My 1971 Dodge Polara

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    Thought I would post a few pics of my new Polara. There were a couple of threads on here discussing it. Overall I’m very happy with the car. Right now I just plan on enjoying it.
    It’s a 383 car. I did have dual exhaust put on yesterday- had single when I got it. The exhaust may not be to everyone’s liking but I had the mufflers and used them. Not to much drone inside. Do have some things I will probably do to the car in the future.
     
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    383, non air, drum brakes. Does have power steering. 8.75 rear. The car drives super nice!
     
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    Love the front end on these 71 Polara’s

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    Car has been repainted I know but doesn’t matter to me. I plan on maybe putting some different wheels on it and tires.
     
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    Good looking car! Like the color. Looks nice all stock and original. Good find.
     
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    Video of the exhaust. Like I said I had the mufflers so I used them. Not bad on the inside and I sorta like them. Real big difference in the stock single exhaust lol
     
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    With the exhaust change is there any difference in the way it runs or the power you can feel?
     
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    My favorite model/year car of all time
     
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    Good looking machine. The blue looks great in your pictures. Congratulations!

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    Ran the same... Runs good. Maybe a little more peppy. Imagine u would feel more with HP manifolds or headers. Down the line I will add HP manifolds.
     
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    I will probably put a 140 mph speedo in it. I have one but it’s for a 72-73. And as far as the wheels go poverty caps and a set of Road Wheels. That way I will have several different options from time to time. And may put a stroker in it way down the line. But I’m just gonna enjoy it as she is now. I’m extremely happy with her and this car drives like a dream!!
     
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    Road wheels are always a good choice with these cars but finding a set of decent correct centres at a reasonable price will be a challenge. Great looking car as is. :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks. I will also be keeping the current wheels. That’s probably what I will run for awhile.
     
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    I believe it has the wrong washer bottle- I know these can be pricey and the wrong drivers side mirror. I will leave that alone for now I kinda like the round one that’s on there. The car still has points. May upgrade to a electronic ignition at somepoint but in no rush to do so. It fires right up etc....
     
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    Washer bottle appears to be correct.
    Being a non necessity that is something you buy when it lands on your plate.
     
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    Thanks polara71! I thought it was the wrong one. And u r correct about being a non necessity.
     
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    I said appears, from the one photo it does look correct. I saw this car at Carlisle, I was disappointed to learn it had been repainted. It's a nice car regardless.
     
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    Yes it has been repainted. I like it regardless. I will have to get a better pic of the washer reservoir. Not that big of a deal . Everything works on the car and it is a true pleasure to drive.
     
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