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« Reply #50 on: December 13, 2011, 12:46:48 PM »

Power to weight plays a big part too but yeah, it does sound strange doesn't it.
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« Reply #51 on: December 13, 2011, 01:29:27 PM »

Even at that power level, it was still hard to get it to the ground with that car. I had two 5-speeds replaced under warranty. The second one, I showed up at he dealership the day before my 5/50 was to expire.

The glove box was warped from day one. They were supposed to order me a new one, but that never happened.
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« Reply #52 on: December 14, 2011, 06:19:12 PM »

If any of you folks that have had Shelby Chargers still have any bits and pieces laying around, I cannot find the bracket to attach the forward part of the console to the floor.
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« Reply #53 on: December 14, 2011, 07:15:21 PM »

Try over here. http://www.turbododge.com/ My user name there is charger r/t
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« Reply #54 on: December 15, 2011, 08:27:46 PM »

I found the missing bracket, but only after I jury rigged my own.


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« Reply #55 on: December 15, 2011, 08:29:35 PM »

A couple more.


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« Reply #56 on: December 24, 2011, 10:05:19 AM »

Those cars are going to be worth a fortune once us 30 somethings start having midlife crisis smilielol
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« Reply #57 on: December 29, 2011, 06:47:33 PM »

I wound up having to run new front speaker wires. The old ones had been cut and spliced too many times and had been shorted by the hood hinges. That was a pain. I put the louvers back on today and I found I much prefer the 2011 Charger badging to the '83 badges that came off.


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« Reply #58 on: December 29, 2011, 06:53:53 PM »

I had to buy three license plate brackets and fit them together to make something to fit this car.


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« Reply #59 on: December 30, 2011, 07:02:24 AM »

So you say you prefer the newest style nameplate emblems but which did you install, the original style for the car or a set of brand new ones?
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« Reply #60 on: December 30, 2011, 10:22:39 AM »

I put on the new style. I like the way the letters are separate and the name isn't part of one casting. I left the Dodge decal off the nose as I thought it was just visual clutter. I also didn't put on the silver striping that should run around the car just above the ground effects. Again, I think it clutters things up.
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« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2012, 11:05:25 AM »

Based on advice I got over on turbododge.com, I ordered a new Weber DFEV for the SC. I'm hoping it'll be the answer to what a POS the factory Holley has been. I even switched to the Mopar Performance Holley carb back in the 80s. It was an improvement, but still not much of a carb.
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« Reply #62 on: January 12, 2012, 12:34:37 PM »

You'll like the Webber!  2thumbs
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« Reply #63 on: February 28, 2012, 09:30:20 PM »

It's home. Finally.


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« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2012, 09:34:21 PM »

Unfortunately, I found a spider web crack in the hood paint, so that'll have to be redone.


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« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2012, 10:26:39 PM »

looks nice. did you work out the wiper linkage and bushing issue?
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« Reply #66 on: February 29, 2012, 06:44:45 AM »

I got a wiper linkage bushing kit from Omni-Potent Parts.
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« Reply #67 on: February 29, 2012, 07:57:58 AM »

It looks great!  Nice to see one kept on the road even if they are maligned around here.  (I like them though so what do I know)
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« Reply #68 on: February 29, 2012, 08:45:37 AM »

The new carb is like a dream compared to the Holley 5200 series I've run for almost 30 years. The driveability improvement is amazing.
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« Reply #69 on: March 22, 2012, 08:37:01 PM »

I was at a light next to a new GT500 when an older Mustang GT came up on the other side and surprised me when he pointed to the GT500 and said he liked my car better.
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« Reply #70 on: March 23, 2012, 04:40:36 AM »

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66 with along way to go......


« Reply #71 on: March 24, 2012, 06:55:56 AM »

Thats a clean ride,bet its a lotta fun drivin it around town-looking good!
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« Reply #72 on: March 24, 2012, 07:51:44 AM »

It's kind of fun in that almost no one under 25 knows what it is.
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« Reply #73 on: March 24, 2012, 02:02:16 PM »

I never really thought about that before but it would be kind of a mystery car to that demographic wouldn't it?
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« Reply #74 on: March 24, 2012, 08:38:53 PM »

Years ago, probably 1986, my neighbor had an '83 Celica and a Nissan Pulsar. He pointedly told me he'd never buy an American car as they're not reliable enough. His Celica blew its engine later that year a few hundred miles out of warranty. He replaced it with a Bronco II that spent all its time at the dealership with engine woes. He complained to me that he should have known better than to buy American. I opened his hood and showed him the decal identifying the engine (where all the problems were) as being manufactured in Germany. He eventually bought a Chrysler Concorde.
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