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Title: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on October 21, 2016 - 07:18:58 pm
Editing original post, the following is what I suppose I'll consider a build thread and I will update as the car progresses. This car was a 318/904 Barracuda and is being converted to a 5.7L Hemi with a T56 Magnum transmission. The car is currently at paint and is expected home within the next couple of weeks. The intention of the car is to drive the wheels off of it, maximizing reliability, performance and comfort.

All of the work performed, minus the paint job, has been done in-house by myself within a standard 2-car garage. Resources are a bit limited in terms of working space, but the project is well on it's way to getting back on the road.

The car was taken out of commission in September [?] 2014, it is now November 2016 and a lot has happened since then! We bought our first house, I started and finished my Masters and we had our first kid! Many of the decisions on this car are balancing quality, performance, cost and of course, time. A big push from my end is to get the car back on the road ASAP, I do not want it turning into a 10+year project that is never finished!

Stay tuned!

Most recent updates can be found and followed along with at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/GoodysGotaHemi/ (https://www.facebook.com/GoodysGotaHemi/)






My Barracuda is finally all one color again. It's nice to see some good progress, I hope to go check it out on Tuesday. :2thumbs:

You can also follow along here: https://www.facebook.com/GoodysGotaHemi/ (https://www.facebook.com/GoodysGotaHemi/)


(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/14721736_1314743875236334_3387653322860799767_n.jpg)

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Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: loco340cuda on October 21, 2016 - 07:28:33 pm
I remember when my car was finally all in primer.... that's when it hit me that it was really getting done.

Congrats on the primer!
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: roadman5312 on October 21, 2016 - 07:32:06 pm
                          :2thumbs:
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: anlauto on October 21, 2016 - 07:56:29 pm
Are you going with yellow again ?
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on October 21, 2016 - 08:31:26 pm
Are you going with yellow again ?

Yep, same color scheme.

Only changes are, 'Cuda rallye hood, 'Cuda rear valance and an AAR rear spoiler
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: anlauto on October 21, 2016 - 08:37:33 pm
Cool...I always like that '72 stripe :2thumbs:
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: vinb on October 21, 2016 - 09:05:27 pm
Nice Mike,

Can't wait to see it in assembly mode...

Keep it going......   :2thumbs:
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: lulurocks on October 21, 2016 - 09:12:41 pm
 :ylsuper: :ylsuper:   Awesome congrats
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: YellowThumper on October 21, 2016 - 10:01:51 pm
 :2thumbs: partial to the yellow myself.
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: dodj on October 22, 2016 - 08:14:51 am
Yep, same color scheme.

Only changes are, 'Cuda rallye hood, 'Cuda rear valance and an AAR rear spoiler
:2thumbs:
It'll be a sharp looking car for sure!
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: brads70 on October 22, 2016 - 09:14:14 am
Looking good, are you planning on having it ready to drive come spring?
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on October 22, 2016 - 09:42:54 am
Looking good, are you planning on having it ready to drive come spring?

I hope it runs by next Feb/March, driving by the 4th of July and trimmed out/complete by the end of Summer.
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: brads70 on October 22, 2016 - 10:17:56 am
I hope it runs by next Feb/March, driving by the 4th of July and trimmed out/complete by the end of Summer.

Nice! :2thumbs:
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: AARuFAST on October 22, 2016 - 08:09:54 pm
 :2thumbs:   
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on October 22, 2016 - 09:47:36 pm
Its heart is coming along pretty good as well.

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/14440925_1300018066708915_5949093072431492240_n.jpg)
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: Topcat on October 22, 2016 - 10:06:12 pm
Coming along nice.
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: 71340RT on October 23, 2016 - 10:37:08 pm
Great progress. What transmission are you going to use?
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: Cudakiller70 on October 23, 2016 - 10:46:15 pm
Another bite out of the elephant  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on October 24, 2016 - 08:47:21 am
Great progress. What transmission are you going to use?


I have a T56 magnum [6-speed] for it.


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Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: Street_Challenged73 on November 07, 2016 - 09:55:10 pm
Very nice, Mike! It's strange to see it without a little 318 under the hood.


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Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 17, 2016 - 10:06:03 pm

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/15095023_1344279598949428_1047539746785751212_n.jpg)

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Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 17, 2016 - 10:06:38 pm
Get more frequent updates here! --->>>> https://www.facebook.com/GoodysGotaHemi/ (https://www.facebook.com/GoodysGotaHemi/)
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 18, 2016 - 10:24:55 am
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161118/8a54612149edeb319b7aef84bd400c53.jpg)


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Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: anlauto on November 18, 2016 - 10:33:05 am
Nice...you'll have all Winter to put it back together and hit the road in the Spring :drunk:
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 18, 2016 - 10:56:55 am
Nice...you'll have all Winter to put it back together and hit the road in the Spring :drunk:

I expect to drive it in March. Likely won't have it finished out until Summer.


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Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: Priesty on November 18, 2016 - 04:38:46 pm
 :woo: Looking Good, are you gonna add the 72 stripe back on ?
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 18, 2016 - 04:45:26 pm
:woo: Looking Good, are you gonna add the 72 stripe back on ?
Yep, same stripe.


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Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: IMNCARN82 on November 18, 2016 - 06:24:37 pm
Nice Goody!!   Looks great!   I can smell it from here! MMMmmmm.    Victory!       Keep up the good work!   :2thumbs:   

R/T
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: twalker on November 19, 2016 - 06:29:12 am
Beautiful


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Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: 73440 on November 19, 2016 - 08:57:10 am
Its a great day to get to !
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on November 19, 2016 - 09:03:46 am
Looking fantastic Goody!!  (I'm gonna miss the flat hood tho!)   :cheers:
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: djw383 on November 20, 2016 - 08:56:21 am
It is so nice when you can put parts on the car, and leave them on the car.....

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Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 20, 2016 - 12:01:09 pm
It is so nice when you can put parts on the car, and leave them on the car.....

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I'm really looking forward to my parts pile getting smaller!


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Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: 1 Wild R/T on November 20, 2016 - 12:23:51 pm
I'm really looking forward to my parts pile getting smaller!

Boy do I ever get that.... Looking Great Mike!!! :cheers:
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: Rolling_Thunder on November 20, 2016 - 03:27:11 pm
BC / CC ?    Top Banana I assume?    PPG ???    I am looking at painting my challenger soon and looking at opinions on paints. :cheers:
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: Topcat on November 20, 2016 - 06:29:40 pm
Looks good Mike.

I heard that's a hard color to get right the correct shade.
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 20, 2016 - 07:09:15 pm
BC / CC ?    Top Banana I assume?    PPG ???    I am looking at painting my challenger soon and looking at opinions on paints. :cheers:

BB/CC Lemon Twist/Top Banana, it's PPGs entry-level "Shop Line". Not the best stuff, but I do plan on driving the wheels off of the car regardless.

Looks good Mike.

I heard that's a hard color to get right the correct shade.

Painter said the same, my car had been painted quite a few times (all FY1) and so I am not sure which is right. The color he showed me on the card looked right to me.
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: spoiledrottenauto on November 25, 2016 - 08:34:07 am
Goody how are you? You still in central Florida? Im in west Orlando. We met a few times at Garlits. I'm doing a 5.7 for my 72 satellite and i have questions for you. Could you call me sometime at 32129946twofive?

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Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 25, 2016 - 09:32:48 am
Goody how are you? You still in central Florida? Im in west Orlando. We met a few times at Garlits. I'm doing a 5.7 for my 72 satellite and i have questions for you. Could you call me sometime at 32129946twofive?

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Hi there, actually I am out in the Dallas-Fort Worth area now.  :wave:
Title: Re: in primer!
Post by: YellowThumper on November 25, 2016 - 03:22:02 pm
Looking great. Partial to the color as well.

Btw time to rename this thread...
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 27, 2016 - 10:39:55 pm
So it looks like this thread has turned into a build thread, so here is my latest update!

Stripes are here from Phoenix Graphix, the same 1972 stripe it came with. Body shop says they will need it this coming week, so we may see the car home soon!!

Black Friday was a great opportunity to load up on stuff I need, over the last two weeks the following has been ordered/procured:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 27, 2016 - 10:45:49 pm
With minor tweaks, this is the gauge set I ordered. The voltmeter was swapped out for an AFR gauge.

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/15179118_1351045574939497_1988390280726968102_n.jpg)


Vintage Air!
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Steering quickener
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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: Cudakiller70 on November 27, 2016 - 11:02:06 pm
Like the yellow gauges nice touch with body color. Also like the AFR idea.

Have never seen or heard of a steering quickener before. Curious how it installs.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 28, 2016 - 06:57:44 am
Like the yellow gauges nice touch with body color. Also like the AFR idea.

Have never seen or heard of a steering quickener before. Curious how it installs.

Hotchkis has one in their challenger, it takes a bit of work and several connections to get done.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 28, 2016 - 07:59:40 pm
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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 29, 2016 - 07:10:58 am
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161129/a3f708bc399abe630f11489cf210bec1.jpg)

Wohoo!


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 29, 2016 - 01:25:34 pm
Car is set to come home next week. I dropped the stripes off for it today.
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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: johns cuda shop on November 29, 2016 - 01:48:31 pm
Looks Great! :bigsmile:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: E-Body Products on November 29, 2016 - 02:47:46 pm
Your cuda looks great!!!


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on November 29, 2016 - 06:56:03 pm
Sweet!  Can't wait to see it with the stripe on!
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 29, 2016 - 08:02:19 pm
Sweet!  Can't wait to see it with the stripe on!

You and me both! Now I have to get used to working around a finish painted car...which is not fun! :eek4: :biggrin:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 01, 2016 - 07:39:44 pm
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161202/68873ec5d1d919887a3a4d807f1fe61d.jpg)


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on December 01, 2016 - 09:35:27 pm
Hey Now!
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 01, 2016 - 11:13:19 pm
Car will be back next week from the body shop! The rear axle will be the first major component to go in, soon followed by the engine on K [so that I can pivot the car on it's wheels rather than dollies]. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: MoparCar on December 02, 2016 - 08:24:56 pm
Looking great Goody!
Question on your brakes. Are you using the Wilwood hubs and which spindle are you using? Stock 72? Disk or drum spindle? Just wondering what is compatible with that Wilwood package.

Thanks-Wes
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 02, 2016 - 09:03:57 pm
Looking great Goody!
Question on your brakes. Are you using the Wilwood hubs and which spindle are you using? Stock 72? Disk or drum spindle? Just wondering what is compatible with that Wilwood package.

Thanks-Wes

Yes, all Wilwood for the hub/rotor/caliper. I picked up some e-body drum spindles to use.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: MoparCar on December 03, 2016 - 04:53:45 pm
Thanks Goody. Does it matter which year of e-body drum spindles?
Thanks, Wes
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 03, 2016 - 05:34:55 pm
Thanks Goody. Does it matter which year of e-body drum spindles?
Thanks, Wes

I don't believe so. I will be upfitting mine within the next few weeks.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: MoparCar on December 03, 2016 - 08:18:16 pm
Thanks. I'll keep watching.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 05, 2016 - 06:05:28 pm
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161205/d9e2a17abd4aca9432e1c8ca62d95e5b.jpg)

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: brads70 on December 05, 2016 - 06:08:06 pm
Looks great, is the stripe a little thicker than your last one? I like it!  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 05, 2016 - 06:10:53 pm
Looks great, is the stripe a little thicker than your last one? I like it!  :2thumbs:


Same stripe


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: Priesty on December 06, 2016 - 06:17:10 am
 :2thumbs:
I love the 72 stripe. When I was looking around on the internet 3 yrs ago, I stumbled across a pic of your car & kept going back to it.
I was just lucky I found something similar not long after.
Your project is looking great.  :worshippy
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 06, 2016 - 12:14:38 pm
:2thumbs:
I love the 72 stripe. When I was looking around on the internet 3 yrs ago, I stumbled across a pic of your car & kept going back to it.
I was just lucky I found something similar not long after.
Your project is looking great.  :worshippy

Thanks!

You aren't the only one that seemed to like the setup. I have seen a spot-on clone of this car in color, stripe, AND wheels out there.


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: Finoke on December 07, 2016 - 05:58:30 am
Excellent job, really looking good!

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 07, 2016 - 06:42:00 am
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161207/3ff5a44cad21b3f071870d0a53e8bfe9.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161207/ab90fcc5f71f9836179a69c6a61ad105.jpg)


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: EbodyMod on December 07, 2016 - 07:59:52 am
AWESOME  :clapping:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: anlauto on December 07, 2016 - 08:13:12 am
Looks the same only now it has no wheels :stirpot:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: HP_Cuda on December 07, 2016 - 01:03:05 pm

No clearance issues for the T56? Maybe you already took care of this.

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: RCCDrew on December 07, 2016 - 01:23:52 pm
Looks awesome!  Can't wait to see the finished product.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 07, 2016 - 01:37:56 pm
No clearance issues for the T56? Maybe you already took care of this.

 :2thumbs:

Significant clearances have been made already.


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 07, 2016 - 11:14:52 pm
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/2016-12-07__untitled%20shoot-009.jpg)
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: Cudakiller70 on December 07, 2016 - 11:50:08 pm
At this rate you should be on the road in........2 weeks :bigsmile:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 10, 2016 - 04:03:21 pm
ECU arrived and the Painless harness has been ordered. I need to get the fuse/relay box coming and if my Hotchkis parts don't show up soon I will start to tackle wiring!
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: 70chall440 on December 11, 2016 - 07:41:59 pm
Very nice  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: Timmy C on December 12, 2016 - 05:16:07 pm
Car looks great!  I believe I saw on moparts that you used goodmark fenders.  How are they?  I have been looking at amd fenders, but could save a good amount by going with goodmarks.  That extra money could definitely be used for the other items I need.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 12, 2016 - 06:00:22 pm
Car looks great!  I believe I saw on moparts that you used goodmark fenders.  How are they?  I have been looking at amd fenders, but could save a good amount by going with goodmarks.  That extra money could definitely be used for the other items I need.

Good and bad, however my body shop had more complaints about the AMD door skin and AMD decklid than the goodmark parts. I spent good money on a few AMD parts and they had pretty strong opinions about the quality of those parts. That being said, I'm not sure I'd spend the money on AMD anything again...but that's just one data point
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 15, 2016 - 11:17:46 pm
Got my power steering pump finally mounted. The pictures are showing my CAD concept through the part coming off of the laser and pump mounted.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: spoiledrottenauto on December 20, 2016 - 10:20:25 am
Goody what power steering pump are you using? Need part number please and how much for the bracket?

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: brads70 on December 20, 2016 - 05:10:11 pm
Just curious? , how close is the alternator to the frame rail?  Was the stock power steering pump a clearance issue? Is that why you made the bracket to re position  it?
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 20, 2016 - 06:27:45 pm
Just curious? , how close is the alternator to the frame rail?  Was the stock power steering pump a clearance issue? Is that why you made the bracket to re position  it?

The alternator gets pretty close, id say about 1/2" away, but I'm not looking at it right now.

Stock pump puts out too much pressure and I also wanted it tighter to the other accessories.


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: brads70 on December 20, 2016 - 06:58:03 pm
The alternator gets pretty close, id say about 1/2" away, but I'm not looking at it right now.

Stock pump puts out too much pressure and I also wanted it tighter to the other accessories.


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Gotcha!  :2thumbs:  I wonder if you could mill off the pedestal mounts on both the alternator and the mount to get more clearance?  :dunno:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 20, 2016 - 07:01:45 pm
Gotcha!  :2thumbs:  I wonder if you could mill off the pedestal mounts on both the alternator and the mount to get more clearance?  :dunno:

Off the top of my head I think you could, I do believe one has a two-way locator along the X-axis of the car. It's been a few weeks since I had it off to recall for sure. More clearance is nice, but close fits. I'm not really sure why one would need to go through the effort. :dunno: :working:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 29, 2016 - 05:43:15 pm
Gauges arrived from Speedhut!

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: twalker on December 30, 2016 - 08:06:19 am
Stupid question, where's the speedo?


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 30, 2016 - 08:30:37 am
Stupid question, where's the speedo?


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Inside the tach. The tach has a built-in GPS speedo that displays on the right-hand side, there is also a digital MPH readout in the LCD screen.


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: Archialfa on December 30, 2016 - 09:55:19 am
What is that top middle gauge for? Air-something?

I will be going down the same route, only with metric gauges.


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: turbostang7 on December 30, 2016 - 10:20:39 am
Looks like an air fuel ration gauge.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 30, 2016 - 11:11:52 am
What is that top middle gauge for? Air-something?

I will be going down the same route, only with metric gauges.


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It's an AFR gauge. I was going to use a voltmeter there but will just use an LED or some other voltage warning setup to handle that.
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Post by: 1 Wild R/T on December 30, 2016 - 11:24:28 am
Has the Hotchkiss stuff showed up yet?

Looking damn good, the car has come a long way.. :thumbsup:

Looks like your P/S bracket might be something worth having a few made to test the market...
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on December 30, 2016 - 12:42:26 pm
Has the Hotchkiss stuff showed up yet?

Looking damn good, the car has come a long way.. :thumbsup:

Looks like your P/S bracket might be something worth having a few made to test the market...



Waiting on the upper control arms from Hotchkis, they shipped yesterday. I was really hoping to just see it as a roller this week. For now I have gone as far as I can on the suspension without those.

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I have someone interested in the bracket and I will see how one works out for him. May be something I can sell at some point.

Roughing out the gauges today. Planning to recess the speedo further.

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on January 01, 2017 - 09:47:24 pm
Not much "done" but I am pecking away at progress.

After fighting with the Vintage Air a bit and their assembly process I was finally able to get it in there in a manner I accepted. I wish it was better, but it will be as good as it gets. I ended up mounting it differently so that I did not have to drill through the smoothed firewall. I installed the dash frame so that I can reference it for wiring and component locations [Fuse box, relay box, ECU, Wideband controller, etc.]

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/2017-01-01__untitled%20shoot-001.jpg)

Not much to see here, but I wrapped up the hard parts of the rear brakes. I have yet to tackle the parking brake or hydraulic lines.

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/2017-01-01__untitled%20shoot-008.jpg)

The upper control arms I ordered were backordered around 4 weeks and held me up from putting the car on the ground. Regardless I assembled what I had of the front end, Hotchkis lower control arm pivots, strut rods, and sway bar. I have the Hotchkis tie rods ready to go as well.

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/2017-01-01__untitled%20shoot-014.jpg)

The power steering bracket I designed was wrapped up as well, so far so good. I was able to use a factory Hemi 6.1L drive belt. I have some interest in the bracket and may sell a few.

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/2017-01-01__untitled%20shoot-017.jpg)

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: brads70 on January 01, 2017 - 09:56:06 pm
I've always wondered about the strength of those Wilwood front hubs in a " Pro-Touring" application? I was always under the impression they were developed for drag racing. They don't look very " beefy" to me? Thinking high cornering forces, bigger brakes  etc...?  I see them on a lot of cars and haven't noticed any failures but... :-\
Title: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on January 01, 2017 - 10:07:12 pm
I've always wondered about the strength of those Wilwood front hubs in a " Pro-Touring" application? I was always under the impression they were developed for drag racing. They don't look very " beefy" to me? Thinking high cornering forces, bigger brakes  etc...?  I see them on a lot of cars and haven't noticed any failures but... :-


There is quite a bit of ribbing on the backside of the hub, I do not have any concerns with the hub being strong enough. My only concern is the diameter of the outer bearing is quite small, we will see how they hold up. I assume they have figured that most of the load is reacted through the inner bearing.

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: brads70 on January 02, 2017 - 07:39:56 am
Thanks for the picture, I've never seen one close up.  :wave:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on January 05, 2017 - 06:53:14 am
Holding up its own weight for the first time in 2-1/2 years!  :burnout:

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/2017-01-04__untitled20shoot-001.jpg)
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: Pentastarnut on January 05, 2017 - 11:54:21 am
it's beautiful
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Post by: dodj on January 06, 2017 - 03:49:54 pm
 :2thumbs:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on January 06, 2017 - 06:26:28 pm
I just dig that '72 stripe!
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: 1 Wild R/T on January 06, 2017 - 08:01:33 pm
 Awesome!!  :cheers:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: Cudakiller70 on January 06, 2017 - 08:40:46 pm
Sweet! Getting there! :2thumbs:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: MoparCar on January 07, 2017 - 07:58:13 pm
Looking great! So I take it you got your UCAs? Nice!
Wes
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on January 07, 2017 - 09:31:09 pm
Looking great! So I take it you got your UCAs? Nice!
Wes

Thanks, yep they arrived and are installed!
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on January 22, 2017 - 10:26:16 pm
Not much excitement in this update, it's been nothing but wiring for me lately.

I started with a Painless harness, a EFISource Hemi harness and a Vintage Air harness, they are all being well integrated into one complete vehicle harness. The Painless fuse box turned out to be more trouble than it was worth to me. Many of the circuits I would either not use, or it would be mislabeled, which I found annoying. I also needed room to put relays, quite a few of them.

So I took the perfectly new Painless fuse box and cut it out! I replaced it with a Bussman fuse/relay box that I have wired from scratch. I am nearly complete with that part of it and am working to ensure I account for all of the new circuits I want to incorporate. Vehicle speed into the ECU, oil temp, check engine light, 2-step, flat-shift, traction control, datalogging, etc., etc.

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/53C92654-80FF-4404-9DA8-B55841FCDDB7.jpg)

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The idea is to trim the new fuse box in using the original glove box inserts. In my head it will turn out very nice with a semi-functional glove box with a nice tucked in fuse box within it.

It looks like a war zone but anyone that has done a completely custom/EFI harness like this likely knows how it goes. I hope to be able to put power to the car by the end of the month, but that may be a stretch. I have yet to upfit the gauges into the gauge bezel, which will hinder some of that progress as well.

...eating the elephant one bite at a time and working late in the garage after my toddler goes to bed!

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/4031AB34-CA3A-416A-B08A-3178AAA46645.jpg)
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: Roadrunner420 on January 30, 2017 - 11:59:16 pm
Can you put the dash pad on with the frame installed in the car?   Just wondering if you can still reach all the studs


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on January 31, 2017 - 07:27:56 am
Can you put the dash pad on with the frame installed in the car?   Just wondering if you can still reach all the studs


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I've popped it in and out but have not fastened it down while in the car, I am not expecting any issues.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: 67vertman on January 31, 2017 - 10:42:25 am
Can you put the dash pad on with the frame installed in the car?   Just wondering if you can still reach all the studs
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It can be done....but it's not fun.  You need small arms and a verity of extensions with the wobbly ends.  :2thumbs: 
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: joes74challenger on January 31, 2017 - 03:48:16 pm
 :popcorn:
i'm very interested to see how you like the brake combo. i was wanting to upgrade the 74 challenger to a 2 or 4 piston front/rear disc combo. i'm still looking around in the forums to see if anyone has really commented on how they liked them/were they worth the upgrade price.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on January 31, 2017 - 04:14:05 pm
:popcorn:
i'm very interested to see how you like the brake combo. i was wanting to upgrade the 74 challenger to a 2 or 4 piston front/rear disc combo. i'm still looking around in the forums to see if anyone has really commented on how they liked them/were they worth the upgrade price.


I will post an update. The pricing wasn't as staggering as I could be, it was not very much more than the Dr. Diff alternative front/rear.


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: joes74challenger on January 31, 2017 - 04:20:13 pm
Ok ill have to check them out!


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on February 05, 2017 - 08:56:45 pm
I managed to spend about 20 hours this weekend on wiring and can say that it's pretty significantly complete now. I have yet to wire the front lights and am about halfway through the rear, but I have the majority of it knocked-out.


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Once I button up the wiring I will pin-out check the ECU before applying power to it. From there I will start tearing up the steering column [for the quickener] and the fuel system. Targeting to try to start the engine mid/late March.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: MoparCar on February 05, 2017 - 10:31:47 pm
Awesome!🍻🍻
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Post by: YellowThumper on February 06, 2017 - 04:28:29 pm
 :2thumbs:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: djw383 on February 07, 2017 - 08:00:04 pm
Did you wire the dash with it installed?

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on February 07, 2017 - 08:45:46 pm
Did you wire the dash with it installed?

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Yes, wired as you see it, it helped me with routings quite a bit. I did the bulk of the fusebox outside of the car and only needed to make a handful of connections with it installed. I think I have one more wire to do, for my Check Engine Light to the ECU.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: 70chall440 on February 09, 2017 - 12:31:14 am
awesome job on the wiring.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: RDF on February 09, 2017 - 08:18:09 am
Mike!  You've been busy with life and the 'Cuda, congrats on the new house and new addition to the family!   :cheers:   :drunk:

The build looks great.  :2thumbs:  Glad to see you are making progress and doing it how you want to.  Definitely looking forward to updates on your progress. 
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: rhamson on February 09, 2017 - 10:05:00 am
Not much "done" but I am pecking away at progress.

After fighting with the Vintage Air a bit and their assembly process I was finally able to get it in there in a manner I accepted. I wish it was better, but it will be as good as it gets. I ended up mounting it differently so that I did not have to drill through the smoothed firewall. I installed the dash frame so that I can reference it for wiring and component locations [Fuse box, relay box, ECU, Wideband controller, etc.]

([url]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/2017-01-01__untitled%20shoot-001.jpg[/url])

Not much to see here, but I wrapped up the hard parts of the rear brakes. I have yet to tackle the parking brake or hydraulic lines.

([url]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/2017-01-01__untitled%20shoot-008.jpg[/url])

The upper control arms I ordered were backordered around 4 weeks and held me up from putting the car on the ground. Regardless I assembled what I had of the front end, Hotchkis lower control arm pivots, strut rods, and sway bar. I have the Hotchkis tie rods ready to go as well.

([url]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/2017-01-01__untitled%20shoot-014.jpg[/url])

The power steering bracket I designed was wrapped up as well, so far so good. I was able to use a factory Hemi 6.1L drive belt. I have some interest in the bracket and may sell a few.

([url]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/2017-01-01__untitled%20shoot-017.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/2017-01-01__untitled%20shoot-018.jpg[/url])
  I noticed you put the Wilwood caliper on the back side of the rotor. Was this a direction from Wilwood as the stock position is on the front? I am also planning on the Wilwood front brakes and could not find any information regarding this in their directions.
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on February 09, 2017 - 10:14:42 am
  I noticed you put the Wilwood caliper on the back side of the rotor. Was this a direction from Wilwood as the stock position is on the front? I am also planning on the Wilwood front brakes and could not find any information regarding this in their directions.

They are expected to be installed on the rear of the spindle.


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on February 09, 2017 - 10:17:44 am
Mike!  You've been busy with life and the 'Cuda, congrats on the new house and new addition to the family!   :cheers:   :drunk:

The build looks great.  :2thumbs:  Glad to see you are making progress and doing it how you want to.  Definitely looking forward to updates on your progress.

Thanks! I've been watching your 'Cuda build, looking good as well!

I hope to get this thing wrapped up this summer, that will make the build about three years long. Too long for me!


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on February 09, 2017 - 10:18:53 am
awesome job on the wiring.

Thanks, it's been some level of a beating. I've been on it for over a month and have not put power to it yet. But I am close. Targeting to finish up connecting the dots within the next two weeks or so.


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: rhamson on February 09, 2017 - 04:16:33 pm
They are expected to be installed on the rear of the spindle.


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Thanks. I could not find any of that information online on their website. I guess I will have to reverse the spindles again. :pullinghair:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: HemiTunis on February 09, 2017 - 05:01:57 pm
Wow! Awesome project and progress! Looks so nice in paint! A nice color to work with when doing a lot of custom wiring.

Per
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: dodj on February 09, 2017 - 09:57:11 pm
that will make the build about three years long. Too long for me!
Wow! It's been three years?!?
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on February 10, 2017 - 08:18:04 am
Wow! It's been three years?!?

Yep, tore it down right before I started my Masters in Fall 2014.


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on February 12, 2017 - 07:20:17 pm
It's not much, but I have been able to do some electrical validation on select circuits. I'll pin-out the ECU pin-by-pin before applying power to it. All else that I can check at this stage is functioning as it should.

There are signs of life!

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/th_5D6F553F-D90A-4749-A3D7-1651BED7423B.mp4) (http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/5D6F553F-D90A-4749-A3D7-1651BED7423B.mp4)
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: 70chall440 on February 14, 2017 - 01:20:35 pm
Thanks, it's been some level of a beating. I've been on it for over a month and have not put power to it yet. But I am close. Targeting to finish up connecting the dots within the next two weeks or so.


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: Cuda70-74 on February 17, 2017 - 09:24:35 pm
Your cud looks good and coming along  well. I just a quick question are you using the original k-member or a qa1. I plan on doing this swap and was going to use a qa1 k-member. 
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on February 18, 2017 - 11:49:55 pm
Your cud looks good and coming along  well. I just a quick question are you using the original k-member or a qa1. I plan on doing this swap and was going to use a qa1 k-member.


Stock K. I feel that I can work around it to make a very good handling vehicle. From there, an aftermarket K was little value added to me, given the total cost.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on March 03, 2017 - 10:29:57 pm
Working through the gauge cluster modifications. I need to whip up a design to 3D print for the speedo retention. Once I get that in and clean a few areas up, I will prep the housing for some SEM coating to give it a semi-factory appearance.

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I sent out for a 3D part to be made in order to mount my speedometer well in the stock dash. We will see how it turns out.


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Wiring is getting closer as all of the lights are functioning. Just a short list left of connections to make before I can final wrap the harness.

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: dodj on March 04, 2017 - 07:12:52 am
Yep, tore it down right before I started my Masters in Fall 2014.
LOL. A Masters and an E body rebuild. Two things that don't take up much time at all.  lol
Might as well do them concurrently.  :sly:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on March 04, 2017 - 07:30:49 am
LOL. A Masters and an E body rebuild. Two things that don't take up much time at all.  lol
Might as well do them concurrently.  :sly:

Oh, I became a Dad and bought a house too.  :rofl: :faint:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: YellowThumper on March 05, 2017 - 12:05:16 am
Congrats on all the above.
And of course the car...
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: joes74challenger on March 05, 2017 - 01:55:43 am
Oh, I became a Dad and bought a house too.  :rofl: :faint:
I'm tired just thinking of all the energy that would take haha.

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on March 08, 2017 - 11:36:15 am
I should be able to get working on the dash in a week or two using this new part.

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I'm still pecking away at progress on weeknights after my daughter goes to sleep. Major power wiring is nearly buttoned up. There are significant ground and charge wires available to ensure I don't have issues down the road.

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: Street_Challenged73 on March 15, 2017 - 12:55:16 am
Awesome progress, Mike!!

The car has changed quite a bit from the last time I saw it around on here!


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on March 21, 2017 - 02:46:51 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170321/e3e8ca4d0dc1145d573440c2d55e57d6.jpg)
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Picked up a steering box and a dash.

I should have a steering car with a dash in it pretty soon.


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: MoparCar on March 21, 2017 - 07:26:07 pm
Nice parts! I'm anxious to see how the Borgeson box fits up and how it works with your 1.5 steering quickener.

Wes
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on March 21, 2017 - 08:18:00 pm
Nice parts! I'm anxious to see how the Borgeson box fits up and how it works with your 1.5 steering quickener.

Wes

I've decided that the quickener will be a weekend project after the car is back on the road.

The project is pushing out longer than I would like, so I'm knocking down some scope creep where I can.


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: YellowThumper on March 24, 2017 - 12:04:51 am
But would that not just slow it down?  :poopoke:
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Post by: RCCDrew on March 25, 2017 - 10:30:57 pm
I'm waiting to see the quickener project. Would like to do the same to my car.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on March 26, 2017 - 06:17:55 pm
Dash made it in today. Now it's looking like a car again :bigsmile:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: MoparCar on March 26, 2017 - 07:29:06 pm
Looks great!
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Post by: usraptr on March 26, 2017 - 08:47:27 pm
 :2thumbs:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on March 29, 2017 - 04:06:41 am
I had some time to upfit the 3D printed speedo mount into my sacrificial dash. Fits perfectly. Now to smooth it out...

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: Mpdlawdog on March 29, 2017 - 08:13:25 am
Nice!  Love the yellow theme!  Interesting the tach is bigger than the speedo....never seen that before...
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: ShelbyDogg on March 29, 2017 - 08:49:35 am
Too bad you can't print the whole cluster pushed back. If you notice, the rallye cluster and switch panel are pushed farther back than a standard dash.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on March 29, 2017 - 09:39:31 am
Nice!  Love the yellow theme!  Interesting the tach is bigger than the speedo....never seen that before...

Thanks. Given I expect to do some auto crossing in the car, I preferred the tach to be more prominent. The speedo will be good enough to see with the gauge and digital readout.


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on March 29, 2017 - 09:43:18 am
Too bad you can't print the whole cluster pushed back. If you notice, the rallye cluster and switch panel are pushed farther back than a standard dash.

I could have but I have really been working around the smaller tach moreso than going for the recessed look. That's as large as I could get that gauge and needed a way to integrate it well.

The other gauges will be almost flush and I wanted the bigger [2-5/8"] faces. Usually they are 2-1/16" if recessed.




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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: YellowThumper on March 29, 2017 - 09:21:20 pm
Very cool looking guage setup.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 01, 2017 - 07:56:14 pm
I still need to shoot the bezel with SEM, but I have exceeded my own expectations on this part. I'm very happy with it!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170401/72403b6ac251a63c3640193ac8adfd43.jpg)

Carpet arrived. It looks like stock automatic carpet will fit.

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: joes74challenger on April 01, 2017 - 08:00:21 pm
The tach and dash turned out very nice!

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 01, 2017 - 10:59:46 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170402/4269b77e71420035fc45324f11a8ad88.jpg)
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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: YellowThumper on April 01, 2017 - 11:13:38 pm
Wow that turned out nice.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: Archialfa on April 02, 2017 - 08:29:28 am
Would you mind sharing the 3D file? I would like to do the same thing and a lot of effort will be saved if I don't have to recreate it. :-)


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: Mpdlawdog on April 02, 2017 - 01:20:57 pm
Love it!  Wish I could go away from the console but someone already cut the carpet for it!


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 03, 2017 - 07:25:19 pm
Getting there
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 03, 2017 - 08:44:20 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170404/8228201f122b0e9f38ed7879d39203a9.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170404/9fb186de663e6dace816fc218a377919.jpg)
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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 05, 2017 - 11:16:30 am
Put some power to the gauges and setup the warning lights

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: YellowThumper on April 05, 2017 - 08:43:50 pm
Ooooooooh :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 06, 2017 - 09:11:31 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170406/edcb00883134d1ad3cea6c2373376c7e.jpg)

Borgeson box is in. I will be restoring the steering box next.


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 20, 2017 - 12:06:32 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170420/f7d58df50bdac8ef821704ac85f548fe.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170420/efef3febe9102e3ab214a44fd5f5d438.jpg)


JakeFab puck with an Aeromotive Stealth 340lph pump. I am using a marine style fuel sending unit as well.


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: 1 Wild R/T on April 20, 2017 - 01:10:51 pm
Just gonna repeat my warning about those Vintage Air controls one more time... Be very gentle they are fragile... I've seen a few where the slider fell off while just sliding the control knobs....   Other than that looks great...
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: dodj on April 20, 2017 - 09:13:49 pm
Nice work on the dash Goody!  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: Jbaker on May 07, 2017 - 11:17:28 am
Do you have any pictures of your fuel hose routing front to back ? I'm having hard time making 2  3/8 hosss look good under my challenger.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on May 07, 2017 - 02:03:22 pm
Do you have any pictures of your fuel hose routing front to back ? I'm having hard time making 2  3/8 hosss look good under my challenger.

I actually just started on this last night and can get some better pictures. -6AN line runs to the regulator on the passenger side rail. From there it goes up that side of the car, runs within the subframe connector, through a DOM pass through I made when reinforcing the Tsection and up to the engine from there.

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on May 07, 2017 - 10:04:50 pm
Progress has been slow lately but I am spooling back up a little sprint on work for the next few weeks.

I managed to get a $250 set of Aeromotive fuel rails off of an Amazon price dip for $95. Unfortunately they come in a horrid anodized red, which would screw up my feng shui! I picked up some new injectors and treated the rails to a coat of gunmetal grey to help blend in a little better. Along with that, I have kicked off the fuel system by mocking up the TanksInc tank in the car. The JakeFab puck is close, but appears to fit under the floor.

I have some basic lines made up to the filter/regulator and will work on a rollover vent mount as well. The 6AN fuel line routes along the passenger rail [previous post] and witin the subframe connector. That was made possible by some very early planning when things went together, so far it seems to be just right.

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/IMG_0408.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/IMG_0410.jpg)

I also finished up the installation of my Hotchkis rear sway bar, I needed to weld on the chassis mounts for it. I wanted to make sure my line routing accounted for all of those parts back there.

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/IMG_0429.jpg)

That's all for now!
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/goodysgota72/Cuda%20Restoration/IMG_0423.jpg)
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: Jbaker on May 07, 2017 - 10:15:00 pm
Thank you for the response . That lookks clean . I went with the hotchkis frame connectors .I played with running the hoses on along side of them but just didn't look good. I also was thinking of running the factory 3/8 steel line as the feed a running 3/8 hose as return side .
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: 1 Wild R/T on May 08, 2017 - 03:18:15 am
I used two new 3/8" pre-bent supply lines, cut them both in the rear to use -6 AN connections & sections of flex line & mounted a OE style fuel filter to the shock crossmember... Up front I did a similar deal, cut the lines & used -6 AN connectors & sections of flex line..... Easy &  clean.. I used an assortment of fittings,
this one to adapt the tube to -6 AN...   https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-2200077b/overview/ (https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-2200077b/overview/)

Picture isn't my fuel filter but it shows the style bracket I used
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: Cudakiller70 on May 13, 2017 - 11:47:57 am
That filter assembly looks just like the one on our F150 2001. It is a very clean set up. Filter clips into a frame mounted bracket. Hoses push in and self lock no clamps!
Excellent work goody thanks for posting it helps motivate my little project.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on May 13, 2017 - 11:57:32 am
I ended up with the GM Corvette filter/regulator. They don't have the best reputation for a dead-on pressure, but as long as the pressure at the rail is consistent between pulls, it'll work fine.

(http://www.pro-touring.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=73319&d=1363890891)
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on May 23, 2017 - 06:51:47 am
I am creeping up on a fully wired and validated electrical system, which is a pretty big milestone for me. I can talk to the Megasquirt and load tunes, make changes and test some of the systems.

Hopefully these videos work:


Tach test
https://youtu.be/hgHusDZX7js

Coil test
https://youtu.be/lZwj3mgxLwQ

Injector test [all, sequential injection]
https://youtu.be/D2c9FWe1JZI
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: YellowThumper on May 23, 2017 - 03:58:14 pm
Very cool. Nice to see the progress.
 I have MS3X wired...
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on May 25, 2017 - 04:44:19 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170525/fccd08b1a75d6ae1fec7b8bd3ed21243.jpg)


Got the firewall master cylinder support welded up [1/4"]. The stock one just wasn't looking right and I didn't want an additional adapter for the two bolt.


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on May 31, 2017 - 10:18:36 pm
First attempt to start it was successful!

Hopefully the video works

https://youtu.be/QSDveBUH5e8
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: 73440 on May 31, 2017 - 10:31:35 pm
Sounding great!
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: 74BlueFish on June 01, 2017 - 06:41:56 am
Great job,  that's what's so nice about Megasquirt and others I assume.  Pretest all the coils, fuel, timing before you ever try to start it.  It's almost guaranteed.

Dan
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on June 01, 2017 - 07:01:22 am
Great job,  that's what's so nice about Megasquirt and others I assume.  Pretest all the coils, fuel, timing before you ever try to start it.  It's almost guaranteed.

Dan


It certainly helps, checking timing by only cranking can't always tell you what you need to know. Do they sync at speed, noise in the wiring from other sensors, coil drivers, etc.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: IMNCARN82 on June 01, 2017 - 09:10:41 am
hey Goody, THAT'S AWSOME !!!      Glad it went well!  Love everything you've done and the attention to detail.  The car really shows!    always checkn your thread out.   

Nice work!!

R/T
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on June 01, 2017 - 02:48:17 pm
hey Goody, THAT'S AWSOME !!!      Glad it went well!  Love everything you've done and the attention to detail.  The car really shows!    always checkn your thread out.   

Nice work!!

R/T

Thanks! I'm hoping to get it on the road in July and good enough to make it to a Mopar show in August. Stay tuned.


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: 73_Cuda_4_Me on June 02, 2017 - 07:13:22 pm
THAT

SOUNDS

AWESOME

!!!!!

 :drool:

Great Job, Goody!
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: twalker on June 18, 2017 - 07:07:53 am
Awesome work man!!


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on June 18, 2017 - 10:56:46 am
Thanks all! I've been on vacation in Italy and will be back making progress on the car later this week!


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on June 25, 2017 - 08:44:25 am
Rolled it out the other day so that the garage could get air conditioning! Looking for sharp!

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(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170625/3b841d48fa55312d052b1e17822624cd.jpg)

Vintage auto radio arrived as well

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: 70chall440 on June 25, 2017 - 12:56:21 pm
Looking good  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: twalker on June 25, 2017 - 10:09:40 pm
Awesome radio


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on July 04, 2017 - 03:18:14 pm
Making more noise, I have a lot of tuning to do on what the idle does at various temps, a/c on, etc. But it's getting there, exhaust should be here soon!

https://youtu.be/ZiZy9o00D2k

Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: YellowThumper on July 05, 2017 - 06:34:35 pm
NICE!
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on July 09, 2017 - 11:14:58 pm
Drove it in and out of the garage today. Getting closer.
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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on July 26, 2017 - 07:09:40 pm
Getting close.

(http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/download/Number/291890/filename/untitled%20shoot-001.jpg)

(http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/download/Number/291891/filename/untitled%20shoot-005.jpg)

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: MoparCar on July 26, 2017 - 07:55:19 pm
Very Nice!
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: joes74challenger on July 26, 2017 - 08:34:00 pm
What are the current things you're working on or planning?


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on July 26, 2017 - 08:44:26 pm
What are the current things you're working on or planning?


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Door glass and 1/4 glass is up next. I'll follow that up with tuning, de-bugging, installing the parking brake and plumbing the air conditioning. For now it has 17 miles on it, not much, but I am working kinks out as I go along.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: 70chall440 on July 26, 2017 - 10:32:18 pm
Very nice, looks really clean.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: usraptr on August 02, 2017 - 07:32:37 pm
Sounds and looks great!  Congrats on actually driving it!  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on August 02, 2017 - 07:59:51 pm
Sounds and looks great!  Congrats on actually driving it!  :2thumbs:

Thanks! Unfortunately I am dead in the water until Wilwood returns my recalled master cylinder.  :bricks1:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: bored on August 04, 2017 - 03:56:31 am
Great build!
 :2thumbs:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: 1 Wild R/T on August 05, 2017 - 11:54:54 am
Thanks! Unfortunately I am dead in the water until Wilwood returns my recalled master cylinder.  :bricks1:

Personally I'd grab a reman OE master with the same bore size & get the car out to the show....
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on August 05, 2017 - 12:23:08 pm
Personally I'd grab a reman OE master with the same bore size & get the car out to the show....

All of the hardlines are quite tightly spec'd to that particular master, otherwise I would. It's not worth the heartache, the rebuilt master will be here on Tuesday.



Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: 1 Wild R/T on August 05, 2017 - 12:37:18 pm
I see your point... Sucks, cause I know you've busted your butt to get your car ready for the show...
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on August 05, 2017 - 12:48:33 pm
I see your point... Sucks, cause I know you've busted your butt to get your car ready for the show...


That I have, it's frustrating because all else I have managed to get done. A brand new part let me down and the supplier wouldn't really work with me on it. They'd sell me a new one for $150 [from $240] and ship it ASAP or I'd have to pay for overnight shipping, which would have gotten here yesterday. Not worth it.

There will be another show, but all-Mopar is hard to find around here.  :pullinghair:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on August 21, 2017 - 10:40:22 am
Made it to work today👍

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170821/bba3e5bf3994b44767e4d74210f0f7be.jpg)

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: 70chall440 on August 21, 2017 - 11:52:14 am
 :2thumbs:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: bored on August 21, 2017 - 11:16:21 pm
Made it to work today👍

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170821/bba3e5bf3994b44767e4d74210f0f7be.jpg)

This is amazing! It looks perfect.  :naughty: :burnout: :burnout:


Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: YellowThumper on August 22, 2017 - 11:38:37 pm
Awsome!
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on August 25, 2017 - 07:17:22 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170825/0c324beb5db430afc20892fdd5ff1664.jpg)

106 miles on it, gets better every time I take it out 👍


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: RCCDrew on August 25, 2017 - 07:29:00 pm
Congratulations!!   :drunk:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: djw383 on August 25, 2017 - 10:25:39 pm
Made it to work today👍

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170821/bba3e5bf3994b44767e4d74210f0f7be.jpg)

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How did you focus on work? Or even park near other cars? ;D

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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: YellowThumper on August 26, 2017 - 01:48:46 pm
Full package look right there. Even the stance is nailed.
 :2thumbs:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170825/0c324beb5db430afc20892fdd5ff1664.jpg)

106 miles on it, gets better every time I take it out 👍


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: PlumCrazyChris on November 09, 2017 - 01:17:57 pm
Great build Goody, really nice to be able to bring it to work and let everyone see what you do outside of the office. 

You may have said, but were you able to get it to start with just the key, or did you have to use a push button?

Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 09, 2017 - 07:58:38 pm
Great build Goody, really nice to be able to bring it to work and let everyone see what you do outside of the office. 

You may have said, but were you able to get it to start with just the key, or did you have to use a push button?

Thanks!  :2thumbs: It's been fun bringing it around work, I am the last person some people would expect to build/drive this kind of car.  :rofl:

It's been running quite well, I took a video of the flat-shift in operation.
https://youtu.be/QdP39A-MyiU


This engine starts/stops with the factory ignition switch.

Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 18, 2017 - 12:58:15 pm
I am up to about 1,200 miles on the build.

(https://i.imgur.com/8V50OVo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Bx0ivbM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/oPbaOgP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/yJxni8D.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ktJUKDT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/aJxd0uI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UoCEllF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/mW1aDD6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lAs2ac9.jpg)


...and every cool car needs one of these
(https://i.imgur.com/q2LqHmk.jpg)
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: 70chall440 on November 19, 2017 - 02:47:47 pm
Awesome build and car, makes me somewhat reconsider my choice of the stroked 340.. ah I am over it ... lol if I don't like it I can always rip it out and put a 5.7 in it  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 19, 2017 - 02:56:39 pm
Awesome build and car, makes me somewhat reconsider my choice of the stroked 340.. ah I am over it ... lol if I don't like it I can always rip it out and put a 5.7 in it  :bigsmile:

Thanks! The new engine along with the EFI sure is nice though. The best part is it doesn’t leak a drop!


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: 70chall440 on November 19, 2017 - 03:01:20 pm
Oh I am sure.. I am not looking forward to all of the gremlins waiting for me on my car. The engine was built like 5 or 6 years ago (never fired) and I have been working on this car for over 10. Dumping a modern 5.7 in the car will remain an option depending on what happens. I went with efi and roller cam for the reliability, hopefully that works out. All that said, I have no doubts something will be leaking.
Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: djw383 on November 20, 2017 - 08:13:32 am
I love how clean the engine bay is!!!


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Title: Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
Post by: SBDave on November 29, 2017 - 06:12:53 pm
Any feedback on your steering system?  You've got the Borgeson box, correct?  Any parts list on those?

I'm in the process of choosing what to do with my 1973 Cudas steering (I use the car as a canyon carver).  I was originally gonna go FirmFeel stage 3 box and fast ratio arms but now I'm starting to lean towards just using a Borgeson box. 

Thank you!
Dave
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Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on November 29, 2017 - 09:27:18 pm
Any feedback on your steering system?  You've got the Borgeson box, correct?  Any parts list on those?

I'm in the process of choosing what to do with my 1973 Cudas steering (I use the car as a canyon carver).  I was originally gonna go FirmFeel stage 3 box and fast ratio arms but now I'm starting to lean towards just using a Borgeson box. 

Thank you!
Dave

Yes, I have the Borgeson box. I appreciate the lower weight and smaller size. The ratio is good for the street, but I would want a little faster ratio if I was racing it. I have a 1.5:1 Coleman steering quickener I may install one day if I start really autocrossing the car [like I hope to some day].

I have a bit of pump noise, but I think it is because I started with power steering fluid. The pump wanted ATF and the box wanted p/s fluid, I now run ATF and I think I scarred the pump...seemingly irrelevant to the Borgeson box directly though.

I bought:
Ujoint #036425 ($117)
Steering Box #800126 ($566)
Moog Pitman Arm #K7076 ($42)