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Title: Hi new mopar guy from canada here !!!
Post by: cudaPat on August 12, 2017 - 02:14:27 pm
Hi mopar folks.
I am from Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.
I am 40 and i just picked up my first mopar, a 1974 barracuda 340.
its like a barn find, bought it from a friend that had it for 29 years,he bought it in 1988. It was sitting in is little barn for almost 14 years.
But he would start it and let it run each years.
It was all taken apart and painted in its original color in 1996 .
Was parked in 2002, then put back on the road in 2009 and parked again at the end of 2010.
I always wanted this car since i was 20 years old and wen he told me 2 weeks ago that if i wanted to have it he would sell it to me, well i had to sell my 1987 mustang gt right away :)
Sold the mustang and got the Barracuda 1 week ago.

Now let the fun began :)

I need to change 2 rubber fuel line they are craked.
Air filter
oil change
check the brakes
check the front end

The 340 is runnig like a charm :)
Can't wait to go ride it.

Hope to talk to you guys on here and have a great day !!!
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/chalifoux_2006/barracuda%201974%20340/20727466_10154893741920658_1536401841_o.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/chalifoux_2006/media/barracuda%201974%20340/20727466_10154893741920658_1536401841_o.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Hi new mopar guy from canada here !!!
Post by: twalker on August 12, 2017 - 06:32:35 pm
Congrats on your new car!  From Nova Scotia


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Title: Re: Hi new mopar guy from canada here !!!
Post by: AARuFAST on August 12, 2017 - 08:28:51 pm
post some pic sounds great.........
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Post by: cudamadd on August 12, 2017 - 09:20:31 pm
Welcome  great story congratulations on the car  :aussie:
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Post by: dakota on August 12, 2017 - 10:12:03 pm
Welcome to the site from NY.   Good luck with your car!
Title: Re: Hi new mopar guy from canada here !!!
Post by: cudaPat on August 12, 2017 - 10:37:02 pm
thank you everybody :)

Here is some more pics.

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/chalifoux_2006/barracuda%201974%20340/IMG_5161.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/chalifoux_2006/media/barracuda%201974%20340/IMG_5161.jpg.html)
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/chalifoux_2006/barracuda%201974%20340/IMG_5162.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/chalifoux_2006/media/barracuda%201974%20340/IMG_5162.jpg.html)
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/chalifoux_2006/barracuda%201974%20340/IMG_5163.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/chalifoux_2006/media/barracuda%201974%20340/IMG_5163.jpg.html)
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/chalifoux_2006/barracuda%201974%20340/IMG_5098.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/chalifoux_2006/media/barracuda%201974%20340/IMG_5098.jpg.html)
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/chalifoux_2006/barracuda%201974%20340/20677005_10154893739255658_191662245_o.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/chalifoux_2006/media/barracuda%201974%20340/20677005_10154893739255658_191662245_o.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Hi new mopar guy from canada here !!!
Post by: cudaPat on August 12, 2017 - 10:40:02 pm
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/chalifoux_2006/barracuda%201974%20340/20726923_10154893739670658_791183514_o.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/chalifoux_2006/media/barracuda%201974%20340/20726923_10154893739670658_791183514_o.jpg.html)
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/chalifoux_2006/barracuda%201974%20340/20707263_10154897618040658_325904921_o.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/chalifoux_2006/media/barracuda%201974%20340/20707263_10154897618040658_325904921_o.jpg.html)
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/chalifoux_2006/barracuda%201974%20340/20706157_10154893740810658_1506275532_o.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/chalifoux_2006/media/barracuda%201974%20340/20706157_10154893740810658_1506275532_o.jpg.html)
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/chalifoux_2006/barracuda%201974%20340/20677138_10154893025585658_662418868_o.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/chalifoux_2006/media/barracuda%201974%20340/20677138_10154893025585658_662418868_o.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Hi new mopar guy from canada here !!!
Post by: 4Cruizn on August 12, 2017 - 11:53:22 pm
Sound like a great car! Welcome to the site! So what year is the 340 motor?  :wave: pictures didn't work . .  .
Title: Re: Hi new mopar guy from canada here !!!
Post by: cudaPat on August 13, 2017 - 07:16:52 pm
ah wird it was working first day;

The engine was taken out of a 1974 challenger.
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Post by: 73_Cuda_4_Me on August 14, 2017 - 01:45:34 pm
Welcome to the site from Michigan!

You SURE that is a 340??? To the best of my knowledge, the 340 was dropped mid-year of 73, and they switched to the 360...???

 :clueless:

Would be interesting to see the details of the fender tag! Post a pic of it if you get a chance!

Lots of helpful friends here to help out with anything you need, and lots of information to read through for the next 10 years (been here 13, and still haven't gotten through all the posts... LOL)
Title: Re: Hi new mopar guy from canada here !!!
Post by: cudaPat on August 14, 2017 - 05:20:36 pm
yes it is maybe its from another year the casting says 340
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Post by: AARuFAST on August 14, 2017 - 06:42:59 pm
yes it is maybe its from another year the casting says 340


Available Engines: 1973
Base V8    318 ci    1x2 bbl    150 hp @ 3600    265 lb-ft @ 2000
340 V8    340 ci    1x4 bbl    240 hp @ 4800    295 lb-ft @ 3600
Available Transmissions:

    3-Speed Manual
    4-Speed Manual
    TorqueFlite

74 no 340
Available Engines: 1974

Base V8    318 ci    1x2 bbl    150 hp @ 3600    265 lb-ft @ 2000
360 V8    360 ci    1x2 bbl    245 hp @ 4000    320 lb-ft @ 3600

Title: Re: Hi new mopar guy from canada here !!!
Post by: jimynick on August 14, 2017 - 08:52:46 pm
Welcome to the site from Ontario! Sounds like a nice place to begin with your hobby.  :wave:
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Post by: onebadfish on August 16, 2017 - 03:26:21 am
Welcome cudapat - I am not too far away from you. I am in Bryson, Quebec.
Title: Re: Hi new mopar guy from canada here !!!
Post by: cudaPat on August 17, 2017 - 10:40:57 pm
thank you guys :)

Cool not to far  in deed onebadfish and thanks for the welcome :)
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Post by: cudaPat on August 17, 2017 - 10:47:07 pm
little sound clip i took today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xroSbxRFODQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xroSbxRFODQ)
Title: Re: Hi new mopar guy from canada here !!!
Post by: Swamp Donkey on August 19, 2017 - 01:58:08 am
Your car has a similar story to mine, a car not driven for many years.   The engine sounds great!
Title: Re: Hi new mopar guy from canada here !!!
Post by: cudaPat on August 28, 2017 - 10:58:37 pm
Your car has a similar story to mine, a car not driven for many years.   The engine sounds great!

I love those stories and thanks Swamp Donkey :)