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1970 Convertible Challenger 440

Hi guys,

After 23 years I am leaving the camaro world for a 1970 Dodge Challenger convertible 440. I have never had a Mopar in my life and this is all new two me. I am very excited for a new challenge, something different.

I have a stupid question what body style is it considered an A body, B body, E body? I'm not sure. The owner says it has a 727 trans in it, chevys are easy to identify is there a way to identify Mopar transmissions? I am also going to convert it to a 4 speed car what is involved? The chevy conversion is easy, I know I would have to put a 4 speed hump in it, is everything else basically the same as a chevy?

What is a good resource for parts and are there any specific Mopar bulletin boards that I can get involved in besides hotrodders.com. Thanks for all of you help

Jim

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Old 07-02-2007, 08:13 AM
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With Mopars going nuts in value, I think you are doing darn good......a Cuda or Challenger convert with a 440 is near the top of the heap!

That's an e body. Do a search on google for a forum.

The trans is likely a 727 as big block passenger cars & trucks had them. The 904 was for small blocks & six, but there are some SB 727 equipped cars. The bell pattern is different on sb & bb. Pretty sure the 4 speeds are the same, but watch out for the mid 70s 4 speeds that are actually a 3 speed with 4th being an OD.

These cars are a little different than Chevies. They do get road noise through the front suspension design, and the doors are so heavy that the whole car shakes when you slam them, even when new. But you just can't get a more slick muscle convertible to pull into a cruise with.

I'll bet you will end up shopping for a six pack at some point, too.......and a shaker hood....and a.....
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Go over to "Cuda-Challenger.com", you will find everything you need.

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Cool! Good luck with it. I had a chance to pick up a primered 1970 Cuda with a 383 but the seller didn't want to come down on the price. I wish I would have bought it now.
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