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Newb from Brisbane Australia
« on: October 21, 2013 - 08:42:42 pm »
Hi All,
I check out this forum avery day, its awesome thanks to you all.
years gone by I used to own an Australian Valiant VE, VIP sedan, they came out with a 273 which I replaced with a 340, street strip back some 20 years ago, it ended up in a wild roll over which destroyed everything bar the engine.
Now Im back with a newly acquired 73 'Cuda triple black. car is factory original, dealer window sticker says sold in Portland Or. and it looks like it stayed in the area, maybe up to Vancouver for a bit, has the broadcast sheets, dealer docs, even the old owners rego and insurance docs!! has done 92K miles, its in amazing condition, paint is a little crazed on the rear deck lid. has a very minor amount of rust under the vinyl along the small pannel under the back window, outside that clean. once I figure out posting pics i'll get one up here
Greg

73 Cuda
Brisbane, Australia




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Re: Newb from Brisbane Australia
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013 - 08:46:01 pm »
another pic
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Re: Newb from Brisbane Australia
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013 - 08:47:56 pm »
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Re: Newb from Brisbane Australia
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013 - 09:10:03 pm »
Welcome to the site!  :wave:

Great looking car!  :thumbsup:
1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye 340, AT, Code TB3=Super Blue, SBD=8/17/1971.  Yes, a Rallye without the fender louvers from the factory because of the body side molding option.

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Re: Newb from Brisbane Australia
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013 - 02:49:52 am »
 :aussie: Hello and Welcome from another Aussie Mopar guy :wave: I used to live in Brisbane until just recently, a little over 3 years ago i moved to Warwick. Met a Girl, got married and restoring Mopars down here. You Barracuda looks awesome, hope to catch up at one of the events we have in Queensland. :2thumbs:
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Re: Newb from Brisbane Australia
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2013 - 06:55:48 am »
Welcome! Your car looks great  :2thumbs: Very nice that all the documentaiton came with it

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Re: Newb from Brisbane Australia
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2013 - 07:08:46 am »
Wow that is a sweet car!   Welcome to the site crash!  Looks like you will fit right in around here!   :2thumbs:

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Re: Newb from Brisbane Australia
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2013 - 07:12:08 am »
Thanks guys, Kenny, we'll have to catch up, I'm just about to get carpliance to put the belts and headlights in it so I can register it on full rego, unfortunately I won't be here for mopar Sunday 2014, but certainly keen to go on a few runs, I actually live in Ipswich so a trip up the mountain one weekend will do it good, first thing is wider rubber and poly bushes all round, then an LS centre , let me know if you have any surplus go fast goodies.

Greg
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Re: Newb from Brisbane Australia
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2013 - 07:13:32 am »
Nice Cuda - from one  :aussie: to another  :aussie:
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Re: Newb from Brisbane Australia
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2013 - 07:44:11 am »
Thanks guys, Kenny, we'll have to catch up, I'm just about to get carpliance to put the belts and headlights in it so I can register it on full rego, unfortunately I won't be here for mopar Sunday 2014, but certainly keen to go on a few runs, I actually live in Ipswich so a trip up the mountain one weekend will do it good, first thing is wider rubber and poly bushes all round, then an LS centre , let me know if you have any surplus go fast goodies.

Greg
Hi Greg :wave: , WHat engine are you running in your `Cuda ? I may have some go fast goodies...... :2thumbs:
You will have to keep your eyes peeled for when Mopar madness is on in Warwick too, they have 1/8th mile racing up here also. :burnout: :woo:
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Re: Newb from Brisbane Australia
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2013 - 08:40:09 am »
 :wave:  Welcome! Great looking ride!  :2thumbs:
Brad
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Re: Newb from Brisbane Australia
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2013 - 09:10:47 am »
then an LS centre , let me know if you have any surplus go fast goodies.

Greg

Hi Greg, pardon my ignorance but I'm curious what is an LS centre?  :clueless:
1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye 340, AT, Code TB3=Super Blue, SBD=8/17/1971.  Yes, a Rallye without the fender louvers from the factory because of the body side molding option.

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Phil in New England-Massachusetts  Always thank God for what you have!

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/456046/1972-dodge-challenger

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Re: Newb from Brisbane Australia
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2013 - 09:23:31 am »
Hi Greg, pardon my ignorance but I'm curious what is an LS centre?  :clueless:
Hi Phil  :wave:

It means Limited Slip or Positraction :burnout: :2thumbs:

Kenny. :bigsmile:
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Re: Newb from Brisbane Australia
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2013 - 09:31:51 am »
Aha!  Thanks for clearing that up, Ken!  :thumbsup:

I was getting worried he was going to put a Chevy LS engine in the 'Cuda!  Those engines are going into all sorts of things!  :faint:
1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye 340, AT, Code TB3=Super Blue, SBD=8/17/1971.  Yes, a Rallye without the fender louvers from the factory because of the body side molding option.

Pic #2 and 3 of my ARII 1/24 scale model car 

Phil in New England-Massachusetts  Always thank God for what you have!

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/456046/1972-dodge-challenger

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Re: Newb from Brisbane Australia
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2013 - 04:32:08 pm »
Ken, its still got its original 340 fitted, the motor is a quiet as a mouse and runs smoke free and smooth, I will eventually stroke it but not in the near future, headers would be nice, it still has the factory exhaust that is in ok condition, again I'll look at replacing it with a good stainless system for longevity etc.
from a wheels point of view I'm looking for a 5 spoke deep dish 17x 9 and 17 x 8, similar to the renderings on the "red guts" postings
Greg

73 Cuda
Brisbane, Australia