1. dodge1972

    dodge1972 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    It's great to hear about a young couple restoring an older B body. Its a great story of years to come. Keep on trucking. I have several 71-74 chargers, a 75 Cordoba and a 78 Magnum. The magnum is my primary objective at this time. If you have a 91/4 rear end in your Cordoba, pull the gears from a truck/Ram Charger to upgrade to 3.55. Alburn posi units are common for the 91/4. cordoba driveway.jpg

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    Regarding K-frame. Engine brackets are set back on frame. Consider relocating. K-frame on all b-body 400 from 73-78 will work.
     
  2. Herbykw

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    Back at it. Some more goodies.
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    Went with comp cam extreme energy dur 295/307 and lift .564/.564

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    Snow performance water-methanol injection.

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    Just ordered aluminum rockers, water pump And housing, oil pump, and a bunch of little pieces to get it together. Few more steps closer.
     
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    good, you got springs and keepers. those 440 source heads are actually pretty nice, but the retainers and keepers SUCK...OMFG SUCK. I got scared when i heard of people's keepers failing at 300 miles. I changed them out for the comp ones (You'll have to buy single groove comp ones if that cam kit is made as a batch for the 440 becasue factory mopar is multi groove).

    cool build! I really dig what you're doing.

    sjd
     
  4. Herbykw

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    Yes I had to upgrade the springs anyways for the cam. List was too high for the stock 440 springs.

    So I have made another change to the game plan. It will require more work to make em fit.....
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    Got to do some work to get them to fit.
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    These two wheels are almost as tall as my wife.

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    Don't know why the pic is sideways. I tried to edit it in photobucket. When I enter edit screen it is right side up. When I exit it's not.
     
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      It is right side up when I look...
       
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      Ha! the big tire bug got ya. 33x19.5's ???
       
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      Herbykw Active Member

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      More goodies in!!
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      Tires are 29x 15.5. I think it will be worth the effort
       
    • 69 GTX

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      nice progress
       
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      FYI I wasn't happy with my 440 source rockers. The threads in the rocker arms for the adjusting studs weren't a nice fit.

      I went with Hughes setup.
       
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      Hopefully I have better luck with the rockers.
       
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      Great work. Good to see some younger folks keeping the hobby alive. Your friend would be very proud of your work.
       
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      So I have been piecing together more and more parts. Thought the motor was going to be put in today. Found out the oil pickup I have will not work. Due to the longer stroke of the crank, I am going to have to get a external oil system. Something I have never messed with before. Hopefully I can get it ordered and installed so i can get the motor in and running. Goal is to drive it by July.
       
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