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  1. SuperDave

    Anyone want to discuss This??

    Long story, so go grab a beer. Grew up in a Mopar family, at 1st anyway. Grandad had a 69 New Yorker, 440 hwy king, nobody could pass him. The only child of a single mom, I often rode shotgun in my momma's purple 70 Charger 500, white vinyl top & interior, 383 magnum & a pistol grip 4 speed...
  2. SuperDave

    Let's see your Newports

    My 73. Couldn't afford a muscle car so I built my own. I've seen big Chevys, Lincoln's & Caddies pimped out but not a Chrysler so I "Dared to be Different". Original 400 after I waved my magic Craftsman wrench at it. Now it's a 'Magnum 400' A few custom touches, custom grill, lights & LEDs...
  3. SuperDave

    Let's see your tips

    Side pipes for me, 4" balcony cut tips mounted the same angle as the cuts so they exit flush to the body. They sound nice too!
  4. SuperDave

    Will a head upgrade bring compression up on 73’ Imperial?

    If you're on a budget, choose the heads that have the smallest chambers, send them out for a 3 angle valve job and hardened seats and invest in a Dremil. Not one of those cheap Harbor Freight knockoffs either, they'll fall apart within the 1st ten hours of use. (Ask me how I know). Then watch a...
  5. SuperDave

    How Did This Happen? Bent Speedo Needle and Broken Cable

    If it were me, I'd test it first before installing. Obviously it'll need a new cable, something you can get at RockAuto. That's where I got mine anyways. Insert the cable into the speedo head & spin the trans end by hand, then with a drill. That'll show if it's viable to be reused and installed...
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    To Mod, or Not to Mod, that is the question. What will break at 500hp?

    First few things that come to mind are motor mounts, trans upgrades, U-joints, driveshaft, ring & pinion, axles & leaf springs. The 8.25 axle can only "safely" handle 400 hp in stock form, any more and either the internals need serious upgrades, OR replacing it with an 8.75" or better. Caltrac...
  7. SuperDave

    Idiot lights

    @fury fan , I "built" the circuit given by bigmoparjeff, and I now have a low voltage idiot light. I've got it set to come on at 4 volts (any lower and nothing works - period!) and it starts doing at 12.4 volts, going off completely at 13 volts. The original factory low fuel light circuit...
  8. SuperDave

    Upholsterer has my seat - unresponsive

    It's been a few months since your last post on this issue. Have you found another upholsterer yet?
  9. SuperDave

    Interchangeable window parts

    @Fishfan , the Amazon option is cheaper, several hundred worth. But according to the reviews, the "adapter" that connects to the crank stub is driven by a cogged cable/belt and can strip or even break. I'm thinking it could be due to stiff manual regulators binding. Here's one such example...
  10. SuperDave

    Interchangeable window parts

    Okay, I'm about to bite the bullet big time, interior overhaul: sound system (90% purchased, need grommets & wires), aftermarket gauges (purchased), carpet & dead-liner insulation (purchased), seat covers & extra material for door skins ($900 saved back, another $100 for taxes & shipping). I'm...
  11. SuperDave

    Road Wheel Choices On Wagon

    I vote body color, looks like the wheels match the vehicle and were meant to be that way. It's super rare these days when every car on the road has alloy wheels from the dealer, they're so common as to be uninteresting anymore. But if you have to have aftermarket rims, it's hard to argue with...
  12. SuperDave

    Hurricane Ian

    Maybe that's why Florida is known as God's Waiting Room, all them retirees who move there for the mild winters and whatnot, just waiting to die. You just wait until you're 85 and the arthritis in the winter gets so bad you'd rather die than suffer anymore, and you will see the appeal of Florida.
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    Hurricane Ian

    I lived in Panama City Beach during hurricane Michael, the trailer I rode the storm out in survived better than most of my neighbors did. I watched as the storm pealed off the roof of my neighbor's house like a sardine can. Scary stuff. We lucked out, big time. Anyways, regarding FEMA, guy...
  14. SuperDave

    Things go from bad to worse (and just when they were looking up)

    It's true. Ma Mopar built the Torqueflight trannies to start up in park without the pump engaged to avoid dragging against the starter. You CAN start it in neutral, but it makes the starter run hotter and it pulls more amperage thru the electric cable, which can heat it up excessively. No one...
  15. SuperDave

    What I take manifold should I use?

    It's a "B" motor, a short deck big block (383, 400). Regardless of the heads, you need an intake for the block. "RB" blocks (raised block, or tall deck (413, 426 wedge & 440) have a longer bore so they have a taller block, which makes the intake a bit wider so the two intakes won't interchange...
  16. SuperDave

    Second battery, choosing a solenoid

    I just looked, that's outside my budget.
  17. SuperDave

    Second battery, choosing a solenoid

    That's good advise, @John Kirby & @'66 Fury I thank you. I hadn't considered that. I already have large grommets ordered for wiring, a hole saw assortment & I can get a length of 3/4" plastic corrugated conduit I can use to plumb an exhaust port from the trunk battery box to the floor behind...
  18. SuperDave

    At LAST! A REAL Custom Seat Cover Maker, with GOOD Product!

    I just "perved" their website, impressive indeed. While I'm not a fan of the saddle blanket covers, (they look too much like Wally World seat covers for my tastes) to each their own. The exotics & camo aren't my style either. But they do offer vinyl, what they call "soft touch", and perforated...
  19. SuperDave

    Second battery, choosing a solenoid

    No doubt! Takes a special sort to love them big body Mopar's most others would pass by without a glance, and the fellowship here on this site is above and beyond what one would find for other classes or body styles.
  20. SuperDave

    Second battery, choosing a solenoid

    When I lived in Florida, they were used every other week. Lots of dumbasses in the sunshine state. It is ground zero for Florida-Man after all. Not to mention all the tourists who forget to pack their brains for their vacation. In the 2 years since my return to Texas, I've only used them maybe 3...