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  • MAXIMVS III - 1966 Dodge Coronet Post Car

    This thread will document the build of a derelict Arizona 1966 Dodge Coronet post car. MAXIMVS was a 1963 Savoy that I raced in NSS and MAXIMVS II was a 1964 Savoy that I built as a hemi car. I no longer have those (but I may get MAXIMVS 1963 Savoy back one day), MAXIMVS II was bought for parts. I've had a number of 1967 Dodge R/T's and I like the body style so I went looking for a 66-67 post car. Anyway, here's some pics as it stands now.

    http://photos.emeryengineering.com/F...76121&mt=Photo

    snook

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    Snook, use the upload attachments feature to post photos in your post. Click full size for each.

    Looking forward to the build.
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    • #3
      Snook
      This car was overdue, to have someone save it. Good luck on this builld. Looking forward to seeing updates.

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      • #4
        Car will be here 2nd week in January, I'll get some pics of the stripping for paint and undercarriage paint
        • I'm going with 1966 WW-1 (white) and a black interior. It was originally a turquoise (KK-1).
        • I decided on a 383 based 431 stroker as I have a pristine standard bore 69 383 block that I just stripped, economical and won't break the bank. In the meantime I'll pick up 426 hemi parts as I run across them for the final build.
        • No hood scoop will be installed on this one.
        • I'm using the 8-3/4 that's in it until I can swing a Dana 60.
        • It had power brakes but I'm ditching that and will replace the manual steering box with power brake unit.
        • I'm also installing A/C and replacing the 22" core support with a 26" core support.
        • It will be getting a Turbo Action 727 with a 9" converter.
        • No cage or roll bar - that POS in it is going to the scrap heap.
        • No graphics
        That's a beginning I guess.

        snook

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        • #5
          You ought to make it NSS Legal and show to a couple of races Close to you
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          • #6
            It will be NSS legal in case I want to take it to a meet.

            snook

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            • #7
              It's on the way....

              snook
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              • #8
                Maxmvs III is home

                snook
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                • #9
                  Started the clean up and inspection today. Here's a link to some before pics: http://photos.emeryengineering.com/F...76927&mt=Photo

                  Turns out the car has front disc brakes and some weird leaf spring perches/shock mounts I have not seen before - looks to be home made. It also has a K member that I've not been able to identify, if you can take a look and let me know it would be appreciated. If you look at the pics in the link above, you'll see that they cut out the core support for a larger radiator. I'll be replacing the core support with a 26" unit. I will probably replace the floor with a non-hacked up piece - I don't know if I can live with the stick welded floor that's in there. On the other hand the trunk floor is pristine and will require no work - that's different. It also appears that this was an A/C car - can anyone confirm by the firewall and dash vents?


                  snook

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                  • #10
                    Looks like it has the longer front hangers than stock....

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Cranky View Post
                      Looks like it has the longer front hangers than stock....
                      I think those are frame connector mounts that never got completed.

                      snook

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                      • #12
                        Finished stripping the car and it's ready to go for body/paint. It will be a dark grey primer on the bottom and WW1 white all over. Picked up a nice 26" core support today. Here's some pics of the stripped car...

                        snook
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                        • #13
                          More pics...

                          Snook

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                          • #14
                            keep them coming
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                            • #15
                              Ready for the rotisserie, see pics

                              snook
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