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Offline twalker

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #405 on: July 15, 2017 - 07:28:59 am »
Been a while since I checked in.  Congrats on an outstanding restoration and driving it now!  :2thumbs:  I'm still several months away from driving mine.  Hopefully, by the end of summer or early fall before the snow flies.   I've got three questions for you if you have time:

1. Since our engine builds are exhaust systems are almost identical with the exception of rocker arms and heads (I used Promax heads and the PRW rockers) did you ever get get your engine dyno'd and if so what were the nos?

2. I'm about ready to buy new tires for my "Cuda and also plan on running BF Goodrich TA radials on 15 " OEM 7" Ralley wheels.  What size tires did you run on the front and back and are your rear rims 7"s?  The rear wheels look wider than the front wheels.  Guess that was two questions.

3.  I'm also running the TTI 3" exhaust.  Did you use the TTI 3" polished exhaust tips or did you use somebody else tips?

Thanks
Brad

Hey brad, thanks for the kind words!  Sounds like you're almost there on your build, congrats and looking forward to seeing it.

Answers to your questions -

1- no, my dyno appointment was cancelled by the shop (frustrating memory) and I didn't want to wait for the next one so I went ahead and put it in the car and fired it up.  Given the components of the engine and what I picked up from builders, I just estimate it out at around 600hp at the crank.

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Front rim - 15x7
Rear rim - 15x8

Front tire - 245 50
Rear tire - 275 60

3- yes, it's TTI exhaust including headers with 2" primaries back to 3" inch exhaust, X, and out to TTI stainless tips.  Love it

Hope that helps!


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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #406 on: July 15, 2017 - 11:09:14 am »

THANK YOU! :2thumbs:  Good info!  :ylsuper:
1970 Plymouth 'Cuda.  Matching numbers 440 U Code, 4 speed pistol grip, Rallye dash, AM 8 Track, Shaker hood, 15 inch rallye wheels, Dana 60 4.10, Super Track Pak.  One of 134 - 440 "U" coupes codes built in 1970 and one of 100 - 440 Super Track Paks built in 1970.

Restoration pictures at:  http://spanks4thememory.smugmug.com/Cars/70-Cuda/7240639_M24oi#465274575_2MBqW
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"usraptr" = United States raptor - bird of prey = United States Bald Eagle.  FYI, somebody else thought of it first so I had to drop the "O" in raptor.

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #407 on: July 16, 2017 - 09:18:38 pm »
I too am at the tire stage considering a similar size.  If you don't mind, I don't know if it is a standard metric on rally wheels so what is the backspacing you used? I'm thinking of using  BF Goodrich 255/60/15 on 8 inch rim with 4.5 backspacing on the rear and the front 235/60/15 on 7 inch with 4.25 back spacing.

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #408 on: July 18, 2017 - 07:15:41 pm »
Sorry for the delay guys, I looked up my order from jegs - here you go-




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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #409 on: July 28, 2017 - 04:26:53 pm »
Well for those that have been following my thread from the beginning, amazingly my car just sold and picked up today.  I had no plans to sell but a couple saw my car at a show and had to have it.  It was an offer I couldn't refuse. I'm excited for the next project, looking for a 68 charger to build.




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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #410 on: July 28, 2017 - 05:35:52 pm »
Have to love the easy sale I sold my truck once like that wasn't going to sell it but $ talks

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« Reply #411 on: July 29, 2017 - 01:25:38 pm »
Sad to see it go.  I remember when it was just being brought home.  Congrats.  It must be nice to know that others appreciate and are willing to pay for your vision on that project.  Life rolls on.  Good luck with the next project.

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« Reply #412 on: August 02, 2017 - 07:26:37 pm »
Oh no!  :22yikes:  Can't believe you sold it after all that work!  No, really congrats on a great job and getting top dollar for her.   :2thumbs:
1970 Plymouth 'Cuda.  Matching numbers 440 U Code, 4 speed pistol grip, Rallye dash, AM 8 Track, Shaker hood, 15 inch rallye wheels, Dana 60 4.10, Super Track Pak.  One of 134 - 440 "U" coupes codes built in 1970 and one of 100 - 440 Super Track Paks built in 1970.

Restoration pictures at:  http://spanks4thememory.smugmug.com/Cars/70-Cuda/7240639_M24oi#465274575_2MBqW
(Edited 8-1-17)

"usraptr" = United States raptor - bird of prey = United States Bald Eagle.  FYI, somebody else thought of it first so I had to drop the "O" in raptor.

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #413 on: August 05, 2017 - 09:32:58 am »
Oh no!  :22yikes:  Can't believe you sold it after all that work!

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That was a surprise. But, if the right deal ($$$) comes along, everything is for sale!
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #414 on: September 20, 2017 - 04:01:48 pm »
Great job on the resto... can't believe you sold it!!

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« Reply #415 on: February 05, 2018 - 07:17:56 pm »
Hi folks, just an update that I found a 1968 Charger and Im heavy into the restoration.  Build thread on FBBO if youre interested in following!  Hope youre all doing well.

http://www.forbbodiesonly.com/moparforum/threads/project-unicorn-1968-charger-restoration.144166/



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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #416 on: February 05, 2018 - 10:30:47 pm »
Yes you do enjoy building these cars . And that's fantastic. Because with out  people like you the hobby  would not be  as big as it is . There is an art to your work  . And just opens up the eyes of  muscle car lovers , in just how much  replacement panel work can go in to  a restoration or  a build .  Great job and awesome photos cheers  :aussie:
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #417 on: February 10, 2018 - 03:39:18 pm »
Yes you do enjoy building these cars . And that's fantastic. Because with out  people like you the hobby  would not be  as big as it is . There is an art to your work  . And just opens up the eyes of  muscle car lovers , in just how much  replacement panel work can go in to  a restoration or  a build .  Great job and awesome photos cheers  :aussie:
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #418 on: February 11, 2018 - 08:07:03 am »
I went through your thread.  That project is moving along quickly.  My brother has one of those chargers but is currently a heap of rust in the backyard.  Thanks for putting up the detailed pictures.  I took away some great ideas.

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #419 on: February 11, 2018 - 12:14:25 pm »
Just read your Charger thread, very nice work. I am trying to get my 73 Cuda restomod done and have a 70 Roadrunner sitting in my other shop waiting its turn so your situation feels familiar (except I will retain my 73). For me, the 70 RR, Charger or GTX was/is at the top of my B body desires. I absolutely love the overall style, tall pistol grip shifters, air grabber (RR and GTX) and wood grain dashes (GTX and Charger). My RR will be a bit of a restomod as it is pretty modified already complete with a tilt front end...  :bigsmile: Sounds bad but is actually well engineered. I am going to put a 66 426, a 4 speed (or maybe a Tremec if I can afford it) and a Dana in it.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)