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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #75 on: December 27, 2015 - 11:26:59 pm »
Better picture
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #76 on: December 30, 2015 - 12:58:14 am »
Anyone know what the clips look like that hold the grille moldings (the chrome rectangular pieces) onto the grille? They look like they are either self cutting nuts or push lock/nuts.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #77 on: December 30, 2015 - 01:03:27 am »
damn, I just had mine out last weekend to tighten them up, they are a square press in metal box type insert that the pins of the chrome ring just push in to.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/72-73-74-Plymouth-Barracuda-grille-clips-1972-1973-1974-Cuda-/200673777524
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #78 on: December 30, 2015 - 01:11:38 am »
Glad I asked, I was going to use some push nuts I had. "Buy it now" baby....
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #79 on: December 30, 2015 - 08:42:25 am »
So today saw me going backward a little, I removed the dash and built a stand for it. The main reason I removed it is because I bought a new pad for it, thought I could live with the cracks but the more I looked at them, the more I hated them. Also, I am going a different direction with the instrument cluster, additionally I made a switch panel that has a variety of  switches (main power, start, fuel pump, accessories, fans) but I think I might change that to include a true push button start (verses the stock car rubber push switch I have now).

I was just reading over the post...great work!  Do you have any pics of your switch panel and where you are going to mount it??

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #80 on: December 30, 2015 - 01:13:22 pm »
Looking through my pictures, this is the only one. I will get a better picture later. I bought a generic plate online and fit it. I will be changing out the start button for a better/nicer one that lights up.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #81 on: December 30, 2015 - 03:56:58 pm »
Wow, very ambitious. Looks great.

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #82 on: December 30, 2015 - 04:41:47 pm »
Thanks, this car is a testament to "moving target" in the sense that I keep getting all of these "ideas" and I am off on another tangent.
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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 #83 on: December 30, 2015 - 08:28:42 pm »
Thanks, this car is a testament to "moving target" in the sense that I keep getting all of these "ideas" and I am off on another tangent.

That's the definition of a car guy with A.D.D.

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #84 on: December 31, 2015 - 03:11:01 am »
Guilty as charged...  :bigsmile:
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #85 on: December 31, 2015 - 03:14:06 am »
I was just reading over the post...great work!  Do you have any pics of your switch panel and where you are going to mount it??

Here are some better pics, still not great but will give you a better idea.
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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 #86 on: January 01, 2016 - 12:03:23 pm »
Love the build.  :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #87 on: January 01, 2016 - 01:35:44 pm »
That's the definition of a car guy with A.D.D.

For whatever reason, I gave this some thought and wanted to clarify; it isn't that I cannot stay focused on one thing for a period of time or until completion, it is that I continually come up with new cool things to do which further delay completion of the project. I have thus far attempted and finished most of the "ideas" I have come up with, keeping in mind that none of these were kits per se, I purchase components and built them. Granted, none of these things are earth shattering, revolutionary or overly unique, but when I look at the overall magnitude of them and factor in that in most cases I started front scratch, I am impressed I have come as far as I have. Some of these things are;

4 link suspension - design and build
4 wheel disc brakes w/rear parking brake - configure and build
In cabin brake proportioning valve
hydraulic clutch system
EFI 6 Barrel (I built the fuel system to include baffling the tank)
flush mounted turn signals
Flush mounted right rear semi automatic antenna
Switch panel
LED tail lights
Dash contour fitting console (this is still a work in progress)
Neon SRT seats - had to adapt the Ebody seat tracks
Power steering system with high pressure pump, regulator, remote reservoir and gauge
Nutserts throughout the engine compartment for everything that mounts to the firewall of inner fenders
Fiberglass glove compartment with EFI computer mounting (hides comp but allows access)
3/16 formed and gusseted lower radiator support
Inner fender braces
rear axle housing drain

There are a number of others as well that I cannot think of right now, but you get the picture. The good news is that in the beginning there were all of these ideas that I had, however now they are significantly diminished with only a couple still floating around in my head. I like fabricating but it takes a lot of time and energy, and now I am wanting to get this car done. The other side of it is that the lengthy amount of time has allowed me to develop new skills and obtain new tools which allow me to work faster and produce a better result.

When I started building this car, I decided that I wanted to try to do things I had never done and learn new things along the way. I have pretty much done this and am now wanting to see the car done; that doesn't keep the good idea fairy from popping in once in awhile though...  :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 #88 on: January 01, 2016 - 04:52:09 pm »
Thanks, this car is a testament to "moving target" in the sense that I keep getting all of these "ideas" and I am off on another tangent.

I also have read your "update" to this comment.

Exactly the same sentiment on my build mods. The idea list always outpaces the can accomplish list. I am mechanical in nature so that is where all the build ideas direct towards. I keep 2 lists. The going to do list and the want to do list.
Keeps my ADD in check...

Mike
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Nature will take care of the rest.

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #89 on: January 01, 2016 - 06:37:04 pm »
I have pretty much done this and am now wanting to see the car done; that doesn't keep the good idea fairy from popping in once in awhile though...

The going to do list and the want to do list.
Keeps my ADD in check...

Mike

This is my condition as well, which is why I said the comment in the first place.  I have a ton of ideas, but if I don't stick to a list like Mike, I am all over the place and I keep coming up with new things.  These cars are never done, but it is wise to keep going in one general direction or you end up "un-doing" things.  I love this build and you have given me even more ideas (which may be bad thing.   :bigsmile: