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Old 02-23-2010, 12:06 PM
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my new 71 Dodge Demon

I just bought a 71 Dodge Demon. The body is in great shape! Was put in storage for 15 years. It has a slant six(which is great, cause I want to make it my daily driver). But I have the K member for a 440, which I'm gonna hold onto for later down the road. But my question is this: where are the best places to find good replacement parts for the suspension? It doesn't need too much. But I'm gonna need to drive it about 600mi by the summer time. So I need to get started...
Also, What parts are universal for mopar cars? I don't know much about mopar stuff. I know its an A-body. But what years have interchangeable parts?

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Old 02-23-2010, 07:39 PM
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I can't help you much, but I'd love to see a built up (turbo?) slant six. There's ancient Jeep 4.0 engines (tracing back to the early 1960s Rambler passenger car inline six engines) making over 500hp with a hairdrier. Plus it'd get a lot more looks than a v8 unless it has something really neat on it (blower).

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Post some pics for us.


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I will definetley put some pictures up as I go through it. Very excited about the build.

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try Mancinis racing, or Schumachers or better yet....go to Bigblockdart.com........join that site..........there are bunches of guys very knowledgeable on parts and where to get them.
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for suspension Parts when I had my 72 GSS Demon , I used nothing but Moog ( I used this place for parts https://www.p-s-t.com/c-606-tubular-...FQvyDAodmmT3cQ ) , and check the boots on the torsion bars for grease as they will dry out and make a loud booming noise in the body when you turn or hit bumps as for parts the Demon is its own monster , front fenders are darts , the back is a duster , and all the under pinnings are A body mopar ( measure the wheel base as there is supossedly 2 lengths) if it has the 6 it has the 7.5 rearend which a lawn mower can tax out ( I had 200K on one in a 6 cyl model but it whined like a blower) and if you use the 440 K member remember to use the big disc brakes ( 11"+ ) in the front and the v-8 bars if you drive it on the street as I found out it likes to go all over and not stop with the 10" brakes and the 6 cylinder torsion bars cranked up and the 8 3/4 axles are getting hard to find ( I used a 9.25 I had cut down from a diplomat ) I had 4 of them all 72's ,2 in tor red ( 1 GSS 340-6/4 , 1 a 225/904 , one in sassyfrass green 318 auto bench ( I think someone painted it looked blue in spots ) and one in Dark met Blue ( also painted with newer color ) no motor when I got it it had RB 413 and 727 pushbutton when it was sold. have fun and post pictures ...

oh and I forgot to add Find a Mopar club , they won't look down on you like you have a granny 4 dr dart , its a Oddity to see a Demon and they will help you alot , th club I belonged to here in Chicago they always wanted one of my cars at a show , and people didn't know what it was alot thought it was a custom made car ...

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Thanks a lot guys! I'll def look into a Mopar club. See what I can find. And I have a simple question that I have heard/read the answer to, but for the life of me, can remember. Can you use a manuel brake MC for power brakes? I'm pretty sure the answer is no, but I'm not 100%.
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not recommended as it will make the brakes overly sensitive to lock up . as the pressures in a manual cylinder is higher than power ( bore is smaller in a manual set up ) , but some vehicles the pressure is atributed to the pedal ratio ( different holes in the arm of the brake pedal to adjust ratio ) .
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I forgot one thing , check the quarter pans ( the part of the quarter panel behind the wheels ) as I have found they like to collect sand and dirt and stuff and causes a rustout from the inside I vacumed mine out on one car and pulled about 5 pounds of dirt/dust out of it and some newspapers . ( the car never saw snow or salt ) the gap is small so you have to make a wand for the vacum cleaner to reach in there .
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here try this
or rockauto might have stuff like that
http://www.pentastarparts.com.au
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