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#2413045 - 12/04/17 10:44 AM 1970 cuda 440+6 restoration
biggE Offline
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Registered: 12/08/04
Posts: 730
Loc: California
I picked up this car in 2011 in Southern California. It's originally from New York and was sold new at a dealership called Meritt in Freeport Long Island. From what I have found out it was raced somewhat early on. The original engine was pulled in favor of another 440 to do this. Luckily the car was stored inside and not used in the winter months so it is in very nice condition sheet metal wise retaining a good percentage of it's original paint. It has been through several owners including at least one member here, James T. When James had it he didn't have the original motor but knew that a previous owner in Pennsylvania had it and was kind of holding it for ransom. James sold the car to Dan and on his way back to So Cal stopped in PA and worked out a deal for the original motor. That was around 2006. So basically a lot of things are restored at this time and the car is going to paint very soon and I should have it back in February some time for final assembly.

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#2413046 - 12/04/17 10:46 AM Re: 1970 cuda 440+6 restoration [Re: biggE]
biggE Offline
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Registered: 12/08/04
Posts: 730
Loc: California
Here is when I picked it up.


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#2413048 - 12/04/17 10:51 AM Re: 1970 cuda 440+6 restoration [Re: biggE]
biggE Offline
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Registered: 12/08/04
Posts: 730
Loc: California
Before body work with original paint still on the car.


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#2413068 - 12/04/17 11:26 AM Re: 1970 cuda 440+6 restoration [Re: biggE]
biggE Offline
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Registered: 12/08/04
Posts: 730
Loc: California
Here's the tag. Really nicely optioned car. Included on the build sheet is 15x7 rallye wheels, a rim blow steering wheel, power steering and clock in the standard dash.


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Edited by biggE (12/04/17 12:19 PM)

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#2413072 - 12/04/17 11:31 AM Re: 1970 cuda 440+6 restoration [Re: biggE]
biggE Offline
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Registered: 12/08/04
Posts: 730
Loc: California
Engine and K frame assembly almost ready


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#2413076 - 12/04/17 11:44 AM Re: 1970 cuda 440+6 restoration [Re: biggE]
biggE Offline
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Registered: 12/08/04
Posts: 730
Loc: California
Original transmission


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Edited by biggE (12/04/17 01:02 PM)

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#2413106 - 12/04/17 12:41 PM Re: 1970 cuda 440+6 restoration [Re: biggE]
ScottSmith_Harms Online   content
Mr Wizzard

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 41304
Loc: Spokane Washington
Very nice car! Cool that you got the original engine back, thats awesome!

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#2413212 - 12/04/17 04:51 PM Re: 1970 cuda 440+6 restoration [Re: biggE]
Tempest Offline
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Registered: 11/19/13
Posts: 380
Loc: Nashville, Tennessee
Nice!

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#2413268 - 12/04/17 06:46 PM Re: 1970 cuda 440+6 restoration [Re: biggE]
Alaskan_TA Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 26009
Loc: Still moving in.
Formerly owned by L. J. McCaffrey Jr. in Syosset, NY

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#2413301 - 12/04/17 07:51 PM Re: 1970 cuda 440+6 restoration [Re: Alaskan_TA]
Matt M Offline
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Registered: 05/06/07
Posts: 614
Loc: Georgia
Nice Eric
Cant wait to see it done.

That's the car you sold me your 70 340 Cuda to buy, right?

Matt

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#2413310 - 12/04/17 08:14 PM Re: 1970 cuda 440+6 restoration [Re: Matt M]
biggE Offline
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Registered: 12/08/04
Posts: 730
Loc: California
Originally Posted By Matt M
Nice Eric
Cant wait to see it done.

That's the car you sold me your 70 340 Cuda to buy, right?

Matt

Yep, This is the one Matt

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#2414063 - 12/06/17 02:12 AM Re: 1970 cuda 440+6 restoration [Re: biggE]
big-block-dave Offline
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Registered: 09/12/06
Posts: 1042
Loc: USA
Nice cuda!! That's funny, a guy in Cali buying a car from NY!!
I have a similar car from way up state NY. One owner, 35k miles, no winter's!
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I'm the new CARETAKER of Weinstats '69 440 'cuda registry and have 104 of the 360 cars to date. 84 fastbacks/20 coupes. Always looking for new(REAL M-code) '69 440 'cudas to add to the registry so drop me a note if any are found or known. This isn't a publicly released registry. Thanks, Dave

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#2414331 - 12/06/17 03:56 PM Re: 1970 cuda 440+6 restoration [Re: biggE]
Morty426 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/08
Posts: 6944
Loc: Sacramento CA
E

Looking forward to seeing this coming out paint.

M

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