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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #915 on: April 27, 2018 - 05:17:05 am »
Nice having handmade parts on your ride.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #916 on: April 27, 2018 - 11:26:38 am »
For me, that's what this is about; making something I envision, hopefully better than it was. Doing this car along with the others I have built have taught me a lot skills I never thought of. Also, it has facilitated the purchase of many new tools which make possible the construction of what I see in my mind.
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 #917 on: April 27, 2018 - 08:40:41 pm »
Wow! Your project is coming along nicely. :ylsuper:

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #918 on: April 28, 2018 - 01:54:55 am »
Thanks, it goes in spurts; sometimes I can get a lot done and others (like this week) it seems like 1 thing takes forever.
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 #919 on: April 28, 2018 - 09:49:17 pm »
So are you saying you dont like the black or... ?
I'd be very tempted to put a Matte Black wrap on to carry the Black all the way up and over and down the deck lid.
Entire top half Black.  :bigsmile: Wrap or Plastidip both are easy to undo.
I would probably black out the stainless on the quarter window too and tint the windows with some 20% Tint.  :cooldancing:
Whatever you do I'm certain I'm going to like it.  :cheers: Awesome comes in many flavors!  :aarg:
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #920 on: April 28, 2018 - 10:18:11 pm »
Thank Randy, I am still debating what I am going to do. Right now I am obsessing over the breather system for the engine.  :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 #921 on: April 28, 2018 - 10:55:25 pm »
Thank Randy, I am still debating what I am going to do. Right now I am obsessing over the breather system for the engine.  :bigsmile:
A little bit of analysis paralysis?   :naughty:
- Randy D.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #922 on: April 28, 2018 - 11:04:26 pm »
Exactly! I just don't want to settle.
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 #923 on: April 29, 2018 - 10:05:19 am »
You may be interested in heat shrink clamps where you have the metal tubing on the upper radiator hose.Helps clean up extra clamps

https://www.jegs.com/p/Gates/Gates-Power-Grip-Clamps/943359/10002/-1
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #924 on: April 29, 2018 - 01:11:56 pm »
Thanks, I am using some of those on the water pump hose and thought about them for the radiator hose.
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 #925 on: April 30, 2018 - 09:25:40 pm »
Still plugging away, got the fuel lines connected, lower radiator hose installed, and the VC breathers installed. I ended up switching the valve covers around so that the filler cap is in the front and the vents were in the back. I am attaching a picture of my valve train in case anyone is interested.
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 #926 on: May 02, 2018 - 02:26:45 pm »
If I recall, you used to have an Accusump mounted on the passenger side fender well, inside the engine bay.   Did you remove or relocate it?
Autocross/road racers go in deeper... and come out harder!

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #927 on: May 02, 2018 - 02:33:59 pm »
Sharp eye, yes I used to have a accusump mounted but I removed it because of several reasons, first is that it took up too much room and second I didn't think I needed it. I still have it, but haven't decided what to do with it. I thought about selling it.
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 #928 on: May 02, 2018 - 11:59:54 pm »
Very cool to see this coming along so well.

I will be another voice of not really on the blacked out trim. Just something about it  ...
Removing the warning labels one at a time.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #929 on: May 03, 2018 - 12:52:58 am »
Definitely seems to be the general opinion. We will see once I get the front and black glass in. 
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)