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Post by occasional demons » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:10 am

A pain in the bolster no less.
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Post by JeremyJ » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:55 pm

Too bad they couldn't be suede in the right direction.
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Post by theColonel » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:34 pm

INVUJerry wrote:
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:crybaby: It really improved my Facebook news feed :lol:
We will never be friends, but I'm the one who's still butthurt over being blocked on Facebook :(
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Post by INVUJerry » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:49 pm

theColonel wrote:
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I eat the insides of my Depends

Had a badass time at Carlisle this year. Drove Amit’s 6.4 challenger and now I think I need one myself. Or a 6.4 swapped magnum.

But my goal right now is getting stuff together for my NYG
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INVUJerry wrote:
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Had a badass time at Carlisle this year. Drove Amit’s 6.4 challenger and now I think I need one myself. Or a 6.4 swapped magnum.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:28 am

What- Amit has a Chally now? :shock:
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Post by INVUJerry » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:00 am

Yeah, Amit has had a challenger for 2 years now. A 6.4 scat pack 6 speed. He’s leasing it so he might not have it next year. That thing is a riot to drive. I think they go 12’s bone stock and have an active exhaust valve so over 4500 they really shriek.

My kids absolutely adore Amit and he does a burnout every year for Jerry at TMI

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:49 am

I would love to test drive it if he would let me- I've never driven one.
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Post by INVUJerry » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:27 pm

He let a BUNCH of people rip it up and down 83 next to the hotel. I’m sure he’d let you if you asked.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:16 pm

Okay, Amit... you've been warned. :twisted:
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Post by INVUJerry » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:02 pm

I’ve been talking with Ryan off and on most of the day. I’m thinking of getting a dodge magnum, doing a 6.4 6 speed swap and putting a 300c front end on it. They look tough like that.
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Post by jonnymopar » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:48 pm

That would look pretty great, but my favorite is the one-year-only 2008 nose. Looked mean... then they axe'd the car.
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Post by theColonel » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:20 pm

jonnymopar wrote:
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That would look pretty great, but my favorite is the one-year-only 2008 nose. Looked mean... then they axe'd the car.
I always liked the Magnum ... too bad it wasn't popular with USA car buyers :(
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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:29 pm

jonnymopar wrote:
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That would look pretty great, but my favorite is the one-year-only 2008 nose. Looked mean... then they axe'd the car.
Bam.

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Easiest swap would be a 6.1 and a 5 speed auto, but a 6.4/6 speed would be ultra sweet.
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Post by theColonel » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:39 pm

INVUJerry wrote:
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Bam.

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Easiest swap would be a 6.1 and a 5 speed auto, but a 6.4/6 speed would be ultra sweet.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:22 pm

Beat me to it- I was going to point out that DCX presented the car as a Town and Country wagon in export markets.
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Post by INVUJerry » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:57 am

That car I posted is a stateside magnum with a 300c SRT front bumper. I was looking into putting a charger front on a magnum but you have to heavily modify the front end. The 300 front end is a straight swap.

And SRT-8 Magnums are still rather expensive. The 2.7 magnums burn oil and people blow them up regularly so I’m going to try to find one of those.
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Post by JeremyJ » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:29 am

I've always loved the 300 Touring (wagon). If I had the money, I'd do the swap myself.
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Post by theColonel » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:31 pm

INVUJerry wrote:
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That car I posted is a stateside magnum with a 300c SRT front bumper. I was looking into putting a charger front on a magnum but you have to heavily modify
the front end. The 300 front end is a straight swap.

And SRT-8 Magnums are still rather expensive. The 2.7 magnums burn oil and people blow them up regularly so I’m going to try to find one of those.
2.7 liter V6 is inadequate for the weight of the Dodge Avenger (we had one) ... no wonder people have engine problems. I don't understand why the Charger
front end is so difficult to install on the Magnum. Did the Magnum come out before the Charger ?
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Post by INVUJerry » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:01 pm

The 2.7 itself is fine to drive with, and it gets half decent mileage. My friend who did have one even towed cars on towndollies with it. The problem is they have the same valve stem seal issues and DOHC neons do so as they age they burn oil. They are also prone to sludging just like the 4.7. Both of those add up to a lot of fatalities due to neglect.

They all came out around the same time, but the body lines don’t line up (sides of the doors) along with the front bumper not lining up to mounting points. You can get around it but it is very labor intensive. And body work isn’t cheap.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:18 pm

Spotted today- a 2001 R/T in the parking lot of the Avon, IN Walmart (really needed to be waxed) and, about an hour later, another 2001 (not sure of the trim level) that drove west as I was northbound waiting at a stoplight (this one was shiny!).
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:58 am

I was just in the garage, doing some cleaning on the car and noticed a spider climbing into the opening for the passenger-side wiper arm. :angryfire:

I sprayed some Raid into the opening and noticed the spider running down the hood a few minutes later. I cleaned the cowl around the wiper arm opening and hope that Raid doesn't discolor the cowl plastic or the wiper arm (the arm is NOS that I installed just a few weeks ago). I've seen too many horror story pics on here about spiders taking residence inside of instrument panels and don't want my SRT to join that crowd.
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Post by occasional demons » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:00 am

Put some reusable aluminum filter mesh over the oem inlet "screen". Just make sure it is a snug fit, and attach with zip ties as needed. And pray they don't squeeze in around it.

It is a pain, since you have to remove the wiper arms and cowl screen to access it, but it will keep most small critters out. Since this isn't a daily, it will take a long time before enough dust collects to have to wash it out.

I did this on my '99, and it works pretty well. Nowhere near cabin filter quality, but it keeps broken leaf debris, fuzz, hair, etc from getting in and clogging the A/C evaporator core. Less chances of mold, and rotting gunk blocking the drain too.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:14 pm

Thanks for the suggestion. Sad thing is I just had the arms and cowl removed a few weeks ago and could have done this then.
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Post by INVUJerry » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:27 am

I bought a mag swapped neon from fuzzy earlier this year but the rpm switch he was using stopped working. So, I’m deleting the magnum secondaries on a spare manifold I have. I bought an MSD switch used and got burned on it and don’t feel like trying to get another one working. I read a few dyno graphs and the payoff of 20WHP at 7k is worth the 4-5HP loss at 4200 RPMs.

I did a test drive last night with the manifold wired open and it felt like a new car. Instead of being dead at 6k it pulled all the way to 7600. An amazing change.
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Post by JeremyJ » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:47 pm

If I was still driving my R/T, I'd go out and remove the butterflies and try it out.
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:16 pm

Just sucks it weighs a ton. Too bad they didn't make them from plastic. Lighter, and less thermally conductive. The weight was one reason why I never replaced my GB IM with the Magnum IM I have collecting dust. I even have the proper support bracket for it somewhere, and bored the inlet to 58mm...

The one Canada had, and sold, would be nice to have, sheet metal prototype...
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Post by JeremyJ » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:55 pm

True, that intake weighs a shitload. Especially compared to the base plastic manifold.
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Post by INVUJerry » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:02 pm

JeremyJ wrote:
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If I was still driving my R/T, I'd go out and remove the butterflies and try it out.
With a working secondary it’s not necessary. But since I’m budget balling that’s why I’m doing it.

At one point I had considered taking a magnum manifold and cutting away the longer runners and seeing how just the short runners worked. I’m guessing they would be decent but the big plenum it has probably helps.

Also, realized tonight I’m going to slap together my 95 iris sedan I have sitting as another beater. I want a 3.55 car that’ll get great gas mileage.
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Post by occasional demons » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:59 pm

INVUJerry wrote:
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At one point I had considered taking a magnum manifold and cutting away the longer runners and seeing how just the short runners worked. I’m guessing they would be decent but the big plenum it has probably helps.
The longer runners probably help out with that plenum volume when the short runners aren't blocked. They do add a substantial amount to the overall runner volume, even though the actual flow probably takes a huge hit with the short runners open.

Of course there is still a bottle neck at the port.

And if you want decent fuel mileage, stay with the regular SOHC head. My fuel mileage dropped about 4 to 5 mpg with the Magnum head being the only change to my set up on my '01.

Granted it probably helped make the other bolt ons more efficient at moving air, but it still got better all around mileage with a mildly ported non Magnum head. I could still hit 40 mpg hwy until I swapped to the Magnum head. Then it dropped to 36 or under.

The other part of my theory is at normal non hwy driving rpms, the bigger exhaust ports have too much air mass for the lower volume of exhaust gasses, losing velocity, and creating backpressure in the ports.

This is a 3.55/.81 MTX. Maybe a 3.94 would keep better velocity, since that's what the Magnum set up was designed around, but basically most of my driving was well under 2500 rpm, and when I was above that, fuel economy wasn't/isn't an objective, or expected, other than hwy speeds/light throttle, 70 mph was 3000 rpm.
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