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Old 04-24-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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project: 1973 Dodge Titan

Here is my 1973 Dodge Titan. I'll use this thread to keep you updated on the project and getting it back on the road!!

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Old 04-24-2011, 06:59 PM   #2
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lets go inside!
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What's the spec's on the drive train?
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440 motor w/4 barrel carb. The chassis is the RM350. I'll have to get back to you on the rest of the drive tain - Left the shop manual inside it.
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Some of the older ones had the 318/360 small block. You should have plenty of power with that big 440. It should be coupled with the infamous 727 torqueflite transmission, Bulletproof. One of the most desirable transmissions out there.
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Besides being a classic from the period in of itself, it also appears to be chock full of camping paraphernalia from around that era, the Rand McNally Campground and Trailer Park Guide, for example and the "Keep on Camping" door mat.
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Hey, those old Titans are way cool classics.

Looks like yours is all there, just needs lots of cleanup and some TLC.

Best of luck getting it all ship-shape!
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Thanks everyone. Yea, VERY lucky that its in such great shape and came with some cool camping goodies!! Most of the issues on the Titan are all related to it sitting for so many years. My grandparents were the original owners and they stopped RV'ing in the early 90's.

We did keep it running.. was even inspected and on the road 5 years ago.. but has been sitting since.

Right now - the major issue are the brakes. It looks like one of the boosters has gone bad. Once we get the brakes worked out, it of course needs tires.

Its running a 17.5 tire but I'm considering going to 16.

Need to reseal the roof... about 10 years ago we coated the roof but it needs it now. Thankfully no leaks, but want to stay ahead of it. I'm thinking of the product these guys sell: Roof Coatings and Deck Paint, Basement Waterproofing and Basement Paint - Ames Research Paint Manufacturer

the main goal right now is getting it roadworthy for short trips. then moving into the extended stay issues.
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Something that's been in the family that long, is worth giving it a 2nd chance.
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You will most likely find that you will not be able to convert to 16" rims on the RM350 chassis which uses dual piston calipers. Not enough clearance. The 16" rims only worked on the M300 single piston calipers.

Here is a link (my site) to a lot of information for your brake configuration (work in progress):
Dave's Place - M400 (RM350) 1973-75

My main brake page is at: Dave's Place - Dodge MH Brake Info

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VERY helpful links Dave. THANK YOU.
I appreciate the insight into the wheels too. Last weekend we tried bolting up a set of 16's. The front went on fine but the backs wouldnt fit... back to the 17.5's it is!
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