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All the emblems and trim pieces are in the trunk. The two long trim pieces that run from the front wheel wells to the rear are inside the car. Everything's there. I'm not sure how much of it I'm going to use, but I do know I want to reinstall the emblems.
I'm still undecided. I've had so many V8 cars, including a Hemi RR that I bought new in '68, a 69 440GTX, and a number of V8 "A" bodies... even a 71 Swinger that I put a 426 Hemi in back in 1974. I haven't had a Slant car since the mid 60's lol... This car is a low optioned slant car with a 904 and a 7-1/4. The idea of a supercharged and EFI slant is really intriguing to me. I've also considered a few different multi-carb set ups. The idea of a 4Bbl, seems to be too common to me. I lve them, but I want to do something a little out of the ordinary. That's why I'm thinking about a centrifugal supercharger. It fits under the hood, and it's about 1/3 the price (and room) of a turbo. This is going to be a weekender, and a local car show car... Something I can drive to local car shows, sit in a beach chair behind it, and just socialize. But I want it to be something that make the on lookers ask about. Something that a little different, still relatively conventional, reliable, very drive-able, and can still turn out about 300-325 HP. The pic below illustrates what I'm envisioning. This is in a 72 Duster...
No matter what you decide it will be cool. But then you say wow I could of had a v8 ! Nice car !!
If you decide to get rid of the side molding, please let me know! Great ride!
I'm OK with the small pattern, most of the stuff I have from my other 71, and my 72 are all small BP, too. If I decide to swap out the fronts for Disc brakes, that will probably change though. How does that Moser treat you? I actually consider a Moser down the road.
It could be worse. Nice car BTW. Can't find em like that to often.
Thanks, Bruce. I've been passively looking for a couple of years now. Rob (Rusty Rat Rod) has occasionally been sending me leads on cars that he comes across, here and there. That alone kept my interest in doing another car. This one was completely unexpected. I found it on Facebook at a site called "MoPar Swap Shop and Trade". It was originally listed for $2800.00. That was last Saturday (5/13). I PM'd the guy immediately, and so did a bunch of other guys. He began to get cold feet, and while talking and texting with him, he said he needed to get $3000 for it. I told him I wanted to see that car. we talked and texted for the rest of the week, and finally, this past Saturday (5/20) I was able to drive over to see it. The ride was nearly 3 hours. He was a young guy, and seem to be pretty honest, and straight forward. His grand dad was there to help him through the negotiations and sale. His grandfather is also a gear head, and has a 67 Buick Skylark drag car.. Anyway I was there for about 2 hours, and went over the car fairly well. It was a little better than I expected, with the seats and paint being in very good condition. I told him I'd give him the $3K with one condition. I needed it delivered to my house. He and grand dad discussed it, and and agreed. He had a trailer and two Dodge trucks, 1 flat bed, and one tow truck). neither would do better than 11 or 12 MPG's though. His Grand dad had a regular cab/ shortbed GMC Sierra which would do fine with the empty trailer. So we decided to put the trailer onto my truck, and they'd follow me home, to retrieve the trailer. That's what we did.
I am apart of the group on FB. Weird folks on that page, but often I do see some good deals.
Very nice find!
I wanted to give you an answer, but it is not current. I did the Moser swap when I was building a car around the time of 9/11. I had no issue then and would use them again. I'm sure I ordered directly from them.
Do you recall the info they needed when you ordered it? For example, did you have to supply measurements, over all, spring perches, shock mounts, etc?
No. I just ordered the axles. I had an A body rear so everything was already in the right place. But it was a small bolt pattern. It's a standard thing. They know all about it. It's a drop in. They move the axle flange out a specified amount on the new axles. IIRC all 8 3/4s came with "obsolete" 2 inch brake shoes. I think that would be their "A" body brake option on the link below. Yea. That sounds right. Modern cars like Diplomats have 2 1/4 shoes so they just make the axles with large bolt pattern and the correct back spacing for those shoes. So all you need, if you have the A body rear is the axles (bearings seal and whatever) and you can of course use drums off of some newer car. The "B" body would have the larger brake shoes. Big bolt pattern. Moser Engineering - A-Body Axles - MOPAR Car Axles - MOPAR AXLES - Axles - Stock Application Oh and if IIRC, I paid more like 2-250 or the set. Things go up.
I like this, for low maintenance fun, and different.. Car Craft, ran that article on that turbo setup, 6-8 years ago ... Sweet car. You have drag raced,....you wanna relax, and talk to people about fun, life and cars, instead of working on it...Haven't you worked hard enough, already...lol...
It's a beaut!!!
Well, I though I have, but evidently I was wrong. lol! SO, as things stand right now, the plan is to stay with the slant. EFI, centrifugal supercharger, build the 904, but, stay with full auto mode ( no reverse manual valve bodies or any of that nonsense). Also retain the column shifter. 8-3/4 Suregrip, and rear in the low to mid 3's (leaning toward low 3's). I also plan to add A/C.