Greetings from Kansas!

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  1. taguy16

    taguy16 Active Member

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    I live in a small town in South Central KS just north of Wichita called Newton. Not very many road Runners around here unfortunately. The one I'm working on is a '73 Mist Green model. I have been trying to get this car done for the longest time and have had a lot of frustration with the process. Seems like when I think I have something done on it something goes wrong and I have to redo it. I'm doing a complete restoration on it close to original. I did change out the original 318 engine in it to a 400 out of a Dodge truck and converted it from an automatic to an A-833 four-speed (with a pistol grip shifter of course). This car has bucket seats and a console so I don't think I've ever seen a '73 or '74 RR equipped like this. It also has AC, dual exhaust and a sure grip rear.

    I've been restoring cars for myself and other people for a big part of my life now. This is the first Mopar I've done. Besides cars I enjoy restoring and riding old bicycles, playing classical guitar, baking bread, and spending time with my little dog Wheaty (who helps keep me company in the shop).
     
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  2. Russ69Runner

    Russ69Runner Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard. Sounds like a project. Post some pic's of the car. :thumbsup:
     
  3. taguy16

    taguy16 Active Member

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    Will do but I need to take some first.
     
  4. Mark Frey

    Mark Frey Sweet P

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    Beep Beep Welcome from Pa.
     
  5. 69hemibeep

    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    I want to see a picture of Wheaty. Oh welcome
     
  6. roadrunnerbob

    roadrunnerbob Well-Known Member

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    welcome from Pa now lets see that runner
     
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    Welcome from the Pacific Northwest
     
  8. taguy16

    taguy16 Active Member

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    Here is Wheaty the little dog i rescued many years ago:
    Wheaty2.jpg
    Here's a few pictures of the Road Runner I'm working on now (on the lift):
    my73.jpg my73-2.jpg my73-3.jpg my73-4.jpg . I'm waiting to put the already painted front clip back on it until I get the engine and brake issues sorted out so it's easier to work on it and so they don't get damaged; also, I'm going to put the stripes on then. I had a change of heart about the stripe color: early on I was going to go with black stripes, but this last year I changed my mind to white stripes which was the original stripe color for this car, even though I think white stripes look better on a car with a white interior. I'm eventually going to switch the 14" magnum 500 wheels out for some 15" Mopar slotted rally wheels I got a while back with 245-60R tires.
     
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    dmartin Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from the peach state with the wave
     
  10. taguy16

    taguy16 Active Member

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    Thanks for all the warm welcomes!
     
  11. oscar holland

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    Nice ride greetings from the netherlands
     

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