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Electrical / 70 Challenger still not running .
« Last post by BadJoey on September 18, 2021 - 06:37:19 AM »
Hi guys .Around March 2021 I had a brain storm (satire) I put in a aluminum radiator  and 2 electic fans . Boy am I sorry . About 6 miles from house I had to turn around . Car hasn't moved since .After checking everything I could think of I found a number of burned wires which I replaced . Now summer is as good as over ' and car is still not running . Some times I have power to ballast resistors s some times nothing . One time when trying to start car balast, coil and voltage regulator were all hot as heck .The way it seems now I have power the coil somes times nothing . I changed the 2 column wire harness with 2 I had laying around .Nothing changed .Trying to check coil no sprark till I released the key then one small spark .I ran a jummper wire to by pass the the red wire out of the coloumn thats always been a problem .A couple of friends looked at it nothing new .  I can not drop car any place unless they keep it locked up inside a garage at night .Not to mention towing it to shop .I cant stand it not running . This whole summer was a waste . I've had some issues I can't up with that was a little moe important . Any help would be greatly appreciated I am just about out of ideas.                                                                                       
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Engine & Go Fast Goodies / Re: 70 Cuda electric fuel pump placement?
« Last post by 70chall440 on September 14, 2021 - 03:03:54 PM »
Yes, if you had a broken mech pump that was leaking fuel either inside or out an electric pump would definitely make it worse, but you could if needed develop a by pass kit by disconnecting the "IN" and "OUT" lines from the mech pump and connecting them. This would then let the electric pump feed the carb. That said, you have to be sure that the electric pump is not producing too much pressure or it will flood the carb. You can buy electric pumps that only put out about 7 psi and that would work or install a regulator with a gauge post mechanical pump that would allow you to determine if the mechanical pump is working and regulate the electric pump.
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Parts Wanted / Re: WANTED: 70 Cuda front seat belts, buckles
« Last post by 70chall440 on September 14, 2021 - 02:57:57 PM »
Excellent
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Parts Wanted / Re: WANTED: 70 Cuda front seat belts, buckles
« Last post by manOfaith on September 13, 2021 - 02:06:02 PM »
The buckles finally came in from Bill, so I am good
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Interior and Gauges / Re: Need glove box lock repair ideas
« Last post by ShaneHobbs on September 13, 2021 - 09:26:00 AM »
To replace the lock tumblers i have called a local locksmith near me and they have replaced it easily.
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Engine & Go Fast Goodies / Re: 70 Cuda electric fuel pump placement?
« Last post by shadango on September 12, 2021 - 06:08:40 PM »
I had the same question but for another reason....so this thread is perfect timing.

Well, a second reason.  I also have the "takes a while to prime stuff" issue even on my 318 50 cfm eddy.

But I recently had the fuel pump go out on me...had to get towed home....thank goodness for AAA.....but then the new pump I had on my shefl for a few years ( a "spectra premium") ALSO failed days later once installed....a third (carter) from rockauto fixed me up so far.

The first pump (some 10 years old) failed internally.....the second new pump failed externally and leaked fuel out its weep holes.....

I think having a backup electric would be a good thing. Though I am not sure how that would work.....when  standard pump fails, doesn't it fail at the diaphragm and therefore dump fuel into the oil? Wouldn't pumping thru a blown mechanical pump make that problem worse?
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Parts Wanted / Re: WANTED: 70 Cuda front seat belts, buckles
« Last post by 70chall440 on September 12, 2021 - 04:04:28 PM »
Currently Bill is in the hospital but I know that dealing with him can be a challenge at times. Perhaps someone has some, I gave mine to Bill, try calling Wildcat Salvage in OR or Stephens Performance, both have a lot of mopar muscle parts cars.
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Parts Wanted / WANTED: 70 Cuda front seat belts, buckles
« Last post by manOfaith on September 10, 2021 - 08:41:22 AM »
I have been talking with Bill Edwards who makes seat belts for months and thought that was going to work out but unfortunately it has taken months....but thats another story.

I am looking for front buckles.  I only need the female portions black (2 for each front seat, lap & shoulder) for my car.  Don't need show quality, prefer a driver set.  But at this point I'm taking about whatever I can get!

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Suspension, Wheels/Tires, and Brakes / Re: Pitman arm not fully on steering box
« Last post by w100ewd on September 08, 2021 - 10:05:47 AM »
I figured it out. My neighbor is a professional body builder and we got a bigger hammer... Plenty of threads showing now!
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Suspension, Wheels/Tires, and Brakes / Re: Pitman arm not fully on steering box
« Last post by jimynick on September 07, 2021 - 08:34:30 PM »
Hmmm, it's been a few years since I had mine off and on, but if memory serves, there's a blind spline on the Pitman shaft that you need to engage properly with the arm. If you've got that correctly, I'd mark their positions with a magic marker, knock the arm back off, lubricate both arm and shaft and reinstall. Leave the lock washer off and start the nut and use a big ass impact gun to drive the nut on, pushing the arm up and on as well; then take the nut back off, install the lock washer and reinstall the nut to torque spec and you should be good to go. Don't start grinding on splines; it never ends well, but that's just my  :2cents:
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