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Cross Kit 1969 Charger General Lee- Engine Installed-12/06

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, November 18, 2019 11:08 PM

I had the same clear washer reservoir on the 67 Charger.  I painted it tamiya clear blue...restomod. ;)

Thanks,

John

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:01 AM

Thanks Joe and John.

After painting and weathering and masking and trying to air brush Molotow onto the rocker covers(and not succeeding at it this time around) I'm at the point where I think I can post something worth lookin' at. I must've stripped those rocker covers 3 times and tried the Molotow treatment on them. Just wasn't working out this time so I finally grabbed a set of chrome rocker covers from one of my spare Revell Hemi Dart kits that had a 440 in it and put them on. Still have some detail painting on those to do, exhaust manifolds install, carburetor & return spring & bracket and throttle linkage build and install, engine electrical harness and plug wires to put together and install but after a long couple of weeks I figured it was time to post something. I've still got a long way to go on this engine but here it is so far:

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:24 AM

There hasn't been a whole lot in the way of progress over the last 8 days from me but it's because I've been throwing everything I've got at this engine.

Progress so far and ……………...Happy Thanksgiving you guys.

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:18 AM

That there my friend is some ridiculously choice detailing. Truly magnificent work. 

Happy Thanksgiving Brother!

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:03 PM

Thank you good buddy Joe!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well bro!! Yes

                   

 

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, November 28, 2019 1:28 PM

Nice looking motor!  Happy Thanksgiving 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, November 30, 2019 5:58 AM

Thanks John. 'Preciate that buddy! 

 

                   

 

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  • From: Dayton, Ohio USA
Posted by minitanker on Saturday, November 30, 2019 8:50 AM

New member so had a grand catch-up. Perfect NASCAR stance, great wheel/tire choice, excellent engine bay/engine work. Exterior/interior finishes, eyepopping. Raced against a lot of these full size wedge cars. Impressive reconstruction. PaulE

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:14 PM

Thanks alot Paul!! Glad you dropped in and welcome aboard to the forums bud.

                   

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:15 PM

Details added. Now it's time to top it all off with the air cleaner but before I did that I figured I'd snap one more shot so that all the details could be seen. All that's left is the air cleaner and it's time for the assembly to be installed into the car. From there......it's radiator core support install and off to final parts installations.


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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, December 1, 2019 1:53 PM
That's cherry, brother!
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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, December 2, 2019 12:47 PM

Thanks mississippi!! 

                   

 

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:16 AM

That is indeed a bangin' engine. Marvelous work Joe. Now, it's time to bring it home Brutha.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:48 AM

That's one great looking engine, Joe. YesYesYes

-Greg

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:56 AM

now thats a busy engine...going to look awesome in the car.

Nick.

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    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:10 AM

Mustang,

How did you get the wires into the dist? Every time I try I make a hot mess out of it.

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:57 PM

modelcrazy
How did you get the wires into the dist? Every time I try I make a hot mess out of it.

And me, I've been afraid to try, ever since I planned to try it someday, just about 50 years ago.

-Greg

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:29 AM

Thanks you guys. I'll see if I can cover it in a tutorial here. I've got a few pictures gathered together that may help you all out

Ok fellas. Now I can move ahead with the rest of the build now that I've got this part out of the way. I may come up with another air cleaner out of the stash as I'm just not feeling 100% satisfied with this one. But I'll call this completed.....for now.


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and this one just for a little fun:

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:05 AM

Looks fantastic.   Great details.

Thanks,

John

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:53 PM

Thanks John!! It's been brought up on another forum that adding the lower part of the air cleaner may help the way that I feel about the way it looks. I may just give that a try.

                   

 

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  • From: Dayton, Ohio USA
Posted by minitanker on Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:51 PM

Looks pretty tall now, watch hood clearance. PaulE

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:35 PM

What can I say but, NAILED IT! Very sweet engine. I do hope that you find an air cleaner that brings you into an emotional balance with the universe. You car folk are indeed a different sort.Big SmileWink

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:41 PM

mustang1989

Details added. Now it's time to top it all off with the air cleaner but before I did that I figured I'd snap one more shot so that all the details could be seen. All that's left is the air cleaner and it's time for the assembly to be installed into the car. From there......it's radiator core support install and off to final parts installations.


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Sweet work sir!

Btw, on my commute to work I was passed by a untility van that was painted orange and it had the 01 on its sides. I had a good chuckle. 

  • Member since
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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, December 6, 2019 1:47 PM

LOL!!! I've seen that kind of stuff before myself. Always get a laugh out of it. Thanks Steve.

Got the engine and transmission installed this morning so now progress should move right along.

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