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« on: January 12, 2019, 06:32:12 PM »

Bought an original Hemi bird today! Automatic but acceptable. An unknown car for 40 years, just surfaced recently
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 06:41:46 PM »

Waiting for pictures  drool5 2thumbs
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 12:40:13 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 09:34:17 AM »

Bought an original Hemi bird today! Automatic but acceptable. An unknown car for 40 years, just surfaced recently

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What part of the country did it surface in ?
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 09:46:07 AM »

Came from PA-surfaced a few years ago and I got it from that gentleman. More info soon
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2019, 03:39:04 PM »

Bought an original Hemi bird today! Automatic but acceptable. An unknown car for 40 years, just surfaced recently

 great stuff  dance  looking forward seeing pictures & reading about your  Hemi Bird adventure & stuff    cheers popcrn
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2019, 09:42:12 PM »

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Tip to Tip Bird driven from Fairbanks to Key West


« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2019, 06:27:52 PM »

Time goes on and cars change hands. I'm the fat one not the purple one, on the way home to Indiana


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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2019, 10:03:27 PM »

Good for you! I spoke with Mike about the car as well, but it sounded like he wanted to keep it until after the reunion. Oh well, glad a member of this board acquired the car!  2thumbs
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2019, 08:31:17 AM »

Bought an original Hemi bird today! Automatic but acceptable. An unknown car for 40 years, just surfaced recently

Well Hell !!!! Wow, that came out of the blue.... knew Mike was thinking about it..... Nice to know it is in good hands.....  2thumbs
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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2019, 06:37:02 AM »

Bought an original Hemi bird today! Automatic but acceptable. An unknown car for 40 years, just surfaced recently

Well Hell !!!! Wow, that came out of the blue.... knew Mike was thinking about it..... Nice to know it is in good hands.....  2thumbs

He had a little helpful nudge...  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2019, 12:06:18 PM »

I figured this part of the story belonged on the main board rather than back in the Wanted section...

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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2019, 12:39:12 PM »

Congrat's! 
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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2019, 12:59:01 PM »

very Cool  2thumbs 2thumbs 2thumbs 2thumbs
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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2019, 02:17:34 PM »

Amazing one of a kind paint job!

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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2019, 03:26:48 PM »

Agree-I love that wacky old paint job!
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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2019, 04:16:26 PM »

Awesome car!  What was the original color?
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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2019, 06:31:06 PM »

Agree-I love that wacky old paint job!

Oh, I forgot !!! the newest AB !!!  ( Aero-Bastard ) coined by the imfamous Maxwell...
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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2019, 09:31:00 PM »

b5 blue original, white interior still there and looking good (as good as white can look) and only 1,652 original miles (1/4 at a time)
dana 4.89 rear (original was 3:55 8 3/4)
automatic on column (moved to line-locked hurst automatic floor shift), leaks like a sieve will check it out closely next weekend
hemi and 2-4's engine fires and runs on first click
open headers still from drag racing days with original, non-hooked to headers exhaust
cool can still mounted on inner passenger fender, but not hooked up
no spare or jacks (removed for drag racing)
dash mounted old school sun tach
clean body with no significant rust
paint shows its age-will be getting paint repaired but not repainting
plan on maintaining the rest of the car as is after fixing leaks, cleaning it up, and fixing a number of non-drag racing things that broke over time (lock cylinders, etc.)
SHowing it feb 8-10 at World of Wheels in Indianapolis where it won NHRA Summernationals class in 1970, along with the Stealth bird we just finished, the Alaska highway Superbird and the Daytona.
Will be taking to Talladega in October if accepted, along with its family members but no other show plans this year unless my buddy wants to take it for me.
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Tip to Tip Bird driven from Fairbanks to Key West


« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2019, 09:37:02 PM »

He had a little helpful nudge...  Grin
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Thanks for that nudge Joe-getting home late Monday night and anxious to get back to it.
Bob
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« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2019, 07:11:30 AM »

b5 blue original, white interior still there and looking good (as good as white can look) and only 1,652 original miles (1/4 at a time)

Wow, all I have to say is wow!
My dream car there, B5 blue, white interior, automatic hemi car.
You certainly do have the knack of finding and buying wing cars, congratulations.
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« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2019, 08:04:23 AM »

Does it still have the original #'s engine and trans?
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« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2019, 08:42:24 AM »

Does it still have the original #'s engine and trans?
Not original motor, I remember Mike had been looking for it since he had the car.
Believe it was last known in NJ area if I remember correctly.
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« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2019, 09:44:17 AM »

Does it still have the original #'s engine and trans?

None of the drivetrain is original. I had looked for the engine and trans for years as well. The headers aren't original to the car either, just a pair of hooker headers I gave along with the car when it went to Mike.
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« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2019, 11:41:04 AM »

Nice car. Love the old time 70's look. LEON. 2thumbs


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