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by gcoupe72
Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: 73-74 SUBFRAME CONNECTORS
Replies: 10
Views: 4619

Re: 73-74 SUBFRAME CONNECTORS

Happened to talk to Chris at Car Tool today and brought up this question. He confirmed that there are no plans for '73 and '74 B-Body subframe connectors. He also confirmed that the connectors for '71s and '72s will NOT work on '73 and up cars due to the isolated cross members. Afraid it will defin...
by gcoupe72
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: Plug Wires Melting!
Replies: 8
Views: 3645

Re: Plug Wires Melting!

It's always fun replacing a starter with those big super comps too. Yep, headers plus power steering plus big block plus bad starter equal hours of work :lol: But seriously, I used something called rajah clips? They were sold by Mr. Gasket and were a bootless spark plug end. I think I only had to u...
by gcoupe72
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: 3rd & 4th gears backwards!?
Replies: 8
Views: 3195

Re: 3rd & 4th gears backwards!?

You can't assemble the gears wrong.
The counter-shaft gears are made as an assembly.
I can't wait to hear what you find!
by gcoupe72
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: rear end swap part 2
Replies: 1
Views: 1051

Re: rear end swap part 2

I never measured one out of a '65. But the later '72-'93 d series rears are the same width as C bodies. This is wider than your stock rear, you'd give up some outboard tire clearance, and you'd have to relocate the spring perches, and set the pinion angle.Now if the ratio is what you want, and the p...
by gcoupe72
Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: Part compatability for a 71 RR
Replies: 12
Views: 4935

Re: Part compatability for a 71 RR

Not too hard to fab small patches around the windshield, inner cowl is tougher.
A lot of these repairs will be covered when the car's finished, a very good thing!
I'd make as many as you can.
by gcoupe72
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: Rear speaker holes
Replies: 5
Views: 2778

Re: Rear speaker holes

What he said!
Much easier to deal with than hacking the shelf.
And easier to un-do if you change your mind.
by gcoupe72
Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: So......I want to add A/C....
Replies: 15
Views: 5812

Re: So......I want to add A/C....

A friend had a 440-6 Superbird with a dealer-installed unit! The factory didn't offer AC in 440-6 cars because the air cleaner would hit the ac compressor. I guess he ran the small single air cleaners??? Nope, his 'bird had the stock, big, orange, air cleaner. The dealer added compressor was not th...
by gcoupe72
Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: So......I want to add A/C....
Replies: 15
Views: 5812

Re: So......I want to add A/C....

Ok, I don't know what your goals for the car are. Back in the day all dealers had "hang on" or "dealer installed" A/C units. This would allow A/C installations on cars not ordered with, or not available with air, 440 4speeds,all 6Vs, and Hemis. A friend had a 440-6 Superbird with a dealer-installed ...
by gcoupe72
Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: rear end swap
Replies: 8
Views: 2730

Re: rear end swap

The Cordoba rear should be fine width wise. The holes on the spring perches will be too large. You can weld in a washer, or I think one of the suspension companies (FFI maybe?) sells some kind of adapter. Verify the yoke fits your u-joint before you bolt it in. You should be able to mix and match br...
by gcoupe72
Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: Speedometer pinion,opinion
Replies: 10
Views: 4342

Re: Speedometer pinion,opinion

Woops, I was thinking rpms! :lol:
by gcoupe72
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: Speedometer pinion,opinion
Replies: 10
Views: 4342

Re: Speedometer pinion,opinion

Hey, since we're talking top gear, which is 1/1 the chart is the same, and for automatics of the same vintage.
Although, since there's slippage with the torque converter, they may need a different size.
by gcoupe72
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: rear tire spacing
Replies: 3
Views: 2089

Re: rear tire spacing

I don't think this is all that uncommon. Measure both sides of the car, say from the torsion bar crossmember to the front spring hangar. You may get different numbers! If so, this is your difference. You can equalize this, or at least get it closer, by placing shims between the spring hangar and its...
by gcoupe72
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tease
Replies: 13
Views: 5915

Re: Tease

Now that's a tease!
Beautiful, I'd just pull up a chair and drool!
by gcoupe72
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: Deep-Sixed Barrel
Replies: 4
Views: 2260

Re: Deep-Sixed Barrel

Sorry to hear about your tuning problems. The unsteady idle makes me wonder if you had tried disconnecting the vacuum advance. Sometimes depending on the distributor,and/or the vacuum port you're using this can contribute to an idle that's a little too low, and when you try to increase it, it goes W...
by gcoupe72
Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: G60-15 Tires
Replies: 7
Views: 3084

Re: G60-15 Tires

First, great Cuda! I remember a black,340,72, with L50x15 tires, on slot mags. They only stuck out to the edge of the rear fender, so wasn't raised much, looked tough! Second, I wish I remembered this sooner. The "restricted suspension travel" comment may have referred to a large diameter flat washe...