess they didn't come set up to "standard" as advertised. But I think I got it all figured out, back to get the alignment finished tomorrow!
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Post by: sleepychallenger on April 07, 2009 - 08:55:58 AM
Getting her ready for a 3 week sit. on my way back to Alaska so she is gonna sit for 3 weeks.  :violin:
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Post by: challeng61 on April 07, 2009 - 10:36:08 AM
Stripping the paint on the 70 and working on wiring on the 73 and getting it started :jumping:. Then trading places so I can get the 70 up on blocks to finish the stripping and remove the frontend k frame for rebuild.
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Post by: DMZ73 on April 08, 2009 - 11:25:23 PM
 :wavingflag:waiting on a really big order from yearone.
If it's nice, I might be priming and painting parts or starting some really intense prepwork!
I might even start to get the e-brake cable hooked up again.
More to come.
Dan
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Post by: widing'cuda on April 09, 2009 - 07:40:47 AM
Re-installed the steering column in the 'cuda. So soon I'm ready to take it out of hibernation  :bigsmile:
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Post by: the_engineers on April 09, 2009 - 09:06:38 AM
Must be "steering column" weekend...I'm doing the same thing.
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Post by: 72hemi on April 09, 2009 - 09:26:18 AM
My Dad (who is absolutely awesome) is swapping out the transmission for me on my Challenger this weekend up in Redding so that when I get up there next Wednesday I will be able to take it to Kool April Nites. I just hope this new one I bought doesn't give me any problems (keep your fingers crossed). It looks like I cut a seal on the one that is in there now when i did the rebuild.
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Post by: BadJoey on April 10, 2009 - 07:45:51 AM
I currently work at a bus manufacturing plant . One of the guys from the paint shop is coming over to give me a price on finishing the body work then painting my Challenger . I'll be putting on all the chrome including the bumpers . I have most of the body work done already .(very little needed). Things are getting exciting now and I can't hardly wait . :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Post by: BoughtItNew on April 10, 2009 - 09:31:19 AM
Plan A: Clean up the spaghetti under the hood.

Plan B: Plan A plus clean the rear axle, paint and rework the rear springs with some super stock stuff.
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Post by: plumcrazy704406 on April 10, 2009 - 04:43:48 PM
 :2thumbs:

got her out today! first time since sept.07! fixed a couple of minor carb leaks (those da*m holleys), checked her over, fired her up (right away) and took her out of hibernation. Man I have missed her!

 :canada:
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Post by: 70burntorangeT/A on April 10, 2009 - 06:59:27 PM
Putting on the T/A stripes i just recieved from ChallengerGary  :2thumbs:
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Post by: 69bronzeT5 on April 10, 2009 - 07:31:14 PM
Since I don't have an E body...I'm gonna check out the body work my grandpa did on my Duster, put the new starter in, throw the seats back in and go drive hopefully.
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Post by: bordin34 on April 10, 2009 - 07:40:30 PM
Today I changed the gear oil in the rear, found the cause of my non-working blower motor (a fuse), fixed the heat selector thingy, and cleaned my air filter.
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Post by: BadJoey on April 12, 2009 - 08:24:18 AM
I currently work at a bus manufacturing plant . One of the guys from the paint shop is coming over to give me a price on finishing the body work then painting my Challenger . I'll be putting on all the chrome including the bumpers . I have most of the body work done already .(very little needed). Things are getting exciting now and I can't hardly wait . :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

Well I'm looking at 2 grand total . That's about what I was thinking for base clear coat job . It should go in around the end of the month then 2 weeks . Then I put all the chrome goodies on and look out . :burnout: :burnout:
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Post by: moparclown on April 12, 2009 - 08:53:50 AM
Not an e-body,but I stripped the rust off of the roof on the IrocR/T(crap primer and paint from the factory)and painted it yesterday and tried to get it to stay warm enough in my garage to get the paint to set.This is Spring?got down to 28 last night.This was a temp fix till I can afford to strip the whole car and paint.
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Post by: bentpshrods on April 12, 2009 - 10:44:09 AM
  Got the garage all cleaned up from the usual winter clutter. Started block sanding the primer I put on last fall. Hope to have it in paint in a couple of months.
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Post by: 71bigblock on April 14, 2009 - 01:16:23 PM
Last weekend I took it to church saturday night to help get ready for Easter.  The alternator bearing sounded a little more dry than normal.  Drove it to church Sunday, sounded pretty bad.   :eek7:

I took the entire thing apart, let the housings sit in acid, they cleaned right up.  Brushes and bearings were ordered and are in today, I have to go get them.  I'm going to change the oil, too.  I didnt change it all last year.   :eek7:

This was the first weekend I really drove it any amount of distance, was fun.   :bananasmi
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Post by: 426HEMI on April 14, 2009 - 01:55:05 PM
I hope to get my car up here this week and hope I can start taking it apart and changing out panels soon.  Going to be so cool to get started on it. 
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Post by: 72bluNblu on April 15, 2009 - 01:52:28 PM
Finally got my alignment finished! The adjustable UCA's made for a couple trips back and forth, but its all good now. -.7* camber, +4.0 on the caster, life is good.  :2thumbs: And if anyone is in the Sacramento area and needs an alignment I know a good place to go now! Its a Les Schwab, but the manager/alignment guy is very cool and spent the time to not only get things right but get them the way I wanted it too. Send me a PM and I'll send the info.

Now I just need to get rid of the power steering box! That 20:1 gear I bought and my manual housing should make things right, getting really tired of the zero road feedback stock power box.

But the steering box will have to wait, got to see if I can get a tune up done so I can drive the car down to Spring Fling!  ;D Its getting close, but I really want to go!  8)
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Post by: BoughtItNew on April 15, 2009 - 07:00:10 PM
Well, I got half the spring part done last weekend.  Having trouble finding longer U-bolts round these parts!
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Post by: 67vertman on April 15, 2009 - 08:16:17 PM
I will be putting on my new carburetor and updating my distributor from points to pointless.   :working:

Also, I will be getting it smoged so I can drive it legally on the street.  :jumping:

She has been off the road for six years, so I am looking forward to have her raod worthy again.
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Post by: Moparal on April 15, 2009 - 08:27:06 PM
Im atempting to install my road lamp harnesses and having a snubber welded on my dana and installing 410 gears. When it comes back saturday morning, I am installing the rebuilt switches slotts did for me
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Post by: Bearcuda on April 15, 2009 - 10:54:38 PM
Finally attempted the front bumper relocation on my 73 Cuda. It wasn't as straight forward on my car as I had hoped. I had to slot and reslot the holes multiples times before I could get the bumper anywhere close to where I wanted it. It's still not tucked in as much as I would like, but as much as this car will allow. Oh well, looks better than it did with the filler piece.
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Post by: troutstreamnm on April 15, 2009 - 11:03:52 PM
Taking my Challenger to a big Show & Shine at a Dodge dealership here in Albuquerque on Saturday.  Weather looks good and it will be the first chance to show off my toy this year.  :bananasmi
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Post by: bb71challenger on April 15, 2009 - 11:17:39 PM
Which dealership?  The one on Coors?
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Post by: troutstreamnm on April 16, 2009 - 10:31:18 PM
Yes, that's Melloy Dodge on Coors, 11:00am -3:00pm Saturday.  We'll be parked on the grass out front right along Coors.  Looking forward to getting the E-body out and seeing some old friends.  :cheers:
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Post by: bb71challenger on April 16, 2009 - 10:38:01 PM
Cool. I went to a show there last year. It had a lot of cool cars and I got to sit in the new Challenger for the first time. I think it was last summer. Maybe I can bring my car up some day. On a positive note, I did trial fit a fender a few days ago lol. I know its not much but its something.
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Post by: 70burntorangeT/A on April 16, 2009 - 10:52:28 PM
Installing sun visors and figgureing out why my light bar has no power going to it
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on April 16, 2009 - 11:01:20 PM
Finally warming up this week! Hope to get out in the garage on saturday! Get moving on the interior updates. Going to the spring MOPAR swap meet on sunday! Supposed to rain tho....  :banghead:
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Post by: LAA66 on April 16, 2009 - 11:31:45 PM
 Got my new rear sway bar cleaned up and mounted............ On The Wall !!

  My Over-axle exhaust is in the way so now planning which route to go for the install.  :walkaway:
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Post by: wally426ci on April 17, 2009 - 08:09:55 AM
actually working on mine!!

Percy header gaskets
90* oil filter adapter
unhook tac
metal core valve cover gaskets
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Post by: back n black on April 17, 2009 - 08:48:53 AM
Driving mine after I get the yard mowed...
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on April 17, 2009 - 05:45:36 PM
I might get mine out. It depends on how I feel.  :dunno:
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Post by: BoughtItNew on April 17, 2009 - 06:07:40 PM
Headed out right now to drop the axle back on the modified rear springs.

I swear I'm going to digest that underhood spaghetti this weekend cuz everything else is ready to go!

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/2009%20Cuda%20Fresh/DSC09335.jpg)
Axle came out, pulled the center section and readjusted the backlash a bit.

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/2009%20Cuda%20Fresh/StockSpring.jpg)
Original spring

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/2009%20Cuda%20Fresh/ModifiedSpring.jpg)
With the super stock leaves added.  Still need to clamp the front.
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Post by: hemiken on April 17, 2009 - 06:15:35 PM
I might get mine out. It depends on how I feel.  :dunno:
:bigsmile: i hope you feel better Jackie, would like to see pictures of you doing :burnout: :woo: and some show stuff :picture: 's fingers crossed for your well being :angelwings:
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Post by: inot2old on April 17, 2009 - 07:18:04 PM
I just washed my Barracuda, getting it ready for its first cruise-in of the season tomorrow  :woohoo:
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Post by: usraptr on April 17, 2009 - 08:04:48 PM
Absolutely nothing!!! :pullinghair: :pullinghair:  I'm helping my youngest son move into his first apartment!! :bananasmi
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Post by: BoughtItNew on April 17, 2009 - 09:58:50 PM
Absolutely nothing!!! :pullinghair: :pullinghair:  I'm helping my youngest son move into his first apartment!! :bananasmi


Ahhh, the passage into manhood...

And dad gets a den!
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Post by: 340Challman on April 18, 2009 - 09:32:49 AM
 :swear: :banghead:

I'll be un-burying mine from a foot of snow. :scared:  I moved it out of the garage to construct some box beams for a house I'm finishing and this storm swooped in before I could get the garage all cleaned back up. :stomp:

This winter is really rubbing me the wrong way.
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Post by: Moparal on April 18, 2009 - 12:22:13 PM
I got my 410's installed in my dana 60 and the pinion snubber to. Think I'll go for a ride today before I put it up for a month to go out of town tomorrow :burnout:
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Post by: BoughtItNew on April 18, 2009 - 03:16:11 PM
Just finished the rear axle re-install, engine bay clean up and replaced the out of date driver harness. 

Came in for some tube steaks for lunch and am headed back out to slide in the tranny next.

Goal: Drive next weekend!
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Post by: 67vertman on April 18, 2009 - 03:35:11 PM
I put on the new carb and checked the firing order, #2 and 4 where reversed  :bricks1:.  Now she runs sweet, no more missfire.  :jumping:

Came in for lunch, and next is to install the pointless ignition and reset the timming and idle speeds.
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Post by: BadJoey on April 18, 2009 - 03:40:23 PM
Just trailer my Challenger into town to get it aligned . :2thumbs:
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Post by: BoughtItNew on April 18, 2009 - 05:08:52 PM
Trannie is in.

Next: Engine
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Post by: Daves74chally on April 18, 2009 - 08:40:11 PM
Fixed the car, the idiot I let put the new converter in never torqued the converter bolts. Got them torqued and thread locked. Tmw going to clean her inside and out, waxing, polishing. Driving back to school. Wednesday im taking her to the strip :burnout:
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Post by: moparclown on April 18, 2009 - 08:44:34 PM
I painted the roof and hatch last weekend,got my airbrush out for the first time in two years and warmed up a set of louvers :bigshades:
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 18, 2009 - 08:47:04 PM
hopefully next weekend i'll be driving mine! 1st time in about 5 months!!  :cooldancing: :cooldancing: :cooldancing: :jumping: :jumping:
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Post by: rallye5.7 on April 19, 2009 - 07:20:14 AM
Going to install the steering box and column this morning so we can move it into the paint booth. Should be in color by the end of the week.
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Post by: BadJoey on April 19, 2009 - 08:51:47 AM
Going to order my vanity license plates Monday .    BAD JOEY   :burnout:
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Post by: quapman on April 19, 2009 - 03:28:20 PM
I'm D.A.ing the roof of the 73.  :eek4:
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Post by: 69bronzeT5 on April 19, 2009 - 03:55:55 PM
Since I don't have an E body...I'm gonna check out the body work my grandpa did on my Duster, put the new starter in, throw the seats back in and go drive hopefully.

Well...I got the starter out finally...and did a bit of body work help on it. But the drive didn't happen :grinno:
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Post by: rallye5.7 on April 21, 2009 - 03:43:15 PM
It's in color!
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Post by: 72hemi on April 21, 2009 - 03:51:26 PM
Looks hot! When do we get more pictures, especially outside in the sun.  :cooldancing:
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Post by: 70burntorangeT/A on April 21, 2009 - 04:55:49 PM
It's in color!


Is your car in the members restoration section???
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Post by: moparmaniac59 on April 21, 2009 - 08:31:06 PM
I must be stupid. It's warm. It's Spring and I'm pulling my motor. I hope to have the engine bay painted, new 543 stroker motor in and running by the first part of June maybe the end of May!! The setback was stinking 440 Source recalling my hyd roller lifters. Got my new Comp Cams hyd roller lifters. They are .030" taller than the 440 source. Talked to my engine builder. One turn on my adjustable rockers is about .055". So 1/2 a turn should do it and I'll be OK. No need for new pushrods thank goodness!! Looks like I may have some dyno results in mid May!! :woo:

                                                 Matt B.
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Post by: 70burntorangeT/A on April 21, 2009 - 08:40:59 PM
This week im finishing it up, installing new console woodgrain, installing A/C vents, and puttin on my mirror. taking it to a st. judes benifit car show on saturday
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Post by: 67vertman on April 21, 2009 - 08:48:27 PM
I am putting in a new fuel pump and a coil, which I broke   :bricks1: installing the pointless ignition. It cracked at the positive side post and the fluid leaked out.
I will also be trying to figure out why it is stalling while shifting.
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Post by: Mentally Challenged on April 22, 2009 - 12:00:46 AM
I am pulling the engine/transmission, bot front and rear windows. Getting ready to do body work. Gonna be a busy weekend, it is supposed to be nice here in Ohio this weekend. FINALLY 8)
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Post by: Mentally Challenged on April 24, 2009 - 12:38:13 AM
Well it isnt the weekend yet, but today I did pull my engine and transmission. I managed to crack the windshield trying to take it out. No big deal, since I was going to replace it anyway. Tommorrow I am doing the rear window, gas tank, and steering column. If I have enough time I will do more. Found out today, the previous owner had a fascination with zip ties. :eek7: I bet I cut 100 of them today. He was definitely a butcher.
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Post by: wally426ci on April 24, 2009 - 05:51:29 PM
Today i put my Percy Header Gaskets on, also used some metal epoxy stuff to go over top the econo port holes.

I also stuck the 90* oil filter adapter on. now i need to get a new oil fliter, pull the wire off of my tach and ride.  :burnout:
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Post by: rallye5.7 on April 24, 2009 - 08:41:54 PM
Well we rolled it out of the booth today into the sun for the first time , attached the door handles and put in the side glass. Tomorrow I'll take care of a couple small details and get ready to bring it home Tuesday.
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Post by: bb71challenger on April 24, 2009 - 10:16:51 PM
Have been trial fitting the fenders and front valance. Spaced out the front valance but he still has a good quart of paint mixed from the original mix. Now its time to take it apart, put on the spash guards and fenders for good. I did put the hood latch support in tonight too. I still have pieces parts to take to the painter. Mirrors, hood inserts, data plate, front valance and a hood hinge. The hinge got blasted but missed the etching primer for some reason so its got surface rust. Gonna blast it again and prime it.
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Post by: Mentally Challenged on April 24, 2009 - 11:13:08 PM
Well we rolled it out of the booth today into the sun for the first time , attached the door handles and put in the side glass. Tomorrow I'll take care of a couple small details and get ready to bring it home Tuesday.
Looking good
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Post by: bb71challenger on April 24, 2009 - 11:15:19 PM
Looking good


 :iagree:  I love the metallic blues. My favorite is '69 Q5 with a white gut   :drool:
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Post by: 70burntorangeT/A on April 24, 2009 - 11:56:39 PM
Just spent 4 hours detailing her for the car show tomorrow.
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Post by: kingtroll on April 26, 2009 - 07:22:09 AM
I went to a local car cruise in. Here are a couple of pics......(not all mopars)
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Post by: moparclown on April 26, 2009 - 07:57:00 AM
I put my e-body up for sale(local)
nice pics Kingtroll,any of the 70 GTX?
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Post by: kingtroll on April 26, 2009 - 09:46:27 AM
Sharp eye MC I already had pics of that one from other cruise ins so here are a couple.....
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Post by: bb71challenger on April 26, 2009 - 11:16:33 AM
I went out to my dads and paid my parts cars a visit. Pulled a set of splash guards off the 71 to use on my car. Guess I am just a cheap bastard cause I dont see how they should be asking that kind of money for pieces of plastic  :eek4:
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Post by: LAA66 on April 26, 2009 - 11:26:31 AM
 Went for a drive with my stepson yesterday. We had a nice time cuising over to a friends place way out in the country.
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Post by: JayBee on April 26, 2009 - 02:21:11 PM
Put in my new "rt-eng" reconditioned tach. It's hard to see from the picture but from 6500 to 8000 rpm the numbers and marks are a perfect orange. Also put new "Plumbeeper" restored rimblow wheel on.


 
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 26, 2009 - 03:19:02 PM
Waxed it up this morning. I have the oil draining while I do something for lunch. Picked up some Mobil 1 oil filters from wal-mart, they were on clearance for $8 ea ($13 filter). Bought two for my 'Cuda and 2 for my Ranger. I'm debating on clearing them out on the SB oil filter for that price...
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Post by: bb71challenger on April 28, 2009 - 10:28:15 PM
Not the weekend but I managed to mount a fender today. Sucks taking it on and off to get it right when its freshly painted   :pullinghair:
I got a tube of seam sealer from a paint store that was 18 bucks. Well worth it. I went ahead and used the old splash guard, those things are expensive  :scared:
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Post by: brads70 on April 28, 2009 - 10:38:31 PM
I'm fitting a T/A rear spoiler on my buggy! Changing the pinion seal too. Then putting the rear end together .
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Post by: LAA66 on April 28, 2009 - 11:20:27 PM
 Nice looking dash there Jaybee. Really clean. :thumbsup:
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Post by: wally426ci on April 29, 2009 - 09:42:37 AM
figuring out the gauges to avoid a fire.  :villagers:

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Post by: CUDA JAS on April 29, 2009 - 01:40:20 PM
Weel, I hope to refinish my heater controll panel and install my rallye guages this weekend.

Then it is on the new header gaskets (fixing a leak).  I have a buch of little things to do over the next few weeks.

Here is a pic of the guages.

Jas

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Post by: JayBee on April 29, 2009 - 08:44:28 PM
Nice looking dash there Jaybee. Really clean. :thumbsup:

Thanks LAA66, most of it's rt-eng stuff. Woodgrain overlay, clock/tach kits and their solid state limiter in behind. Harley Davidson wrinkle paint on the heater/radio bezels, white out to detail their lettering and my elbow grease polishing the lens.
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Post by: bb71challenger on April 29, 2009 - 10:40:54 PM
Put in my new "rt-eng" reconditioned tach. It's hard to see from the picture but from 6500 to 8000 rpm the numbers and marks are a perfect orange. Also put new "Plumbeeper" restored rimblow wheel on.

I agree with the others, very nice dash!   :2thumbs:
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Post by: Slotts on May 03, 2009 - 05:54:07 PM
Just finished the best part, pealing the tape off.
That's the end of this Mopar weekend.

Slotts
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Post by: 422STROKER on May 03, 2009 - 06:11:13 PM
Checking to see if the wipers still worked.  And they do.

Took the wife out to the Capital Grille last night, parked right up front since the valet wouldn't trust it anywhere else.lol

Went for a nice 50-60 mile cruise today and got a car wash as part of the deal....

The little one helped me clean it up a bit, kept saying "my car, my car".....

Tom
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Post by: hotrod98 on May 03, 2009 - 09:00:51 PM
I like the blacked out grille on your chally.

We're taking two of the cudas up to Mopar in May in Branson, Mo next weekend. It's about a 2 1/2 hour drive through the mountains. Should be fun if it doesn't rain.
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Post by: thenuke1 on May 03, 2009 - 09:14:37 PM
im getting a new fuel sending unit installed ...
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on May 03, 2009 - 09:49:35 PM
Took my girl oput for the first offical romp of 2009!!!  :2thumbs:  :2thumbs:  :burnout:
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Post by: 70burntorangeT/A on May 03, 2009 - 09:56:25 PM
I like the blacked out grille on your chally.

We're taking two of the cudas up to Mopar in May in Branson, Mo next weekend. It's about a 2 1/2 hour drive through the mountains. Should be fun if it doesn't rain.

Where exactly is it at in branson?? i live about 2 hours away, i was planning on taking my car to a show in cassville, MO next weekend, Its only about 30 minutes from branson.
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Post by: brads70 on May 03, 2009 - 10:34:48 PM
Well came home Friday around 3pm and had the motor and tranny out before dinner! I'm cleaning it up for a repaint. Maybe this week I'll change out the K-frame then install the engine with new headers! Can't wait!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: bb71challenger on May 03, 2009 - 11:20:35 PM
Just finished the best part, pealing the tape off.
That's the end of this Mopar weekend.

Slotts

Very nice job Jim.    :2thumbs:   Did you replace the Challenger emblem or just polish the old one? Do you happen to have any pics of a standard 71 tailpanel? I am about to do my grille and tailpanel and would love to see some detailed pics.
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Post by: LAA66 on May 03, 2009 - 11:26:06 PM
 Way cool Tom.  :thumbsup:    My little girl will probably end up with our Challenger also.   :burnout:      Well maybe after 30 something. :scared:
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on May 03, 2009 - 11:51:36 PM
Changed the left rear wheel cylinder on my father-in-laws '76 Warlock. Just so happened to let loose when I drove it to get it "smogged".  :lol: Ah well, semi-easy fix. Shoes looked new, sure enough I had to replace the hardline to the rear diff junction block as well.

Went to the junkyard and snagged a FX4 Ranger gauge cluster to swap out on my Ranger. Nothin' fancy  :grinyes:
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Post by: 422STROKER on May 04, 2009 - 12:03:42 AM
Way cool Tom.  :thumbsup:    My little girl will probably end up with our Challenger also.   :burnout:      Well maybe after 30 something. :scared:


Mine will have to fight her brothers for it.LOL

Tom :bigshades:
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Post by: 72hemi on May 04, 2009 - 12:23:28 AM
Mopar Alley and the local PT Cruiser club went to the Blackhawk car museum in Danville. It rained but that didn't stop some of us from driving our muscle cars.

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Post by: Bullitt- on May 04, 2009 - 06:53:27 PM
Polished my DODGE


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Post by: FJ5_440 on May 04, 2009 - 08:26:31 PM
On Saturday morning my dad and I went out to breakfast with about 35 other local gearheads.  He took the 31 Ford street rod and I took the 70 Cuda.  They all gather on the 1st Saturday of each month.  In the afternoon Myself, my wife, and five year old daughter went to a local car show in the 70 Cuda, and then did our grocery shopping.  It is always interesting to see people watch us pile the groceries into the trunk.  Saturday evening and Sunday morning I ended up finally putting the six pack on the car.  I still need to dial it in a little, but it actually ran great right out of the box.
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Post by: 422STROKER on May 04, 2009 - 09:36:10 PM
Looking good!

Tom :woo:
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Post by: Husker Cuda on May 09, 2009 - 10:34:41 PM
I installed a six barrel as well! 
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on May 09, 2009 - 10:42:57 PM
Cold and rain here this weekend.... so another weekend shot 2 he11!! Thursday & Friday were sunny and 70's   :banghead:  :banghead:  :banghead:
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Post by: barracuda7199 on May 09, 2009 - 10:51:15 PM
wired my relays into my headlights and checked my valve lash. waiting on my new headlight switch. thank you slotts!
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Post by: Chryco Psycho on May 10, 2009 - 01:00:00 AM
Nada , my chall is Mired in the bdoy shop
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Post by: 70burntorangeT/A on May 10, 2009 - 09:01:25 PM
Took mine to a show in Cassville, MO.    I sure wish i could keep my engine compartment as clean as husker cuda and FJ5_440
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Post by: 422STROKER on May 10, 2009 - 09:43:55 PM
Went to small show as well, had some burgers and a good time.

Tom

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Post by: 70burntorangeT/A on May 10, 2009 - 09:59:55 PM
Went to small show as well, had some burgers and a good time.

Tom


lucky you.    By the time i decided i wanted a burger the concession stand was sold out :swear:  :swear:
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Post by: 422STROKER on May 10, 2009 - 10:02:32 PM
lucky you.    By the time i decided i wanted a burger the concession stand was sold out :swear:  :swear:

They also had Chicken Broccoli Ziti, Meatballs, Saugsage, Salad. Soda, water.  The best part it was free!

Tom :smilielol:
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Post by: CUDA JAS on May 13, 2009 - 01:06:17 PM
well this past weekend, i instaled my rallye gauges...finally.

What a pain in the but these are to, man its a tight fit.

still a little left to do as you can see form the pics.

I also mounted some relays and started on the woiring harnesses for my elec fule pump and fan.

This weekend, hopefully finishing everythign up, but it will probably take me a couple more weekends to finish.

Jas
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Post by: 70burntorangeT/A on May 13, 2009 - 06:30:59 PM
They also had Chicken Broccoli Ziti, Meatballs, Saugsage, Salad. Soda, water.  The best part it was free!

Tom :smilielol:


i think a burger at the show was 4 bucks, but it was all for charity.
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on May 14, 2009 - 12:49:11 AM
Hopefully the weather will be nice. And my back feels better. If so I'll get the Chally out and take it to a local show.  :2thumbs:
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Post by: 340Challman on May 14, 2009 - 10:56:41 AM
Going to rebuild the Holley and breath life into her again. :jumping: :burnout:
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Post by: 426HEMI on May 14, 2009 - 11:28:03 AM
I was able to get a few more parts for my car and hope to get started on it some time. 
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Post by: 70burntorangeT/A on May 15, 2009 - 05:58:23 PM
taking it to my graduation
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Post by: brads70 on May 16, 2009 - 11:14:44 AM
taking it to my graduation
Now that's just cool!!!! :2thumbs:
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Post by: brads70 on May 16, 2009 - 11:20:42 AM
Well after drilling the holes for the rear T/A spoiler, after I double checked about a dozen times! :scared: I'm going to mount it up for the last time and assemble the tail lights back in after painting the flat black around the tail lights
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Post by: quapman on May 17, 2009 - 12:17:41 PM
Cleaning, filling, sanding,
Cleaning, filling, sanding,
Cleaning, filling, sanding, priming
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Post by: 70 383 SE on May 17, 2009 - 02:03:26 PM
Just got her home yesterday after a 5 hour drive and she ran perfect. Now it is time to go over her with the perverbiel fine tooth comb.  :bigsmile:     KEN    northern  :canada:
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Post by: torredcuda on May 17, 2009 - 03:08:15 PM
Got a sticker yesterday and realized I only drove 1000 miles on it last year due to gas prices.  :22yikes:  SO...this morning I drove over an hour in the rain to a car show.It turned out OK as it stopped raining for the most part when I got there and the ride home was also mostly dry.At least I got it our and drove it rather than sitting home wishing I was.Turnout was obviuosly only half of the normal car count but there were a few other nice Mopars.Best part is I have a kill story posted from the ride home!  :burnout:
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Post by: BadJoey on May 17, 2009 - 05:03:29 PM
Just put the bumpers, valances, and grille on . Then took it for the first ride on the black top in 25 years . Ran good except for a rattle I have to find .Looked down one time I was doing 55 in third gear . Motor was barley running .  :burnout:
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Post by: sleepychallenger on May 17, 2009 - 07:31:59 PM
i finally put that TM6 intake on with the inch spacer. didnt expect to have to drill a new hole in the carb bracket for the accelorator cable. oh well. what a difference!

THANK YOU SO MUCH STROKER!!
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Post by: Aracer on May 17, 2009 - 07:55:23 PM
Dusting it,,,,,,, Wed. Nite Drags (3:30 PM) are on @ Sonoma CA.  Then Summit's Memorial Day event, 8:00AM.
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Post by: bb71challenger on May 17, 2009 - 09:52:04 PM
This weeked I got rid of the last big piece of my 70 'Cuda. I carried the hood up to my brother in Rio Rancho so he could put it away. I did steal the little Plymouth badge off the right front for a keepsake. The only things I have left of my car is the rallye dash which will go into my Challenger, the hood badge and one of the quarter running lights. I tell myself that the spirit of my departed 'Cuda will live on in my Challenger  :swaying:
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Post by: NoMope Greg on May 18, 2009 - 01:39:29 AM
Didn't trade it away.  Finished painting my steelies, but I still need one replacement tire.  Did a little minor cleaning.  Worked on cleaning out corrosion from the wiper motor and finishing the restoration of same.  Anyone know where I can find fabric-covered wires?  Or can I use standard plastic insulated wiring?
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Post by: hooD on May 23, 2009 - 01:45:36 AM
I'm charging the battery.  It'll be another month before I get it on the road. 
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Post by: hemiken on May 23, 2009 - 01:47:49 AM
I'm charging the battery.  It'll be another month before I get it on the road. 
Hey Hood, sounds as if you need a new battery charger if it takes that long to charge one battery my friend :roflsmiley:
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Post by: widing'cuda on May 23, 2009 - 04:58:50 AM
Had a shop install SSBC powr disc brakes on the 'cuda. So this weekend I'm going to be cruiseing down the roads  :bigsmile:
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Post by: Moparal on May 23, 2009 - 07:27:19 AM
 :roflsmiley:     I took my wife Peggy for a ride friday. I had been gone for over a month.  I started out slow for a few miles and we just talked as I drove. Then I asked her which way was it to town at a stop sign. She said turn left, there was a long 1 mile straight stretch :bigsmile:  Yup-I mashed the gas pedal :bananasmi. Oh you should of seen her trying to find a hand grip above the door glass like on the new cars. Her eyes got big and she was grabbing everything. The side of the seat, the dash, the side of the door. I was shifting at 6500 in 1-2-3 and up to 5 grand in 4th. Then I slowed down and she calmed down.  She said she had never been that fast in her entire life. :lol:   I guess I broke her in right. Cause she went from fear to Good lord that was fun and said she had a blast.  I told her that in a few more months I would take her out again with the new engine that I ordered rods for. (499cube)  After I break in that engine, I am installing a 318 back into my car and putting it all back stock as new.  But for now, this car is a blast to drive.

So I installed my trunk mat, sunvisor tips, jack, trunk latch cover, and other things so far this weekend.
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Post by: CHL2T on May 23, 2009 - 09:19:02 PM
Replaced signal fuse, cleaned bulkhead disconnect, and after firing it up, heard a funny alternator noise, hopped out, looked and found the alternator belt so loose it literally is ready to fall off :smilielol:
No wonder its been cranking slow :roflsmiley:
Heading out to handle it right now :working:
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Post by: moparmaniac59 on May 23, 2009 - 09:51:40 PM
Wow Alan,
You've got a cool wife. If I did that to my wife, she'd give me a tongue lashing I'd never forget!! :swear: I might squall the tires a little and just get the LOOK!! :smilielol:I am putting the engine bay and wiring back together after I had the engine out and engine bay painted. I was supposed to get the motor dyno'd this weekend, but it won't happen till next week. The guy doing it has a $30,000.00 dyno in his garage. I was amazed at the setup!! :drool: He can do a motor up to 1600 HP!! :woo: He builds high dollar inboard boat motors. I hope I can get all my new wiring right. It's coming along slow, but looking good!! :2thumbs:

                                           Matt B.
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Post by: bb71challenger on May 24, 2009 - 12:39:17 AM
LOL that is true! When my wife chose her Yukon we were test driving a new hemi Durango. I realized she was not going for it and decided to warm the tires just a bit. She was mortified! You would have thought I was beating the vehicle with a baseball bat. Same thing when I took her for a ride in my dads Viper, she was not comfortable at all in it. At least I know she is going to leave my Challenger alone when its done lol.
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Post by: CHL2T on May 24, 2009 - 11:25:06 PM
After taking care of the loose belt on the cuda, I have started putting the Challenger interior back together on a seriously LOW budget. First installed some cheap black Home Depot carpet, Pressure washed the door panels and hit em with the ol flat white along with the other misc. dirty headliner trim, put same cheap carpet on package tray, installed tray, panels and console.

Pressure washed green 74 Challenger seats in preparation for the same ol flat white color change.

I'll finish with the interior tomorow and then I can, if it's still early enough, get the engine running. I need to find some coil nuts (go figure) a coil wire, fuel line, install an dirty ol carb, set up remote fuel tank, charge a battery and see if'n it'll run, if it does, add some atf and off I go :burnout:

Now, I know what y'alls thinking, but I am really broke at the moment and don't have the dough for new carpet, door panels or seat covers for the original 70 seats and it's just gonna be a driver anyhow.
I just wanna drive my Challenger again.
The manual steering and transmission on the Cuda are wearing me out :smilielol:

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Post by: 69bronzeT5 on May 26, 2009 - 12:21:10 PM
Well I will be driving my Duster home this weekend from Vancouver. 150 km's total. Hasn't been on the road since 2005. I'm a bit :-\
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Post by: cudasteve72 on May 27, 2009 - 07:03:45 PM
The Upper Midwests largest all mopar show mopars in the park.
http://www.midwestmopars.com/
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Post by: wally426ci on May 28, 2009 - 03:30:43 AM
All-Mopar show at Mason-Dixon this weekend, and i think im taking the car.
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Post by: hemiken on May 28, 2009 - 07:10:14 AM
All-Mopar show at Mason-Dixon this weekend, and i think im taking the car.
:nono: you had better take the camera too Wally, we want :picture: 's please. :bigsmile:
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Post by: 72hemi on May 28, 2009 - 07:47:39 AM
Taking mine to the Good Guys event at Pleasanton. Saturday they have a special parking area for muscle cars. Last year I showed my 70 cuda there.
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Post by: troutstreamnm on May 28, 2009 - 02:05:52 PM
Installing a pair of Edelbrock shocks up front and detailing for a Father's Day All Mopar show in Albuquerque.  :burnout:
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Post by: wally426ci on May 28, 2009 - 02:28:13 PM
Will do Kenneth!!  :woo:
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Post by: hemiken on May 28, 2009 - 05:43:10 PM
 :bananasmi thankyou Wallace :bigsmile:
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Post by: kmyles on May 29, 2009 - 10:13:45 AM
Installing wiringing harnesses, and start prep for interior work!!! :woo:
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Post by: Moparal on May 29, 2009 - 11:02:29 AM
Taking the 440 source 499 stuff down to the machine shop to have it all balanced right now and might go try my car out at the track sat night. Hope I run an 8 in the 1/8th.  I mowed grass till 10 pm last night so I could play all weekend. Been installing a new ceiling in my shop all week and now going to the court house to see about a sales licsense to sell performance parts in the shop.
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on May 29, 2009 - 07:28:42 PM
I'm hoping to do a minor carb adjust, and take a little more of the interior out... but I've been trying to do this for about six weeks now..... lets see... rain...cold....house... family.... work.... you get the idea!  :faint:
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Post by: Relic on May 30, 2009 - 03:03:59 PM
Hopefully sneaking the RT home from across town late at night without incident.
Wish me luck, the cops were out in force last night. :naughty:
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Post by: CHL2T on May 30, 2009 - 03:19:57 PM
This weekend, I am installing a starter relay in the cuda (tired of starting it with a screwdriver), on sunday the gas tank in the Challenger should be cured enough for putting fuel in (sealed it with por15 sealer kit). Will fire it up and see how it runs with the dirty 'ol carb.
Also I am getting the Polara 500 vert back on the road. It runs well but it is bogging when I apply the pedal, could be the other dirty 'ol carb giving me trouble. After running it last night for a while, it was going a little better but still bogging. Today it is running better, still bogging a bit, but maybe running it will work some stuff out. If not, time for a new carb or rebuild :working:
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Post by: 422STROKER on May 30, 2009 - 05:46:05 PM
Went fishing today, probably go again tomorrow.  The little man had a blast pulling in 20 fish in 3.5hrs!

Tom

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/8522/fun011.jpg)
(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/9687/fun012.jpg)
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Post by: DMZ73 on May 31, 2009 - 12:05:02 AM
 :screwy: Strippin' rubberized undercoating.... :puke: :1zhelp:

Strippin' down the K member..... :clueless:

Paintin' the K member.... :drunk:

Buyin shocks, Paintin suspension components. :working:
 :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

I'm nuts. I know. Nut and bolt, piece by piece, this car will live again...Mu Hu Haha ha!

Dan
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Post by: 422STROKER on May 31, 2009 - 08:29:29 AM
Stretching the legs...

Tom :2thumbs:

3.23's in 3rd gear 727 with 26" tires.

http://img531.imageshack.us/my.php?image=coffee0019127968ti0.flv
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on May 31, 2009 - 09:59:40 AM
I'm gonna get out there today... i'm gonna get out there today....i'm gonna get out the today... but now the wife found some flashing hanging under one of the eves on the house....  :banghead: Hope its a quick fix!!!
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Post by: barracuda7199 on May 31, 2009 - 10:09:08 AM
installing a denso alt. this evening and 2 electric fans while ditching the engine driven one.
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Post by: Chlngrcrzy on May 31, 2009 - 12:50:25 PM
Spraying Raptor bed liner on the underside and trunk area.
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Post by: cuda4mm on May 31, 2009 - 01:28:26 PM
i finished the colorsansing and buffed and polished challenger and started re-assembly
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Post by: cudadave72 on May 31, 2009 - 02:16:14 PM
Wife was out so I decided to go for an early afternoon cruise. Went by the car wash to vacuum the Cuda out (too lazy to do it at home) and on to the Sonic Burger joint.
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Post by: quapman on May 31, 2009 - 03:12:44 PM
Stripped everything out of the engine compartment and started painting the 318. Replacing water pump while I'm there.

Thinking of removing the intake to properly clean, maybe bead-blast it. The gaskets look a bit squishy, too.

Tip: Dollar General oven cleaner kicks ass over Gunk engine cleaner!
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Post by: hotrod98 on May 31, 2009 - 03:22:46 PM
Wife was out so I decided to go for an early afternoon cruise. Went by the car wash to vacuum the Cuda out (too lazy to do it at home) and on to the Sonic Burger joint.

I love the way that car sits. I'm gathering parts to build a 70 Barracuda big block ratrod. I hope to get it to sit like your car.
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Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on May 31, 2009 - 03:50:14 PM
Repainted the master cylinder after brake fluid tarnished the old paint after I put on a chrome lid.   :pullinghair:

It took two tries, but I got a chrome top I can live with now.   :jumping:
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Post by: 69bronzeT5 on May 31, 2009 - 06:23:18 PM
I'm outside cleaning the Charger :bananasmi
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Post by: 67vertman on May 31, 2009 - 06:24:58 PM
I purchased a Ralley Gauge set for a future upgrade from the stock gauges  :2thumbs: and started doing some rust removal,   :working: I hate RUST.  :villagers:

Oh yeah, I also ordered the panels, trunk, dutchman, right side trunk exstension, to fix the rust issues and a 4 speed hump, for shiften gears.
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Post by: NoMope Greg on May 31, 2009 - 11:11:27 PM
I pushed mine out of the way so I could work on my son's ATV in preparation for putting it up for sale.  My ATV is next.
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Post by: thenuke1 on June 01, 2009 - 03:28:19 AM
gonna go watch Up with my chick.
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Post by: Relic on June 02, 2009 - 06:22:27 PM
Semester ends this week so Ill be playing with them allllll weekend...and summer. :bananasmi
Last weekends attempt failed because of a stupid security system previously installed on the RT so this time will be take two of bringing it home. :burnout:
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Post by: CUDA JAS on June 12, 2009 - 10:00:39 AM
Well, my plans are to set the timing, dial in the carb and then  :burnout:  :angelwings:

I need to give it a good bath too, maybe even an oil change and a polish. :bigsmile: :working:

 :canada:
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Post by: kmyles on June 12, 2009 - 06:24:59 PM
Nothing for me :( going forced camping
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Post by: DMZ73 on June 12, 2009 - 07:07:26 PM
 :working: :working: :working: :cheers:

Cleaning unsercoating residue, cleaning the firewall, prepping the interior sheetmetal.
Lotsa chemicals, lotsa sweat.
Dan
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Post by: 422STROKER on June 12, 2009 - 08:04:39 PM
Going on the Moparts New England cruise in the AM.

Tom :clapping:
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Post by: moparclown on June 12, 2009 - 10:39:05 PM
I am on a mission to redo the 69 Cuda interior,not bad for 40 year old floors.
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Post by: BadJoey on June 13, 2009 - 08:56:39 AM
Going to get my head lights aimed so I can stay out past dark . :burnout:
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Post by: Bearcuda on June 13, 2009 - 12:54:37 PM
Took the Cudee out for the second time this year to our local cruise in down the road. I won featured car for the evening. Woohoo!  :bananasmi They had me bring the car up to the front and tell everyone a little about it. I got a plaque. For the last cruise in of the season, in September, all previous featured rides winners will compete for the season trophy. Pretty neat.
I had actually won this the first show of the season as well, but my wife and I were eating and didn't know I had won. They gave it to someone else since they couldn't find me.
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Post by: EDGEFIND on June 13, 2009 - 07:06:24 PM
With my neighbor's help I pulled my Dad's old Challenger out into the sunlight for the first time in nearly 20 years and hauled it to it's new home in my garage.
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Post by: quapman on June 13, 2009 - 07:14:33 PM
Finishing up the blue engine paint on the 318, black on the pullies and the K-frame is next. Veryyyyyyyy close to spraying the engine bay!
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Post by: 67vertman on June 13, 2009 - 08:37:37 PM
Went from this....
(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/Picture039.jpg)
A car with A/C, to this........ :ylsuper:
(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/CCEP008.jpg)
A car with no A/C.

It took a lot longer than I expected.  I had to go to two different junk yards to find the right pulley for the front of the harmonic balancer.  And, then one I found was on a van.  Boy, Dodge vans are tight to work on.   :pullinghair:
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Post by: 422STROKER on June 13, 2009 - 10:34:12 PM
Had some fun today!

Tom :burnout:

More pics here.  http://picasaweb.google.com/nmangsen/61309Moparts2009Cruise#5346898850431638146

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Post by: brads70 on June 17, 2009 - 09:42:07 PM
Oh ya !!! That's what I'm talking about!!!!! :2thumbs:  Made me smile looking at your pictures! :smilielol:
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Post by: troutstreamnm on June 18, 2009 - 11:00:47 PM
Both Challengers are in an All Mopar show here in Albuquerque.  The 71 is featured in the showroom of the Dodge dealer where the show will be held  :bananasmi  Pics will be available after the show!
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Post by: CHL2T on June 18, 2009 - 11:30:19 PM
I took my daughter to her 8th grade "prom" in the 'Cuda to make her friends drool, and then went to the local church parking lot to "teach" the wife how to drive it. She did a completley awesome job with the manual steering and transmission, she had it down in a matter of minutes :2thumbs: I even made her park it like at the store so she will know what to expect. I asked her if she wanted to drive it home and she said "not yet" with a smile :clapping:
And to top it all off, she just brought me a dish of the best strawberry shortcake I have ever tasted!!
I love my wife!!!
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Post by: thenuke1 on June 19, 2009 - 04:48:31 AM
i gotta give mine a good wash ... unfortunately we replaced the old shocks with new air shocks and they were a pain so i decided to just use regular ones ... which ment the chally was parked for a few days collecting dust ... maybe ill do it 2morrow
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Post by: barracuda7199 on June 19, 2009 - 12:16:45 PM
absolutely nothing will be done to my cuda. cause i start graveyard tonight at 7pm. we went back to 12hr shifts so ill be working or sleeping until tuesday.
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Post by: BadJoey on June 19, 2009 - 04:39:19 PM
Got home and there was a big box here . So looks like I'll be putting my wheel well moldings on this week end . :cooldancing:
Thanks Roseville Dave ordered Wens night Here Fri night can't beat that . :bigsmile:
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Post by: babyelephant on June 19, 2009 - 05:37:02 PM
Detailing, polishing, waxing. Staring  :cheers:
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Post by: BoughtItNew on June 19, 2009 - 05:59:53 PM
 :working:Pulling the engine out again to fix that confounded oil leak around the oil pan!
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Post by: bugsydog on June 19, 2009 - 09:55:11 PM
I'm going to take her out and stretch her legs for a while she's been sitting sitting in the garage and i know she's bored
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Post by: kmyles on June 19, 2009 - 11:29:18 PM
Start on the interior.  :clapping: She is starting to come together nicely :bigsmile:...not without the odd hicup here or there :pullinghair:
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Post by: Sean on June 20, 2009 - 12:51:30 AM
Hopefully finish removing the driver side quarter and start on the passenger quarter removal.  Anyone wanna grab their tin snips and come over and help!   :lol:

Sean
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Post by: moparclown on June 20, 2009 - 10:45:17 AM
Need to gather up all of the parts for my 71 Cuda so I can sell it.
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Post by: wally426ci on June 20, 2009 - 10:49:49 AM
in response to Doug, Oh man!  :faint:


Carlisle is coming too quick, and not soon enough! I want it, but I need to paint my fenders before the show. We have a wedding on the 3rd so that pretty much leaves next weekend for sandblasting and painting.

 :hyper:

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Post by: cudadave72 on June 20, 2009 - 11:15:44 AM
Could be over 100 degrees today so I would say its another day in the garage. :banghead:
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Post by: brads70 on June 20, 2009 - 11:19:49 AM
Could be over 100 degrees today so I would say its another day in the garage. :banghead:


Why? :dunno: overheating troubles?   100Deg. sure beats the rain we are getting. I work as a Nascar Tech inspector at a local stock car track, but I guess that's not going to happen tonight?
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Post by: cudadave72 on June 20, 2009 - 05:02:40 PM
Could be over 100 degrees today so I would say its another day in the garage. :banghead:

I lied :grinyes: I talked my wife into letting us take it to the pool. I couldnt relax though, as I sat looking out at the parking lot the entire time making sure my baby was ok!
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Post by: 67vertman on June 20, 2009 - 05:38:15 PM
I put on my Edelbrock 4 barrel manifold and carb today! It sure runs a lot better now.  I need to do some fine tuning, but I ran out of time today.  We have a graduation party to attend and the we are going to a BBQ and baseball game.
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Post by: moparclown on June 20, 2009 - 07:12:54 PM
Need to gather up all of the parts for my 71 Cuda so I can sell it.
Not today :pullinghair:Goddarn rain just won't let me do the work I need to do.
Goodnight sweet chariot(was a great little car but the rust got to her real bad)
Need to finish stripping this one because I have another arriving tomorrow.
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Post by: dutch on June 20, 2009 - 07:58:43 PM
(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff63/candycanesurprise/smileys/itllbuffout.gif)       :eek4:
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Post by: bb71challenger on June 20, 2009 - 08:02:08 PM
I am actually doing something to my car for a change. I am in the process of doing the tailpanel. I will post pics later of the results. Clown, are you really gonna sell your 71? Say it aint so Joe!
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Post by: Bullitt- on June 20, 2009 - 10:45:08 PM
For the second weekend in a row welding 4-small holes put there by the original owner for a trailer hitch...Laying on your back welding overhead is no fun...neither is grinding
    Of course the temp in the 90's isn't helping
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Post by: Topcat on June 20, 2009 - 11:23:19 PM
Not today :pullinghair:Goddarn rain just won't let me do the work I need to do.

Of course the temp in the 90's isn't helping

Sounds like it's unsettled everywhere. Wind blowing crazy here.
Tomorrow I plan to pain the K member...wind is supposeed to be less. I work outside so I have to wait till it is workable out there.
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Post by: brads70 on June 20, 2009 - 11:40:49 PM
I made mounts for the tranny cooler, assembled the driveshaft, and fitted and welded in 3 out of the 4 torque boxes. Hey it's only Saturday night sit have tomorrow to work !
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Post by: LAA66 on June 20, 2009 - 11:47:13 PM
 Perfect weather today. Put in 80 miles and dropped in on an old friend. Talked about our cars mostly. (he owns Chevys). That's OK though, he's just another hot rod enthusiast like me. :wave:
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Post by: sleepychallenger on June 21, 2009 - 02:54:57 PM
took her out to a show last night with my wife, son, and dad. trying to diagnose her problems today
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Post by: Bullitt- on June 21, 2009 - 02:59:38 PM
Sounds like it's unsettled everywhere. Wind blowing crazy here.
Tomorrow I plan to pain the K member...wind is supposeed to be less. I work outside so I have to wait till it is workable out there.

TC, just wish we had a breeze .....Was that a Freudian Slip??? 
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Post by: BadJoey on June 21, 2009 - 05:12:12 PM
Putr on a new Voltage regulator . Problem solved . :cooldancing:
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Post by: 67vertman on June 21, 2009 - 06:11:53 PM
I got my new manifold, Edelbrock Thunder Series 650 CFM carb and air cleaner on.  :2thumbs:

I still need to do some minor adjustments but it runs great and starts really good.

(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/102_1094.jpg)(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/102_1098.jpg)
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Post by: Moparal on June 21, 2009 - 06:52:46 PM
I took my car out Saturday on a 140 mile cruise to a car show/swap meet/drag race.  All mopars.  I enjoyed Watching Changin Gears (GARY) run his car down the track a few times.  He launches on a 4 speed at 6000 rpms. You should hear it :2thumbs: Bought a side mount tunnel ram linkage kit (enderle) for 25 bucks to give to hemiken.  Bought Barry some cool original license plates. And found out my car gets 10 mpg or so at 45 mph :faint:   Well, speedin up and down a little bit on the trip to. But in 98 degree weather, the engine temps stayed between 188 and 200 when ideling at the stop lights or cruisin.  Oil pressure stayed at 45 idle and 70 cruisin.
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Post by: bb71challenger on June 21, 2009 - 07:04:41 PM
I went from a faded tailpanel with missing or badly oxidized reflectors to a nice newly painted one.

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Post by: moparmaniac59 on June 21, 2009 - 08:49:02 PM
That looks awesome!! :2thumbs:



                                               Matt B.
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Post by: brads70 on June 21, 2009 - 08:57:57 PM
 :2thumbs: Good job!
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Post by: sleepychallenger on June 21, 2009 - 09:19:08 PM
I took my car out Saturday on a 140 mile cruise to a car show/swap meet/drag race.  All mopars.  I enjoyed Watching Changin Gears (GARY) run his car down the track a few times.  He launches on a 4 speed at 6000 rpms. You should hear it :2thumbs: Bought a side mount tunnel ram linkage kit (enderle) for 25 bucks to give to hemiken.  Bought Barry some cool original license plates. And found out my car gets 10 mpg or so at 45 mph :faint:   Well, speedin up and down a little bit on the trip to. But in 98 degree weather, the engine temps stayed between 188 and 200 when ideling at the stop lights or cruisin.  Oil pressure stayed at 45 idle and 70 cruisin.
where was that at? 140 miles, sounds like fun. Watermellon festival is next weekend and we are taking the challenger for the 100 mile round trip cruise.
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Post by: moparclown on June 21, 2009 - 09:21:50 PM
That looks fantastic,so does the sun in the pic.I was able to strip out the daytona some between rain showers.
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Post by: bb71challenger on June 21, 2009 - 09:42:32 PM
Thanks guys I am so glad I didnt strip the old argent though. The old argent is what makes it look so good because it has much more texture although the can argent is better than I expected it to be. They even send an extra tip in every can so if one gets clogged there is a spare. I always turn the can upside down and clean the tips out, even the cheap spray can stuff. Clown, are you stripping that car for parts or redoing it?
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Post by: moparclown on June 21, 2009 - 09:59:39 PM
Clown, are you stripping that car for parts or redoing it?
This was one of the hardest decisions I have had to make on my own cars,but its' being stripped out for parts.It's been a New England car all of it's life,rotted out rockers, rear rails and crossmembers,trunk drops and lower quarters(wasn't safe anymore for my little Clowns to ride in)sure was a nice looking car :crying:
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Post by: brads70 on June 21, 2009 - 10:56:09 PM
where was that at? 140 miles, sounds like fun. Watermellon festival is next weekend and we are taking the challenger for the 100 mile round trip cruise.

Hey isn't there a country song about that :smilielol: Watermelon crawl! :roflsmiley:
Is it in Georgia about July.......
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Post by: Topcat on June 21, 2009 - 11:24:42 PM
Today I used my pressure pot blaster on the K member.

It's looking great now after it's first coat of Epoxy primer on it. Mid week I plan to paint it with some Semi gloss black out of my spray gun. All my front end parts are ready now to put together. Rotors show up pretty soon. 

I welded together a stand also to support the K member when I start putting everything on too.
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Post by: BoughtItNew on June 21, 2009 - 11:50:28 PM
That looks awesome!! :2thumbs:



                                               Matt B.

That is the ture meaning of restoration!
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on June 23, 2009 - 07:12:23 PM
Putting in a new water pump, thermostat and getting the radiator repaired.  :faint:
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Post by: hemiken on June 24, 2009 - 07:46:58 AM
Putting in a new water pump, thermostat and getting the radiator repaired.  :faint:
:bananasmi i hope it all goes smoothly for you Jackie :wave: looking forward to hearing that beast of a 318 of yours roar :bigsmile:
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on June 25, 2009 - 12:57:03 AM
:bananasmi i hope it all goes smoothly for you Jackie :wave: looking forward to hearing that beast of a 318 of yours roar :bigsmile:
Thanks, Kenny. He is all fixed now.  :burnout: :burnout:  We took the original  water pump off it. Amazing 38 years that pump lasted. Better then a Honda.  :bigsmile: Plus I bought the Mr Gasket no fail thermostat.  :2thumbs:
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Post by: hemiken on June 25, 2009 - 06:02:37 AM
Thanks, Kenny. He is all fixed now.  :burnout: :burnout:  We took the original  water pump off it. Amazing 38 years that pump lasted. Better then a Honda.  :bigsmile: Plus I bought the Mr Gasket no fail thermostat.  :2thumbs:
Your more than Welcome Jackie :swaying: sounds as if the gremlins have been sorted out in Eddie :bigsmile: it would be so cool to go for a cruise if possible :wave:
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Post by: thenuke1 on June 25, 2009 - 07:25:38 AM
gonna try to do the Stars Drive In thing on friday for the first time ... should be fun
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Post by: DMZ73 on June 25, 2009 - 11:10:57 AM
busting my @ss for engine bay and interior PAINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 :bananasmi :bananasmi :bananasmi :bananasmi :bananasmi :bananasmi :bananasmi :bananasmi

The car will come back some time Wednesday for engine assembly.

Pics to follow....

Dan

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Post by: 72hemi on June 25, 2009 - 11:53:01 AM
Going to the Capital City Mopars show in Rancho Cordova.
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Post by: quapman on June 25, 2009 - 08:47:40 PM
** Fingers crossed **

Painting the engine bay Saturday!   :jumping:
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Post by: bb71challenger on June 25, 2009 - 09:51:55 PM
Thanks, Kenny. He is all fixed now.  :burnout: :burnout:  We took the original  water pump off it. Amazing 38 years that pump lasted. Better then a Honda.  :bigsmile: Plus I bought the Mr Gasket no fail thermostat.  :2thumbs:

I find it funny and neat at the same time that you have named your car with a male name. I guess that is fair given that most men name their cars with ladies names   :2thumbs:
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on June 25, 2009 - 11:33:32 PM
Saturday were gonna try to measure up the sub connnectors!!  :clapping:
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Post by: kmyles on June 26, 2009 - 12:26:15 AM
Nothing for the weekend and through the weekand next weekend!! I will definately be getting withdrawls while I'm away visiting family!!
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Post by: 67vertman on June 26, 2009 - 10:18:34 AM
I will be checking my front brakes, as it has started to pull to the right really hard when I apply the brakes.  I will also be fixing the throttle kickdown lever and dialing in my new carburetor.  I will also be starting on rust removal/bodywork. 
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Post by: BoughtItNew on June 26, 2009 - 02:19:48 PM
Leak free motor going back in once again with the race converter, test drive Sunday and prep for NMCA Joliet Open Comp racing!
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Post by: ChallengerGary on June 26, 2009 - 05:43:50 PM
I'm going to watch the dust collect on my R/T while I;

1) work on my customer's '66 Belvedere  :working:

2)  work on getting my new (to me) truck ready to paint   :cooldancing:

3) drink some Bud Light Lime to combat the ridiculous heat   :cheers: :cheers:
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Post by: NoMope Greg on June 26, 2009 - 07:37:58 PM
I'm going to watch the dust collect on my R/T while I;

1) work on my customer's '66 Belvedere  :working:

2)  work on getting my new (to me) truck ready to paint   :cooldancing:

3) drink some Bud Light Lime to combat the ridiculous heat   :cheers: :cheers:

Uhh...what "new to you truck" is that?   :clueless:  :useless:

About time to update your sig - aren't two of those cars gone now?  :poopoke:
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Post by: 69bronzeT5 on June 26, 2009 - 08:17:00 PM
Taking my Duster to it's first actual car show :2thumbs:
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Post by: Matt on June 27, 2009 - 12:03:22 AM
 :working:...heads came off today(friday)..had a gasket leak... .saturday...new gaskets/lifters/timing chain and gears/valve seals/some mild porting....you know the usual stuff...... :bananasmi.....Matt :canada:
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Post by: arcticmopar on June 27, 2009 - 04:21:40 PM
 Our one and only car show is this weekend...raining now but they promise it wont tomorrow... ::) I'll post some pics later...no really. :rofl:
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Post by: 422STROKER on June 27, 2009 - 05:06:16 PM
Oil change, checking misc things in preparation for a trip to Carlisle in 2weeks. :bananasmi

Tom

Probably adjust the timing, idle mixture screws and toss in a heavy secondary spring to help with fuel mileage.lol
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Post by: ChallengerGary on June 27, 2009 - 07:03:50 PM
Uhh...what "new to you truck" is that?   :clueless:  :useless:

About time to update your sig - aren't two of those cars gone now?  :poopoke:

Updated to sig - thanks for the reminder.  Tried to post pics of the "new to me" truck but the "upload folder is full..."  It's a '92 Ram 150 shortbed, 318, auto, and Ice Cold A/C!  Best of all - not a speck of rust   :bigsmile:
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Post by: BadJoey on June 27, 2009 - 10:18:28 PM
First time in 29 +  years the R/T has a working factory radio in it . Sounds good for a A.M radio .  :bigshades:
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Post by: BoughtItNew on June 27, 2009 - 11:51:22 PM
Engine back in, oil leak fixed, added 1" spacer under carb with swirl inducer grooves and fired it up!  Confirmed, oil leak fixed!  She's also really crisp with that spacer.  Now, if the hood fits...
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Post by: NoMope Greg on June 28, 2009 - 12:16:48 AM
Updated to sig - thanks for the reminder.  Tried to post pics of the "new to me" truck but the "upload folder is full..."  It's a '92 Ram 150 shortbed, 318, auto, and Ice Cold A/C!  Best of all - not a speck of rust   :bigsmile:

Photobucket... :stirpot:  Easy and free.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: BadJoey on June 28, 2009 - 01:50:25 PM
THANK GOD for the fusible link . Put radio in got that working yesterday . This morning I put the after market voltage gauge back in . Well the eyelet from the neg side was touching the poss side  :swear: . Well I didn't realize it till there was a ton of yellow black smoke was coming from under the hood . I turned the key off and checked for damage . I thought for sure it was because of the radio . Turned out to be the gauge . Changed the link and the 2 short wires to the gauge and everything is good . Boy was I scared . :clapping:
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Post by: ChallengerGary on June 28, 2009 - 03:55:47 PM
Photobucket... :stirpot:  Easy and free.  :thumbsup:

Here she is - a '92 shortbox, 5.2, auto, ice cold a/c and NO RUST whatsoever    :bigsmile:
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Post by: Bullitt- on June 28, 2009 - 07:53:31 PM
I've spent the last two days beating a patch panel into submission... Or was it beating me?!?!?

(http://www.stripers247.com/phpBB2/images/smilies/violent1.gif) Not that I'm anywhere close to finished but I declared victory at about 6:30PM.  (http://www.stripers247.com/phpBB2/images/smilies/boxed.gif)

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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on June 28, 2009 - 08:05:23 PM
I find it funny and neat at the same time that you have named your car with a male name. I guess that is fair given that most men name their cars with ladies names   :2thumbs:
Actually, Shelby named him.  :2thumbs: We can't be driving cars with girl names.  :bigsmile:
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on June 28, 2009 - 08:06:49 PM
:bananasmi i hope it all goes smoothly for you Jackie :wave: looking forward to hearing that beast of a 318 of yours roar :bigsmile:
Everything is fixed. No leaks , no overheating. Eddie is running great.  :burnout:
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Post by: BoughtItNew on June 28, 2009 - 11:14:22 PM
Hood fits!  Airbox finished up, bracing fabbed and mounted, now can run with or w/o air filter.  One inch spacer really woke things up!  Have a couple of "runs" in the data logger to download but didnt' have time tonight.  More to come...
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Post by: hemiken on June 29, 2009 - 06:37:08 AM
Everything is fixed. No leaks , no overheating. Eddie is running great.  :burnout:
:jumping: that is super news :bigsmile: Eddie and the cruisers :ylsuper:
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Post by: moparclown on June 30, 2009 - 05:54:39 PM
Stripped another Mopar(non E-body :lol:)
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Post by: bb71challenger on July 01, 2009 - 10:13:50 AM
Wow Doug, you dont mess around   :working:
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Post by: moparclown on July 01, 2009 - 05:31:42 PM
Wow Doug, you dont mess around   :working:
Thank you
Now I will spend time this weekend trying to store it away :pullinghair:
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Post by: BB73Challenger on July 01, 2009 - 05:35:58 PM
Thank you
Now I will spend time this weekend trying to store it away :pullinghair:

Aaahhhh that poor A-body!!

Taking the Chally for an alignment this weekend... finaly finished installing PST kit!!
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Post by: cudazappa on July 02, 2009 - 02:03:34 PM
on the agenda starting Tomorrow: tune up and some basic maintenance so the Challenger can make the drive to Hershey on Tuesday and Carlisle on Thursday!!
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Post by: ntstlgl1970 on July 03, 2009 - 10:32:22 AM
Bringing the car home from the painter, cleaning the garage and then having a little BBQ Sunday to celebrate it all!
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Post by: B5barracuda on July 05, 2009 - 03:32:43 PM
 :working:
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on July 05, 2009 - 06:48:44 PM
Spent most of the day in the garage!!! Look in the members resto section...  :bigsmile:  :2thumbs:
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on July 05, 2009 - 10:59:25 PM
Fixed the passenger side window  :faint:
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Post by: Topcat on July 05, 2009 - 11:29:06 PM
I stripped my K member again. This is the third time and the last. Now it's prepped and ready to re paint. The Bill Hirsh under chassis paint is good stuff but don't do more than 2 coats.
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Post by: cudazappa on July 06, 2009 - 09:03:21 AM
my new carpet is 90% installed...  soooo much nicer than the torn and ratty original... clean too!!!
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on July 07, 2009 - 02:56:44 PM
Cleaning it.
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Post by: hemiken on July 07, 2009 - 03:32:22 PM
 :bigsmile: cool :wave:
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Post by: 422STROKER on July 07, 2009 - 07:48:45 PM
Driving down to PA.

Tom :burnout:
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Post by: brads70 on July 07, 2009 - 08:11:56 PM
Driving down to PA.

Tom :burnout:

Now that's cool! :2thumbs: If all goes well with my passport I'll see you there!
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Post by: 422STROKER on July 07, 2009 - 09:02:30 PM
Now that's cool! :2thumbs: If all goes well with my passport I'll see you there!

Go get it!

Tom

Be great to meet some more members this year.
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Post by: Justins72 on July 07, 2009 - 09:25:22 PM
the car will be in this weekends Hot San Jose Nights car show this weekend
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Post by: cudazappa on July 07, 2009 - 09:45:18 PM
Driving down to PA.

Tom :burnout:

see ya there!!!  :wave:  I'm already here!  (well, 20min away until Thursday...)
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Post by: thenuke1 on July 08, 2009 - 04:40:38 AM
well my weekend kicks off 2 days earlier then everyone ...

Weds- Washing the Challenger and @ 7pm going to Van Nuys and Burbank for the Cruise that takes place every 2nd Wednesday of every month over here in the Valley.

Friday - still thinking .. either Stars Drive in or Bobs Big Boy
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Post by: 422STROKER on July 08, 2009 - 09:31:14 PM
see ya there!!!  :wave:  I'm already here!  (well, 20min away until Thursday...)

Make sure you introduce yourself!

Tom
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Post by: brads70 on July 08, 2009 - 09:43:58 PM
Go get it!

Tom

Be great to meet some more members this year.



Got it!( passport) :woohoo: Van is all gased up and ready to pull out tommorow morning!!! I can't wait!! AHHHH a weekend just for me with no kids or wife!!
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Post by: 422STROKER on July 08, 2009 - 10:01:49 PM
Awesome, I am rolling at 6AM and meeting at least One other Mopar for the drive so I need to get some  :sleeping:

Tom :dogpile:
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Post by: wagesofsin on July 09, 2009 - 08:01:56 PM
hopefully, if all goes well, and the stars and planets are aligned....



PAINTING IT!!!!!!!


 :bigsmile:
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Post by: 71chally416 on July 09, 2009 - 08:22:19 PM
Once again like the whole summer, NOTHING  :walkaway:

Hopefully I'll have the other stuff I'm working on completed this weekend so I can get the front fenders on and all the other stuff that needs to be done to get it road worthy for August. 
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Post by: 422STROKER on July 09, 2009 - 10:40:27 PM
In PA, just finished having dinner with some other members, had a blast. And a few :drunk:.   Getting up early and rolling to Carlisle.

Tom

Put 500 miles on today averaging 15 mpg or so. :eek4:
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Post by: BoughtItNew on July 09, 2009 - 11:16:30 PM
Washing it after having to drive it all day in the rain yesterday!  Have the truck down for some much needed rust repair and other maintenance so the Cuda has been relegated to company car status.  Makes for some interesting customer reaction when we come rumbling up for a sales call, though!

If you're curious there are photos on my Facebook page.  http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/album.php?aid=88001&id=686059184
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Post by: NoMope Greg on July 10, 2009 - 01:38:29 AM
Nothing - pushed it out of the way to get at my camping gear.  Leaving tomorrow morning to take my son and his friend to the mountains for a couple of days.  :bananasmi
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Post by: Chlngrcrzy on July 10, 2009 - 06:13:47 PM
Sand blasting front suspension parts :bigsmile:
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Post by: alphabuck on July 12, 2009 - 12:22:55 PM
just did the rear brakes on my car this morning.  i hadnt touched a drum brake system in probably 20 years.  i never keep anything long enough to need rear brakes.  it took me like 2 hours to do the passenger side while using the drivers side as an example.  when i got to the drivers side i didnt need to look at tha passenger side and it took me about 20 minutes to put together.  that is until i got it all together and said " whoops " i forgot the wheel cylinder :hyper: 
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Post by: 72rtchallenger on July 12, 2009 - 12:50:09 PM
drove mine all weekend,,going for a sunday drive today
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Post by: Bullitt- on July 12, 2009 - 01:27:46 PM
Finishing the lower quarter patch panel... Body filler day... Thickest should be thinner than a dime.
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Post by: 72hemi on July 12, 2009 - 01:31:06 PM
Decided to remove the dual quads on my car and made the swap yesterday and installed a transcooler. The car is running probably 20 degrees cooler (judging by the stock gauge) and I can feel a lot more low end and mid range power. It may not look as cool, but the car is definitely happier.

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn154/72hemi/0711091351.jpg)
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn154/72hemi/0711091001.jpg)
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Post by: moparclown on July 12, 2009 - 06:07:58 PM
Been cleaning up the R/Ts engine compartment for a local show next weekend and finally got the seat covers done on the 69 Cuda.Now it's time to jump in the pool and relax.
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Post by: BadJoey on July 14, 2009 - 06:07:27 PM
Syracuse NY Grand Nationals this week end , close to 7000 cars there last year .  :burnout: :burnout:
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Post by: B5barracuda on July 14, 2009 - 06:32:21 PM
wont be doing anything to it this weekend(out of town on biz).but special thanks to shelbydogg for helping me get the ac blowing COLD in the barracuda last wednesday.  :2thumbs: :woohoo:
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Post by: bugsydog on July 14, 2009 - 07:52:05 PM
I'M TAKING MY CUDA TO A CAR SHOW FRIDAY HERE IN HENDERSON NV FROM 6-9PM AT THE HOTROD GRILLE
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Post by: brads70 on July 14, 2009 - 08:27:20 PM
Installing new parts I bought at Carlisle :woo:    Shhhh don't tell my wife  :-X Started today ,installed the torque bracket
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Post by: BoughtItNew on July 15, 2009 - 08:31:50 AM
Put the car in race trim last night for first time in 3 years!  Heading out to Rt. 66 in Joliet at noon tomorrow for the NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl.

Look for the Vodyssey Digital Phone T&T Moonshine Muscle Motorsports Cuda in the Open Comp class Friday thru Sunday!

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/AtlantaHardLaunchOrg.jpg)
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Post by: cwestra on July 18, 2009 - 12:57:51 PM
Rebuilding my pistol grip shifter.
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Post by: bb71challenger on July 18, 2009 - 02:50:47 PM
I had to work today but I carried my twin snorkel air cleaner underground and media blasted it. I brought some etching primer down a while back and put it in my tool locker so I went ahead and primed it too. Next step is to get some good wrinkle black and getter done.
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Post by: Bullitt- on July 19, 2009 - 06:32:44 PM
Scrubbing her belly

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii100/wbullitt99/repair/DSC01959.jpg)
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Post by: wagesofsin on July 19, 2009 - 06:43:41 PM
Put the car in race trim last night for first time in 3 years!  Heading out to Rt. 66 in Joliet at noon tomorrow for the NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl.

Look for the Vodyssey Digital Phone T&T Moonshine Muscle Motorsports Cuda in the Open Comp class Friday thru Sunday!

([url]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/PLYM474/AtlantaHardLaunchOrg.jpg[/url])





that is so cool mike!!
i grew up in des plaines.
forgive me for the minor hijack...
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Post by: BoughtItNew on July 19, 2009 - 08:44:57 PM
No sweat on the hijack.  Wish the news was better but...

Found out the hard way the stiffer shocks I tried on the front made the car quit moving horizontal so much before going verticle.  Lit the red bulb first round Saturday.  Will definately know better for next time!

Also learned I need to re-time the cam straight up instead of retarded.  Cost me .4 seconds worth of ET!

I also learned entering a national event w/o testing after not driving for three years is not a wise move.  Good grief was I ever rusty!  Did qualify 24th out of 47, though.  It was coming back...
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Post by: wagesofsin on July 19, 2009 - 08:52:27 PM
next time out, lesson learned is all.

 :2thumbs:
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Post by: Bearcuda on July 21, 2009 - 09:08:45 PM
Taking mine to my buddies church's carshow Sunday. They have speakers in the parking lot so you can still hear the sermon while your chillin with your ride. They have a burnout contest too that I'll probably enter.
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Post by: vinb on July 21, 2009 - 09:51:02 PM
Well, if it doesn't rain this sunday I'm taking the 'Cuda out to a show in Pa. It's about a hour or so drive.
That way I could try out my (don't laugh) 2.76 gear..really...

I just hope I don't get a ticket driving too fast on the highway with that gear, I'd be cruisin for sure.

Just have to find a 26 tooth speedo gear somewhere....
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Post by: BoughtItNew on July 22, 2009 - 05:15:11 PM
Turning Back Time Weekend in Sycamore,  IL this weekend!  Friday movie on the wall is Back to the Future.  Saturday is the 14 mile cruise with live music and lots of contests and events.  Sunday is the big show with 1000 or so cars packed into the little town right down the main drag and all the side streets and parking lots for 5 blocks.

Don't miss it, will have photos next week...
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Post by: bb71challenger on July 23, 2009 - 02:47:04 PM
Well, if it doesn't rain this sunday I'm taking the 'Cuda out to a show in Pa. It's about a hour or so drive.
That way I could try out my (don't laugh) 2.76 gear..really...

I just hope I don't get a ticket driving too fast on the highway with that gear, I'd be cruisin for sure.

Just have to find a 26 tooth speedo gear somewhere....

I have a 2.76 open and a 2.94 sure grip. Nothing wrong with swapping the gears out for highway use. Long legged cars are nice.
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Post by: EDGEFIND on July 23, 2009 - 04:54:16 PM
I'm gonna finish guttin' most of the interior of my Challenger as the wretched stench of mouse urine and feces is starting to permeate throughout the rest of my garage. It's nasty.
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Post by: ChallengerGary on July 23, 2009 - 06:09:07 PM
I have a 2.76 open and a 2.94 sure grip. Nothing wrong with swapping the gears out for highway use. Long legged cars are nice.

Yes, but long-legged women are better  :naughty:
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Post by: vinb on July 23, 2009 - 08:18:29 PM
Yes, but long-legged women are better  :naughty:

You got that right for sure!! :grinyes:
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Post by: WVUFELLA on July 24, 2009 - 09:43:05 AM
hoping to get parts for my short legged car  in...... so i finish it.... then go and find long legged girls!!!!
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Post by: ChallengerGary on July 24, 2009 - 02:59:07 PM
Already got me a long-legged girl - my wife is 6' tall  :naughty:
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Post by: the_engineers on July 24, 2009 - 04:48:52 PM
Swapping to HEMI T-Bars
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Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on July 24, 2009 - 04:57:51 PM
Swapping to HEMI T-Bars

Just curious, what is the diameter?  I believe I have .96 on mine, but I'm thinking more.   :naughty:
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Post by: moparclown on July 24, 2009 - 05:15:27 PM
Getting things ready to install the rear end and springs and the disc brake k-frame and take the 71 Cuda off of the dolly :jumping:
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Post by: ChallengerGary on July 24, 2009 - 05:28:49 PM
Getting things ready to install the rear end and springs and the disc brake k-frame and take the 71 Cuda off of the dolly :jumping:
AWESOME!!!  Sounds like you are making some real progress with the '71   :2thumbs:
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Post by: brads70 on July 24, 2009 - 07:32:37 PM
Installing some of the parts I got from Carlisle. Passenger door mirror first!
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Post by: Bullitt- on July 25, 2009 - 03:20:18 PM
Blasted the rear end & suspension parts...hope to have painted if the weather will hold.. (https://vaczca.bay.livefilestore.com/y1mZ6L7wRcCQP2kzmfOq6y3FMmJMhnvyp0Nn8qtyK1gUgrF8t-QRFnzXXOE4ImoNqm9uOXHaV3Hk6EQNwyBtEVC3vAF3xREmt9ZF91TiI-XKycnagqZ--d1yGubliYIp9menbPjjUmej5qCiAQjQEPlBA/rain-animated-animation-rain-smiley-emoticon-000400-large_thumb%5B3%5D.gif)
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Post by: moparclown on July 25, 2009 - 09:43:06 PM
Ta Da--- :sleeping: now I must go get some rest
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Post by: 422STROKER on July 26, 2009 - 10:37:53 AM
Good Job Clown!

I went for a ride and it was raining pretty hard.  Guess what?  The car didn't melt!LOL

Anyone know how to quiet down E-body Wipers?  There are annoyingly loud. 

Tom :smilielol:
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on July 26, 2009 - 10:47:23 AM
NO WORK ON NIKKI THIS WEEKEND!!! I bolted the seats back in on friday and did the car cruz thing frfiday nite. Today were doin' Mopars at The Strip (Union Grove "DAGROVE") Who needs an interior ...  :bigsmile: 


......... waitn' on the wife at the moment........  :burnout:
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Post by: The Cuda Guy on July 26, 2009 - 01:38:41 PM
I uncaped headers at the race track and I dont think I will ever reconnect the exhaust LOL!!! 

Don

PS Dont ask what I ran either!
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Post by: WVUFELLA on July 26, 2009 - 03:14:48 PM
Come on Don you cant leave us hangin.....
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Post by: Bearcuda on July 26, 2009 - 05:25:19 PM
Was supposed to go to that car show and burnout contest at my buddies church, but the stupid forecast changed. Woke up with the ground and streets wet, forecast said rain and thunderstorms all day and the show was cancelled. Stupid weather was nice until about 3 oclock, rained just a little, and now its sunny and beautiful again. Stupid weather. I can't attend the rain date next week because I'll be at the Dream Theater/Queensryche show and then we are driving up to PA to see Extreme the next night and two more times throughout the week.
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Post by: Husker Cuda on July 26, 2009 - 06:36:15 PM
Went to Columbus, NE Mopar show.  Lots of nice cars, here is a pic of a few of the E-bodies.  The Black one on the end is 6packCuda and the Red (not pink) is mine.  The B5 blue 71 is my buddy's.

Mike
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Post by: the_engineers on July 26, 2009 - 08:43:58 PM
Just curious, what is the diameter?  I believe I have .96 on mine, but I'm thinking more.   :naughty:
Sorry for the delayed responese, MEK.  Yes, the .960's.  I figure it'll be plenty in a SB car.
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Post by: Bearcuda on July 27, 2009 - 08:54:29 PM
Got any more pics of the crazy looking Superbird thing?
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Post by: wagesofsin on July 27, 2009 - 08:56:07 PM
well, i actually  painted mine!!!!!!!   :woohoo:
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Post by: Husker Cuda on July 28, 2009 - 09:49:10 PM
Got any more pics of the crazy looking Superbird thing?

Here you go Bearcuda!  It's the War bird!
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Post by: LAA66 on July 28, 2009 - 10:18:13 PM
 That War-Bird looks pretty cool. ;)

 If it get down to the low 90's I'm taking a drive Saturday morning to the local station for a fill-up. Gotta burn some old gas to get there thought. :stirpot:
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Post by: wally426ci on July 29, 2009 - 01:29:53 PM
John what color is that! update the thead! awesome!!!
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Post by: thenuke1 on July 31, 2009 - 03:06:15 AM
thinking of washing it and storing it for awhile ... been driving it for about 4 months as my daily ... she needs a break ...
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Post by: WVUFELLA on July 31, 2009 - 12:54:21 PM
might actuallt get mine out and take ti to a car show  fo rthe first time... finally got somew trim back from iverson automotive....
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Post by: 72hemi on July 31, 2009 - 01:03:10 PM
There's a car show in Fremont that I am taking my Challenger to. Should be fun the show is at Autowest Dodge, free lunch.
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Post by: ChallengerGary on July 31, 2009 - 05:30:17 PM
I am block sanding my customer's '66 Belvedere.  Anyone want to volunteer to help? :bananasmi
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Post by: sleepychallenger on July 31, 2009 - 07:28:09 PM
would love to help if i was closer

i am putting in a new rear u joint, hopefully this one holds up.
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Post by: BadJoey on August 01, 2009 - 02:43:45 PM
Just adjusted my front end height hoping not to bottom out as much . There is a couple hundred cars,car show about a mile from my house Sunday . I'm hoping it does not rain  . Not sure about the rest of you but it has been a very wet summer here in Rome NY . :2thumbs:
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Post by: ColdSRTs on August 02, 2009 - 03:13:17 AM
Tearing her down for blasting.
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Post by: Bullitt- on August 03, 2009 - 02:32:34 AM
Put the rear end back together, & tonight finished welding in the last part of the trunk extension..  :bananasmi ..
 Now to get the belly prepped & painted
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Post by: 73Chally on August 03, 2009 - 08:34:28 AM
Threw the wife and kids in for their first ride since the restoration and addition of the 440 6 pack.  They all loved it.  The kids thought they were in a parade car and were waving to everyone, and kept telling me to go faster.
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Post by: cudazappa on August 03, 2009 - 08:44:57 AM
came home late last night with a repop hinged T/A hood for my car...
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Post by: brads70 on August 03, 2009 - 09:20:53 PM
Fitting up my cartool subframe conectors that Boydsdodge set me up with!
Thanks! :2thumbs:
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Post by: quapman on August 11, 2009 - 08:57:23 PM
WAS going to R&R the fuel pump, finish re-installing all the under hood items and fire 'er back up, but..........

Figured I'd check the timing chain while I had the pump out....flop, flop, flop...

So, back to the NAPA for a new chain ($22..whoo-hoo) and off comes the cover, blah, blah. Naturally, got water in the oil pan while taking off the cover, so NOW I'm waiting on VR-1 oil for the change. I'm buying from a friend who orders it from his source once a month, so that's why the wait.

It's been too damn hot to work lately anyway....98 in the shade yesterday. Hopefully, we'll be up and running again by Tuesday next week.

Lots to do in the meantime if it cools off.....steering column, wiring, carb, kickdown, etc.

YES, the motor WAS freshly painted.  :banghead:
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Post by: CUDA JAS on August 13, 2009 - 01:32:48 PM
Driving to Moparfest!!!! :burnout: :burnout: :burnout: :bigsmile:

Yep, its like 20 min from my house.  First time there with my car!
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Post by: cwestra on August 14, 2009 - 03:02:16 PM
Working on assembly of my T/A motor.
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Post by: kmyles on August 14, 2009 - 04:25:02 PM
Picking up my engine! It's done! :cooldancing:
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Post by: the_engineers on August 15, 2009 - 02:30:34 AM
Heading to Birkbeck, IL for a show!
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Post by: brads70 on August 15, 2009 - 07:42:06 AM
Looking for parts at Moparfest!
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Post by: wally426ci on August 15, 2009 - 08:47:39 AM
WAS going to R&R the fuel pump, finish re-installing all the under hood items and fire 'er back up, but..........

Figured I'd check the timing chain while I had the pump out....flop, flop, flop...

So, back to the NAPA for a new chain ($22..whoo-hoo) and off comes the cover, blah, blah. Naturally, got water in the oil pan while taking off the cover, so NOW I'm waiting on VR-1 oil for the change. I'm buying from a friend who orders it from his source once a month, so that's why the wait.

It's been too damn hot to work lately anyway....98 in the shade yesterday. Hopefully, we'll be up and running again by Tuesday next week.

Lots to do in the meantime if it cools off.....steering column, wiring, carb, kickdown, etc.

YES, the motor WAS freshly painted.  :banghead:

You got gears too right?!!  :thumbsup: that nylon gear has got to go.  :bigshades:
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on August 15, 2009 - 09:29:56 AM
The belts are going in!!  :clapping:
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Post by: quapman on August 15, 2009 - 10:54:22 AM
You got gears too right?!!  :thumbsup: that nylon gear has got to go.  :bigshades:

Yes, I should have said I installed a new Timing SET, not just chain. I was very surprised that the plastic gear was fully intact. Usually, the teeth are lost in the oil pan. Amazing for 36 year old parts. Of course, I should have done all this BEFORE I made the engine all pretty, eh?
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Post by: Mentally Challenged on August 16, 2009 - 01:00:40 AM
Pulled everything off the firewall for blasting. Pulled the heater box out of the inside. Just a few more things to cut off, and I am good to go  :clapping:
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Post by: Mentally Challenged on August 16, 2009 - 10:20:30 PM
Almost ready to blast. Took the quarter windows, upper a/c vents, doors off. Gonna get the back window out tommorrow. Also going to cut the quarters off so I can blast in there. Making Progress
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Post by: brads70 on August 17, 2009 - 07:51:16 PM
Installing my new rear window louvers! :woohoo:
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Post by: tommyg29 on August 17, 2009 - 08:59:02 PM
Two weeks ago shortened my crush can by 2". Last weekend restored my rimblow wheel and installed a new shift boot and wood pistol grips. Next week a new fuel sender, and hopefully I'll have a new Mallory 110 fuel pump to replace my noisy blue Holley.
The grips seem like they would be easy to make if you are good with wood. Someone else in here made a set a little beefier than stock, and with wood dowels instead of the screws...cool!
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Post by: quapman on August 21, 2009 - 07:16:21 PM
Putting the front clip back on temporarily in order to pass a visual inspection to get a title. Applied for title ONLY, but car still needs to be "operational" to get paperwork. I live in the bizzarro state.
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Post by: Bullitt- on August 21, 2009 - 08:04:51 PM
At this moment I'm elbow deep in the valve body of my 727
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Post by: Moparal on August 22, 2009 - 12:08:12 AM
I'm gonna apply a little bottle of suregrip lube to the dana, then check the ground on the tach and go for a ride. Maybe wash the car and detail it and install some new floor mats, maybe install my grill chrome inserts and finish wireing my road lamps. 

Im trying to finish up my 499 and clean shop up some to.  ALSO PICKED UP A 74 DUSTER FOR A RACE CAR PROJECT, SO i AM CLEANING IT UP SOME
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Post by: ChallengerGary on August 22, 2009 - 09:25:04 AM
Gonna be wet-sanding & buffing the '66 Belvedere I am doing for a customer   :cheers: 
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Post by: Bearcuda on August 23, 2009 - 09:16:56 AM
Absolutely nothing
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Post by: tommyg29 on August 23, 2009 - 11:44:05 AM
Swapped out my blue Holley for the Mallory 110 fuel pump. Much much much quieter.

Also swapped out my MP valve covers for '70 steel valve covers. I didnt realize how much bigger the MPs were. But theyre for sale now.
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Post by: 67vertman on August 23, 2009 - 01:18:20 PM
I put on 4 new Edelbrock Performance IAS shocks on.  What a difference they make.  I gained 1” in height and the handling is much more precise and body roll is greatly reduced. 
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Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on August 23, 2009 - 02:46:11 PM
Fixed a bum heater hose.

The engine got quite a glycol bath.    :stomp:
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Post by: brads70 on August 23, 2009 - 10:26:30 PM
Installed a new stereo, front speaker and a few interior panels. I am switching from Burnt orange and a few other colours that have been spray bombed black to real black parts!
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Post by: rallye5.7 on August 23, 2009 - 10:58:31 PM
I just watched .................................. while the new top was put on.
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Post by: WVUFELLA on August 26, 2009 - 01:38:06 PM
if time permits i need to adjust the kickdown linkage the car is shift 1-2 then 2-3 all before 10 mph it does sound right i read some info on the forum hopefully ill be abel to adjust it and not make it worse!!
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Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on August 26, 2009 - 06:53:26 PM
if time permits i need to adjust the kickdown linkage the car is shift 1-2 then 2-3 all before 10 mph it does sound right i read some info on the forum hopefully ill be abel to adjust it and not make it worse!!


That is the way my car acted.   :eek4:

I was in third before 10 miles per hour.   :eek7: You need to adjust your kick-down linkage. The slightest movement will change things drastically. I mean... 1/8th inch was all it took for me. In my case, the linkage was as far forward as possible, but still not enough. I had to place a screw behind where the linkage was pushing on the throttle screw of the carb. You need to move the linkage forward. Here is a pic of my handy work.   :lol:


   Mike


(http://i945.photobucket.com/albums/ad294/MEKrunner/IMG_0799.jpg)
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Post by: brads70 on August 26, 2009 - 07:03:55 PM
 :woo: Got my louvers installed!!
They are made by Limited Parts Industries. Great quality!!! Very happy with them! :2thumbs:
Also got my new rims and tires on and installed my new hood,pins.trim and hardware!
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Post by: WVUFELLA on August 28, 2009 - 09:45:46 AM
MEK can u resend pic? to the thread it is not coming up ??
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Post by: Rare_T_A on August 28, 2009 - 10:58:31 AM
Making the yearly trip to Sioux Falls SD for the Mopar show. Taking the old Challenger. I guess this is the last show of the year so we will have a great time.
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Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on August 28, 2009 - 07:35:46 PM
MEK can u resend pic? to the thread it is not coming up ??

I'll guess your work computer won't allow you to see pics hosted on other sites like mine.   :lol:

Here is the same pic. Notice the screw behind where the linkage meets the throttle stud on the carb.
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Post by: Cuda72 on August 29, 2009 - 12:09:12 AM
Just ordered some new wheels (15" magnum 500's) for my Cuda and need to start shopping for tires now. I'm going to run 255R60-15's in the back and 235R60-15's in the front. Any suggestions for decent tires in those sizes? I currently run radial t/a's, but I'm looking for a more modern style.
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Post by: brads70 on August 29, 2009 - 07:45:52 AM
Just ordered some new wheels (15" magnum 500's) for my Cuda and need to start shopping for tires now. I'm going to run 255R60-15's in the back and 235R60-15's in the front. Any suggestions for decent tires in those sizes? I currently run radial t/a's, but I'm looking for a more modern style.
I just bought the same sizes  in Firestone Indy 500. I have those tires on another car as well and for the money I like them. I don't like the BFG T/A's they seem to go hard as hockey pucks after 6 months. Just my  :2cents:
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Post by: quapman on August 29, 2009 - 12:18:33 PM
Cleaning the garage so I can make space for the new compressor and find some room to work!
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Post by: miketyler on August 29, 2009 - 08:24:57 PM
prepping the detached garage floor for super white glossy floor coating. All 1024 sq ft of it   :stomp:
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Post by: bb71challenger on August 30, 2009 - 12:59:30 AM
Installing my new rear window louvers! :woohoo:

Those look sweet Brad. Where did you get them and how much were they? Let me know how they fit when you are done please.
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Post by: bb71challenger on August 30, 2009 - 01:04:40 AM
Oh yeah, are they metal like the originals? I have always like louvers and might look into getting some if they are not too much dinero.
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Post by: 4drbrnko on August 30, 2009 - 03:34:02 AM
Scouring Craigslist for a possible replacement 8.75 rear.
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Post by: brads70 on August 30, 2009 - 08:45:09 AM
Those look sweet Brad. Where did you get them and how much were they? Let me know how they fit when you are done please.
Herb's parts sells them. They are not cheap! $1200 They are made by a Canadian outfit called Limited Parts Industries. www.limitedparts.ca  When I was at Carlisle I almost bought them there.I went to Moparfest here in Ontario ( Canada) and they were still $1200 but in Canadian funds and no tax or border crossing issues ( custom's taxes) It was a moment of weakness buying them but I sure am happy with the look ,fit and overall quality!
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Post by: Moparal on September 05, 2009 - 08:37:39 PM
Taking the dana 60 apart that goes in my duster
Putting the oil pump in my 499 right now
tearing down this 70 k member I got complete for parts
Taking my dash out and trying to super glue my speedo needle back together, then install 2 switches slotts did for me
finish installing my road lamp harness

Then digging up part numbers for hemiken
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Post by: bb71challenger on September 05, 2009 - 11:08:57 PM
Hey, I actually walked by my Challenger today to get crimpers and cutters for my stereo install. I dont feel bad because when it cools off and the overtime calms down I will dig into it big time to get it ready for next summer.
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Post by: thenuke1 on September 06, 2009 - 07:42:09 AM
ill be washing my Chally for one final run before i store it for a month or so ... its been my dailey since around Feb? she needs a break ...

gearing up for ...

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/999flyer-1.jpg)
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Post by: Bearcuda on September 08, 2009 - 10:34:22 AM
Mine sat in its cocoon again. Its currently blocked by a torn apart 70 chevelle.
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Post by: rallye5.7 on September 21, 2009 - 01:11:51 AM
First I'd like to thank everyone who posted topics relative to this swap. Since I don't have any mechanical training I couldn't have got this far without your help.

It was a busy weekend test fitting parts, rounding up some help that wouldn't empty the beer fridge before we were done and finally putting it in without a scratch.

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae246/rallye57/hemified/PICT0888.jpg)

the crew??

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae246/rallye57/hemified/PICT0902.jpg)


installed

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae246/rallye57/hemified/PICT0907.jpg)


done for the day

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae246/rallye57/hemified/PICT0912.jpg)
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Post by: PlumCrazyChris on September 22, 2009 - 12:24:45 AM
Scouring Craigslist for a possible replacement 8.75 rear.

I know a guy selling an 8 3/4 here in Austin Tx if your still looking.

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Post by: bentpshrods on September 23, 2009 - 12:40:21 PM
   My paint job is still slowly lumbering along. Finished painting the door jambs, inner fenders, hinges, ect. Then I will rehang the doors and fenders and get ready to spray the outside next.
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Post by: bb71challenger on September 23, 2009 - 10:48:07 PM
First I'd like to thank everyone who posted topics relative to this swap. Since I don't have any mechanical training I couldn't have got this far without your help.

It was a busy weekend test fitting parts, rounding up some help that wouldn't empty the beer fridge before we were done and finally putting it in without a scratch.

([url]http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae246/rallye57/hemified/PICT0888.jpg[/url])

the crew??

([url]http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae246/rallye57/hemified/PICT0902.jpg[/url])


installed

([url]http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae246/rallye57/hemified/PICT0907.jpg[/url])


done for the day

([url]http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae246/rallye57/hemified/PICT0912.jpg[/url])


Man that car and engine look great! Looks like you are very close to some cool cruising time!
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Post by: bb71challenger on September 23, 2009 - 10:49:50 PM
I did a pretty good first wash of my nicer 71 Challenger grill. I have the paint from doing the tailpanel so I thought it was time to get started on the grill. Will post pics of the results later when I actually have some results lol.
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Post by: ChallengerGary on September 24, 2009 - 05:35:20 PM
Might blow the dust off of mine if no customer car comes in...
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Post by: thenuke1 on September 25, 2009 - 06:36:15 AM
going to City Walk in Universal City (L.A) to Bubba Gumps Shrimp Co. in my 71 chally that i recently added the R/T stripes.
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Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on September 25, 2009 - 06:58:20 AM
If it doesn't rain........a car show in Seagrove, NC. on sat.   
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Post by: drewcrane on September 25, 2009 - 08:38:10 AM
we are currently planning a trip with our e bodies to follow the route in the movie Vanishing point, we have people from the U.K,Ireland,Indiana,Washington State,andwe are going to spend a week with 2 challengers,and we will find different locations where the film was shot,some locations include , Denver,co.,cisco Ut. austin nevada,and goldfield nevada,here is more info in face book

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Vanishing-Point-The-Return/156414868766?ref=ts
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Post by: farmertan on September 25, 2009 - 09:37:08 AM
That sounds like fun. :2thumbs: :burnout:
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Post by: dutch on September 25, 2009 - 05:12:22 PM
  :iagree:  that should be pretty cool to do   :2thumbs:      tell the girl at the gas station I like her....  :woo:
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Post by: EDGEFIND on September 25, 2009 - 07:39:06 PM
As a fan of Vanishing Point and a Challenger owner, I think that would be the coolest road trip.
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Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on September 25, 2009 - 07:46:35 PM
Just a note,

PLEASE avoid the bulldozers!!    :22yikes:
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Post by: ChallengerGary on September 26, 2009 - 09:48:45 AM
Just a note,

PLEASE avoid the bulldozers!!    :22yikes:


 :roflsmiley:
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Post by: 4drbrnko on September 26, 2009 - 02:37:19 PM
Took pictures for Cudaworld add.   :walkaway:

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m220/4drbronko/73cuda/eBay_pictures/8389e600.jpg)

Have to get interior pics. today.
(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m220/4drbronko/73cuda/eBay_pictures/ce333f9d.jpg)
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Post by: bb71challenger on September 26, 2009 - 09:47:41 PM
Took pictures for Cudaworld add.   :walkaway:

([url]http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m220/4drbronko/73cuda/eBay_pictures/8389e600.jpg[/url])

Have to get interior pics. today.


([url]http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m220/4drbronko/73cuda/eBay_pictures/ce333f9d.jpg[/url])




You having to sell your car? I sure hope things start to turn around in this crappy economy. All I keep hearing is we have turned the corner, we are on the way back up and all the while the idiots keep reporting good news, unemployment keeps going up.   :dupe:
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Post by: 4drbrnko on September 26, 2009 - 11:55:47 PM
Probably be selling both my major toys, 'Cuda and Pantera in order to get funds together for a buisnes.
And I just swung a sweet deal on a double space storage unit for them too.

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m220/4drbronko/34305f3c.jpg)

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Post by: thenuke1 on September 27, 2009 - 09:03:06 AM
well like i said i went to Bubba Gumps ....

food- ok
price- too expensive
service-good
atmosphere- forest gump is playing on evert TV screen

ordered a sampler platter,bowl of clam chodder,shrimp mania, extra fries, strawberry lemonaid, water

total - 54 bucks ....decided not to tip lol
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Post by: brads70 on September 27, 2009 - 10:20:32 AM
Probably be selling both my major toys, 'Cuda and Pantera in order to get funds together for a buisnes.
And I just swung a sweet deal on a double space storage unit for them too.

([url]http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m220/4drbronko/34305f3c.jpg[/url])


Man I love those Pantera's! Sweet sorry your selling.Hope it all works out!
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Post by: thenuke1 on October 15, 2009 - 07:40:14 AM
FALL FLING OFCOURSE !!!
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Post by: rallye5.7 on October 16, 2009 - 11:14:40 PM
Spent tonight working on the wiring for the 5.7 conversion. We converted the AMP guage to a volt guage using a article from Mopar Action. Installed the tach adapter and wired for the coil on plug. Eliminated any non essential engine wiring from the harness. Installed the fuse box for the engine controls and started to fabricate a bracket for the computer. I've got a friend helping out and without him I'd be still looking at wiring diagrams.
(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae246/rallye57/PICT0922.jpg)
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Post by: bb71challenger on October 17, 2009 - 01:08:08 AM
That 5.7 Chally looks sweet.    :ylsuper:
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Post by: rallye5.7 on October 17, 2009 - 11:36:56 AM
Thanks, its been a lot of this  :pullinghair: and also  :banghead: with a fair dose of this  :money:.Friends have come for this  :cheers: and  :drunk: b, with a little more  :working: and  :1zhelp: I'll soon be able to  :burnout:
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on October 17, 2009 - 12:02:54 PM
Its got to warm up here  just so I can get NIKKI setup for winter...........  :banghead:
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Post by: Moparal on October 17, 2009 - 02:51:21 PM
I put an old direct connection 6 pk jet kit in my carbs and changed the oil.  Had a 383 6pk aluminum intake cut down   .040 to fit my 499.  Now i'm moving things around the shop and trying out the heater system. It got cold outside. I think it will be nice in here this winter
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Post by: brads70 on October 17, 2009 - 03:51:49 PM
I put an old direct connection 6 pk jet kit in my carbs and changed the oil.  Had a 383 6pk aluminum intake cut down   .040 to fit my 499.  Now i'm moving things around the shop and trying out the heater system. It got cold outside. I think it will be nice in here this winter
Alabama...winter-cold? Ya right! :roflsmiley: Your worst day in winter would be our best one here in Canada!
Alan did you assemble your 499? Just curious about the oil rings that go over the wrist pin? How does that work? Do you have a steel ring/shim below the ring to support it? Just trying to understand how it all works?
Who's crank-kit did you use?
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Post by: Moparal on October 17, 2009 - 06:11:14 PM
I bought all the peices seperate from 440 source. Then I bought my own rings and bearings. I had the assembly balanced here around the house. It was 175 bucks.  The rings will have a steel ring in it above the pin. You put the dot down so it doesn't turn.
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Post by: cudadave72 on October 17, 2009 - 07:20:19 PM
After a week of solid rain and crappy weather I think I'll pull it out for a cruise around town. :burnout:
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Post by: brads70 on October 17, 2009 - 07:22:32 PM
I'm installing a door latch Moparal set me up with! Thanks Alan! :2thumbs:
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on October 17, 2009 - 07:30:08 PM
Hey I did get something done today afterall.. Installed the new nylon seat bumpers and catch's I got from Tom at R/T weeks ago!!  :working:  :thumbsup:
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Post by: BadJoey on November 08, 2009 - 10:01:37 PM
Here in upstate NY we had a unusally nice week end . So I got my front end aligned and went riding around . Even though I did not come across any other hot rods I still had a ball .
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Post by: LAA66 on November 22, 2009 - 11:36:20 PM
 Finished up the brakes today, looking forward to testing them out next week. :)
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Post by: 4drbrnko on November 28, 2009 - 05:49:26 AM
Holiday weekend started early.
Delivered the '73 to new owner, met him 1/2 way in Sidney, NE.  :-\

(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs034.snc3/12145_1059158734506_1692056879_111394_7491702_n.jpg)
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Post by: dutch on November 28, 2009 - 02:37:03 PM
 :naughty: :naughty: :naughty:

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg101/smidje71/cuda%20comes%20home/body%20resto/paint021.jpg)
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Post by: js27 on November 28, 2009 - 03:27:38 PM
This is what I did!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=719371&l=62b819827a&id=1488117177

JS27
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Post by: BadJoey on November 28, 2009 - 04:31:10 PM
Finished up the brakes today, looking forward to testing them out next week. :)

Thanks LAA66 just by chance I had to change the drivers side caliper today . That wire part was not on the old cal but came with the new one . When checking in this morning I saw it and you showed me how to install it . THANKS . :cooldancing:
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Post by: brads70 on November 29, 2009 - 10:39:42 PM
I finished up welding in the brackets and installing a slap stick set up! Thanks to Moparal and Wagesofsin! :2thumbs:
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Post by: moparclown on November 29, 2009 - 11:16:15 PM
pic says it all
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Post by: brads70 on November 29, 2009 - 11:17:42 PM
pic says it all
??? Your selling it? Why? It's a 71 right? What are you asking?
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Post by: moparclown on November 30, 2009 - 06:18:36 PM
??? Your selling it? Why? It's a 71 right? What are you asking?
I rolled it out by the road with a for sale sign on it,but I am not pushing to sell it.I just know that at this time in my life that it would have to take a back seat to everything else that I am doing(kids and two other cars that I am working on)I hate seeing it just sit in my driveway covered up,the 69 Cuda has the garage and my iroc R/T is sitting outside also(kinda gets overwhelming)I really don't expect anyone as nuts as me to have the cash to splurge on a project of this size,but you never know?It is a 71 340 Cuda,heres a close up of the for sale sign.And a couple of pics of some of the parts that I have gotten for it(yes there is more,my back couldn't carry anymore)
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Post by: brads70 on November 30, 2009 - 06:32:57 PM
 :eek2:  That's alot of parts!!
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Post by: 67vertman on November 30, 2009 - 08:38:16 PM
I started the task of de-rustifing my car; I started with the trunk area.  Lots of surface rust on the upper areas of the fenders and tail panel, the result of many years of water sitting in the trunk.  I am using lots of elbow grease hand sanding the areas and then and a rust product called Picklex 20. 

It sure feels good stopping the advancement of future damage to my baby.   
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Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on December 03, 2009 - 11:21:58 PM
Actually did it last weekend......but............replaced the pinion seal.......and found a crushed brake line to the left rear  so I got to do that soon..........

http://s669.photobucket.com/albums/vv53/DAYLEY-CHALLENGR/Pinion%20seal%20Change/
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Post by: tonefiend on December 03, 2009 - 11:55:05 PM
I am still working on the damage the mechanic and previos owner caused.   I got the hogs head back from the shop.  3.55 gears and a limited slip.  I bolted that in, installed the drive shaft this week.  Workign on cleaning up the rear disc brake conversion.  Painting some rusty parts, replacing some nuts and washers.  This weekend I will pit it all back together. 

Then I need to install the new sending unit, change the oil, flush the radiator. 
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Post by: 426HEMI on December 03, 2009 - 11:56:38 PM
I am building mine a new home   :2thumbs: :bigsmile:
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on December 04, 2009 - 03:57:20 PM
Just came back from tucking mine away for the winter.  :crying: :crying:
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Post by: babyelephant on December 13, 2009 - 11:32:43 AM
Took it out for a 30 minutes spin today through the nonsalted backroads. It's been two months since I stored it and now it was time to rotate the tires and shake all the fluids. Dry icy roads out there and the grip was quite ok for December. Car is still as clean as yesterday ;D

(http://www.chryslerklubben.org/roar/IMG_4377low.jpg)

(http://www.chryslerklubben.org/roar/IMG_4380low.jpg)
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Post by: IMNCARN82 on December 13, 2009 - 11:45:16 AM
N I C E !!!!   I've been staring at mine for a month...It was -18 here last week. Driving is my therapy.Might get in a session today.But now we got 50 m.p.h. winds! Probably putt around in the Duster sum more...    ::)       Sweeeet T/A   :2thumbs:
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Post by: sloop on December 13, 2009 - 12:29:22 PM
just finished up replaceing the heater core... not as bad as i though it would be.
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Post by: bb71challenger on December 13, 2009 - 01:05:34 PM
Hey sloop, I will get that out to you next week.  :2thumbs:
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Post by: sloop on December 13, 2009 - 01:38:22 PM
sounds good!
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Post by: Moparal on December 15, 2009 - 07:43:32 PM
Im planning on installing a different engine in mine. Going to start this weekend. Might swap the gears in my dana from 410 to 373 just to see what difference it makes
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Post by: thenuke1 on December 16, 2009 - 10:29:17 PM
waiting on Sway Bar bushings ... my right turns are making violent sounds lol
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Post by: CHL2T on December 17, 2009 - 04:35:15 AM
I'm gonna try to get to the bottom of my spark issue
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Post by: Topcat on December 18, 2009 - 01:43:08 AM
Sprape paint, blast, prime.

We need a smily painting icon here.
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Post by: thenuke1 on December 18, 2009 - 10:14:46 PM
got the sway bar bushings ... they will be going on tomorrow !
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Post by: vinb on December 18, 2009 - 10:25:07 PM
Just got back with the Cuda from the gas station....

This weekend :    SHOVEL SNOW #@#$&*

Well it is December.........
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Post by: Moparal on December 19, 2009 - 09:20:11 AM
 I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DO MY ENGINE INSTALL !!!!!!!!

I woke up this morning at 3 am in extreme pain.  Can't walk on my left leg.  Finally got 10 days off and now this.  Guess I'll be in a chair all day or move around slow.   :faint:
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Post by: wagesofsin on December 19, 2009 - 09:44:36 AM
did you hot soak in epsom salts???

 :poopoke:
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Post by: quapman on December 19, 2009 - 03:38:18 PM
That's a bummer, Al.

I got my scoops in last week. Just stared at it for a few minutes today while I set the freshly painted rear valance on a box next to the car.

Need to remount the rear bumper, so I can get that valance on.
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Post by: brads70 on December 19, 2009 - 04:28:14 PM
 I just installed this REALLY cool shifter handle Steve just sent me! :2thumbs:
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Post by: Moparal on December 19, 2009 - 05:05:22 PM
Im walkin slow now, but walking. So I came out in the shop and turned the heat on.  Not sure what I will get done tho...But I see I caught a mouse last night, that little wire chewer. I hope he doesnt have a taste for fish wires.
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Post by: Kelly B.A. on December 19, 2009 - 05:11:26 PM
Brushing snow off car(No garage sorry)And finished taking everything out of the 98 'van.The 5.9and46re with all wires and ecm is now on my work bench(sat am) Good thing I put labels on every plug I unhooked,now it is time to see what is what.
I know one thing,TON O' WIRES to go through.
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Post by: IMNCARN82 on December 19, 2009 - 06:13:25 PM
I've been cruisin' around all day!  :bigsmile:
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Post by: dodj on December 19, 2009 - 06:29:35 PM
I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DO MY ENGINE INSTALL !!!!!!!!

I woke up this morning at 3 am in extreme pain.  Can't walk on my left leg.  Finally got 10 days off and now this.  Guess I'll be in a chair all day or move around slow.   :faint:
Sciatic nerve?
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Post by: Moparal on December 19, 2009 - 07:02:38 PM
No, it's in the very center of my calf
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Post by: wagesofsin on December 19, 2009 - 07:21:05 PM
i fabbed some body parts, frame rails and welded most of the day on a pontiac trans am im restoring for my wayward brother in law but....
i did drive the challenger to the shop.
i needed some welding wire, so in i hop her and drive to h/f.
on the way im getting dogged by a corvette!
whatever im thinking. he pulls along side at a light and starts telling me how beautifull my car is!
i was in shock, this is after all a corvette guy.
he is just raving about the sound, the way it looks going down the road.... :blah: :blah: :blah:
so iwhipped out my camera to take a pic of him gloating, and my battery was dead!!   :banghead:



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Post by: dodj on December 19, 2009 - 07:36:55 PM
Calf strains may be minor or very severe and physician grade the injury according:

    * Grade 1 Calf Strain : The muscle is stretched causing some small micro tears in the muscle fibers. Full recovery takes approximately two weeks.
    * Grade 2 Calf Strain : There is partial tearing of muscle fibers. Full recovery takes approximately 5-8 weeks.
    * Grade 3 Calf Strain : This is the most severe calf strain with a complete tearing or rupture of muscle fibers in the lower leg. Full recovery can take 3-4 months and, in some instances, surgery may be needed.

Ice packs help. :2cents:
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Post by: Moparal on December 19, 2009 - 07:47:03 PM
Thanks Doc DODJ    :2thumbs:   I was crippled for a week in a wheel chair last time.  They said it was a blood clot and moved :smilielol:  I know the sucker hurts now.  I am sleeping when this happens to me and I wake up screaming and crippled. Last time my face and arms and hands went numb along with this. So I feel blessed this time.   :2thumbs:
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Post by: ChallengerGary on December 19, 2009 - 08:12:39 PM
Thanks Doc DODJ    :2thumbs:   I was crippled for a week in a wheel chair last time.  They said it was a blood clot and moved :smilielol:  I know the sucker hurts now.  I am sleeping when this happens to me and I wake up screaming and crippled. Last time my face and arms and hands went numb along with this. So I feel blessed this time.   :2thumbs:
Blood clot sounds scary - did your doc put you on blood thinners or are you at least taking an aspirin a day?
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Post by: Moparal on December 19, 2009 - 08:16:51 PM
Im still making payments on everything he did to me.  Even with insurance, my part was high. I take asprin a little :bigsmile:
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Post by: dodj on December 20, 2009 - 12:25:51 AM
Thanks Doc DODJ    :2thumbs:
:roflsmiley:

Sometimes when you cut and paste it looks like you wrote it yourself....

Hope you're feeling better soon  :thumbsup:
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Post by: sprecks on December 20, 2009 - 04:18:20 PM
I'm pulling my hair out trying to find and fix electrical gremlins in the Challenger. Finally got the dash lights working and six out of the eight turn signals. I'm sure it has to be grounding problems. I'm about to the point of throwing something. That's why I'm in here taking a break. I HATE WORKING ON ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS.  :swear:
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Post by: Super Blue 72 on December 21, 2009 - 04:33:11 AM
Last night went to start the Challenger to run some fuel stabilizer after 6 months of sitting outside and a 6+ year old battery in 20 degree weather so I can pack it up for winter.  It usually needs like 15-20 seconds of cranking to get gas up the the carb.  At 13 seconds the battery died.  :faint: 

Slapped on a 30 year old battery charger for 5-10 minutes and the car started up no problem.  ;D  Just me and the Challenger in the middle of the night... I love these little private moments with my car.  :grinyes:
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Post by: tonefiend on December 22, 2009 - 03:53:34 AM
I got my brakes and axles fixed and together last weekend. This weekend I need to put in some fresh oil, flush the coolant and install a new water pump and thermostat.  Then hopefully it will be driveable.  :woohoo:
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Post by: 426HEMI on December 22, 2009 - 08:15:32 PM
I am making plans to go get mine to put it in its new home and get my tools and everything so I can start restoring it soon   :woohoo:  I hope by next weekend or next week to get it home  :bigsmile: :woohoo:
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Post by: wagesofsin on December 22, 2009 - 08:38:39 PM
I am making plans to go get mine to put it in its new home and get my tools and everything so I can start restoring it soon   :woohoo:  I hope by next weekend or next week to get it home  :bigsmile: :woohoo:

do not under any circumstances...

forget the  :picture: :picture: :picture: :picture: :picture:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: 426HEMI on December 22, 2009 - 08:42:55 PM
I sure will take plenty of  :picture: when I get it home and maybe some when I pic it up also.  I can hardly wait to get everything home with me.   :bigsmile: :woohoo:
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Post by: 72hemi on December 23, 2009 - 12:19:58 PM
Driving my 72 Challenger 250 miles to my folks for Christmas. While up there I will be getting some work done on it, like new rotors and wheel bearings, probably install the quartz conversion clock, a new speedometer needle. I am hoping my headers show up so I can install them, my new mini starter, convert back to power steering, rebuilt the steering coupler and reinforce the k member. If I have time I will construct a set of subframe connectors and torque boxes and install them as well. Busy weekend I am sure. (Santa keeps dropping off parts at my place for the past couple of weeks)
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Post by: brads70 on December 23, 2009 - 12:59:58 PM
Santa keeps dropping off parts at my place .....
Funny "Santa" does that at my place too? :clueless: :smilielol: I guess we have all been good this year then! :bigsmile: :2thumbs:
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Post by: Moparal on December 24, 2009 - 06:22:30 PM
Sant came as TheClown a few minutes ago.  He brought me my go wing brackets.    Thanks Doug :wave:
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Post by: 67vertman on December 24, 2009 - 06:35:35 PM
I will continue the fight against rust......it's a tough battle but I am winning them one at a time.

Oh yeah, I will also get to try out my new welder.  :2thumbs:
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Post by: wagesofsin on December 24, 2009 - 06:41:43 PM
brand spankin new rear drums for my true love tomorrow.

shssss she doesnt know yet...   :smilielol:
and then the Pièce de résistance....
new front wheel bearings, in and out !!!
and then a really long azzz drive.

shes gonna be so excited!!!!!!!

 :cooldancing:
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Post by: barnfindcuda on December 26, 2009 - 12:50:36 PM
my car has been stored outside way too long, i am cleaning half the garage saturday so i can pull it in, interior is out , this winter i am pulling the engine, pulling all the glass, the dash and any chrome on the car, hoping to send it out in the spring some time to get the body done, i will do the rest.
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Post by: thenuke1 on January 02, 2010 - 09:14:18 PM
finishing putting on the new Thrush Mufflers .... shes gonna roar ...

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/Challenger/IMG00032.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/Challenger/l_531d3e1400b9439e97ec548469e2fa9a.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/Challenger/l_8f2688c564ae474694cc6c9b37866104.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/Challenger/l_6620e303b95b46faaefa675a03243d49.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/Challenger/l_267f1d42c0414b7f967c77c73b51f5de.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/Challenger/l_258fbf4519844c309c06b3f2af5cb8b6.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/Challenger/l_4b71a63c4a3f4a36b286be034d483d01.jpg)
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Post by: Moparal on January 02, 2010 - 09:16:17 PM
 :bananasmi   lets hear it :2thumbs:
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Post by: wagesofsin on January 02, 2010 - 09:31:08 PM
:bananasmi   lets hear it :2thumbs:

sheesh, cant you be a little nicer you old cranky so and so!!!!
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Post by: IMNCARN82 on January 02, 2010 - 10:18:30 PM
Got to drive mine today!!!      :woohoo:
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Post by: wagesofsin on January 02, 2010 - 10:56:41 PM
Got to drive mine today!!!      :woohoo:




awesome!!!!!!!!
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Post by: tonefiend on January 02, 2010 - 11:05:36 PM
I actually got to drive mine this week as well. Not because of the weather.  It's always nice in San Diego.  It actually ran for a few days!  Until the throttle cable busted and my harmonic balancer went wobbly and I noticed my fan clutch is going out.  Just when you think you have run out of stuff that could go wrong....

I'm taking the weekend off to ride my motorcycle and watch some football.  Next weekend I'll install a new throttle cable, fan clutch and take a look at my wobbly harmonic balancer.
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Post by: thenuke1 on January 03, 2010 - 05:30:51 AM
:bananasmi   lets hear it :2thumbs:

ill post up a before and after ...

i took video of how it sounded before the entire resto and ill take one tomorrow after the wash
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Post by: wagesofsin on January 03, 2010 - 07:17:52 PM
looks like its time to rebuild my front end.  :working:

went driving around today, and noticed at slow speed, like rolling up to a light, the front end wags back and forth a bit, not severe, but you see it.
and sometimes, when cruising 40 - 50 the front end vibrates slightly. i can feel it in the wheel slightly as well. looks like i got a " shaker" hood, 'cept its all of it! its more prominent on the drivers side as far as i can tell. tires arent wearing wierd either.
im leaning toward ball joints. bearings are new, and i did new inner and outer ends.
i dont have a front sway bar, and i want to put one on., but then i have to find some lowers c/arms to take one right?

woo hoo, lets get this year rolling!!

 :smilielol:
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Post by: brads70 on January 03, 2010 - 09:38:20 PM
looks like its time to rebuild my front end.  :working:

went driving around today, and noticed at slow speed, like rolling up to a light, the front end wags back and forth a bit, not severe, but you see it.
and sometimes, when cruising 40 - 50 the front end vibrates slightly. i can feel it in the wheel slightly as well. looks like i got a " shaker" hood, 'cept its all of it! its more prominent on the drivers side as far as i can tell. tires arent wearing wierd either.
im leaning toward ball joints. bearings are new, and i did new inner and outer ends.
i dont have a front sway bar, and i want to put one on., but then i have to find some lowers c/arms to take one right?

woo hoo, lets get this year rolling!!

 :smilielol:
Hey I thought all 74's came with sway bars no? :clueless: :dunno: I'm surprised! :o
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wagesofsin on January 03, 2010 - 10:00:41 PM
Hey I thought all 74's came with sway bars no? :clueless: :dunno: I'm surprised! :o

me too!!!

i have one for the back, but..... no front   :walkaway:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: quapman on January 03, 2010 - 10:10:13 PM
Is it a rall eye car? Maybe the sway bars were std. on them or just 360 cars in 74?
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Post by: wagesofsin on January 03, 2010 - 10:14:31 PM
Is it a rall eye car? Maybe the sway bars were std. on them or just 360 cars in 74?

nope, just a base
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Post by: Topcat on January 03, 2010 - 10:34:01 PM
We have some decent weather going on recently. So today I started applying plastic filler on areas on the underside wherever any small dents are. Then get it all ready for it's second coat of Epoxy primer.

When I was young, I didn't know how to put jacks correctly and lift the car properly.  :misbehaving:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BoughtItNew on January 03, 2010 - 11:58:24 PM
looks like its time to rebuild my front end.  :working:

went driving around today, and noticed at slow speed, like rolling up to a light, the front end wags back and forth a bit, not severe, but you see it.
and sometimes, when cruising 40 - 50 the front end vibrates slightly. i can feel it in the wheel slightly as well. looks like i got a " shaker" hood, 'cept its all of it! its more prominent on the drivers side as far as i can tell. tires arent wearing wierd either.
im leaning toward ball joints. bearings are new, and i did new inner and outer ends.
i dont have a front sway bar, and i want to put one on., but then i have to find some lowers c/arms to take one right?

woo hoo, lets get this year rolling!!

 :smilielol:

Had the exact same thing pop up on my 74 during the TBT Cruise in 08.  Big "maypop" appeared on the L/F tire.  It was only 29 years old w/less than 20K miles on it.  Check your tires, sounds like a slipped belt or tread seperation.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wagesofsin on January 04, 2010 - 08:15:27 AM
Had the exact same thing pop up on my 74 during the TBT Cruise in 08.  Big "maypop" appeared on the L/F tire.  It was only 29 years old w/less than 20K miles on it.  Check your tires, sounds like a slipped belt or tread seperation.

tires are new goodyears.
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Post by: BoughtItNew on January 04, 2010 - 09:27:42 AM
When I was in the tire business we ajusted a few "newer" ones too.  Can't hurt to check before replacing a lot of suspension parts unless they're old with a lot of miles on them anyway.  Those will cause pulling and wandering.  Consistent vibration and shaking is 95% tire related.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wagesofsin on January 04, 2010 - 09:31:38 AM
When I was in the tire business we ajusted a few "newer" ones too.  Can't hurt to check before replacing a lot of suspension parts unless they're old with a lot of miles on them anyway.  Those will cause pulling and wandering.  Consistent vibration and shaking is 95% tire related.

ill swap em with some others and see.
thanks!   :2thumbs:
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Post by: wagesofsin on January 04, 2010 - 02:23:29 PM
UPDATE:

(play unsolved mysteries music here)

what i was experiancing was intermittant failure of the drivers side upper ball joint!!!

i checked it twice yesterday on the lift and it wasnt really moving, i just went out to check wheel runout, and the suckers flopping around like a 90 year old hookers chest!!

dont ask me how i know that either.
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Post by: bb71challenger on January 04, 2010 - 02:49:42 PM
Yikes, sounds dangerous. Glad you found the culprit.
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Post by: BoughtItNew on January 04, 2010 - 08:11:59 PM
Well, there's that 5% not attributable to tires!
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Post by: IMNCARN82 on January 04, 2010 - 09:42:58 PM
So...   How do you know what a 90 yr. old hookers chest looks like?     :icon16:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: brads70 on January 04, 2010 - 11:33:57 PM
So...   How do you know what a 90 yr. old hookers chest looks like?     :icon16:
Paints a picture don't it! :eek7: :smilielol:
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Post by: jwalk on January 05, 2010 - 07:35:46 PM
door hinge pin and bushing
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BoughtItNew on January 05, 2010 - 10:58:13 PM
Play with pinion angle, snubber setting and open up the front of the engine to see if I goofed on the cam timing last winter.

Or

Plow snow if the weatherman is right...but not with the Cuda!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: ghjedi on January 06, 2010 - 02:39:36 PM
I'm going to attempt the installation of my new Go Wing.  Let's hope I drill the holes correctly
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Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on January 06, 2010 - 08:01:05 PM
I'm going to attempt the installation of my new Go Wing.  Let's hope I drill the holes correctly

If you are like me...Measure it a few times before drilling.   :lol:
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Post by: wagesofsin on January 06, 2010 - 08:54:14 PM
If you are like me...Measure it a few times before drilling.   :lol:

i measured 40 x. and i had a decklid with the provisions, and the under lid brackets to boot!!
still didnt end up perfectly centered, mine are a bit in on both sides.( according to the factory cut outs)
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Post by: CHL2T on January 06, 2010 - 11:03:06 PM
When I installed my wing, I just went for it and drilled the holes in the center of the provisions and it worked out great. I actually had to lightly pull the legs together a little to get the allthread through the holes, which I think is perfect as it won't allow the wing to bow in the middle. I didn't use the decklid brackets since I was broke at the time and used hardware store allthread, washers and nuts. I did use fpaps' gaskets however :2thumbs:
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Post by: tommyg29 on February 20, 2010 - 02:28:02 PM
Got lots going on today...the wife is up in Georgia on a business trip! :cooldancing: :working: :working: :woo:
Received Hedman ceramic shorty headers yesterday and stear and gear box should arrive Monday, but that engine bay stuff will have to wait. I'm preparing for March 7 florida mopar nats, so no time to waste.
Today I have the rear end lifted as high as I can get it. Removed the rear valance and leaky fuel tank last night, and now have lots of room down there to sit up underneath and go after any rust, so I guess you could say I'm "restoring" the rear underbody.
Last week I bought the spectra premium fuel tank at Chryco's suggestion, and several cans and rattle cans of eastwoods rust converter, the encapsulator, and the chassis black. I'm brushing out any loose rust, but its really only minor surface rust, and a few small spots in the corners of the scaly stuff. Replacing most of the rubber lines and gaskets while I'm down there too, and maybe the rear shocks.
I noticed the old tank has what looks like a box attached under the inside top of the tank. The new tank doesnt. No baffles which I expected either.
I wonder if that box, which comes down about 4 inches from the top, interfered with my sender float?
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Post by: dodj on February 20, 2010 - 05:41:12 PM
Going to weld in a new rear shock cross member if everything goes according to plan. Got the cross member from Dave @ Roseville, and just bought a new speedglas helmet. All set!
 :working:
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Post by: bentpshrods on February 20, 2010 - 06:04:42 PM
   Finished putting in the new dash. Put the steering column back in, hooked up the stereo, all the little things that go under the dash.  Next I am going to flush all the old brake fluid out and install new and get the brake system back in. Got a lot of brackets and parts to clean and recondition. Thats the problem with putting everything back on a car with new paint.  You have to make every things else just as purty.    :ylsuper:   
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Post by: 67vertman on February 20, 2010 - 07:23:32 PM
Welded up the non stock hole the previous owner put in the doors for mirrors, and ordered all my front end rebuild parts.  I need to find dick brake spindles, backing plates and disk brake clipers mounts, before I can start on the front end.
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Post by: CHL2T on February 20, 2010 - 10:28:53 PM
Changed the oil, installed voltmeter, put a thin coat of Home Depot .97 flat black on the roof, adjusted the "Challenger" and "R/T" on the grille, installed the lower windshield trim and finally, as the sun was going down, started installing the back window trim and vinyl top trim.

Oh yeah, I also fired it up and listened to it idle for a half hour :2thumbs:
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Post by: Moparal on February 20, 2010 - 10:36:45 PM
I went and got some mickey et streets for my car today, sold some mopar stuff and my engine, tore down an old truck rear for the sure grip, Went and did about 10 miles worth of burnouts in my car today, it was 60 something degrees, very nice day.Started gathering up parts for cudaguys dana, checked on picking up my engine vat, dropped off a bunch of 383 engine parts for a road runner im fixing for a friend, ordered his 383 pistons and hung a rimblow and a ralley steering wheel up on my wall today.  Now im thinking about putting the M1 tunnel ram on my car with 2 holley 660 carbs and installing my headers and some frame connectors
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Post by: 426HEMI on February 20, 2010 - 10:40:52 PM
Just been working to tear it apart.  On the way now to restoration   :woo: :woohoo: :bigsmile:  Sure was fun making progress.   :bigsmile:
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Post by: 74 340 4speed on February 20, 2010 - 11:33:37 PM
I drove mine to work since it was so nice today and had about 5 people ask me if I wanted to sell it. :lol:  I said no and referred them to the site to find project cars.
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Post by: challenged72 on February 20, 2010 - 11:52:11 PM
well today I started sanding the body and engine bay down, tomorrow Ill strip and coat the trunk and floor pans, and get the door jamb and floor areas by the doors ready to cut in, and teh engine bay ready to paint as well  :thumbsup:

Also re-did my door panels, they look good
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Post by: tonefiend on February 21, 2010 - 02:59:39 AM
Trying to get it to run.  Replaced the fuel filter and surrounding lines.  Replaced the vacuum caps and did the tighten up on all the connections.  Checked my vacuum advance adn carb linkages.  Cleaned out the carb.  Went to NAPA to get some parts and supplies.  Went down to Supershops and got some new plug wires for tomorrow. 

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Post by: quapman on February 21, 2010 - 09:21:14 AM
Pulled the 8-3/4 and replacing with a little 7-1/4 on the parts car. More to follow on where the 8-3/4 is headed......

I'm still amazed how easy it is to unbolt southern hardware.

(http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq215/quapman/For%20Sale/rearswap04a.jpg)

(http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq215/quapman/For%20Sale/rearswap06a.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: tommyg29 on February 21, 2010 - 10:44:25 AM
That 7-1/4 looks like it would shear in half with anything close to 500hp.
and gotta love those southern jackstands too! :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: tommyg29 on February 21, 2010 - 08:39:11 PM
heres a similar picture of my car today:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Road_Runner on February 21, 2010 - 09:55:57 PM
I feel a little underachieving about now with all the pictures of cars on stands (or stumps :bigsmile:), and all I've done this weekend is continue to gather parts to try to get my Barracuda solidly on the road.  I knew it would need some work when I bought it but just like every project I've ever started, its turning out to involve a little more than I originally figured on.  I've got a few days off scheduled in a couple of weeks so I'm hoping to get a little more active then.  This was the first decent weekend around here in a while so I spent the day yesterday working in the yard and today recovering!!

Later, Jim
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Post by: dodj on February 21, 2010 - 10:07:57 PM
What's up TommyG, outta stumps?   :roflsmiley:
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Post by: quapman on February 26, 2010 - 09:08:52 PM
Y'all making fun of my jack stands?   :roflsmiley:   :poopoke:   :roflsmiley:

The one on the right is solid black walnut!
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Post by: Moparal on February 26, 2010 - 09:19:09 PM
yeah it took nuts to get under it :roflsmiley:
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Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on February 26, 2010 - 09:20:38 PM
Y'all making fun of my jack stands?   :roflsmiley:   :poopoke:   :roflsmiley:

The one on the right is solid black walnut!


Oh Geez,

  So after holding your car up, they become firewood?    :poopoke:
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Post by: quapman on February 26, 2010 - 09:40:43 PM
I was thinking of making Auto-Grip handles from it......
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Post by: Topcat on February 26, 2010 - 09:50:35 PM
Stripping paint off the upper header panel and lower valence.
Was doing it today and then it started raining heavy forcing me to shut down.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: dodj on February 26, 2010 - 09:59:22 PM
Y'all making fun of my jack stands?   :roflsmiley:   :poopoke:   :roflsmiley:

The one on the right is solid black walnut!
How much for shipping to 55605? I could make a good gun stock out of that jack stand!
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Post by: Road_Runner on February 26, 2010 - 11:51:56 PM
I was thinking of making Auto-Grip handles from it......

Would you mind saving me a piece about the size of a Fender Tele???  That would be stunning!  Seriously, if you shape some handles out of it I would love to see them when your done.

Later, Jim
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Post by: Road_Runner on February 26, 2010 - 11:53:23 PM
How much for shipping to 55605? I could make a good gun stock out of that jack stand!

Hands off!!  A Telecaster body is obviously the higher use for such fine wood!!  :ylsuper:
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Post by: LAA66 on February 27, 2010 - 12:25:22 AM
 Looks like we're watching it rain this weekend. :drunk:
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Post by: CHL2T on February 27, 2010 - 12:59:41 PM
I believe I may install the bumpergaurds on the Challenger and do the ammeter bypass thing.
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Post by: dodj on February 27, 2010 - 03:23:53 PM
Hands off!!  A Telecaster body is obviously the higher use for such fine wood!!  :ylsuper:
Depends on the kind of noise you wanna make. :bigshades:
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Post by: UKcuda on February 27, 2010 - 05:48:41 PM
Finally got round to fitting headlamp relays to handle my Halogen lamps.
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Post by: tommyg29 on February 27, 2010 - 06:46:29 PM
finished "rustproofing" the underbody with eastwoods stuff, plus aligned the front with caster/camber adjustments, was going to test drive and check the toe but it started raining.
I did what Chryco suggested with the eccentric bolts and went fronts out/rears in.
Car was steering straignt, but the right front had too much negative camber. Hopefully I at least got it close.
After looking at the stock setup closely, am I right in assuming that the front eccentric bolt mostly adjusts camber and the rear bolt mostly caster??
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Post by: 67vertman on February 27, 2010 - 08:46:18 PM
Pulled the rear window and cleaned up the window channel.  The old owners used bondo as metal... :villagers: so now I have some more metal fabbing to do.

Gettine ready to pull the trunk pan, rear windon filler and fix the rust. :crazy:
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Post by: coupman35 on February 27, 2010 - 11:19:37 PM
Work on my heater box it reaty to go back in ones i get my heater core .
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Post by: quapman on February 28, 2010 - 09:55:12 AM
Found a home for that 8-3/4 that came out of the stump-mobile....

(http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq215/quapman/JS23N0B/getemrollin01.jpg)

We got all crazy and used REAL jack stands. The guys I got the car(s) from were VERY nice and lent the aid of their cherry picker as well....

(http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq215/quapman/JS23N0B/getemrollin08.jpg)

Rollin!

(http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq215/quapman/JS23N0B/getemrollin10.jpg)

Back home.....She's a B5 383HP 4-speed. Floors are bunk, but rails and cowl/firewall are rock solid. More to follow.....

(http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq215/quapman/JS23N0B/got-er-home01.jpg)
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Post by: wagesofsin on February 28, 2010 - 08:51:56 PM
well done!!!!!!!

 :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your NEWEST ebody this weekend?
Post by: dodj on February 28, 2010 - 11:47:20 PM
We got all crazy and used REAL jack stands.
Does that mean the black walnut is sold?  :walkaway:
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Post by: Topcat on February 28, 2010 - 11:50:03 PM
Does that mean the black walnut is sold?  :walkaway:

Get fancy and use Buckeye burlwood or Redwood burlwood. marble like texture.
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Post by: dodj on February 28, 2010 - 11:51:54 PM
Get fancy and use Buckeye burlwood or Redwood burlwood. marble like texture.
I'm gonna have to google 'buckeye burlwood'  ???
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: thenuke1 on March 01, 2010 - 08:28:49 AM
couldnt do anything ... im in the So Cal and we had a storm come by so i didn't take the chance ... my wipers dont work on my chally
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Post by: the_engineers on March 01, 2010 - 04:59:46 PM
Nothing to the car...but spending lots of time packing the trailer for the Indy swap meet!
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Post by: challenged72 on March 01, 2010 - 07:59:35 PM
Nothing to the car...but spending lots of time packing the trailer for the Indy swap meet!

Does that get a good turn out? Im going to my frist one in Marietta Ohio next weekend, loading up my extra E and B body parts, also have some cutlass 442 parts and etc

Is there a market for Mopar parts at these, do people buy them or am I wasting my time packing it all up there? Its not an all Mopar meet, so Im afraid nobody will be looking for anything.

also any idea on prices? Do ebay type prices apply or does it go cheaper. Ive done a lot of flea market shopping and selling and the like so I know what to expect, just never been to a car swap meet
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Post by: the_engineers on March 01, 2010 - 08:20:07 PM
It is the largest indoor swap meet in the country...I highly recommend you go to this one if possible.

There's a great market for these parts.  Pricing depends on the seller and the mood.
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Post by: 426HEMI on March 01, 2010 - 08:34:46 PM
Got my top off my car and the new one setting on it and took some more chrome off and almost got a rear quarter off.  If it had been nicer might have got more done
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: challenged72 on March 01, 2010 - 09:41:36 PM
It is the largest indoor swap meet in the country...I highly recommend you go to this one if possible.

There's a great market for these parts.  Pricing depends on the seller and the mood.

I wish I could, I have to go to this one because the girlfriends Grandpa wants to meet me, he's selling some stuff too
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CHL2T on March 01, 2010 - 10:53:12 PM
I will be putting on the new 15" rallyes I just picked up and putting the 14's on the cuda :2thumbs:
Thanks Jeff! (Wiging19)
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Post by: ChallengerGary on March 02, 2010 - 06:39:23 PM
I'll be walking past it over and over again. Wondering if I'll ever get a chance to work on it.  Might pile some more crap on top of it...
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Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on March 02, 2010 - 09:11:15 PM
I dropped off my 440 at the machine shop to start the rebuild process.
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Post by: NoMope Greg on March 03, 2010 - 01:39:05 PM
I'll be walking past it over and over again. Wondering if I'll ever get a chance to work on it.  Might pile some more crap on top of it...

You and me both, buddy. 
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Post by: KM/H on March 03, 2010 - 06:41:48 PM
Look at it every day, waiting for better wetter... It's freesing here, and they use salt on the roads against slippery..
So bad for the chassis, glad my car has crown up in Switserland were they use sand on the roads in wintertime..
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 70cudafan on March 03, 2010 - 09:25:03 PM
taking the cuda and heading to the Mopar Nationals at University Dodge in Davie, Fl.. should be around 200 mopars there
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: LAA66 on March 03, 2010 - 09:37:58 PM
I'll be walking past it over and over again. Wondering if I'll ever get a chance to work on it.  Might pile some more crap on top of it...

 Empty boxes and stuff work well to keep the cats off em too.  :icon16:

 Still raining out here. :P Guess we need it though.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: thenuke1 on March 04, 2010 - 08:25:19 AM
well since i probably cant go anywhere because of the storm ...ill probably check my Wipers motor on the chally to make sure that thats the reason why my wipers dont work ...
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Topcat on March 04, 2010 - 08:45:01 AM
well since i probably cant go anywhere because of the storm ...ill probably check my Wipers motor on the chally to make sure that thats the reason why my wipers dont work ...

You'll still be able to drive in the rain and light snow if you use Rain X.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 426HEMI on March 04, 2010 - 09:44:49 AM
Going to be working on the top and right rear quarter.  Hope the weather is good so I can do a lot of work.   :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: dodj on March 04, 2010 - 09:54:27 PM
You'll still be able to drive in the rain and light snow if you use Rain X.
Or drive really fast.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: tonefiend on March 05, 2010 - 03:45:19 AM
I bought a new carb so I am going to stick that on. Then I will work on scrubbing some of the rubber off the tires.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Challenger III on March 05, 2010 - 03:09:22 PM
Weldin' and a grindin,!  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Aracer on March 06, 2010 - 02:15:31 PM
Going to start it and let it run till it gets hot enough to burn off the intake stems. It did not get warm enough with the non-heated single plane manifold to keep them dry.
      I think heat is needed for the atomization of the fuel and a complete burn. Any way, I installed the no E.G.R., RPM heated. The E.T'S should prove this. Why would they put a heat riser if it wasn't needed. Probably the old intake would work great if I plugged the EGR hole in the bottom of the plenum, and heated it. The EGR chamber was holding raw fuel when I removed it, as if the double pumper was filling it instead of the heads. I point this out for problem solving.  :burnout:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wally426ci on March 06, 2010 - 05:33:31 PM
I finallly oredered the parts to fix my leaking 727 dipstick tube. I'll be changing the oil, and rejetting the carb and  :burnout: hopefully.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CHL2T on March 06, 2010 - 06:05:30 PM
This is what I've done this morning
Put 74 rallyes on Cuda, Drives so much better than the 25 year old rotten flat spotted POS I pulled off, and looks better too!
New 15's on Challenger, I need to outline the letters on the Challenger, Otherwise, perfection
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CHL2T on March 06, 2010 - 08:21:20 PM
Just got through doing the alternator to starter relay rewire thing, re-did the terminals at the alternator, and tightened the voltage regulator, now the volts are rock solid and no more headlight flicker :2thumbs:
Still need to get the ammeter out of the loop, but that can wait
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on March 06, 2010 - 08:25:11 PM
I'm really gonna make an effort to get out to the garage tomorrow!! Supposed to be mid-40's here (ya heat wave LOL) Maybe get my wiper motor out, looks like the roads still have to much salt here to go for a ride but it will be good just to get started on a few things!  :working:  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: moparclown on March 06, 2010 - 10:07:07 PM
Weather was sweeeeet today here,almost 50 degrees.Fired up the 69 Cuda pulled it outside,cleaned the garage out and rolled the Daytona Iroc R/T into the garage.I pulled the turbo out and the new one is in(what a serious pain in the butt)My body aches bad from working like a wild man,but couldn't be happier :roflsmiley:I welcome Spring with open arms :cheers:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: rallye5.7 on March 13, 2010 - 06:53:00 PM
Finally got back to work on it today after almost two months off and brought in some professional help to guide me through a few areas. Got the trans linkages hooked up, finished the trany lines and filler tube. Modified the bell housing cover and installed the starter. The fuel system is in place and wired.Most of the underhood wiring is complete. Tomorrow drive shaft and speedo cable and reinstall the headers. We'll also try to finish mounting the computer and re&re the dash one more time.
Had a few beers time to call it a day :working:................. :cheers:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CHL2T on March 13, 2010 - 07:03:33 PM
Driving them :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Moparal on March 13, 2010 - 07:08:12 PM
Well, Im stuck on the road working, but I did get over to the Indy swap meet and purchase some billet aluminum jet plates for the outboard carbs on my 6pk to re jet it for better performance.  Promax makes these plates
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: brads70 on March 13, 2010 - 10:41:04 PM
Installed new carpet, bolted my new "tuff wheel" together,finish welded my subframe conectors,  ran light bulb harness to slap stick shift light indicator , and  painted some of the undercarrage.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: rtgambit on March 13, 2010 - 11:17:58 PM
Gonna do some trunk lip welding on Sunday. I don't think I'll have time for much else (missus made other plans for the afternoon).  :stomp:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: thenuke1 on March 14, 2010 - 02:12:55 AM
i FINALLY have a weekend day off which is tomorrow ... BUT i got a medical term test on monday so i might study for a bit and take her out for a wash and cruise to get lunch or something ... then come back home and study some more
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on March 15, 2010 - 11:40:29 PM
I brought it home out of storage for a little bit. Put some miles on it, tweak the carb some. I replaced the driver's side header gasket that was leaking. Isolated my blue pump better so it's not teeth chattering loud anymore, and fixed my trans mount issue.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Topcat on March 16, 2010 - 12:06:47 AM
I stripped the passenger door and fender today then primered them.
 
I'm estimating now that it might be about gallon and a half of primer to completely epoxy primer the whole car.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 422STROKER on March 16, 2010 - 07:17:46 PM
If the weather holds off I'm going to move it from my rental garage to my new(to me) house garage.  I had it running today after charging the battery, fired up without much fanfare, but the stink was unreal.  Made my eyes burn but my smile was :bigsmile:

Tom
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: dodj on March 16, 2010 - 08:46:59 PM
Finished seam welding the rear frame rails, POR15 and seam sealer. Under coat next. Next, I need to go over Shelbydogg's rear axle post in the archives. If you haven't seen it, it's a good how-to for 8-3/4" rears.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 67vertman on March 16, 2010 - 10:46:06 PM
Call it my two week project..... :bricks1:

I took my car to my friends shop and we have been replacing the trunk pan, dutchman panel, and filling in the roof line seams.  We are now getting ready to paint it flat black this weekend.

He are some pics of the progress......

(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/001.jpg)

(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/002.jpg)

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Post by: the_engineers on March 17, 2010 - 12:22:28 AM
Looks great!
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Post by: brads70 on March 17, 2010 - 10:46:25 AM
nice workmanship!!! looks fantastic! :2thumbs:
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Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on March 17, 2010 - 09:48:43 PM
a set of rallye's mkae a big difference!  :clapping:
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Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on March 18, 2010 - 08:08:44 PM
I see the stripe on the top is finally going somewhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :2thumbs:
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Post by: 67vertman on March 18, 2010 - 08:17:26 PM
I see the stripe on the top is finally going somewhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :2thumbs:

Yep...The stripe is gone.. :crazy:...I will post some pictures this weekend.
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Post by: tonefiend on March 19, 2010 - 01:59:34 AM
Bringing a buddy over to try to diagnose the problems with my car and see if we can't get it to run. 
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Post by: wally426ci on March 19, 2010 - 06:56:28 AM
Hopefully doing this:  :burnout:

I need to jet the carb and fix my trans pan leak too.  :working:
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Post by: NoMope Greg on March 19, 2010 - 12:34:21 PM
Cleaning up and re-installing some interior panels - unless I get too bogged down with yardwork.  Spring has sprung in San Diego and my yard is looking like a jungle. 
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Post by: Challenger III on March 19, 2010 - 03:51:08 PM
Hopefully starting to actually install new panels now that i'm almost done with frame and inner structure repairs!  :woo:
Then on to the front half of the car.  :puke:
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Post by: arcticmopar on March 19, 2010 - 05:30:57 PM
 Open the shop door(w/o looking outside) Start her up and get to temp,make sure she is ready to go and then...shut her down. Go and close shop door while looking at the ice and snow :violin: :bigsmile:
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Post by: Road_Runner on March 19, 2010 - 11:43:36 PM
Call it my two week project..... :bricks1:

I took my car to my friends shop and we have been replacing the trunk pan, dutchman panel, and filling in the roof line seams.  We are now getting ready to paint it flat black this weekend.

How hard was replacing your trunk pan?  I'm fairly handy, but other than pre-paint prep work and some rust grinding & treating I've never patched or replaced a panel and I'm thinking about trying to replace the Barracuda's trunk as a first true body project.  Do you think this is something a bodywork 'novice' could do & do correctly?

Thanks, Jim
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Post by: thenuke1 on March 20, 2010 - 04:04:05 AM
washing it, taking it to work, pumping gas somewhere far lol its my daily for a short while ...
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Post by: Hopalong on March 20, 2010 - 11:15:50 AM
I went out and kicked the quarter panel. More rust fell out.  Went back home.  It's hard to get motivated when it snowed yesterday and last night.
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Post by: 67vertman on March 20, 2010 - 05:27:11 PM
My two week, nights and weekends odyssey to eliminate rust has finally come to an end.  :crazy:  :jumping:

 I replaced the trunk panel, Dutchman panel, rear quarter extension, fixed the rust in the passenger rear quarter panel and on the passenger door and filled in the roof seams.  I also ruffed in most of the body work, as the car will be totally striped of paint, (when I get that far) and sprayed with flat black, some call it “Hot Rod” black. 

So now she is all one color, at least on the outside.

 I will start putting all the trim, wheels and tires and interior back in when I get back from vacation.

Here are some pics…….

(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/100_1471.jpg)

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Post by: tommyg29 on March 20, 2010 - 05:50:35 PM
looking good.
What kind of coat/paint is that?
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Post by: BadJoey on March 20, 2010 - 05:50:49 PM
Just got home from my 2nd ride of the year . Not sure if this is something to feel good about or not but smoked a guy in a Cadilac Elderado isn't that their version of a performance car ?
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Post by: wally426ci on March 20, 2010 - 07:10:38 PM
I washed the car today after a fresh oil change and slid sideways out of the alley.  :burnout:

Makes me think of how I have missed her.  :bananasmi
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Post by: 67vertman on March 20, 2010 - 08:31:50 PM
looking good.
What kind of coat/paint is that?

Just some good old Dupont Flat black. 
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Post by: CHL2T on March 20, 2010 - 08:46:25 PM
Took a small cruise in the Cuda, while at the same time my nephew was driving the Challenger :2thumbs:
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Post by: tx9aarcuda on March 21, 2010 - 10:45:40 AM
I had to put brakes on my wifes Stratus today so I was in the same garage as the Cuda thought about taking the cover off and looking at it but didn't. All I need is some warmer weather and money
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Post by: cowboy on March 21, 2010 - 10:50:26 AM
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Vent on a little cruise, first time this year...   :burnout:       :cooldancing:    :droolingbounce:
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Post by: Aracer on March 21, 2010 - 02:12:32 PM
70 degrees out; installing a 140GPH, 9psi fuel pump that's replacing the red Holley electric.  And new brake lines on the axle housing with new brass block and braided steel flex line to the body. You know ,, just to keep the "hot blond y", company in the garage while she does the laundry.  :cooldancing:
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on March 21, 2010 - 10:17:41 PM
Changed out my junk optima red top battery. dont ever let them go dead! they certainly don't "come back".

Also added a trunk lid gas shock. Just compliments the electronic latch a little, useless, but i like it.
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Post by: Moparal on March 21, 2010 - 10:34:16 PM
Glad to see you postin more Mike.  Must be settled in with the new wife and starting to get back to more the usual than the bling of being ....well , you know......I had hear that about those batteries to.   
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on March 21, 2010 - 10:42:01 PM
Glad to see you postin more Mike.  Must be settled in with the new wife and starting to get back to more the usual than the bling of being ....well , you know......I had hear that about those batteries to.

I'm kinda on my vehicle "swing" it feels like. Just installed the roll cage in stuff in my Wrangler and am at a 'resting point' with it really. I'd like bumpers, winch and such...but the weather is perfect to get my car out in. Before the brutal summer gets here. Drove it 4 out of the last 7 days, planning on driving it to work tomorrow. Just tinkering on things, dial it in a little better.  :bigsmile:
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Post by: the_engineers on March 23, 2010 - 09:32:17 AM
When is the new motor?
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Topcat on March 23, 2010 - 04:43:39 PM
Talkin with the body shop estimator tomorrow.

For now, I would just like to get the dings and small dents out of the front fenders and rear quarter panels. Then we can talk paint on the underside, and interior.
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Post by: wally426ci on March 23, 2010 - 05:28:20 PM
Changed out my junk optima red top battery. dont ever let them go dead! they certainly don't "come back".

Also added a trunk lid gas shock. Just compliments the electronic latch a little, useless, but i like it.

Mike, please post up how and what parts you used. Sounds cool.  :cooldancing: You could treat it like a porsche spoiler and take off when it pops...

 :bigsmile:
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on March 23, 2010 - 05:56:52 PM
Mike, please post up how and what parts you used. Sounds cool.  :cooldancing: You could treat it like a porsche spoiler and take off when it pops...

 :bigsmile:

Will do, i did a quickie mount out of 3/16" plate just screwing around. Not very pretty, where its mounted to the trunk hinge supports is pretty weak. it works, but wants to flex when compressed. amazing how thin the steel is there. works just fine, when it comes 'rebuild' time i will make a 'real' mount for it and gusset the trunk lid mount for it. its in 'working' condition, just needs improvements..
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Post by: bb71challenger on March 25, 2010 - 08:16:51 PM
Trying to put my new(to me) seat covers on the rear seat frame. Not having much luck at the moment but I did get the old cover off lol.
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Post by: thenuke1 on March 25, 2010 - 08:56:42 PM
thinking of taking the chally to both Cars Coffe & Bagels & Supercar Sunday ...
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Post by: loco340cuda on March 25, 2010 - 09:53:38 PM
Yesterday I installed a pair of Remflex header and collector gaskets on my 417 SB stroker in the Cuda.  They seem like nice gaskets but I will have to take a few trips in the car to see how well they work.
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Post by: Topcat on March 25, 2010 - 10:08:05 PM
Same thing as last week. Stripping paint. But I'm almost done.
The body shop estimator couldn't make it. Hopefully this week-end he can.
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Post by: moparmaniac59 on March 26, 2010 - 10:14:51 AM
First car show of the year for my car club saturday (Tidewater Mopar Club) in VA Beach, VA. It was 68-70 degrees & sunny for the last two days. It's raining now and supposed to be a high of 50 Saturday, but thankfully no rain called for. I hope we have a good turnout. I am looking forward to it!! Nothing like classic Mopars and free BBQ!! :woo:


                                                    Matt B.
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Post by: Challenger III on March 26, 2010 - 11:18:41 AM
Finally installing new sheet metal!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on March 26, 2010 - 12:04:03 PM
Nothing!  Gonna work on my buddy's 40 Dodge Biz coupe!  :bigsmile:
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Post by: 72hemi on March 26, 2010 - 12:25:27 PM
Cleaning mine today for the Good Guys car show tomorrow.
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Post by: 69daytona on March 26, 2010 - 12:49:46 PM
I will be changing the oil pan on my 70 challenger, have a milodon 8qt and it bottoms out and rips holes in it when doing hard cornering on rough roads, Thought the new shocks and 1" torsion bars would have helped this but no.
Will be putting the 6qt hemi pan on for extra ground clearence.
Will also be looking for a new rally center cap as the right front broke loose, still have all the bolts though.
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Post by: CUDA JAS on March 26, 2010 - 12:53:08 PM
I HOPE to finish up my new fuel system.

New Elect Fuel pump, new reg, new 3/8 lines front to back.

Then fire it up for the first time in months!!!

 :bigsmile:
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Post by: challenged72 on March 26, 2010 - 08:34:59 PM
Finish stripping the roof, getting the car ready for primer  :thumbsup:
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Post by: 67vertman on March 26, 2010 - 09:48:49 PM
I started putting the car back together, front bummper, road lamps, hood pins, re-wired the rear lights, and put all the rear tail lights, and body plugs back in.  Tomorrow is the rear window, window trim, seats and door panels.

All this work just to rid the car of rust,  :bananasmi  and it is worth every minute and all the scapes and cuts. 
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Post by: 67vertman on March 27, 2010 - 09:32:13 PM
Whew, what a day.

I cleaned and dyed my rear seats, top a bottom from white to black and the sun visiors. Changed out the slave wheels back to the Ralley's, put the rear window in, painted the door gaps to match the outside of the car, put all seats and door panels back in.  I put the seam sealer in the trunk, polished the rear window trim and put that in as well a hundred of other little things.

Here are some photos of the progress......it is starting to look like a whole car again.

(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/100_1477.jpg)

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Post by: tonefiend on March 27, 2010 - 09:39:41 PM
Going to head over to Mopars at the Strip tomorrow and see if I can scare up some parts.
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Post by: thenuke1 on March 28, 2010 - 12:04:08 AM
Whew, what a day.

I cleaned and dyed my rear seats, top a bottom from white to black and the sun visiors. Changed out the slave wheels back to the Ralley's, put the rear window in, painted the door gaps to match the outside of the car, put all seats and door panels back in.  I put the seam sealer in the trunk, polished the rear window trim and put that in as well a hundred of other little things.

Here are some photos of the progress......it is starting to look like a whole car again.

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is that primer on your car or matte black either way it looks awesome

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Post by: CHL2T on March 28, 2010 - 12:27:56 AM
Installed the luggage rack on the Cuda, the first hole was the hardest, every one after that was easy :smilielol:
Was driving around in it and took a picture of this :2thumbs:
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Post by: 67vertman on March 28, 2010 - 12:45:42 AM
Installed the luggage rack on the Cuda, the first hole was the hardest, every one after that was easy :smilielol:
Was driving around in it and took a picture of this :2thumbs:

Yep.....flat black, it turned out pretty cool.
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Post by: barracuda7199 on March 28, 2010 - 01:01:02 AM
well handm i would have to stop and bug them about that car!! what a find!!
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Post by: tonefiend on March 28, 2010 - 01:30:19 AM
Installed the luggage rack on the Cuda, the first hole was the hardest, every one after that was easy :smilielol:
Was driving around in it and took a picture of this :2thumbs:

Nice rims onthe blue buick! 

;)
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Post by: DetMatt1 on March 28, 2010 - 07:51:31 AM
I will be looking over at mine every so often while I am working on the B-body.
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Post by: Aracer on April 02, 2010 - 12:58:00 AM
Drag racing it @ Infineon, Sonoma, CA., Saturday, April 3., daytime.     
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckiqMw3g790       
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Post by: tonefiend on April 02, 2010 - 04:06:40 AM
I might cruise it down to Cruisin Grand this friday night. Then again it might be hectic down there and I really need to get some miles on it before I feel comfortable takiing it out of my AAA towing range so I may take the driver. 
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Post by: brads70 on April 02, 2010 - 08:51:07 AM
installing the last of my brake parts, installing steering column and if I get time finish up the exhaust?
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Post by: bb71challenger on April 04, 2010 - 08:43:02 PM
I actually did something constructive on my car today. Following the recent liberation of funds that should allow me to finish my car I got busy putting the seat cover on the rear seat. I need new seat foams for the front so they will have to wait.
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Post by: tonefiend on April 04, 2010 - 11:33:47 PM
Drove it about 40 miles to pick up a buddy, then did some cruising around town. Then we headed to the coast and cruised the 101 from Oceanside to Del Mar and back.  Headed back to Vista to drop him off.  Then I cruised back home went through Highland Valley which is a winding country road to Ramona then back home to Poway. 

Probably about 200 miles today without a hitch and the car ran perfectly!

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Post by: challenged72 on April 07, 2010 - 06:37:56 PM
It will be sitting in the dark while I Pick up my 73 340 rallye challenger

 :icon16:

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Post by: Cdnchallenger on April 07, 2010 - 08:49:35 PM
Installing my new gas tank.

 :woo:
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Post by: tonefiend on April 07, 2010 - 08:53:16 PM
I don't know what my car is going to be doing, but I am going to the Goodguys show in Del Mar.  :)
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Post by: NoMope Greg on April 08, 2010 - 02:02:13 AM
I don't know what my car is going to be doing, but I am going to the Goodguys show in Del Mar.  :)

Me too!  Which day are you going?
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Post by: tonefiend on April 08, 2010 - 02:09:02 AM
Me too!  Which day are you going?

I don't have any plans set in stone, but probably Saturday.
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Post by: thenuke1 on April 08, 2010 - 02:17:51 AM
gotta give the Old girl a good wash and WAX !!! her first since the resto 2 years ago !! Cruising Van Nuys on Weds and Spring Fling next WEEKEND !!!
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Post by: ChallengerGary on April 08, 2010 - 05:30:28 PM
Gonna walk by her some more and wonder aloud when I will get the time and the $$ to do her
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Post by: widing'cuda on April 11, 2010 - 01:24:55 PM
Took the 'cuda out of winter storage and replaced the termostat and dist. hold down clamp.
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Post by: thenuke1 on April 15, 2010 - 10:08:49 PM
cruising Van Nuys was last night ... freakin awesome ... this weekend is SPRING FLING !
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Post by: tonefiend on April 16, 2010 - 12:24:17 AM
I am going to keep it warm and cozy under a tarp while I go to spring fling.  I can't afford a 150 mile tow in the "unlikely" event of a mechanical failure.

It will be my goal to have the 340 built for fall fling, and drive it there. 
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Post by: IMNCARN82 on April 17, 2010 - 06:17:45 PM
I slid the Charger over and nestled the 'cuda in for a full day of tinkering. Having the shop is fantastic!!  I'm lovin' it!!!   Finally ripped the seat out and cut a small slit in the hump to allow the 5 speed to go up a touch more.  It paid off!  Way less of a vibe in the pistol grip. Took her out on the freeway and it's much better. It's so nice when things help. Most of the time it seems when I fix something...I screw somethin' else up!  Been chasing this rattle for a while now. Messn' with the pinion angle,measuring all over. Checking this,Trying that. You know...   Tinkering.    Guess I better go for a cruise. Seems everytime I go out someone wants to race. This morning it was a new black Kamero...  His plate said "I8YRSRT"   He didn't want any part of me after 10 seconds.  And last night it was WRX and BMW for Dinner.    Yum.     Havin' fun here.             :working:        R/T
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Post by: tonefiend on April 17, 2010 - 08:59:45 PM
Change of plans.  Sticking on all the loot I scored at the Spring Fling swap meet.   Word to the wise, at 8am saturday it's loaded with cool stuff.  By noon most of the good stuff is gone. Get there early!
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 17, 2010 - 09:20:40 PM
may go to the junkyard in search for a 3.23 or so 8 3/4" third member...not quite sure yet.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: sleepychallenger on April 17, 2010 - 10:31:38 PM
gonna start pulling all the trim off the car to get ready for a sand and primer. Next weekend will be the sand and primer, then getting the body straight, then take the vinyl top off and work the roof, then high build primer, then sit until i return.
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Post by: Moparal on April 18, 2010 - 04:43:25 PM
May take my car down to the Mopars at the Battleship  this weekend and go cruisin :burnout:

It would be with Bullitt  and Rusty/SE
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Post by: dutch on April 18, 2010 - 04:47:59 PM
made a start with Dynamat...  just a few sheets on all panels already make huge difference  :thumbsup:

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg101/smidje71/cuda%20comes%20home/opbouw%20cuda/dynamat002.jpg)
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Post by: sleepychallenger on April 18, 2010 - 05:36:02 PM
May take my car down to the Mopars at the Battleship  this weekend and go cruisin :burnout:

It would be with Bullitt  and Rusty/SE

Wish i could have made it there with you guys this year. everything was on track for me to go...then my mother in law came down... :aarg:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: autoxcuda on April 20, 2010 - 04:33:05 AM
Change of plans.  Sticking on all the loot I scored at the Spring Fling swap meet.   Word to the wise, at 8am saturday it's loaded with cool stuff.  By noon most of the good stuff is gone. Get there early!

List what did you got at Spring Fling?
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: tonefiend on April 21, 2010 - 04:37:12 AM
Hood scoops for my RT hood I have to install.  Package tray, DODGE letters for my hood.  hood bumpers, Owners manual, a whole bunch of fastners and assorted small parts, some paint.  Nothing major but a ton of small stuff I needed.
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Post by: BadJoey on April 21, 2010 - 08:22:45 PM
Put new weather stripping around the trunk and the doors . 100 times easier then I was expecting . Sometimes life is good . :clapping: :clapping:
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Post by: thenuke1 on April 23, 2010 - 11:56:27 AM
not sure yet ... im still on the fence about Burbank Kiwanis this Sunday. We'll see
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Post by: sleepychallenger on April 23, 2010 - 02:22:29 PM
stripping the chrome off the car now....almost ready to sand and prime
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Post by: RB2929 on April 23, 2010 - 11:02:19 PM
Finally have a weekend w/o snow, rain, or tornadoes. :bananasmi
Saturday, giving the Rumble Bee a long over do inside/outside wash.
Sunday, cruising the Cuda

The Moog front end rebuild kit arrived.  Figure that it will take longer than a weekend to install. So, enjoying the car before she's on jacks for a month or two. :faint:
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on April 23, 2010 - 11:58:53 PM
Stering gear should be out tomorrow....  providing I can get the exhaust man out w/o to much hassle..  :dunno:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: tonefiend on April 24, 2010 - 03:04:23 AM
I have a million little things things to do this weekend.  I need to make and install a gas tank filler tube to body gasket so my trim ring fits snugly.  Then replace the filler tube to tank seal.  Also I need to clean out the trunk and look into fixing a cracked filler tube trunk seal.  Then paint the flip top gas cap base black.  Under the car I need to fix up my kickdown linkage and install the spring up by the carb.  Up front I need to put on the new lug nuts and unilug spacers for my Keystone Klassics.    After all that I need to install the drivers side front turn signal lens, and paint the rear spoiler.  While the pain is in the gun I'll paint the grille black ala R/T after I polish the shiny bits.  If I have time I need to repaint the black on my rims.  Then....  take apart and inspect my remote mirror to see if I can get it to work.  Then I'll do the tighten up on the pass side mirror so it stays in place.  I also need to install my Grans Spaulding Dodge lic plate frame and Scat Pack decals in the qtr windows.  If I have the time I'll check out the leak by the trans, and install a shift kit and change the trans fluid.  Also add a qt of oil while the hood is up.  While I am down by the lic plate I need to install the right hardware for my rear valence.  It's loose on one end and fitting poorly.

I hope I can get some of that stuff done this weekend.  I'll need to get a MC ride in as well.  It's supposed to be nice at the beach and that means the bikinis will be out in force.   :cooldancing:
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Post by: quapman on April 24, 2010 - 11:58:09 AM
Well, this morning I got my new heater core for the 73, took some parts off the S.E., removed the windshield and dash assembly out of the 70 R/T (so nobody steals the VIN tag or speaker grilles) and tried to decide how to juggle all the wheels I want to keep/not keep on the cars I'll be selling.

If it doesn't rain, I'll be bleeding brakes and installing an antenna on the 73.

Front valance and parking lights went in last week.
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Post by: Challenger III on April 24, 2010 - 12:25:15 PM
Moving it to the shop for the summer.
 (http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/mike-62_photos/70%20Challenger%20Restoration/106.jpg)
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Post by: moparclown on April 24, 2010 - 09:26:35 PM
Last year at this time(1st pic)
As of today(2nd pic)
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Post by: sleepychallenger on April 24, 2010 - 11:05:49 PM
after who knows how long of having a duchman panel that I got from clown, i finally found a use for it. we replace a good section of the rear winshield channel from the extra area that he included. Thank you so much clown, you really saved my butt.

now i just have three pin head sized holes from under the vinyl top to fix and all the metal work on my car is done!!!
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Post by: Topcat on April 24, 2010 - 11:40:54 PM
Pulled the small dent out at the drivers mirror using stud gun.
Fabbed quarter panel corner to match up correctly to the top of door.
Goodmark...ya know! Alot of grinding and welding to get these just right.

Aligned door lines to quarter panel. then tried to get fender aligned to door. Called it a day. OMG this alignment work is brutal.
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Post by: widing'cuda on April 25, 2010 - 07:18:42 PM
Took the 'cuda on her first car show of the season with two Norwegian friends from this forum
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Post by: 41husk on April 25, 2010 - 07:28:24 PM
Rain through the weekend ending Tuesday.  I guess I will be looking at it in the garage.
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Post by: thenuke1 on April 25, 2010 - 08:04:43 PM
well no burbank show BUT the weekend wasn't a waste ...

bought these at spring fling 2010 & 2009

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/Car%20show/IMG00041.jpg)

and today i decided to put them on the car after some painting ... they need to be finished but ill do that when they dry ... both of them were broken but for $5 and $3 bucks a piece ill get by specially when they go from 40-75 on ebay...

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/Challenger/utf-8BSU1HMDAwNTYuanBn.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/Challenger/utf-8BSU1HMDAwNTkuanBn.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/Challenger/utf-8BSU1HMDAwNTUuanBn.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/Challenger/utf-8BSU1HMDAwNjAuanBn.jpg)

i also got a bit creative with my blackberry... lol

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/Challenger/utf-8BSU1HMDAwNjEuanBn.jpg)
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Post by: 41husk on April 25, 2010 - 08:20:13 PM
Cool a plumb crazy R/t Blackberry.  What you got in it?
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Post by: 422STROKER on April 25, 2010 - 09:17:44 PM
Nothing but a sponge bath and putting miles on it. :icon16:

Tom :bigshades:
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Post by: _Russ_ on April 26, 2010 - 01:36:03 AM
Dreaming about buying it   :droolingbounce:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: thenuke1 on April 26, 2010 - 09:58:09 AM
Cool a plumb crazy R/t Blackberry.  What you got in it?


 :roflsmiley:  512 MC & a litium battery
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: ChallengerGary on April 26, 2010 - 07:51:13 PM
Nothing but a sponge bath and putting miles on it. :icon16:

Tom :bigshades:

Aahhhh, who gave you a sponge bath?!?!?   :roflsmiley:
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Post by: 422STROKER on April 26, 2010 - 08:00:12 PM
Aahhhh, who gave you a sponge bath?!?!?   :roflsmiley:

Ha, don't I wish.LOL  Only the car gets that lucky....

Tom :drunk:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 67vertman on May 02, 2010 - 02:56:05 PM
I put on my belt molding.  It is never fun drilling hole in your car,  :grinno: but it wasn't to bad. I also cleaned up my window wiper grill covers, as the last time it was painted they sprayed them orange.

(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/100_1717.jpg)

(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/100_1716.jpg)

(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/100_1718.jpg)
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Post by: BadJoey on May 02, 2010 - 09:14:37 PM
Changed a leaking header gasket . I had to jack up the motor but it was worth it . That leak was bugging the heck out of me and taking some of the fun out of driving around . :cooldancing: :cooldancing: :clapping: :clapping:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: tonefiend on May 02, 2010 - 09:35:41 PM
I drained some water out of the tank and drove it arouond town.  That took me an hour to get out of the grocery store talking to car guys about it.  Then cruised through a windy mountain road through the country and some farmland to get all the water out of the bowls of the carb and had a blast. 
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Post by: Topcat on May 03, 2010 - 01:22:58 AM
I finished wrestling with the body lines.

Finally got it figured out. The right side fender and door needs out just a .... hair forward.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Kryde on May 03, 2010 - 12:13:53 PM
Replaced the motor mounts.

Next weekend should be upper control arms, then the car might be mobile again!  :biggrin:
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Post by: Moparal on May 06, 2010 - 06:56:31 PM
Adjusted my valves and installed promax car outboard plates on the 6 pack   Worked good
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Post by: sprecks on May 06, 2010 - 08:01:30 PM
Delivered it to the body shop today, won't be doing anything with it this weekend. :swear:
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Post by: IMNCARN82 on May 07, 2010 - 07:29:56 PM
I'm going here for some fresh snow pics.  :bigsmile:
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Post by: tonefiend on May 09, 2010 - 10:53:54 PM
I'm going here for some fresh snow pics.  :bigsmile:

God damn that is a cool looking car! 

Spent some time with my mother.  I couldn't get her to help me work on my car so we had to go to lunch. 
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Post by: CHL2T on May 10, 2010 - 01:20:20 AM
Did a front pad slap on the Cuda, best $15 and 15 minutes that I've spent so far!
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Post by: shadango on May 10, 2010 - 01:13:03 PM
I installed a rad. overflow tank (no more peeing at every cruise in for me).....and also welded up the inner fender-to-shocker tub brace in my passenger front wheel well
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Post by: dutch on May 10, 2010 - 02:15:53 PM
I installed a rad. overflow tank (no more peeing at every cruise in for me).....and also welded up the inner fender-to-shocker tub brace in my passenger front wheel well

did it turn out nice?  burning holes or paint?
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: moparclown on May 14, 2010 - 06:40:57 PM
A big thanks to Nicks classic parts for getting me the brand new TTi 1 7/8 small block headers,they are great fitting piece and are worth every penny :2cents:
So I got the headers installed,steering coupler,axles and rear drag radials on and changed the oil and filter.Now its time to reroute the wires and other small things and build the new exhaust.
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on May 14, 2010 - 08:14:11 PM
Lookin' good!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: vinb on May 14, 2010 - 09:50:18 PM
moparclown,
That is really starting to look very cool... :2thumbs:

couple more photos please!!!
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Post by: Topcat on May 15, 2010 - 02:58:31 AM
Engine looks good Doug. But what's with the 3 hose clamps?
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Post by: tonefiend on May 15, 2010 - 04:52:30 AM
Man that is looking sharp.  I'm taking note of those headers, I'll be needing some soon.
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Post by: moparclown on May 15, 2010 - 06:44:10 AM
Thanks guys
The interior is nearing completion as is the hood and scoop that I have been working on.
The 3 clamps came about because at 7200 rpms the fan decided to give out and wiped out my good radiator,so with this intake and radiator I needed to make a slight sweep and made it happen with a piece of copper pipe inside the hose(hope to change soon)
The headers are TTi's new ones that most haven't even heard of yet(no step headers here)And if you follow there directions they go right in.When I put the driverside in from the bottom,I laid there in aw thinking something has to be wrong because it went right in without the use of pry bars and vulger language
Heres a couple of pics Vinb
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Post by: troutstreamnm on May 15, 2010 - 09:33:27 AM
I'm a big fan of TTi's just for the reason you mentioned  :2thumbs:

Weather is looking good here so I'm taking the 71 to a big show on Sunday  :cooldancing:  Should be fun  :woo:
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Post by: vinb on May 15, 2010 - 10:34:10 AM
That's way cool for a street machine.
 
What hood did you say your going with?

If it's the SuperStock hood they do make them in several heights, If so don't go with the tall one, it may not look right overall with a small tire on the back..

Can't wait to see it completed.... :thumbsup:

Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: moparclown on May 15, 2010 - 03:59:10 PM
Not much clearance about a 1/2" is all. :bigsmile:
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Post by: Topcat on May 15, 2010 - 11:47:51 PM
Did bodywork all day yesterday and today. I was covered in bondo dust. I must've looked like a Zombie at the end of the day.
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Post by: dutch on May 16, 2010 - 03:15:10 AM
mounted qtr glass,  cleaned up rear window & trim. got new trimclips installed and hope to install the rear window somewhere today  :cooldancing:
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Post by: _Russ_ on May 16, 2010 - 03:26:45 AM
This weekend (and Friday), I had an inspection carried out, and a price negotiated (via proxy) on my dream car!

All I have to do is wait for the funds to transfer, and then for the hand-over to take place and it will be mine  :cooldancing:

 :woohoo:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: moparclown on May 16, 2010 - 06:39:56 AM
I am using my E body as a storage shelf :roflsmiley:
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Post by: thenuke1 on May 17, 2010 - 06:03:56 AM
not the weekend but still fun ... tomorrow im probably going to shop around for new front tires for my 71 chally ... she deserves them
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Post by: babyelephant on May 21, 2010 - 05:54:37 PM
Degreased and steamed the floor's underside + engine and wheel housings. Not been done properly since 2006 now.

(http://www.chryslerklubben.org/roar/aIMG_4864.jpg)

(http://www.chryslerklubben.org/roar/aIMG_4775.jpg)

Here I've finished the rear axle and trunk underside, and degreaser is working in the front area.
(http://www.chryslerklubben.org/roar/aIMG_4760.jpg)

Tight in here as I didn't remove the wheels.
(http://www.chryslerklubben.org/roar/aIMG_4841.jpg)

The photographer had a busy time :)
(http://www.chryslerklubben.org/roar/aIMG_4763.jpg)

(http://www.chryslerklubben.org/roar/aIMG_4825.jpg)

Finished the work with steaming away all loose grit around the wheel lips, bumpers and lower fenders.
(http://www.chryslerklubben.org/roar/aIMG_4861.jpg)

The next day the engine bay got degresed and steamed, and the car washed with microfiber gloves and two buckets of water. And grit guards of course. :)
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Post by: widing'cuda on May 21, 2010 - 05:59:47 PM
looking good :)
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Post by: IMNCARN82 on May 22, 2010 - 02:44:02 PM
Tomorrow is MoPaRs at Bandimere dragway. I'll be there early for the swap. Might run the 'cuda down for the first time. She's not completely ready but I'd wood the biatch!   :bigsmile:    Been cruisin' around all over the place. Got into it with a cobra last night. We didn't get to finish it. My girl said we had him. It was close.   :horse: R/T
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Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on May 22, 2010 - 07:29:21 PM
`New gas tank..........70 centers replacing 73s.............Pics wil be posted in the resto section............
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Post by: JH27N0B on May 22, 2010 - 11:58:43 PM
Dug my convertible out of the garage, where it has been hibernating since November.  Started right up after splashing a little 2 cycle gas into the carb.
I changed the oil and drove it over to the local cruise this evening.  It was nice to have it out for a spin!  :burnout:
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Post by: moparclown on May 23, 2010 - 09:03:34 PM
Insured and tagged and abused just a little bit :burnout:
Got the hood on and have had both holley carbs apart,but it runs some good now :woohoo:
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Post by: Aracer on May 29, 2010 - 11:01:17 AM
Racing 440 @ Infineon.
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on May 29, 2010 - 01:14:57 PM
Gonna get back to puting her together today. Had a minor detour this morning. Dads (86) maxima wouldnt start. Had to get him hooked up with a battery. Hoping NIKKI's ready to go by monday!
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Post by: 67vertman on May 29, 2010 - 07:34:35 PM
Degreased and painted my A-Body disk brake spindles and 11 3/4 disk brake brackets and dust shields.  I also installed my new front and rear torque boxes.  I got them from www.sheetmetalstuff.com they require a small amount of fabrication and some hammering to get them fit, but they went in pretty easy. I also installed my shackle brace's.  My “laying on back” welding skills on the other hand, needs some practice.

Next week I get to put in my frame connectors... :jumping:

Here are some photos as I know you like them.

(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/100_1726.jpg)

(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/100_1725.jpg)

(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/100_1724.jpg)
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Post by: tonefiend on June 01, 2010 - 04:16:40 AM
I spent Memorial Day cruising the coast from Oceanside to Del Mar and back.  Spotted a few bikinis and ate a hamburger along the way. 
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Post by: peterro on June 03, 2010 - 12:18:17 AM
I think I'll replace some undercoating that I cleaned off that was soaked with oil (nice and clean/no rust under). I'll then work on taping off the body and give the chassis a coat of semi-black before I put the suspension back in.
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Post by: mcgheejt on June 03, 2010 - 07:46:21 AM
Picked up that car last weekend from the garage.  Noticed the mechanic had put the air cleaner on backwards (no problem).  I didn't notice at the time that he had put the valve covers on backwards too.  Grrr. So, I am switching them back. 
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Post by: rallye5.7 on June 04, 2010 - 06:16:06 AM
Gonna get back to reassembly this weekend.Had a two legged distraction for the last couple months but after re-evaluating my priorities its time to get back to work on the car.
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Post by: RB2929 on June 04, 2010 - 03:46:25 PM
Finally had the small exhaust tips replaced by correct ones.  These came from Dave at Roseville.
The muffler shop charged $95 for the remove/replace,  I called around and that was the cheapest price. 
Oh, and a much needed oil change.
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Post by: quapman on June 06, 2010 - 07:37:32 AM
Last weekend I installed driver's mirror, wipers, washer bottle, new heater core and heater box and a few other little things I can't remember. Continued slicing up the 74 Chally.

Yesterday, R&R on the trans pan gasket AGAIN (paid someone to do it last time and it LEAKED). I'll start a thread with pics for the fancy molded pan gasket. Despite what wages says, I DID get fluid dripping down my arm.

Front brake job on the 99 Ram 1500, too.

Took a break from dissecting the 74.
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Post by: wagesofsin on June 06, 2010 - 10:54:06 AM
 :screwy:
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Post by: brads70 on June 06, 2010 - 10:13:51 PM
Got some wiring done. Got the new CD player, tach, gauges , and Msd box all wired up!
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Post by: peterro on June 06, 2010 - 10:25:14 PM
Taped off bottom of the body, did some undercoating repair and killed a few areas of very minor surface rust. All of this is in preparation for painting the chassis black. Won't get that done this weekend. Maybe some night this week.
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Post by: thenuke1 on June 06, 2010 - 10:41:33 PM
Lifting her up to see why when i go over 30 she starts to shake ... im thinking i need an allignment and new tires... BUT pops wants to me sure ...
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Post by: mopar12372 on June 06, 2010 - 10:46:31 PM
Last weekend I installed driver's mirror, wipers, washer bottle, new heater core and heater box and a few other little things I can't remember. Continued slicing up the 74 Chally.

Yesterday, R&R on the trans pan gasket AGAIN (paid someone to do it last time and it LEAKED). I'll start a thread with pics for the fancy molded pan gasket. Despite what wages says, I DID get fluid dripping down my arm.

Front brake job on the 99 Ram 1500, too.

Took a break from dissecting the 74.
good for you !! wages is a retard anyway  :rofl:!
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Post by: thenuke1 on June 09, 2010 - 10:16:47 PM
well my quick and painless new tires purchase and alignment wasn't so quick and easy ...

when they lifted the car .... ball joints upper and lower looked like crap... so we have to switch those out and the gear box was EXTREMELY loose ....
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Post by: Moparal on June 09, 2010 - 11:00:15 PM
Im hoping to get started on installing a set of closed chambered heads on my car.
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Post by: CHL2T on June 09, 2010 - 11:20:47 PM
Gonna finally slap a cheap stereo in the Cuda :2thumbs:
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on June 10, 2010 - 08:18:00 AM
Maybe get NIKKI up and running ... baring any unforseen complications... o please please please!!!!!!!
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Post by: Rare_T_A on June 10, 2010 - 04:13:58 PM
At the show last weekend I bought a set of wide rocker moldings for the T/A. I might get the nerve up to start drilling holes and installing them.   :scared:   I was thinking about waiting till after Carlisle in case I mess up but I've been itching to get them on.
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Post by: wally426ci on June 10, 2010 - 09:08:11 PM
Hey Ken did it have them originally?

I need to put my dimmer switch in and then i may take it to an all Mopar show in Maryland on Sunday.  :swaying:
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Post by: moparclown on June 10, 2010 - 10:50:22 PM
I installed the lokar throttle cable I got from sledgehammer,took a bit of work but was well worth it.I also installed the 4:10 suregip unit but ran out of gear oil before I got it topped off.Was a good night in the garage tonight and now I am off to bed.
Doug
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Post by: Rare_T_A on June 11, 2010 - 03:26:32 PM
Hey Ken did it have them originally?

I need to put my dimmer switch in and then i may take it to an all Mopar show in Maryland on Sunday.  :swaying:

No I don't think they were even available. I put on the wheel well moldings on right away when I got the car done. I've been kicking around the idea of adding the wide moldings and decided after 20 years it's about time. I just like the way they add to the cars looks. I don't plan on ever selling the car so I could care less if someone would think it woud hurt the value. When I die and Nancy sells it I won't care then also.  :smilielol:
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Post by: Rare_T_A on June 11, 2010 - 03:34:46 PM
Almost forgot.........Wally have a great time at the show. I hope your weather is better than all this rain we are getting.
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Post by: moparclown on June 11, 2010 - 08:01:00 PM
Got home from work and finished topping off the rear and took it out for a test drive.Everything felt great so I decided to stand on it a little bit and BOOOM($&*!$$*&^%$#@),now the trans is sitting on the floor and I am waiting to hear back from my tranny guy.
Doug
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Post by: ChallengerGary on June 11, 2010 - 09:14:51 PM
Dude, That SUCKS!!!  Sorry to here about the Kaboom!
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Post by: 1970 RT Challenger 1970 on June 11, 2010 - 09:40:12 PM

1971 426 hemi challenger convertible project car

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBqdkb2qmaU

found this on youtube, lol!
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Post by: wally426ci on June 11, 2010 - 10:00:44 PM
Thanks!! I agree, I would rather enjoy the car then go 100% correct. I just figured with how original yours looked, it may have been a factory thing.

 :bananasmi

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Post by: sleepychallenger on June 12, 2010 - 09:51:02 AM
hopefully gonna get some time to do more sanding getting ready for the base coat of primer.
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Post by: brads70 on June 12, 2010 - 10:53:00 AM
Installing the T/A stripes from Challenger Gary! ( Thanks again!) and undercoating the rear wheel wells, painting the chassis. Gotta get things moving for Carlisle! :2thumbs:
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Post by: moparclown on June 12, 2010 - 12:56:56 PM
Just got back from my buddies place where we tore down the trans and found nothing wrong,think I destroyed another torque converter.Oh well I had a new aftermarket converter waiting to be installed anyway so I am headed back out to the garage to install them in a few minutes and I hope to have it ready to go up to a local show tomorrow.
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Post by: 67vertman on June 12, 2010 - 03:49:07 PM
I rebuilt my driverside door hinges, it was easier than i thought, except getting the bolts in and out..... :pullinghair: The door no longer sags when you open it.  :jumping:

I also worked on the front fender and got it linned up with the door better. After lunch, I need to find out why the air conditioning vents keep falling down.
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Post by: cj on June 13, 2010 - 09:35:06 PM
Over the last few weekends got the shop to the point where we could get the cars in and have some space to do a little work.  Lots of little stuff.
Finally put on the stripes we got from Challenger Gary.  Went really well, I was afraid I would mess it up.
Took off my worn & pitted chrome mirrors and replaced them with a pair I ground down, filled & painted.  Not perfect but it looks better and will do the job until I get the others rechromed.
Put in the tach I've had for months.  Was tightening up the connection on the coil and Snap...broke the bolt!!!
3 steps forward and 1 step back...Tomorrow I get a new coil.
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Post by: tonefiend on June 13, 2010 - 10:29:49 PM
I drove it about 100 miles from here in Poway through Ramona around the back country then back home.  It is running like a top and got thumbs ups and comments the whole way. 

Thanks to you guys for helping me out and answering all my questions. I could not have doen it alone.    :)

Other than that I am in the planning stages with my 340 motor.  Since the 318 is running well, I think I will rebuild the front end and work onthe brakes next.  I still have a bunch of small details to work on as well. 
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CUDA JAS on June 14, 2010 - 08:39:10 AM
well...took it out for a spin, or three...changed the oil and put on a NAPA Gold filter...no more FRAM for me!!!

Next weekend I want to paly with my timing and vacume advance to see if I can improve my bottom end.


Then its back to.... :burnout:
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Post by: acudanut on June 14, 2010 - 04:15:16 PM
 I'm letting mine rest. ZZZZZZZZ
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Post by: thenuke1 on June 14, 2010 - 06:43:25 PM
picking up my Chally from a massive suspension overhaul cant wait to try her out !
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Post by: tommyg29 on June 19, 2010 - 10:39:53 PM
took her out for the first time in 3 weeks to Homestead Speedway, to watch my nephew run hot laps with his 996 porsche. Its only 20 minutes from my house.
They had a few dozen cars from different clubs and motorsports companies paying for use of the track.Saw my first ZR1...impressive looking, especially with that transparent hood bubble thingy.
My nephew specializes in e85 nowadays, having converted numerous cars to the stuff. His 996 was the fastest on the track, blowing by even the zr1 and anything else that was there. Lots of hopped up shelby stuff and lots of other porsches too. He did the standing mile at Dade Collier airport (in the middle of the florida everglades) last month at 202 mph.
His was not only the quietest car on the track, he was running it with the a/c on full blast!
Incredible street car!!
(http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af41/trgreen/IMG_0177.jpg)
(http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af41/trgreen/IMG_0180.jpg)


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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on June 19, 2010 - 10:59:12 PM
Tomorrow I'm playing another round of "bend the dipstick"  :horse:
(http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/BIGSHCLUNK/Steering%20Gear%20II/SteeringGear12004.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: ChallengerGary on June 19, 2010 - 11:08:21 PM
Tomorrow I'm playing another round of "bend the dipstick"  :horse:
([url]http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/BIGSHCLUNK/Steering%20Gear%20II/SteeringGear12004.jpg[/url])


Sounds painful   :roflsmiley:
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on June 19, 2010 - 11:21:59 PM
It has been!  :grinyes:   :roflsmiley:
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Post by: CarelianCuda on June 20, 2010 - 09:47:44 AM
I replace original headlights at some east european made but close enough to oem look H4 halogen headlights in friday, because sealed beams are not legal here.
I also switch aftermarket amber parking lights bulbs to the clear bulbs for same reason (and for oem look).

No time to do more, but i think at i couldn't do much anyway because more parts are not arrived yet.
Except it's always at good moment to try find some electrical problems :eek7: :screwy:
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Post by: sleepychallenger on June 20, 2010 - 12:04:16 PM
pulling the windshield out so i can cut some more metal out and hope to get all the metal done before leaving. two weeks left at home...i think i can do it.
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Post by: widing'cuda on June 20, 2010 - 03:26:12 PM
Added some new rims to the 'cuda this Saturday :)
(http://cuda.widing.biz/img/pic/cuda_rims.jpg)
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Post by: peterro on June 21, 2010 - 01:51:42 AM
I like those wheels Jørgen.

I tried to attach a photo but it said the upload folder was full. It was only a 200k file.

In any case, my son and I got the rear-end back into the Challenger since the chassis is all cleaned up. I have some more pictures on my blog http://thepistonhead.com/?p=279 (http://thepistonhead.com/?p=279).

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Post by: tonefiend on June 21, 2010 - 01:52:02 AM
Pulled my grille, headlight rings and bezels off then cleaned them up.  This week I am going to strip the anodizing, fix the dents, then polish them up. 
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Post by: dutch on June 21, 2010 - 03:58:55 AM
Added some new rims to the 'cuda this Saturday :)
([url]http://cuda.widing.biz/img/pic/cuda_rims.jpg[/url])


awesome looking car  :2thumbs:  I never saw a picture of it other than your avatar..... true beauty  :drool:
mine`s a bs23noe as well.
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on June 21, 2010 - 01:08:55 PM
I went on the Rods and Roses Cruise for Make a Wish. Now, I have to put in a sending unit.  :banghead:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: widing'cuda on June 21, 2010 - 04:39:09 PM
awesome looking car  :2thumbs:  I never saw a picture of it other than your avatar..... true beauty  :drool:
mine`s a bs23noe as well.

Thanks, the wheels really made the car pop. And it's fare better to drive then with the 235/60-14 and 255/60-15 I had before.
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Post by: 422STROKER on June 22, 2010 - 05:50:51 AM
Changed the headliner last night.  What a mess, I would have never thought there was that much insulation above the original headliner!  Had the headliner in a box for 2 years figured it was time to do it..LOL

Tom :working:
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Post by: Rare_T_A on June 22, 2010 - 09:35:07 AM
Nothing this weekend. last weekend we took the T/A for a drive. I hate it when those rear tires get carboned up so we cleaned them off.    :burnout:   After that we cleaned the car up. Got the stuff we need to take to Carlisle loaded and loaded the car in the trailer. Throw the cover over and put her to bed. Did take the R/T for a long drive Saturday and Sunday. Just cruised around and had the classic rock blasting. It was just great!
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Post by: rallye5.7 on June 27, 2010 - 11:04:05 AM
Getting ready for first start of the 5.7. Fluids are in (no leaks), final adjustments on linkages. Should be running in the next two hours.  Video to follow
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Post by: 67vertman on June 27, 2010 - 01:37:04 PM
Fixed an exhaust leak, have you ever tried welding on 40 year old rusted exhuast pipe... :banghead:  :banghead:  Lots of splattering and the weld looks like a pile of dog-doo....but no more cracked and leaking pipe.... :clapping:
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Post by: ChallengerGary on June 27, 2010 - 01:50:51 PM
Didn't do anything on my Challenger but did finish the body work on the '67 Satellite I am doing for a customer.  Plus, painted the jambs, trunk, tail light bezels and hood scoop.  Hope to paint the body on Tuesday night  :cooldancing:

(http://challengergary.com/images/decklid_painted.jpg)

(http://challengergary.com/images/painted_hood_scoop.jpg)

(http://challengergary.com/images/primered_6-26-10.jpg)
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Post by: shadango on June 27, 2010 - 02:17:53 PM
Nothing exciting here....

Saturday I installed the new gunslinger shifter handle.....pulled my steering wheel and can to tighten up the loose turn signal lever screw....

Today, just degreased and cleaned up my engine bay , then gave her a wash all over.  Quaility bonding time.

 :bigsmile:
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Post by: brads70 on June 27, 2010 - 02:43:57 PM
Fixed an exhaust leak, have you ever tried welding on 40 year old rusted exhuast pipe... :banghead:  :banghead:  Lots of splattering and the weld looks like a pile of dog-doo....but no more cracked and leaking pipe.... :clapping:

40 YEAR OLD EXHAUST PIPE?????? WOW never even heard of such a thing , never mind seeing one? LOL I'm in Canada   ie road salt......5 years at best on steel exhaust systems driven in the winter
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Post by: rallye5.7 on June 27, 2010 - 08:34:13 PM
IT'S ALIVE !!

2 1/2 Years and the 5.7 finally fired.  A minor electrical problem and small fuel leak at the pressure guage and it started and idled right out of the box.

 :swaying: :jumping: :crazy:  friends and neighbours came over to celebrate.  :cheers:

Thanks to everyone who helped


Unfortunately the camera crapped out for the first start, but was revived for the first drive.

(http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/b466/360rallye57/first%20run/th_FIRSTDRIVE.jpg) (http://s1046.photobucket.com/albums/b466/360rallye57/first%20run/?action=view&current=FIRSTDRIVE.mp4)
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Post by: shadango on June 28, 2010 - 05:40:36 AM
 :cheers:
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Post by: dutch on June 28, 2010 - 12:57:34 PM
 :2thumbs:  :burnout:
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Post by: NoMope Greg on June 28, 2010 - 01:04:25 PM
Spent Saturday doing enough engine assembly to seal it up and packing my parts into the car in preparation to ship it, pending completion of the sale.  :walkaway:
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Post by: Aracer on July 01, 2010 - 01:38:00 AM
Racing @ Infineon July 3.
      The 4.30 axle is back in with .010 back play. Wired the fuel pump direct to the battery. Hopped up the distributor with .370 advance slots and two 5 gram each, Mopar Perf. springs.with no vac. advance.
      Stock rocker arms and new lifter and push rod to replace the one that bent last month. Hopefully the 440 car runs in the 12's like the 340 did with 4.30's. :horse:
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Post by: tonefiend on July 02, 2010 - 12:20:31 AM
Working on restoring my grill.   Tomorrow my buddy who does paintless dent repair is going to take out a few small wrinkles on the "tool shelf"  :nono:   Then I can cler the polished aluminum, let it hang for a few days then shoot the SEM trim black. 
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Post by: IMNCARN82 on July 02, 2010 - 09:17:58 AM
Cleaning her up nice!  Sat. is Golden's huge car cruise, Sun. is a show up in Estes park.  Oh... So I'll probably be cruisin' around all weekend.   :bigsmile:
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Post by: 72hemi on July 02, 2010 - 09:31:33 AM
I'm hoping to rebuild the door hinges and swap doors on the 70 Challenger, and if I have enough time (will be spending most of the weekend working on my wife's 53 pickup) I will weld on the front clip.
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Post by: ChallengerGary on July 02, 2010 - 10:47:42 AM
I'll be wet sanding and buffing the '67 in order to get ready to FINALLY work on my Challenger   :bigsmile:

(http://challengergary.com/images/painted_7-1-10_a_smaller.jpg)

(http://challengergary.com/images/painted_7-1-10_b_smaller.jpg)

(http://challengergary.com/images/painted_7-1-10_c_smaller.jpg)

(http://challengergary.com/images/painted_7-1-10_d_smaller.jpg)
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Post by: Topcat on July 10, 2010 - 10:25:42 PM
High temp primered my Hemi engine today.

Painting it either Tuesday or Wednesday then putting everything on. Pics soon.
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Post by: rallye5.7 on July 11, 2010 - 07:30:16 AM
Installed the hood , fenders and some small bits. 41 days till Moparfest don't know if I'll make it,

<a href="http://s1046.photobucket.com/albums/b466/360rallye57/Challenger%20reassembly/?action=view&current=PICT0927.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/b466/360rallye57/Challenger%20reassembly/PICT0927.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket">[/url]

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Post by: CHL2T on July 11, 2010 - 02:47:49 PM
Replaced the upper ball joints on the Challenger yesterday, didn't have a 3/4 drive for the socket so I used a  pipe wrench instead (wasn't going to spend 20+$ on a breaker bar) worked fine, although I wouldn't  advise  anyone to do it that way. ;-)
Thinking about doing the lowers but domestic duties will be in order instead.
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Post by: 1970 RT Challenger 1970 on July 11, 2010 - 08:20:44 PM
The Gas Gauge was below 1/8 of a tank so it was time to fill it up and go for a cruise.
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Post by: 422STROKER on July 11, 2010 - 09:24:57 PM
Replaced the fan clutch assembly in the Challenger with a new Viscous set up, wiped it down, and installed my new Decal on the Air cleaner.

Oh and drove it to Carlisle PA, 450+miles and plenty of gas! :burnout:

having a sweet time, not looking forward to going back to work though.LOL

Tom
(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/1982/carlisle2010044.jpg)
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Post by: CUDA JAS on July 18, 2010 - 01:03:53 AM
Well...this weekend I drove an hour+ to pick up my new Mallory 110 pump and summt exhaust system, and AED vac secondary quick change kit.   Might instal the AED tomorrow, the rest while I am on my vacation in a week, good father, daughter time. :biggrin:
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Post by: brads70 on July 18, 2010 - 02:00:41 PM
Driving mine everywhere! ( just got it on the road the day before I left for Carlisle)
I took it to Church this morning and when I came out there was a crowd around it! I told them I brought it so I could say "just driven to church on Sundays by and old man"   :bigsmile:
Gonna put some miles on it to make sure the bugs are out of it!  Darn thing STILL is covering me with leaves out of the vents when I go above 80 MPH??? :roflsmiley: I put my second tank of fuel in it today....440's sure get thirsty! But the huge grin on my face is well worth it! My 3 boys are fighting over who gets to ride shotgun! :grinno:
Lots of thumbs up and positive comments all the time! I can't park it without someone looking it over when I come back. I'm surprised how many women like it? Didn't expect that? My wife hates it....I brought it to the speedway I work at and had 3 wives of racers wanting to go for a ride! LOL
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Post by: peterro on July 21, 2010 - 01:27:04 AM
Started the re-assembly process of the car and was able to spend most of Saturday and part of Sunday getting some quality time.

More on what I did: http://thepistonhead.com/?p=294 (http://thepistonhead.com/?p=294)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: moparclown on July 24, 2010 - 10:13:38 PM
I have been cutting up and rebuilding some gilled fenders for the 71.
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Post by: ChallengerGary on July 25, 2010 - 11:40:10 AM
How many fenders are you going to hang on the car?????? :roflsmiley:
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Post by: Challenger III on July 25, 2010 - 01:01:28 PM
!!!!! :scared:
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/mike-62_photos/cuda.jpg)
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Post by: hotrod98 on July 25, 2010 - 03:52:15 PM
My wife and I took our 71 street radial class Barracuda to the track this weekend and made a few passes. It was near 100 degrees and the traction was terrible. We could only run around 9.0 in the 1/8. Might take my Pro No E 71 Cuda out next weekend.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: moparclown on July 25, 2010 - 09:16:16 PM
How many fenders are you going to hang on the car?????? :roflsmiley:
I had 5 gilled and 2 non gilled to start with and I am hoping I end up with 4 gilled when I am done.Heres two mated together :scared:
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Post by: cudadave72 on July 25, 2010 - 09:57:07 PM
Hottest day of the year so far (100 plus!) and took her out for a cruise. Ran perfect, although I was hot as hell!!
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Post by: babyelephant on July 29, 2010 - 06:47:54 PM
Some maintenance done preparing for holiday start Saturday, a 5 hour drive to Rättvik in Sweden going to the Classic Car Week. Highlight of the year to me. At Thursday the largest Mopar gathering in Europe (500+ ? ) is held in Orsa with 1/8 mile open to Mopars only.   :)

Oil change with filter, tranny fluid and filter, coolant and thermostat, greased front end, new poly tranny mount, new rear stabilizer poly end links. I have new polyloc engne mounts too, but no guts to start on them. Too tight in there and as I now have original 340 exhaust manifolds to replace headers I rather do both jobs together some day.
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Post by: JH23 on July 30, 2010 - 09:02:11 AM
this week end  i go to granby for the biggest car show in quebec... arround 3000 car.. a great show!
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Post by: thenuke1 on July 30, 2010 - 12:33:08 PM
not doing something with the ride but doing something FOR the ride....

taking a drive down to bakersfield to pick up a 71 Challenger windshield ... FREE !

shout out to mojavered!
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Post by: drewcrane on July 30, 2010 - 02:27:04 PM
Having my annual carshow/party,cant wait,last years pic

(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/9095/dsc02620tiltshift3party.jpg) (http://img695.imageshack.us/i/dsc02620tiltshift3party.jpg/)

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Post by: brads70 on July 30, 2010 - 07:48:32 PM
Installing new lower ball joints and reinstalling the drivers side window with new window hardware! ( Thanks Dave-Roseville!  :2thumbs:)
Then maybe install the new heater core I have ready to go in.
Oh...right...AND LOTS OF DRIVING!  :woo: It's a long weekend here in Canada! :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on July 30, 2010 - 08:00:30 PM
Burned off about 5 gallons of Exxon/Mobiles finest today. Will repeat tomorrow.    :burnout:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CHL2T on July 30, 2010 - 08:19:11 PM
Got my newly installed upper and lower ball joints lubed for (((FREE))) from my local lube shop. Other than that driving the both of them alternately and working on the 69 getting it ready for some color :woo:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on July 31, 2010 - 08:03:09 PM
put this big orange thing in it, and started attaching do-dads:
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad45/eb3-grancoupe/July%2030%202010/1970_Barracuda_016.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: tonefiend on August 01, 2010 - 01:34:38 AM
I drove it to work on Friday then to Cruisin Grand in Escondido friday night.  Drove it around all day then topped off my oil.  It's burning about a qt per 500 miles.  Then I got some screws and installed the cowl vent screens I picked up off ebay a while back.  Not exactly on the level of some of you guys replacing major structural parts of the unibody or doing machine work on hemis but I did get a little dirty.  :)

This thing burns so much oil and smells so bad I think it's nickname is going to be deepwater horizon.  If the hole in the ozone layer shifts over San Diego, I'll know why. 
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: thenuke1 on August 01, 2010 - 08:35:21 AM
took the drive down to bakersfield to pick up the windshield. Cleaning it tomorrow im gonna see if i can get it installed tomorrow aswell...
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: ESGEE on August 01, 2010 - 10:20:37 AM
Trying to get my 1970 Sublime RT/SE Challenger ready for Mopar at the strip(in Sweden) but cant figur out some electrical stuff :horse:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 6PKRTSE on August 04, 2010 - 02:46:12 PM
Nothing........I just look at it for now. Until I pay off the other 70 Charger project I picked up. The Challenger project is on hold for now because everything for this car is going to be real expensive....... All alum Keith Black, 16 plug, EFI, big inch twin turbo HEMI is going to take awhile.... 
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: ChallengerGary on August 13, 2010 - 10:38:49 PM
This afternoon, I unburied my Challenger.  I am actually going to start working on it this weekend  :bigsmile:  First step will be to install the new torsion bars so that it actually sits level.  Then, I need to weld a small patch in the driver side lower quarter.  After that, go to town on the body.  I should be able to have it ready for paint within about a week or so (unless another paying customer brings in a car).

I also started to wet-sand and buff the 72 Charger SE that I and doing for a customer.  :cooldancing:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: acudanut on August 14, 2010 - 10:00:26 AM
 Gary, nice Job on the 72 Charger.. The customer has bad taste in his color choice though. :2cents:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: brads70 on August 14, 2010 - 10:11:19 AM
Installing the new fuel sender Dave at Roseville sent me. :2thumbs:
 Figures....every time I go to install it the gauge starts working again? :pullinghair: :smilielol:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 72hemi on August 14, 2010 - 10:41:49 AM
Taking my Challenger to the Wine Country Mopar Show in Sonoma tomorrow.
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Post by: wally426ci on August 27, 2010 - 09:12:13 AM
After 3 months of sitting, i just pulled the car out. i will re-jet the carb and take it to Shrewsburry, pa cruise tonight. And stop past a new favorite BBQ spot in Jefferson, Pa.

 :burnout:
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Post by: ChallengerGary on August 27, 2010 - 09:29:23 AM
Shhhhhh - I MAY be painting my car tomorrow   :woohoo:
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Post by: JH23 on August 27, 2010 - 09:37:10 AM
first saturday morning.. i go to my new house for do the inspection with the inspector.. i go to the new house with the 'cuda and after that 2 day of car show in my city..
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Post by: dutch on August 27, 2010 - 10:27:31 AM
I`m installing new wiring ... and I will eat spagetti to stay focussed... :biggrin:
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Post by: brads70 on August 27, 2010 - 12:12:50 PM
Me...I'll be keeping the oil companies in business by burning up some their finest blends.  :bigsmile:  Going to a couple of different cruise/car shows and to the stock car track on Saturday night.  :canada::rebel:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: rallye5.7 on August 27, 2010 - 08:10:54 PM
Just going to install a couple new pieces of trim and drive it. The 5.7 runs better than expected and put on just over 600 break-in miles last weekend.
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Post by: tommyg29 on August 27, 2010 - 10:40:22 PM
pulled it out of the garage for the first time in 2 weeks this evening and took some pictures of it down the street. Its running nice, but found a 2 inch scratch on one of the billboards. Pi$$ed me off!! since its about the only blemish on the car.

(http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af41/trgreen/Plymouth/IntheSwamp2.jpg)
(http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af41/trgreen/Plymouth/IntheSwamp1.jpg)
(http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af41/trgreen/Plymouth/IntheSwamp4.jpg)
(http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af41/trgreen/Plymouth/IntheSwamp3.jpg)
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Post by: brads70 on August 28, 2010 - 12:55:35 AM
Beautiful car Tommy! :clapping:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: ChallengerGary on August 29, 2010 - 09:00:46 AM
I DID IT!!!!  I painted my R/T yesterday!!  Feels GREAT to make some progress on MY car (even though it won't be mine for much longer  :(  )
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: brads70 on August 29, 2010 - 10:00:00 AM
Is that burnt orange gary? Looks good! :2thumbs:
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Post by: ChallengerGary on August 29, 2010 - 03:08:48 PM
No[pe - it's FE5 Rallye Red - crappy cell phone camera kind of screws up the color.  Went by the shop a little while ago and it looks pretty good - car is very straight although I've definitely got some wet sanding to do - more than it's share of runs in the clear :pullinghair:
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Post by: moparclown on August 29, 2010 - 09:47:22 PM
I DID IT!!!!  I painted my R/T yesterday!!  Feels GREAT to make some progress on MY car (even though it won't be mine for much longer  :(  )
That looks freakin awsome Gary,I can't wait till I get some paint on mine(still in mock up mode)
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Post by: Cooter on August 29, 2010 - 09:58:06 PM
I got something done ..Installed the left rear quarter panel finally....

(http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x227/chaney_032/DSCF2168.jpg)
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Post by: peterro on August 29, 2010 - 10:35:35 PM
Worked on the drivers side door latch to get it lubed up and working. It didn't work too well and I may have to replace. Also finished buffing up the stainless around the side glass. I'd like to get the glass and weatherstripping installed this week. Then I can move to sound deadener inside the car.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Topcat on August 30, 2010 - 12:31:10 AM
Finishing up chasing the bodyline on the passenger side.

I can't believe how much it takes to get it just right. I study it methoidically. Sanding it ever so gently in the smallest angles; being ever so careful not to cross the finished edge. Then throw on another primer on it to see it again. Its sooo close now.

Determined!  :banghead:

The question I ask myself is: When will it get perfect?
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on September 02, 2010 - 12:34:13 PM
Just got the motor mount fixed. Now 3 car shows in 3 days, plus a cook-out.  :burnout:
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on September 03, 2010 - 08:57:08 AM
I'm not even gonna wash her!! Just DRIVE!!!!!!!!  :burnout:  :burnout:  :burnout:

 :cooldancing:  :cooldancing:  :cooldancing:  :cooldancing:  :cooldancing:
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Post by: ChallengerGary on September 03, 2010 - 08:58:49 AM
I will be installing the vinyl top, headliner, and carpet  :bigsmile:
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Post by: MOPAR FANATIC on September 03, 2010 - 03:59:06 PM
Just got the motor mount fixed. Now 3 car shows in 3 days, plus a cook-out.  :burnout:

MAN jackie,sounds like your gonna have a very busy weekend..................

don't get to  :drunk: though............  :lol:

have a great weekend

Dave.................   :cheers:
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on September 03, 2010 - 10:51:03 PM
MAN jackie,sounds like your gonna have a very busy weekend..................

don't get to  :drunk: though............  :lol:

have a great weekend

Dave.................   :cheers:
Thanks, Dave. I don't drink and drive the Chally.  :nono:  I would do bad things.  :burnout:  :roflsmiley: :roflsmiley:
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on September 04, 2010 - 06:24:24 PM
put about 100 miles on it today, went to a dallas mopar show. Felt good to let it stretch out a little, the car is just an attention junkie though. Lost count of the "nods", "thumbs up", "waves", etc throughout the ride. Whenever I go get the car off the road, I'll surely have to be patient in getting it back together!
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Post by: Cuda72 on September 04, 2010 - 11:14:56 PM
I just installed a new rear bumper that I bought two years ago (the original has seen better days), and while I still had some energy left I installed the rear sway bar that I bought from Addco way back in 1992 (I finally got tired of kicking it around my garage and I recently found the box of hardware that went with it). When installing the rear sway bar the instructions called for drilling two holes in each frame rail, and I thought I would have a hell of a time drilling through the metal but it cut like butter! They must have used extremely mild steel on those frame rails back in the day...
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Post by: Topcat on September 04, 2010 - 11:25:27 PM
Double taped the body line on the right fender. Then skin coat up to it. Pulled it and then skin coated down to it. Sanded it and this time I think I got it right. Hooray!

It's a really hard area to get the contour right because its right at the fender lip.
A busy area, body line wise.

Can't wait for the Fall cool down to begin. Looks like next week it begins here.
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Post by: _Russ_ on September 05, 2010 - 12:41:36 AM
I looked at pictures of mine. 3 months and counting, and I am still to touch it!
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Post by: rallye5.7 on September 05, 2010 - 09:55:24 PM
Went to a show today, first time at a judged show. Came home with with 1st place muscle. It was a combination tuner\muscle show and my son and I were able to attend together for the first time.
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Post by: brads70 on September 05, 2010 - 10:56:48 PM
Nice car congrats on the car show! When I saw the " hood ornaments" holding the Timmies I said HEY that guy must be Canadian! Then saw the North Bay sign! :2thumbs:
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Post by: 67vertman on September 06, 2010 - 09:04:52 PM
I got a lot done on mine today!  :jumping:

Rebuilt both front windows, new nylon bushings and lubed the regulators and tracks....what a big job  :faint: but it feels good to have them done, and they roll up much better and fit perfect.

I also put the 70 Cuda tail panel trim on as well as my new drivers side rear veiw mirror.

Oh and I scraped the $hit out of my arms reaching in to the door frames to get the winows in and out.  :hyper:
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Post by: MOPAR FANATIC on September 07, 2010 - 12:23:34 PM
Went to a show today, first time at a judged show. Came home with with 1st place muscle. It was a combination tuner\muscle show and my son and I were able to attend together for the first time.

 :thumbsup: CONGRATS on your 1st place and nice chally.quick question as i have asked on this board before about crome hood inserts,which i noticed you have on your car.my 71 chally also has them.i have been told here that the factory didn't make them crome.mine are cast crome and i have yet to take them off for casting no's.your car is the only other one with crome inserts that i have yet to see anywhere else.are yours factory or aftermarket?Any cast no's on yours?

any info would be awesome
thanks,dave

 :cheers:
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Post by: moparclown on September 12, 2010 - 07:20:57 PM
Just picked this up today from a long dry storage 1970 340/727 :woohoo:Removed from a 70 340 Challenger :cooldancing:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: rtgambit on September 12, 2010 - 08:49:07 PM
Went to look at a possible new home for the Challenger today. House has the normal 2 bays in the front, but around back under the in-law suite there's another garage with enough room to hold 8 cars!

Other than that, I did some cleaning of the garage space around the 71 R/T and finished off the passenger side suspension on the Polara. Hopefully I can get the drivers side done tomorrow.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Topcat on September 12, 2010 - 10:08:57 PM
Just picked this up today from a long dry storage 1970 340/727 :woohoo:Removed from a 70 340 Challenger :cooldancing:

What happened to the Challenger? Was it still a good condition car? Original to car?
If it was, that owner made a bad decision IMO.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 71cudajoe on September 13, 2010 - 03:07:53 AM
I didn't actually get to do anything with my car this weekend except to go visit it - at the shop where the final stages of restoration are happening. I'm quite excited as it is coming along very nicely and should be ready in time for me to drive it some this season before it has to be put away for the winter.

Here's one picture attached and a link to more if you're interested in checking it out.

Http://www.71cuda.net (http://Http://www.71cuda.net)

(http://www.71cuda.net/71cuda_images/resto_sept102010/sep102010a.jpg)

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Post by: moparclown on September 13, 2010 - 04:10:35 AM
What happened to the Challenger? Was it still a good condition car? Original to car?
If it was, that owner made a bad decision IMO.
Don't know,it was pulled 20 years ago.Heres the vin # if you would like to try and locate it?Be quick about it though because I am gonna be dropping it in my 71 Cuda in the next couple of weeks.
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Post by: Alaskan_TA on September 13, 2010 - 08:58:27 PM
New one to me.  :thumbsup:

 The car one VIN after it was a 440 R/T.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: cuda70man on September 14, 2010 - 02:58:07 AM
This weekend if it's nice I plan on cleaning thee ol aar and then firing her up and going to eat and chew up some ford or chevy lovers mopar or nocar
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Post by: Moparal on September 14, 2010 - 10:50:55 PM
Drove the 72 shaker cuda around today. found an old junk yard. Ended up buying 2 rust free doors for my dodge truck for 70 bucks complete. bought a heavy duty chrome rear bumper for 25 bucks and a reese trailer hitch off the truck for 25 bucks. The paint on the doors was the same color as mine :2thumbs: Also found a 62 dart, 71 dart, and a 68 1 ton dodge truck.  It was a good day
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Post by: acudanut on September 14, 2010 - 11:40:35 PM
  Mine is still sleeping. zzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Aloid on September 15, 2010 - 02:00:46 AM
Took some pictures...
          going to install a new balanced t-stat and shroud...
                       then work on a tranny leak (at the dip stick tube connection)...
                                   then windows...
                                                 endless... but fun!

(http://content.glidesociety.com/image.aspx?id=17cb5eb7-1d70-4633-a85f-8eeb7ad4d69c)
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:)
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Post by: mopar12372 on September 17, 2010 - 12:59:53 AM
nice ride al !! wow ,i like your verson of endless --> the car makes noise hahahaha
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Post by: Topcat on September 17, 2010 - 01:22:36 AM

          going to install a new balanced t-stat and shroud...
                       

Where do you get them at?
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Aloid on September 17, 2010 - 02:59:31 AM
Where do you get them at?
Mr. Gasket 180* T-stat #4367 from JEGS...  Chrome shroud from Amazon (Trans Dapt #9454) it looks good, is cheap & free shipping.  It's not a full shroud, but should still help direct airflow.   Will post a pic this weekend.

nice ride al !! wow ,i like your verson of endless --> the car makes noise hahahaha
Thanks Bill!  You'll get your beast on the road someday.  I'll be there to buy you a congratulations beer! 

Alan
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Post by: tonefiend on September 18, 2010 - 04:48:52 AM
I have a million little things things to do this weekend.  I need to make and install a gas tank filler tube to body gasket so my trim ring fits snugly.  Then replace the filler tube to tank seal.  Also I need to clean out the trunk and look into fixing a cracked filler tube trunk seal.  Then paint the flip top gas cap base black.  Under the car I need to fix up my kickdown linkage and install the spring up by the carb.  Up front I need to put on the new lug nuts and unilug spacers for my Keystone Klassics.    After all that I need to install the drivers side front turn signal lens, and paint the rear spoiler.  While the pain is in the gun I'll paint the grille black ala R/T after I polish the shiny bits.  If I have time I need to repaint the black on my rims.  Then....  take apart and inspect my remote mirror to see if I can get it to work.  Then I'll do the tighten up on the pass side mirror so it stays in place.  I also need to install my Grans Spaulding Dodge lic plate frame and Scat Pack decals in the qtr windows.  If I have the time I'll check out the leak by the trans, and install a shift kit and change the trans fluid.  Also add a qt of oil while the hood is up.  While I am down by the lic plate I need to install the right hardware for my rear valence.  It's loose on one end and fitting poorly.

I hope I can get some of that stuff done this weekend.  I'll need to get a MC ride in as well.  It's supposed to be nice at the beach and that means the bikinis will be out in force.   :cooldancing:

I am still working on a few of these things from April.   :popcorn:
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Post by: miketyler on September 18, 2010 - 10:24:22 AM
putting in LED tails, reverse lights and front running lights/turn signals
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 67vertman on September 18, 2010 - 02:39:28 PM
All I get to do is start her and warm it up.  I don't even have time to take her for a drive.  :hyper:

I am too busy working!  except for this short break/CC.Com fix.  :swaying:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: T-bar on September 18, 2010 - 05:34:53 PM
I'm gonna put the interior back together after an engineer inspected the new mouting points for the front and rear seatbelts (crazy Australian law). Then set the valve lash as a bit of general maintanence. Then hopefully sometime this week we'll be off to get a roadworthy cert. (another Aussie road law) to get it registed and plated and then on the road for some cruise time. :woo: :bananasmi :cooldancing:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on September 18, 2010 - 06:15:57 PM
I drove it around to the several community garage sales this morning, then proceeded to drive it like it stole it home!  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on September 18, 2010 - 08:32:26 PM
Went to a car show today. Going to one tomorrow with a bunch of other muscle cars.  :burnout:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: brads70 on September 19, 2010 - 10:08:44 AM
Went to a local county fair. Got in free as I entered the car show! My Dad brought his hot rod too, so we got to spend some time together!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on September 19, 2010 - 11:58:23 AM
Got some "earl" and changed the "earl" in it. Had to clean up the drool from the guys at the parts store though  :bigsmile: :wavingflag:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: autoxcuda on September 19, 2010 - 12:16:25 PM
Took some pictures...
          going to install a new balanced t-stat and shroud...
                       then work on a tranny leak (at the dip stick tube connection)...
                                   then windows...
                                                 endless... but fun!



Maybe I'll see it cruising around Simi Valley. Are you going to the next Chuy's Cruise In on L.A. ave on October 2, 2010 : http://www.flickr.com/photos/20988369@N07/sets/72157624788294167/   http://otas-usa.com/chuys-cruise-night-simi-valley-ca

You are going to bring your Cuda to Fall Fling right?
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Aloid on September 20, 2010 - 01:51:23 AM
Maybe I'll see it cruising around Simi Valley. Are you going to the next Chuy's Cruise In on L.A. ave on October 2, 2010 : [url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/20988369@N07/sets/72157624788294167/ [/url]  [url]http://otas-usa.com/chuys-cruise-night-simi-valley-ca[/url]

You are going to bring your Cuda to Fall Fling right?


Hey autoxcuda...  I never know when those cruise ins are...  I always seem to miss 'em... thanks for the heads up!  Looks like a blast.

What organization puts those on?   If I can make it I'd like to look you up.

Would love to get to the Fling (never been) but not sure the car will make it.  Throwing tranny fluid out the front end and I'm not equiped to handle it.  Know any good tranny guys in Simi?

Thanks for the note!

Alan
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Post by: autoxcuda on September 20, 2010 - 02:31:50 AM
Hey autoxcuda...  I never know when those cruise ins are...  I always seem to miss 'em... thanks for the heads up!  Looks like a blast.

What organization puts those on?   If I can make it I'd like to look you up.

Would love to get to the Fling (never been) but not sure the car will make it.  Throwing tranny fluid out the front end and I'm not equiped to handle it.  Know any good tranny guys in Simi?

Thanks for the note!

Alan

I think it's someone that organizes some other cruise ins. Forgot his name.

Is the tranny leaking out the cooler lines or like the front seal? Champion Transmission in T.O. is relatively reasonable I hear.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Aloid on September 20, 2010 - 02:39:55 AM
I think it's someone that organizes some other cruise ins. Forgot his name.

Is the tranny leaking out the cooler lines or like the front seal? Champion Transmission in T.O. is relatively reasonable I hear.
I'm going to run a test... I cleaned everything up and will see for sure, but seems to be from the front of the tranny (seal, pump... not sure).  Will open up a new post in Cryco's section with results when I have them.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: autoxcuda on September 20, 2010 - 02:45:42 AM
I'm going to run a test... I cleaned everything up and will see for sure, but seems to be from the front of the tranny (seal, pump... not sure).  Will open up a new post in Cryco's section with results when I have them.

I've fought trans leaks for years. Sucks. Clean the area around the dipstick tube and the shift shaft selector (lever out of trans). Power wash it at that coin op car wash on L.A. and and Donville near the batting cages.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: NoMope Greg on September 22, 2010 - 07:42:14 PM
I am still working on a few of these things from April.   :popcorn:

Well, it can't be because all the bikinis at the beach were distracting you, given that it never warmed up this past summer.

Happy Autumn tomorrow everyone!  :cheers:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: mopar12372 on September 23, 2010 - 01:43:43 AM
I'm going to run a test... I cleaned everything up and will see for sure, but seems to be from the front of the tranny (seal, pump... not sure).  Will open up a new post in Cryco's section with results when I have them.
is the fluid level too high? if your lucky its leaking from the breather .
ok back on topic
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Post by: thenuke1 on October 13, 2010 - 07:29:03 PM
not the weekend BUT

CRUISING VAN NUYS BLVD. TONIGHT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: 360FISH on October 22, 2010 - 01:13:13 AM
not the weekend BUT

CRUISING VAN NUYS BLVD. TONIGHT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, how was it?   :bigsmile:

I drive on Van Nuys Blvd everyday to work...  When my car is operational again will have to wander over that way!

Alan
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Post by: thenuke1 on October 28, 2010 - 05:28:17 AM
taking the Cruise from Van Nuys (woodley park) to Malibu Beach !!!!

pics from past cruises

AND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fall Fling 2010 Show, Shine, & Swap

awesome weekend
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Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on October 28, 2010 - 06:48:27 AM
Going to the Seaboard Festival......at Hamlet, Nc.......Car show and lots of other stuff.   Pics later...........
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 344speed on October 30, 2010 - 11:21:38 AM
I am not working on it. I am waiting on it. It is at the interior shop. Hopefully in the Spring I will be goin down the road.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: IMNCARN82 on October 30, 2010 - 08:12:54 PM
 cruizin!!!!!!   :bigsmile:

(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af256/IMNCARN83/5df2ff26.jpg)
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Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on October 30, 2010 - 08:24:59 PM
 :bananasmi :bananasmi :bananasmi

First place.............Best Mopar.....over 120 cars there today.........
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Post by: IMNCARN82 on October 30, 2010 - 08:49:48 PM
 :cooldancing: SWEEEEEEET!!! 

Nice trophy dude!  :smokin:



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Post by: cj on October 31, 2010 - 09:26:34 PM
Way to go Dave!  Congrats!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: tonefiend on November 07, 2010 - 10:19:55 PM
I got my rally hood installed. I got it used off CL for a very good price because it did not fit the other guys car.   It had a 1" high crown on the pass side.  I rigged up some clamps and a board and clamped it back into position.  It took a few tries but I got it very good.   I also had to get some different bolts for the hinge.  I picked those up at Kragen.  NAPA didn't have them.   I have a set of original scoops I stripped down and fit.  So the hood is flat black with bare metal scoops. 

I may add the D O D G E letters, and I may add 340 callouts.   I have a 318 in there now but I am building the 340.  What to do 340 SIX PAK or 4 BBL.

Today I got under the car and fixed my kickdown linkage.  It always amazes me how crappy some of the parts are on these cars.  The lever coming off the rod was buggered up.  Just a piece of crap. I had to fix it up a bit and install the lever properly.  It was not installed all the way onto the shaft and was over tightened.    Now I have kickdown and the car shifts in the right places.  Overall the car drives so much better now. 

Then I swapped tires around.  I have 2 types of tires slightyl different and the shop it was in before I got it put the tires on the wrong positions.  I also put new lug nuts and unilug washers on the front wheels. 


Next week I will install the shift kit, and the the improved gasket then fill with some fresh fluid.  I also need to replace the neutral safety switch.  It's barely hanging on causing me some trouble.   

Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: peterro on November 08, 2010 - 02:39:57 AM
I'm a little late since I've been really busy this week but last weekend I finally finished my sound deadener. It's a tedious job but it should make a big difference when back on the road.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: the_engineers on November 10, 2010 - 02:34:18 AM
Putting her down for the winter  :'(
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: cj on November 10, 2010 - 11:29:43 PM
Gonna try to figure out why it won't start and get it going.  We still have temps in the 50's & 60's and no snow or salt.  It may have had enough cruising time for this year but I haven't.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 500Stroker on November 13, 2010 - 09:19:35 PM
Taking advantage of probably one of the last weekends in the 60's before winter hits and cruising in the South Jersey Pinelands on Sunday with a 10 mopar caravan.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: tonefiend on November 13, 2010 - 09:27:49 PM
Removed about 10' of electrical tape from the taillight wiring harness.  Straightened out the wiring, soldered and shrink tubed the splices.  Replaced a few bulbs, tested, cleaned and checked everything and got it wired up properly.   Now I have properly functioning taillights. 

Cleaned the connections and attached the neutral safety switch plug with a dab of silicone.  Hopefully I should have a start in Park every time now.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: brads70 on November 13, 2010 - 09:32:05 PM
Installed new Bilstein shocks in the rear and the Hotchkis rear sway bar, just gotta weld the bracket to the frame rail and I'm all done!( then onto the front)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: thenuke1 on November 14, 2010 - 10:51:40 PM
Not the weekend but once again CRUISING VAN NUYS !!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 360FISH on November 21, 2010 - 05:20:00 AM
After replacing the water pump I crawled around getting numbers off parts...

Block# 418496*1*360
rear end is a 2070741  8 3/4
and the noise is coming from a set of Flowmaster Series 10 Delta Force cigar boxes..  man those things are LOUD.   :22yikes:

Off the jack stands Sunday for a drive (if the rain stops).

Alan
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 426HEMI on November 22, 2010 - 03:28:45 PM
Finally Got my car to its new home so this coming 4 day weekend will start to make some progress but have to get everything in the house in order first,   :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 67vertman on November 28, 2010 - 06:37:06 PM
I spent the better part of the weekend cleaning up and painting the front end.  I pulled the bumper, valance, and grille and repainted them.  The Totally Auto dark argent paint went on great and looks great too.  I painted the bumper semi gloss black as well.  I also installed the Red Bars.

So,

I went from this.....

(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/Front%20end%20photos/100_1953.jpg)
(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/Front%20end%20photos/100_1952.jpg)

To this.....
(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/Front%20end%20photos/100_1977.jpg)

(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/Front%20end%20photos/100_1979.jpg)

Plus, I had to deal with this.  :swear:  I put a hole in it with then ratchet.  :bricks1:

(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/Front%20end%20photos/100_1955.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 360FISH on November 28, 2010 - 07:03:12 PM
Time well spent.  Looks great!
 :picture:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: tonefiend on November 28, 2010 - 07:38:03 PM
I removed the rust from the cowl Drains then treated the bare metal with permatex rust treatment.  This week I need to pull the rear window and repair any rust that may be present.  Then I will reinstall the window. Once that is leak free I can strip the undercoating from the inside of the trunk so I can get at the surface rust then prep prime and paint.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: ChallengerGary on December 01, 2010 - 08:47:26 AM
Loaded the R/T and all of the parts onto the trailer and into the truck.  pickup is overloaded so will have to leave some of the tools and parts in the garage at the house for the trip with the Uhaul.  Will be in South Florida by Thursday so hopefully I will be pulling it into a new shop this weekend   :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: tommyg29 on December 01, 2010 - 01:57:56 PM
Gary,
sorry about the circumstances behind your move down here, but I hope I can see your car at the florida mopar nats in March in Broward county.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: thenuke1 on December 08, 2010 - 08:58:52 PM
Not the weekend but Cruising Van Nuys !!

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/dgh.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/thenuke1/ToyDrive_Flyer.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: tonefiend on December 12, 2010 - 04:43:56 AM
Cruised it a bit today.   Maybe change the ATF and filter tomorrow.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: acudanut on December 12, 2010 - 11:58:40 AM
 It's 5 degrees outside. What do you think.  :banghead:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 67vertman on December 12, 2010 - 03:09:38 PM
We took it Christmas light looking last night.

Got a lot of thumbs up!

Nice cool weather, and she was running sweet.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 1970bumblebee on December 23, 2010 - 12:39:14 PM
I have the frontend of my 1970 Challenger R/T taken apart already. Im going to be sandblasting the parts and painting themm with products from eastwood. My Challenger came with factory power disc brakes and power steering.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: mopar12372 on December 23, 2010 - 08:43:30 PM
finishing up my 8 3/4 rebuild and putting it back into the car.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Topcat on December 23, 2010 - 10:20:37 PM
Last few days:

Stripped my Rallye hood.
Sanded it, then epoxy primered.

Sanding is a never ending chore.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: quapman on December 24, 2010 - 04:27:19 PM
Wetsanding and buffing a little clear overspray on the decklid. Scored a returned buffer (like new in the box) at Sears for $28! Retail was like $80.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 360FISH on January 01, 2011 - 09:35:29 PM
Added a passenger side mirror to my '73.   Now I can see!

Shot a little idle video with my HTC Incredible phone...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFBzrlwnUSo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFBzrlwnUSo)

Should get a chance to hit the street on Sunday.

Alan
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: brads70 on January 01, 2011 - 09:50:40 PM
Hey 360fish, sounds tough! :2thumbs:
Me, I tinkered around today and installed 1 of my Hotchkis upper control arms and
 C-Body spindles. Weird weather this weekend, it got really warm and rained. We got rid of about 2 feet of snow, now my lawn is starting to peek through?
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: mopar12372 on January 02, 2011 - 03:54:56 AM
installed my 8 3/4 painted and all. ready for welding . yay
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: RB2929 on January 23, 2011 - 02:59:00 PM
Nothing, still way too cold. Replacing the front suspension and steering gear, the car's been up on jack stands untouched since late November.  Only two more months until spring.  :bananasmi
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Topcat on January 23, 2011 - 03:45:19 PM
Blocked and sanded some more.

Was a beautiful day here on Saturday.
67 degrees and a slight cloudy sky. That made for perfect lighting conditions to see my blocking work real well.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Challenger III on January 23, 2011 - 03:59:24 PM
  :working: Cutting, patching, welding, and grinding some more.  :bricks1: E-Mailed Mopardave for a quote on the parts for the next series of attacks.

(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/mike-62_photos/70%20Challenger%20Restoration/149.jpg)
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/mike-62_photos/70%20Challenger%20Restoration/150.jpg)
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/mike-62_photos/70%20Challenger%20Restoration/151.jpg)

Good to see some folks here out of hibernation and making progress!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: dutch on January 23, 2011 - 05:36:08 PM
it`s a few degrees above freezing here, so work started on doorglass hardware. cleaning and lubricating, redo the window guides and make new glass plugs .  Installing window tomorrow  :woo:

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg101/smidje71/cuda%20comes%20home/opbouw%20%20vanaf%20jan2011/doorglass008.jpg)

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg101/smidje71/cuda%20comes%20home/opbouw%20%20vanaf%20jan2011/doorglass003.jpg)

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg101/smidje71/cuda%20comes%20home/opbouw%20%20vanaf%20jan2011/doorglass004.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: peterro on January 23, 2011 - 08:25:12 PM
Took the AC heater box apart. Plenty of things to fix since my car didn't originally have AC and the box had the vacuum lines cut amongst some fiberglass problems. Now I'm going to clean up the box and get the core and condenser to the radiator shop for testing.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: RB2929 on January 23, 2011 - 09:33:15 PM
Dutch-
A few degrees above zeror and youre working on the Cuda!?
Dude, it's in the fifties here and I'm complaining  :crying:
If you move to Oklahoma, you can make a few extra dollars working on my car
You have my total respect  :cheers:
Ron
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: tommyg29 on January 23, 2011 - 11:10:03 PM
pulled the alternator and the starter.
Replaced the tired mini starter with a remanufactured unit. I wonder if the mini starters have a tough time with large high compression engines?
I think I'm going to see if I can get the alternator rewound.
Autozone could only tell me it was putting out about 10 volts.

Also found out my steering coupler clamp was easier to access from below with the starter out, so I was able to pinch it back on, and also saw I was missing a bolt on the bottom flange of my left header, so I replaced that.
Finally I think I located my power steering leak. Can anyone tell me about the red clamp in the picture (left center), if that type is any good for a high pressure line? Doesnt look like it. I'm almost positive thats where the leak is (right where the hose meets the nut), since I saw a drop fall on the housing about 2" below that nut.

(http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af41/trgreen/Plymouth/Plymouth%20repairs/Cudasteering111001.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: jimynick on January 23, 2011 - 11:34:15 PM
It's ZeroF or 32' below freezing here and I spent 4 hrs in the unheated garage fitting the lft trunk extension to the new floor and cutting out the lft 1/4 striker pillar and drilling the spot welds out of the used one that's going in and fitting it for welding. My sons pulled the cyl.head/turbo assbly and rear disc brake axle out of the poor old Dodge Spirit they finally managed to kill. The beer doesn't seem to warm up too much, I can vouch for that! :screwy:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 360FISH on February 07, 2011 - 02:57:50 AM
Took the fish out to run some errands around town...  slipped out of my parking spot a bit with all the ice on the road...  :misbehaving:
Note the new passenger side mirror.  :)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_p5qVKc8jOak/TU-WXsIu-NI/AAAAAAAAADg/YYIfrKDJBvc/s1024/IMAG0047.jpg)

Painted the hood pin mount black.  Prepping for pinage...

Replaced my "white" driving lights...  with amber ones... oops, those WERE amber... a long time ago...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_p5qVKc8jOak/TU-WYD0r0pI/AAAAAAAAADk/mTwbs6YlP4o/s1024/IMAG0051.jpg)

Alan
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: mopar12372 on February 07, 2011 - 09:49:05 PM
good for you al . i see ya took care of the trans problem and cooling issue. hope it worked out all right for ya. :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 360FISH on February 07, 2011 - 10:39:46 PM
good for you al . i see ya took care of the trans problem and cooling issue. hope it worked out all right for ya. :2thumbs:
Hi Bill!  :)  The car did fine for a over an hour but crept up to a bit over 200 deg. before I headed home.   I had a LOT of stop and go around town and it was a hot day.  Not too worried.
How's the build?  Going to Spring Fling?

Alan
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: mopar12372 on February 07, 2011 - 11:34:17 PM
build is going great have to take a break for a while . hmmm spring fling  ill have to see how things are going at that time but as for now i am planning for it.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: coupman35 on February 08, 2011 - 04:33:46 PM
What are you doing .Dam am trying to get warm it was -30 and -41cc  whit the wind today to cold to do any thing after my mail run done i come home and try to warm up.Hope summer get here sone i miss playing in the garage .
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: RUSTY Cuda on February 08, 2011 - 08:47:30 PM
Pushed 8" of snow & ice off the car covers, let her get some air & sunshine & ran it for 20 mineuts to charge up the battery, 1/2hour of car time in the last 4 or 5 weeks :'(  2 more months & the insurance goes back on! It's gonna be a long 2 months! Rich.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: brads70 on February 12, 2011 - 06:38:45 PM
I installed ( finally!) the front Hotchkis sway bar, and made sway bar tabs for the A-Body LCA's.  Not a big deal , but when it's snowing and blowing outside it somewhat takes away my will to get some work done. No heat in the garage.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Challenger III on February 12, 2011 - 07:56:23 PM
I'm in the process of repairing my transmission crossmember.  :22yikes:  :working:

(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/mike-62_photos/70%20Challenger%20Restoration/169.jpg)

(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/mike-62_photos/70%20Challenger%20Restoration/177.jpg)

(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/mike-62_photos/70%20Challenger%20Restoration/184.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 360FISH on February 13, 2011 - 05:19:17 AM
I'm in the process of repairing my transmission crossmember.  :22yikes:  :working:


1. You're a brave soul!
2. You do good work!
3.  :worshippy
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Canadian Cuda on February 15, 2011 - 09:08:04 PM
put my transmission back in and turn the key :burnout:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Topcat on February 15, 2011 - 09:57:50 PM
Crummy weather is back here again. Looks like rain this week end.

Sure was nice having 70 plus degree weather last week-end.

Looking into welding engine crate legs bolted to a pallet to the engine mounts.
Transport the engine on a pallet to the dyno unscathed.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on February 15, 2011 - 10:45:04 PM
If my intake gaskets come in, I'll be wrapping up a new set of lifters in my 318. Had several that wouldn't hardly hold at all! The few times it's been in the 6500-7000rpm range (on accident) probably didn't do them much good.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on February 18, 2011 - 05:03:20 PM
Got the lifters swapped out. I took off my redneck ram air and cut the snorkels off the air cleaner
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/181760_1814463717949_1130747175_32160977_676200_n.jpg)

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Mopar/P1000012.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: mopar12372 on February 18, 2011 - 10:15:51 PM
Got the lifters swapped out. I took off my redneck ram air and cut the snorkels off the air cleaner
([url]http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/181760_1814463717949_1130747175_32160977_676200_n.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Mopar/P1000012.jpg[/url])
why ram air looked cool!!!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on February 19, 2011 - 12:00:51 AM
It was semi-functional, not too bad at it. But it was during my days of seeking every 1/10th to break that 13sec threshold, it's a bunch of mix-matched stuff from different cars. Looks too pieced together (which it was)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: t1971Chally on February 19, 2011 - 12:53:06 PM
Well,

Here in Indiana it has warmed up for a few days.  So today I installed a new radiator shroud, new 180* stat, and new rad fluid.  Plan on changing oil and oil filter later today or tomorrow.

Come on Spring....hurry up and get here......

You guys have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!

T1971Chally
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 67vertman on February 19, 2011 - 03:57:28 PM
I picked up a low mile 1974 440 with auto trans today.  :2thumbs:

I also bought the 4 sp parts I needed from a member here.  Si I am a few step closer to getting her done.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: brads70 on February 19, 2011 - 04:35:36 PM
I picked up a low mile 1974 440 with auto trans today.  :2thumbs:

I also bought the 4 sp parts I needed from a member here.  Si I am a few step closer to getting her done.

 :woohoo: :clapping:  sounds like fun!
 :useless:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on February 19, 2011 - 04:42:06 PM
I picked up a low mile 1974 440 with auto trans today.  :2thumbs:

I also bought the 4 sp parts I needed from a member here.  Si I am a few step closer to getting her done.

Awesome! Parts gathering is one of the most fun parts,  :cheers:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: tommyg29 on February 19, 2011 - 07:24:37 PM
I spent a couple hours frustrating myself replacing my upper radiator hose with a new original type hose and clamps.
Why do 20 minutes jobs turn into 3 hours? and now it leaks!!
It doesnt fit well on the radiator end, and those original type clamps kinda....well...they suck. They just dont seal well the whole 360 degrees.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on February 19, 2011 - 08:21:39 PM
I agree on the clamps, they surely don't make them anymore for that reason. I wanted to go that route but heard the stories about them and backed out
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 67vertman on February 19, 2011 - 08:33:53 PM
:woohoo: :clapping:  sounds like fun!
 :useless:


Yep, I agree.......

(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/Cleo/100_2413.jpg)

It feels good to move closer to that end goal.  :crazy:

On the engine stand.....

(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/Cleo/100_2416.jpg)

The next step is to get all the external stuff off the motor,
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: wally426ci on February 19, 2011 - 09:52:35 PM
I covered mine with towels and spray painted the steering column to my 68 D100.  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Challenger III on February 19, 2011 - 10:11:54 PM
Went with a buddy to Seattle to look at a '69 Bee. He bought it and drove it back to Yakima. Brought a trailer in case we needed one. We didn't need it for the Mopar.... his Ferd broke down on the way home! Wish the Super Bee had a hitch!  :lol:

(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/mike-62_photos/DSC_00012.jpg)
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/mike-62_photos/DSC_0002-1.jpg)
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/mike-62_photos/DSC_0003.jpg)
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/mike-62_photos/DSC_0007.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GranCuda1970 on February 20, 2011 - 12:36:28 AM
Score!!! :wow:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: brads70 on February 20, 2011 - 12:56:00 AM
Nice! :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: dutch on February 20, 2011 - 07:57:09 AM
sweet bee  :drool:

I made new alu sailpanels, dug up a bunch of parts that will be blasted and powdercoated this week,  and also repaired and repainted the powersteeringpump.  I`m happy with the way the cooler came out... forgot to take before pics, but it had been beat up pretty bad  :eek4:

I also came to the happy conclusion I can see an end to the pile of parts that need to be cleaned/ restored...  :bananasmi


(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg101/smidje71/cuda%20comes%20home/opbouw%20%20vanaf%20jan2011/sailpanels007.jpg)

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg101/smidje71/cuda%20comes%20home/opbouw%20%20vanaf%20jan2011/sailpanels004.jpg)

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg101/smidje71/cuda%20comes%20home/opbouw%20%20vanaf%20jan2011/powersteering009.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 360FISH on February 20, 2011 - 11:17:12 PM
The rain stopped last night...  nice sunny cool day...

Crappy cell phone video, but you get the idea... best with headphones!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQylhSs7Bok (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQylhSs7Bok)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CHL2T on February 20, 2011 - 11:55:28 PM
If that's the one that's been on the local Craigslist, it was a smokin deal.
Nice score  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: tommyg29 on February 21, 2011 - 04:53:10 PM
cool video,
sounds a little like my car.
What mode do you set your camera on for it to be youtube compatible?
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: 360FISH on February 21, 2011 - 06:51:24 PM
If that's the one that's been on the local Craigslist, it was a smokin deal.
Nice score  :2thumbs:
Ha!  no... I bought the car from another CC member last July.   I'm happy to have it!   :bigsmile:

Tommy...  I do a lot of video editing so I popped the cell phone video into an editor (Pinnacle Studio) .   It's a straigth forward mpeg2 file and the editor helped me clean up the sound.

Also... that's what the Flowmaster 10 Series sounds like...  crazy loud...  fun for short hops, but would be killer for long range.  Maybe some day I'll have this car in touring shape.  Then I'll change outthe mufflers...   :working:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GranCuda1970 on March 08, 2011 - 10:42:20 AM
Nuttin this weekend have to woik!!!  :crying:
     But next weekend I plan to start installing some of the parts I got from Roseville moparts and some painting if it is warm enough to paint. :D
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: IMNCARN82 on March 19, 2011 - 05:28:20 PM
I'm cruzin around town...  prolly start to clean her up for a buff. R/T
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GranCuda1970 on March 19, 2011 - 10:54:30 PM
Put the rearend and the wheels back on her so I could see how she sits with the heavy duty suspension, brother and I are welding in the torque boxes tomorrow!! She sits nice. :hyper: :hyper:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Topcat on March 19, 2011 - 11:52:36 PM
I'm jonsing to work on mine. Damn weather!  :pullinghair:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GranCuda1970 on March 27, 2011 - 06:06:02 AM
Bro and I Gonna weld in the fronts torque boxes, go see about picking up some Spare no expense clear coat (after begging the wife) Finish welding in the 4 speed hump, install the clutch stud bracket, put brakes back in I am going to be off for about a week and most of that week will be cuda woikin' and Karting in the 9 horses at SYKART.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: mcgheejt on March 27, 2011 - 08:04:04 AM
Dropped off alot of sheet metal with my body guy.  Let the welding begin.  I was lucky yesterday.  I was transporting my replacement front floor panel in a trailer.  It and my hood were strapped together.  I was driving down the interstate and suddenly I see that floor pan take flight.  It seems the cheap cargo strap I was using broke.  It was a miracle that it didn't strike another car.  I was able to pull over quickly (about 300m) down the road.  I could see the panel and it was lying in the right hand lane.  I sprinted back to the panel in the freezing rain, waving at the tractor trailers to switch lanes and not run over my new panel.  I was lucky again and it didnt get squashed; just a few scratches from the impact with the road.   :faint:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: brads70 on March 27, 2011 - 08:18:10 AM
I finished off my Viper caliper  to C-Body spindle caliper brackets.
(http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu240/B_Richmond/PDRM0835.jpg)
(http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu240/B_Richmond/PDRM0836.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GranCuda1970 on March 27, 2011 - 09:40:56 AM
OH Man!! I love freeway escapades! My first car was a Aspen R/T with a automatic transmission and one day I was coming home across the I-205 bridge and the cheap silicone gasket ( squirt kind ) seal my uncle put on the car before selling it to me failed and puked out all of the tranny fluid. So I lost power steering evrything and the engine died. I had to get out in the middle of 4 lanes of heavy traffic and dump tranny fluid ,( luckily I had a few quarts in the trunk ) into the fill tube with the hood up while Semi's were flying by at 60 miles an hour. I was in the middle lane on the uphill section of northbound traffic. The semi's flying by were rocking the hell out of the car and I just knew some one was gonna rear-end me while I was hanging out of the engine compartment. Next day I scraped off his silicone gakset and put the right gasket on. :working: :22yikes: :crying:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: quapman on March 27, 2011 - 10:55:49 AM
R&R'ed the trans mount on the 73 and sprayed some fresh undercoating on the trunk extensions. Had a shop install a new selector shaft seal and no more leaky-leaky.  :2thumbs:

My head hurts from deciding if I want to spend some REAL money on a V-code car.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: GranCuda1970 on March 27, 2011 - 12:17:19 PM
Yes do it!! It is V code. :worshippy
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: buddydog on March 27, 2011 - 12:40:01 PM
Finally getting a chance to sand and prime my hood and front valance as well as sandblast the body. All assuming we are done with the rain for a bit today!
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: quapman on March 27, 2011 - 12:44:32 PM
Yes do it!! It is V code. :worshippy

I want to and can get the $$ together, but it's just a bit more than my spending comfort level. Survivor 70 Challenger, auto, orange.
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CHL2T on March 27, 2011 - 06:14:48 PM
Fired them up on friday after getting frustrated by the Charger.........

They always fire up so nicely, even after sitting for three months  :jumping:
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: CID440 on March 31, 2011 - 02:43:07 PM
I'll be dusting her off for the local cruise in on saturday ;)
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: Topcat on April 01, 2011 - 01:19:37 AM
Fixing the last and final metal welding and grinding.

Putting in the right patch, butt welded in. This was a door I bought like this years ago.

Really getting nice here this week. 85 degrees today.  :woo:

(http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/9695/doormetal1.jpg) (http://img864.imageshack.us/i/doormetal1.jpg/)

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Post by: mopar12372 on April 04, 2011 - 11:50:56 AM
finished and painted my rear wheel tubs . finally done . made a work bench  :icon16:
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on April 04, 2011 - 03:16:43 PM
Painted the Gran coupe rocker panels. Welded in the 4-speed hump, and 3 of the torque boxes 1 more to go then finish sealing and primering the underside of the car and floorboards. May pull the dash and father in law will rewire it with the new harness. Will post pics when done.
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Post by: jackie on April 04, 2011 - 04:30:00 PM
1mncarn82, please post a pic. of the red challenger...thanks
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Post by: femtnmax on April 07, 2011 - 10:48:28 PM
Took the oil pan off and checked main and rod bearings for damage after the new flat tappet cam destroyed itself....904 lobes with 1.6 rocker ratio broke in with Joe Gibbs oil...wasn't the oils fault.  All bearings were A-OK.  So waiting for replacement cam...will give up a little peak numbers but want a cam that will run many miles trouble free.  Going for a step or two up from OEM 340 cam, but no 904 stuff.
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on April 08, 2011 - 10:08:41 AM
Brother and I Welded in the last torque box , Pulled the dash and interior panels , backseat, masked,stripped laquer warshed ,POR-15'd the floorboard, door jambs, underside of the car and in the trunk. Will sand to degloss, prep again, primer, and maybe paint the J5 green, and clear today.
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Post by: widing'cuda on April 10, 2011 - 08:05:45 AM
Finally took the 'cuda out of winter storage yesterrday. And wash it this morning. It sure put a smile on my face :D

(http://cuda.widing.biz/img/pic/09_04_11.jpg)
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Post by: _Russ_ on April 10, 2011 - 05:00:39 PM
Removed the flip-top fuel cap and replaced it with the body-matched twist in. Had it painted when I had the quarters repaired, and it has been sitting around ever since. Much preferred cleaner look.


(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d99/rookskickz/Auto/My%20Chally/changes/cap-fitted6.jpg)


Adjusted the passenger door. It was slightly toed in at the bottom, which meant there was a gap at the top of the window when wound up. Got it so it isn't perfect, but much better and the window actually makes contact with the felt liner of the rear window now.


... and also put on my Mopar stickers that I had made!  :woo:

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d99/rookskickz/Auto/My%20Chally/changes/Mopar-Stickers-joined.jpg)
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Post by: widing'cuda on April 15, 2011 - 01:53:06 PM
I've started to replace my old Mallory distributor with a MSD ready-to-run. Hope to fire up the 'cuda tomorrow and ajust the timing. Got a holde on a timing light today :)

(http://cuda.widing.biz/img/pic/msd1.jpg)
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Post by: babyelephant on April 15, 2011 - 03:59:56 PM
Nice, Widing! :)
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Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on April 15, 2011 - 10:19:35 PM
Supposed to be going to the Mopars at the Rock tomorrow.  However......bad storm are forcast and I called this morning as to what they were going to do...........

Updated.............ATTENTION MOPARS AT THE ROCK FANS AND PARTICIPANTS
In the event of any foul weather during Saturday’s 20th Annual Mopars at The Rock we will complete the event in it’s entirety on Sunday, April 17.  The event is on for this Saturday as scheduled, Swap Meet Gate opens at 7am, Car Show and Race Car gate opens at 8am and the
spectator gate opens at 9am.

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Post by: quapman on April 16, 2011 - 08:09:32 AM
Let's see if I have this right....

If it rains, we're rescheduling for Sunday, but the gates open Saturday morning.
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Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on April 16, 2011 - 09:14:11 AM
I don't know what is going to happen.............Judging is normally at 11:00......so not raining yet but I think I still don't want to drive up there and have to turn right around.     
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Post by: quapman on April 16, 2011 - 09:49:58 AM
It's been raining off/on all morning here in the middle of the state.

100% chance of rain predicted for all of NC.  :bricks1:

Rained all the way home from Charlotte last week. I don't want a repeat of THAT!
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Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on April 16, 2011 - 03:02:00 PM
 RESULTS........................ :walkaway:


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 Re: 2011 Mopars at the Rock...........URGENT UPDATE...
« Reply #8 on: Today at 02:54:57 PM »QuoteModifyRemoveWell..............there will be no pics this year................about 1:00, I drove up to the track just to check to see what was going on.  There was some racing and on the lot where the show is usually..........3 cars.  I talked to one of the judges and he said there had been calls all morning about the weather and about 10 cars actually showed up. One guy unloaded off a trailer, had a sprinkle of rain and loaded back up and left.  They had 14 classes and 1,2, 3 places in each class.  So sad..........could have been a great day.  I didn't even take mine.  The weather was so unsettled.  Nothing tomorrow.   Have to wait until next year.  Guess they will have to change the dates on the awards.......... 
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Post by: the_engineers on April 16, 2011 - 05:13:59 PM
Bringing her home. The wife and I left NE yesterday morning @ 6:00 am, drove 8 hours to IL, picked up the car and the trailer and brought them back to NE today. Neither rain, nor 40 mph gusts nor snow shall keep us from...
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Post by: peterro on April 17, 2011 - 12:35:07 AM
Wow, it's been a while. Working on photography for my son's musicals, other son's soccer practice/games, outdoor projects including building on to the shed/barn for the new goats we just had. Too many things going on. It's been weeks since I've been able to work in the shop and this spring has been unusually cold.

In any case, I finally got my heater/ac box put together. Just need the vacuum lines and I'll get it installed into the car. Woo Hoo!

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Post by: mojavered on April 17, 2011 - 01:22:57 AM
Do you think I could trouble you for a few more pics?  I have some holes in mine where hot air blows out and am not sure what is supposed to go there.  By the front, I mean the area facing the passengers in the car.  Thank you.
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Post by: peterro on April 17, 2011 - 01:56:42 PM
sure, I should be able to get some more and post them today/this evening.
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Post by: wally426ci on April 17, 2011 - 09:27:05 PM
I actually worked on it today. I got it up on Jack Stands and pulled the front wheels. I put new brake pin bolts in.

Next i need to:
Pull the trans pan and seal it better
Change the oil
Reroute the ebrake cable from when i first built the car and accidently stuck the "S" hook on top of the crossmember.  :banghead:
Then after i sand blast the new steelies, they'll go on with new BFG's

 :bananasmi
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Post by: 422STROKER on April 17, 2011 - 10:41:32 PM
Finally fixed my passenger side tail light socket, kept falling out.  I had to put an aftermarket replacement in, fit ok and works well.  Swapped horn relay since mine took a dump last year, not sure I enjoy the key in buzzer feature yet. :crazy:  Re-secured the front header panel to stop shaking headlights.  Checked air pressure.LOL  Getting ready to put it back on the road.  Still need to change the oil and filter.

Tom :bigshades:
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Post by: peterro on April 18, 2011 - 12:05:29 AM
Do you think I could trouble you for a few more pics?  I have some holes in mine where hot air blows out and am not sure what is supposed to go there.  By the front, I mean the area facing the passengers in the car.  Thank you.

BTW, where does the heater control cable route through the firewall to the hot water switch in the engine compartment. I'll post the reference photos in the Interior sub-group.
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Post by: 360FISH on April 19, 2011 - 01:53:24 AM
After taking my '73 rattle box on the FWY to the Fling on Saturday I HAD to figure out why my console was making soo much noise.   :pullinghair:

This is all a learning experience for me... I didn't know the fake wood grain was a pretty heavy metal plate.  I re-installed it with a few pieces of weather stripping and Sunday's drive to the Fling was soo much better.

I'm thinking of getting some thin rubber and making a gasket for the plate...  the weather strip was too thick...

Was there a stock gasket for this?
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Post by: IronChef on April 21, 2011 - 08:55:53 AM
I'm actually not doing it, but the R/T is in the shop for paint.  Six coats of Plum Crazy and six coats of clear.  She'll be ready in 3 weeks.  :bananasmi
Title: Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
Post by: IMNCARN82 on April 30, 2011 - 10:17:33 AM
I'm cruising my A body over to my B body,So I can work on my E body. :dogpile:
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Post by: djwhog on April 30, 2011 - 11:01:09 AM
Waiting still for the snow to stop, another 9" in past 2 days and maybe more tonight. :swear:

ugg come on real spring  :burnout:
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Post by: Topcat on April 30, 2011 - 11:36:58 AM
After taking my '73 rattle box on the FWY to the Fling on Saturday I HAD to figure out why my console was making soo much noise.   :pullinghair:


Was there a stock gasket for this?

3M double sided sticky rubber foam tape is what you need.
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Post by: 67vertman on April 30, 2011 - 01:25:25 PM
We took her out last night and went with a local car club, called Past Pleasures, to Oak Glen for dinner.

She ran great, even at the higher elevations.  :bananasmi
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Post by: NoMope Greg on April 30, 2011 - 02:56:03 PM
Going to look at some base-model 17" Chrysler 300 wheels with hubcaps for the Cordoba.
(http://www.hubcapzone.com/hubcaps/factory/chrysler/8022.jpg)
$100 including tires.   :money:

Hoping to get a tune-up and oil change done before next weekend.  :working:
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Post by: wally426ci on April 30, 2011 - 07:02:26 PM
Changed my oil and replaced the trans pan gasket since it was leaking..... tomorrow i'll try to get my dome light working and maybe mess with the ebrake bracket thats mounted to the cross member.  :thinkerg:
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Post by: Matt70 on April 30, 2011 - 08:37:10 PM
Had here out cruz'n yesterday, will be in the garage under the cover for the rest of the weekend..... 2-4 inches of snow tonight for the Springs.........   :swear:
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on April 30, 2011 - 09:08:24 PM
I haven't done a damn thing! Bad weather/arm... pphhttt  :bricks1:
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Post by: Sean on April 30, 2011 - 10:36:25 PM
Working on deck lid gaps and other sheet metal fitment.   :thumbsup:  <---  That's me looking at the gaps!  LOL!!!

Sean
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Post by: brads70 on May 01, 2011 - 09:22:10 AM
I've been experimenting ways of adjusting bump steer . I bought a 66-70 center link, cut off one tie rod mount and am trying tack welding it in different positions, then checking bump steer again.  Trying to use a stock inner tie rod and a Howe adjustable outer tie rod.
This car WILL handle better!
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Post by: widing'cuda on May 01, 2011 - 09:24:57 AM
Removed the electronic 12" fans and shroud. And when back to Mopar Performance mechanical fan and fan shroud. As the electric ones draws too much amps and don't cool as much as I had hoped   :stomp:
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Post by: mopar12372 on May 02, 2011 - 06:49:33 PM
Removed the electronic 12" fans and shroud. And when back to Mopar Performance mechanical fan and fan shroud. As the electric ones draws too much amps and don't cool as much as I had hoped   :stomp:
if you install a 3rd generation alterneater they will work but you need at least 90 amps . if you have ac i would install 140 amps with a deep cycle battery.
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Post by: babyelephant on May 04, 2011 - 11:24:15 AM
First ride this year, brought home from winter storage :)
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Post by: tommyg29 on May 16, 2011 - 05:49:51 PM
attended a car show with about 50 cars and placed second in "peoples choice"

First was a nice red 67 camaro vert.

First time I ever won anything, apart from the "gold" plaque at the florida mopar nats.
First trophy anyway, but like a famous dad of a driver once said, "if you aint first, you're last"  :bigsmile:
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on May 16, 2011 - 10:35:41 PM
I feel guilty I did not work on the cuda I did 120 laps at SYKart racing though.
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Post by: wally426ci on May 17, 2011 - 04:01:13 PM
CHECKLIST:

I got the trans pan seal replaced and changed the oil.
I got the Ebrake cable correctly routed only to find some frayed areas

Need to:

Replace all front suspension boots and grease them
Make sure all suspension is torqued correctly
fix the dipstick tube before filling the trans
put on new AC heater valve
get dome light working
get new front tires and stick on my black steel wheels!!

Then:

 :burnout:
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Post by: sadil340 on May 17, 2011 - 05:46:57 PM
ONE LAST NIGGLE LEFT. I finally sorted out my driveline vibration (it's only been 35 years or so) and thought I'd be smart and put Royal Purple trans oil in my A833. Then I lost the ability to shift 1-2 at over 3,000 RPM. Jamie Passon said the synth oils don't work with our synchros so I have been trying to flush out the old oil. It's improving and I'm hoping one last flush with good ol' dinosaur oil will solve it once and for all  :pullinghair:
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Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on May 21, 2011 - 12:38:35 PM
After about not even 10 starts on a brand new starter (on the newly rebuilt 440), the starter puked.  Autozone replaced it under warranty (bought it in march). got it changed out this morning, and set the timing with Todd's help.  drove the car around the storage unit lot for about 6 or 7 laps, and the needle on the temp gauge stayed still, right at the top end of the white box.  now i gotta get the little water leaks on the new hoses taken care of.  i will get to that this afternoon when i get the honey-do's done, and the car has had a chance to cool down.   :woo:
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Post by: sadil340 on May 21, 2011 - 02:31:06 PM
Hey, if anyone is near Stratford CT this weekend my Cuda was invited to participate in their runway located Concours. Saturday is iffy so I will be there just on Sunday. Going to be some pretty exotic machines (and my Cuda)! If you want to check it out: http://www.wingsnwheelsct.org/
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Post by: 67vertman on May 21, 2011 - 05:09:44 PM
Took the 440 to the engine builders today.  Now the hard part starts, the waiting tell it done and we can see the numbers.  :popcorn:

Also, started polishing the stainless steel trim.........man that is a lot of work.
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Post by: 422STROKER on May 21, 2011 - 07:56:56 PM
Sun was out today finally, took the boys out for a ride to pick up some fresh steak tips and chicken breast for the BBQ.  Was a great day all around.

Tom :2thumbs:
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on May 21, 2011 - 10:43:53 PM
Dropped my entire dash off with the Jedi-master along with the new year-one wiring harnesses, will put the new dash pad on it next weekend whence we get it ! :swaying:
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on May 21, 2011 - 10:53:32 PM
Hay!!!, You got anything for a mild rectal itch!! LOL
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on May 21, 2011 - 10:56:27 PM
Was that a spam attack?
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Post by: brads70 on May 22, 2011 - 01:03:34 AM
Washed off all the winter storage dirt off it and took my first drive with all the Hotchkis parts and my C-Body rotor/Viper caliper set up on. Wow Love it!...... it was a good day! Love it when a plan comes through!  :2thumbs:
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Post by: MirageCuda on May 22, 2011 - 03:47:30 PM
I took a ton of pics of the Cuda this weekend, since the weather was finally nice here in CO!  Now I have some before pictures, before I start working on it   :)
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on May 22, 2011 - 07:49:05 PM
Cant wait to see the pics Mirage.
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Post by: 67vertman on May 30, 2011 - 08:04:18 PM
Straighten, sanded and polished the sill plates.

It is amazing how much abuse they take over the years.  Small dents and many scratches and gouges needed to be removed. 

Lots of work but well worth the effort.  :2thumbs:
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Post by: tommyg29 on May 30, 2011 - 10:42:12 PM
replaced my pinion snubber with an oem type. Easiest job Ive ever done on the cuda. Took about 5 minutes.
Now I have a spare adjustable hi-rise type snubber that was practically up against my floor when sitting.
Probably try to sell it.
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Post by: CID440 on June 10, 2011 - 02:41:26 PM
Takin it to the Ryan air show in Hemit Ca.  They want a lil car show in there.  Hope nothing crashes on it.
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Post by: brads70 on June 10, 2011 - 07:17:59 PM
Not much! :swear: :pullinghair:
What follows two days of rain?       



MONDAY! :banghead:

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Post by: dutch on June 11, 2011 - 02:39:16 AM
made some new springs to get the slapstick going and got a start on insulating floors yesterday evening  :working:
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on June 11, 2011 - 12:31:18 PM
Gonna pull everything out of the garage and try to organize better , between all of the boxes , tools and car parts , with more coming in I need to kick the nasty bug and cleaner up. When the parts come in I plan on doing some heavy cranking. I will mail my old 1 speaker dash pad out monday or tuesday to Dave at roseville it is nice no rust and has factory stickers on it so it should be easy for him to repad.  I still need to pick up some new rod bolts, a .484 cam and lifters, news springs and I will start assembling the 440.
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Post by: Aracer on June 11, 2011 - 04:05:20 PM
1972 bumper is on   :picture: And the way to plumb a street 440, with heat wrap.
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Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on June 11, 2011 - 06:43:52 PM
Took her to a local car show today..................took best Mopar................... :bigsmile:  and pics of all the others.......


http://s669.photobucket.com/albums/vv53/DAYLEY-CHALLENGR/Roar%20At%20The%20Rock%20%20%202011/
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on June 11, 2011 - 11:14:55 PM
Friggin Nice sleeper ARACER!   :wow:
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Post by: CHL2T on June 12, 2011 - 05:48:59 PM
Pulled the Cuda out of it's long winter nap, sanded the rear brake shoes (need axle seals) to keep em from grabbing, gave it a quickie tune up, drained the water out of the filter (got rid of a nasty surge I was having) took it for a test rip around the neighborhood and now it's ready for some summer action!

Challenger Comes out next, although I need to get some tires for the Charger so I can put the rallyes back on it
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Post by: Aracer on June 13, 2011 - 11:08:57 PM
Friggin Nice sleeper ARACER!   :wow:
Thanks, I also got new brakes (front rotors & pads, $185 from Summit and new drums $45 ea., O'Riley .com).
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Post by: mopar12372 on June 13, 2011 - 11:39:36 PM
do you run the clips on your disk brake pins ? are they needed ?  thanks!    :2thumbs: cool upgrade
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Post by: Topcat on June 14, 2011 - 01:51:18 AM
do you run the clips on your disk brake pins ? are they needed ?  thanks!    :2thumbs: cool upgrade

Clips and anti rattle springs won't be needed if you can get the shorter pins. Then you use disc brake pads that have the single slot.

Chrysler sold this as an upgrade replacement kit back in the 90's for OEM Kelsy Hayse disc brake set ups.
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Post by: TreeFrog on June 14, 2011 - 09:21:55 AM
Watching her rust ....
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Post by: CHL2T on June 14, 2011 - 12:50:44 PM
Popped the rallye dash into the Cuda........ :2thumbs:
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Post by: mopar12372 on June 15, 2011 - 12:26:43 PM
Watching her rust ....
great info ! where do i buy them ?  local auto parts?
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Post by: TreeFrog on June 15, 2011 - 01:38:25 PM
great info ! where do i buy them ?  local auto parts?

I can sen you some used rust, or a starter kit.... cheaper if you supply the parts ...
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Post by: mopar12372 on June 15, 2011 - 01:40:09 PM
 :roflsmiley: . i have an idea we can trade rust!!  :smilielol:
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Post by: TreeFrog on June 15, 2011 - 01:41:10 PM
One man's rust is another treasure!?
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Post by: mojavered on June 16, 2011 - 07:06:48 PM
just ordered up some parts, now I wait :sleeping:
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on June 17, 2011 - 10:58:46 PM
Begged and pleaded with the honey , mowed the lawn did the dishes and then asked for permission to buy the complete cuda exhaust system from Accurate exhausts in Roseburg, Ore. She say no not yet!! so I hung the gas tank after installing the new sending unit. still need to get the 3/8 line clips.
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Post by: CHL2T on June 18, 2011 - 02:04:28 AM
Cut off and reworked the exhaust tips on the Cuda.....alll that banging around was enough to drive me crazy.

The Charger gets the same treatment tomorrow.......
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Post by: 422STROKER on June 19, 2011 - 07:30:32 PM
Took the custom speaker box out of the trunk and installed a smaller amp and 6x9's.  the trunk is actually pretty big without all that junk in there.LOL

Tom
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Post by: NoMope Greg on June 20, 2011 - 06:04:45 PM
Replaced the stripped gear in the driver's side power window motor.  Before, the window had to be raised and lowered by hand - as in pushing the glass down or grabbing it to pull it up.  Not very secure from thieves.  :faint:
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Post by: mrwfp on June 20, 2011 - 08:58:42 PM
Taking it to another car show.  Here's the trophy that the car won at this past weekend's show.
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Post by: FJ5_440 on June 20, 2011 - 10:53:11 PM
Taking it to another car show.  Here's the trophy that the car won at this past weekend's show.

Nicely Done!  If you get a trophy any taller than that you will need a trailer to get it home.
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Post by: wally426ci on June 21, 2011 - 06:49:29 AM
I finally got my new wheels on and suspension grease boots. Also fixed my tranny leaks and changed the oil. All i need to do is pull it out of the garage!
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Post by: TreeFrog on June 21, 2011 - 11:48:57 AM
Taking it to another car show.  Here's the trophy that the car won at this past weekend's show.

Show-off!

lol ...

nice , I see why they gave it to you.
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Post by: mrwfp on June 21, 2011 - 06:36:58 PM
Thanks! Down here on the gulf coast, older Mopars are few and far between and get little respect at the car shows.  Most of the shows are dominated by Mustangs, Camaros and Corvettes so it was really nice for a Mopar to get recognition like this.  Fortunately, the car is in great shape, all of the hard work on the car has been completed and I am able to show it on the weekends and no longer have to spend a lot of time working on the car like some of the owners on this forum.  Hopefully, in time, everyone will get their cars together the way that they want them to be and be able to enjoy them on the weekends like I have for the past year.  I wish everyone the best in completing their cars, but that goes without saying because Mopar owners are the most dedicated car guys that there are!
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Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on June 21, 2011 - 08:41:41 PM
Taking it to another car show.  Here's the trophy that the car won at this past weekend's show.

Now that is a trophy..........Congrats............Great looking cuda too......
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Post by: joelson6 on June 24, 2011 - 04:57:46 PM
well, i WAS gonna start cutting in the jambs on the '74. but it looks like we're gonna get rain



(http://www.gteck.net/74/2687.JPG)





on sunday i'm taking the '72 to the Blueberry Festival show




(http://www.gteck.net/caribbeanhotel/DSC_2020.JPG)
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Post by: brads70 on June 24, 2011 - 07:20:46 PM
Pulled the rad, changed the water pump to a Mopar Performance unit, changed the t-stat to a 180 from a 195. Got it all back together and all ready for the 800 mile round trip to Carlisle!  :woohoo:  CAN'T WAIT!
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on June 24, 2011 - 11:34:23 PM
I'm driving it.  :bananasmi :bananasmi :bananasmi   :burnout:   I'll be cleaning 9 months of garage dirt off it tomorrow.  :faint:
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Post by: brads70 on June 25, 2011 - 07:17:40 AM
I'm driving it.  :bananasmi :bananasmi :bananasmi   :burnout:   I'll be cleaning 9 months of garage dirt off it tomorrow.  :faint:

 :woo: :woohoo:    That will be a fun ride!
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Post by: wally426ci on June 25, 2011 - 08:29:20 AM
I'm driving it.  :bananasmi :bananasmi :bananasmi   :burnout:   I'll be cleaning 9 months of garage dirt off it tomorrow.  :faint:

 :woohoo: finally! Sorry i missed the cruise last night. Got busy.  :bigshades:
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Post by: DoNotChallengeHer on June 25, 2011 - 08:40:43 PM
:woohoo: finally! Sorry i missed the cruise last night. Got busy.  :bigshades:
Shelby and I looked for you  :sadwavey:
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Post by: TreeFrog on June 25, 2011 - 10:18:05 PM
cleaning up the vapor separator and getting ready to reinstall the fuel tank - in the 73 Challenger.
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Post by: Topcat on June 25, 2011 - 11:23:52 PM
Sanded Rocker areas and blocked.
Did some other things too. Running out of stuff to chase on the outer body finally.

Next week end I buy the materials to start painting. I'm going to build a booth so it'll be a while till the outer body gets done.

(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/2835/cudabody7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/543/cudabody7.jpg/)

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Post by: GranCuda1970 on June 26, 2011 - 01:18:54 AM
Complete dash finished, new wiring harness installed by Master Jedi father in law ,repainted the guage needles, and installed all new light bulbs and the radio. We will reinstall after reworking the pedal assembly. I was surpeised how well the new dash pad fit Kudo's to Dave at Roseville.
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Post by: 422STROKER on June 26, 2011 - 08:31:03 AM
Oil change, a little cleaning, tune carb and check timing.  Weather is a little suspect so may as well get prepared for the ride to Carlisle(457 miles+-) each way.

Going to be a crazy week this week, work has been very busy and I'm going to be putting 12hr days in all week so just resting up today.

Tom
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Post by: brads70 on June 26, 2011 - 07:04:22 PM
Complete dash finished, new wiring harness installed by Master Jedi father in law ,repainted the guage needles, and installed all new light bulbs and the radio. We will reinstall after reworking the pedal assembly. I was surpeised how well the new dash pad fit Kudo's to Dave at Roseville.

Good to hear it fit well! I just got a dash pad from Dave too! Post up some pictures!
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Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on June 26, 2011 - 10:39:50 PM
Took a ride down to the fox lake show. Talked with Mike about his EFI setup... nice! Then with Brad and Glen for awhile. Saw the pic of the 71 Brad bought... also nice! Headed back home, pulled up to my garage , put NIKKI in park... clunk (with kind of an echoing ring to it). Now what......?  Right now I dont even want to know.   :nono:
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Post by: MirageCuda on June 27, 2011 - 01:58:11 AM
I messed with the wiring and now my reverse lights work!  :)
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Post by: CHL2T on June 27, 2011 - 02:18:02 AM
I stole the coil, carburetor and bone from the Challenger to get the Scout running........
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Post by: tonefiend on June 27, 2011 - 04:44:02 AM
Pulled the radiator, shroud, alternator, and water pump.  Cleaned out and painted the radiator.  Stripped the paint off the shroud and took it back to bare plastic.  This week I will clean and detail everything up and put it all back together with new gaskets, belts, and hoses.
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Post by: wally426ci on June 27, 2011 - 11:31:43 AM
I got to drive it after about 7 months of storage!!!  :woohoo:

 :burnout: I didnt check the trans fluid before leaving and it was a gallon low!! Talk about slippage.  :faint:

I topped it off to within a quart low at Home Depot and i was on from there, loved the ride!! Looks awesome with my new wheels, need to find a better 4th dog dish cap and they can go on.  :bigsmile:
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Post by: joelson6 on June 27, 2011 - 12:39:43 PM
sorry everyone, didn't do anything with the E bodys last weekend.  :'(  I can thank the wife for that one  :swear:

the weather turned out OK on Saturday and i wound up working on the C body  ;)
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on July 07, 2011 - 10:41:44 PM
Installing the insulation and carpet, ordering some parts, beg wifey for new front seat covers Leathers, ( hopeless but worth a shot ) then install the dash. I got the pedal assembly , stud bracket and Booster reinstalled correctly this time, who knows maybe I will install the windshield. Even if I only get 10% of this accomplished I will be happy as Pie!!
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Post by: 422STROKER on July 07, 2011 - 11:01:57 PM
Hitting up a little show in PA.

Tom :bigsmile:
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Post by: brads70 on July 07, 2011 - 11:12:56 PM
Hitting up a little show in PA.

Tom :bigsmile:
me too, taking a little 400 plus mile cruise!
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on July 08, 2011 - 02:27:01 AM
Good to hear it fit well! I just got a dash pad from Dave too! Post up some pictures!

 I posted some pics of the dash before install in my Newb Intros thread  NOOB from WA State!
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Post by: willard on July 08, 2011 - 04:25:55 AM
Got a call from local TopGear magazine. Thay want to shot some pictures for a september issue which will concern modern and classic muscle cars.  :bigsmile:
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Post by: 422STROKER on July 08, 2011 - 06:12:19 AM
me too, taking a little 400 plus mile cruise!

That too, We made the trip down last Monday, but will be doing it again in a couple days.LOL

Tom :burnout:
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Post by: Aussie Challenger on August 06, 2011 - 09:26:07 AM
Now that my Challenger is out of storage I intend to use it often. I took it to my Daughters for my Grand Daughters 4th Birthday and her 18 month old Brother came out and jumped in the drivers seat before I could shut the door, he grabbed the steering wheel and was happy. Considering that we have right hand drive cars here in Australia and this is still left hand drive he was real quick.   :aussie:   :2thumbs:
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Post by: joef89 on August 06, 2011 - 12:31:56 PM
this weekend put the hood on the car and the passenger window then break in the 360. :burnout:
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Post by: dutch on August 06, 2011 - 05:52:43 PM
finishing the interior  :woo:
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Post by: wally426ci on August 06, 2011 - 08:32:32 PM
I drove mine finally and it ruled.

I will take pics soon. I really need to paint the my extra fender. I also cannot wait to give it a sweet paint job one day.
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Post by: spamtank on August 06, 2011 - 08:59:43 PM
Replaced some rubber bumpers, and gave her a bath.   :clapping:  May take her to the ice cream shop tomorrow.
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Post by: tommyg29 on August 06, 2011 - 09:08:19 PM
took the rainmaker to a local cruise in. Never fails to rain when I pull the cuda out of the garage. Doesnt seem to matter if it hasnt rained in weeks. Within minutes of getting on the raod, it starts pouring. :dunno:
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on August 06, 2011 - 09:16:06 PM
Took pictures of other people's Mopars In the BEND, OREGON Auto show in the Park.

(http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/GranCuda1970/stacypics058-1.jpg)
(http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/GranCuda1970/stacypics057-1.jpg)
(http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/GranCuda1970/stacypics052-1.jpg)
(http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/GranCuda1970/stacypics050-1.jpg)
(http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/GranCuda1970/stacypics046-1.jpg)
(http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/GranCuda1970/stacypics048-1.jpg)
(http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/GranCuda1970/stacypics049-1.jpg)
(http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/GranCuda1970/stacypics040-1.jpg)
(http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/GranCuda1970/stacypics042-1.jpg)
(http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/GranCuda1970/stacypics039.jpg)
(http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/GranCuda1970/stacypics033-1.jpg)
(http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/GranCuda1970/stacypics032-1.jpg)
(http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/GranCuda1970/stacypics033-1.jpg)
(http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/GranCuda1970/stacypics022-1.jpg)
(http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/GranCuda1970/stacypics023-1.jpg)
EnJOY!!!
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on August 06, 2011 - 10:44:19 PM
I've just been moving mine in and out of the garage lately to wrench on my Jeep. Tweaked on my father-in-law's Li'l Red some, (my wife's high school ride)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284534_2220722194157_1130747175_32680782_7222784_n.jpg)

(https://s-hphotos-sjc1.fbcdn.net/284015_2183688788345_1130747175_32626936_4449498_n.jpg)
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Post by: HEMROID on August 13, 2011 - 10:22:59 AM
Fiddled with the timing on mine this weekend, much better. Still reckon the 6 pack could use a tune though!
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Post by: brads70 on August 13, 2011 - 01:16:07 PM
Fixing the dang starter!  :swear:
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Post by: Jamiez on August 13, 2011 - 01:27:03 PM
Giving it a much overdue cleaning:
Before
(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz98/j_zahler/Challenger/rimsbefore.jpg)
After
(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz98/j_zahler/Challenger/rimsafter.jpg)
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Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on August 20, 2011 - 04:01:06 PM
Bled the brakes, took her for a drive & fuel.
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Post by: wally426ci on August 20, 2011 - 09:59:44 PM
I went to a local cruise in a had a great time!  :burnout:
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on August 20, 2011 - 10:02:42 PM
Went out in the garage replaced some wheel studs when the temp outside went up to 100 degrees about 115 in the garage stopped working will wait until it gets cooler or dark out to work.
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Post by: spamtank on August 21, 2011 - 08:48:54 AM
Replacing the positive and negative battery cables.  Hope that nut on manifold stud isn't rusted fast.  Soaked it with PB Blaster.
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Post by: quapman on August 21, 2011 - 10:09:01 AM
Finally installed the tires I got at Carlisle. Changed the front shocks while I was there and a few rubber bump-stops that were damaged or missing.

(http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq215/quapman/73%20Challenger%20Resto/Restored%20Challenger%20Pics/newtires04.jpg)
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Post by: brads70 on August 21, 2011 - 10:54:05 AM
Well it's a rainy weekend here..... had a break in the rain, roads were dry this morning so I took the Challenger out on a coffee run!( gotta win "brownie points" with the wife!) Any excuse to drive it will do!  :lol:
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Post by: Matt70 on August 21, 2011 - 07:45:41 PM
I replaced both door glass hardware Saturday (purchased from Roseville quality stuff). Then took it for a drive today 
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Post by: 422STROKER on August 21, 2011 - 09:42:33 PM
Checked the vital fluids and went for a rip on Saturday.  Never realized how little coolant will come out if you leave the rad cap off?!?!  Well, until you shut the car down in your garage.LOL  Briefly touched triple digits on a highway blast too. :scared:

Tom :misbehaving:
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Post by: HEMROID on August 22, 2011 - 05:58:33 AM
Those tires finish it off very nicely Steve.
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Post by: NoMope Greg on August 22, 2011 - 12:03:47 PM
Changed the front shocks and scraped thirty years worth of dirt and gunk off the control arms and K-frame.  :working:
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Post by: 67vertman on August 23, 2011 - 12:06:51 AM
Cleaned up and painted my six pack air cleaner and base.  I went with a black top.........what do you think?

(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/100_2929.jpg)
(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/100_2928.jpg)
(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww107/67vertman/100_2927.jpg)
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on August 23, 2011 - 09:35:58 AM
I think it is aggressively Beautiful!!!
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Post by: mojavered on August 23, 2011 - 07:05:48 PM
I think it would look better in my Challenger :poopoke:
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Post by: mopar12372 on August 23, 2011 - 09:26:11 PM
NOPE it looks better in a cuda  :smilielol:
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Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on August 27, 2011 - 07:15:41 AM
installing my replacement metering valve, and bleeding the brakes.  AGAIN.
in T minus 45 minutes.....
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Post by: HEMROID on August 27, 2011 - 07:44:37 AM
Attempted to straighten the steering wheel up (ran out of time), fixed the rattle of the exhaust  :)
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Post by: JayBee on August 27, 2011 - 08:30:21 AM
It won't be me doing the work. I'm really hoping my mechanic will work overtime on this axle bearing this weekend.

(http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz107/JayRJBeez/IMG_0447.jpg)
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Post by: spamtank on August 27, 2011 - 12:30:53 PM
Little bit of detailing and cleaning her up for the Cruising Downtown event next week: http://www.cruisingdowntown.com/.  Should be a lot of fun.  I hope to take a lot of photos.  :picture:
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Post by: spamtank on August 27, 2011 - 12:33:19 PM
It won't be me doing the work. I'm really hoping my mechanic will work overtime on this axle bearing this weekend.

([url]http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz107/JayRJBeez/IMG_0447.jpg[/url])


Oh, that's a bummer.   :swear:  How's the bearing bore in the axle housing?

I hope you get that taken care of.  :2thumbs:
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Post by: JayBee on August 27, 2011 - 01:41:40 PM
How's the bearing bore in the axle housing?

It's about 1/16 of an inch oversize.  He has a spare 8 3/4 housing that we'll be using. Little did I know what was going on when I drove back from Columbus to Canada - lucky to get home or what.
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Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on August 27, 2011 - 03:43:56 PM
Always thought the dash panel lights were on the dim side.........So I installed a lite bar.........It has a little LED light in the mount and I put one on each end to add more light.  Ths light only emits from the bar kind of like you need to look at a thermometer......one way.......so I angled the output towards the instrument panel.  I used pressure sensitive velcro to attach in 4 places. I will wait until tonight to see the real effects but in the garage, I turned the lights on and actually saw illumination.......in the daylight.    :woohoo:
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on August 27, 2011 - 07:11:52 PM
It won't be me doing the work. I'm really hoping my mechanic will work overtime on this axle bearing this weekend.



Yikes! I need to go through and replace my rear axle bearings. Pretty sure they are originals  :eek4:

Guess I'll "have" to acquire a press  :icon16:
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Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on August 27, 2011 - 10:23:10 PM
Well I checked my panel lights...............You can see all the guages and the engine isn't even running.......I can drive at night now............... :burnout:
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Post by: joelson6 on August 27, 2011 - 11:41:55 PM
this weekend everything's locked up in hope of surviving this hurricane  :faint:
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Post by: HEMROID on August 28, 2011 - 07:03:45 AM
Great idea Dave.  :cheers:

I'd love to do that to mine, although, I think I just need to get any light working first...

I drove my Challenger about 100km today and put fuel in it. That's it for me.
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Post by: quapman on August 28, 2011 - 08:57:19 AM
Well I checked my panel lights...............You can see all the guages and the engine isn't even running.......I can drive at night now............... :burnout:

I like the additional LED light bars, but your original lights were dim because you have the factory lights for a STANDARD dash.
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on August 28, 2011 - 09:03:09 AM
I like the additional LED light bars, but your original lights were dim because you have the factory lights for a STANDARD dash.

 They still sell most of the bulbs for those dash lights at Shucks/O'reilly auto parts stores.
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Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on August 28, 2011 - 06:21:23 PM
I like the additional LED light bars, but your original lights were dim because you have the factory lights for a STANDARD dash.

Hey Steve.......I thought I was supposed to have a 4 light bar....................Always a supprise with these cars.....................
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Post by: spamtank on August 28, 2011 - 07:32:36 PM
Hey Steve.......I thought I was supposed to have a 4 light bar....................Always a supprise with these cars.....................

Here's my stock Rallye dashboard instrument lighting.  They are cranked up the whole way, engine is shut off, and only the parking lights are on.  Otherwise, I find these to be more than adequate even at dusk.  And I don't think I'd change it.

I'd be curious to see how your LED bar illuminates the gauges.

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Post by: Matt70 on August 28, 2011 - 07:37:55 PM
Here's my stock Rallye dashboard instrument lighting.  They are cranked up the whole way, engine is shut off, and only the parking lights are on.  Otherwise, I find these to be more than adequate even at dusk.  And I don't think I'd change it.

I'd be curious to see how your LED bar illuminates the gauges.

Wow! that is way brighter than mine.... guess I know what I'm doing next weekend
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Post by: tommyg29 on August 28, 2011 - 08:20:27 PM
heres my stock setup. barely bright enough, but....I have white face gauges

(http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af41/trgreen/Plymouth/Cudanight004.jpg)
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Post by: 360FISH on August 28, 2011 - 09:07:01 PM
Picked up something fun this weekend...  A518

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3f8FYryHjyI/TlrTrNI1mRI/AAAAAAAAAOg/WiI2XngGzKo/s912/IMG_5424.JPG)
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Post by: brads70 on August 28, 2011 - 09:32:02 PM
Picked up something fun this weekend...  A518

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3f8FYryHjyI/TlrTrNI1mRI/AAAAAAAAAOg/WiI2XngGzKo/s912/IMG_5424.JPG)
Nice!
 Looks clean! Did you pressure wash it or something?
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Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on August 28, 2011 - 10:27:10 PM
Well Mine are brighter than the   "3" stock ones.......I know they will brighten up with the engine runing but not as bright as Spamtank.........Pics attached.   I will try to get a pic with the engine running tomorrow....Don't want to wake the neighbors right now.........They just got back from Alaska....
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Post by: HEMROID on August 28, 2011 - 10:37:28 PM
Has anyone replaced the standard globes with LED types? I did it on my GTR and it made a massive difference.
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Post by: 360FISH on August 29, 2011 - 01:47:20 AM
Nice!
 Looks clean! Did you pressure wash it or something?

This is how I bought it.  The guy said he cleaned it up "a little".   I'm soo stoked!
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Post by: MirageCuda on August 29, 2011 - 02:02:41 AM
I installed an aftermarket key chain!  :)

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c317/MirageWRX/Cuda/4f53aeae.jpg)
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Post by: HEMROID on August 29, 2011 - 02:09:34 AM
Hey, very similar to my Challenger one:

(http://www.leeparts.com/graphics/A63139742N.jpg)
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Post by: MirageCuda on September 07, 2011 - 12:57:08 AM
Went to the Golden Super Cruise this weekend with the wife, friend and of course the Cuda!  Here's a pic of the wife & Cuda.

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c317/MirageWRX/Cuda/ToriCuda.jpg)
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Post by: HEMROID on September 07, 2011 - 01:03:33 AM
Nice wife, nice 'Cuda.
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Post by: MirageCuda on September 07, 2011 - 01:04:00 AM
I also drove the Cuda to the dealership yesterday, to get some numbers on a 2011 Charger.

Old School vs New School

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c317/MirageWRX/Cuda/OldSchoolNewSchool.jpg)
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Post by: NoMope Greg on September 07, 2011 - 12:17:40 PM
Pulled the crappy air shocks off and installed new heavy-duty rear shocks.  Made a big difference, especially on the freeway.  :bananasmi
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on September 07, 2011 - 01:57:25 PM
I finished dyeing the seatbelts they turned out real sharp and new looking rinsed them a 100 times to make sure there would be no bleed they look brand new will post pics in my car thread later. wife still needs to sew the part # tags back on.
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Post by: dutch on September 07, 2011 - 05:03:11 PM
building a new centreconsole  :naughty:
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Post by: mopar12372 on September 07, 2011 - 06:42:41 PM
im going to remove the cover on my cuda to see if it magically got painted
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on September 07, 2011 - 10:15:34 PM
LOL!!!
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Post by: joelson6 on September 08, 2011 - 09:59:15 PM
hopefully, i'm cleaning up and detailing the engine compartment on the '74
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Post by: RDF on September 09, 2011 - 11:54:23 AM
Taking the beast to get some mods done to it tomorrow morning....getting a motor plate (for the 496), frame connectors/re-enforcements, relocate the batter to the trunk, and any rear suspension mods that are necessary to get my rims and tires under it.  He's gonna have a look at it tomorrow morning and see what I can get under the rear without doing a whole lot, but I think I'll be getting some 15x8's and a good size street/drag radial.  I'd like to get something like American Racing L60's, but we'll see!
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Post by: Matt70 on September 09, 2011 - 09:29:08 PM
Got my dome light working, repaired the switch. Waiting on my rallye wheels to arrive.....   :cooldancing:
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Post by: brads70 on September 11, 2011 - 10:18:37 PM
Did my usual routine.... went to the stock car track I work at on Saturday. I took the Challenger. We had the national travelling series at the track with the new Challenger body. I had my car in the pits, it was funny to see how many fans and racers came up to the car to check it out!
Sunday night I went to a local cruise night. It was a great weekend! :2thumbs:
Sold my 55 Belair today so now I have some more funds to get some goodies for the car! :woohoo:
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Post by: Topcat on September 11, 2011 - 11:00:56 PM
Did the final 320 grit sanding today.

Painter in Salinas wants to do the 400 grit wet sand and seal right after. Then seal the whole car an hour later. Bought the dolly roller wheels today.

All I have left is drill holes in trunk for resonators, a few hours of 320 sandings, then double check rear window trim/glass fitment.

I don't have much left now till I take it on the trailer to the paint booth.
I've worn out 2 baseball hats from sweat doing this car in the bright sunlight. The filler is definitely cured.
It gets very hot back here in the corner of the yard.
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Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on September 12, 2011 - 10:37:11 PM
Well I wasn't satisified with  the little lite stick I installed back on page 119.......so removed that and installed about 20" of LED strip lighting..........Now I know I can see at night.......in fact I may have to cover over a few after I take her on the road during dark to see how bright it really is...........some of these were taken in daylight...........some were not.....
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Post by: spamtank on September 13, 2011 - 05:51:25 AM
Well I wasn't satisified with  the little lite stick I installed back on page 119.......so removed that and installed about 20" of LED strip lighting..........Now I know I can see at night.......in fact I may have to cover over a few after I take her on the road during dark to see how bright it really is...........some of these were taken in daylight...........some were not.....


What if you hooked one of these up?   :dunno:

http://www.amazon.com/12V-H-Dimmer-LED-Controller/dp/B004AGZSQG



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Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on September 13, 2011 - 09:47:25 AM
Good Idea..........I will investigate..........a couple more pics.........one was taken thru the rear glass....
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Post by: joelson6 on September 15, 2011 - 10:35:02 PM
holy crap ! that's awesome.

maybe it's too bright now. i'd have to see how it is while sitting in the car.
still a great idear.



well missed posting last week, but last sunday we went to Seaside Nj for a show. took the '72 and took home a trophy  :woohoo:
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Post by: HEMROID on September 15, 2011 - 10:56:19 PM
Love it,  although bright, it's better than what I get now... Nothing LOL
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Post by: mopar12372 on September 16, 2011 - 01:53:16 AM
hook it up to the dimmer switch .. i like the lighting in the gauges my self  buit its the idea and the persons taste that counts
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Post by: _Russ_ on September 16, 2011 - 03:40:44 AM
Time for an oil & filter change.
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Post by: brads70 on September 16, 2011 - 08:30:39 AM
Going to 2 county fairs that have car shows! Always have fun at them! :2thumbs:
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Post by: HEMROID on September 16, 2011 - 08:35:30 AM
Driving the arse (Aussie spelling of "ass" :P) off mine this weekend.
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Post by: brads70 on September 16, 2011 - 08:41:44 AM
Driving the arse (Aussie spelling of "ass" :P) off mine this weekend.

 :roflsmiley:  and I thought that was a Northern Canadian saying?  :smilielol:   :aussie: :canada:
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Post by: brads70 on September 18, 2011 - 08:38:16 PM
I spent the weekend at 2 different car shows! Had a fantastic time. My Dad came too with his 1940 Nash hotrod! Weather was perfect, and lots of cars. At todays show in comes this young guy driving a 69 Coronet 500 exactly the same color etc.... as my Dad had when I was small. Got talking to him turned out to be a great guy ( his Dad came also with a 72? dark green Cuda) great people! My Dad tried to buy it or trade his car for it but the Coronet owner hadf a sentimental attchment to it as it was his late Uncles car. Sure was a beauty though. A survivor car , low miles has some rust but nothing serious. I've been looking for years for one for my Dad with no luck. At first we thought this one was my dads old car but it wasen't meant to be , but met some great people just the same! :2thumbs: I told them about this site and gave them some CC.com business cards, so hopefully they will check up out! They are from Parry Sound , Ontario ( I think that's what they said?)
(http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu240/B_Richmond/69Coronet500.jpg)
(http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu240/B_Richmond/1969Coronet500.jpg)
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Post by: dutch on September 19, 2011 - 12:06:56 PM
how about some pics of the nashrod  :bigshades:
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Post by: brads70 on September 19, 2011 - 12:25:16 PM
how about some pics of the nashrod  :bigshades:


Here are a few. Fun old fat fendered ride! My poor old Dad almost launched it in the ditch when he tried to keep up with me on an on ramp. Gotta love the Hotchkis parts... :roflsmiley:  I tell him" ya it's Ok to park with the prefered Mopars as it's pretty much a Mopar anyhow!  :poopoke:
( Nash was bought my AMC, then AMC was bought by Chrysler)
(http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu240/B_Richmond/PDRM0493-1.jpg)
(http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu240/B_Richmond/nash_11.jpg)
(http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu240/B_Richmond/nash_9.jpg)
(http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu240/B_Richmond/nash_1-1.jpg)
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Post by: tommyg29 on September 19, 2011 - 01:18:01 PM
some cool old pics there Brad. Only Nash I can ever recognize is the rambler. And who can forget...."hey buddy...how do I get my car out of second gear!"

I had a very busy weekend myself. Took some early morning pictures for the calendar submission for 2013! Already submitted for 2012.
Then went autocrossing for the rest of the day on the Homestead Speedway kart track, though I did that in the Stealth. Not bold enough to have taken the Cuda for that, though I consider the Stealth a Mopar. Most purists dont though. Oh well.
Heres a couple from my weekend.

(http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af41/trgreen/Dodge%20Stealth/StealthAutoX911008.jpg)

(http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af41/trgreen/Plymouth/Cuda%20favorites/BarracudaGrill033a.jpg)
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Post by: dutch on September 19, 2011 - 01:59:50 PM
that`s a pretty cool car Brad  :thumbsup:   got some horses in there too?  :burnout:
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Post by: brads70 on September 19, 2011 - 02:28:08 PM
that`s a pretty cool car Brad  :thumbsup:   got some horses in there too?  :burnout:

 Just a mild 350 Chevy 
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Post by: thedodgeboys on September 19, 2011 - 02:40:47 PM
I did this...
(http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo154/thedodgeboy/Picture509.jpg)
and I got this...
(http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo154/thedodgeboy/Picture524.jpg)
Ottawa ks Car show over the weekend.
(http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo154/thedodgeboy/Picture501.jpg)
dont you just love the fall colors.
(http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo154/thedodgeboy/Picture502.jpg)
(http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo154/thedodgeboy/Picture504.jpg)
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Post by: ChallengerGary on September 19, 2011 - 05:20:16 PM
Took the Challenger to the exhaust shop today.  Had it brought there on a flat bed and then DROVE IT HOME to the shop!!!!!!  First time this car has been on the road in probably 25 years!

Then, gave her a bath - again probably the first one in 25 years
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Post by: brads70 on September 19, 2011 - 05:26:55 PM
Beautiful Gary!  :2thumbs:   you do great work!
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Post by: spamtank on September 19, 2011 - 06:49:25 PM
Took the Challenger to the exhaust shop today.  Had it brought there on a flat bed and then DROVE IT HOME to the shop!!!!!!  First time this car has been on the road in probably 25 years!

Then, gave her a bath - again probably the first one in 25 years

Very nice car!   :2thumbs:
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Post by: HEMROID on September 19, 2011 - 06:51:12 PM
Great pics and love that one Gary, very nice.
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on September 19, 2011 - 07:45:33 PM
Car looks great!
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Post by: azievinger on September 20, 2011 - 10:21:27 PM
It indeed looks very nice, got to love that rear one piece lights
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Post by: Topcat on September 20, 2011 - 10:29:59 PM
Friday...Sending my car to the paint booth.   :woo:
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Post by: babyelephant on September 29, 2011 - 08:18:12 PM
wash and wax last weekend, hidden in a barn yesterday. How many days to Eastern, you said?   :-\

(http://www.chryslerklubben.org/roar/challengerIMG_0063.jpg)
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Post by: brads70 on September 29, 2011 - 08:27:31 PM
Going for a 6 hour drive  to drop off my dash core at Roseville  ( it will be nice to meet Dave , if he's working Saturday?) , then over to Muscle motors to pick up my stroker kit!  :woohoo:

Not really "with" my e-body, but more of a " for" my e-body?  :grinyes:
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Post by: HEMROID on September 29, 2011 - 08:41:29 PM
Man that's a great shot, babyelephant!
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Post by: babyelephant on September 29, 2011 - 08:48:47 PM
Man that's a great shot, babyelephant!

Thanks! Cool if you like it. It was just hours before going to z-zzleep
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on September 29, 2011 - 10:47:11 PM
 :drool: PERRTTYYY!!!
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Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on September 30, 2011 - 11:17:09 AM
Going to a show that was rained out last Sat.............. :burnout:
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Post by: GranCuda1970 on September 30, 2011 - 11:25:31 AM
Sounds fun!!

   I am going to finish the lines and get the rearend back on maybe the Power sterring box in also. I still have to bench bleed need to fab something for the bleed lines.
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Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on October 01, 2011 - 09:37:13 PM
http://s669.photobucket.com/albums/vv53/DAYLEY-CHALLENGR/

Hope Mills pics...............Took best Mopar............. :bigsmile:
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Post by: spamtank on October 05, 2011 - 09:36:57 PM
Dropped her off for a front suspension refurb today.  Should get her back early next week.  Then she'll need a good cleaning since she got caught in the rain at work today.  :bricks1:  What a tragedy.    :crying:  And to top it off, the maple tree helicopters were blowing all over the place.  They found their way into every crevice.   :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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Post by: ChallengerGary on October 06, 2011 - 11:29:40 AM
Said goodbye to my "old gal."  She's heading to Canada  :crying:
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on October 07, 2011 - 11:41:30 AM
Drove it to school yesterday  :bigsmile:
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Post by: acudanut on October 07, 2011 - 02:32:13 PM
 My e-body is sleeping.  I drove my 70 Charger this weekend. :grinyes:
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Post by: brads70 on October 07, 2011 - 03:18:48 PM
sitting here in PA ( at the inlaws ) drooling over all the new parts for the 451"  :bananasmi
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Post by: mcgheejt on October 07, 2011 - 04:12:05 PM
Had the day off today so I changed the oil, put on a decal kit, and messed around with a seatbelt install until I figured out that I was missing some parts.  Maybe I'll catch one of the last cruises of the season tomorrow.  Enjoy your weekend everyone.
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Post by: thenuke1 on October 09, 2011 - 02:49:09 AM
bathing and detailing my lady tomorrow to get her ready for this coming weeks festivities...

Fall Fling is on the 15th and even though its only 1 day ... i like to celebrate it through out the week ....
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Post by: spamtank on October 09, 2011 - 07:35:39 AM
Dropped her off for a front suspension refurb today.  Should get her back early next week.  Then she'll need a good cleaning since she got caught in the rain at work today.  :bricks1:  What a tragedy.    :crying:  And to top it off, the maple tree helicopters were blowing all over the place.  They found their way into every crevice.   :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Turned out to be such a nice weekend, I'm now wishing I had waited a week to put her in the shop.   :swear:
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Post by: DanGoodman on October 09, 2011 - 11:51:33 PM
We had a great 3 day indoor show here in Florida. It was pretty cool event......

(http://api.ning.com/files/XWwrTJvoqFZk4CQQWlFXOuV6Ds40l4QEoZx3LKmsWc1meysPZc0Ou*piQMtdwcOBBNyxjYVy2NxZ4zro-P63BzfPTWt27x*u/utf8BSU1BRzA1NzUuanBn?width=737&height=440)
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Post by: 422STROKER on October 10, 2011 - 09:57:21 AM
Put some cruise time on Sat and Sun.  Trying to decide if I want to roll it over today...

Tom

(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/9822/img00113201110091809.jpg)
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on October 10, 2011 - 10:42:02 AM
Put some cruise time on Sat and Sun.  Trying to decide if I want to roll it over today...

Tom

([url]http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/9822/img00113201110091809.jpg[/url])


 :lol: "no mileage" mopar for sale soon?
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Post by: 422STROKER on October 10, 2011 - 04:35:14 PM
:lol: "no mileage" mopar for sale soon?

Yeah, I think it reads 00032.x now had a nice day today so took advantage.

Tom :2thumbs:
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Post by: brads70 on October 10, 2011 - 07:28:44 PM
Put some cruise time on Sat and Sun.  Trying to decide if I want to roll it over today...

Tom


Mine just did that too! It now has 36 miles on it!  :lol:
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Post by: 422STROKER on October 13, 2011 - 08:33:05 PM
Mine just did that too! It now has 36 miles on it!  :lol:

Yep, have about th