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My Charger returned to the track

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We finally got the Charger to the track last Tuesday
I realized it had been about 30 years since I raced
The car having sat for at least 20 of it
It took me a few passes to get comfortable but the car ran a best of 7.70 @ 90 MPH
There is still more there
I need to play with tire pressure and tune the carb a little more
if we open the cutouts we dropped a tenth so I'm guessing she is still a little lean
All in all it was an awesome evening and my heavy old car was flying
I am confident when I get it tuned a little better and get the tire pressure right, I'll have a 7.60 possibly a 7.50

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Congrats on getting the Charger back on track!
It is tough to look at a car waiting for other things to get out of the way and get back to it!
 
A very similar story with my car, o what a feeling.
Congratulations on getting back out with that beautiful car
 
Shortly after I retired, my son came to me and informed me we were putting the car back together
The car was an empty shell about 4 years ago
We had several setbacks but finally after fixing each little thing the car is back together and running strong

this one wiped out a new exhaust and destroyed the rear end
Perhaps part of me was reluctant to risk tearing something up at the strip

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We finally got the Charger to the track last Tuesday
I realized it had been about 30 years since I raced
The car having sat for at least 20 of it
It took me a few passes to get comfortable but the car ran a best of 7.70 @ 90 MPH
There is still more there
I need to play with tire pressure and tune the carb a little more
if we open the cutouts we dropped a tenth so I'm guessing she is still a little lean
All in all it was an awesome evening and my heavy old car was flying
I am confident when I get it tuned a little better and get the tire pressure right, I'll have a 7.60 possibly a 7.50

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Did you put the hood scoop on your car? And, is that a factory scoop? I think it would look pretty good on my 66 coronet that I'm putting together. Beautiful car!
 
Did you put the hood scoop on your car? And, is that a factory scoop? I think it would look pretty good on my 66 coronet that I'm putting together. Beautiful car!
Yes we put the scoop on the car
It is a WO23 scoop made by Sled city (3.5 inch)
A copy of the Scoop from the Dodge Coronet lightweight Hemi (WO23)
I hand made the air pan using an aluminum pizza pan and a Air Pan kit from Moroso
I am also running a NASCAR rear spoiler (67 version)

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Yes we put the scoop on the car
It is a WO23 scoop made by Sled city (3.5 inch)
A copy of the Scoop from the Dodge Coronet lightweight Hemi (WO23)
I hand made the air pan using an aluminum pizza pan and a Air Pan kit from Moroso
I am also running a NASCAR rear spoiler (67 version)

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That is a sharp car! Great idea with the pizza pan. Thanks for the info, I will be going that route for sure.
 
Nice looking & running Gen 1 Charger :thumbsup:
 
Ummm pizza pan for air cleaner to scoop. Thanks I'm stealing that idea.:thumbsup:
You're welcome
Don't forget the Moroso Airpan kit
it has the turn down into the air horn and the foam seal you will need
The problem with the kit is that its a rectangle and not wide enough for the hole the body shop cut in my hood
I used a 19" pan

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