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  1. Mopar Momzee

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    Made our own upper control arm bushing remover 3/16 tubing along with flat plate cut down welded up,works wonders. 0A01E07E-1A38-4683-9DA0-B33953358300.jpeg 872AC604-A6D4-45E4-9547-73799C1F5CB3.jpeg 52AD3174-6E64-4F6E-908D-34664FFC4C03.jpeg 9E1817D5-6C87-4087-B2A1-5FAB14287A8B.jpeg
     
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    • 72Dart6pack

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      Had to order a new fuel inlet fitting for my center carb. Only got 50 years out of it. Boy you would have thunk it was good for another 20 before it failed. :(

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      • Demonx2

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        Well, now that the 72 Demon's 408 is "good enough for now," it's time to start on the 340 for the 71 Demon. So I hauled it out from the back of the garage where it's been dutifully sitting for the past 28 years since I pulled it and started the teardown today.

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        The plan is just to freshen it up before putting it back in the car where it came from. Nothing fancy, just pretty much a stock rebuild. It'll go back in here...
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        I am a bit concerned what I might find in terms of rust in the engine after sitting so long. So I pulled the intake to have a look...and lo and behold...
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        I was quite happy to see that other than a tad of surface rust on the pushrods, the cam looks like I just stuck it in there!! That's really good 'cause I can now reuse it. It's the old DC 284/484 hydraulic that sounds pretty nice. I'll get the heads off soon to see what I find in the cyl bores. The plan is to do a total cleaning/rebuild of the engine using as much of what is in it as possible. The car is not a race car - will be used for cruises and shows. So not real fast...somewhat of a sheep in wolve's clothing so to speak. But that's how the car came originally so that's what it's gonna be. Amazing how simple this engine is compared to the 408 I just put together and installed in the 72 car. Hope it stays this way throughout the (re)build and install!!
         
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        • George Jets

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          Installed the Crankshaft:

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          Mains and Rear Seal installed, torqued down, and rolling over easy.

          Always amazed at how that heavy, odd shaped, crankshaft can sit in there and spin on a film of oil.

          Not to mention doing it for 100,000 miles or more.

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          • Challngd73

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            • Challngd73

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              7F06E6C8-7C04-4161-B180-EFB3EE0142B7.jpeg And got the grill roughed in.
               
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              • Challngd73

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                • MrJLR

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                    With a helping hand from my wife, we got the front bumper back on
                     
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                    • George Jets

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                      Preparing Pistons and Rods for Final Assembly:

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                      10:00 p.m.
                      Rings on now too.

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                      • MrJLR

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                        Got home from a 12 hour day in the shop (98F) and my new door panels were waiting for me!

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                        • 72Dart6pack

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                          Waiting on these to show up Wednesday

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                            You do realize we're all anxious to hear and see you light that beast off?!!!

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                              I seemed to still have a bit of an issue with fuel percolation, so I wanted to add an insulating gasket of some sort. I had two choices in stock. I checked hood clearance first and I had a full inch. I decided to go with the four hole 1/2 inch composite spacer. It lined up exactly with the secondaries on the street demon.

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                              • 72Dart6pack

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                                Yup. A coolant drip I could live with. I'd fix it the next day. A fuel leak on a over the top restoration? Well that's not going to happen. Hold your Horses. Chicago Carburetor had them. They shipped today.
                                 
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                                • qkcuda

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                                  I re-installed the carb, so we'll see how it works.

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                                  • MrJLR

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                                    I know. .....I wouldn't start it like that either. ......

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                                    Look it's a 3 wheeler :)

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                                    • diymirage

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                                      Shoot, we've only been waiting 16 years...what's another couple of days
                                       
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                                        46E7DB26-C5FF-4620-A0B2-39200FE498CF.jpeg B22D46EF-4106-42B0-A490-0DD70384E06D.jpeg Put my door handles on, and stared at the clouds in my hoods reflection
                                         
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                                        • 72Dart6pack

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                                          Fuel line kit is here. Waiting on 1 more fitting. Don't get your Panties in a Wad. Hang tight. :)

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                                          • George Jets

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                                            Silver '78 360
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                                            New Rod Bearings torqued to spec.

                                            Rolling over as it should.
                                            Ready for next steps.

                                            ☆☆☆☆☆

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                                            • Kent mosby

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                                              • 72Dart6pack

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                                                Still waiting on my fuel fittings. WTF ? I've called the Police and everything that I'm firing the Beast up Friday Nite and not to Panic. :(

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                                                • George Jets

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                                                  Working on the 915 J-Heads for the '78 Silver 360

                                                  Perfect Guides with Posi-Seals.
                                                  Freshening up valve to seat fit to make sure they are 100%. Nice Heads (non-smog era).

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