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    bamacuda Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice! Congrats on finishing school, too! Make sure you get insurance on it soon, stuff happens even when you are not driving it yet. Just ask my friend whose 69 cuda convertible was lost in a house fire but not insured since it was not on the road yet.
    make a list of what you need on this thread, and we will all be looking for them.
     
  2. 71ChallengerSE

    71ChallengerSE A, B, & E Owner

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    Very Nice! I wish I could move at that kind of pace, my challenger hasn't even been touched in the last year.

    BTW is that a Dart front bumper?
     
  3. varlo

    varlo Joe- Long Island, Oakdale

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    Thanks! that last picture is definitely my favorite right now. I bought a fiberglass "hemi dart" scoop brand new that i was gunna go with but decided I want a dual snorkel scoop that should fit quite nice within the original body lines of the hood. So if anyone wants that hemi scoop at a good price pm me. As for lowering the back I really don't want to i like the "raked" look but i can just let some air of the shocks and she will go right down so it doesn't matter.
     
  4. natandted101

    natandted101 Bear Claw

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    wow i wish my scamp looked like yours she beautiful mine is my first car hopefully one day shell get there :D keep up the work
    Ps i LOVE the "Rake" look
     
  5. varlo

    varlo Joe- Long Island, Oakdale

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    thanks for the kind words i appreciate it....its almost time for tags and i want a vanity plate....any good ideas?
     
  6. dusted72

    dusted72 Thanks Hemiroid!!!!

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    How about SCAMPIN.
     
  7. mshred

    mshred The Green Manalishi

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  8. varlo

    varlo Joe- Long Island, Oakdale

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    Well I have been depriving my poor scamps thread I found a picture of my scamp and my old mans cuda figured I would post. Let me know what ya think.

    phpsHr9w9PM.jpg
     
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    eric22 Well-Known Member

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    Nice I was wondering when you would were gonna post again ;0). Were ready to paint my dads scamp were still debating a color can you send me more pics of your car
     
  10. varlo

    varlo Joe- Long Island, Oakdale

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    sure pm me your email and I will.
     
  11. varlo

    varlo Joe- Long Island, Oakdale

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    Figured I would update this thread since its been a few months. Ive driven the car a lot over the summer even though the motor really never ran good. I still felt that she had a lot more left in her. So with that being said I just happened to have a brand new edelbrock performer that came with my challenger I bought. Waiting for money since I currently don't work. Doing homework on what carb to upgrade to. And finally found a new holley 650 double pumper at a local swapmeet. I get it running last night. Everything dialed in. Make some adjustments and take the scamp for a spin. The difference in performance is night and day compared what it used to be. Me being overly excited decide to stomp on it coming out of a slow roll and all i hear is BOOM followed with a lot of ka klunk ka klunk ka klunk. So now the 7-1/4 that was in there is toast and I am now forced to upgrade to my 8-3/4 with 391's. Pictures to follow the work once it is done.
     
  12. needsaresto

    needsaresto Well-Known Member

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    OOOOPS Ib think I broke sumthin.....

    Cool thread! Really digging the car bud! I was going to comment on that big fat front bumper,but it looks great now that you've cleaned it up. Looks like a musclecar bumper now!
     
  13. PanGasket

    PanGasket has cork sides

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    Ouch!! Sorry to hear Varlo, atleast you have an 8 3/4 rear to put in
     
  14. varlo

    varlo Joe- Long Island, Oakdale

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    I believe I have everything to do this swap. A body housing, axles from moser from a fellow member(thanks!), new shock plates, suregrip unit with 391's. Someone on this forum said that the drums from my 7-1/4 will be able to be swapped to the new rear. Can anyone clarify that for me. Because other than that I dont know what I need.
     
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    mopardude318 Well-Known Member

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    Wow man! cool build, and sweet car!! Not sure about the 7 1/4 brake going onto the 8 3/4...
     
  16. varlo

    varlo Joe- Long Island, Oakdale

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    mshred The Green Manalishi

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    If i remember correctly those stock 7-1/4 drums are quite small...if i was you id take the time to update to something larger like atleast 10" now that you are doing it

    I have the 11" drums on my rear and the 11-3/4 front discs and to be honest, ive been in some situations where i wouldnt want to take the chance with stuff thats any smaller

    thats just me though...either way, goodluck8)
     
  18. varlo

    varlo Joe- Long Island, Oakdale

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    Yea this is only to get away with it for a little while. When I start working again and have the money I will be upgrading to discs all the way around. I get what your saying tho.


     
  19. varlo

    varlo Joe- Long Island, Oakdale

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    so tomorrow is the big day. I will "limp" my scamp out of the street into the garage, tear out the 7-1/4 peg leg and attempt installing my 8-3/4 all by myself. Normally I have a crutch to lean on (Dad) but he will be busy working on my brothers duster all day and want a challenge for myself. Any last minute tips and pointers for tomorrow? I have bought all gear oils and suregrip additive. I plan on just going slow taking my time and hoping for the best!
     
  20. needsaresto

    needsaresto Well-Known Member

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    Get a big floor jack and load the diff onto the saddle. Use some cargo straps or ratcheting straps to keep it on.Then you can roll the diff up behind the car.When you get close simply angle the diff so it's 45 deg to the side.Then slide it up to the leaf. Now you can drag/lift it over the leaf that is closest.work it through into the wheel well further than neccessary as you can now move your floor jack to the other brake drum and jack it up high enough to slide it into its place Heres where another small bottle jack etc may come in handy. Some nice big pry bars,impact gun or ratchets wrenches,lube gun for u joints,line wrenches for brake lines.

    I also found that some old chunks of carpet or carpet samples finagled from your local carpet store good for laying on or padding stuff you dont want scratched.
     
  21. varlo

    varlo Joe- Long Island, Oakdale

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    SUCCESS!!!! the new 8-3/4 is in with the new gears!!! And once I dial the carb in and fix some bugs she will be an animal. What a difference from that peg leg with 273's to 391's :) I love my mopar just had to vent a little. I wish i knew how to tweak my carb so she runs mint. Now i want to go to the track and see what she runs. I refuse to race on the street, my uncle has TBI and he is the reason why I will never do such a thing or really even go fast. But a little fun here and there isnt bad as long as nobody else is around and roads are clear.
     
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    needsaresto Well-Known Member

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    Cool! Glad to hear things worked out for ya!
     
  23. kcoyle

    kcoyle Well-Known Member

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    I just read this as I was cleaning out my desk and found some time slips from LI Motor Sports Park. Hell of coincidence. Too bad you have to hike out to NJ these days.
     
  24. varlo

    varlo Joe- Long Island, Oakdale

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    Yea I wish it was still there. But hey I dont mind taking the ride to atco since all my neighbors do it twice a year. So that means i gotta get my butt in gear and fix my scamp so I will be running soon. Im a little embarrassed to see what she runs tho. Its pretty much a stock 1986 360 with a edelbrock aluminum intake, holley 650 double pumper with a 4 speed and 391 sure grip unit. I would love to do more but like most people can only do it when funds are there. Any ideas how much power im making and maybe an et in the 1/4?

    Thanks all for the kind words
     
  25. mopar7172

    mopar7172 Banned

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    dusters have alot of respect.especially a 340 duster.i wouldn't replace that 340 with that slant six.since its a number matching car.find reliable up to date car for your brother.if your brother drives that 65 cuda or 70 duster to school.it could get valiance in the parking alot.not a good idea.
     
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