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#2382508 - 10/05/17 02:27 PM Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing
B3422W5 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 9852
Loc: Portage,michigan
I just bought a very nice Cope built 904 for my Dart. Will buy driveshaft and convertor to complete the swap from the 727 over the winter.
Also going to paint and install a hemi Dart hood and remove the flat hood without scoop on the car currently.
I might be a bit too high on expectations, but my hope is these changes might get this thing to dip into the 10's in good air.
The current convertor is way off from where it should be. I have whittled 8 tenths in ET off this thing this season, and the 60 has remained identical. So my hope is i am leaving a TON on the table on the convertor front alone.
Also having this hillbilly cage cut out the rest of the way and a proper 8 point installed.

One more outing left this week( not going to be good air) then season is over for me


Edited by B3422W5 (10/05/17 02:28 PM)
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#2382529 - 10/05/17 02:55 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
pittsburghracer Offline
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Registered: 02/02/05
Posts: 11755
Loc: PA.
Aren't you going to the Halloween Classic
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#2382531 - 10/05/17 03:02 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: pittsburghracer]
B3422W5 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 9852
Loc: Portage,michigan
Originally Posted By pittsburghracer
Aren't you going to the Halloween Classic


Own a business. Can only go to some, not all. Norwalk for the Classic is my 4 days of playing hooky.
We are gone all of January, thats becone more important to me than racing at this point in my life.... lol


Edited by B3422W5 (10/05/17 03:10 PM)
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#2382600 - 10/05/17 05:11 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
scottb Offline
pro stock

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 1262
Loc: New Smyrna Beach FL
Getting your HIP fixed should be your biggest upgrade screw all the rest of the stuff

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#2382609 - 10/05/17 05:37 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
humpty Offline
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Registered: 10/17/07
Posts: 258
Loc: Minnesota, USA
Your car should like the 904, mine did. I changed from a 727 to a low gear 904 and it picked up 3mph in the 1/8th. The scoop will help too, especially if you seal it off with an air box. I have another low gear set cheap if you’re in the market.

This winter’s projects for me are to lose another 100 - 150 lbs, and focus on the rear suspension. Move the springs mounts into the frame rails, install 25” front spring segments, mount the shocks straight up (maybe move to the front of the axle), and sliders.

Cheers.
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#2382678 - 10/05/17 07:34 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
sgcuda Offline
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Registered: 01/28/05
Posts: 3489
Loc: Charlotte, North Carolina
Working on losing 25-30 lbs, already down 10. Newest in my checklist is to get a new set of pistons. Hopefully, make some serious headway with the rest of the car.
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#2382695 - 10/05/17 08:03 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
JERICOGTX Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 7819
Loc: MN
I'll be working as many hours as I can get at work. Have paint supplies, a couple wanted items to buy for the car, and would like to get a HANS device.


Edited by JERICOGTX (10/05/17 08:04 PM)
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#2382709 - 10/05/17 08:29 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
dustergirl340 Offline
Chicken Little

Registered: 09/20/04
Posts: 22784
Loc: Chicken coop
I think you'll really like that 904. A833 will always be my favorite Mopar transmission but the 904 in our Dart kicks ass.

Husband has already started body work on the '65 Dart in preparation for paint next year. It's going to look absolutely horrible for the Halloween Classic but oh well, I'm still racing it. LOL.

Still debating whether to go with a flat hood or a hoodscoop.

And the Edelbrock heads will get some porting done, they haven't been touched yet.

And next week we're trying a 950 Holley on it and see if it likes it better than the 750.

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#2382744 - 10/05/17 09:11 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
fullmetaljacket Offline
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Registered: 02/04/03
Posts: 5899
Loc: Brooklyn, NY
This Winter, I plan top get the car on the scale and go from there.

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#2382757 - 10/05/17 09:41 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
Bad340fish Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 5269
Loc: Tulsa OK
I have a few projects for the winter, I am not sure how many will get done.

Finish my Dana Swap(just need to get off my rear and put it in)

I am swapping to a Tunnel Ram with Dual 1000CFM Throttle bodies, I have a Holley Pro Dominator W2 tunnel ram being converted over to EFI as we speak.

Possible swap to a 904 or low gear 904 from 727

Hood Change, lose the heavy stock hood in favor of a six pack scoop. Suprisngly the tunnel ram would work with the stock hood but it would not have room for an air cleaner and I need that fresh air intake. The tunnel ram is coming first, I am not above driving around with no hood lol.

Install Flex Fuel sensor and maybe try E85

I had the intake off to inspect the lifters so I mocked up the tunnel ram before sending it off.

EDIT, I do not know why the pics I upload show up sideways? At least it shows up that way on my end.




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#2382773 - 10/05/17 10:04 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
slantzilla Offline
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Registered: 01/24/03
Posts: 17775
Loc: Park Forest, IL
Lost my mind and bought the Buzzin' Half Duzzin' car from Mike Jeffrey on his retirement sale. I pick it up next spring. Have everything to put it back together. It's been sitting 10 years, what can possibly go wrong?
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#2382783 - 10/05/17 10:41 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: slantzilla]
B3422W5 Offline
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Loc: Portage,michigan
Originally Posted By slantzilla
Lost my mind and bought the Buzzin' Half Duzzin' car from Mike Jeffrey on his retirement sale. I pick it up next spring. Have everything to put it back together. It's been sitting 10 years, what can possibly go wrong?



Got any pictures of her. What has it run before?

Are the Cox brothers still around?


Edited by B3422W5 (10/05/17 10:41 PM)
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#2382794 - 10/05/17 11:15 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
cudatom Offline
mopar

Registered: 02/24/03
Posts: 631
Loc: Massillon, Ohio
Finally wking on my Cuda again. The 30 yr old cage is being removed and replaced. Have a new tubular kframe to install and hopefully get one of my old short blocks back together. No real rush as I have my wagon to play with for now.

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#2382798 - 10/05/17 11:32 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
slantzilla Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/24/03
Posts: 17775
Loc: Park Forest, IL
Originally Posted By B3422W5
Originally Posted By slantzilla
Lost my mind and bought the Buzzin' Half Duzzin' car from Mike Jeffrey on his retirement sale. I pick it up next spring. Have everything to put it back together. It's been sitting 10 years, what can possibly go wrong?



Got any pictures of her. What has it run before?

Are the Cox brothers still around?


I may have some pics on my home computer.

Mike had it running consistant 10:50's on spray, best was 10:05. I plan on putting it together as just a nice, reliable, slow Pro bracket car running mid 12's or so.

The Cox boys are still kicking, but they haven't really raced since they crashed tbeir '66 at the Nats years ago.
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#2382807 - 10/05/17 11:53 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
StealthWedge67 Offline
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Registered: 07/19/06
Posts: 3946
Loc: Puyallup, WA
I’m low on funds this year, but my plans are a 6pt roll bar (currently a no-bar car) and reinforce the torque box area. Hopefully I can find enough with tuning the existing combo to offset the added weight and be right back where I was last year performance wise, but have the car set up to handle more punch in the future.
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#2382810 - 10/05/17 11:58 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
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Registered: 12/24/15
Posts: 414
Loc: MI
Pull weight out and change converter.
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#2382828 - 10/06/17 12:46 AM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
Wookie316 Offline
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Registered: 10/21/11
Posts: 227
Loc: Alberta
Converter adjustment. Maybe go through the trans. Try and shave 150-200 pounds off the car.
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#2382964 - 10/06/17 12:14 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: Wookie316]
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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 902
Loc: Richmond Twp. Mi.
I already did the hood swap on the challenger due to a little mishap @ Milan. I was thinking about a cam upgrade But I picked up a more door Dart so I'll be working on that. wrench
Install my old 340 with a 904, the car is a pushbutton car so I'm looking to keep that if I can find a v-8 pb 904. drive It also needs a rear axle swap, 8 3/4. Frame connectors. Oh yea and change the bench seat to buckets.

Wife want the car ready for spring, I think I have my hands full panic

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#2383000 - 10/06/17 01:23 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
moetown Offline
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Registered: 10/01/03
Posts: 78
Loc: Cochise Co, Az, From Detroit
My plans are to finish car so it is ready by January.
Finish updating roll cage and get it recerted 25.1G.
Finish bodywork and paint cage and body.
Setup car for my BBC and glide combo, was setup for hemi.
Build headers for BBC.
Add all wiring and plumbing.
Finish wheelie bars.
Setup 4 link.
I'm planning on it being done by January, but might not be done until MATS.
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#2383005 - 10/06/17 01:34 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
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