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Re: Another noob from Mass
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2011 - 09:08:41 am »
Congrats! It's like Christmas in November for you!  :thumbsup:
1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye 340, AT, Code TB3=Super Blue, SBD=8/17/1971.  Yes, a Rallye without the fender louvers from the factory because of the body side molding option.

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Re: Another noob from Mass
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2011 - 07:16:38 pm »
Hi, I'm in Peabody M.A. 

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Re: Another noob from Mass
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2011 - 08:24:42 pm »
If you head up New Hampshire way there are a few of us members here also.Hopefully the car is as nice as it looks in the pics.
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Re: Another noob from Mass
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2011 - 12:47:12 am »
If you head up New Hampshire way there are a few of us members here also.Hopefully the car is as nice as it looks in the pics.

New Hampshire sure looks like it has a lot of great driving routes!

So, today was the day. The shipper called me that he was like half a mile from my home, with a car dying on him on a busy street and he's now parked at a bus stop. I go there, he says it's probably out of fuel, so I go get 2 gallons from a nearby gas station. Still no luck, the battery dies after 1-2 minutes trying to get it going. All right, call roadside assistance for my car I haven't even driven an inch so far. While waiting a guy shows up, asking about the car and telling that he has a '67 Alfa Romeo, so we talk a little and Roadside assistance shows up. Trying to jump start, the damn thing just won't come on! So the Alfa Romeo guy says hold a minute and turns up with a can of starting fluid. Tadaa, it runs, but dies again after 1-2 minutes. We repeat that 3 to 4 times until he finds that just fully opening the throttle plate solves the issue. So there I am, driving away a car fearing it would die any instant. It did not, and even a later cold-start went smoothly. Whew, so after a rough start I took her for a drive for an hour and it runs nicely. There are some things I should fix soon:

- Brake works really hard and barely moves (it was a power-assisted brake, but the previous owner put in front disc brakes, not sure what the issue is)
- Some thing strange with the carburetor, I've opened a thread with this
- Fuel and RPM gauge do not work (explains why it died on the shipper...)
- Left front turnlight is always on
- Clock (Rallye dash) does not work
- Bucket seats and carpet really need to be renewed
- Headliner is not firmly attached, hangs down

And some more things along these lines. Overall I think the car is in very good shape and the issues listed above are what the seller told me. No rust except for the trunk lid as far as I can tell, seems to have had one paint job at some point. Drives well. The steering is a pleasure, even the radio works and the dash is in perfect condition. I'll open a new thread in Restauration about questions and tips for how I should proceed. But now, follow this link for a few first pictures!

« Last Edit: November 24, 2011 - 12:10:15 am by Padawan »
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Re: Another noob from Mass
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2011 - 09:11:09 am »
New Hampshire sure looks like it has a lot of great driving routes!

So, today was the day. The shipper called me that he was like half a mile from my home, with a car dying on him on a busy street and he's now parked at a bus stop. I go there, he says it's probably out of fuel, so I go get 2 gallons from a nearby gas station. Still no luck, the battery dies after 1-2 minutes trying to get it going. All right, call roadside assistance for my car I haven't even driven an inch so far. While waiting a guy shows up, asking about the car and telling that he has a '67 Alfa Romeo, so we talk a little and Roadside assistance shows up. Trying to jump start, the damn thing just won't come on! So the Alfa Romeo guy says hold a minute and turns up with a can of starting fluid. Tadaa, it runs, but dies again after 1-2 minutes. We repeat that 3 to 4 times until he finds that just fully opening the throttle plate solves the issue. So there I am, driving away a car fearing it would die any instant. It did not, and even a later cold-start went smoothly. Whew, so after a rough start I took her for a drive for an hour and it runs nicely. There are some things I should fix soon:

- Brake works really hard and barely moves (it was a power-assisted brake, but the previous owner put in front disc brakes, not sure what the issue is)
- Some thing strange with the carburetor, I'll open a thread with this (and put the link here)
- Fuel and RPM gauge do not work (explains why it died on the shipper...)
- Left front turnlight is always on
- Clock (Rallye dash) does not work
- Bucket seats and carpet really need to be renewed
- Headliner is not firmly attached, hangs down

And some more things along these lines. Overall I think the car is in very good shape and the issues listed above are what the seller told me. No rust except for the trunk lid as far as I can tell, seems to have had one paint job at some point. Drives well. The steering is a pleasure, even the radio works and the dash is in perfect condition. I'll open a new thread in Restauration about questions and tips for how I should proceed. But now, follow this link for a few first pictures!

Humm sorry about the "bugs" you have to work out. Sure is a nice looking ride though!  :2thumbs:
Brad
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Re: Another noob from Mass
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2011 - 12:58:35 am »
Welcome Pascal!  :wave:
I'm down on the Cape, the Irish Rivera. GREAT looking car, glad she's home now safe and sound! And hope you have a safe place to park her in the Peoples Republik of Brookline! 

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Re: Another noob from Mass
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2011 - 10:45:16 am »
Hi Pascal, sorry to hear of the troubles but glad you got your car.

So let me get this straight, the car that ws having trouble strting that died in the street was you Challenger a dn not the delivery truck?  You drove the Challenger home on the street?  I envisioned a trailer truck pulling up to your house or something....  :clueless:



I just took a peak at your pics!  You should have called me, I 'm 5 minutes drive from where the cars died! (Assuming that's where the car died on Harvard Street.)  Your's is an early car, scheduled build date 9/15/1969.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2011 - 10:52:51 am by Super Blue 72 »
1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye 340, AT, Code TB3=Super Blue, SBD=8/17/1971.  Yes, a Rallye without the fender louvers from the factory because of the body side molding option.

Pic #2 and 3 of my ARII 1/24 scale model car 

Phil in New England-Massachusetts  Always thank God for what you have!

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Re: Another noob from Mass
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2011 - 12:14:18 am »
Thanks guys! I was expecting some bugs, and they are not on the bad side I think. The plus side is the car is all original sheet metal and NO rust, except on the trunk lid. Looks like it had one paint job at some point, but not a very thorough one; on the inside of the doors you can still see the remnants of the RT stripes. I've attached some pics, didn't get pics from under the fenders but it looks good there, haven't yet been under the car.

Yes, Phil, it was the car that died on the street. If that Alfa Romeo guy wouldn't have been there I'd have called you :). They had to unload the Challenger away from where I live as the street is too busy to unload. What I think happened is that the choke plate closed shut as it is not hooked up to anything. Once it was running again I had no issues at all, whew. I'll post more about that on my other thread.
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Re: Another noob from Mass
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2011 - 11:56:10 am »
Nice car, glad to have another in the area.  I'm up in Southern NH now but grew up in MA.  The driving is nice in NH for sure. :2thumbs:

Tom

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Re: Another noob from Mass
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2011 - 11:24:51 am »
Welcome to the site nice Chally you got there! I`m about an hour south of you more or less in Acushnet, Ma.

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Re: Another noob from Mass
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2011 - 08:58:01 pm »
 :wave: Welcome! You must be having a great time!
Mike    Yakima, Washington

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Re: Another noob from Mass
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2011 - 10:59:17 pm »
Hey bro, congrates on the challey. She is a looker! I love the color, i believe it is the same as mine. On the plymouths they called it f6 scortch red. Just drive it and enjoy it and try not to be to picky about it.

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Re: Another noob from Mass
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2011 - 12:35:42 am »
Thanks guys! Yes, having a great time, been driving her around while the weather still lasts -- but not yet all the way down to Acushnet, Barracudadan. ;)

@Gus cuda: On the Challenger it's called FE5 Rallye Red, looks very similar. I couldn't be happier with the car, I love it that it has some bugs so I have something to do over the winter. :clapping:
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