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Title: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: squid on August 08, 2005 - 12:19:38 pm
Well I'm new to this site.  I recently purchased this '72 Cuda.  It has been converted from a 340 auto to a forged crank 440 4-speed.  3.55 sure grip.  I say I'm back home as I had a '72 Challenger as a kid with a 340 4-speed.  I lived in MI at the time, and it was a severe "rust belt" victim from the day I bought it.

Now I'm older, and can afford a little better.  This one is all new underneath, and runs strong.  I look forward to many years of enjoyment, and hopefully not alot of required help :laughing:

Anyway, TIA for all the help I'm sure to receive.
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: mopar_guy333 on August 08, 2005 - 12:21:07 pm
sounds great any pics????Where at in Michigan were you from?
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: 4drbrnko on August 08, 2005 - 12:27:06 pm
(http://www.cuda-challenger.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;id=21744;type=avatar)

One pic. will not do around here buddy.  :ack:
Nice looking 'Cuda.  :drool:
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: Carlwalski on August 08, 2005 - 12:27:54 pm


Welcome aboard, your car looks and sounds great!  :D :drool: :thumbs: Make yourself at home bud!  :beer:


I resized your avatar so people can see it better without scrolling from side to side so much.
It's up to you if you want to use it or not.  :dontknow: :thumbs:
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: squid on August 08, 2005 - 12:33:40 pm
OK, per your request, here are some more pics.  :)
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: mopar_guy333 on August 08, 2005 - 12:35:08 pm
  :thumbs: thats what im talkin about that looks great!!  :drool:
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: Carlwalski on August 08, 2005 - 12:36:11 pm

WHOA!! Black Cudas rock!!!  :guitar: :grinyes: :drool: Thanks for the photos.  :beer:


4C - Check your garage and do a spot check, I think "someone" has your car.  :dupe: :laughing:


Here is a better avatar photo, straight on, no scrolling.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: squid on August 08, 2005 - 12:43:18 pm
Thanks for the Avatar.  It does look much nicer.  :beer:
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: Carlwalski on August 08, 2005 - 12:50:40 pm
Thanks for the Avatar.  It does look much nicer.  :beer:


Thats much better! No worries mate, now your set up & introduced so get posting!!!!  :laughing: ;D :beer: :wave:
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: 4Cruizn on August 08, 2005 - 01:06:26 pm
4C - Check your garage and do a spot check, I think "someone" has your car.  :dupe: :laughing:




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(http://bestsmileys.com/bouncing/14.gif)   Yep still there NZ!  (http://bestsmileys.com/waving/3.gif)


Nice car squid!!   :drool:  :drool:  looks like something I own!!   :drool:   :drool: 


Welcome to cc.com!  Great place to come and visit once in a while!!  We love them MOPARS!!  Your car looks very cool and alot like my 73!  Hope you enjoy the site . . . lots of great folks here!!   :thumbs: 
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: Carlwalski on August 08, 2005 - 01:18:08 pm


DOH!  :banghead: Thought your 'Cuda was a 72!  :banghead: :nopity: Close.  :grinyes:
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: 4drbrnko on August 08, 2005 - 01:19:58 pm
I want a 4 speed.............  :newsad:

 :laughing:

Very nice squid, welcome!   :beer:
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: Rev-It-Up on August 08, 2005 - 02:21:35 pm
Welcome to the board Squid (love the name!).  You've got a gorgeous car...thanks for those pics!  Enjoy the site!
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: greengochallenger on August 08, 2005 - 03:44:41 pm
 :) Dude, I got one word for ya....Thats a sweet ride!!    opps, thats 4 words...
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: gomangoRT/SE on August 08, 2005 - 05:18:37 pm
Always happy to see someone new to the board who can contribute something to the preservation of these cars................welcome!!
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: squid on August 08, 2005 - 05:34:33 pm
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.  If any of you have any advice regarding by 4-speed fluid issue, I would greatly appreciate it.  I would like to get this machine back on the road!
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: hemi71 on August 08, 2005 - 06:31:34 pm
Welcome squid...whats with the 4 speed "fluid issue" or did i miss something?

Nice Cuda, BTW!

 :beer:
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on August 08, 2005 - 07:16:13 pm


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([url]http://bestsmileys.com/bouncing/14.gif[/url])   Yep still there NZ!  ([url]http://bestsmileys.com/waving/3.gif[/url])


Nice car squid!!   :drool:  :drool:  looks like something I own!!   :drool:   :drool: 


Welcome to cc.com!  Great place to come and visit once in a while!!  We love them MOPARS!!  Your car looks very cool and alot like my 73!  Hope you enjoy the site . . . lots of great folks here!!   :thumbs: 
  i was gonna say the same thing when i saw the photos i was like dang that car looks farmilur!! i thought you had got to close to the vert and sold the hardtop 4c lol!!
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: Street_Challenged73 on August 08, 2005 - 10:27:14 pm
First off, welcome to the board!!  Secondly, awesome car you have there!!  The black paint job makes it look wicked. :grinyes: :burnout:
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: 71GTX on August 08, 2005 - 10:29:38 pm
Sweet car! Whereabouts in Mich. were you from?? Yooper here!
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: squid on August 09, 2005 - 09:42:34 am
Originally I'm from the Newaygo area (north of Grand Rapids), but I haven't lived there in quite some time.  My parents are still up there though.

The 4-speed fluid question is under the transmission forum.. under "833 Fluid".  I had to put a new clutch in, and when I drained the fluid, it looked like motor oil.  I started looking around, and there seemed to be as many suggestions for fluid types as there are cudas out there.

Anyway, I now have suggestions ranging from 10W30 to ATF to gear lube.  Right now I'm leaning toward the gear lube.  :???:
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: Chryco Psycho on August 12, 2005 - 12:08:30 am
 :wave:
Title: Re: Back home in a Cuda
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on September 23, 2005 - 07:41:14 pm
welcome i know this is old!