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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #345 on: September 22, 2016 - 07:45:14 am »
Ok, thats good to hear.
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« Reply #346 on: September 23, 2016 - 06:51:57 pm »
Some more progress.











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« Reply #347 on: September 23, 2016 - 09:23:42 pm »
Prepping for paint








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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #348 on: September 23, 2016 - 10:07:59 pm »
Why wouldn't you assemble the engine more before painting ?
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« Reply #349 on: September 23, 2016 - 10:15:40 pm »
Why wouldn't you assemble the engine more before painting ?

Water pump - so I can paint behind it, and front of timing chain cover

Not painting the trick flows or intake, just the valley pan separate

I see some people paint all the parts separate, some paint it fully assembled... I'm painting it this way for the look I want


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« Reply #350 on: September 23, 2016 - 10:19:04 pm »
Twalker, I also did the same when I recently painted my 440 so I had better coverage on the timing chain cover.  However, I didn't paint my valley tray, left it bare.  You'll like the Eastwood engine paint.  I used the same stuff and it came out really nice.   :2thumbs:
1970 Plymouth 'Cuda.  Matching numbers 440 U Code, 4 speed pistol grip, Rallye dash, AM 8 Track, Shaker hood, 15 inch rallye wheels, Dana 60 4.10, Super Track Pak.  One of 134 - 440 "U" coupes codes built in 1970 and one of 100 - 440 Super Track Paks built in 1970.

Restoration pictures at:  http://spanks4thememory.smugmug.com/Cars/70-Cuda/7240639_M24oi#465274575_2MBqW
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« Reply #351 on: September 24, 2016 - 06:38:43 am »
Twalker, I also did the same when I recently painted my 440 so I had better coverage on the timing chain cover.  However, I didn't paint my valley tray, left it bare.  You'll like the Eastwood engine paint.  I used the same stuff and it came out really nice.   :2thumbs:

Do you have a picture of your finished motor?  Thanks!


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« Reply #352 on: September 24, 2016 - 07:20:45 pm »
Happy with the Eastwood engine paint.








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« Reply #353 on: September 25, 2016 - 06:34:29 pm »
Things are coming along... just dealing with some fitment of the valley pan to head ports at the moment.  Alternator is just on for a test fit.  Water pump test fit soon.

Smith bros push rods arrive this week.  Should be ready to fire in a couple weeks!



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« Reply #354 on: October 02, 2016 - 09:11:17 pm »
Things are coming along.  We have a date with the dyno on Friday.  Should have it in the car on Saturday - it's ready to receive it so hopefully will be running in the car by Easter.  Woohoooo






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« Reply #355 on: October 02, 2016 - 09:16:12 pm »
Smith bros push rods are beautiful.






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« Reply #356 on: October 08, 2016 - 09:19:27 pm »
It's alive !!!! Engine is broke in.  What a feeling to hear that thing roar to life. I think all went all, great oil pressure, kept the temp in a good place, and sounded good.  Tomorrow will drain and check oil, put fresh in, re torque the heads and put my inner valve springs back in. 

The engine build has been quite a learning process.  Want to thank everyone here who helped, especially Chryco!

This 3 year restoration is nearing completion....







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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #357 on: October 08, 2016 - 09:41:31 pm »
Do you have a picture of your finished motor?  Thanks!


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Sorry for the late response.  Also, been busy installing and doing break in run of my engine.  Congrats on bringing it to life.   :2thumbs:   Did you do your Dyno run yet  for HP and torque or just do the break in?

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1970 Plymouth 'Cuda.  Matching numbers 440 U Code, 4 speed pistol grip, Rallye dash, AM 8 Track, Shaker hood, 15 inch rallye wheels, Dana 60 4.10, Super Track Pak.  One of 134 - 440 "U" coupes codes built in 1970 and one of 100 - 440 Super Track Paks built in 1970.

Restoration pictures at:  http://spanks4thememory.smugmug.com/Cars/70-Cuda/7240639_M24oi#465274575_2MBqW
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"usraptr" = United States raptor - bird of prey = United States Bald Eagle.  FYI, somebody else thought of it first so I had to drop the "O" in raptor.

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #358 on: October 08, 2016 - 11:05:57 pm »
Congratulations but....................where's the video???  :poopoke:
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« Reply #359 on: October 09, 2016 - 06:56:28 am »
Drained the oil and took apart the oil filter, I THINK all is ok.  Nothing unexpected or out of the ordinary for a break in.








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