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Offline GoodysGotaCuda

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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #90 on: December 30, 2016 - 12:42:26 PM »
Has the Hotchkiss stuff showed up yet?

Looking damn good, the car has come a long way.. :thumbsup:

Looks like your P/S bracket might be something worth having a few made to test the market...



Waiting on the upper control arms from Hotchkis, they shipped yesterday. I was really hoping to just see it as a roller this week. For now I have gone as far as I can on the suspension without those.




I have someone interested in the bracket and I will see how one works out for him. May be something I can sell at some point.

Roughing out the gauges today. Planning to recess the speedo further.




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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #91 on: January 01, 2017 - 09:47:24 PM »
Not much "done" but I am pecking away at progress.

After fighting with the Vintage Air a bit and their assembly process I was finally able to get it in there in a manner I accepted. I wish it was better, but it will be as good as it gets. I ended up mounting it differently so that I did not have to drill through the smoothed firewall. I installed the dash frame so that I can reference it for wiring and component locations [Fuse box, relay box, ECU, Wideband controller, etc.]



Not much to see here, but I wrapped up the hard parts of the rear brakes. I have yet to tackle the parking brake or hydraulic lines.



The upper control arms I ordered were backordered around 4 weeks and held me up from putting the car on the ground. Regardless I assembled what I had of the front end, Hotchkis lower control arm pivots, strut rods, and sway bar. I have the Hotchkis tie rods ready to go as well.



The power steering bracket I designed was wrapped up as well, so far so good. I was able to use a factory Hemi 6.1L drive belt. I have some interest in the bracket and may sell a few.



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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #92 on: January 01, 2017 - 09:56:06 PM »
I've always wondered about the strength of those Wilwood front hubs in a " Pro-Touring" application? I was always under the impression they were developed for drag racing. They don't look very " beefy" to me? Thinking high cornering forces, bigger brakes  etc...?  I see them on a lot of cars and haven't noticed any failures but... :-\
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5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #93 on: January 01, 2017 - 10:07:12 PM »
I've always wondered about the strength of those Wilwood front hubs in a " Pro-Touring" application? I was always under the impression they were developed for drag racing. They don't look very " beefy" to me? Thinking high cornering forces, bigger brakes  etc...?  I see them on a lot of cars and haven't noticed any failures but... :-


There is quite a bit of ribbing on the backside of the hub, I do not have any concerns with the hub being strong enough. My only concern is the diameter of the outer bearing is quite small, we will see how they hold up. I assume they have figured that most of the load is reacted through the inner bearing.

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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #94 on: January 02, 2017 - 07:39:56 AM »
Thanks for the picture, I've never seen one close up.  :wave:
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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #95 on: January 05, 2017 - 06:53:14 AM »
Holding up its own weight for the first time in 2-1/2 years!  :burnout:

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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #96 on: January 05, 2017 - 11:54:21 AM »
it's beautiful

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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #97 on: January 06, 2017 - 03:49:54 PM »
 :2thumbs:
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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #98 on: January 06, 2017 - 06:26:28 PM »
I just dig that '72 stripe!

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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #99 on: January 06, 2017 - 08:01:33 PM »
 Awesome!!  :cheers:
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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #100 on: January 06, 2017 - 08:40:46 PM »
Sweet! Getting there! :2thumbs:
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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #101 on: January 07, 2017 - 07:58:13 PM »
Looking great! So I take it you got your UCAs? Nice!
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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #102 on: January 07, 2017 - 09:31:09 PM »
Looking great! So I take it you got your UCAs? Nice!
Wes

Thanks, yep they arrived and are installed!
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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #103 on: January 22, 2017 - 10:26:16 PM »
Not much excitement in this update, it's been nothing but wiring for me lately.

I started with a Painless harness, a EFISource Hemi harness and a Vintage Air harness, they are all being well integrated into one complete vehicle harness. The Painless fuse box turned out to be more trouble than it was worth to me. Many of the circuits I would either not use, or it would be mislabeled, which I found annoying. I also needed room to put relays, quite a few of them.

So I took the perfectly new Painless fuse box and cut it out! I replaced it with a Bussman fuse/relay box that I have wired from scratch. I am nearly complete with that part of it and am working to ensure I account for all of the new circuits I want to incorporate. Vehicle speed into the ECU, oil temp, check engine light, 2-step, flat-shift, traction control, datalogging, etc., etc.






The idea is to trim the new fuse box in using the original glove box inserts. In my head it will turn out very nice with a semi-functional glove box with a nice tucked in fuse box within it.

It looks like a war zone but anyone that has done a completely custom/EFI harness like this likely knows how it goes. I hope to be able to put power to the car by the end of the month, but that may be a stretch. I have yet to upfit the gauges into the gauge bezel, which will hinder some of that progress as well.

...eating the elephant one bite at a time and working late in the garage after my toddler goes to bed!

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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #104 on: January 30, 2017 - 11:59:16 PM »
Can you put the dash pad on with the frame installed in the car?   Just wondering if you can still reach all the studs


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