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Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: UCUDANT] #248161
07/04/14 09:05 PM
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and for the purists this is a spare 1970 340 just to play with, the #'s 340 is stashed

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Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: UCUDANT] #248162
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Well I could have finished it but I am missing a head gasket. I had my wife order my parts and thought the P/N was for a set.When I did a parts inventory the Cometic multi layer gasket looked like 2 were stacked.

I "degree'd" the cam, (I decided to go with a roller set up) and finished most everything I could. If the gasket arrives this week I'll have it running before next weekend

I'll clean the engine bay when it's done


Disregard the stock fuel pump, my Holley was leaking. I'll be back to a Holley soon enough (car is equipped with 3/8 fuel line)

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Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: UCUDANT] #248163
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both heads on, headers in place, I'll be sending the pushrod checker off to have push rods made

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Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: UCUDANT] #248164
08/01/14 02:34 PM
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Looking good man! I may be getting another '72 FE5 'Cuda with the V21. There's one up this way, though I haven't seen it yet. If it's not numbers-matching, etc., I'd like to do a modified drive train. I'm tossing around the idea of a 1972 'Cuda V21 registry. What do you think? Something simple..

Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: 1972CudaV21] #248165
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If you want PM me on the V21 stuff and we can explore options. (a memeber is sending me a 70's V21 article)

This is how the car sits as I type. I had to replace a motor mount and add a Schumaker shim to get clearance for the drivers side header/torsion bar

I had already modified my old Cal Custom valve covers for intake runner clearance years ago but now also had to clearance them on the inside by the 2 bolt holes on the intake side. They contacted the base of the rocker pedestals and the holes wouldn't align. (It actually takes the added gaskets thickness to help or they still wouldn't fit)

I have most of parts to re-complete the exhaust to the new headers(Pypes stainless 2.5", with an X pipe and cutouts), I'm currently lacking push rods and might mail the checker out today to have them made.

Ahh the joy of .060 thick intake gaskets

The orange box is just for pretty the MSD is hidden under dash


EDIT: I just ordered some Pypes collector adapters. Car is also getting the stainless O2 bungs for the wide band set up.

PUSHRODS NEXT: I might mail the adj checker out today or tomorrow... I have to take the baby to go get her driving permit. Of the 3 of my girls I predict she is the heir to the keys

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Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: UCUDANT] #248166
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I like the direction this is going...looking forward to hearing the "new" mill run!

Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: Tom_440] #248167
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The pushrods are ordered and here is the basis for my new (pypes stainless) exhaust system

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Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: UCUDANT] #248168
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Some intakes don't have provisions for mounting the factory coil bracket (I modified a 6 pack bracket on my old M1) I was happy that the Victor intake had the coil mounts, but then I spaced the fact that the W2 intake bolt spacing differs from stock... ie the factory 72 throttle cable bracket won't work.

I made one from a spare I add this to help the next guy

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Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: UCUDANT] #248169
08/27/14 11:31 PM
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that's looking sweeeeeet, excellent job as usual....

Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: bugsydog] #248170
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Thanks Curtis (Tom too) I have just about got my intake perfectly aligned with my ports

Here's one of many planned upgrades... some added whoahhhh to help stop the added go.

I blasted the control arms and dont need them, I could keep them as spares (If anyone needs some PM me)

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Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: UCUDANT] #248171
08/31/14 06:22 PM
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The intakes bolt holes were off on the passenger side and it took some time but I have everything sorted out now. The port alignment is near perfect now.
I previously had a NEW Victor W2 that the ports mismatched a gasket by about 3/8" so theres a bad run of them still floating around.

I saw a small flaw in a pushrod and Hughes response was AWESOME. No questions he'd have one sent out ASAP. That's service.

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Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: UCUDANT] #248172
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Now that the intakes finally on I'm taking a break

Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: UCUDANT] #248173
09/06/14 04:53 PM
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Break is over. Lets see it run!!!

Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: Tom_440] #248174
09/07/14 02:02 AM
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Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: NV69B7RR] #248175
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Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: UCUDANT] #248176
09/15/14 10:13 AM
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Sounds good! Did you get it out and test drive it yet?

Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: NV69B7RR] #248177
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Nope I'm on hold again, it has to be right.

Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: UCUDANT] #248178
09/18/14 02:43 AM
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That sounds sweet!
Bet it will be nasty wide open

Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: Tom_440] #248179
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Thanks, the parts I ordered should arrive today...


Here's a little something I thought I'd have made for the qtr windows. Sort of like Scat Pack bee's

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Re: 1972 340 4spd Cuda [Re: UCUDANT] #248180
09/24/14 08:42 PM
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She sounds really healthy, nice job...

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