I haven't posted in a few years as I kinda lost the love for my E's once I sold my Cuda. The Challenger had lain fallow once I got the new interior 98% finished so this summer I figured I should put some time in.
Since it was running like crap, backfiring through the carb, no power and all that, I decided to throw the timing light on it and see what was up and man was the timing mark dancing.
New distributer, carb cleaning, plugs and wires and he's running like a champ again.
Then suddenly a no start situation, had to arc it on the relay, look under and see the NSS fell off. Get it up on the ramps and try to put it back on and all three wires are cracked and the plug itself is hard as a rock.
Pull it up to the top and find the plug and about one inch of the wires are toast. Thinking for a minute, I take a walk around the house to my "Mopar shed" slide the rarely used doors open and right at my feet, I see the transmission from a rolled 74 challenger with 35,000 original miles that I stripped twenty years ago. Look around and see...... A NSS plug still attached! Soft and pliable with wires in perfect condition except two were cut for some reason. I figure what the hell and cut the third, head back up to splice it onto the 70 harness, plug it in and just like that the car is starting with the key again.
Gave him a long overdue bath and clean the new but dirty interior and vacuum the carpet.
Took a quick run around the block so the neighbors can get a look at the ratty A66 clone and put him back in the space.
Next it's new registration (lost it somehow during the interior swap) Hagerty insurance and it'll be making a few trips around town for the first time in 5+ years.
I'm gonna pick up an 18 F8 Challenger T/A in the next few days so I'll post back with a picture of them side by side next weeked