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Offline 70chall440

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1155 on: November 08, 2019 - 10:56:35 am »
Hey Scott, it has been awhile, hope all is well over on your end.

Yes, it does look good in the shop with the Challenger. I moved on to my 70 RR, but I will get back to the Cuda to refine some things. I need to work on the clutch some, it works but I do not think I am getting the pressure plate over center as it is very heavy (I am running a hydraulic system I built).

My "master" retirement plan is to do the RR and then the 68 Cuda (will be a restomod); then spend the rest of my days tweaking each one as it strikes my interest. We will see how this works out.
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 #1156 on: November 08, 2019 - 10:41:51 pm »
It's been a long road Mike, but at the end, it sure looks like it was worth it!  :thumbsup: Let's see some fresher pics of the truck, too!  :cheers:

Offline 70chall440

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1157 on: November 08, 2019 - 11:10:48 pm »
Are you referring to my 52? It hasn't changed much since I built it. I did start it the other day and moved it from one shop to the other, god I love that EFI... started right up and idled very nicely; despite the cooler temps and it having sat for the last couple of months. I really need to get back onto the RR, my mill and lathe have been taking up a lot of my time, I am in the process of building a steady rest of the lathe.
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)

Offline Mopar Mitch

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #1158 on: December 12, 2019 - 03:57:38 pm »
Great project car!!!! Congrats!!! awesome seats... with excellent side lateral support!
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 #1159 on: December 12, 2019 - 04:56:42 pm »
Thanks, I am pretty happy wit the way it turned out, it still needs some tweaking but now I am onto my 70 RR project, perhaps in the spring I will bring the cuda back in for some more work. The one thing I need to sort out is the clutch, I am running a homemade hydraulic system with a MC on the firewall and a slave on the trans, it is very heavy currently. A buddy suggested that perhaps I am not getting enough travel to get the PP over the center point but I am not sure, its possible that the slave doesn't have enough travel as well. One more thing to get figured out. Its currently sleeping with my 70 Challenger, 01 Viper, 52 B3B and 68 Cuda (future project) in one of my shops.
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)