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Offline Carlwalski

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Re: Help or advice for my 1971 Hemi Cuda
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2006 - 08:04:29 pm »


Awesome car mate. If it were me I'd sell it, why? I like to drive my cars and having something that rare I'd shlt my daks every time I took it out, with 10Ks on it what do you really get out if it apart from looking at it and saying "You have a HEMI Cuda"? Both are good but you can sell that and buy several Mopars an #'s R/T Challenger 440-SIXPAK, 70 AAR, Coronets and still have money to enjoy for ya what-nots if ya know what I mean..........

Sell it at Barretts or to a Museum and buy a car to drive and enjoy.  :cheers:

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Re: Help or advice for my 1971 Hemi Cuda
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2006 - 05:02:37 pm »
its only a car, and can be fixed if anything happens to it (dont' push it) most of the times.   just make sure you have good classic car insurance on it and a dollar agreement on total loss. 


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Offline 71GTX

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Re: Help or advice for my 1971 Hemi Cuda
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2006 - 11:26:06 am »
Welcome aboard....Nice rare car that you have there. Congrats! This would be a good magazine article story.

Getting back to your original question....It does sound as if you have carburation problems. If not, I would suspect valves/heads. Drain the fuel entirely out of your system and start with fresh! Add av gas if you can find some along with the additive, but drain the old out first!

Year One should have the parts that you need. If you PM me, I know of someone that worked at the Chrysler Dealerships in the early to late 70's in the Chicago area as a mechanic and may be able to help you with getting the carbs rebuilt.
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Re: Help or advice for my 1971 Hemi Cuda
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2006 - 12:20:30 pm »
I am pretty sure he has everything well in hand.

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Re: Help or advice for my 1971 Hemi Cuda
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2006 - 01:40:55 pm »
I am pretty sure he has everything well in hand.

Ryan

  :o  Just thought I'd pass along some help if needed....
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Re: Help or advice for my 1971 Hemi Cuda
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2006 - 05:28:34 pm »
No, no... didn't mean anything negative.  I just know he has everything well in hand,  Didn't mean anything dis-respectful.

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Re: Help or advice for my 1971 Hemi Cuda
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2006 - 06:44:15 pm »
to me personally, hardened valve seats dont matter much if they are factory or not. my position on it is change them out, check the fuel system, rebuild the carbs and enjoy the car. It can be worked and be very drivable

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Re: Help or advice for my 1971 Hemi Cuda
« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2006 - 02:50:31 am »
After seeing it in person I can say with confidence that your car is nothing short of absalutely stunning! I have yet to see a nicer or more original example of an original surviving 71 Hemi Cuda.

What a car!
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Re: Help or advice for my 1971 Hemi Cuda
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2006 - 06:54:52 am »
Don't doubt that in the least....

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Re: Help or advice for my 1971 Hemi Cuda
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2006 - 05:11:39 pm »
OUTSTANDING!!!! Man you have a GREAT SURVIVOR!!!  :grinyes:

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Re: Help or advice for my 1971 Hemi Cuda
« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2006 - 05:52:08 pm »
I was thinking bs all the way!  Very nice car, makes ya wonder how many more are put away like that and no one knows about them! :wow:
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Re: Help or advice for my 1971 Hemi Cuda
« Reply #41 on: October 13, 2006 - 06:30:26 pm »
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I was thinking bs all the way!  Very nice car, makes ya wonder how many more are put away like that and no one knows about them!


Not many, probably none, that car is an absalute jewel!

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Re: Help or advice for my 1971 Hemi Cuda
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2006 - 06:36:04 pm »
Well I don't mean in that nice of condition... I know of a 70 hemi cuda, but its not in that condition!
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Re: Help or advice for my 1971 Hemi Cuda
« Reply #43 on: October 14, 2006 - 01:59:50 pm »
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              Awsome car!!!  I love to hear about cars that have been in storage for a long time!!!
 time to get her back on the road!!!

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Re: Help or advice for my 1971 Hemi Cuda
« Reply #44 on: October 15, 2006 - 11:12:20 pm »
Looks even better out in person out the daylight  :2thumbs: