Dodge Charger 68 R/T Engine bay

1968 -1970 Mopars

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    Nice Car Richard! What are you running for rubber?
     
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    275-60R15 on 8" rims in the rear & 235-70R15 on 7" rims in the front.
     
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      Your car looks beautiful! Those pictures gave me a big push do forward my restauration! I need a ton of detailed pictures... But first of all I need a couple pictures of the engine itself (specialy the intake manifold and carburetor) and engine bay like mountings for the A/C on the fenders, so I know where the original holes are and where the "self drilled" holes have to leave. Firewall would also be nice. Is your car "factory restored"?

      Does anybody have a book about all the bolts and nuts? I know there is one a avaiable but dont know where.
       
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      Gentleman,

      My GG1 RT.

      It’s not perfect as per factory under the hood, but close. Working on the small details.

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        The car was painted when I bought it, but I did a whole bunch of detail work to make it factory appearing as best as I could. I'll take some pictures this weekend and post them up.
         
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          Here you go....

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                  Oh man, this is awesome! Ok... the voltage regulator is upside down... I was going crazy over that thing... my wiring harness is original and I mounted the VR on the firewall "correct way" but the wiring harness was not very happy with crossing GND and ING... so I turned it up side down and see... fits perfectly... So this problem is solved... 2nd... I bought the wrong screws for the carb... (They were listed for 68 charger) I got the allen screws and nuts... 3rd... I NEED ALL THE A/C PARTS... damn... 4th... I love your car!

                  Do you have front disk brakes?

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                  So...
                  I am getting closer to finish my engine. I stumbled over the insulation for the intake manifold.

                  http://www.performancecargraphics.com/Manifold_Insulation.htm

                  On this picture there is only one intake manifold insulation shield (front), but i found some information about a second one (back)

                  Some say that the insulation were only installed at A/C cars 383/440. but not on HP.

                  My question is, does a 68 Charger with a 440 HP engine has the insulation under the intake manifold and if so, just the front shield or front and back shield?

                  Could not find any on your engine.


                  I am a little bit confused, maybe you guys can help me out. Thank you
                   
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                  I do not believe that the hi-po 440's came with that pad, only the luxo 440s.
                   
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                  Small update, I found an late 67 alternator that will fit my early 68 Charger. I cleaned the alternator and changed the inside of the alternator. The old was very rusty and wasn’t running. So I took it apart. The results are shown on the pictures. I also ordered an alternator battery cable insulation (already installed) and an alternator wiring retainer clip, but I have no idea where this one is mounted. Any advise?

                  Thanks!

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                    Awesome! Thank you! There is no on thread on my alternator, so I was a little bit confused.
                     
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                    My HP 440 w/A/C had the foil insulation pad. I remember distinctly, cause I was like, "What is this pad of foil doing under the intake?"

                    Like a dummy, I threw it away during the engine restoration decades ago.
                     
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                    Well if you have heavy duty tin foil and fiberglass insulation they aren't hard to reproduce..
                     
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                    Yeah, but there's something very satisfying about having original components. Even if they aren't reused, at least to have as a reference.

                    Tin foil and insulation, huh? Thanks for the tip.
                     
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