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Wow I like the direction your going can't wait to see more
I think that I am making progress on the car. I want the body to look like a 70 Charger R /T with the Daytona aero kit on it.
I have been up to my azz in snow, so I have not gotten back to work on the car. I checked the AMD catalog for the rain gutters, and they cost about $200 for the pair, so I will be ordering them soon.
The Edelbrock bar type hydraulic roller lifters for the 472 Hemi engine came in today! Who said that Christmas was over!
To me from me!lol
Love the build, keep the updates coming!
I haven't been able to do too much to the car,for the last week,but thanks to another FBBO member,I will be getting the upper inner fender sections that I need to mount a stock 70 Charger hood in the factory location. I will also be ordering the FiTech fuel injection dual quad system this week.
This is a picture of the Charger R/T that was cut up to build this stock car. When the guy started this build he cut up a real nice car. I would not have done it, but now that it is done there is no going back. When the car was built back in 2004,there was no AMD Charger body panels available. Now a days, I would stick build a car like this, and not sacrifice a real Charger, especially an R/T!
Thanks to FBBO member '68 Charger,I bought a pair of inner front fenders so I will be able to bolt a 70 Charger hood on the car and fabricate panels to attach them to the Loughlin Chassis. I thank you Bryan for cutting them exactly as I asked you to,and for sending detailed photos before cutting them out for me.
I have a new name for the project....... Hemi NasTona Charger. one quarter Hemi,one quarter Nascar,one quarter Daytona,and one quarter Charger!
The latest update on project NasTona is that I dry fitted the nosecone assembly today.
I am pretty happy with the fitment, and I am glad that I decided to go with the stock B body 26 inch radiator support. I am extatic with the way that it fit the Loughlin chassis with only minor modification. This has made bolting the nosecone assembly on the way it was designed to be. I just had to open up a few of the holes and slots to get the necessary adjustments. I have also ordered the Fitech dual quad fuel injection system too.
you had to buy a top end kit to get 705 h.p. out of a 472 hemi ? We made more than that back in the day w/ a 426 and street hemi heads ! " Will be kick a$$ tho ! "
My 472 Hemi is a Cummins built Mopar Performance crate engine circa 2005. It was rated at 525 horsepower. The actual dyno sheet that came with the engine showed 531 Hp. These engines were known to have issues,ranging from minor problems like mismatched parts ,to catastrophic failures. I have never ran the engine,but after seeing the issues a friend of mine had with the two he bought,both 472 engines,I decided that I would have an engine builder go through the engine and dyno it before I run it in a car. My friends first 472 Hemi had 528 head gaskets on it which caused coolant leaks,the rear main seal was installed backwards,and the rocker arm adjuster studs were over hardened causing three of them to break because they were brittle. After sorting out those issues,and clearancing the valve covers because the rocker arms were contacting them, this engine has been running fine. His second 472 Hemi,we decided to take in apart and check it for the issues that the first engine had,and everything seemed to be fine. After installing it in the car,it ran only a few hours before experincing catastrophic failure. The failure was caused by a batch of improperly hardened camshafts from Comp cams. This engine was sent back to Cummins and was completely rebuilt under warranty and has run fine ever since,seeing multiple Hot Rod power tours,street and track use. My engine was purchased right after this one,so I do not know if it has one of the improperly hardened Comp camshafts or not. My warranty is long over,so I had always planned on going through the engine before running it. I had planned on using this engine in my 70 Charger R/T SE until the stock car came along. Now that I am going to use the engine in the stock car,I figured that it would need about 750 HP to get the job done,so the Edelbrock top end kit and the Fitech fuel injection system should easily achieve those numbers. The dyno will tell the tale for sure. I had purchased an Indy mod man intake,and had them match a camshaft to go with that intake. I purchased a 426 Hemi disassembled short block last year from a friend of mine,so the plan is to rebuild the short block,and use the cast iron heads that came with the 472 Hemi,with the mod man intake,and cam from Indy,with the dual quad carbs,and install that engine in to my yellow 70 Charger R/T SE. So all the parts that I am replacing on the 472 will be used on the 426. I call that a win win!
Holy Moly Pete........ You are quite the fabricator !!! Looks great..... Really look forward in getting to see the finished car... The Aero-Warriors Meet at Talladega is next year !!!! Get'er done.......... Oh yeah, where's the white v?
I still got the white V code Charger Troy. My goal is to have the stock car running and driving for that show. It is going to be so cool driving a Daytona stock car on the street!
All I can say is WOW !!
The Mopar Performance crate Hemi engines that were built before the ones that we bought had way more issues than the ours. Supposedly the quality of the parts and the quality control was improved when we bought ours. I have heard horror stories of catastrophic engine failures, due to valve spring retainers failing , guide failures, and valve seats falling out of the cylinder heads etc. Valves dropping into the cylinders, and bottom end failures were not uncommon. These failures usually destroyed blocks,crankshafts and heads. Cummins used to only dyno the engines for one hour. If they survived they were crated up and shipped. Our engines were supposedly dynoed for six hours. I didn't hear about the horror stories until after I had ordered mine.
The Fitech fuel injection system arrived today! Pics tomorrow!