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Chad Witham

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The 1973 Charger I acquired from my parents is home after having sat in a barn on my brothers farm for the last 10 years. Here it is loaded on the trailer at my brothers just before we headed home.
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Congrats!......Looks like it is finally heading to the right home....
 

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I’m not sure how much of a build thread that would be, my goals at this point are to get it running again, maybe fix a few sheet metal issues, get the mouse stench out of the interior and drive it.
We like to watch any progress here on FBBO.
Actually, we're just picture whores, so post lots of pics of the cool Charger. :thumbsup:
 

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No paved roads in Indiana?
 

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No paved roads in Indiana?

Yep there are plenty of them. That’s a farm driveway leading to a barn, no idea why anyone would want that to be paved. We have running water and bathrooms in our homes too.

info on the car?sb or bb,ac anything?

318, auto, a/c, 8 3/4 it had AC at one time but it isn’t there now.

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J25 M21 M25 M26 M31 M95
V1F U B41 G11 G35 H51
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E44 318 2bbl 150hp
D34 std duty A trans
WH23 Charger,High, 2door hardtop
G 318
3 1973
G St. Louis
JF1 Pale Green
S1F6 Sport, cloth vinyl bench, Green
HF6 (not sure) vinyl special design, Green?
206 February 6,1973 build
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V1F full vinyl top Green
U USA order
B41 front disc rear drum brakes
G11 tinted glass all windows
G35 LH OS remote chrome race mirror
H51 A/C with front heater
J25 windshield wipers 3spd variable
M21 drip rail mldg
M25 body sill mldg
M26 wheel lip mldg
M31 belt mldg door/quarter
M95 not sure this code is correct
R11 2 watt AM radio
V5X body side mldg with black insert
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Another 3rd gen saved!:thumbsup: Looking forward to the pics as you make her pretty again.
 

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/pcqefbefh9kuais/Video Feb 11, 14 37 33.mp4?dl=0

Firstly it’s carb cleaner not starting fluid I’m spraying in the carb to get it to fire.

This is a link to the video of what I’m dealing with right now. This 73 Charger was put away at least 10 years ago maybe 13 in the same state I have it right now. I know it has a vacuum cap missing on the metering block. I just put the FBO ignition on it today hoping that it would just fire up but all I get is the stuttering. I think I’m gonna pull the distributor cap and check the gap. The fuel pump is currently not running as I pulled the fuel line off it to ensure I don’t get any garbage in it. Any other ideas what I should look for?
 

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Carb cleaner will make the engine stall and die. Just the opposite of starting fluid. Is it getting gas?
 

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Cool ride! And it's a hardtop! I was wondering if the rear windows rolled down.

If you ever decide to put in a rallye cluster in it, I'd be interested in the sweep cluster.

Hope you get it running okay.
 

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I actually have a Rallye cluster with the complete dash harness and a second sweep cluster.
 

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Looks like a Wicked cool project !
 

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