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Offline 70chall440

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1140 on: May 11, 2019 - 11:01:30 pm »
In reference to my last post, I have been overruled by my wife, she "suggests" I do the RR before the 68...

On another note, I have finally completely assembled the Cuda. So, for all intents and purposes it is "done"; of course there are the inevitable bugs and changes as well having to run/drive it so the EFI can learn. 

To that point, I am trying to determine what I am going to do about insurance for all my project and "toy" cars (70 Challenger, the Cuda, my 52 B3B), here is WA I can get Broad Form insurance just for them which isn't much but it will keep me from getting fined.

Here are some pics.
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)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)




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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1141 on: May 12, 2019 - 08:56:27 pm »
Congratulations! :woohoo: :bananasmi :ylsuper:

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1142 on: May 12, 2019 - 11:25:42 pm »
Thank you sir!! I spoke just a little too soon as I realized I need to install the front spoiler, but other than that its all together.
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)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1143 on: May 17, 2019 - 08:14:59 pm »
Any pictures of the final spoiler install?  :bigsmile: It inspired my set-up. :cheers:

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1144 on: May 17, 2019 - 09:25:41 pm »
I haven't installed it yet but will soon and post some pictures for sure.

I have jumped ahead and moved the Road Runner into the shop as well as inventorying all of my 426 Hemi parts prior to beginning work them.
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)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1145 on: May 17, 2019 - 09:42:56 pm »
Very nice!  :droolingbounce:
Removing the warning labels one at a time.
Nature will take care of the rest.

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1146 on: May 18, 2019 - 12:28:39 am »
Thanks, went out and started it tonight to confirm the PS pump was working... it is  :bigsmile:
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)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1147 on: May 18, 2019 - 08:50:00 pm »
By request  :bigsmile:

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)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1148 on: May 18, 2019 - 08:55:57 pm »
So, I took the car out for a drive today in an effort to let the EFI learn a little. It started a bit hard but eventually got it going. The car pulls like a freight train  :bigsmile: and it seemed to get better as I drove allbeit not all that far (couple miles).

Got it home and took the pictures in the previous post and later was walking my dog down the same road that I had driven, along the way I find one of my chrome grille surrounds  :stomp: and unfortunately it is beyond repair as all of the pins are broken off except one which is bent up into a U. So, when I got back I looked at the other one and notice just how loose it was as well. I bought these used which might be a part of the problem, didn't think there was supposed to be any rubber or other material on the pins so I had just stuck them in there. I removed the remaining one and for the time being will leave them off.
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)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1149 on: May 19, 2019 - 09:30:41 pm »
That looks fantastic.  Sorry about the damage.  I don't remember any rubber from my originals either.  However, I purchased new metal clips when I restored the grille.  I'll have to check again as maybe they loosen?

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1150 on: May 19, 2019 - 09:47:00 pm »
I had new clips so that wasn't the issue. I did notice that the pins were worn, eventually I will order new chrome moldings
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)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1151 on: August 04, 2019 - 02:09:04 am »
I guess that's what happens when you say it's done...   :roflsmiley:

Gorgeous car...  beautiful job...   :burnout:
1973 Cuda   Semi-Pro Touring
360 SB - 518/OD auto tranny - FAST EZ EFI - Edelbrock Fuel sump - HHR fan
Hella H4 headlights on relays - 97 Dodge Avenger seats - Chin spoiler - Bumpers pulled in to 72 offset

Build: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=74674.0

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1152 on: August 04, 2019 - 10:32:41 am »
 :roflsmiley: we all know that they are never really done, just "done for now". My master retirement plan is to finish my 70 RR and 68 Cuda, then go into a state of maintenance, repair and slight mod to all of them one at a time. Point in case, I have been driving my 52 B3B pickup which I never really drove when I "finished" that, I am finding out all sorts of things... runs good, headlights don't work, trans had to be adjusted, etc...

I will get back to this Cuda eventually, but I am really happy with how it turned out.
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)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1153 on: September 04, 2019 - 11:20:29 pm »
I received a PM from CUDA8U; your inbox is full
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)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)