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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Dodge Colt
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:54 pm 
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Thanks guys, looking forward to racing with you guys as well.
It's just easier to post pictures on FABO, so most of my comments and photos are over there.
But I will keep posting here as well.
I got the Wilwood spindles yesterday, I will find out how they are going to work tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Dodge Colt
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:34 am 
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Is it under the Slant 6 section over there?

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Dodge Colt
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:18 am 
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Since it's not an A Body, I placed the thread in the Mopar Racer Forum.
Here is a link to the thread.
https://www.forabodiesonly.com/mopar/th ... lt.442249/

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Dodge Colt
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:10 am 
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I have been working on the front spindle issue for quite a while now.
Last week I sent all the ball joints and Mustang II spindles back to Speedway and Jegs.
I just could not make any of it work with my old parts.

At first when I spoke with Strange they said they had no parts for my old stuff.
After talking with one of their tech guys I did find a rotor I can use.
So I ordered them and it looks like I am in business.
They sell a rotor caliper for these rotors and I would need to build mounts to my spindles.
I can use my spindles and front end parts. I just need pads for these AIRHEART calipers.
The worn out rotors were the problem that started this whole process.

Here is the old rotor next to the new rotor.


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Dodge Colt
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Sweet!! That's awesome! I'm glad you got (are getting?) that figured out.

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Dodge Colt
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:17 pm 
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Lots of stuff working, not much finished. I did get the hood mounted. Found front brake pads and O-rings for the calipers. Trying decide if I want to build an aluminum trans as my main gearbox. Liberty will do steel bushings front and rear so it will be like the race case. Either a 2.66 or 2.47 first gear set. 30 lbs lighter than a steel setup. I have an old DC aluminum tailshaft housing for either front case I run.


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Dodge Colt
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:38 pm 
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Sorry for not keeping up on my postings.
I joined Facebook this week so I could post on some Pro Stock and Don Hardy groups.
I have gotten some good info from some folks so I guess it will be worth it.

This week I almost finished the mating of the Lakewood Bell Housing to the block.
I have gotten the Flywheel, thanks Will, surfaced and mounted for fit.
Using a McLeod disk and a DC Green cover PP.
I will be using a Hyd throw out bearing.
Just need to fit the starter and it will be done.
Here is the complete mock-up.
Next to roll all this under the frame rails and trim the mid-plate and start constructing the front motor mounts.


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Dodge Colt
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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Dodge Colt
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Nice!

Any idea what that car will weigh when its all setup?



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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Dodge Colt
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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Dodge Colt
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:55 am 
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Greg no idea on weight. I know they added weight when it was a Hemi 4 speed car to run Pro Stock in the late 70's.
I have found the weight plates on the rear valance.
The driver then was around 230 lbs, I am at 180 so there is 50 lbs!
I have aircraft scales at work but I can't get them out of the plant right now.
I know it put it on the jack stands like I would do my Cuda and the Colt was WAY different.
I lifted up on the front and the dang thing started to rotate.
So I had to rethink that set up.
I have read on the interweb about the 4 foot 2x4 and a bathroom scale.
But till I mount the engine and get it all together it's not much point.
Shooting for 2250 with driver.

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Dodge Colt
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:19 am 
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Working on engine and bellhousing placement.
Took the front end off for the first time, that is sweet to work on stuff.
Mid plate is proving to be a challenge.
Found 92 pounds of lead under the fuel cell.
So there is a 10th, right?

Little bits at a time.


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