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Author Topic: Let the fun and games begin! (1974 garage find)  (Read 2670 times)
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« Reply #50 on: June 04, 2017, 07:17:41 AM »

You're doing great work.  2thumbs  (I've bought some parts from Dave in Havasu years ago)
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« Reply #51 on: June 04, 2017, 01:21:08 PM »

I guess I got lucky! Serious detonation at some point but the cylinder and head look great!


Overall, I have something to work with. It really is fairly clean on the inside for a 1976!

 

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« Reply #52 on: June 04, 2017, 02:00:17 PM »

Good job, so far, hope you enjoy working on your project, as much as I enjoy reading about it,LOL!!!!

I like how you are making it your own!
Good luck, and keep up the great work!!!!!
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« Reply #53 on: June 04, 2017, 02:53:24 PM »

Good job, so far, hope you enjoy working on your project, as much as I enjoy reading about it,LOL!!!!

I like how you are making it your own!
Good luck, and keep up the great work!!!!!

Thanks man! I work a really high stress job so this is my "escape" when I can. I crank up the classic rock and escape to my "happy place"  icon_smile_big
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« Reply #54 on: June 04, 2017, 09:01:32 PM »

Good job, so far, hope you enjoy working on your project, as much as I enjoy reading about it,LOL!!!!

I like how you are making it your own!
Good luck, and keep up the great work!!!!!

Thanks man! I work a really high stress job so this is my "escape" when I can. I crank up the classic rock and escape to my "happy place"  icon_smile_big
Gotta stay in the "Happy Place!"  cheers
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« Reply #55 on: June 07, 2017, 10:39:57 AM »

Did you break into my garage and steal my 74?
Its almost a complete twin of mine. (except mine needs more work).


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« Reply #56 on: June 07, 2017, 11:06:14 AM »

Meticulous thread. Thanks for the documentation of this project.

Meanwhile, I'll  popcrn
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« Reply #57 on: June 07, 2017, 11:11:02 AM »

Did you break into my garage and steal my 74?
Its almost a complete twin of mine. (except mine needs more work).


Way cool! It looks ready to run!  icon_smile_big
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« Reply #58 on: June 11, 2017, 02:11:41 PM »

Not much this weekend other than pulling the pan on the 360. No metal in the oil pan so that is a plus!


Also dropped out the exhaust and hacked it up for the garbage man. Smiley Of course, I had to crank it up for just a bit. LOL
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« Reply #59 on: June 17, 2017, 04:19:05 PM »

Man it's HOT here in Vegas this week! I started out looking at the roof on the car again, grinding away more bondo, and had a total change of direction. I said screw it, cutting the roof off. Just too much rust and too many holes to work with.

The more I ground off Bondo, the more I see that was bad. The entire roof was made of it!


Someone here told me...it's only metal! So off it came!



Glad I did because the rust is really bad. More bondo and newspaper underneath. So now I will get it all prepped for making a new skin and hope someone in town will let me borrow their english wheel for a day. Smiley
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« Reply #60 on: June 18, 2017, 06:04:22 AM »

I think you should be able to get a new rook skin from a donor. I know a guy in GA who got one full roof even is not off to ship it, you should pick it up. He is member around here and the 3rd gen board.

Being in Nevada, some other should be fine at some JY

I'd like to get a roof skin for myself allong with the front beam, but in tropic is nearly impossible so I have to live with patches here and there
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Venezuelan RT 74 400 4bbl, 727, 8.75 3.23 open. Now stroked with 440 crank and 3.55 SG. Here is the History and how is actually: http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,7603.0/all.html
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,25060.0.html
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« Reply #61 on: June 18, 2017, 06:10:37 AM »

And about the piston... are all pistons like that? It doesn't seems like a detonation to me, but some kind of stuff got into the cilinder ( tiny nut or screw ). I saw that once in an old Renault 5 which btw got aluminium head so the combustion chamber was exactly the same, not just the piston. Somehow a nut got inside the cylinder and made that.
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Venezuelan RT 74 400 4bbl, 727, 8.75 3.23 open. Now stroked with 440 crank and 3.55 SG. Here is the History and how is actually: http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,7603.0/all.html
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,25060.0.html
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« Reply #62 on: June 18, 2017, 10:10:08 AM »

I think you should be able to get a new rook skin from a donor. I know a guy in GA who got one full roof even is not off to ship it, you should pick it up. He is member around here and the 3rd gen board.

Being in Nevada, some other should be fine at some JY

I'd like to get a roof skin for myself allong with the front beam, but in tropic is nearly impossible so I have to live with patches here and there

Hi Nacho! I started looking at it. The donor roof was like $600, the back half of the cra was more than I paid for this one. If this was going to be a show restoration, I would o it but since it will be more of a race car than show, I am just patching it. That, and I am using it to learn on.


And yeah, just the one piston. You can see it up close looking like edges were melted away. The cylinder and head are unharmed. Weird!
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« Reply #63 on: June 18, 2017, 03:45:49 PM »

I think you should be able to get a new rook skin from a donor. I know a guy in GA who got one full roof even is not off to ship it, you should pick it up. He is member around here and the 3rd gen board.

Being in Nevada, some other should be fine at some JY

I'd like to get a roof skin for myself allong with the front beam, but in tropic is nearly impossible so I have to live with patches here and there
I think that roof was only 150 bucks. On the 3rd gen site his name is Tom.
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