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Super Bee Upgrades

Postby 68383 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:59 pm

I'd like to start up on the new site with a thread about work in progress with upgrades to my '69 Super Bee. Maybe it will keep me "motorvated" to keep wrenching.

I picked up another tranny mount at the local speed shop today. I'm hoping it's a little shorter so the tail of the 4 speed sits a little lower and that the Z bar lines up nicely with the frame and the new Lakewood bellhousing.

After I get that solved, I have to horse around the the new TTI headers. Apparently the passenger side wants to rub an ear on the bell. I don't want to modify the bell because I heard the tech guys at NED will crawl all over my car and will most likely fail me if I modify the bell.

Once the header's squared away, I think the 3" pipes and dumpers will get bolted in. Then the 522 Stroker should be ready to fire up.
68383 / Dave

Current Mopars- 69 Super Bee- 522, 4 speed, 95 Ram- 360, auto, 4wd
Prior- 68 Charger, 72 Demon, 72 & 75 Darts, 73 Challenger, 74 Scamp

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Re: Super Bee Upgrades

Postby Sneke_Eyez » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:31 am

Sounds like good progress, Dave! Make sure you get a video of its first fire-up that way we can all be a part of it!
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Re: Super Bee Upgrades

Postby 68383 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:26 am

Will do.
68383 / Dave

Current Mopars- 69 Super Bee- 522, 4 speed, 95 Ram- 360, auto, 4wd
Prior- 68 Charger, 72 Demon, 72 & 75 Darts, 73 Challenger, 74 Scamp

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Re: Super Bee Upgrades

Postby Belvedere2 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:21 pm

Make sure you invite me over. My heap is now drivable.

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Re: Super Bee Upgrades

Postby 68383 » Thu May 02, 2013 12:18 am

Any time you want.
68383 / Dave

Current Mopars- 69 Super Bee- 522, 4 speed, 95 Ram- 360, auto, 4wd
Prior- 68 Charger, 72 Demon, 72 & 75 Darts, 73 Challenger, 74 Scamp

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Re: Super Bee Upgrades

Postby MOPAR_AMC_FAN » Thu May 02, 2013 9:35 am

Cool! Tech day! :)

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Re: Super Bee Upgrades

Postby 68383 » Sat May 11, 2013 8:29 am

Was on the old forum site and don't want to lose this info. from Auto Rust, even though it's a bit dated:

Hey Dave
We usually can do Torque Boxes and subframe connectors in 8 hours. Thats about $600. Parts I can sell for $300. I would need the car over night, maybe 2 overnights. I need to have the carpet out of the car when we do it. As the torque boxes are welded to the floors in a few areas. No problem with the scheduling, usually need 1 weeks notice. You will be glad to have these installed, it makes a huge difference in the way the car feels.
68383 / Dave

Current Mopars- 69 Super Bee- 522, 4 speed, 95 Ram- 360, auto, 4wd
Prior- 68 Charger, 72 Demon, 72 & 75 Darts, 73 Challenger, 74 Scamp

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Re: Super Bee Upgrades

Postby 68383 » Sat May 11, 2013 9:01 am

Here's a description on the direction I'm taking with my Super Bee:

After about a year and a half of planning, I've pulled the trigger on the next phase for the Super Bee. It centers around going from a mild mannered 440 to a 522 stroker. It will be look like a stock 440 but will sound a little more wild.

TTi supplied the headers, X pipe and 3" exhaust, which will be modified with cutouts. I'm going with a Quick Fuel 830 carb and a Classic Auto Air AC system.

There will be some subtle modifications that in the spirit of the '69 1/2 A12 cars. My stock, bulge hood is being replaced with a fiberglass, lift-off six pack hood. I'm planning to put on some custom "Stroker" decals on the hood scoop in favor of ones that say, "Six Pack." OE style steel wheels with red line tires will be replacing my stock, 14" road wheels and tires. The new rear tires are 275/60R15s (28" tall) and fronts are 215/65R15 (26" tall).

I'm installing a drive shaft loop, a Lakewood safety bellhousing, subframe connectors and torque boxes.

The next step will be to locate some stock shoulder belts, install some repro seat and head rest covers, along with door panels and probably put on a set of Caltracs from Calvert Racing .

7/22/11 Update: This should really sharpen the Bee's stinger!

537 hp @ 5300 rpm
640 fpt @ 3600 rpm
Avg. 506 hp from 3000 - 5800 rpm
68383 / Dave

Current Mopars- 69 Super Bee- 522, 4 speed, 95 Ram- 360, auto, 4wd
Prior- 68 Charger, 72 Demon, 72 & 75 Darts, 73 Challenger, 74 Scamp

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Re: Super Bee Upgrades

Postby 68383 » Sat May 11, 2013 9:02 am

Here's the car:

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Here's a link to the site where I've hosted pictures of the work in progress: http://public.fotki.com/69440/super-bee-modifications/page2.html
68383 / Dave

Current Mopars- 69 Super Bee- 522, 4 speed, 95 Ram- 360, auto, 4wd
Prior- 68 Charger, 72 Demon, 72 & 75 Darts, 73 Challenger, 74 Scamp

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Re: Super Bee Upgrades

Postby 68383 » Sat May 11, 2013 9:03 am

Here's the Bee when I bought it in 2006. http://public.fotki.com/69440/69-super-bee/

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68383 / Dave

Current Mopars- 69 Super Bee- 522, 4 speed, 95 Ram- 360, auto, 4wd
Prior- 68 Charger, 72 Demon, 72 & 75 Darts, 73 Challenger, 74 Scamp

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