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Engine Compartment Details

Maxrat

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Restoring a 1966 Charger body and interior is hard enough. Getting engine compartment details can also be challenging. The engine compartment paint on this car is original and just touched up where needed. Note: the brown primer area behind the hood spring -- that's original -- and I've seen that on many Chargers including Hemi cars. Yes I know, the engine color, air cleaner and A/C routing isn't correct --- I changed a few thing for my preference.
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If i had to nitpick anything it would be the speedo cable. Looks like the wrong shade of black. Just kidding. Everything looks great! Looks clean enough to do an operation under there.
 
Nice I didn’t go back to original either. You should make it the way you want it to look and run. Glad to see another 66 getting the love they deserve. I’m in the process of re-installing my motor after I had her bored .30 over and put some new heads and went with all roller plus did the Holley efi complete system. She will be ready come spring I have at least 5 months of winter coming keep up the good work.

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I have been modifying this car since I bought it in 77
I wouldn't know what original is anymore

I do appreciate the level of work that goes into a platinum restoration
but it's just not for me

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Your fan shroud doesn't look like a 66 a nitpick. See if it has a screw on plate lower hose. If you ever have it off part number is on inside 2578715. It's 66 only as are so many parts.
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Your fan shroud doesn't look like a 66 a nitpick. See if it has a screw on plate lower hose. If you ever have it off part number is on inside 2578715. It's 66 only as are so many parts.View attachment 1536964View attachment 1536961
It does have the screw on metal plate at the bottom. I looked it up and searched for it at Carlisle 12 years ago. Supposedly the same 26" shroud used on the 426 Hemi.
 
Before I owned my Satellite the radiator, shroud ,hood ornament, and the 2 afb's were stolen. The radiator and shroud I was pretty lucky, at a swap meet picked up both 2 different vendors. Not so luck or as cheap on the ornament $300, carbs $900 each.
 
Your engine compartment looks absolutely amazing. I’m in the process right now redoing my vintage air because they sent me the wrong hoses and I mounted them on the top. Im laying the compressor on its side and buying the correct hoses to clean it up a tad and remounting the compressor to where I can run 2 v-belts on my alternator. Going to try and find a battery cover also.
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Your engine compartment looks absolutely amazing. I’m in the process right now redoing my vintage air because they sent me the wrong hoses and I mounted them on the top. Im laying the compressor on its side and buying the correct hoses to clean it up a tad and remounting the compressor to where I can run 2 v-belts on my alternator. Going to try and find a battery cover also.
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Believe it or not, mine is a Napa Battery (it's not a cover). I just made it look like an original.
 
Believe it or not, mine is a Napa Battery (it's not a cover). I just made it look like an original.
You did a hell of a job on it. I need to find something to cover up this yellow battery. I run so much aftermarket stuff I have to have it.
 
You did a hell of a job on it. I need to find something to cover up this yellow battery. I run so much aftermarket stuff I have to have it.
The good thing about a Napa battery is they are smooth on all sides. Peel off the blue Napa stickers and you have a blank canvas. Order cheap Mopar battery stickers and caps online and walla --- you have an old group 27 red cap battery. Mopar Battery S27M red (1966-74) Push in Caps kit - WESKCAR
 
Very nice treatments gentlemen! I'm definitely one who thinks you should make it your own! I love it when you let me help.

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I think it looks great.
I would suggest changing to a dual master cylinder.
 
It looks great under the hood, despite the deviation from 100% factory appearance. When I gave the GTX engine compartment a rehab last winter a lot of time was spent scouring pictures of survivor cars, restoration oriented tech articles and asking stupid questions on FBBO. The wealth of knowledge and members willingness to share was a tremendous help. Reprinted factory assembly manuals were also very helpful.

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These engine bays look awesome! 100% factory correct is overrated in my opinion. Let the flaming begin!
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