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CC Central => Newb Intros => Topic started by: cudacharlie on September 24, 2005 - 02:45:51 pm

Title: allow me to re-introduce...
Post by: cudacharlie on September 24, 2005 - 02:45:51 pm
Hi kids... I can't remember if I ever officially posted a newbie hello, so here goes: 

I'm a 42-year-old musician, and I've had the E-body jones since my grandmother's neighbor had a '71 'Cuda ragtop back in the days before I had a license, growing up forty miles from Carlisle, PA.  My revenge was sweet when I found my '70 'Cuda clone (sublime+black, 440+727, console+slapstick, rubber bumpers) at Carlisle in 1990.  I had been looking for a turnkey car, since my '70 Charger R/T (u-code R/T, 440+727 non-#'s, FC7, AC, PW, 6-way seat) had already been undergoing slow restification (not by me...) for a couple of years and was still a long way from being a driver.....

So now the 'Cuda has been a weekly cruiser for fifteen years and is getting shaggy (needs a teardown and rebuild to hemicuda status) and the Charger just lost brakes due to its overly lumpy cam and a flaky vacuum reserve cylinder (guess who's going back to a more stock cam?), which cost me a bad crimp on my front valence and a slightly tweaked right fender (doh!). 

So which do I deal with first?  Re-cam the Charger and get the valence and fender done, or tear into the 'Cuda?  I reckon I'll wait on the 'Cuda until the new Goodmark full quarters are available in a few months... 

In the meantime, I'll fight my woman for the keys to our '05 Magnum R/T (black, loaded) which, I must say, is a nice automobile to drive and draws many approving glances and inquiries. 

I'm still looking for my next Mopar, which will be a 1970 Challenger convertible R/T (clone is fine) orange+black, side stripe, rallye hood with blackout, NO wings, 727 slapstick console, 383, 440, or 440+6 car. If you're selling an orange '70 Challenger ragtop, I'm interested, as long as it's not a $100k original... I'm gonna drive heck out of it!

Love the board, great members, great info, great site.  Thanks, C-C.com!  (BTW: Here is a pic of my boys...)
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Post by: Rev-It-Up on September 24, 2005 - 03:58:58 pm
Your boys look mighty fine Charlie!!  70 was a great year for cars, wasn't it!
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Post by: 4Cruizn on September 24, 2005 - 08:47:53 pm
Whoa great looking cars!!  Hang out and enjoy!!    (http://bestsmileys.com/bouncing/4.gif)
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Post by: Plum6Pak on September 24, 2005 - 11:06:43 pm
70 was a good year!! Hope you find your Challenger, sounds like it would fit in with the two other boys just fine!!
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Post by: Tropicalcats on September 25, 2005 - 04:41:47 am
Welcome aboard. You have found the best site for Cudas and Challengers.

I like the shot from the Goodyear blimp.
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Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on September 25, 2005 - 12:20:45 pm
Great cars Charlie!!!   :thumbs: :thumbs:

  Mike
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Post by: mopar_guy333 on September 25, 2005 - 02:41:03 pm
i agree! they look great
Eric
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Post by: Super Blue 72 on September 26, 2005 - 06:47:38 am
Nice cars you have there!  They're beautiful!