Red Headed Stepchild-75 Swinger LSX Swap

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    Thanks alot man. I'm going to reapray the valve cover bolts black. I think the Chrysler blue clashes too much. And basically all the rest of my hardware is black so it makes more sense. I definitely discovered the Chrysler blue comes in two shades, one being chrysler blue, the other looking more like Carolina blue. So I ended up having to respray and redip the valve covers to make sure they matched everything properly. Just dropped the block back off for assembly of the internals to start tomorrow.
     
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    Thanks alot man. I'm going to reapray the valve cover bolts black. I think the Chrysler blue clashes too much. And basically all the rest of my hardware is black so it makes more sense. I definitely discovered the Chrysler blue comes in two shades, one being chrysler blue, the other looking more like Carolina blue. So I ended up having to respray and redip the valve covers to make sure they matched everything properly. Just dropped the block back off for assembly of the internals to start tomorrow.
     
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      Well someone has come through with an offer I couldnt refuse. They got a brand new holley hi ram intake manifold and are trading me it for my fast 102. The hi ram is hands down the best performing intake on the market as far as making power that I've seen.

      It will require a little rework on the cold side piping as well as needing......wait for it......a cowl hood of some sort. Which I'm perfectly fine with.
      I'll make the final decision On the hood once the new kframe is installed and the new motor mounts are made and its sitting where it needs to be. Either the chevy style if need be, but I'd rather prefer the sunoco or bubble style like Mark's car below.

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        Well its official. Paid tory for the Shellehammer setup. Will have it next week. Along with my holley hi ram intake.

        Anyone need a stock 73-76 hood?
         
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          Well well well.

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            And also

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            • RustyRatRod

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              Man that looks great! I am working on a 72 c/10 right now with an LS swap and a similar intake. It's the Holley sniper setup for the LS3. Not quite as tall as that one, but it's pretty nice. 102mm throttle body. Trying to get someone else's screw ups ironed out and then it goes to the tuner. I just put a Vintage Air unit on it. Even though it's not quite tuned right, it still sounds strong. It's an LS3 GM crate motor.
               
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                Here it is. I call it the dreamcicle truck. LMAO

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                  That's an awesome setup and a clean truck. This is a 92mm setup for mine to go with my 90mm throttle body. I went with this intake because It simply makes the most post for a turbo application ls setup. Which is great for me at the track.
                   
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                    It's not bad.......the execution of the work done was very poor at best.Main body harness Just basically thrown in. Ridiculous. I'm done with it "for now", but he's going to bring it back at some point and we're going to straighten it all up as he can afford it. He's super happy with what all I've gotten done. He's comin to get it tomorrow. It's not my cup of tea at all but it's got lots of potential to be a really nice truck.
                     
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                    Go Mango Never enough beer...

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                    C'mon Rob, admit it. You like working on chevies!
                     
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                      Go Mango Never enough beer...

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                      I do. I admit it. Absolutely!
                       
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                        I like turnin wrenches. Whatever it's on as long as it's old and American. I ain't crazy about the computerized stuff like this LS fad, but it's ok.......at least these guys are still keepin hobby alive.
                         
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                          Go Mango Never enough beer...

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                          I'm with you about the computerized stuff.
                          It makes my head spin and causes me to drink more beer.
                           
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                            We I was a little busy this weekend. I got the old kmember setup dropped out of the car and set down. Decided to weigh it and the new one just for sheer of weight savings.

                            Old setup with steering box center link still attached(missing lower control arms and torsion bars) weighed 92.6lbs.

                            New setup with rack n pinion, and lower control arms weighed 39.8lbs.

                            Got the kmember part installed very easily. Ran out of daylight and energy for that matter. Everything from Tory Shellehamer was as he described. Went right in and even though it wasnt designed for it, it clears the center sump pan on my ls swapped mopar.

                            Didn't quite finish the brakes up but got the coilovers in place and the brakes started. More to come.

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                              Damn, looking great and awesome weekend progress!
                               
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                                Woke up today decided my car is nice and all but I'm changing everything . New engine trans suspension rear end brakes I dont know.... You are making one hell of a machine. Awesome! Will you keep this way for long?
                                 
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                                After. the car comes back out of chassis it will be the final rendition of the Dart. No more changes after that other than replacing what breaks. The trans, converter and rear end are staying the same. Just getting ladder bars in the back. Only reason the motor is changing is I want It to be a forged motor capable of making the power I want consistently, and not be living on borrowed time.

                                I just put the down payment on my one off sunoco hood from glasstek. So in about 6 to 7 weeks I'll have my new hood for the dart as well. I went with that style hood because it puts the high point right where I need it for my intake manifold. It will be similar to Mark's green dart in the picture up above.
                                 
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                                  That tubular K frame looks awesome. Is it purpose built for drag only or is it street able or both?
                                   
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                                  Both.
                                   
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                                    TT5.9mag Two atmospheres are better than one

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                                    What spindles does it use?
                                     
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                                    Stock or the lowered ones.
                                     
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                                      Well alot of work got sone this weekend. I got the 4.8 out of the car and off to it's new home. Traded it to my buddy Ed for the new wheel and tire setup for the track.

                                      15x10 Jegs SSR Spikes with 28x10.5 Mickey Thompson slicks. The new motor plate will be here today. The old manifolds and intercooler are off to Ed as well to help with new twin turbo swap. My new manifolds are on the way too. I've sold the swap kit(mounts, pan, pickup, oil filter housing) to another mopar enthusiast in Mississippi to help get his ls swapped mopar up and running faster.

                                      My new rear sump oil pan setup is on the way, as well as the wishbone setup for my ladder bar suspension. Finished the front right coilover setup and got the car back on the ground and gave her a wash. Will be getting rid of the inner fenderwells sometime this week too.

                                      So lots of stuff going on right now getting this thing ready to go to chassis on the 29th.

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                                        Motor plate got here yesterday and I got it measured and marked. Mike, who works with me ar Bay City Classics is going to help me out with the plasma cutter, and get it narrowed to fit between the frame rails. I'll get it worked out after that.

                                        I did start with preps for going to chassis tonight too. Marked up the passenger fender. Drilled the spot welds out and removed/cut the inner fenderwell out. Need to be out of the way when it goes to chassis to have the cage come forward and be tied into the shock towers.

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                                          Got my new rear sump oil pan yesterday and I ended up trimming the motor plate myself s d jt fits in between the rails like it's supposed to.

                                          Today I'm supposed to grt my new driverside deont floor pan, turbo manifolds and the new wishbone for the ladder bar setup.

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