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Re: Aussie E-Max style T/A Challenger
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2016 - 07:34:51 pm »
Will do. Should be a blast to drive. Just wish i had have know about all of the the US Car Tools stiffening parts before I got this far with the body  :banghead:

Can't you still add them or did you purchase another brand? The subframe connectors are a good mod and the inner fender braces are built for a tank.




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Re: Aussie E-Max style T/A Challenger
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2016 - 11:13:56 pm »
I have the Hotchis connectors but i didn't know about the fender braces existed until recently and never gave much thought to the lower radiator brace. The guy who is doing the body would probably do a major  :money: as he would have to redo some of the work he's done.....
Craig
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Re: Aussie E-Max style T/A Challenger
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2016 - 08:48:46 am »
I have the Hotchis connectors but i didn't know about the fender braces existed until recently and never gave much thought to the lower radiator brace. The guy who is doing the body would probably do a major  :money: as he would have to redo some of the work he's done.....

Ahh, I didn't notice the engine bay area was already painted. Looks great though.


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Re: Aussie E-Max style T/A Challenger
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2016 - 09:34:28 am »
I love that colour .And so i should because very time i open up the side door to the garage ,that limelight just hits you.Great job. :cheers:
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Re: Aussie E-Max style T/A Challenger
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2016 - 11:39:20 am »
 :cheers:
Looks great. Very cool project.  :2thumbs:
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Re: Aussie E-Max style T/A Challenger
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2016 - 08:27:08 pm »
Thanks for the compliments guys.  :thumbsup: Yep that green just pops!
Craig
Melbourne, Australia
1970 Challenger 416 6 pak
Resto thread - http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=114787.0

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Re: Aussie E-Max style T/A Challenger
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2016 - 10:45:31 pm »
Nice work. Looking forward to seeing this beast on the streets of Melbourne.  :2thumbs:
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Re: Aussie E-Max style T/A Challenger
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2016 - 01:14:55 am »
Nice work. Looking forward to seeing this beast on the streets of Melbourne.  :2thumbs:

Me too Priesty. Its coming up to 15 months off the road... :-\
Craig
Melbourne, Australia
1970 Challenger 416 6 pak
Resto thread - http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=114787.0

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Re: Aussie E-Max style T/A Challenger
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2016 - 01:47:21 am »
Here's my engine specs. I'd be interested in your thoughts on my build. I'm hoping for about 500hp/500tq at the wheels. Reckon I'll make it?

I decided not to stroke the original 340 as I would be left over with parts that wouldn't be worth that much and i wanted to go for alloy heads. I decided to fork out the money for a new MP 340 block (ouch) and flip the complete 340 as I'd get more for it running. In retrospect (been doing a lot of that) I should have gone for a big block but I'd already bought the gear box kit and other parts  :blah: I kept the 6 pack set up to reuse and I like the idea of big, small blocks.

The parts:

MP 340 block, Scat forged rotating assembly (swapping out I beam rods for H beam)
Edelbrock performer heads, Comp roller lifters, Crane 1.6 rockers, Comp roller cam (grind not confirmed yet)
Milodon race pan & windage tray, ARP bolt set
MP 6 pack intake, TTI ceramic headers, MSD ignition

Rotating assembly has been balanced, heads ported, seats cut, intake was going to be ported with abrasive compound but engine builder said it flowed OK so he just opened up a little what he could get to. Compression will be around 11:1. 

 I know the cam choice will be critical and I'm looking for the best of both worlds, loppy sound with good manners. I dont plan on racing it so it will be really just a street car. Do you think I will get close to my power target?

Here are some pics.
Craig
Melbourne, Australia
1970 Challenger 416 6 pak
Resto thread - http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=114787.0

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Re: Aussie E-Max style T/A Challenger
« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2016 - 02:27:25 pm »
Nice update!
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Re: Aussie E-Max style T/A Challenger
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2016 - 12:18:13 pm »
No guess for your power numbers but the updates are a good read.

Thanks for posting up.
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Re: Aussie E-Max style T/A Challenger
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2016 - 06:25:32 pm »
Engine coming along. Lou says Edelbrock heads out of box are 'just OK'.  He stripped them down, re-cut the seats, swapped out the springs, redid the guides and did some porting and opening up. The block needed some machining to house the bar link roller lifters too. Cant wait for the finished product...
Craig
Melbourne, Australia
1970 Challenger 416 6 pak
Resto thread - http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=114787.0

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Re: Aussie E-Max style T/A Challenger
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2016 - 12:06:00 am »
Got the rear disks on this weekend. What a nightmare... The old bearings wouldn't budge - even under a 15 ton press. Angle grinder was the only way. The calipers are 2.5mm too high and I have to machine the spacer so they are centered in the rotors. Anyway its progress  :bananasmi
Craig
Melbourne, Australia
1970 Challenger 416 6 pak
Resto thread - http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=114787.0

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Re: Aussie E-Max style T/A Challenger
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2016 - 09:01:05 am »
Looks great. What will you do for a parking brake?  Are you required to have one to get it on the road?  I ask because we are here in Canada.
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Re: Aussie E-Max style T/A Challenger
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2016 - 06:46:42 pm »
Looks great. What will you do for a parking brake?  Are you required to have one to get it on the road?  I ask because we are here in Canada.

I have the Wilwood hand brake kit to fit up to it. In Australia we have insanely strict car rules IMO.

I'm looking for some guidance on a final drive ratio too guys...

I have a TKO 600 5 speed with an overdrive of .68. I am looking for a balance of nasty acceleration but good drivability in traffic  as it will be 99% a street car. I'm thinking 3.55. Thoughts?

I have a 741 case. Is it worth swapping it out to a 489 case when I change the final drive to an LSD? Its not a burning priority yet as the car is still some way off being on the road but I'd like to know what to start saving for.
Craig
Melbourne, Australia
1970 Challenger 416 6 pak
Resto thread - http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=114787.0