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    I went over and checked out this '79 Doba today. Anybody ever seen a 1 barrel carb on that year car? Or on any 318 for that matter? It appears to be completely original.
    The guy is asking $1500. It is a completely solid Florida car. Wiper motor out and plastic piece at wiper motor shot. Don't know if I could even find them to replace. Heater core is by-passed. Trans is pushing fluid up the dipstick. I drove the car and it seems to shift fine. Smell burning fluid but think it might be on exhaust pipes. Interior pretty raggid. Including a couple of photos if I do it right.

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    it is not a 1 barrell it is a carter bbd open the choke plate and you will see the two throttle plates don't feel bad though you are not the only one to think it is a 1 barrell
     
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    I was gonna say I have never seen a mopar with a one barrel. Thinking maybe this was some sort of experimental gas saver deal. Still unsure if I even wanna pay a grand for it. It would be a good project but wondering if I could ever find any decent interior for it.
     
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    From the pictures it looks pretty nice, how bad is the interior? pics?
     
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    I didn't think to take interior pics. Was in a rush while I was there. Front seats are pretty much shredded. Rear seat not great. Lot of the plastic kinda dry rotted. Been looking all day for a company selling upholstery and carpets.
     
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    Check this guy out, he may have most of the parts your
    looking for. He has a big collection of Magnums and parts
    for sale. The only real differents would be the door panels.
    1979 Dodge Magnum White/Red stripe
     
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    My Ramcharger had what l always thought was a 1 bbl Holley. Now l'm wondering if it actually was. It was an '85 with a 318 and, incidentally, the intended recipient of my Cordoba's drivetrain. Thats why l bought it in the first place, as a donor. The R/C is gone and l still have the 'doba. l think my old 64 D-200 had a 1-sucker on it too. 318 poly, 4-speed, 4 door stepside (Ute line). Cool old truck.
     
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    No modern Mopar V-8 had a one barrel - just the slant 6 motors. I agree that the small block 2-bbls are small compared to one from a big block and as moparmaniac said it looks like a 1-bbl until you actually look down (or up) it.
     
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    Still waiting to hear back from the seller on it. Made him an offer but says he has a guy trying to dig up the asking price.
     
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    Haa ha, tell him your offer has a limited time and see what happends?
     
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    i've pulled the asking price out of the bank. May just go pay it. Finding one that is this solid again could take a long time.
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    My slant six has a 1 bbl :)

    I owned a 360 with a really small 2 bbl and swore it was a 1 bbl till i took the air cleaner off and looked down it.
     
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    Went and dropped off the remainder of the purchase price. Will have the car in the garage this evening. Picked up a set of "Premium" seat covers at WalMart to temporarily hide the front buckets. Will start a new thread with pics later.

    Thanks for all the info so far, Don
     
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    yes you can...I have complete interior, minus seats, that I got from another member about a year ago. still in the boxes. I can't afford to finish 76 Charger. Came out of a 77 Doba.
     
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    What color is the interior you have redneck? How much are you asking for it?
     
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    It appears to be the right color I'm needing the kick panels and the ones that go around the opera window all the way to the floor in the rear.
     
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    Why don't ya give me 350 and take the whole shooting match, including the leather seats, and I'll meet ya 1/2 one weekend? Say Jacksonville?
     
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    I'll definitely keep this offer in mind. Wanna get a look at those seats too. I put a few bucks in the jar every week. Got the 'Doba on the road today so, Off to a running start.
     
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