1965 MMP's Barracuda Hemi swap! The Ever Changing Build

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    TT5.9mag Two atmospheres are better than one

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    Nice work. Sounds like you are motivated to get this hemi up and running. I like it. Please tell the member that purchased your mag blower manifold to start a thread when he/she gets to using it. I would appreciate seeing that project finished out.
     
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    • Joe Mc

      Joe Mc No Car Like A MoPar! FABO Gold Member

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      MM, it stinks that you couldn't get the support you were seeking. Sounds like you played the "get more with honey than vinegar" card very well, I commend you. My project has been sitting for years, you know how life gets in the way, but I'm keeping my truck (see signature) going strong and usually the folks I deal with are top notch with customer service. The "usually" was only one instance where all I was looking for was answer to a question on what the outfit produced/created, I too played the honey card and basically got same as you, "I don't have time to talk with you", but I got a hang up. Not a happy customer but being they created the item there was no one else that would remotely have an idea. The next day I decided to send an email to the outfit. I began with my name is Joe and yesterday I called for information regarding your product, an answer to a question if you will. Unfortunately the person I spoke with, I forget his name, must have been having a very bad day as he told me ... and hung up on me. I'd really like to get the answer to my question. I'd like to mention that I have a thread going on a forum with well over xxx members, which is xx pages with many folks following along. I'd like to share with them the great customer service I received with the answer to my question. I'd appreciate it if you could call me at - listed phone # - when convenient for you. It should only take a few minutes of your time.
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      The next day the guy called apologizing and provided the answer, and thanked me for my business asking if I could send him a link to my thread...
      I did and gave accolades to the customer service I received.

      Might consider giving that a try. Worked for me.
       
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      • MonkeyMadness

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        Yes very motivated for sure. As for the guy who bought the supercharger kit. I'd rather let him decide if he want us all to know who he is. I'm sure we'll see a build continuations pop up here on the forum.

        Now to some more fun stuff. I got home to day from work and had the manifold waiting for me. I got a set of Durango/GC manifolds. When mounted they fit just inside the plane of the valve cover, this will help so much in the fitment within the fender wells. I'm told I'll need to shave the corner of the frame near the fire wall to allow the exhaust to pass by. @TheGreatGazoo mentioned in another thread that these are the manifold he used for his build.
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        JDMopar Well-Known Member

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        Dang! :( Sorry Randy acted like a dick when you called. The only time I have ever talked to him was at a Mopar show in Myrtle Beach a few years ago. He was very nice at that time, and answered all of my stupid questions. If you can make that thing fit in the tiny engine bay, I have no doubt that you can make it run!

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        • Stephen Hotz

          Stephen Hotz Youtube channel Stephen Hotz FABO Gold Member

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          I will be adding the supercharger to my build thread once I get time to start working on it. I have a house to finish so dont think major work will get done on it till 2022. The 360 magnum is already set up with arp main and rod bolts and new rings that are gapped for power adder. Other than that it is a stock magnum longblock.
           
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          • TT5.9mag

            TT5.9mag Two atmospheres are better than one

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            Nice. Link your thread when you start on it.
             
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            • MonkeyMadness

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                Not yet, this is a seek peek before color sanding.
                 
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                Very nice!
                 
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                • TT5.9mag

                  TT5.9mag Two atmospheres are better than one

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                  That is an odd, subtle color. I really like it. What is it?
                   
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                  89on35s Inferno Red Duster FABO Gold Member

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                  Awesome!!!

                  Cley
                   
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                  • MonkeyMadness

                    MonkeyMadness Well-Known Member

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                    I don't know the name or color code I'll get that when I pickup the car but this is where I got the color from
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                  • TT5.9mag

                    TT5.9mag Two atmospheres are better than one

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                    Excellent. It looks great. If you find out a color code when you pick it let us know.
                     
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                    Been super busy now that everything seems to be opening back up full speed ahead. Haven't got the car back but I'm days away. Fingers crossed for this coming weekend. I've been collecting the parts I need to do the new swap and modding part I know needed modded. My painter has been sending me progress pic's to make me salivate.
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                      I'll update here soon thx.
                       
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                      • 89on35s

                        89on35s Inferno Red Duster FABO Gold Member

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                        Man that color looks so good with the black stripe! And that is the sexiest Hemi intake available!

                        Cley
                         
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                        • Challngd73

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                          Love the color, looking good man.
                           
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                          Sublime one 72 Demon FABO Gold Member

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                          Gig line is off WTF? Great pix! Great looking car!
                           
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                            That looks amazing! I’m glad you’re stuffing a hemi in it. I want to come and look at it once you get it in the car. I just picked up a ‘64 Valiant 2dr HT 4spd car. I’m saving my pennies for a hemi swap into it. I’m doing a hemi swap into my ‘74 Stepside D100 starting next week. These things should be fun with efi and overdrive.

                            I’m sorry you had a crappy experience with Randy. I just dealt with him and he was awesome. He found me a high volume fuel pump when no one else could. Thanks to him, my mopar powered Studebaker is back in action.
                             
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                            • MonkeyMadness

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                              She's Home!
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                                nothing left to do except insert tab A into slot B :thumbsup:
                                 
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                                  So got the car back and I have been chomping at the bite to work on it. But it was also my 23 anniversary on Saturday. I did get some time with the car yesterday and was able to get the front brake lines started and also tried fitting the 545RFE. Looks like I have to shave about 2" each side from the trans cross member. I'll be doing that tonight. I should be able to get the trans in without major surgery. Once I get it to where I like it, then I'll drop the motor in for fitment and bolt up the trans once everything is happy I'll yank it back out and really start the build.
                                  I have decided to remove the PST torsion bars and lower QA1 arms, and will be going with the @HemiDenny HDK torsion bar eliminator kit w/sway bar. Just have to save a few pennies before I can place the order.
                                   
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                                    Which bars?
                                     
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                                    HemiDenny HDK Suspension FABO Gold Member

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                                    Cool...I get to be a small part of this build.
                                     
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