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07-16-2010 10:37 AM Plymouth Viper Radiator
One of the most difficult areas to address was the cooling system. The Viper engine was about 8 inches longer than the old Plymouth V8, so what had appeared to be a lot of room turned out to be very tight. Because I live in Phoenix where 115 degrees is common in the summer, I also wanted to get the largest radiator I could fit between the fenders, and have room to mount an AC condenser. I ended up having an aluminum radiator custom made and used a dual fan from a Dodge Durango with a DCC controller.


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07-15-2010 04:55 PM Exhaust for the Plymouth Viper
For an exhaust system I went with SpinTech mufflers and 3" pipes that exit in front of the rear wheels. I was able to fit 275/60x15 Nitto drag radials without cutting, and decided to go with chrome steel wheels for that old school look.


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07-06-2010 10:27 AM Wilwood Rear Brakes for Plymouth Viper
I also put Wilwoods with a parking brake on the rear.


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07-06-2010 10:24 AM Big Front Brakes
With the increased power I wanted to get the largest brakes I could find and still run 15" steel wheels. I found some huge Wilwood disc brakes for the front in a kit from Magnum Force.


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07-02-2010 03:56 PM Steering and Pedals, Difficult Decisions
Since I plan on spending a lot of time actually driving this car when finished, I need to have it comfortable as well as reliable. I want all the controls like the pedals, shifter, and steering to be positioned in the "right" place just like a factory car. I finally settled on a dual brake and clutch pedal assembly from Wilwood and a gas pedal from Lokar. Fortunately the Tremec 6 sp with a Hurst shifter came out in the perfect location. I rebuilt the original power steering box and will plumb it into the Viper power steering pump. I was told that the pressure was close enough that it should work fine.


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