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  1. NorcalGolddust

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    Spending 2 days, afterwork only, had the slant 6 out and the 383 in! (Had a spare 73 k frame I rebuilt/modified over the past couple months) Thanks Jim Lusk on the 73-76 k frame instructions

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    • like_A_pike

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      • cudamike13

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        Well I installed my new Hotchkis A body springs.
        Only a little blood and a bruised knuckle!
        Their bushings are very stout.
        I had to press shackle bushings.
        Now I have to finish rear brakes.
        Even with too large tires on back, I like new stance.

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        And here is what I replaced. SS springs with only 90 towing miles. From my old place up to where I am now. Mineral Bluff. 90 miles.
         
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        • MileHighDart

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          Going Electric on my cooling fan. Ordered up this ford taurus fan, was suppose to be a perfect fit for the 22" Champion radiator. And I'd say its pretty close. Could be a touch taller, but the width is perfect. Made up a couple of mounts, 1/16" aluminum angle on the passenger side, and had to use 1/4" thick aluminum plate to make the mount for the drivers side because of the mounting area on that side being recessed about 1/4".
          Just about have it mounted up, just need to drill and tap a couple more holes, and make a run to the hardware store for the correct bolts.

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          • diymirage

            diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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            (for bragging about stance and not showing it)
             
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            • MrJLR

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              Nice!!!
              I'm already running the Champion 22" radiator and I've had the Taurus fan for over a year and meaning to swap it.....I'm currently running a 2 fan setup from Summit but not happy with it's ability to cool.....the Taurus fan is NEXT on my list!

              That's a clean install you did!

              Jeff
               
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                I'm gonna check my oil pressure gauge. It would go to 30 psi and stop. Now it's stuck around 50 psi. In this pic the engine is off. I'll remove the entire assembly from the engine to check for any debri. Maybe get another gauge.

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                • Blainethemono

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                  Installed my Bilstein front shocks......
                   
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                  • diymirage

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                    i rewired some of the after market gauges
                    when i installed the tach, i got lazy and hooked the light up to the ignition

                    so today i ran a dedicated line to the gauges to run the lights
                    not a ton of fun but glad i did it
                     
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                    • Blainethemono

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                      Looking real good...... Question, Ive noticed a lot of drum to disk conversion kits for 8 3/4" rear ends do not support 14" rims.

                      Anybody have some part numbers for kits that DO work with 14" rims, small bolt pattern?

                      Thanks
                       
                    • 72Dart6pack

                      72Dart6pack Harder Better Faster Stronger.

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                      I'm using Dr Diff rear disk kit. It fits 14 inch rims. I'm taking off the aftermarket 15 inch rims small bolt pattern and going 14 inch 4.5 inch bolt pattern.

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                      • Blainethemono

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                        Thanks, I was looking at their kits, then noticed only 4.5" bolt pattern :( I need 5 on 4"
                         
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                        Call Cass. See what he says. He may have something not listed.
                         
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                        • Kent mosby

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                          Installed the horns, cleaned up the wiring in the engine bay and did an oil change image.jpg
                           
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                          • diymirage

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                            ok, help me out here guys, 71 duster
                            what would look better?


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                            they will be mounted on the dash right above the vent controlls and radio
                             
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                            • pishta

                              pishta I know I'm right....

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                              • cudamike13

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                                Here are some pics I took a while ago today.
                                It's tough to show stance of car in my garage right now as I have 3 cars in it and space is limited.
                                But I'm going to try.
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                                It used to be abt 2.5 inches higher in rear.
                                I will look for some older pics to show.
                                I am very happy with the springs.
                                It only took 5 months to get them!

                                P.S. forgive the black underhood, it is a work in progress and will soon be body color.
                                 
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                                • pishta

                                  pishta I know I'm right....

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                                  Oh yeah....it's rolled a few times. 2nd battery is only for capacity. 12V is enough for this little guy. Has an 18 mile range!
                                   
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                                  • Mysons68dart

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                                    18 miles ! Thats a lot of donuts lol
                                     
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                                    • like_A_pike

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                                      This was installed a year ago and put about 5k miles on it but I never got a hole bore all the way through the steering shaft. While the engine is at the machine shop seemed like a good opportunity to address.
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                                      • like_A_pike

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                                        875EDBAA-6A11-4CB0-903F-C2A66D324A89.jpeg Do ya’ll think that is flat enough to use again?
                                         
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                                        • MrJLR

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                                          About to head out a a cruise....no destination in mind at all.....
                                          Just gonna drive.....Sunday, perfect weather. ..vintage 'Cuda...doesn't get much better.
                                          I think I'll add a shake from Sonic to that list!

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                                          Wow....just noticed some before and after engine pics...

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                                            Beautiful car !!
                                             
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