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Re: My very 1st car is back..... PROJECT BOOMERANG [Re: UCUDANT] #2792196
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Coming along nicely


1972 Cuda 340 4 speed, 2001 Ram CTD 4x4 6 speed, 1970 Duster 408 4 speed, 2001 Ram 5.2 4x4 auto, 1996 Ram 5.9 2x4 auto, 1965 Satellite 4 speed
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Thanks, I'm jobbing. No blasting here....
I de-grimed the K member, it was nasty. I still need to strip it clean
I merely wiped the wheel well 1 pass with some glass cleaner and shop towel. I want to put some effort in and see how it looks.
I had a lot of new spare front end parts, moog offset upper control arm bushings, strut rod bushings, and sway bar bushings, and tie rod ends.... i ordered a ton of stuff too

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Re: My very 1st car is back..... PROJECT BOOMERANG [Re: UCUDANT] #2793645
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A few steps closer.
Almost everything is painted, coated, or treated. (even the rotor and hub surfaces).
This is how I remove lower control arm bushing sleeves.
I install a tap and use it to help press the sleeve out.
I can't wait to do the lower control arms....

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I reinforced the lower control arms.
I doubt that when most guys weld the special aftermarket lower control arm support plates they sell to their control arms that they know to close/correct the gap between the control arm and Torsion bar adjuster?
I finally finished the K frame. I used a chassis paint, I hope it's durable. I powder coated the Cuda's K frame
Tomorrow I'm faking cosmoline in epic style

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The TTi system has been installed but I never posted a pic

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Keep slamming those PowerAdes. You're getting good work done!


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Thanks Dave, it is HOT in the garage. I was using those containers for used rust desolver's LOL

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I am still waiting on axle seals that I ordered and then I can move forward....

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Re: My very 1st car is back..... PROJECT BOOMERANG [Re: UCUDANT] #2846785
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wrench I acquired a standard bore 340 block, and a mild NOS stroker crank and 0.20 pistons.
I plan to use my ported X heads and an Edelbrock RPM intake, with the 340 exhaust manifolds.

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I'm going through the garage and I've sold off items I have saved that I wont use, and started collecting things I will use. (like these mechanical rockers and push rods I just scored)
I also found I have all kinds of stuff for this 340. Stay tuned I had a machinist mind, he was booked for at least 2 months and said to call him back at that time, so in my boredom
I stumbled on this mini bike about 2 weeks ago, and it's funny because one of these started my motor head lifestyle so it's fitting that the Duster is back and I bought a mini bike.
Small distraction... but it will also get me excited to get back to the Duster, and it will be Mopar themed.

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smile That's a Purple translucent powder coat. And oh yeah, you can't ride alone right?

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Re: My very 1st car is back..... PROJECT BOOMERANG [Re: UCUDANT] #3003922
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So I was ready to build a mild stroker engine, but the machinist was booked for a few months. So I built a few mini bikes and I also ended up moving a few miles away and have a huge garage/shop now. I just finally installed my natural gas heater since I relocated it from my last garage. Today I finally made time to get the car running. The battery was dead, the lift pump was wasted and a fuel line was plugged... it's running great now.

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So cool, congrats on the move. I like keeping up on your progress. I am a complete do everything myself person and it looks like you are as well by all your posts over the yrs. Are those a old set of Mullens x heads? Love it.....
Where did that 69 swinger end up you had?

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Thanks, I'm not sure about who did the heads. I got them when I was in Vegas. They have a number stamped in the front of the head so I bet a flow sheet exists somewhere. I'll message you later to learn more about Mullen heads etc.
Oh yeah, I'm a mechanic and am always into something and I do everything I can myself, machining and the actual spraying of the Cuda were the only things I've paid somebody else to do. (you can see the heater beside the Dusters front tire)
The Dart is in a garage a few miles from the old house. (and 3 of my mechanic coworkers now also have mini bikes laugh2 )

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The Cuda got some new tires all the way around, so the Duster got the hand me down rear tires. I'll be installing some new repop center caps as well

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I'm back to the fuel system as well.
The car was missing my home made ram air when I got it back so I had to re-acquire some parts (I scored a new air cleaner lid).

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