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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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« 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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« 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.
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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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« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2019, 01:45:14 PM »

Very cool! Congratulations!
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« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2019, 02:19:44 PM »

Nice Bob !!! I found what your next purchase should be...  icon_smile_big


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« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2019, 05:46:47 PM »

Agreed!
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« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2019, 06:17:11 PM »

I'm pretty sure I saw this car at Carlisle not too long ago. scratchchin  Is this that car?
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« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2019, 08:47:49 AM »

Yep. Mike Hill (previous owner and super nice guy) showed it at Carlisle and at MCACN in Barn find section. He got it from Sy (2nd previous owner), the above poster who commented on the headers.
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« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2019, 09:45:19 AM »

Hes the guy who bought the 2 birds in the woods and had one restored by Graveyard Cars right?
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« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2019, 10:02:45 AM »

Hes the guy who bought the 2 birds in the woods and had one restored by Graveyard Cars right?

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« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2019, 12:17:14 PM »

Neato. Hope you plan on leaving as is?
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« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2019, 09:41:42 AM »

That is a very nice car, I talked to Mike at Garlits a few years back and he showed me the car. The doors still shut nice and tight, it has very low miles, I guess 1/4 at a time. The hemi sounds strong as it should, the paint job is crazy for sure, congrats on getting the car Tax Speaker!
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« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2019, 02:18:50 PM »

That's an awesome story!  Congrats!   2thumbs
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« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2019, 07:02:00 PM »

Update on the Purple People Eater

We decided that there will be no changes to the car other than safety related. So, I have done some rewiring for safety, a real deep cleaning and a tune up and that's it. I fixed the alternator wiring and power steering and still hope to do some brake work. The engine runs and the tranny leaks some, and at some point I may nostalgia race it but for now its only going to be kept clean and dry in the shop, taken out 1 or 2 times a year for car shows. It will be sitting on the back of the old Dodge Ram ramp truck I just got so that it is easy to take to a show but not taking up extra room.

About 3 weeks ago there was a real nice local show about 3 miles from here. I decided to drive it (open headered hemi, slicks and all) to the show. Got there and back without being arrested and it was a real, and I mean a real hit. People could hear it coming for the last mile or so and were lined up to see the car. It is a real time capsule of history and the show affirmed it will stay that way. I will be bringing it to Talladega, but not driving it!


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