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Updated on May 06, 2012
Ok I am going to start a page for my 1971 Dodge Charger R/T
6-30-09 Well i took the charger out for the first time in about a year, Hope to get more work and pics in the next couple weeks. I finally added electronic distributor to go with my jacobs setup. I plan on putting a set of headers on the car this summer. Since i dont plan to selling it anyu time soom i will go with headers and keep stock manifolds on the shelf with the stock heads and intake and carb. I need to go to more cruise nightsa and car shows it motivates me to work on the cars.
It is an original fc7 plum crazy purple car not to many option with this one. and had a black vinyl top with stripes 440 engine 370 hp 4bbl. i will add the build sheet on one of the pages.
It got the devil name because one day i gunned it down my buddy's street and the car is loud and flew by his house his reatives were out there and one of them was a religous person and said " that was the devil itself right there" thought it was funny so my friend calls it the devil now. i just call it the charger.
I bought the car in 1993, I was originally trying to buy a 1970 plymouth Cuda' 340 manual transmission. The cuda was on a car lot in Santa barbara And was pretty much a bait car to get people on the lot they wanted 3600. for it. It was a good deal needed work on the transmission. Well i had the money the dealer gave me the run around saying i needed this and i needed that. I met everything he needed and when all was said and done he told me the owner didnt want to sell. A bunch of bull crap because the car sat on the lot for 6 months with the same price on it. I would go back from time to time to harass the idiot at the lot and ask why the car was still there. He said the owner was out of state and hadnt picked it up. i asked why the price was still on it. no answer so i turned them in to the better business berau. I guess i wasnt the only one.
A few months later the lot was gone car and all. dont no what happend to them. So i had all this money, it was a lot of money for me at the time and i was itching to buy a car. there were a few cars i was looking at. a 68 nova, a 68 charger and a buick grand national. Ok the nova was a piece of crap in person, the 68 charger was nice but had a lot of bondo, the grand national sold to quick.
There was an older guy in town with this strange mopar that was loud and idled rough, sounded good. I almost got ran over by him on my bike when he was leaving the grocery store. I said dam that is a cool car i have never seen one of those. So after a few months of looking for cars i gave up. then as i thumbed through the trade express i saw a 71 cuda with a 426 for 2600. I almost shit. When i went to look at the car it was a 318 barracuda with 426 wedge stickers on the valve covers dam but it was a nice car. then i saw a 1971 dodge charger r/t for 3600. it was the one i saw in town the older guy had. so i wanted it. I went down with 1800.00 cash and made the deal. the guy was leaving town and needed the cash and i needed the car so it was a perfect deal. It had a flat front tire at the time so i picked it up the next day and it was my first car i didnt even have my drivers liscence yet. Got my liscense and drove the car it gave me troubles here and there so i quickly learned how to work on cars. I didnt realize the 71 r/t was sort of a rare car from low production so i got lucky, i dont ever plan on selling it but you know thay say everyone has a price. Mine will be high, since it is my first car and if i sold it i would never be able to afford another real r/t. I still think if you are going to buy an old car you either dont drive it much or you need to learn how to work on them or have a lot of money and let someone else rip you off. I take pleasure in working on my cars except for body work i hate body work. i love working on engines and building them. The engine has been out a few times in this car.
Page one : pictures of exterior
Page two : pictures of interior
Page three : fixing things, added new short video of car at idle.
page four : pictures of motor
And like my coronet and Valiant i will be adding pics as i find them i have lots of pictures of my cars just need to dig them out of storage.
First two pics the one on the left is my friend jessica's gold 71 charger r/t and my charger her car in front mine behind it with my friend vince leaning on my car, he had a cool 67 dart and a big block 68 roadrunner. the other pic is the charger the first week i got it home. The outside of the car looks the same today in 2009 as it did in 1993 i have spent most my time onthe motor suspension and interior. the car is a number matching car so i try and keep it original if i change anything i save all the original parts.
Another pic of my charger and my friends charger and a side shot of it the first week
I have another pic somewhere of the chargers facing off and a front view of the car. build sheet for my charger, them are delicate pieces of paper.
Im trying to decode the build sheet.
A01 light package, (Ashtray light, Glovebox light, Trunk light, Ignition light with time delay, map and courtesy lamp, Headlamp on warning buzzer.
A36 Performance axel package (3.55 rear axel ratio, Sure grip differential, 7-blade torquedrive fan, 26 inch high performance radiator, extra heavy duty suspension) The gear ratio was changed by a previous owner of the car to 4.10 or 4.11. The case matches the gearsa dont.
B41 Disc Brakes
B51 Power brakes
C16 Counsel with bucket seats and slapstick automatic.
C23 rear armrest.
D6X9 Black bucket vinyl seats.
D56 3.55 gears.
D91 Sure grip rear.
E86 440 hp 4-bbl engine
FC7 plum crazy purple paint.
F25 Heavy duty 70 amp/hr battery.
G11 tinted windows all.
G41 inside day/night rearview mirror.
G31 outside right manual mirror.
G33 outside left remote mirror.
J15 cigar lighter.
J41 Pedal dress up.
J11 glove box lock.
L11 glove box light.
L15 ashtray light.
L25 trunk light.
M21 roffrail drip moulding.
M26 wheel lipp moulding.
N41 dual exhaust.
N51 Max cool Pack.
R11 Music master AM radio.
S77 Power steering
S25 Heavy duty shocks front and rear.
S81 Steering wheel 3-spke simulated wood horn bars and padded center.
S15 extra Heavy duty suspension ( hemi suspension)
U86 G60-15 RWL tires
V1X full black vinyl top.
V21 Performance hood paint.
V6x Black longitude stripe.
W21 rallye wheels 15 inch
Y01 Front license plate
Y11 Domestic Publications.
Y14 Sold car.
Im trying to figure out more codes.
Original engine specs and vin decoded for my car
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Thanks for your comment on my Monaco. This one is 5* as well. Post your Signet, it is a sweet little car as well. Laurence
Sweet car. I love 71 Charger R/T's are one of my favorite. Are you a member over at DodgeCharger.com?
Very nice car. I wish I would have found mycar in that good of shape. 5*s
nice dodge i had ta give ya 5s since ya wearin a white cowboy hat... lukas, rate mine too if ya would... i was referin to the old commercial where the dodge boys wore white hats btw... nice charger there used to be one around here i have not seen it for a long time...
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