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  • old school
    started a topic 68 cuda fornula S fastback resto

    68 cuda fornula S fastback resto

    I am starting a thread about the restoration of my cuda. It is a numbers matching, 1968 formula S fastback. it is a 383 with a four speed. The color is burgandy poly on the outside, and maroon on the inside.

    My plan is to put a 572-605 big block in it. it will be an aluminum block as I am trying to get the care as light as possible. It will also have an altercation front suspension and a Dana 60 with 3.73 gears. I will be installing a 5 speed overdrive transmission.

    This is my first A Body restoration, I have always wanted to restore an A body, as you can see in my signature I have 2 Chargers and 2 Cuda convertibles. So far, finding the parts to restore this car, has been tougher than any of the other cars. All my other cars have 500" or larger motors and make between 700 and 850 hp. No reason to change that with this car! I drive all of the cars on the street.

    I bought the car 2 years ago, and started the body work almost a year ago. I just got it back from the body and paint - so now I am starting to put it back together with all the pieces and parts I have been acquiring over the last 2 years.
    Here are some photos of the car when I purchases 3/2011.

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    Hemi Denny coilover front suspension. Click image for larger version

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    Pics... Click image for larger version

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  • old school
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    I want to post my dyno sheets and all of my progress pics. it only let me post these 2. now says the files are to large. I have some awesome pics...

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    Hemi Denn Click image for larger version

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  • old school
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    Moving along got the motor installed. Also have a new passion 5 speed Overdrive. With​ the tubular suspension I have a ton of room for some large tube custom headers.... Click image for larger version

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  • Cranky
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    Hate that the pics are gone.....and looks like you got some great numbers off the dyno!

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  • old school
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    Originally posted by hemi67s View Post
    At least its making good power to haul fat chicks...... lol
    no fat bitches in this car. not enough room!

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  • DemonTed
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    10-roger that. I'm thinking of going to the muscle car race. Not sure if I can swing it though.

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  • hemi67s
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    Originally posted by DemonTed View Post

    You're a hoot!
    Been to the track lately????
    Wanted to run the shybird at the grudge/no prep race but it got rained out. Other then that I went once with Glenn/ hemibee68.

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  • DemonTed
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    Originally posted by hemi67s View Post
    At least its making good power to haul fat chicks...... lol
    You're a hoot!
    Been to the track lately????

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  • hemi67s
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    At least its making good power to haul fat chicks...... lol

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  • old school
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    No joy ongetting the dyno sheets posted you're just going to have to take my word for it...😉😁
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  • old school
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    dyno sheets. the top two are with the 3x manifold and dominator. the bottom two are with a mopar 337 manifold and 850 double pumper. that combo really runs out of steam fast! but still made 850 hp... I can not get my dyno sheets to work. when I figure it out I will post..

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  • old school
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    well its been awhile. the motor is done and dynoed. I'm picking it up Saturday. to re-cap it is :
    indy aluminum block
    572-13 heads. they got 410 cfm out of them
    solid roller 284/290 @.050 .800"
    jessel 1.7 rocker arms
    13.5 cr
    indy 3x intake
    oliver 7.100 rods
    went with 588" 4.5x4.625

    the motor made 961 hp 6400 862 tq.. will post pics of it in the car soon....
    I'm trying to attach a photo of my dyno sheet and graph, but I keep getting a pop up blocker, so I'll post it as soon as I figure this out

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