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Billb66
01-29-2017, 07:13 PM
Just landed in my garage.

70 383 #'s car. The only non original parts are the intake, carb and air cleaner. And the originals were in the trunk..

http://www.dodgecoronet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=10370&stc=1http://www.dodgecoronet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=10371&stc=1http://www.dodgecoronet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=10372&stc=1http://www.dodgecoronet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=10373&stc=1http://www.dodgecoronet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=10374&stc=1


Bough new in 1971. Insurance was $350 a year.

http://www.dodgecoronet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=10375&stc=1

comes with the warranty

http://www.dodgecoronet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=10376&stc=1

And salesman's business card.

http://www.dodgecoronet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=10377&stc=1

other cool stuff.
It was St Louis order number 431 so it rolled down the line 101 cars before my 70 coronet. Build date was 7/07/70, St Louis stopped production of the charger on the 10th. Guess that make it a late model 1970 charger.

67RTBlue
01-29-2017, 08:08 PM
Sweet car man! The documentation makes it that much better!

ws27
01-29-2017, 10:52 PM
Looks like a nice solid Charger, congrats.

65rbdodge
01-30-2017, 06:23 AM
Looks good, what are your plans for it?

Billb66
01-30-2017, 08:02 AM
Thanks!

plans are not to go overboard restoring this one. Pic 3, notice the 17 year old standing behind it taking a picture.
He's all smiles. We're going to tinker on this one together and it going to end up his. So for now mechanically sound is more important than shiny paint.

67r/t4speeder
01-30-2017, 09:43 AM
Sweet Charger.
Has it been sitting a while? I see what looks like a temporary fuel can in front of radiator.

Billb66
01-30-2017, 10:59 AM
Sweet Charger.
Has it been sitting a while? I see what looks like a temporary fuel can in front of radiator.

Good eye, it's running on a 2.5 gallon tank. The story I got was the second owner poked a hole in the gas tank in the mid 80's and parked it. Third owner, who I got it from, had the trunk pans and rear window area replaced, rattle caned over the entire cars surface rust. Then let it sit garaged for years.

I tend to believe the story. I can't find a single place rusted through and haven't detected any body filler. The only oil leak I see is the PS pump.

Billb66
01-30-2017, 02:10 PM
Edit. So I found some rust through under the battery tray. I can live with it.

67r/t4speeder
01-30-2017, 02:31 PM
Sounds solid, keep us updated with your family project

Drag-Net
01-30-2017, 04:36 PM
A True Blue Big Block Car! That is Sweet. A great Father Son Project
Good luck and don't forget, it's quality time well spent with the next generation.

don99pablo
01-30-2017, 09:15 PM
Nice car, enjoy the father son time!

honcho
02-03-2017, 08:32 PM
Man I would make it a sound dependable car and not touch the paint,it's only original once and it will bring more money as unrestored, just my opinion. My 64 Dart is all original,no way would I ever restore it,but I also use it as a daily driver during nice weather

Billb66
02-04-2017, 09:54 AM
Man I would make it a sound dependable car and not touch the paint,it's only original once and it will bring more money as unrestored, just my opinion. My 64 Dart is all original,no way would I ever restore it,but I also use it as a daily driver during nice weather

Im leaning very heavily in this direction. My coronet was rotisserie restore. It took me 10 years to complete. Turned out great, but I had to wait 10 years to drive it.

Since the the roof was fixed I guess it's not officially "unrestored". But pretty darn close.

honcho
02-06-2017, 07:51 PM
Don't touch it!!!!! make it dependable and enjoy

Billb66
02-27-2017, 07:42 AM
I hate Murphy!

power steering gear was a leaker. Got one off eBay. Wrestled the old one out and the new one in.
spent hours trying to slip the steering coupler back over the worm gear spline's. I had to walk away several times. I just knew the indicator was in the right position.

Finally pushed on the tire to spin the worm gear. Somebody at the rebuild facility dropped this bad boy on its head and boxed it up.

Check out the out of round on this thing.

Back to to square one....:mad: Sometimes this hobby is frustrating.


https://youtu.be/5mNLAhdqZJ4

ws27
02-27-2017, 08:28 AM
That's one of the problems with our old cars and old parts. They have a lot of mileage on them.

Billb66
03-01-2017, 04:35 PM
That's one of the problems with our old cars and old parts. They have a lot of mileage on them.

That sounds like me :)

Racer Brown
03-02-2017, 11:51 AM
Like Indiana Jones said: "It's not the years babe, it's the mileage"!

Billb66
05-30-2017, 03:31 PM
Quick update.
Put a timing light to it and the mark was 180 off???
started over with TDC on #1 and found she was only firing on 4 cylinders. 2 in each bank. Wired it right and after she belched out all the build up she runs pretty smooth.

Acetone and elbow grease are getting the rattle can black off. We may just hit it with matte clear and run the sunburn.


http://www.dodgecoronet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=10794&stc=1

67RTBlue
05-30-2017, 04:20 PM
I love the patina and seeing the original paint under all that! You never have to worry about people parking next to it either!
LEAVE IT!

theman440
05-30-2017, 07:00 PM
WHat powertrain does it have?

Billb66
05-30-2017, 09:02 PM
LEAVE IT!

So far that's the plan. The roof was fixed prior to me getting my hands on it. That's black epoxy so acetone ain't taking it off. I wish gator grain vinyl tops weren't so expensive. Gator grain brown would pair up with the rust and red factory primer perfectly.




WHat powertrain does it have?

383, 727 and oddly enough an 8 1/4 2:45 rear end. The rear throws me. Not sure if had something to do with California emissions or not. Smog pump is gone but it had one. It also had the 4 corner vent gas tank required in Cali.

theman440
05-30-2017, 09:27 PM
Originally a 383 2-bbl?

Billb66
05-30-2017, 09:48 PM
Originally a 383 2-bbl?

Yes. 4bbl now but I have the original 2 bbl and intake.

Forgot to post the sound through single exhaust after she was firing on all 8


https://youtu.be/6EtDCYQC2oU

theman440
05-30-2017, 11:07 PM
Sounds good, my buddy Thad had a '70 500, 383 2-bbl, burnt orange inside and out.