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Offline bohmer2

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72 Slant 6 - 3 speed Newb.
« on: October 20, 2005 - 11:39:26 am »
Well I just stumbled onto this site through another forum so I figured I better register and of course introduce myself.

I am in the process of a resto-mod of a 72 petty blue slant 6, 3 speed challenger. Car has typical lower quarter rust and a few fender bubbles that I need to get working on soon. The car still has and will continue to be powered by the leaning tower of power a 225 slant 6. Currently it has a "super six" intake, BBD, and exhaust manifold from an F-body. Still has its original 3 speed tranny that is a bit of drag to drive around town. The car is pretty low option, bucket seats, chrome mirrors, drip moldings and bumper guards are about it. I actively search for a decent slant six e-body for about a year before I found this one, with the intention all along of making it a nice fun daily driver car. Along those lines I have been planning the following upgrades"

I am working on getting an offy 4 barrel and TBI or MPFI setup megasquirt system, will likely go with either a dakota 5 speed or maybe a supra t-5. The 8 3/4 will stay but it will definitely be getting a gear change. I have a set of 74 a-body single piston disc brake spindles along with the rest of the setup. I am trying to track down some 15 X 7 or 8 steel wheels with some dog dish caps for it. Thats about it for now, I tried to post some pictures of the car on here.

Brian
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Re: 72 Slant 6 - 3 speed Newb.
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2005 - 12:26:46 pm »
Hey Brian!  Glad to have you on board....welcome!  Sounds like an interesting car and some interesting mods you'll be making to it. 

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Re: 72 Slant 6 - 3 speed Newb.
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2005 - 03:40:28 pm »
Brian,
  Welcome aboard. It must be nice to have room to work with in the engine compartment. I didn't know the 225 was available in 72. Is this not the original engine?

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Re: 72 Slant 6 - 3 speed Newb.
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2005 - 04:19:59 pm »
It is not the numbers matching 225 but 1972 was the last year the 225 was the "standard" engine, as I understand it slant sixes were only available as an option for 1973 and 1974.  The Where's Waldo game for this car is try and find the two pictures of the car in the "Original Challenger and Barracuda 1970-1974", Jim Schild lives about 25 minutes from me and came up and snapped a couple shots that made it into the book.  One was of the engine bay and the other was an interior shot of the non-ralleye dash.       

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Re: 72 Slant 6 - 3 speed Newb.
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2005 - 04:39:45 pm »


Welcome to the board Brian! :-)

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Re: 72 Slant 6 - 3 speed Newb.
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2005 - 04:43:18 pm »
Welcome to the site, Brian.  Good luck with your restoration project.
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Re: 72 Slant 6 - 3 speed Newb.
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2005 - 06:39:13 pm »
Welcome to the site.  You don't see many slant 6 e-bodies, it's great you want to keep  it, almost everybody wants to stuff in somthing bigger.  Keep us updated on your future progress.
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Re: 72 Slant 6 - 3 speed Newb.
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2005 - 09:13:33 pm »
Welcome to the board!

Ahhhh..the leaning tower of power!  Friend of mine runs a clifford intake, headers, duals, quadrajet carb, 4 speed and 4.10 gears in a 68 dart. Car runs mid 14's all day long. I dont know what cam he's running, but it aint stock.

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Re: 72 Slant 6 - 3 speed Newb.
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2005 - 07:01:11 pm »
the old buzzin half a dozen!! i love em!! i had one in my dart simular to yours it had the super six intake!! i ran good!! very relable!! if you ever need any slant 6 parts let me know i still have my old 6 in gonna sell it pretty cheap! let me know later!!
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Re: 72 Slant 6 - 3 speed Newb.
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2005 - 11:22:09 am »
Well I just stumbled onto this site through another forum so I figured I better register and of course introduce myself.

I am in the process of a resto-mod of a 72 petty blue slant 6, 3 speed challenger. Car has typical lower quarter rust and a few fender bubbles that I need to get working on soon. The car still has and will continue to be powered by the leaning tower of power a 225 slant 6. Currently it has a "super six" intake, BBD, and exhaust manifold from an F-body. Still has its original 3 speed tranny that is a bit of drag to drive around town. The car is pretty low option, bucket seats, chrome mirrors, drip moldings and bumper guards are about it. I actively search for a decent slant six e-body for about a year before I found this one, with the intention all along of making it a nice fun daily driver car. Along those lines I have been planning the following upgrades"

I am working on getting an offy 4 barrel and TBI or MPFI setup megasquirt system, will likely go with either a dakota 5 speed or maybe a supra t-5. The 8 3/4 will stay but it will definitely be getting a gear change. I have a set of 74 a-body single piston disc brake spindles along with the rest of the setup. I am trying to track down some 15 X 7 or 8 steel wheels with some dog dish caps for it. Thats about it for now, I tried to post some pictures of the car on here.

Brian

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Re: 72 Slant 6 - 3 speed Newb.
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2005 - 09:15:18 pm »
AWESOME ride and different in the world of everyone hasta have a hemi. i sure wish i woulda kept a 70 b-cuda \6 auto bench seat car i had. it was every sense of the word ruff, but who knew 8 or 9 years ago it would be worth 2-3 grand (or more) now instead of $500.00 which i sold it for. oh well some days your the dog and some days your the hydrant! i still have a 70 gran coupe 318 and a 71 plain b-cuda 318 both need resto. i love the petty blue. keep the six and you will pass 3 gas pumps to every 1 in a 440.
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Re: 72 Slant 6 - 3 speed Newb.
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2005 - 09:38:52 am »
Thanks for all the comments.  I will definitely be keeping the slant six in it, as I said, I just want to make a few upgrades to make it a more enjoyable daily driver.  I also know how you feel Russ, I bought my first e-body when I was 15 it was a 70 challenger r/t 440-six pack four speed shell that had a 318 auto in it at the time.  It was my first car and was really really rough, floor boards and trunk were about gone, quarters and fenders were rusty, mice had taken care of the front buckets and it probably shouldn't have been on the street in the condition it was in, but when your 16 you want to drive your first car.  Well, about 6 months after turning 16 and after having been pulled over by the same cop five times (he was trying to convince me to sell him the car) Dad decided it was time to let it go to someone who had the money to put it back into the condition it deserved to be in.  So, $1,500.00 later, I was driving a 78 Plymouth Fury 4 door and the challenger had a new owner.   Kinda hurts to think about how much that car would be worth today even in the poor condition it would be in by now. I will try to dig up some pictures of it and post them here when I get the chance.

Brian