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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #165 on: February 10, 2016 - 01:23:32 am »
Some more pics.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #166 on: February 10, 2016 - 01:25:11 am »
and yet some more.
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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 #167 on: February 10, 2016 - 01:26:48 am »
2 things before someone throws some crap... the oil filter is there for fitment only. I intend to make plates to cover the holes where the hoses come into the wheel well.
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 #168 on: February 10, 2016 - 11:04:12 am »
The only crap I was going to throw was about all that dust and cobwebs in the wheel wells........ha. Nice job you are doing, it looks great.

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #169 on: February 10, 2016 - 11:11:38 am »
LOL yea I need to clean them out, this has been a very term build.
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 #170 on: February 10, 2016 - 02:09:21 pm »
 :roflsmiley:

2 things before someone throws some crap... the oil filter is there for fitment only. I intend to make plates to cover the holes where the hoses come into the wheel well.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #171 on: February 11, 2016 - 10:23:12 pm »
Not much to report, I got the nutserts in for the spoiler and got it mounted. I am now finishing up the side panels.

One issue thought is I seem to be missing a headlight bucket (passenger side). I have the part that bolts to the fender, but not the bucket itself. I know I had it, but cannot seem to find it; really pisses me off.. I wanted to mock up the headlights but have to modify the bucket due to the turn signals, but since I cannot find it....  :swear: :stomp:
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 #172 on: February 12, 2016 - 02:28:10 pm »
T/Anks very much for the Accusump mounting pics, etc... I'm planning to install an Accusump in the same general area, except possibly mount the remote filter just above the heater motor on the firewall.   (This may be done later in 2016 or 17 after the new engine is built, along with a Milodon road race oil pan, etc.)

Your setup is very nicely done!   MoPower to ya!
Autocross/road racers go in deeper... and come out harder!

See  MOPAR ACTION MAGAZINE, AUGUST 2006 ISSUE for featured article and details on my autocross T/A.

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #173 on: February 12, 2016 - 03:00:49 pm »
I mounted the filter where I did for several reasons; first is that I wanted to be able to easily access it, second is that having it there leaves it open to air flow (probably not a huge issue). I have all of my EFI stuff on the firewall by the heater motor so it was too crowded there. Plus, trying to change the filer there would result is oil running down the firewall as well as getting beat up by changing the filter always is like handing a hot potato.

I figure that if where I have the filter exposes it to road damage or something, I will just make a guard.
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 #174 on: February 12, 2016 - 04:07:13 pm »
Here is the front end pretty much completely mocked up; I am using a 70 Cuda lower valance insert.
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 #175 on: February 13, 2016 - 12:27:20 pm »
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(This may be done later in 2016 or 17 after the new engine is built, along with a Milodon road race oil pan, etc.)
Mitch, are you looking at the Milodon 31590 pan?

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #176 on: February 13, 2016 - 09:17:21 pm »
I am running one of these; very nice pans and a decent price

http://www.kevkoracing.com/mopar.htm
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 #177 on: February 14, 2016 - 12:16:50 am »
Finally finished the spoiler side extensions, I really like them but they were quite a lot of work. I am going to paint them the same as the spoiler so they look like a part of it. I will post pictures of them painted.
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 #178 on: February 14, 2016 - 12:22:00 am »
Also received my hood springs, they are 9" trampoline springs; should work.

I still need to finish getting the fenders attached completely (the bottoms seems to not want to line up, but that might because they are relaxed and have never been mounted). I then need to modify my headlight buckets slightly for the after market headlights (they have the turn signal in 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 #179 on: February 15, 2016 - 12:39:12 am »
Worked on the car most of the day, it is the little things that take up the most time. I finished TIG welding up the front bumper which came out pretty good. I also worked on the lower fender mounts; couldn't figure out why the drivers side wouldn't put up into position and then realized it was because the top inner stud was tightened down. I also figured out that when I made my front torque boxes I inadvertently obscured one of the holes for the lower fender mounts, so I had to make a new stud mount for them.

I also cut out the front bumper for the driving lights. 
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)