I have been watching this forum for some time now and I'm glad to see the abundance of Mopar knowledge here. I need to pick some brains but first a bit about myself and my cars.
I bought my first 74 Cuda back in June of 1979 (BS23L4B239510). It was all original, Ralleye package instruments, 4 speed and so on...from a used car lot in Bloomsburg,Pa. Then in 1985 like a fool I traded it in (in Columbia,Md) and went the new car route with a 85 Monte Carlo SS...then a 87 Camaro IROC-Z....then a 88 Firebird Formula 350. Even though the IROC was a great ride...the others were a nightmare. In 1989 had enough and I unloaded the Firebird and found my current 74 Cuda(BS23L4B291510). It was a faded yellow and I actually drove by it several times while I was searching for a decent 1971 Cuda (but of course
) After driving all over the DC, MD, PA area and seeing all of the butchered, fake and downright hideous Cuda's that were out there...I finally stopped by and looked my 74 over. I couldn't believe what I was looking at. Other than the faded Blaze yellow paint...the car was all original and straight. The first owner bought it in Falls Church, Va...then gave it to his nephew for a graduation present in 89. Fortunately his nephew never touched it or even tagged the car. Ironically the uncles first payment on the car on the original Chrysler finance contract (which I have) was due on my birthday of 1974. I saw that and I figured this has to be the Cuda that was meant for me...even though my first one had a better option package. In 1995 I started to restore it as much as I could with money and time. Then my first kid was born in 96 and my health was starting to deteriorate...so Cuda only got about 9500 miles on it after the partial resto. Then came my other kiddo and a new house in 2003 so it has pretty much been garaged ever since...tags returned in 2006. Now I have no garage for it so I had to park it at my parents place in Pa as of March and I need to get ready to sell it. I will be in and out with questions for you guys but please bear with me...besides being disabled from failed back surgery since 2006...I found out I have a brain tumor that has already taken most of my left eyes sight. Just so you know I will probably be posting and running and back again when I can...its not that I'm ignoring your replies. Anyhootchie....I look forward to talking with you guys soon. I'll try to get some pics up for you as well!