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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1035 on: September 11, 2018 - 11:39:49 pm »
Thanks, I need all the fingers crossed I can get.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1036 on: September 12, 2018 - 11:29:33 pm »
I have a pressure bleeder also works great. I was able to make a lid for my master cylinder with great success. Its the same MC you have. Used some 3/16 plate steel, drilled and taped 1/4 pipe thread holes, screwed in hose barb fittings. Drilled 4 holes (2 on each side of MC) for threaded eye bolts with some small chain looped down and around the master cylinder. Tighten eye bolts with wing nuts. To seal the lid I just used some flat rubber sheet, just make a hole where hose barb fittings come through. If you want I can go find it and take a picture.

You could just drill a hole and weld a pipe coupling or whatever you want to the plate.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1037 on: September 13, 2018 - 12:02:55 am »
Thanks. In my case everything worked but the rubber seal, I just used the wire bail to hold the cap on. Perhaps I need the chain and wingnut setup to seal it.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1038 on: September 13, 2018 - 01:24:26 pm »
Another option Ive seen is to use tire valve stems in a stock MC cover. This is probably not very practical due to having to depressurize then having to add more fluid. If I remember right motive recommends not exceeding 15 psi when pressure bleeding. Good luck, car is looking good.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1039 on: September 13, 2018 - 03:17:32 pm »
The real issue is getting it to seal, in my situation I lost pressure at the back of the cover. That said, I think I could put 5 psi in there without much issue but above that I think it will push past the seal.

One thing I need to get sorted out is that the bleeder needs some quick disconnects, all of the adapters are thread together and that sucks. I thought about using air hose connectors but I am not overly impressed with their sealing capabilities.
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70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1040 on: September 14, 2018 - 12:45:40 am »
I finally got the glass trim in, it was quite the fiasco. As I posted previously, I am using a generic T molding to close the gap between the window and the body. After a few trial runs I determined that I needed something to fill the gap. I settled on some butyl adhesive which I used to fill the gap which the T molding would sit in and be adhered to. The main problem with the T molding is that on one side there is adhesive, unfortunately sometimes it sticks and other times not so much.

This proved to be successful for the most part, the problem with it is that it is stringy and sticks to everything specifically the body. The only thing that removes the adhesive is lacquer thinner. Using a rag to remove it is good until some of what you just wiped up touches the car, now you have more to remove.... :swear: the "nice" thing with the adhesive is that is hardens very slowly so you have a lot of working time.

Well after a lot of cussing and complaining I think I got it where I want it.  I like the look and if I were to do it again, I would probably put a bead of the adhesive on the T mold from the beginning. I will say that filling the gap will greatly reduce any potential leaks.

The biggest problem with doing this on an E body (other than the mess and getting the T molding to lay right) is is what to do with the stainless trim at the bottom of the windshield. This trim is necessary if you want to run windshield wipers. Without the trim, the wipers will drop below the windshield and cause issues with the glass and/or the wipers themselves. I have a plan for the stainless which I will post when I am done.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1041 on: September 19, 2018 - 11:32:23 pm »
I finally received my new combination valve, unfortunately I needed to order another fitting which I did today and will have it by the end of the week. I am in the process of building a mount for the new combo valve while I wait. I also got my newly painted windshield stainless.
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70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1042 on: September 21, 2018 - 11:27:22 am »
:thumbsup:
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1043 on: September 21, 2018 - 12:10:40 pm »
Thanks
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1044 on: September 21, 2018 - 10:49:32 pm »
Looks good!

For future reference, I found WD40 takes care of the butyl pretty well and isn't as aggressive as lacquer thinner. Put you do then have to clean off the WD40...
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1045 on: September 22, 2018 - 12:16:34 am »
Goody - excellent tip, I will try it out, thanks!
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70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1046 on: September 25, 2018 - 08:00:19 pm »
BIG NEWS TODAY... the car runs!!!!!!  :woohoo:

Now, I need to fix the leaking thermostat housing and the oil filer adapter....

I haven't been able to set the timing or anything because of the leaks, also the FAST hand held isn't working so I don't know what is going on there.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1047 on: September 28, 2018 - 12:11:48 am »
Yay progress
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1048 on: September 28, 2018 - 12:39:10 am »
Absolutely  :bigsmile: I need to get the oil leak fixed, I think I got the thermostat housing leak addressed, I originally used a modern silicone gasket which didnt seal on my T-stat housing.

I also need to do the set up on the FAST EZ hand held (can't believe it started without setting it up at all).

Definitely sounded MEAN....  :burnout:
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70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1049 on: September 28, 2018 - 06:54:15 am »
Great to hear on the start !

http://terrysautolab.com/  If you want to try an o ring style housing.


http://www.rosevillemoparts.com/product_info.php/p/thermostat-housing-all-engines-67-78/products_id/9239

Gasket type housing .
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