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#2380433 - 10/02/17 06:03 AM Re: 1978 Dodge Magnum w/ 605 original miles [Re: Soopernaut]
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I can believe the low mileage but, not 605 miles. Sure the car has dirty carpet but, the dashpad in this car looks good at least from what the photos present. Another thing is I don't see cracks in the steering wheel which this style of wheel is famous. I don't mind the color but, the wheel covers have to go along with the exhaust.

The biggest question I have to ask for the exhaust setup is if the fuel tank has been swapped? IIRC, some '78 B-Bodies had a larger fuel tank than the '79 models so the fuel tank had to be moved or swapped with the smaller tank.
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#2380702 - 10/02/17 03:17 PM Re: 1978 Dodge Magnum w/ 605 original miles [Re: Soopernaut]
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#2381005 - 10/02/17 10:33 PM Re: 1978 Dodge Magnum w/ 605 original miles [Re: Soopernaut]
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Supposedly the exhaust was put on just after purchase (warranty void I'd think). Extended to keep the stains from exhaust. I do have an engine compartment picture (yes, I've investigated) and I think the mileage may be correct from tips that others have noticed. There's a story behind all the oddities on it.

I agree on the tires. Whitewall at least.

I have a 78 with duals added, it can be done, move the tank aside a "notch" and/or route it between the shocks and tank, it can be done. These didn't have duals available in '78 from Ma Mope. Notice how far out they exit.
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#2381006 - 10/02/17 10:33 PM Re: 1978 Dodge Magnum w/ 605 original miles [Re: Soopernaut]
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Oh, also buyer didn't like how the belts were arranged, so he removed those C clips that hold the belt on the headrest
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#2381413 - 10/03/17 06:58 PM Re: 1978 Dodge Magnum w/ 605 original miles [Re: Soopernaut]
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#2381418 - 10/03/17 07:00 PM Re: 1978 Dodge Magnum w/ 605 original miles [Re: Magnumguy]
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Originally Posted By Magnumguy


That's really nice, although I know nothing about these cars. Were 79's all 318's?
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#2381499 - 10/03/17 09:32 PM Re: 1978 Dodge Magnum w/ 605 original miles [Re: StukaJU87]
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Finally a power window car. I think a 360, probably 2 barrel was avail too. 10 grand much closer to reality over that other unit.

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#2381597 - 10/04/17 01:00 AM Re: 1978 Dodge Magnum w/ 605 original miles [Re: EV2Bird]
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Originally Posted By EV2Bird


To me nothing about the car pops, only the trip to the er to get a shin stitched up from the tail pipes.

That is some funny shi*.

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#2382587 - 10/05/17 04:30 PM Re: 1978 Dodge Magnum w/ 605 original miles [Re: StukaJU87]
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79's had 318 and 360's in a variety of variations. This one's a 360 I believe.

I know the owner, he's willing to deal somewhat. It still have the original tires on it.

It's not perfect but quite close.
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#2383390 - 10/07/17 11:16 AM Re: 1978 Dodge Magnum w/ 605 original miles [Re: Soopernaut]
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Well, for the budget-minded.....

$800



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#2383402 - 10/07/17 11:36 AM Re: 1978 Dodge Magnum w/ 605 original miles [Re: Magnumguy]
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That "thing" mounted under the dash is what us oldtimers call is a
"tape deck " ask your dad or grandad

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#2383424 - 10/07/17 12:17 PM Re: 1978 Dodge Magnum w/ 605 original miles [Re: coronetville]
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Originally Posted By coronetville
That "thing" mounted under the dash is what us oldtimers call is a
"tape deck " ask your dad or grandad


Actually the earlier replies saying it's a CB are correct.
You can see the microphone cord on it and face with the channel knobs in both of these pics.

No slot to put in a tape either, 8-track or cassette.



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#2383544 - 10/07/17 05:47 PM Re: 1978 Dodge Magnum w/ 605 original miles [Re: Soopernaut]
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there is the remnants of a cb radio antenna on the t/lid in the first pic posted in this thread.
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#2385839 - 10/11/17 05:52 PM Re: 1978 Dodge Magnum w/ 605 original miles [Re: Soopernaut]
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I can explain the exhaust.

In the late 70's Iowa passed a vehicle inspection law that was VERY poorly written.

The law stated the exhaust must exit behind the rear of the car. Many cars required "exhaust work" of some sort to pass the initial inspection to be registered (depending on the inspector that often owned an exhaust shop).

This laws was really tough on Chevy trucks and station wagons.

Vehicle inspection only lasted a few years in Iowa, everyone hated it. We never got it back smile

That exhaust looks like the kind of stuff done to get cars to pass inspection.

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#2385909 - 10/11/17 07:50 PM Re: 1978 Dodge Magnum w/ 605 original miles [Re: coronetville]
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Originally Posted By coronetville
That "thing" mounted under the dash is what us oldtimers call is a
"tape deck " ask your dad or grandad
sometimes us oldtimers dont see to good anymore

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#2386231 - 10/12/17 10:36 AM Re: 1978 Dodge Magnum w/ 605 original miles [Re: Magnumguy]
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Originally Posted By Magnumguy
A little more realistic.

https://toledo.craigslist.org/cto/d/1979-dodge-magnum-xe
/6330965073.html


If this were a sunroof or T top car I might consider taking a look

I used to have a white 1979 360 car, with red interior and T tops. Easily one of the best driving cars I have ever owned . And would really think about owning another one

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