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Offline YellowThumper

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Re: My first Mopar! Craigslist find.
« Reply #150 on: February 17, 2017 - 09:23:05 pm »
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Removing the warning labels one at a time.
Nature will take care of the rest.




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Re: My first Mopar! Craigslist find.
« Reply #151 on: March 06, 2017 - 02:40:55 pm »
Looks great. I have always liked black on a challenger.


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Re: My first Mopar! Craigslist find.
« Reply #152 on: March 10, 2017 - 08:19:15 pm »
Nice looking Challey! I love the TA hood! Congrats!!
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Re: My first Mopar! Craigslist find.
« Reply #153 on: August 17, 2017 - 04:46:05 pm »
After getting my first Mopar and joining this online community a couple of years ago, all I find myself interested in now are Mopars!  My buddies say I have gone to the dark side, but something about these cars excites me like no other muscle cars! Just love everything about them!


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Re: My first Mopar! Craigslist find.
« Reply #154 on: September 17, 2017 - 11:32:52 am »
Really nice shop
I'm jealous.
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Re: My first Mopar! Craigslist find.
« Reply #155 on: January 09, 2018 - 09:23:47 pm »
Constantly messing with wheel/tire combos.  Currently running Torq Thrust 2's on the 70 Chally.  17" 235 on front, 275 on back.

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Re: My first Mopar! Craigslist find.
« Reply #156 on: January 09, 2018 - 09:43:17 pm »
Constantly messing with wheel/tire combos.  Currently running Torq Thrust 2's on the 70 Chally.  17" 235 on front, 275 on back.

Looks really good. Personally I like black centers on the wheels but each to his/her own; that car looks great as shown. Reminds me of my 2010 which has similar wheels when new, I promptly painted the centers black and left a chrome ring on the outside.
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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
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9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: My first Mopar! Craigslist find.
« Reply #157 on: January 25, 2018 - 12:45:02 pm »
Strange thing happened last week.  When I was just about to turn off the Challenger after about a 30 mile round trip, I heard what sounded like something coming loose in the valve cover!!  I opened up the valve cover and found the adjusting bolt on the rocker arm had sheared off!  I am not sure if this is just a fluke weak part or something else wrong.  I checked the push rod and it was perfectly straight and did not show any signs of wear or discoloration on the ends and the rocker seemed fine.  The engine ran GREAT up to the point I turned it off and heard the noise.  I am planning on taking my borescope and looking at the #2 Cylinder to see if there is anything unusual inside.  Hopefully, just a broken adjusting bolt and a quick replacement and valve lash adjustment and I'm back on the road...hopefully!

I had this happen on my Hemi.  I am not sure who made the rockers, but I had two shear off.  I made a run in stand to test firer the motor.  Everything was fine but an oil leak.  So I removed the head and replaced gasket.  Long story short, after third or fourth time adjusting valves, two of the adjusters broke clean off.  Definitely not over torqued.  I ordered a complete set from Mancini.  I recommend you replace the others.