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  1. wayne

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    So a few weeks ago I finally found the car I have been wanting for a very long time. I have had a few A bodies over 20 years ago. I have had modern cars since then. But, the desire for an old Mopar has been growing and I just brought home a 1970 Cuda 383 4 speed car. Its been parked indoors in Florida and last plated in 1976.

    Thanks Wayne
    Im in SouthEast Michigan

    Here are a few pictures.

    I am also going to document the projects on Facebook and Youtube and give that a go. The youtube channel & FB page are both called Backyard Hotrods



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    Welcome from NW CT. Great looking car man. Bonus points for pics on your first post...
     
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    Welcome to the site from another Michigander, mid MI here. Congrats on that Cuda red beauty. What's your plan for it, keep it original? From your video it sounded like you were going to some upgrades.
     
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    Welcome to the site. I am doing the Youtube documentation as well. Mine is kind if just short bits, but kind of fun, certainly not as well done as yours.
     
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    Very cool! Congratulations!!
     
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    Welcome to the site fellow Michigander, Detroit area here. @Cuda Hunter is going to love that interior on that beauty. Will it be ready to show next month?

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    A red on red 'Cuda! Congratulations on a beautiful car. Welcome from another south eastern Michigan Mopar fan.
     
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    Wayne
    :welcome: to FEBO from New Jersey
    Nice pick up on the 70 383 Cuda
    Red on red; cool and I would guess a pretty rare color combo.
    Good luck with the new toy!
    Enjoyed the video, great way to document the car!

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  9. wayne

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    Thanks! I do plan on some upgrades. Whatever I change from original I will keep and can always go back as I won't "cut" the car up. But I do plan to do a motor build that won't be stock. Unfortunately the original motor has some issues where I would risk hurting it if I drove it. And the trans needs servicing. This is killing me right now!! lol I plan to drive and enjoy the car alot.
     
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    Excellant! Whats your channel? I would like to check it out.
     
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    Man do I wish! Unfortunately the engine and trans need addressing and its going to be down for a few months. Its like a kid getting a bike for Christmas and he cant ride it lol
     
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    Welcome Aboard Wayne , very nice find. Great color combo and drivetrain:thumbsup:
     
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    My channel is TheABLAZN, or Google Jeff's American Dream Car. I alway tag them with "Another low quality video" so everyone's expectations are not too high..:lol:
     
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    Welcome from the Razorback state and yes you found a very nice setup,,think I’ve never seen a red on red but being partial to red,,I LIKE it,,good luck with the upgrades,
     
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    :welcome: aboard.. Excellent find. To bring her back to life, several things to do that most people don't think of. Complete suspension inspection up on a rack. A lot of things deteriorate with time. All rubber items like bushings, brake hoses, fuel lines, gas tank lines and pick-up. Other things that go bad from the inside out where you can't see it, hard brake and fuel lines. Wheel cylinders/calipers. Axle seals. heater core, hoses. Also inspect under dash wiring. Sometimes varmints get to them, even with the doors closed through the firewall etc...
    So for anyone putting a car back on the road after several years for safety, Complete brake system hydraulic inspect and replace rubber parts, hoses, cylinders, Master cylinder and hard lines. Fuel system hoses and hard lines. Possible fuel tank, intank fuel filter and pick-up, all rubber lines and clamps. This stuff is all reproduced now and is very reasonable to do. Remember " SAFETY FIRST " If you are thinking of using any old brake lines or hoses, try a good brake fluid flush. Be prepared to see a lot of rust and goop. Replace.

    Awesome find. Jealous...........
     
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    All great points, the one issue that a lot of people forget is that the old rubber fuel line does not hold up well if you use gas with ethanol in it. Fortunately, there is new lines that do, and is looks close enough to original if that is what you want.
     
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