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Title: Ima nother newbie
Post by: bluedodgehemi57 on July 27, 2005 - 07:50:16 pm
Hey Gang,

Just joined a month or two ago.  Bought a '73 'Cuda from a guy up in Utah in April.  My brother-in-law, know local to his area as Mr. Mopar found it for me.

Here are some specifics on my car:

-1973 'Cuda orig. 318 car, now with a 1971 360
-motor has Keith Black 11:1 pistons, Lunati cam (235 dur, .507 lift), Edelbrock Torker II, Holley 650
-trans is 727, with 3500 stall and a shift kit
-rear is 3:91 gearset with SureGrip
-color was originally JA5 Silverfrost Metallic, now its a darker shade Moulin Rouge with two black racing stripes running from the leading edge to the simulated scoop openings
-15x8 Torque Thrust IIs on BFG 225/275 wheels

Oh yeah, I live in southern California.  This is my third MOPAR.  I also have a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 HEMI p/u, and briefly owned a 1974 Duster.
Title: Re: Ima nother newbie
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on July 27, 2005 - 08:03:20 pm
wow great looin car!!  :drool: this is a great place to be!! nice people lots of info and ALL MOPAR!!  :beer:
Title: Re: Ima nother newbie
Post by: Carlwalski on July 27, 2005 - 08:15:16 pm

Lovely car mate!  :D :drool: Glad your now apart of the team. Make yourself at home.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Ima nother newbie
Post by: Burpin Chunks on July 27, 2005 - 08:32:28 pm
very nice
Title: Re: Ima nother newbie
Post by: KelllysCuda on July 27, 2005 - 08:33:51 pm
wow nice car
Title: Re: Ima nother newbie
Post by: inot2old on July 27, 2005 - 09:36:59 pm
Nice car, where did you get your 360 hockey stripe?   My Cuda was a 318 car, now has a 360.  BTW, I thought they didn't come out with the 360 til 1974.
Title: Re: Ima nother newbie
Post by: Rev-It-Up on July 27, 2005 - 10:01:04 pm
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That, my friend, is a thing of beauty!!!  :o :o  Welcome to the board...glad you found us.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: Ima nother newbie
Post by: 4Cruizn on July 27, 2005 - 10:09:50 pm
WOW That is one beautiful car!! Those are some pretty good photos too!  Nice job!!  Can you post some of the motor too.  Curious . . . what car came with a 360 in 1971??   :dontknow:   






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Title: Re: Ima nother newbie
Post by: RusTy/SE on July 27, 2005 - 10:25:29 pm
 :guitar: :drool: :guitar: :drool: :guitar:  Welcome aboard  :beer:
Title: Re: Ima nother newbie
Post by: Street_Challenged73 on July 27, 2005 - 10:50:39 pm
Welcome to the site!!!  That is one sweet 'Cuda you have there.

As for the question about a '71 360 block, I believe they were installed in pickup trucks around that time, so maybe that's where it originally came from?  (I remember my cousin had a '71 date-coded 360 in his '66 Valiant Signet that I believe came out of a truck or camper.) :thumbs:
Title: Re: Ima nother newbie
Post by: bluedodgehemi57 on July 27, 2005 - 11:19:26 pm
Welcome to the site!!!  That is one sweet 'Cuda you have there.

As for the question about a '71 360 block, I believe they were installed in pickup trucks around that time, so maybe that's where it originally came from?  (I remember my cousin had a '71 date-coded 360 in his '66 Valiant Signet that I believe came out of a truck or camper.) :thumbs:
yeah, I am pretty sure it is a truck motor.  It was in the car when I got it, but as others have said, it didn't really make it to cars until 1974.
Title: Re: Ima nother newbie
Post by: bluedodgehemi57 on July 27, 2005 - 11:25:10 pm
Nice car, where did you get your 360 hockey stripe?   My Cuda was a 318 car, now has a 360.  BTW, I thought they didn't come out with the 360 til 1974.
The 360 stripe was on the car when I got it.  However, I think you can get them from Phoenix Graphics (www.phoenixgraphics.com).  I am pretty sure I saw them on their website too.
Title: Re: Ima nother newbie
Post by: Ghost on July 28, 2005 - 02:10:19 pm
I believe that the pre-74 360s came from trucks and vans.

Also, those are professional looking pics.  Amuatur photographer?

And, finally....  :wave:
Title: Re: Ima nother newbie
Post by: RedLine on July 28, 2005 - 04:36:41 pm
BlueDodgeHemi57---  That is awesome!    Nice treatment with the black stripes.  Classy colors!   Welcome-  we love new cars on the board.  you'll find a friendly crowd here!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: Ima nother newbie
Post by: hemi71 on July 28, 2005 - 04:52:35 pm
Great looking car blue...and the photo work is fantastic!

Welcome to the site.

 :beer:
Title: Re: Ima nother newbie
Post by: R/T on July 28, 2005 - 05:27:19 pm
 :thumbs: nuff said
Title: Re: Ima nother newbie
Post by: greengochallenger on July 28, 2005 - 06:40:30 pm
 :grinyes: Welcome! Sweet car!
Title: Re: Ima nother newbie
Post by: 71GTX on July 28, 2005 - 07:30:24 pm
Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Ima nother newbie
Post by: AprilsPink72Cuda on July 31, 2005 - 05:57:52 pm
That sure is one beautiful Cuda.  I am so glad you found your way here.