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Well I did it again. I picked up another vehicle. A buddies niece had this car and supposedly it just stopped running one day and her mechanic said she needs a new motor. I was checking it out and he asked if I wanted to buy it for 1500 so I said sure. Its an 06 Charger R/T Hemi with all leather and in great shape except for the motor. I have been kicking my own *** since I sold my 2013 Hemi R/T as they are fun to drive. Figured I could get this one and take my time and build it into something fun to cruise around. So far the battery was dead so I couldn't check to see if it turned over but all the fluids look clean and full so if it is a motor than it sucked a valve or some other mechanical failure. It did not over heat just quit. Heck it could be just a mechanic trying to take advantage of a young woman. Currently he is paying off her loan on it so I can get the title then I will take possession. I am kind of excited about this and it will be the only car I own besides my trucks which should make it fun. My plan is to go through the entire vehicle and make it mine. I will get a few pictures of it when I go by his house this week.
 

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Well scheduled to pick it up friday. Bought a couple parts for it today. Picked up a brand new in the box Mopar cold air intake for 100 bucks, normally 400 from a guy who bought but didn't use.
 

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And also picked up a set of tail lights from a 2010 because I can't stand the 06 tail lights. The 2010 lights look real nice if you paint all but the round part where it should be a tail light.
 

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As if you need a new project!

You're one crazy dude.

I probably would have also bought it also, because...why not?
 

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Exactly, why not. My mechanic neighbor at my shop will put the motor in if I don't want to in trade for a 5th wheel hitch I have for my Dually. I sold my 5th wheel so it sounds like a good plan. Will cost just shy of 3k for the motor installed.
 

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Good luck. I gave up on projects after a tree fell on my last one.
 

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I cant give up. It is what mellows my brain.
 

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Charged the battery and it fired up. Didn't sound to great but it ran. Going to look more into it tomorrow.
 

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Ran the car for a while and it smoothed out. Has a code for misfire but other than that it sounds good.
 

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I've decided to pull the motor and have it rebuilt. Probably going to put a cam and headers on it while it's out.
 

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Why not. Everyone needs a "spud-racer!"
 

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There is a drag strip a few miles from my new property.
 

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My brother is coming out Sunday to give me a hand pulling the motor. Time to order some parts.
 

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Not that anyone cares but I ordered a set of Kooks long tube headers today.
 

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Hey, I did a redneck repair on a muffler. Too cold to do it right. A black stove pipe slid right over it and tightened down with a couple clamps.
 
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Hey, I did a redneck repair on a muffler. Too cold to do it right. A black stove pipe slid right over it and tightened down with a couple clamps.
Shazam Rusty, that right there is red neck engineering at its finest.
 

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Well, this is redneck country.
 

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Decisions? Do I rebuild the motor and just have a car or do I go full on race motor? which means trans work and rear end, suspension, the works?
 

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Started puling the motor today. It's a ***** and a half on this one. Also Brown Santa dropped off my headers. Still up in the air on where I want to go with this motor, I want to build it but my machine shop wants 10-15k for what I want to do and then I have to sink 10-20k into the car to handle it so I might bypass that idea and mildly build it myself.

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