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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #300 on: August 02, 2016 - 09:14:02 am »
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I'll be following your engine build.  I just recently up another 440 block and am going with pretty much the same parts as you. Only major difference will be that i have stealth heads and an 850cfm qf carb with a choke.
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #301 on: August 13, 2016 - 12:27:03 am »
Back from the machine shop!




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« Reply #302 on: August 13, 2016 - 12:30:11 am »
Started the initial mockup and checking clearances...











All good so far.  Tomorrow, start mocking up rods and Pistons.


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« Reply #303 on: August 14, 2016 - 04:11:14 pm »
Mockup process continues ... Pistons and rods in and checked for clearance.

Have to shave some material off the oil pickup tube area:


Side to side rod clearance is .020 across all four journals.




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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #304 on: August 14, 2016 - 04:14:23 pm »
Pickup tube mods are done - had to take about 1/2 inch out of the height to fit.  Windage tray fitted and hemi pan, all fits good now.













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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #305 on: August 14, 2016 - 04:17:35 pm »
Just looks mean...






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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #306 on: August 14, 2016 - 04:49:17 pm »
What did you use to measure the pickup clearance? that white sponge looking stuff.
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #307 on: August 14, 2016 - 04:50:35 pm »
What did you use to measure the pickup clearance? that white sponge looking stuff.


Home made play doh :-). Of all the times for kids to be out of the real stuff....


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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #308 on: August 18, 2016 - 08:56:10 am »
Looking great!

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #309 on: August 18, 2016 - 09:23:00 am »
daaboots! How are you making out with your car?
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« Reply #310 on: August 18, 2016 - 09:25:28 am »
daaboots! How are you making out with your car?


Echo that!  I've been wondering too.


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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #311 on: August 18, 2016 - 04:18:19 pm »
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I'll be following your engine build.  I just recently up another 440 block and am going with pretty much the same parts as you. Only major difference will be that i have stealth heads and an 850cfm qf carb with a choke.
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I'm running stealth heads and an 850 holley  :thumbsup: I'll let you know how it works if I ever get it fired up!
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Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #312 on: August 27, 2016 - 10:13:49 pm »
Things are coming along.  Another round of parts ordered - distributor, mopar performance valve covers, prw rocker assembly, a whack of ARP fasteners, timing chain, etc ...

Got the cam in and timing chain.  Degreed the cam and it checks out as it should according to the cam card.  Now waiting for prw assembly to determine push rod length and get them ordered.  Then I'll be able to do the final step in pre-assembly - valve to piston clearance.  Then I can tear this thing down for cleaning, paint and final assembly. 








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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #313 on: August 28, 2016 - 11:14:01 am »
Cool  :2thumbs:

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #314 on: August 28, 2016 - 03:35:43 pm »
Cool  :2thumbs:

Thanks for your help so far! 


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