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First Car - resto mod: '71 Charger SE

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In '81, when I was 18, I kept running into old timers who wished they kept their first car. Now that I'm an old timer - I'm appreciative of their comments and happy I kept my '71 Charger. This was a 4 year resto-mod.

Numbers:
383 bored and stroked to 413 w comp cam 270 and Holley Sniper EFI w Hyper spark distributor
Tremec 5 speed manual to 8 3/4 with 3.91 gears (1,700 RPM @ 60 mph)
Custom Center Console w Cherry accents, Pioneer head unit w 7 speakers and backup camera.
Paint - 2 component 'Golden Bronze' over black
$ ??? . . . I'm fortunate I already owned the car. :) (Time and Money - that's all it takes.)

I'm happy to be part of this group. I'll have questions on tuning/timing and I have lots of opinions on the Sniper set up.

Greg

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In '81, when I was 18, I kept running into old timers who wished they kept their first car. Now that I'm an old timer - I'm appreciative of their comments and happy I kept my '71 Charger. This was a 4 year resto-mod.

Numbers:
383 bored and stroked to 413 w comp cam 270 and Holley Sniper EFI w Hyper spark distributor
Tremec 5 speed manual to 8 3/4 with 3.91 gears (1,700 RPM @ 60 mph)
Custom Center Console w Cherry accents, Pioneer head unit w 7 speakers and backup camera.
Paint - 2 component 'Golden Bronze' over black
$ ??? . . . I'm fortunate I already owned the car. :) (Time and Money - that's all it takes.)

I'm happy to be part of this group. I'll have questions on tuning/timing and I have lots of opinions on the Sniper set up.

Greg

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Sweet ride! Welcome neighbor! I too was 18 in 81. Unfortunately I wasn't wise enough to hold onto my first Mopar, a 69 GTX that I bought from it's original owner at 20 years old
 
Very nice!! Like a faithful and trusted old friend! Thanks for your intro and photos . . .

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Bitchin ride! Welcome from the central coast of Cal.

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Absolutely stunning car. I too have a 71 Charger except mine is a POS with a long road ahead of me. Welcome from Prescott, Arizona
 
Welcome from Alabama, glad you made that 71 what you wanted.
 
Welcome to FBBO from NorCal Sierras

make sure to check out the Resto-Mod & Pro-Touring forum section here
also the Racers Hangout Forum/s, lots of great tuning tips & ideas
 
Welcome from the middle of the pacific ocean
 
Welcome from Cleveland OH! I remember hearing the stories also, now Im telling them lol. Nice ride....mine is 71 also. Owned 20yrs, finished in the last 5yrs
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Greetings from north central IL. Nice SE. Good work. These are the best driving platforms.
By the way is your car an E code plant build? (L.A.plant). This is my '71 SE on the way home from the hills of Nevada. Very solid car.



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