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73 Challenger Build

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I know this has been discussed before but I wanted to know what people thought about my specific car.
I just bought a 73 challenger. Its in rough shape and missing pretty much every thing. I got a couple questions I wanted to see what people thought before I decide which route I want to take. A little bit about the car, black non vinyl top with white interior. It has the Rallye package, came with a 340 auto torque flite console shift. It has a lot of options on it, the fender tag I listed them below. But what I was wanting to know is if the color combination was it common or was black /white interior harder to find or any of these options. This will help me decide on if I want to dig more into dropping a new 5.7 hemi in it or finding a 340 and trans to go back in it. Or maybe do a EFI carb setup. I know it takes time and work to convert it over but I am not in a big hurry to get it done. I was thinking about the fuel injection to get better gas millage and not any problems in the winter mainly, also I can drive it a lot more. It has no motor/trans or wiring so I would use the wiring and ecu from the donor car. But if it is a hard to find car with all these options I would like to go back original. Just wanted other peoples thoughts.

Code Description
E55 340-4 Barrel 69-73
D34 TorqueFlite Automatic Transmission
J = Dodge Challenger
H = High
23 = 2 Door Hardtop
H = 340 240HP(net) 1-4BBL 8 CYL
3 = 1973
B = Dodge Main, Hamtramck, MI, USA
Paint Code: Black / Black Velvet
Trim Grade/Style/Color
A = A Class
6 = Vinyl Bucket Seats
X = Black
000 Upper Door Frame: Full Door Panel
927 Date Built: 9 / 27 / 1972
10164 Order Number: 10164
TX9 Roof Type OR Color: Black / Black Velvet
U Built to Specifications for USA Order
B41 Front Disc Brakes Some Yrs. Power
C16 Console w/ Buckets
C56 Bucket Seats 1972 up
H51 Single Air /w Heater
J54 Hood Insulating Pad
M21 Roof Drip Rail Moldings
M08 Simulated Door / Fender Louvers
J52 Inside Hood Release
A37 Taxi Package
N41 Duel Exhaust w/o Tips
N42 Chrome Duel Exhaust Tips
N85 Tachometer
R35 AM / FM Multiplex Stereo
V6X Black Longitude Sports Stripe
26 26 in. Radiator
EN2 End of Codes Assembly Line 2

One other question is if this is a black car the rallye decal would have been red correct or was there more options or a code i can look at?
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Thanks for the info, I will go back and fix the rallye question I had. I was asking about the decals down the side on a black car was the only option red? And I was looking into the efi carbs. cheapest i found was about 2500 if anyone know where to find any cheaper please let me know this maybe the option i go with.
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