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Technical questions about Mopar builds, repairs, and anything else Mopar.

Saggy Cylinders

I’ve purchased a ’72 Barracuda wherethe 318 was replaced with a 440. I did notnotice originally, but the engine appears tobe low, in that the tie rod is lightly contactingthe bottom of the oil pan, and the lowerradiator hose is resting on

Mod Squad

I own a 1970 Barracuda with the ModTop, I bought this car in 2014. I am toldthat there are stickers that should goinside the side windows that say “ModTop.” Where do these go, exactly?See the diagram below. The stickersare placed

The Wanderer

I finally got thechance to complete the ’73knuckle disc conversion on my’66 Chrysler. The calipers areinstalled rear-hung, as OEM.The good news is brakes work.The main reason for thisquestion is to ask you aboutsteering sensitivity. I

Rubberized

I have a 1970 ’Cuda with the rubber frontbumper. A friend of mine just bought aGTO with what seems to be a similar frontbumper, he says it is called “Endura.” Ismine rubber, Endura, or what?It isn’t rubber, at least in the technicalsense,

Pillared

I caught some of a TV show at a friend’shouse, they were restoring some Mopar.The commentator said that because itwas a 2-door hardtop, it only had two pillars,A and B. Is this correct?No. The commentator must haveassumed, wrongly,

Got It Covered

I bought a 1970 Charger 500 about 4 years ago. It seemed like a pretty good deal at the time, but I have since found out otherwise. I don’t regret buying the car, but it’s a little more work that I was anticipating. I keep telling myself

Shocking Development

I have a 1967 273-2 Dart with 22,000 miles, a true survivor—of sorts. While there is minimal rust, the paint is very poor. The car ran great, though, except for some minor leaks (timing cover, transmission yoke). My plan, which I have

‘Cuda Been Truckin’

Over the years, I have seen original 1969Barracuda Formula S’ truck finish panelsrise in price from several hundred dollarsto over $2300 at swap meets like Carlisle.Metro Parts Co. advertises their “All new”Finish Panel for $465. Have you

Wiped Out

Can you tell me if thewiper motor from a 1970 Dodge Charger(3-speed) could be used temporarily ona 1967 Dodge Coronet (original variablespeed) without modification? I am tryingto finally get my Coronet to the MoparNationals but found the

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