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Old 07-26-2010, 09:24 PM
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Dodge did not have the Rapid Transit System. That was a Plymouth thing and it was brought out in 1970.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:59 PM
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Road/Track?

I think that's more likely, especially as there was a lot of track racing involvement at the time. Certainly in Australia that's what it stood for on our Valiant Chargers.
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:23 AM
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Pretty sure it is Road and Track.
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:31 PM
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Hi I just joined and i have a question? on the dodge challenger R/T what does the R/T stand for?
I believe it is for raad and track.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:37 AM
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My first Mopar was a 1968 Sport Fury, white with red int. 383 auto,
My next Mopar was a 1967 Hemi Charger that I still have.
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:11 PM
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Default My first Mopar

Back in 1963 my dad and I found 62 Plymouth Fury at a place called Leonard Elys in Menlo Park Calif. It was an ought combination of hardtop, 413 and 3 speed on the column. I loved that ugly car and I wished I'd have kept it.Fate stepped in in late 66, I sold it and got a 67 GTX which I still have today. Which one would be worth more today? I'm not sure I really want to know.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:04 PM
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57 saratoga 4 door, 354ci poly, push-button auto. still have it and it is the only mopar i have owned.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:55 PM
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Hey smokescreen, are you the original owner?? If you are you're older than me and I'm 64. My dad had a 49 a 52 and a 53 Desoto and I remember them all. They had those weird clutch, clutchless shifting transmissions if I remember right. Anyway, thanks for your feedback...Sig:
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:30 PM
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Hey smokescreen, are you the original owner?? If you are you're older than me and I'm 64. My dad had a 49 a 52 and a 53 Desoto and I remember them all. They had those weird clutch, clutchless shifting transmissions if I remember right. Anyway, thanks for your feedback...Sig:
no im not the original owner. im only 28, lol. car was from california is what i was told. i have only had it for 2 months or so. it has 45,000 miles only on it. i had to trade my 94 landrover for it which i figured was a decent deal. had about $4800 into landrover. i just need to get an alt conversion figured out so i can run a good stereo. and now i have to try and get my speedo working again. odo works but speedo needle is stuck at 50 mph.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:37 PM
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That is a nice looking ride. Do have any more pics? As far as your alternator swap goes, you shouldn't have a hard time. I switched mine over to electronic from mechanical regulator without much effort.. I got my regulator from Year One back in 74 when I switched to gold box ignition from points. Never had any problems. Too bad you couldn't keep your Landrover also but I think you made the right choice. Good luck...Sig
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:20 PM
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That is a nice looking ride. Do have any more pics? As far as your alternator swap goes, you shouldn't have a hard time. I switched mine over to electronic from mechanical regulator without much effort.. I got my regulator from Year One back in 74 when I switched to gold box ignition from points. Never had any problems. Too bad you couldn't keep your Landrover also but I think you made the right choice. Good luck...Sig
ya i loved my discovery. the only truck/suv i have ever liked. (other than hotrods) ya i have a few more pics. i will put them up in my profile. as for the alt i just dont really want to end up butchering brackets and that. i am going to do some digging around the farm and see if i can find something that will work with gen bracket. i would like to have internal reg and one wire.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:59 PM
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The electronic reg. is a pretty simple fix. It comes with simple directions. You might want to hit the junkyards, they have all sorts of brackets. Maybe even some old vehicles. Old mopar alternators are pretty easy. Good luck...Sig
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:30 PM
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It's really very easy to make a MoPar alternator work in your car, and it will look like it belongs there.

I really don't know why people think a gm one wire is the ultimate solution.

Just my opinion, but looking under a MoPar hood and seeing a gm part makes me ill.

Then again it is your car and you can do whatever you like to it.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:41 PM
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It's really very easy to make a MoPar alternator work in your car, and it will look like it belongs there.

I really don't know why people think a gm one wire is the ultimate solution.

Just my opinion, but looking under a MoPar hood and seeing a gm part makes me ill.

Then again it is your car and you can do whatever you like to it.
what year/model of car for the mopar 1 wire? this is the first domestic vehicle i have owned in about 10 years. been running rotarys for last 4 years, so im not up on the old v8 stuff.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:10 PM
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There is no MoPar one wire. Do some reading and research and you will see how to make a MoPar alternator work.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:23 PM
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ya sorry the 1 wire mopar alt is a powermaster
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:34 PM
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Good luck.

Mopar runs a dual field alternator with a hot lug. I'm gonna have to agree with Old Woolie, but like he said it's your car. I'm just wondering, how is it Canada has so many mopar freaks? I mean this out of respect....Sig
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:41 PM
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i just want enough power to run a stereo without butchering any of my original parts or making it look ugly. i will look at some o.e. mopar alts. we actually didnt even have saratogas in canada. it was sold as the windsor here which is diff than your windsors. does anyone make nice poly valve covers?
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:56 PM
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If that is in the same family as "A" 318 poly then Edelbrock may have some finned aluminum ones hidden away. I never knew they made so many poly motors...Sig
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:04 AM
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Hi everybody.

My first Mopar was a 66 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron Forest Green like on the Beverly Hill Billies.

440 and Power everything including reverb tank for the radio.
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:21 PM
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Now you'llhave me cryin'
MY FIRST MOPAR Was a 1969DODGE CORONET R/T 440Magnum, Ramcharger air induction, automatic{yeah I know} got it used in 1974 AUGUST ,graduated high school in june, THIS WAS MY 1ST CAR & my first MOPAR,
It was autmn bronze metallic ,black vinyl top,all black hiback bucket interior, rallye gage pkg,
I never lost a race with it,& it had unreal top end, it had 3.23 rear, it would bury the speedo. 1- 5- 0 !!!
And if you don't believ it would ,now hear this: there is a road outside town going up to the next town, it is relatively straight,with afew hillsit is 12 miles away {measured} OK, One late afternoon I picked up a friend of mine who hadn't seen the car or been in it yet, we were rolling past this big outdoor clock on a bank, it said 5:00,we started out of town on that straight road when we got out of village limits I opened it up & stayed on it,
we were coming up on cars & passing them so fast it was ablur,that frontend cameup,that sound when the four barrel openned...
We saw cars in the oncoming lane, well we turned around at the other town, & I openned it up again& we passed the cars going back that we saw as we were on the way up!
When we got back we went past that clock, it said 5:12 that was 24 miles in 12 minutes!!my buddies watch confirmed it was right. that was my first MOPAR, my first car, I was only 18,& we had alot of fun with that DODGE, I took on all comers & never got beat ,it got stolen one night & I swear to this day if I ever find out who took her they'll be in the obituaries .
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:44 PM
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MY 67 GTX came with an 8 3/4 and 3.23s, also an auto. That's nothing to be ashamed of. I used to run from Phoenix to San Francisco in the 70s before I- 10 west bound was there to Blythe. It was 167 miles, all but the first 35 was open desert two lane through Wickenburg. I'd make it in under 90 minutes but the hemi would suck my tank dry. Them big old mopars are one hell of a road car. Sure do miss those days.
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:25 PM
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Then YOU definitely know what I'm talking about,& understand, I miss those days terribly, those bigblock Mopars were the fastes thing on the road ,top end nothing but euro supercars could catch'em. My2nd car was a '69 roadrunner, 440 supercommando ,4SPEED this car was fun!
3rd car was '67 FORMULA "S" Barracuda 340-4SPEED
It was nowhere near as fast as the CoronetR/T or the ROADRUNNER.
It was black,with white interior,like to have that one today,I'd stuff a HEMI in it,tub it ,glass frontend,YEAH...
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:29 PM
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You know if more folks had this kind of experience in thier younger days & we could all get together now & swap stories,there would be a whole lot les fuss & trouble in this world you know,Bros?
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:22 PM
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'76 b100 1/2 ton fully customized van when vans were in their heyday---318- auto- keystones- 8 track---yeah, baby!!! got 2 318 vans now and '06 dodge CDT w/junk yard flatbed and 315's--don't laugh 'bout the 300C either; it'll blow yer doors off---he he he he he he--still got the keystones and the old '76 ironhead 318--EYHO
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:45 AM
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I just bought a 70 grand coupe cuda and would like to clone it into a 71 hemi cuda i all ready have the front fenders need to know the differance in a small block cuda suspension and big block also drive train upgrades it has a 3 speed auto would like a 4 speed manual
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:39 AM
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My first car was a 65 Satellite with buckets and a console. Swapped out the 318 for a 383 hi po using a manure loader on the front of a Farmall H in my Dads front yard. He gave me hell saying that gas was going to 50 cents a gallon and I would not be able to afford to drive it! That was 1970. The only cars that beat it were the 440s. Got a lot of tickets...
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:52 AM
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I believe it was short for Ralley/Touring.
I think it was Rapid Transit.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:06 AM
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Road/Track is what R/T stands for...
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:37 AM
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Mine was 56 New Yorker 4 dr from the back row of a used car lot $200.00 cash with only rear brakes
. Very careful getting home . after brake job , kept it 4 years and sold at a profit. One of very few times I can say that . lol
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