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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2011, 11:23:51 PM »
Also, how hard/pricey is it to change the auto (I believe that carsales one is) to a manual?

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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2011, 12:23:47 AM »
That car is odd, Definatly got a 392 hemi, defiantly not original, since they stopped making those in '58. But they've painted it up to look like a 426, even removed the plug lead shields to look like a 426, which is the correct hemi for this car. Pretty cool though all the same still a hemi and defiantly wouldn't be pulling it out to put a wedge motor in, maybe to make way for a 426 hemi but that would be it, you will be hard pressed finding a good manual box that will bolt to the back of that 392 block, they have a bolt pattern unique to the early hemis so nothing else will go straight on, though there would be mobs in the states who would offer conversion kits to run different bolt pattern boxes to early hemi, turbo pattern adaptor would be the go, would keep your gearbox options open.

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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2011, 12:42:55 AM »
So, what would you suggest? Just leave well enough alone? Or put a slightly bigger Hemi in?

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« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2011, 12:48:40 AM »
That being said, I could just spend a lot more money are get a '68 charger. Well, the bank would spend a lot more money.

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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2011, 08:02:16 AM »
I would leave it alone, sourcing and fitting a 426 hemi into that car would not be a cheap excercise, also nothing is interchangeable between them two motors. It looks like a good car left as is. 727 tourqueflight boxes are generally a pretty tough auto, besides, if ur changing gears you won't have a free hand to cop a feel of jen hawkins in the passenger seat :rub:  :rol:

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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2011, 08:53:46 AM »
LOL! I don't think my fiance would be too happy about me fondling Jen Hawkins.

I just feel that, if I'm going to buy such a car, I want it to be a manual, that being said, most of the ones I've found aren't manual, therefore I can basically rule that out unless I change* a crap load of things that I honestly can't be bothered doing. But, that being said, when there's a will, there's a way.

Read as spend more money

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« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2011, 08:59:57 AM »
http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/private/details.aspx?Cr=4&R=10963628&keywords=&trecs=10&__sid=132880A2C454&__Ns=pCar_RankSort_Int32|1||pCar_PriceSort_Decimal|1||pCar_Make_String|0||pCar_Model_String|0&__Qpb=1&tsrc=allcarhome&__Nne=15&seot=1&__N=1216%201246%201247%201252%201282%204294966398%204294952521&silo=1011

*drool* that's a very nice car, I'd be paying that back for quite a while I'd imagine. I think I'm sold on that one lol, all I need now is a FT job, not this casual one I have at the moment.

Also, Chargers came out in manuals, is there anyway I could (if I can get one) use a manual from the time, if you get what I mean.

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« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2011, 09:41:07 PM »
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Hey guys and/or gals, this is my first thread here at American Muscle Cars Australia and just by looking around, theres some good knowledge here. Now, I'm a young-un with a passion for Dodge Chargers from 66-70, the good years in my opinion. Now, on to my question, I will be buying one in the near future and plan to put a decent size V8 in it, I don't really care, but, wanted some opinions on whats the best ideally for one? I've heard a few things and the majority say a 440, from what I remember.

Thanks for reading my ramblings.


How ya doin Mr Young-un I come across a 1970 Dodge you might be interested in , good luck with it all

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That thing is awesome!
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« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2011, 09:21:59 AM »
Agreed dude, agreed. Things a monster.

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« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2011, 12:41:58 PM »
That bad ass black Challenger is awsome. ( nearly as good as mine ) :zip:
Good luck trying to get it on the road with the new engineering rules though.

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