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Offline 70chall440

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #135 on: July 28, 2019 - 12:18:22 pm »
One step at a time...  :bigsmile:

Good progress
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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #136 on: July 28, 2019 - 05:06:41 pm »
Cheers mate.

Heater box done, was fun unwrapping the new heater core which had been stored away. looking forward to opening more part boxes.


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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #137 on: July 29, 2019 - 12:10:19 am »
Cheers to you.

Looks very nice, will look good in the car.
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: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #138 on: August 06, 2019 - 07:27:11 am »
Thanks mate. Just need to get  paint on body and these parts can be refitted.

Steering column 95% finished, crush can needs to be secured fully.

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #139 on: August 06, 2019 - 01:06:02 pm »
Looks good, if you haven't I would highly recommend really looking at the wiring carefully. This is one place that causes a lot of issues and it is much easier to deal with at this point. Personally I would replace the ignition switch and perhaps even the turn signal cam.
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 redo1973

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #140 on: August 11, 2019 - 10:33:16 pm »
Looks great.  I also recommend obtaining a item developed for the coupler recall to address the cap from loosening.  It is simply a 2 pronged bent piece of 1/8 rod that hooks into the spring pin and keeps the cover down and tight.  It is installed once the full steering shaft is installed.  It's only around $10 and easily found on ebay.https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mopar-A-B-E-Body-66-73-3-Steering-Coupler-Retainer-Clamp-STAINLESS-DMT-2996935/291757502737?hash=item43ee1a3111:g:ADQAAOSwhjNbX~wl

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #141 on: August 17, 2019 - 05:44:27 pm »
Thanks for the input guys. Have had good look at the wiring and happy with what I saw. I have not fully secured the crush can down so will have another look on next wet day when I need an inside job. I do have a new turn signal cam which I should fit.

Like the look of the clamp. Car came with a steering coupler rebuild kit which I used . Reused the rubber boot as new one bit tight. No harm getting the clamp.

Pulled front seats apart to get ride of rust and mouse house material. May media blast if manual labour doesn't work.

Got nugget in housing and odd bit reattached.

Got new U joints for drive shaft so pushed old ones out, was easier than expected .

Mate and I pulled Tach gauge apart and replaced old circuit board with one from rt-eng., needs adjustment as was reading 200rpm over when tested in his Challenger which had a rev-n-nator ignition box on the firewall. Need to visit another friend some time soon.

So many small jobs to complete.

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #142 on: August 18, 2019 - 12:37:23 am »
Its the small things that add up and is so nice when it all comes together. Great work.
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: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #143 on: August 20, 2019 - 09:11:06 pm »
Fun times.  The details really pull the whole project together for a great package.  Hang in there, it must be very exciting as you are checking off the list of items.

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #144 on: August 26, 2019 - 06:00:04 am »
Thanks for the comments  :thumbsup:.

Was not looking forward to de-rusting the seat frames until I tried to fit them in my media blast cabinet . Tight but got them in and what a quick transfer . Don't think the rear seats will fit unless I cut them in half.

Spring in getting close here in NZ and the warmer days are helping my motivation.

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #145 on: August 26, 2019 - 11:39:13 pm »
You might need to look at a pressurized or external system (the drum style) for the back seat.

Good work, going to be nice.
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: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #146 on: November 08, 2019 - 10:44:25 am »
Spring in getting close here in NZ and the warmer days are helping my motivation.
So motivated to work on the 'cuda, there has been no time to post. lol
I'll eat some popcorn while I wait for the next installment.
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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #147 on: November 12, 2019 - 06:02:00 am »
Been over 2 months since my last update, , I been busy working on a car , just not mine.

Have managed to stip rear seats and clean/paint the frames. Today I washed the seat foam, it was in get condition just needed some TLC.

Doors and front guards have been sanded smooth and are awaiting top coat. Hood and trunk showed some very minor low points after removing guide coat. Have filled these, hope to get last primer coat on real soon.

Not having much luck finding a paint booth to rent.

90% of my time has been spent on nephews Valiant. Body guy finally finish massive rust repairs. I have primed and filled the car 3 times. Only had limited time to use the shed ( 3 weeks).
Car looks good and think they will be happy. Will show them how to final sand. Time to finish my Cuda.

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #148 on: November 12, 2019 - 09:07:09 pm »
Good work there.
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: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #149 on: November 12, 2019 - 10:20:55 pm »
Nice going

Good luck on yours now.
Removing the warning labels one at a time.
Nature will take care of the rest.