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Re: My '74 Power Wagon I Ordered from Dodge on 8/73
« Reply #1850 on: June 10, 2020, 08:17:07 am »
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    Re: My '74 Power Wagon I Ordered from Dodge on 8/73
    « Reply #1851 on: June 10, 2020, 09:45:24 am »
    Not to mention,  old iron is much better looking!
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    Re: My '74 Power Wagon I Ordered from Dodge on 8/73
    « Reply #1852 on: June 10, 2020, 04:27:49 pm »
    I was driving home from work today and some guy in a Ford Lighting pulled up next to me at a signal.
    He asked me if I had my "pink" with me. I told him I've had my "pink" for 44 years.
    I told him I had more horsepower than he did... but that didn't stop me. He got me off the line a little because I lit the tires on take off through first, first over, second and partially through second over. Had to counter steer into the torque drift. I started to pass him at 65 but we both let off because it was the smart thing to do at that point.
    My daughter, in her Challenger SRT, would have blown his doors off. Even without a supercharger... like the Lighting has.

    He He He!   ;D
    I'd rather push a DODGE than drive a chevy or a ford!!!!!!
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    Re: My '74 Power Wagon I Ordered from Dodge on 8/73
    « Reply #1853 on: June 11, 2020, 06:16:04 pm »
    I'm glad to hear he got shut down!
    Well if I could have put in 4 High... he would have been totally embarrassed.
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    Re: My '74 Power Wagon I Ordered from Dodge on 8/73
    « Reply #1854 on: June 11, 2020, 06:17:01 pm »
    Not to mention,  old iron is much better looking!
    That era of Ferd trucks was extremely ugly.
    500 c.i.- Scat Crank, Scat Rods, Indy Aluminum heads, Comp XR280HR Cam, Six-Pack, Milodon 8 qt. Pan, 727  (reverse-manual, low band apply, 5 clutch disc, 3 qt. xtra. pan), N.P. 205, Ford 9" rear axle (4:11, 31 spline axles, Detroit Locker, converted/ disc brakes). Dana 44 front (converted/ disc, 4:10, Tru-Trac limited slip). Hydra Boost Brake Booster, Gear Vendors OD. 600+ ft. lbs. of torque

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    Re: My '74 Power Wagon I Ordered from Dodge on 8/73
    « Reply #1855 on: June 12, 2020, 10:45:57 am »
    That era of Ferd trucks was extremely ugly.

    YEP!
    I'd rather push a DODGE than drive a chevy or a ford!!!!!!
    77 400/727 RC
    79 360/727 RC
    80 318/435 TD
    93 CTD W250 club cab
    73 Charger SE 400/727 
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    Re: My '74 Power Wagon I Ordered from Dodge on 8/73
    « Reply #1856 on: June 12, 2020, 03:24:33 pm »
    No doubt!
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    Re: My '74 Power Wagon I Ordered from Dodge on 8/73
    « Reply #1857 on: July 31, 2020, 10:40:24 pm »
    My truck has been feeling a little sluggish lately. Kinda like it felt back in 2013.  That same issue I had here back in October 2013... https://ramchargercentral.com/mopar-trucks/my-'74-power-wagon-i-ordered-from-dodge-on-873/msg1970753/#msg1970753
    Wow! I can't believe it's been almost 7 years ago I had that problem. I really like Ramcharger Central just for the reason I have my history where I can access past issues with my truck. I was thinking it was just a couple of years ago I had this diaphragm problem.
    Sure enough, taking the pods off I found a slight tear in one of the rubbers...

    It's hard to see. Top one at the four o'clock position. The tear starts at the screw hole and goes into the vacuum area ever so slightly. Enough to keep it from opening fully.
    I put a new set on yesterday and holy cow! Talk about cheap horsepower! My ex son in law told me the outboard carbs add about 100 hp.
    It really rips again.
     
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    Re: My '74 Power Wagon I Ordered from Dodge on 8/73
    « Reply #1858 on: August 1, 2020, 12:17:49 am »
    A  little but of JB weld would have fixed them.  ;D
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    Re: My '74 Power Wagon I Ordered from Dodge on 8/73
    « Reply #1859 on: August 1, 2020, 04:14:13 pm »
    A  little but of JB weld would have fixed them.  ;D
    Now, I'm a big proponent of JB Weld... but I don't think it would work here.  ;D
    Black Silicon Adhesive might work in an emergency. Like when these guys are on Galactic Backorder. Which happens quite frequently.
    I've found these pills are very finicky. So patching them back up probably wouldn't work well at all.
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    Re: My '74 Power Wagon I Ordered from Dodge on 8/73
    « Reply #1860 on: August 1, 2020, 05:55:09 pm »

    ...My truck has been feeling a little sluggish lately....taking the pods off I found a slight tear in one of the rubbers...


    ...a 'problem' too few people have ever had the pleasure of having...  ;D {cruise} {cool}
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    Re: My '74 Power Wagon I Ordered from Dodge on 8/73
    « Reply #1861 on: August 1, 2020, 10:27:44 pm »
    ...a 'problem' too few people have ever had the pleasure of having...  ;D {cruise} {cool}
    A lot of people rag on the Six Packs. Yes, they can be pains, but if you tune them like I did from the article here... https://ramchargercentral.com/technical-discussion/the-best-way-to-tune-a-holley-carburetor!/
    they are a wonderful set up.
    By the way... tuning any Holley carb of that configuration (3310 series) will do wonders to the driveability of engines equipped with them.
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    Re: My '74 Power Wagon I Ordered from Dodge on 8/73
    « Reply #1862 on: Yesterday at 07:25:47 am »
    ...oh I wasn't raggin' - just the opposite; I was just implying that replacing diaphragms in a 6-Pak is a wonderful 'problem' to have (even a 4-pak Holley), and yours is quite well dialed in, which is another very rare and awesome aspect of your truck too {cool}
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    Wanted:  '71 Dodge Dart Custom (4-door) - running, all-stock restorable car in good condition
     

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    Re: My '74 Power Wagon I Ordered from Dodge on 8/73
    « Reply #1863 on: Yesterday at 07:53:53 am »
    Kurt
    Have you thought about these yet;
    https://fitechefi.com/product/go-efi-tri-power-600hp-system/
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    Re: My '74 Power Wagon I Ordered from Dodge on 8/73
    « Reply #1864 on: Yesterday at 04:25:57 pm »
    Kurt
    Have you thought about these yet;
    https://fitechefi.com/product/go-efi-tri-power-600hp-system/
    Jim
    Nah.
    If I was ever to go the EFI route...  I'd much rather go the SMPI route.
    To me a throttle body unit is a glorified carburetor. Injectors shooting fuel down the throat of the barrels just doesn't seem high tech to me. I went with that type of system back in the early 90's with a Accel DFI unit. It was noisy and you needed a laptop to keep it in tune. And my unit seemed like it didn't flow what my engine needed.
    When that DFI failed on me back in '93 at Pismo Beach... I had to put a temporary four barrel on to get back home. I couldn't believe my throttle response I had with that 4 barrel carb. 
    I realize they have evolved since I had mine. But the same principle is still there.
    500 c.i.- Scat Crank, Scat Rods, Indy Aluminum heads, Comp XR280HR Cam, Six-Pack, Milodon 8 qt. Pan, 727  (reverse-manual, low band apply, 5 clutch disc, 3 qt. xtra. pan), N.P. 205, Ford 9" rear axle (4:11, 31 spline axles, Detroit Locker, converted/ disc brakes). Dana 44 front (converted/ disc, 4:10, Tru-Trac limited slip). Hydra Boost Brake Booster, Gear Vendors OD. 600+ ft. lbs. of torque

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    Re: My '74 Power Wagon I Ordered from Dodge on 8/73
    « Reply #1865 on: Today at 02:21:12 am »
    tuning each cylinder would be even better ( I ass u me  new autos do ) and only a computer can do that add vvt and now ya got something . So , either stay carbed or GO with devices ALL the way or your wasting yer time/money
     the mag motors have higher compression than the late L/A's ,thanks to the pcm's control of fuel/spark ,  the new hemis have even higher ( when the valve timming is at optimum ) and everyone likes their power................  IMO
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