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Offline YellowThumper

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #675 on: September 01, 2017 - 06:18:17 PM »
Finally got back to the car, spent about 5 hours on it. First time this car has had a face since I have owned it. Spoiler is just to see how it looks, I will probably remove it during assembly.
Did you paint a mural of bushes on your driver's front fender?
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 #676 on: September 01, 2017 - 06:58:50 PM »
pretty good job isn't it.. love me some bushes...  :bigsmile:
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #677 on: September 01, 2017 - 08:19:40 PM »
Did you get the answer to your question on the blocks included in the brille hardware?  Those slide into cut-out in the header panel ans screw in points.  The metal screws then insert through the grill into the blocks.

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #678 on: September 01, 2017 - 08:38:54 PM »
Did you get the answer to your question on the blocks included in the brille hardware?  Those slide into cut-out in the header panel ans screw in points.  The metal screws then insert through the grill into the blocks.

Yes and no; I was told about the square blocks several times, so that was good (in fact Crash240 sent me pictures). The thing I was more interested in was the round "spacers" (round white plastic pieces that looked to be pushing to a square hole). Upon looking at my front end and test fitting my grille I determined that they were not to be used (at least as far as I could determine). Everything lined up, every hole has a screw in it, so I don't know what those round deals are (someone called them Mollys). Perhaps they were used on a 72 or something  :dunno:
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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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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 #679 on: September 01, 2017 - 08:46:31 PM »
That look nice!

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #680 on: September 01, 2017 - 08:49:18 PM »
That look nice!

Thank you, long road to get here and still some more to go.
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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 #681 on: September 02, 2017 - 12:43:09 AM »
Didn't get a lot done today, removed the front spoiler to keep it from being damaged, removed my previously installed Accumsump oil lines. I decided that I don't want to use the Accusump as it takes up a lot of space and to be honest I doubt I will ever need it. If I do get to a point where I am actually going to road race the car, then I will reinstall it

I did get my waaayy complex power steering system hooked up. Basically it allows me to dial in the pressure/feel that I want (in theory anyway).
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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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 #682 on: September 05, 2017 - 04:53:55 PM »
I have been getting some small things done on the car, mainly sorting out the brakes. For those interested; I built my own brake system using 13" Wilwood rotors and Viper calipers in the front and 11" Wilwood rotors and 95 Cobra calibers in the rear. The one thing I always meant to do was to drill and tap holes for screws to hold the rotors in alignment, mainly because whenever you remove a wheel, the rotor somewhat "dangles" and because IMO I think the screws should be there  :bigsmile:

Anyway, this wasn't a big deal although it did take some time. I used 1/4x28 grade 8 screws which I happened to have a lot of. Not real big issues other than braking one bit off, but I did notice that in the rear it seemed like the screws were binding, not a lot just a little and they did go in without much trouble. However, after I thought I was done I for some reason really began looking at the whole set up and discovered that the rear rotors were not sitting against the axles, rather they were bearing on the shanks of the wheel studs (unthreaded part at the back). So I removed the rotors (again) and measured the shanks, turns out they are 5/8" whereas the holes in the rotors are 1/2". So of course I drilled them out and ended up gaining 1/4" tire clearance to boot  :bananasmi
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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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 #683 on: September 05, 2017 - 04:58:01 PM »
I am using a Kwik Wire harness for the car which I bought a long time ago. Nice set, 22 circuits I believe, all of the wires are labeled and are long enough for most applications. I will be building a relay panel and wanted to ask you guys if I should add headlight relays? My gut is saying I should but this harness has 2 high beam and 2 low beam wires and has a 25 amp fuse. I have to build a relay panel for the fan anyway, so I am thinking just do it all at once (the harness has an electric fan lead, but recommends a relay).

thoughts?
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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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 #684 on: September 05, 2017 - 09:08:52 PM »
I am using a Kwik Wire harness for the car which I bought a long time ago. Nice set, 22 circuits I believe, all of the wires are labeled and are long enough for most applications. I will be building a relay panel and wanted to ask you guys if I should add headlight relays? My gut is saying I should but this harness has 2 high beam and 2 low beam wires and has a 25 amp fuse. I have to build a relay panel for the fan anyway, so I am thinking just do it all at once (the harness has an electric fan lead, but recommends a relay).

thoughts?
Yes I would , it takes all the load off the 45 plus year old headlight switch.
Brad
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #685 on: September 05, 2017 - 09:53:19 PM »
I used a Coach Controls power center unit to manage the electrical components.

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #686 on: September 05, 2017 - 11:18:02 PM »
Thanks all.

I decided to you a Bussmann 15303-2 rely/fuse block; holds 5 relys and 10 fuses with a waterproof cover.

I am going to be using a Street Works Hot Dot ignition system, the button is a bit small but fits well.

Got my rear tow loop done and installed.
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 #687 on: September 05, 2017 - 11:44:26 PM »
I used a Coach Controls power center unit to manage the electrical components.

Nice systems, a bit more than I need at this point.
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 #688 on: September 06, 2017 - 02:34:35 PM »
I am going to post over in the electrical thread, but I thought Id throw it out here, what are your opinions on Metri pack vs. Weather pack vs deutsch connectors? I have been using weatherpack for sometime and am generally happy with them, however I am always looking for a better mouse trap...
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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)
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 #689 on: September 09, 2017 - 12:17:19 PM »
Again, great work, I like the brake system.  I bought a kit from Dr. Diff, worked nice all the way down to the E-brake.  I think they are based on the modern Cobra systems, but not totally sure right now.  As for the electrical, I will be a voyeur on that thread as well.