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Midnight_Rider
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Another new 71 owner

Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:26 am

Just thought I'd register & say 'hey'... been lurking a bit here & there for the past few weeks checking out the site.

I went to look at a 72 Charger not long ago and ended up coming home with a 71 Road Runner instead. We've had a few Mopars in the family over the years, but none for quite a while now & none that weren't "just transportation" at the time. So yes, I'm pretty much a noob in that regard. Bear with me :)

Anyway, it's fairly rough but solid, and mostly complete aside from the missing 383/auto. Sounds like a good excuse for a 440 with OD to me.

Pic:

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Decodes as...
RM23:
Plymouth Belvedere,Satellite
Medium, Road Runner
2 Door Hardtop

N1G: 383 300HP 1-4BBL 8 CYL
1971
St. Louis, MO, USA

E65: 383 cid 4 barrel V8 300hp
D32: Heavy Duty Automatic Transmission
GB7: Dark Blue Poly Exterior Color
M2B5: Trim - Opt. Decor Group, Vinyl Bench Seat, Blue
GB7: Dark Blue Poly Int. Door Frames
421: Build Date: April 21

V4W: Unknown Top Color (White?)
U: USA Specifications
B11: H.D. Drum Brakes 10in - Auto Adj. (A-Body)
G11: Tinted Glass (all)
G33: LH Remote Racing Mirror
H51: Air Conditioning with Heater

J25: 3 Speed Wipers
J45: Hood Tie Down Pins
M21: Roof drip rail moldings
N41: Dual Exhaust
N42: Chrome Exhaust Tips
R11: Radio Solid State AM (2 Watts)

26: 26in Radiator
END: End of Sales Codes


Don't expect a flurry of restoration activity on this one for a bit... unless I sell my "other car" to finance the build (69 Mach 1). Anyway I thought I would post up a few details and "de-cloak".

71bird
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by 71bird » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:11 am

Welcome home. That will be a nice car when you get it back to life. Your car and my car might have seen each other, as mine build date was Apr 28. Bark blue need a white top.
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71Beeper
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by 71Beeper » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:54 pm

Welcome to the board!! - a lot of good information is found here.
Every body has their own pace when it comes to restoration.
Take the restoration I'm doing right now - slow and somewhat steady ... :D

gary
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by gary » Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:38 am

Welcome! You are in the Right Place! :beer:

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sdweatherman
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by sdweatherman » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:36 am

Crazy - same exact color combo and canopy top as my project 71 Satellite! Good luck with the build and yes, a lot of help and info on this site. The search function will dig up a lot of good threads.
1971 GY8 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Plus
1971 GB7 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Plus w/factory sunroof

Midnight_Rider
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:18 pm

Thanks fellas.

Well, I ended up buying a 440 to rebuild a couple of weeks ago. Space is tight right now until the Mustang sells, so I grabbed a 727 with a missing pump last weekend on the cheap so I could bolt it to the engine & drop 'em in the car for winter storage. I want overdrive, but this will do for my present purposes.

It's a 75 motorhome engine. So I tracked down a 402 pan. That should work to get it in the car, right? If so, I will need a different oil pickup eventually if I don't get a different, higher-capacity pan down the road.

The guy who painted the Stang is supposed to come over next weekend & take a look at the RR. I am both anticipating & dreading this, lol. Have a feeling I may end up learning a lot about doing auto body prep work in the near future -- to save him as much grunt work as possible (and me as much money as possible).

Anyway, that's the update for now. Clipping right along at a snail's pace, but at least there's movement.

71bird
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by 71bird » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:32 am

Overdrive is great. What you could do is keep an eye out for a used gear venders overdrive unit.
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by redline337 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:44 pm

If I recall correctly the motor mounts will also have to be changed for it to bolt in. The exhaust manifolds are also different, but I don't know if that will be an issue to just bolt it in for now. I have a 78 motor home motor, just sitting on a stand right now until I figure out what direction I'm taking with my car. ☺

Midnight_Rider
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:54 pm

71bird wrote:Overdrive is great. What you could do is keep an eye out for a used gear venders overdrive unit.
There's one on CL in my area right now for $1600.

I'm not in a position to jump ATM though, haven't decided for sure what way I want to go... and if I do a GV, I'd prefer a shorty version anyway.

Midnight_Rider
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:59 pm

redline337 wrote:If I recall correctly the motor mounts will also have to be changed for it to bolt in. The exhaust manifolds are also different, but I don't know if that will be an issue to just bolt it in for now.
Appreciate the input. I was wondering about that.
redline337 wrote:I have a 78 motor home motor, just sitting on a stand right now until I figure out what direction I'm taking with my car. ☺
Yeah, that is the agony & the ecstasy of the planning stage -- every option is possible until you do something... then, it can only be what it is, lol.

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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by Alf » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:30 pm

I just new in the forums, I got a Ply Sat 71 and I needed some pictures how install the seatbelts, can anybody help me with that. Im gonna apreciate. If you can help me please send me pics to my email:. lcdoalfredolugo@gmail.com

71bird
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by 71bird » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:52 pm

Where are you located?
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Midnight_Rider
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:19 pm

71bird wrote:Where are you located?
I'm assuming you were asking Alf, but I updated my profile just in case & it needed to be done anyway.

71bird
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My Cars: 69 Coronet 4 door.71 Road Runner. 71Dodge Tradesman 100 Van. 75 Dodge Dart. 95 Dodge Neon.
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by 71bird » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:47 pm

Sorry, yes, I was asking Alf.
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Re: Another new 71 owner

Post by moparite » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:31 pm

A for overdrive here is a link you should check out. He went with the ultra bell but you can get conversion plates also.

http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/ubb ... -pics.html

http://www.jvxracing.com/Adapters.htm

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