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#2291399 - 04/21/17 12:05 AM Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda
slowfab Offline
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Figured I would post up the build of my Cuda. If anyone has questions let me know.
It started off as a 73 340 4spd Cuda. Originally silver/gray color with one repaint. The engine was a 69 340 with some old school mods. The trans was not in the car when I bought it and did not run. Put a new clutch and carb on once back home and got a chance to drive. The rear tires rubbed on any bump and the oil pan was missing the rear seal so there was a very bad oil leak shruggy.


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#2291402 - 04/21/17 12:07 AM Re: Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda [Re: slowfab]
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I patched up the oil pan and then ordered some new wheels. This got the car in driving condition. This lasted about 3 months.


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#2291408 - 04/21/17 12:15 AM Re: Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda [Re: slowfab]
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It was about time to tear down for the build. No real surprises luckly.


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#2291411 - 04/21/17 12:22 AM Re: Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda [Re: slowfab]
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The car was stripped down to the bare body and paint stripped. Added the US Car tool frame connectors, torque boxes and inner fender supports. At this time I had settled on the game plan to go with turbos. Instead of the normal intercooler in front of the radiator I decided to put one on each side. This required narrowing up the valance opening for the radiator. I brought it in to match the radiator opening. Then added the 2 holes for each intercooler.


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#2291412 - 04/21/17 12:25 AM Re: Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda [Re: slowfab]
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At the paint shop.


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#2291414 - 04/21/17 12:39 AM Re: Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda [Re: slowfab]
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Out of paint.


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#2291557 - 04/21/17 11:59 AM Re: Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda [Re: slowfab]
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Very nice looking project. Keep us updated!!

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#2291601 - 04/21/17 01:07 PM Re: Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda [Re: killermopar]
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Nice!

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#2291645 - 04/21/17 02:23 PM Re: Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda [Re: slowfab]
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Small block with the turbos?

Body looks perfect, can't wait to see how you route everything...
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#2291920 - 04/21/17 11:42 PM Re: Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda [Re: slowfab]
slowfab Offline
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Building the ducting for the intercoolers.


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#2291932 - 04/22/17 12:05 AM Re: Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda [Re: slowfab]
slowfab Offline
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With intercoolers in and setting up the A/C condenser.


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#2291935 - 04/22/17 12:15 AM Re: Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda [Re: slowfab]
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The engine had forged pistons already so I added some Edelbrock heads. To help drop the compression I used .110 thick Cometic mls head gaskets. The cam is from Comp spec'd for turbo use. When this started I was conservative thinking I would just go big block once this failed but once done the packaging was such a pain that would not want to start over with a BB.


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#2291940 - 04/22/17 12:18 AM Re: Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda [Re: slowfab]
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I took a set of SBC stainless headers and modified them to SBM flanges. The turbos are ebay T4 G35 units.


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#2292229 - 04/22/17 03:49 PM Re: Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda [Re: slowfab]
Keepat Offline
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very cool project!!
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#2292411 - 04/22/17 09:35 PM Re: Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda [Re: slowfab]
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I started with a Richmond 4+1 trans but it started leaking just sitting in the can and never being driven. When I contacted Summit/Richmond they said it would be about 2 months before they would get the same one back in stock or make one. So I returned and put a TKO600 in it. Went with a twin disk clutch.


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#2292903 - 04/23/17 06:20 PM Re: Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda [Re: slowfab]
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Loc: California
The headers with the new flanges and set for the application.


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#2292904 - 04/23/17 06:23 PM Re: Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda [Re: slowfab]
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The rearend is a 8.75 with 3.91 gears and a truetrac posi. Used a B-body housing the let the wheels have a little depth and offset some of the rotor hat thickness.


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#2292909 - 04/23/17 06:39 PM Re: Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda [Re: slowfab]
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I went with a aftermarket aluminum tank that was supposed to be "baffled" for road/track use but it still will starve for fuel on accel if bellow 1/2 tank. I went with a air ride suspension kit. I had to make new lower links to work with the 1" offset mounts of the B-body housing.


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#2293555 - 04/24/17 09:34 PM Re: Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda [Re: slowfab]
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Loc: California
IT was a rally dash car but somewhere along the line someone was using the gauges as their cigarette holder so the lens was discolored and warped. I wanted extra gauges for the boost but do not like aftermarket gauges stuck on top of the bezel. I found gauges from Speedhut that are close to the diameter of the stock gauges so I picked them up. Made custom tubes to hold the gauges and bonded them to the stock bezel.


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#2293558 - 04/24/17 09:37 PM Re: Pro Touring Twin Turbo 73 Cuda [Re: slowfab]
slowfab Offline
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Dash in car


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