Monthly Archives: May 2016

make 5 on 6

According to Viperalley.com, a 5-lug swap on a Viper can be done by swapping in the wheel bearings (and hubs, it’s one part) from a Grand Caravan. And this is what that looks like. Now i need new center bolts … Continue reading

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digging deeper into the vipers hole

The Viper is not a super car. It’s a super TRUCK! Today a parts order from Rockauto showed up. Including the upper control arm bushings for the pickup. These looked suspiciously familiar. A day before i tore apart the bushings … Continue reading

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powertrain

Pretty early during the “thought”-phase of this build i decided i want a modern fuel injected, cleaner engine and a transmission with more than three or four speeds (even if it was an overdrive transmission like the A518). I pondered … Continue reading

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upper control arm

I gots the a Vipers upper front control arm. And all looks good. While it does not drop right into the trucks UCA mounts (about 10mm difference in width) it is very close and the mounts can be modified to … Continue reading

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because race car

Race cars have grip tape on the pedals, period.

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480$ boat anchor

480$ Viper spindle double acting as a boat anchor due to a stripped thread on the caliper mounts. It came that way! Bummer, but it can be repaired. This seems to be a common problem with these spindles. A hardened … Continue reading

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mounting a TPS to a carb. Not!

Howdy. Using HGMs CompuShift Mini to control an A518 (46RH) requires the installation of a TPS on the carb. Try and do that on a Quadrajet. It’s either ugly or non-functional. The solution is to not mount the TPS to … Continue reading

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