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Dec
08

My cousins “Twin” Challenger

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This a little bit of a long story, but hope you enjoy it to some extent. A couple of days ago at work one of the guys was going through Craigslist adds and pulled up a local 1974 Duster project car. Since he knew I liked Mopars, he showed it to me. My heart sort of sank a little as I recognized the car in the pictures. It belongs to my cousin who bought it years ago as a father/son project. Not long after getting the car and tearing it apart, his son started to have diabiliting headaches....

My cousins "Twin" Challenger
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Dec
05

8 3/4 29 vs 10 spline yoke?

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As I go through my 8 3/4, I'm think of going a few upgrades. One is going to the bigger yoke with for 1350 U-joints. I have the option of the 10 or 29 spline yoke, is one better then the other strength wise?
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Nov
24

Whatever happened to PlastiKote paint?

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I am getting ready to paint my block in Hemi Orange, and a friend of mine recommended PlastiKote 226. I use to see the stuff all over the place, but now no one in town carries it, and Amazon says 1 to 2 months to get it. I don't think they went out of business, since they say they can get it. Just seems strange to me, but thought that someone here might know what is happening with them.
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Nov
18

Sure-grip cone style driving characteristics ?

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I finally dug into my 8 3/4 to see what I had, only to be a little surprised to find a cone style Sure-grip. The car is a base 73 Challenger, so a limited slip sort of seemed out of place, but I won't complain. So, for those that have driven them, are there any complaints? I know it is not as favored as the clutch style, but if it turns out to be in good usable shape, it would save money for other things that the car needs. If the cones does not need rebuilding, I will be into it for around...

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Nov
17

Chip Foose Cuda design changes

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I found this interesting, Chip makes 3 subtle that he thinks makes the car look better. Your thoughts?

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Nov
12

PayPal/ eBay Bucks deal

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If you are needing to make a big purchase on eBay, now is a great time to do it. If you spend $600 or more in one purchase you get 24 months with no interest( Need to make 24 equal payments). Also, right now eBay is doing 10 percent back in eBay Bucks. Just thought I would share. Either deal is good, but getting both does not come around often. I ended up getting a 8 3/4 B body housing with axles from Doctor Diff. Seemed like as good of a deal as I would be able to find.
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Nov
10

Challenger grill emblem

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This came off a 1970, but fits all the rest as far as I know. No pitting, but one broken off mount. There is still a good portion of the broken mount, so might be able to use it too. $35 plus shipping from 97321, no PayPal fee.

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