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#2243313 - 01/29/17 09:41 AM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: captainjerky]
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5.7L Hemi, 6spd

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Originally Posted By Bad340fish
Nice Project, very clean!

Building a car with a Toddler is no joke lol. Lots of late nights and work during nap time!


Thanks! Yes, building with a toddler has some added challenge!

Originally Posted By captainjerky
Goody, you have no idea how much I appreciate your build thread. You've done almost exactly what I've been planning, though I plan to paint in Limelight or similar and use something like these rims: http://www.etmags.com/lt_iii.html
because I loved the race AAR Cudas and these are basically Minilites in 17" size.
Seriously, your build looks just like my Word document where I've been storing up every tidbit of info I can find. It's daunting to know there are so many things to do, but at the same time I love the fact that every car like this is going to be a unique expression of driver and builder.
I'm looking forward to keeping an eye on your thread!

Thanks,
Ryan


Thanks Ryan, it's been quite a bit of work, hopefully I can get over the electrical hurdle here soon. I knew the wiring was going to be a lot, but it is more time consuming than I expected to get everything done "right" and routed well. There is definitely nothing "cookie cutter" about this car, it'll be all that I wanted.
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1976 Dodge Warlock - "Her Truck" - 360/727 2wd
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#2248151 - 02/05/17 08:58 PM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
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I managed to spend about 20 hours this weekend on wiring and can say that it's pretty significantly complete now. I have yet to wire the front lights and am about halfway through the rear, but I have the heart of the car is knocked-out.













Once I button up the wiring I will pin-out check the ECU before applying power to it. From there I will start tearing up the steering column [for the quickener] and the fuel system. Targeting to try to start the engine mid/late March.
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#2248435 - 02/06/17 10:34 AM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
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Coming along nicely Goody!
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#2253742 - 02/14/17 07:34 PM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
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It showed signs of life this past weekend devil


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#2261231 - 02/28/17 04:54 PM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
denfireguy Offline
top fuel

Registered: 06/15/08
Posts: 1789
Loc: Colorado
Your build is similar to mine but on [/size]Steroids. [size:11pt]
I too had my car for a long time (25 years but you are younger than me), ran the socks off of it and then started a rebuild. I did not do a hemi, I wish I had. Put in a used 5.2L married to a lockup A904. The other thing different, I added my toddle after it was done.
But all the wiring, upholstery, dash rebuild, engine swap, transmission rebuild, etc. was done in my two car garage in a covenant controlled townhouse. Wish I has seen your body flip trick.
I have seen your posts on other boards and I know your electronics aptitude is high. That was my background. Never rebuilt a transmission before but had torn down a lot of engines. I admire your shop and engineering skills.
I dumped the Tanks, Inc tank because of leak issues, most of them my fault. Just got tired of draining the tank then dropping it 4 times just to get the leaks to stop. I went with Spectra and have had no leaks and if there is one, remove the left rear tire and there is all the plumbing. I am running Megasquirt 2 and if I ever run a hemi, it will be a Megasquirt 3.
The project on my desk now is a PWM closed loop regulator circuit to eliminate my mechanical regulator.
I went with Vintage Airs bracket for the 318 and put a Sanden R12 (read early Mustang) scroll compressor on. I had to electronically control the clutch as it was getting so cold, it was freezing up on 90 degree days. All of the plumbing is the stock stuff it came with but I crimped new hoses on the old fittings. I used barrier stuff so if I do have to go to 134, I can.
Good luck on the build. BTW, you can get a car seat to work in the back seat. Have to add a bracket to tie the top of the seat strap to the frame. My toddle loves it.
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#2262370 - 03/02/17 08:09 PM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: denfireguy]
GoodysGotaCuda Offline
5.7L Hemi, 6spd

Registered: 11/23/04
Posts: 23983
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By denfireguy
Your build is similar to mine but on [/size]Steroids. [size:11pt]
I too had my car for a long time (25 years but you are younger than me), ran the socks off of it and then started a rebuild. I did not do a hemi, I wish I had. Put in a used 5.2L married to a lockup A904. The other thing different, I added my toddle after it was done.
But all the wiring, upholstery, dash rebuild, engine swap, transmission rebuild, etc. was done in my two car garage in a covenant controlled townhouse. Wish I has seen your body flip trick.
I have seen your posts on other boards and I know your electronics aptitude is high. That was my background. Never rebuilt a transmission before but had torn down a lot of engines. I admire your shop and engineering skills.
I dumped the Tanks, Inc tank because of leak issues, most of them my fault. Just got tired of draining the tank then dropping it 4 times just to get the leaks to stop. I went with Spectra and have had no leaks and if there is one, remove the left rear tire and there is all the plumbing. I am running Megasquirt 2 and if I ever run a hemi, it will be a Megasquirt 3.
The project on my desk now is a PWM closed loop regulator circuit to eliminate my mechanical regulator.
I went with Vintage Airs bracket for the 318 and put a Sanden R12 (read early Mustang) scroll compressor on. I had to electronically control the clutch as it was getting so cold, it was freezing up on 90 degree days. All of the plumbing is the stock stuff it came with but I crimped new hoses on the old fittings. I used barrier stuff so if I do have to go to 134, I can.
Good luck on the build. BTW, you can get a car seat to work in the back seat. Have to add a bracket to tie the top of the seat strap to the frame. My toddle loves it.


Thanks for the input!

Where did you have issues with the Tanks Inc setup?

I have a bench test PWM setup that would easily drive a fuel pump or fan using a Ford FPDM. I used an Arduino to generate the PWM signal. I am not sure I will actually implement it on anything, for now I want the car back on the road with minimal fuss or distractions!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7-KgCiqUbQ
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1976 Dodge Warlock - "Her Truck" - 360/727 2wd
2016 BMW X1
2016 Subaru WRX

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#2263045 - 03/03/17 10:30 PM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
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Working through the gauge cluster modifications. I need to whip up a design to 3D print for the speedo retention. Once I get that in and clean a few areas up, I will prep the housing for some SEM coating to give it a semi-factory appearance.



I sent out for a 3D part to be made in order to mount my speedometer well in the stock dash. We will see how it turns out.





Wiring is getting closer as all of the lights are functioning. Just a short list left of connections to make before I can final wrap the harness.



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#2270009 - 03/15/17 01:19 PM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
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Loc: Georgia
LOOKS GREAT.....How did the AMD front header panel fit?
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#2270258 - 03/15/17 08:46 PM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: scf100]
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Originally Posted By scf100
LOOKS GREAT.....How did the AMD front header panel fit?


I can't speak for that specifically, the body shop handled all panel alignment, however, I did not hear any complaints about it.

The AMD trunk lid was warped like a Lays potato chip.
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1976 Dodge Warlock - "Her Truck" - 360/727 2wd
2016 BMW X1
2016 Subaru WRX

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#2276718 - 03/26/17 06:20 PM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
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Dash made it in today!


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#2277729 - 03/28/17 12:43 PM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
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#2278184 - 03/29/17 04:09 AM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
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I had some time to upfit the 3D printed speedo mount into my sacrificial dash. Fits perfectly. Now to smooth it out on the "final" dash...





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#2280946 - 04/02/17 01:54 PM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
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I still need to shoot the bezel with SEM, but I have exceeded my own expectations on this part. I'm very happy with it!








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#2281112 - 04/02/17 06:40 PM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
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Very nice..... bow

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#2281369 - 04/03/17 06:24 AM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
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Almost done with the gauges, I need to come up with a harness for them now. I haven't seen one quite like this with the big gauges installed from the backside.


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1976 Dodge Warlock - "Her Truck" - 360/727 2wd
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#2281370 - 04/03/17 06:25 AM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
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Hand trimmed the bezel


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#2295585 - 04/28/17 10:39 AM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
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Jones'n for an update here Goody. scope

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#2295806 - 04/28/17 08:18 PM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: FrankenScamp]
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Originally Posted By FrankenScamp
Jones'n for an update here Goody. scope

biggrin



Sorry, I do not have much [unfortunately]. I have the fuel pump fitted within the tank and have managed to get the battery tray mounted up [trunk]. I have the all of the parts on-hand for the fuel system with new injectors, nylon braided fuel lines, LT1 regulator and aeromotive fuel rail. The cooling fans came in last week, I'll acquire some factory-line connectors in order to get them wired up [V6 Ford Contour Fans].

I've been bogged down studying for my PMP exam and running around for Easter family festivities. Hopefully I can get it fire up before our Italy trip in June wrench




I used a marine style fuel sending unit for this application as it does not have an extended lever arm. My previous gauge cluster [autometer] was very sensitive to fuel slosh and it tried to achieve an accurate reading, which means the fuel gauge swayed a lot. With this marine style, the sending unit float travels within a shielded tube with openings in the bottom and top, it should provide a very stable fuel reading, in comparison.

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#2295808 - 04/28/17 08:20 PM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
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The steering column has been restored, up-fitted with a new lower ball bearing and a Grant Tuff wheel. The new column is talking to a Borgeson steering box and working through Hotchkis tie rods...so the car now steers!



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#2295907 - 04/29/17 12:01 AM Re: '72 'Cuda Build - 5.7L Hemi, 6spd, etc. [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
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Goody do you have the rubber boots for those heim joints?
Seals it RERS3. You need 10 for the Hotchkis kit
It helps to have them for longevity
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