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Offline GoodysGotaCuda

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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #105 on: January 31, 2017 - 07:27:56 am »
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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I've popped it in and out but have not fastened it down while in the car, I am not expecting any issues.
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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #106 on: January 31, 2017 - 10:42:25 am »
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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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #107 on: January 31, 2017 - 03:48:16 pm »
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i'm very interested to see how you like the brake combo. i was wanting to upgrade the 74 challenger to a 2 or 4 piston front/rear disc combo. i'm still looking around in the forums to see if anyone has really commented on how they liked them/were they worth the upgrade price.

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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #108 on: January 31, 2017 - 04:14:05 pm »
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i'm very interested to see how you like the brake combo. i was wanting to upgrade the 74 challenger to a 2 or 4 piston front/rear disc combo. i'm still looking around in the forums to see if anyone has really commented on how they liked them/were they worth the upgrade price.


I will post an update. The pricing wasn't as staggering as I could be, it was not very much more than the Dr. Diff alternative front/rear.


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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #109 on: January 31, 2017 - 04:20:13 pm »
Ok ill have to check them out!


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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #110 on: February 05, 2017 - 08:56:45 pm »
I managed to spend about 20 hours this weekend on wiring and can say that it's pretty significantly complete now. I have yet to wire the front lights and am about halfway through the rear, but I have the majority of it knocked-out.













Once I button up the wiring I will pin-out check the ECU before applying power to it. From there I will start tearing up the steering column [for the quickener] and the fuel system. Targeting to try to start the engine mid/late March.
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1976 Dodge Warlock
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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #111 on: February 05, 2017 - 10:31:47 pm »
Awesome!🍻🍻

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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #112 on: February 06, 2017 - 04:28:29 pm »
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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #113 on: February 07, 2017 - 08:00:04 pm »
Did you wire the dash with it installed?

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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #114 on: February 07, 2017 - 08:45:46 pm »
Did you wire the dash with it installed?

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Yes, wired as you see it, it helped me with routings quite a bit. I did the bulk of the fusebox outside of the car and only needed to make a handful of connections with it installed. I think I have one more wire to do, for my Check Engine Light to the ECU.
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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #115 on: February 09, 2017 - 12:31:14 am »
awesome job on the wiring.
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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #116 on: February 09, 2017 - 08:18:09 am »
Mike!  You've been busy with life and the 'Cuda, congrats on the new house and new addition to the family!   :cheers:   :drunk:

The build looks great.  :2thumbs:  Glad to see you are making progress and doing it how you want to.  Definitely looking forward to updates on your progress. 
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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #117 on: February 09, 2017 - 10:05:00 am »
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.




  I noticed you put the Wilwood caliper on the back side of the rotor. Was this a direction from Wilwood as the stock position is on the front? I am also planning on the Wilwood front brakes and could not find any information regarding this in their directions.

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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #118 on: February 09, 2017 - 10:14:42 am »
  I noticed you put the Wilwood caliper on the back side of the rotor. Was this a direction from Wilwood as the stock position is on the front? I am also planning on the Wilwood front brakes and could not find any information regarding this in their directions.

They are expected to be installed on the rear of the spindle.






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1972 Barracuda - 5.7 Hemi + T56 Magnum

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Re: 5.7L Hemi + T56 Magnum 'Cuda Build
« Reply #119 on: February 09, 2017 - 10:17:44 am »
Mike!  You've been busy with life and the 'Cuda, congrats on the new house and new addition to the family!   :cheers:   :drunk:

The build looks great.  :2thumbs:  Glad to see you are making progress and doing it how you want to.  Definitely looking forward to updates on your progress.

Thanks! I've been watching your 'Cuda build, looking good as well!

I hope to get this thing wrapped up this summer, that will make the build about three years long. Too long for me!


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1976 Dodge Warlock
1972 Barracuda - 5.7 Hemi + T56 Magnum

Wheel & Tire Specs:Link