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Old 04-07-2004, 11:54 PM
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Well I have seen a Lot of 350 chevy mopar hot rods also a few 302 ones too... I Have just set only goal and olny one goal for my truck and that is to Make Mopar only parts on it. Well I wish me luck!

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Keeping your Mopar all Mopar shouldn't be a very hard task. There are a couple things you can do depending on what you want for your truck and how deep your pockets are.

Since you're young and probably don't have a lot to spend then I will suggest you look in your local paper for used cars and pick up a good running but rusted out late 60's or early 70's V8 (273/318/360) Dodge Dart, or Plymouth Duster/Valiant with a small block and torqueflight auto trans. Unless you want a big block stay away from the bigger Mopars of that era. You should be able to pick one up pretty cheap (under $500) and you can use almost all the drive line parts including the rear end. Other things like steering column and seats may also be useful.

If you want a big block (383/440) then look for a larger car. Most of the big Chryslers had the 383 at a minimum. If you go that route chances are the rear end will be too wide to use so you'll have to pick up one that will fit at a wrecking yard.

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Old 04-08-2004, 08:19 AM
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Good luck, that's my goal with my 54 dodge.

If it's mopar or no car you wouldn't want to make it half a car by putting in brand X parts would you?

Another place to shop for parts is 1980's fifth aveenues, grand furys, and diplomats. They have one of the best suspensions to upgrade with, and if you find a police version everything has some extra beef. You may also find leather interiors in these.

If your looking to keep it original, Ebay really has quite abit for the old mopars, I've found several hard to find parts quite cheap there.

Good luck.
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Old 04-08-2004, 10:52 AM
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That's the big thing out at the dragstip....everybody runs a small block Chevy, or there's even a Mustang with a BBC.

Dad prides himself on the fact that the Duster is ALL Mopar...408 stroker, 727 to a 8.75" rear. (Although I think he has plans to go with a Moser 9")
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IMHO the 318/360 and 383/440 are some of the best engines ever built. Can't go wrong with any of them.
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Old 04-08-2004, 12:59 PM
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I'm going to have it be a small Block truck till i find some cash then my W9 engine gets moving. I found a few Grad furys that have the IFS like on volares even with a 360 727 and a 9 1/4 rear on them! Other than that I'm going to just do a stock rebuild on the motor and put in a 4 spd I have here I'm planing on maybe driving it once this summer with no rebuild or anything Just everything put in place and safe to drive. Wish me Luck!

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Old 04-09-2004, 07:28 AM
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good call, the way I see it all if its a chevy put a chevy engine in it, Ford- ford engine, Dodge- Dodge engine.

well, thats just the way I feel.
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good call, the way I see it all if its a chevy put a chevy engine in it, Ford- ford engine, Dodge- Dodge engine.

well, thats just the way I feel.
The way I see it....If it's a Chevy, leave the Chevy in it.

If it's anything else, put a Chevy in it toooooooooo.............
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The way I see it....If it's a Chevy, leave the Chevy in it.

If it's anything else, put a Chevy in it toooooooooo.............
Naw.... go with a HEMI. They go with anything.

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Old 04-09-2004, 09:59 PM
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The way I see it....If it's a Chevy, leave the Chevy in it.

If it's anything else, put a Chevy in it toooooooooo.............
In my opinion, if it has a engine that runs and makes the car roll, keep it.


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The way I see it....If it's a Chevy, leave the Chevy in it.

If it's anything else, put a Chevy in it toooooooooo.............
I guess for the slow stuff like your green farm truck it's OK, but anything COOL should have a Hemi?

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Old 04-10-2004, 08:24 AM
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YUP!

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Old 04-10-2004, 08:55 AM
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Hey guy, you're putting this mill in a truck? I did an ALL MOPAR (thank you very much) 365 ramcharger, it was really a great truck. It was so big that I kinda wish I put a big block in it. I would suggest the extra cubes for your project-

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Old 04-10-2004, 01:22 PM
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Yeah plans change for sure. I found a nice little 383 that i'm going to have rebuilt and slap a 833 behinde while the sure grip 8 3/4 we have here will do the burn outs

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