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#2383006 - 10/06/17 01:43 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
johnnycuda Offline
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Registered: 03/19/08
Posts: 677
Loc: lancaster,california
I'm looking into getting a Dana for my Cuda, and finish the 69 Valiant, drive it around, maybe take it to the track on a street legal day, should run around 12.0 or so I'm guessing...maybe faster.
I'm kicking around going to the Zip-Tie Drags in Arizona in January.
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1970 'Cuda,Lime Light,499 Indy S/R's 10.70's @125,street driven ALOT!
1966 Barracuda 360,now a 5spd,Hemi Orange,Hot Rod Air,
New daily driver-2003 Ram 2500 Cummins 5.9
2000 Dodge Ram,360 2wd.
New project-'69 Valiant 2-dr, budget sleeper!

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#2383013 - 10/06/17 02:04 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
slantzilla Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/24/03
Posts: 17838
Loc: Park Forest, IL
Originally Posted By B3422W5

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




Edited by slantzilla (10/06/17 02:05 PM)
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#2383017 - 10/06/17 02:10 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
B3422W5 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 9929
Loc: Portage,michigan
Sweet, slantzilla
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11.26@ 118.40 best so far. Stock 360 shortblock with eddie heads.

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#2383024 - 10/06/17 02:22 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
johnnycuda Offline
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Registered: 03/19/08
Posts: 677
Loc: lancaster,california
I'm just getting it done now, haven't drove it yet, but think it should run close to that, 408 w/RHS heads, 10-1, solid lifter .542/.556 cam, LD340, 780 Holley, has a A500 (has a low first), 3.73 rear, Calvert Suspension, drag radials.
Apparently my pics are too large to load here, just had it painted B5 blue, ProStars, black interior, bench with column shift.
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1970 'Cuda,Lime Light,499 Indy S/R's 10.70's @125,street driven ALOT!
1966 Barracuda 360,now a 5spd,Hemi Orange,Hot Rod Air,
New daily driver-2003 Ram 2500 Cummins 5.9
2000 Dodge Ram,360 2wd.
New project-'69 Valiant 2-dr, budget sleeper!

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#2383045 - 10/06/17 03:00 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: johnnycuda]
Greenwood Offline
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Registered: 09/27/17
Posts: 14
Loc: Red Deer, Alberta
New valve springs and retainers, plus I think I have my head wrapped around how to sort out my valvetrain deflection/pushrod length situation. I'm giving up a lot of net lift due to bad geometry. Plus, if anyone here has some old Crane 1.6 rockers for a small block that they're not using, PM me.
I'm also refreshing the convertor. After the last freshening, it launched the car really well at first, but now it no longer flashes to the needed 4500-5000 rpm my heap desperately needs. (TCS 8") To top it off, after finding out the limitations of my mini-spool behind a a trans brake with new slicks (Yes, Virginia a small-block actually CAN completely destroy every part of a 9" if you really try.), I need every part of a 9" that exists between the end of the driveshaft and the wheels, except for the driveshaft yoke and the housing. Well, not every part. I don't need new nuts for the center section studs.

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#2383052 - 10/06/17 03:27 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: Greenwood]
Leigh Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 5572
Loc: Anoka County, MN
Fresh Lenny converter, fresh trans. Pulling the motor next week, to stick it back on the pump to see what's wrong. New fuel pump. Retirement next May, want to hit it with new stuff!

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#2383092 - 10/06/17 05:28 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
383man Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 26521
Loc: Balt. Md
Nothing for me. I am low on play money as always and I am just glad to have my car together and running fine. And I should be in Mopar Muscle mag sometime in the next 6 to 8 months as they did the photo shoot of my car about a month ago. That will be my big highlite for next year. Ron
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#2383095 - 10/06/17 05:33 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
csk Online   work
super stock

Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 902
Loc: KATY TEXAS
go to the track with my new MT DR's when the DA is below 500',do some tuning, that should be November,December. smile

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#2383118 - 10/06/17 06:41 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: Mr340]
dustergirl340 Offline
Chicken Little

Registered: 09/20/04
Posts: 22808
Loc: Chicken coop
Originally Posted By Mr340
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


Now you're an A-body weenie! What year Dart?

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#2383134 - 10/06/17 07:37 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
slantzilla Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/24/03
Posts: 17838
Loc: Park Forest, IL
Originally Posted By B3422W5
Sweet, slantzilla


Thank you. I really didn't need another project, but I always liked the car and Mike made me a pretty fair deal on it. It has lots ofmoney spent on it trying to get it light.
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#2383154 - 10/06/17 07:56 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
nss guy Offline
pro stock

Registered: 09/21/06
Posts: 1220
Loc: central ohio
I am going to fix the Dana 60 I broke in pittsburgh, pull the tranny and get what ever broke in it fixed. Pull the motor and have it gone thru, for sure new valve springs. SHould have a new driveline ready to go for 2018!
After all it's only $$$$$

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#2383274 - 10/07/17 12:13 AM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
J_BODY Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 04/30/03
Posts: 11180
Loc: aZLiViN
Between breaking the trans at MaTS, then it getting REALLY hot early about the time I got it fixed, my ride has pretty much sat. Labor Day weekend I raced at two tracks in three days..... 1400 miles away smile. Had my first "racecation" in South Dakota. It was a blast with good weather and great fun and very little sleep. I only have 28 passes on the car so we're hoping to race again soon this fall.... except the trailer is down for some much needed upgrades. I'm signed up for March Meet so we'll most likely hit heritage series race 1 in Phoenix in January. I do have a mild 904 I want to play with. Not as "upgraded" as I'd like, but we might dance with it smile

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#2383302 - 10/07/17 04:07 AM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
tex013 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/09
Posts: 1553
Loc: Sydney,Australia
Transbrake transmission to go in by december , fit anti balloon plates to current vert as stall is good
Hope i dont need a taller radial or i will have to move rearend back a little .
Get M1 intake cut to fit motor then try adapter and dominator . Will also probably get Modman cut to fit and try it as well .
All to be done and tested by end February . So it will be hot testing over summer .

Tex
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#2383320 - 10/07/17 08:28 AM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: dustergirl340]
Mr340 Online   content
super stock

Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 909
Loc: Richmond Twp. Mi.
Originally Posted By dustergirl340
Originally Posted By Mr340
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


Now you're an A-body weenie! What year Dart?


its' a '64. I was actually looking for a '60 valiant and this turned up. It kinda spoke to us whistling ...buy me, buy me... I think the engine swap and exhaust will be slightly easier on this one.

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#2383364 - 10/07/17 10:35 AM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
Tig Offline
top fuel

Registered: 01/26/03
Posts: 2140
Loc: A garage in England
We finally got this back at the track after a 20 month total stripdown, paint and rebuild. Lots of minor issues to sort out. We're starting from scratch again with the chassis after replacing all the worn out stuff and putting re-valved dampers on. We also need to fit the old 8 inch converter behind the back up 572 motor while the 655 gets re-freshed and some upgrades. We tried the 9 1/2 inch converter specced for the 655 but we feel the 8 inch will be better. The suspension has settled after a dozen passes and the camber, castor and toe are a mile out so that needs sorting too. We also fitted the 655 induction system to the 572 to see what happened. Theoretically way over carbed at 2300cfm, we chased a rich bog for most runs until we realised it was sloshing fuel out of the vent tubes.I'm also considering running an electric fuel pressure gauge, a -4 fuel return and an ARC module. We've ran out of racing 'till next season so we'll have to see if we've cured it and continue ironing out the bugs.



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#2383383 - 10/07/17 11:07 AM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
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Registered: 12/25/10
Posts: 1014
Loc: Missouri U.S.A.
Out with the 440 and in with a 5.7 based gen III hemi. Probably add a transbrake while I'm at it.
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#2384018 - 10/08/17 04:03 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: Mr340]
dustergirl340 Offline
Chicken Little

Registered: 09/20/04
Posts: 22808
Loc: Chicken coop
Quote:


its' a '64. I was actually looking for a '60 valiant and this turned up. It kinda spoke to us whistling ...buy me, buy me... I think the engine swap and exhaust will be slightly easier on this one.


'64 Dart is (almost) as cool as a '65 Dart. Sounds like a fun project. It's for your wife?

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#2384043 - 10/08/17 04:51 PM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: dustergirl340]
dartman366 Offline


Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 12923
Loc: Mt. Vernon, Ohio
not really doing much this winter, just tidying up some things, don't really need to do much since the motor and tranny are all new, would like to go thru the wiring and re-route a few hoses, and get it ready to send to the chassis shop in the spring for a once over.
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#2384318 - 10/09/17 08:19 AM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
Moparnut426 Offline
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Registered: 03/07/07
Posts: 11732
Loc: Finally a HUSKER again
yankin heads,

sending to Ray,

go through bottom end if needed,

reassemble,

flog Hard!
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#2384329 - 10/09/17 08:54 AM Re: Winter upgrade plans, what are you guys( and gals) doing [Re: B3422W5]
an8sec70cuda Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 10189
Loc: Marion, South Carolina [><]
Just need to replace my twisted 35 spline axles and refresh the front brakes on the cuda.

All the while putting the '71 Demon back together.
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