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Offline 70chall440

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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2018 - 12:48:36 am »
Randy - I understand, sucks though....  :(
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: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2018 - 09:46:22 pm »
I just found this thread. Very nice.  What is the A/C system you are running?  My Cuda came with a factory system but I'm thinking that I can do better even though I restored the heater box.

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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2018 - 01:48:06 am »
I just found this thread. Very nice.  What is the A/C system you are running?  My Cuda came with a factory system but I'm thinking that I can do better even though I restored the heater box.
Thanks!The PO added Vintage Air to a Non-AC car, I'm definitely keeping it! It blew cold before I took it apart.
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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2018 - 12:25:24 pm »
 :2thumbs:  :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: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2018 - 12:38:41 am »
Cowl Blacked out.
Scuff, Clean, Tape, Mask,  :cheers:  Spray, Clean up... Work on refinishing the grill tomorrow.

Have a new rear harness to run too. Old one had several brittle and or bare wires, multiple spliced and hacked wires and the wrap was disintigrating where it was still remaining. Plus all the black bed liner overspray on it.
Going to have the rear brakes done and Front End Alignment done on Thursday.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2018 - 12:43:42 am by Cudaragtop »
- Randy D.
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69 Barracuda Fastback Project Album https://goo.gl/photos/XjsAsx4LDo7psimU8
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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2018 - 12:00:34 pm »
Keeps getting better.  :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)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2018 - 11:04:31 am »
Video of finished engine bay.

https://youtu.be/D84smq_LLcI
- Randy D.
1 of 88 1970 340 4-Speed 'Cuda Convertibles
69 Barracuda Fastback Project Album https://goo.gl/photos/XjsAsx4LDo7psimU8
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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2018 - 11:09:54 am »
Very clean.
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: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #38 on: July 06, 2018 - 11:51:33 am »
Now I  noticed that the Dome light comes one when I press the Brake pedal...
The front side marker lights don't light...
I'm guessing that the front marker bulbs a burnt out and grounding is amiss...
Noticed that the M&H rear light harness has a ground tab on each of the tail and reverse sockets. Going to add a short ground wire to each to bond to the mounting studs. Pull the front marker housings and check the bulbs.
Also the Map light switch only turns the map light on if the door is open...  :clueless: :dunno: sheesh  :banghead: :pullinghair:
Would rather paint the grill. :2thumbs:
- Randy D.
1 of 88 1970 340 4-Speed 'Cuda Convertibles
69 Barracuda Fastback Project Album https://goo.gl/photos/XjsAsx4LDo7psimU8
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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #39 on: May 23, 2019 - 09:50:18 pm »
Been a while.
Many many more pictures of the Challenger journey here in the Challenger Album.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/oS5Wxj4M0CNBFZga2

« Last Edit: May 23, 2019 - 09:54:03 pm by Cudaragtop »
- Randy D.
1 of 88 1970 340 4-Speed 'Cuda Convertibles
69 Barracuda Fastback Project Album https://goo.gl/photos/XjsAsx4LDo7psimU8
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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #40 on: May 23, 2019 - 10:38:02 pm »
Randy - they look awesome together
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: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2019 - 11:23:32 am »
Thanks Mike.
I certainly have mixed feelings... thinking I would love to keep it and also that I really need to sell it...
- Randy D.
1 of 88 1970 340 4-Speed 'Cuda Convertibles
69 Barracuda Fastback Project Album https://goo.gl/photos/XjsAsx4LDo7psimU8
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Re: Not new here but got a new car. Go Mango 70 Challenger
« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2019 - 12:50:21 pm »
I know the feeling all too well. I have a super hard time selling pretty much anything; stems from growing up scratching and fighting for anything. I thought about selling off most or all of my old cars and buying something like a used Hellcat, however as I thought it through I arrived at the fact that I already have a 2010 Challenger RT (not a Hellcat obviously but representative of the breed), I grew up loving the old cars, and that once I sold them I would never be able to replace them and I knew that I would want to. In other words, new Challengers will be available for quite a lot of time in the future whereas the old cars won't be.

We all have to do what we have to do. If its not a financial burden its worth keeping IMO.
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)