A few weeks back Nick brought home a survivor 1970 challenger t/a now he’s got it in the shop he’s considering his options on how to proceed with the classic dodge We jus picked up a 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A it’s been a stored for nine years so we just brought it in here so we’re going to start by removing the air cleaner, check all the fluid levels get a battery charged up and see what we can do so what we’re going to do is get an initial startup on a six pack.
Let’s see how it’s going to go. he still hasn’t seen the car run so before he does anything he wants to give the T/A a thorough inspection and see if he can get the 340 Six Pack to start up. For now, we’re just going to add a few gallons of gasoline … just in case we get it started, if the pump wants to work. if we can get the fuel to the carbs it’s not major leaks will keep going and running it. Petro Canada. A couple of gallons, Ihope it doesn’t leak out of the tank or anything like that we’ve replaced oil and filter we filled it up with fresh oil and we’ve added a couple of gallons of fresh fuel in the tank we’re going to crank it over just to get the oil primed up in the engine and then we’re going to put some fuel down the carburetor and see if we can get started…
so let’s see what we can do alright let’s crank it … just to prime the pump and the get all the engine lubricated by cranking the engine at the same time, what it’s doing is pumping fuel to the carbs if everything is nice and clean through the lines and we’ll see what happens just keep priming… And now, I’m just going to get the choke open… and we’ll put some gas right down the carb. And see what happens. Hopefully the ignition is good and everything. everything. And as you can see, we still have no fuel up there. no, it is still empty. ok let’s put a screwdriver inside the choke this will be just fine, let’s go. Just do this.. just to get it open so we can throw in some raw gas, fresh gas. Here, let’s put some fuel… whoa, that should be enough. With fresh oil in the engine and plenty of fuel in the carbs…
Nick tests the ignition Well, that’s not bad. I guess the ignition is working… that’s good, let’s get the screwdriver right here.. see if we can get the choke to work… Actually, we need to put it back.. there we go ok here we go let’s go this is it… nine years in storage… this old challenger has seen better days but now it’s in Nick’s hands he’s brought back plenty of old rides for his customers over the years and he had to stretch himself pretty thin to get ahold of this one but if the car won’t run it’ll all be for nothing Ready? I’m going to try it one more time.
With the 340 up and running Nick makes sure this good oil pressure and listens for any clacking from the lifters. That was easy! Yeah, no fuel leaks! I’m surprised. We’re going to let it warm up And we’ll see if we have any fuel leaks. especially around the fuel pump, the fuel line the carburetors, the flow bowls so we are going to let it run to see there’s no fuel leaks and see what happens.
pretty good.. I’m very impressed. not bad, eh? after nine years. it’s as if the car was just waiting for Nick to come turn the key. it started up without any complaints at all The clutch seems to be working… here we go. it’s even got enough clutch in it to get over to the lift under its own power. Nick still hasn’t decided what we’ll do with this the latest mopar to roll into his shop but when he does you know where to find all the action.