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Offline jhaag

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1125 on: March 29, 2019 - 09:48:49 am »
Got it now...
love 70 Challengers




Offline 70chall440

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1126 on: March 29, 2019 - 11:15:22 am »
 :2thumbs:
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)

Offline redo1973

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1127 on: March 29, 2019 - 08:27:04 pm »
That came out great.  Very creative. I was wondering if you had considered a serpentine solution.

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1128 on: March 29, 2019 - 11:18:10 pm »
Thanks. I have thought about a serpentine system many times, the problem is that they are so dam expensive. If I could figure out how to do one inexpensively I would.
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 #1129 on: April 01, 2019 - 09:22:29 pm »
Well looks like creativity won over writing a check once again for you. Looks cool and flexible.

Offline 70chall440

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1130 on: April 01, 2019 - 11:58:26 pm »
Thanks, I wish I could have been more creative than spending as much as I have so far..  :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 #1131 on: April 02, 2019 - 12:43:53 am »
The end result looks good.
I modified the Magnum accessories to fit. Ps pump as well but that took more bracketry than your current setup.
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 #1132 on: April 02, 2019 - 12:32:44 pm »
I had thought about doing that at one time but in the end decided to go old school.
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 #1133 on: April 02, 2019 - 06:07:50 pm »
Change for function. In general I don't prefer its look.
Old school looks right.
Removing the warning labels one at a time.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1134 on: April 02, 2019 - 10:18:42 pm »
I dont have any issue with serpentine systems other than the cost which is way too high. I would agree that a serpentine system would not look good on a restored or original car, but with any restomod or hotrod I think it would be ok.
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 #1135 on: April 04, 2019 - 08:12:50 pm »
I dont have any issue with serpentine systems other than the cost which is way too high. I would agree that a serpentine system would not look good on a restored or original car, but with any restomod or hotrod I think it would be ok.

I agree. No real purpose to spend $$$. More of a want vs need for the bling.
Removing the warning labels one at a time.
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Offline 70chall440

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1136 on: April 04, 2019 - 11:09:46 pm »
Exactly!
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 #1137 on: April 22, 2019 - 12:26:47 pm »
Over the past several weeks I have tried to get some things done on the car, however I recently had a bit of an epiphany as it relates to my over all collection of vehicles. I have decided to reduce the collection by selling off my 70 RR, 61 Jeep FC170, 68 Cuda, and 52 Dodge B3B PU. The reason I arrived at this decision is that I have determined that I will not get to 3 of them and don't drive the 52. I also think that I need to focus on my 2 Ebodies more.

So, on that note let me bring everyone to speed on the Cuda itself. After getting it running I began to work out some of the bugs, most notably was the brake lights and blinkers. I have LED taillights and front turn signals and while I was very sure they were all wired correctly, they were all acting strangely. After some testing, I determined that the turn signal switch was not operating correctly. I am using a generic hotrod steering column that I adapted to fit the Cuda. I had some issues with this once before when the horn was shorting out. In fixing that issue I think I damaged the turn signal switch which led to my current issues.

I removed the column and began doing some tests, I also purchased some "light load" resistors as I have read that LEDs require them (not super clear what needs them and what doesn't). Regardless, I mocked it all up with the resistors and a new turn signal switch and it all worked correctly. So, now I am in the process of putting it all back together. One of the larger challenges was finding a new turn signal switch, it is a GM unit (which most if not all after market columns are now), but it is for a 67-72 GM truck. It took me awhile to find one locally but I eventually did (cost half as much as the column did when I first bought it). I now have to put it all back together. Here are some pictures of the mounting of the resistors, there are tabs near the taillights on the panel that the lights bolt to which I used to mount plates to put the resistors on. They need to be mounted some place where they are not touching anything else as they get very hot (285 deg).

 
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 #1138 on: May 02, 2019 - 06:18:43 pm »
Good to see the progress.
Have had same epiphany recently as well. Not to your extent though...
Sold off my Dakota R/T 5.9 and am vehemently focused now on knocking out assembly of the Falcon to get it sold.
That leaves only 2 projects to keep.
Mike.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1139 on: May 04, 2019 - 11:33:40 pm »
Well after some "thinking" I believe I am going to begin work on the 68 Cuda. I am going to sell off the Jeep truck to pay for the G3 hemi drive train. Not sure about the RR yet.
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)