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Brian W General 1971-1971 Dodge - Charger

Trying to figure out what model charger I have

It is a 1971 year model, vin WH23N1G107703 I tried putting it in a vin decoder and it dident help me figure out which model I have. From the reasurch I have done I think it is a charger 500 but I was wondering if there are any obvious signs or details I could point out to you to help identify it, thanks for your time and help.

Brian-

Charger 500 was W-P. Yours is a simple highline Charger hardtop (roll-down quarter glass), 383, St. Louis built.

For more info we need the data plate or broadcast sheet.

Rick

1 day ago
Mac 65 Garage General 1968-1975 Plymouth - Road Runner

1973 plymouth roadrunner

I’m trying to find out what color the rear end was in a 1973 plymouth roadrunner when it came out of the factory. I was going to paint it black until I pulled it out of the car and noticed a little bit of what looks like orange paint that I’m thinking is the original color and I’d like to paint it back to original color but I can’t find anywhere that will tell me the paint code for it or at least the name of the color

Greg-

The center section was unpainted — bare cast iron.

The housing was satin or low-gloss black.For sure.

There were various inspection and P/N markings in various colors.

RIck

4 days ago
Balor's General 1965-1978 Plymouth - Fury

65’ Sport Fury VIN issue

VIN starts with the letter “P” None of the decoding sites that I’ve found have an option for the letter P…

Balor-

I can’t speak for the others, but “P” is definitely the correct first-character for an 8-cylinder 1965 Plymouth C-body (119" WB).

4 = Sport Fury
5 = 1965
2 = Hamtramck ass’y
122505 – 22,505th car built at Hamtramck in ’65 (First car was 100001)

Rick

Great Mopar parts deals here:

http://moparaction.net/

10 days ago

Thank you for Mopar Action

Hi Richard,

I don’t have a question, just got a letter in the mail that Mopar Action (Harris Publications) is shut down. Thank you so much for all your knowledge and information over the years!!!

Thanks,

Jeff

Harris has closed the doors, yes, but Mopar Action is alive and well, we’ll be back soon under a better-managed publishing house. The mag itself will be unchanged.

Rick

18 days ago

64 fury convertible with 426 street wedge and max wedge engines

I like to know how many Fury’s convertibles in 1964 did Plymouth build with the 426 street/max wedge?

Doug-

I only have data on the S/S and Hemis. Most believable is:

Fury MW conv – 0
Sport Fury MW conv – 2
Fury race Hemi Conv – 0
Sport Fury race Hemi conv – 0

Data, however, is sketchy. A guesstimate, probably between 50 and 100 Fury And S/Fury street 426 ragtops.

Rick

20 days ago
Kimis garage General 1957-1992 Chrysler

318 horsepower

Hey i was wondering how much does the 318 v-8 has in horsepower because ive been reading and some says 180 and your guys say 230

Kimi-

That’s a loaded question!

First of all, there were there different engine “families” built in the 318 displacement. All used identical bore and stroke, but shared little else.

1957 through 1966 (’67 in Canada) it used heavy polyspherical heads, this version is easily recognized by the 2-bolt valve covers. This was known as the “A” engine.

1967 (’68 in Canada) through 1991 the 318 was an LA engine — literally, lightweight “A”. This used modern wedge combustion chambers.

’92 through ’02, the 318 was again thoroughly modernized – improved heads, manifolding (intake and exhaust) multipoint injection, serpentine belt, and a slew of other upgrades.

Then you run into the options! For instance, the dual four-barrel 318 poly in the ‘57 Fury was rated at 290 HP. The smogged-clogged late-’70s engines were rated at low as 145 net HP (see below). There was also a 318-4BBl cop engine in the ’80s that used 360 heads and manifolding.

Then there’s the measurement system! Starting in 1972, HP was measured as “SAE Net”, which, meant as installed, fan, exhaust system, air cleaner, alternator, and so on. Prior to that, the numbers were gross, which produced much higher advertised numbers.

Rick

25 days ago
Chopper General 1970-1971 Plymouth - Barracuda

70 hemi cuda

Hi, I’m looking to purchase a 70 hemi car overseas, non matching numbers (engine/gearbox) still a project, body just got painted original panels & colour /auto car with Dana 60, 4:11
What sort of US $$ a car like this is worth at this stage with heaps of parts to complete?
There is a chance to locate correct engine & auto, much of a value difference then? $$$
Problem is I prefer a 4speed car, if I bought this car and converted car to a stick
& located correct numbers engine, is it bad idea ? or car must remain auto for value purposes tomorrow?
Obviously if not able to get original running gear it wouldn’t really matter which way?(manual or auto)
Let me know thanks George!

George-

Since you didn’t say, I’ll take a wild guess that it is a hardtop.

Since it has 4.10 gears, it sound like it has a Track Pak or the Super Performance Axle Package, either adds value.

Value, though, is driven more by quality of work and components, and originality, than anything else. Really flawless Hemi E-body HTs can approach 7 figures. A Bondo-laden car, amateurishly done, would be worth a small fraction of that, possibly less than an “un-done” project car (because it is impossible to ascertain what horrors are hidden beneath).

The general rule is that the closer to the data plate / broadcast sheet the car is, the greater the value.

If you want a clone, start with a /6 or 318 car. If you want to turn a buck, find the original powertrain if possible and use the best components money can buy.

Rick

about 1 month ago
Cuban Pete's General 1970-1970 Plymouth - Barracuda

’70 ’Cuda 383 color & roof

I own a 70 ’Cuda 383 automatic . . . all I remember of vin was BS23NOB in Burnt Tan Metallic with a White Vinyl roof and have never seen another like it. Am I nuts. Trying to find another to restore and recapture my youth. Can I be mistaken about color?

Peter-

I’m pretty good at Mopar tech and resto questions, but I flunked Psych 101, so I can’t help you with the sanity part of your question.

See attached for available colors, I’m guessing that yours was T-3 (Sahara Tan metallic).

Vinyl roof covers were available in black, white, green, Gator Grain, and “Mod” in yellow or blue.

Rick

about 1 month ago
DNCSCUDA My Car 1965-1965 Plymouth - Barracuda

Cuda VIN ?

1965 Barracuda VIN # V9B59……, too many digits, the “B” doesn’t belong, remove it and it is identified as a 1965 barracuda, police model, built in 1965 in
Windsor Canada

D&C-

Agreed. Something’s rotten in Peoria. What’s data plate say? Certicard?

Rick

about 1 month ago
Al B Sure General 1964-1965 Plymouth - Barracuda

65 Barracuda Fastback question

I have a stock 65 Barracuda, I am the 3rd owner according to the gal that I purchased the car from. Is there any way I can find out the original VIN. I live in WA state and went to verify some odd information on the registration. The VIN didn’t match what was in the door by a digit. I went to state patrol for verification, they took my VIN plate since someone prior to me had drilled out the rivets. I just want to get it for sentimental value, I know I can’t use it any other way. It was sold in El Centro to the original owners, I believe it was manufactured in the Detroit, MI plant. I know the name of the original owner but not sure about the spelling. Is there a database that I can use to find out how many V8 Commando 64 1/2 Barracuda’s were built? I know that is a lot but I would love to know what the original VIN was and how I can prove it to State patrol and get a new VIN plate manufactured and installed in my door jam.

Alan-

You can buy the IBM production card for any pre ’68 Chrysler VIN from Chrysler Historical for $35. That would also have the VON, which is on the data plate and radiator yoke, this would conform or deny your claim.

As far as how many ‘64-1/2 Barracudas were built with the Commando 273, that’s easy – ZERO, it was not introduced until 1965.

Rick

about 1 month ago

1965 Chrysler New Yorker- Motor package

I’m looking to get in the car and drive 2 hours to look at a 1965 Chrysler New Yorker with a “factory optioned 413 cu in motor” I never heard of a 413 and if it is legit – what kind of base horse power was it.

Chuck-

That was the standard (and only) New Yorker engine from 1959 thru 1965. 340 advertised HP most years. It was the first RB engine and continued as an industrial engine for many years. Very beefy and reliable.

Bore was increased (somewhat different cylinder block) in 1966, at that point displacement went to 440 CID.

Rick

about 1 month ago
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