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I sub-scribe and my F-body was a half page feature in May of 2009

 
bremereric bremereric
User | Posts: 174 | Joined: 06/11
Posted: 06/10/11
02:35 PM

It's in the Mopar Muscle Magazine May 2009 edition with the half page article about my car with the previous owner and his son...I already had a 440 Dodge Dart and had to do some garage cleaning before I got it home...it arrived late at night and I really couldn't get any sleep that night....

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Here is the add in your Magazine...I am changing it back to more stock to compete in car shows...

Take2389

Here is a shot of it in my driveway soon after I got it home....

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and another after I painted one rear window louver...

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And here are some shots of it at Houston Autorama last year...

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1977 Dodge Aspen R/T
318 4 speed overdrive 21,000 original miles

bremereric bremereric
User | Posts: 174 | Joined: 06/11
Posted: 06/10/11
02:36 PM

I will be back later on to share some more updates with you...okay I am back and will give you the short story of what I have been up to...

I pulled the motor and tranny..

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More or less stripped everything out of the engine compartment and stripped the paint...sprayed it with epoxy primer and finished it with EW1 single stage....

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1977 Dodge Aspen R/T
318 4 speed overdrive 21,000 original miles

bremereric bremereric
User | Posts: 174 | Joined: 06/11
Posted: 06/10/11
03:53 PM

I built up another 318 with 440/440 lift cam with some cast 308 heads and some flat top pistons that got it to 9.5:1 instead of the dog 140 hp 8:1 motor that was in there..

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I even are using those old school clamps and my 1968 valve covers...

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1977 Dodge Aspen R/T
318 4 speed overdrive 21,000 original miles

IQ52 IQ52
Guru | Posts: 857 | Joined: 06/10
Posted: 06/10/11
04:20 PM

Hey, I do remember that picture from the magazine. I hope you intend to keep sharing with us as you go along.  

bremereric bremereric
User | Posts: 174 | Joined: 06/11
Posted: 06/10/11
04:27 PM

I will...I have come a lot farther along and will continue to post progress up to the future point that I am at...it's running with a couple of bugs to work out...this is a short and abbreviated version..I have 1000 pics of this build...I just wanted to share a bit with Mopar Muscle...Eric

PS with the moderators blessing I will mention two sites that I moderate and have me complete build on...I do not like to advertise other sites on other people's website..I think that is rude and crude.. Mad  
1977 Dodge Aspen R/T
318 4 speed overdrive 21,000 original miles

bremereric bremereric
User | Posts: 174 | Joined: 06/11
Posted: 06/10/11
10:36 PM

Before putting stuff back in the engine compartment I did the black out treatment on the front.....

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1977 Dodge Aspen R/T
318 4 speed overdrive 21,000 original miles

bremereric bremereric
User | Posts: 174 | Joined: 06/11
Posted: 06/10/11
10:46 PM

Next I got the k-frame that I repainted in and started to put the front suspension in...sll new bushings...Firm Feel aluminum biscuits to get rid of the rubber pucks...new ball joints...new idler and pitman arms...rebuilt Police steering box from a 1989 Dodge Diplomat...etc

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1977 Dodge Aspen R/T
318 4 speed overdrive 21,000 original miles

bremereric bremereric
User | Posts: 174 | Joined: 06/11
Posted: 06/10/11
11:00 PM

Next came new rotors...brake pads and rebuilt calipers...Duplicolor's black brake caliper paint is the bomb...

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1977 Dodge Aspen R/T
318 4 speed overdrive 21,000 original miles

yvdz yvdz
User | Posts: 118 | Joined: 12/08
Posted: 06/11/11
08:28 AM

Nice work, hope it turns out ok.  

bremereric bremereric
User | Posts: 174 | Joined: 06/11
Posted: 06/11/11
09:42 PM

I started putting stuff back in the engine compartment and then got the engine ready to put in....

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1977 Dodge Aspen R/T
318 4 speed overdrive 21,000 original miles

bremereric bremereric
User | Posts: 174 | Joined: 06/11
Posted: 06/11/11
09:54 PM

I then got the motor ready to drop back in there....

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and then the front bearing retainer on the tranny broke when I was trying to install it into the bell housing...got a new one from Brewer's Performance...

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1977 Dodge Aspen R/T
318 4 speed overdrive 21,000 original miles

RBolig RBolig
Moderator | Posts: 948 | Joined: 12/03
Posted: 06/13/11
12:32 PM

All I can say is WOW!!  
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Budnicks Budnicks
Guru | Posts: 1497 | Joined: 08/10
Posted: 06/13/11
03:03 PM

Look very nice, well done.  
"Fill Your Library Before You Fill Your Garage" Good Luck  "Budnicks"

bremereric bremereric
User | Posts: 174 | Joined: 06/11
Posted: 06/13/11
09:53 PM

Waiting for the new bearing retainer to come in I detail the end of the steering rag joint down to the coupler and got the steering column in....

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1977 Dodge Aspen R/T
318 4 speed overdrive 21,000 original miles

bremereric bremereric
User | Posts: 174 | Joined: 06/11
Posted: 06/13/11
09:54 PM

Smirk Now I got the tranny fixed...put the dust cover on and bolted up the starter..ready to go in...

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Then the motor and tranny go in the same way they came out...together...

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1977 Dodge Aspen R/T
318 4 speed overdrive 21,000 original miles

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