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Jul
31

Just an update on RMS AlterKtion

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While I was building my Hemi Mirada 5 years ago, I had some friendly conversation here regarding my choice of RMS AlterKtion front suspension. Needless to say, there were a few "mixed reviews", mostly relying on speculation, as nobody had installed this suspension in our cars. I promised I would post an update after I'd driven the car a while. So, five years and almost 20000 miles later, I am keeping my promise. I drive the shit out of that car every time I take it out. I haven't changed a...

Just an update on RMS AlterKtion
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Nov
14

3.9 L Mirada CMX

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I just picked up a 98 Dakota low mileage 3.9 Magnum drivetrain to put in my son's 81 CMX. I plan on using all of the electronics, etc. I'm thinking about a turbo setup or supercharger. Has anyone here boosted a 3.9 Magnum, and if so, what parts did you use? There don't seem to be a lot of performance parts for these engines.
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Jul
28

Not mine, saw on Craigslist.

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87 Chrysler fifth avenue
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Jul
16

The Miradas did well this weekend!

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Just got back from a great show at Carlisle. Miradas showed well, in a small but competitive class. Kevin's beautiful 360 four speed Mirada took first in class, the Hemi Mirada took second and Joe Jr's took third. Not bad for the red-headed step-children of the Mopar world!
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Jun
24

A question for the slant six gurus

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My son's 81 Mirada was an original slant six car, but the previous owner somewhere along the line replaced the factory engine with a mid-sixties 170 slant six. The casting number, 2463230-2 seems to indicate post '64 production. The stamping, EW170R 2869 0075 is a little more obscure. The W might indicate a warranty block, and the E might indicate 1967 production year, but that's not my question. This engine runs very well, with an initial timing of 24 degrees BTDC and total mechanical...

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Jun
24

A question for the slant six gurus

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My son's 81 Mirada was an original slant six car, but the previous owner somewhere along the line replaced the factory engine with a mid-sixties 170 slant six. The casting number, 2463230-2 seems to indicate post '64 production. The stamping, EW170R 2869 0075 is a little more obscure. The W might indicate a warranty block, and the E might indicate 1967 production year, but that's not my question. This engine runs very well, with an initial timing of 24 degrees BTDC and total mechanical...

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Oct
18

repop brake and fuel lines

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Does anyone know if somebody makes pre-bent fuel and brake lines for a Mirada? My son's car could use both, and in my old age I've become a little lazy. It's just a little easier that making them myself, and usually looks better.
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