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Offline willhaven

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Yet another 71 Cuda 440 clone
« on: March 31, 2007 - 10:15:08 AM »
1971 Cuda BS23H1 FE5 Rallye Red 340 Auto

71 440 .030 over
KB pistons
Comp XE 286 cam
Double Roller Chain
MSD 6AL ignition
Hedman Elite ceramic headers
Flowmaster Thunder Series 3" exhaust w/H-pipe & Weldtech 3" Cuda stainless tips
850 Holley Double Pumper carb
Torker 2 intake ported & matched to ported 906 heads

4-speed w/ Keisler hydraulic clutch setup
Restored 4-speed console
3.23 8 3/4 Suregrip

Front and rear sway bars
Power steering and brakes
Front disc brakes
Rear 11" drum brakes

Body colored mirrors, grille & front bumper
Re-chromed rear bumper
Factory wing, gilled fenders, added AAR chin spoilers & road lamps
Gilled rockers

Standard dash
New black interior

Kenwood CD player
Shaker hood (non original hood, but the rest of the setup is original)
FC7 Plum Crazy Purple

The car was not an A/C car, but has an A/C dash so I assume the conversion wouldn't be painful. Comes with rallye wheels not pictured on the car.

Here are a few pics. Opinions?

He says it's an older restoration and the only issue is some bubbling in the lower corner of the passenger door.




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Re: Yet another 71 Cuda 440 clone
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2007 - 10:55:16 AM »
nice looking car!

Offline willhaven

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Re: Yet another 71 Cuda 440 clone
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2007 - 09:13:47 PM »
 :feedback: :horse:

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Re: Yet another 71 Cuda 440 clone
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2007 - 09:20:52 PM »
Its a nice looking car, i would change the mounting of the autometer gauges on the colum, looks a little gaudy. Also i would probally fab up a cover for the MSD box so it didnt stick out as much in the engine compartment, but hey thats just "How my boat floats" (21 year old trying to reach out to the older generations  :roflsmiley: )
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Re: Yet another 71 Cuda 440 clone
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2007 - 09:26:02 PM »
I wonder how long that 8 3/4 would last behind that manual 440.  Don't put slicks on it.
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Re: Yet another 71 Cuda 440 clone
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2007 - 02:18:18 PM »
30-35K-ish.   :dunno:


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Re: Yet another 71 Cuda 440 clone
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2007 - 02:31:33 PM »
I like that car. I did notice the c body mag in the trunk :2thumbs:cool

I have seen lots of people install their MSD box on the outside of the radiator support, it is hidden from view a bit more, or inside the car up under the dash, myself, I have no issues looking at it right there. The gauges are in a place where they are usefull. And no damage done to the interior.  I could really enjoy that car. Price wise, I have no clue. The market was too high for a few years and is coming down, but not to sane levels yet. It being a 71 is a plus for some enthusius's, but I prefer either 70 or 72. The last price quoted seems like a fair summary IMOP

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Re: Yet another 71 Cuda 440 clone
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2007 - 09:12:33 AM »
Any other guesses?

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Re: Yet another 71 Cuda 440 clone
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2007 - 08:32:33 AM »
Depends.

How solid is that body?

Trunk pan?  Floor pans?  Frame rails?  Cowl?  Lower quarters?

Can't tell from the pics.

Assuming a SUPER SUPER nice body, and not needing paint right away (looks kinda old), I would say $28-32k. 
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Re: Yet another 71 Cuda 440 clone
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2007 - 10:41:48 AM »
It was painted about a year ago.

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Re: Yet another 71 Cuda 440 clone
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2007 - 10:56:48 AM »
It was painted about a year ago.

From what you said earlier:  "He says it's an older restoration and the only issue is some bubbling in the lower corner of the passenger door."

One year and it's already bubbling rust?  Not good.
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'71 383-auto 'Cuda 'vert (sold)
06 300c SRT8
04 2500 QCLB 4x4 HO