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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #360 on: October 09, 2016 - 06:57:05 am »
Congratulations but....................where's the video???  :poopoke:


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« Reply #361 on: October 09, 2016 - 06:57:55 am »
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?

Pictures of my engine attached.

Beautiful looking engine!  It's in the car now?


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Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #362 on: October 11, 2016 - 09:43:54 am »
This is the tool I made to remove valve springs while the heads are on the engine.  Worked great!  Made sure the piston was at TDC and then fed 30PSI into the cylinder to keep the valves up. 




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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #363 on: October 11, 2016 - 11:44:18 am »
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #364 on: October 12, 2016 - 08:31:28 pm »
Beautiful looking engine!  It's in the car now?


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Yes and we did the 30 minute cam break in last weekend.   :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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"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 #365 on: October 12, 2016 - 08:32:27 pm »
Nice, seems like we're on the same schedule!  :-)


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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #366 on: November 05, 2016 - 02:20:45 pm »
Finally out enjoying the car.  What a great feeling to take the kids to the park on a nice fall day.





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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #367 on: November 05, 2016 - 04:19:29 pm »
Good job Tom!! Congratulations.   :2thumbs:
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #368 on: November 05, 2016 - 04:54:29 pm »
Good job Tom!! Congratulations.   :2thumbs:

Thanks Murray!


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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #369 on: November 05, 2016 - 05:40:44 pm »
How long I've waited to be able to take this photo....





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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #370 on: November 05, 2016 - 06:48:01 pm »
Excellent job! Like the engine look kinda a stock plus look. Nice!
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« Reply #371 on: November 05, 2016 - 08:50:33 pm »
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #372 on: November 05, 2016 - 08:52:56 pm »
Great work. She sure looks nice. Congratulations on completion and getting out on the road.
Been following your build for awhile.
67 440
72 413 / 727
73 Barracuda w/ 68 440
65 Plymouth Fury III , I sold ,was my Nana's car till 92 yo.
51 Ford F1 239 Flathead, flipped , new cab , stolen
59 BelAir 283 4 door original patina
01 Chevy van 419,000 miles
06 Crown Vic Police Interceptor
75 HD Ironhead converted to RH shift
73 HD Ironhead
82 HD Ironhead
74 Norton 850
80 HD Shovelhead
80 Husqvarna WR 390

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #373 on: November 05, 2016 - 10:08:56 pm »
Thanks a lot guys!


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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #374 on: November 06, 2016 - 07:45:44 am »
One question, my 73 looks exactly like yours, do you have a picture without the billboards and wing?
Im thinking of removing them on mine.
Also the hood scoops and grill insert were red when I bought , as seen in my forum picture,, how is yours done, what was original?
67 440
72 413 / 727
73 Barracuda w/ 68 440
65 Plymouth Fury III , I sold ,was my Nana's car till 92 yo.
51 Ford F1 239 Flathead, flipped , new cab , stolen
59 BelAir 283 4 door original patina
01 Chevy van 419,000 miles
06 Crown Vic Police Interceptor
75 HD Ironhead converted to RH shift
73 HD Ironhead
82 HD Ironhead
74 Norton 850
80 HD Shovelhead
80 Husqvarna WR 390