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Title: Howdy
Post by: paganize on August 05, 2005 - 12:05:36 am
I'm unfortunately a ex-cuda owner.
I bought my '70 cuda in McKenzie, TN back in '84; I was looking for a car, and checking out the used car lots; hit this one little place and saw a tarp covered shape behind the office in the weeds, just saw some cragars under the edge, went to check and....
it was a 1970, original plum crazy but primered, rusted and painted white with a 318, slap-stick. I offered the guy $650 for it and drove it home.
First things first, I took the engine out, it had already been rebuilt at least once but it looked to be in pretty good shape so bored it out and rebuilt it as a 340; removed the carter thermoquad and put a dual-line .750 holly with a hi-rise manifold; 206 cam, 360 head.
First time on the road to test the engine I twisted the rear end, I was broke at the time so hit a junk yard hoping for a lucky find, got a 9.25" out of a smashed...monaco? I think it was..
I never did paint it, or even patch the rust; sleeper city.
It ended up performing better than it had any right to perform.
In 1987 I joined the Navy, and parked it at my in-laws house while I went to boot camp. When I graduated, I was informed by by proud mother in law that she had managed to sell my old "beater" for as much as I had paid for it, $650, even though the engine would barely run (lope, lope, lope).
To my credit, I didn't kill her, or even say a word.
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: 71GTX on August 05, 2005 - 12:15:11 am
Welcome to the site! Hell of a story ya got there! So are ya talkin to yer Mom-in-law yet?? To make up for her misdeed, she could make it up to ya....hehe! Welcome to one of the best sites on the web for Mopars!
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: dodgetkboy78 on August 05, 2005 - 12:35:26 am
 :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

Id sell something of hers! :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :wasted:
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: 4Cruizn on August 05, 2005 - 09:03:44 am
Ummmmmm . . . That would of took alot for me too bite my tongue on that one!!   :gripe:   :gripe:

Welcome to CC.COM.  Alot of great people here with tons of helpful information!!  Hope you enjoy!!  Got any pics of that old car??  Are you looking for another??    :dontknow: 
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: Carlwalski on August 05, 2005 - 09:37:41 am
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: Rev-It-Up on August 05, 2005 - 10:07:25 am
Welcome to the board!  Sooooo, how's the mother-in-law relationship?  Have you been looking for a replacement? ....ummm for the car?
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: GoMango on August 05, 2005 - 08:48:16 pm
Welcome!!! Man, what a "mother-in-law" story :banghead:
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: 360 'CUDA on August 05, 2005 - 09:08:54 pm
 :wave: Welcome

As for the monster in law story all you have to do is take 10 or 15 grand and buy another one :thumbs:

Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: Street_Challenged73 on August 08, 2005 - 11:10:32 pm
Welcome to the site.  That story was cool up until the point where I read it was sold on you by your mother-in-law. :banghead: :gripe:
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: mopar_guy333 on August 09, 2005 - 09:06:56 am
that was some story  :banghead: that would have been alot to hold me back from saying anything  :laughing: anyways welcome to the site,glad you found us!!got any pics of that cuda??  :wave:
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: Chryco Psycho on August 12, 2005 - 12:08:53 am
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on September 23, 2005 - 07:40:48 pm
once again this is old but welcome!