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 Post subject: Steve’s 1970 AAR Cuda build 340+6BBL 4 Spd.
PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:41 pm 
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Steve’s 1970 AAR Cuda build 340+6BBL 4 Spd.

Many of you know Steve (Cuda 65) and know that Steve is in the process of putting together a 1970 AAR Cuda to come SuperCar Racing. What you may not know is how Steve was introduced to SuperCars and Steve’s history with the Cuda and Racing.

Steve lives only minutes from E-Town NJ and in August of 2012 Steve decided it was time to part with his 1970 Cuda 340 4Spd that he has owned since 1970. The Cuda was only months old when he purchased it from a local add he saw in the paper.

For a short period of time the Cuda was Steve’s transportation to and from work. Shortly after Steve decided it was time to go racing. Steve took the Cuda off the road and to the track. The Cuda went from his everyday cruiser to a full pledged class racer. Steve ran the Cuda in the Stock class and won many rounds even competing in and winning National events held at E-Town and other tracks on the east coast.

Later in life Steve parked the Cuda and went on with life’s chores of family, work etc. That brings us to August of 2012 Steve decided it was time to part with his old friend. So he made his way to Mopars @ E-Town to check out the market and talk to people about finding a new home for his beloved Cuda.

The plan of selling the Cuda didn’t go as he thought. While taking a break in the Grandstands watching some of the Mopars run. The announcer introduced the next class SuperCar Races and talk about how this class of Musclecar run on the factory original tires and look 100% stock in and out. After a couple of cars went down the track and the E/T’s appeared on the score boards Steve was intrigued by how stock these cars looked but ran so well. Then a certain 1973 Duster 340 4Spd made its way down the track clicking off a low 12 second pass at this point Steve decided to track this Duster down and find out more. Steve introduced himself to Tom Tarzwell and they struck up a conversation around the class and at that point Steve was hooked he went from visiting E-town to Sell his Cuda to Visiting E-Town to find a new Class that he would be able to race his old friend in. Tom introduced Steve to me, we exchanged numbers and on Monday morning Steve called and we got the ball rolling.

We talk for hours about the Cuda and the build. Steve true to his small block heritage wanted to keep the Cuda’s mill a 340 and wanted to continue to shift gears. A package was decided on and that is when the Cuda added three more letters to it’s name AAR.


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66 Belvedere I HP2 Hemi Auto 11.13 @ 124MPH 1.68 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner 440+6 Auto 11.21 @ 124MPH 1.72 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner Hemi Auto 12.39 @ 113MPH 1.90 60' S/A

71 GTX 440+6 Auto 11.35 @ 123MPH 1.79 60' S/A

71 RoadRunner 440+6 4Spd 13.61 @ 101MPH 1.99 60' P/S

72 Demon GSS 340 S/A 11.76 @ 118MPH 1.89 60' S/A
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 Post subject: Re: Steve’s 1970 AAR Cuda build 340+6BBL 4 Spd.
PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:56 pm 
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There is no question when racing a 1970 Cuda340 that the AAR package with its, 6BBL induction, Fiberglass hood, tire size and side exhaust was the way to go. The next step was having the Cuda stripped of all its components, undercoating and repaint. After that a fresh new coat of B-5 Blue paint was applied.


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66 Belvedere I HP2 Hemi Auto 11.13 @ 124MPH 1.68 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner 440+6 Auto 11.21 @ 124MPH 1.72 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner Hemi Auto 12.39 @ 113MPH 1.90 60' S/A

71 GTX 440+6 Auto 11.35 @ 123MPH 1.79 60' S/A

71 RoadRunner 440+6 4Spd 13.61 @ 101MPH 1.99 60' P/S

72 Demon GSS 340 S/A 11.76 @ 118MPH 1.89 60' S/A
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 Post subject: Re: Steve’s 1970 AAR Cuda build 340+6BBL 4 Spd.
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66 Belvedere I HP2 Hemi Auto 11.13 @ 124MPH 1.68 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner 440+6 Auto 11.21 @ 124MPH 1.72 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner Hemi Auto 12.39 @ 113MPH 1.90 60' S/A

71 GTX 440+6 Auto 11.35 @ 123MPH 1.79 60' S/A

71 RoadRunner 440+6 4Spd 13.61 @ 101MPH 1.99 60' P/S

72 Demon GSS 340 S/A 11.76 @ 118MPH 1.89 60' S/A
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 Post subject: Re: Steve’s 1970 AAR Cuda build 340+6BBL 4 Spd.
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A visit to Billy's Garage to have the headliner, front n rear glass installed is complete. Back to SuperCar Central to complete the assembly.


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66 Belvedere I HP2 Hemi Auto 11.13 @ 124MPH 1.68 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner 440+6 Auto 11.21 @ 124MPH 1.72 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner Hemi Auto 12.39 @ 113MPH 1.90 60' S/A

71 GTX 440+6 Auto 11.35 @ 123MPH 1.79 60' S/A

71 RoadRunner 440+6 4Spd 13.61 @ 101MPH 1.99 60' P/S

72 Demon GSS 340 S/A 11.76 @ 118MPH 1.89 60' S/A
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 Post subject: Re: Steve’s 1970 AAR Cuda build 340+6BBL 4 Spd.
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The next steps to refinish the interior, install and updated fuel system, brakes and all of the exterior components are in process and will be featured in this tread.


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66 Belvedere I HP2 Hemi Auto 11.13 @ 124MPH 1.68 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner 440+6 Auto 11.21 @ 124MPH 1.72 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner Hemi Auto 12.39 @ 113MPH 1.90 60' S/A

71 GTX 440+6 Auto 11.35 @ 123MPH 1.79 60' S/A

71 RoadRunner 440+6 4Spd 13.61 @ 101MPH 1.99 60' P/S

72 Demon GSS 340 S/A 11.76 @ 118MPH 1.89 60' S/A
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 Post subject: Re: Steve’s 1970 AAR Cuda build 340+6BBL 4 Spd.
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The level of attention to detail will be similar to a full show car build. Components like window regulators and hardware hidden in the doors will be restored.


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66 Belvedere I HP2 Hemi Auto 11.13 @ 124MPH 1.68 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner 440+6 Auto 11.21 @ 124MPH 1.72 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner Hemi Auto 12.39 @ 113MPH 1.90 60' S/A

71 GTX 440+6 Auto 11.35 @ 123MPH 1.79 60' S/A

71 RoadRunner 440+6 4Spd 13.61 @ 101MPH 1.99 60' P/S

72 Demon GSS 340 S/A 11.76 @ 118MPH 1.89 60' S/A
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 Post subject: Re: Steve’s 1970 AAR Cuda build 340+6BBL 4 Spd.
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66 Belvedere I HP2 Hemi Auto 11.13 @ 124MPH 1.68 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner 440+6 Auto 11.21 @ 124MPH 1.72 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner Hemi Auto 12.39 @ 113MPH 1.90 60' S/A

71 GTX 440+6 Auto 11.35 @ 123MPH 1.79 60' S/A

71 RoadRunner 440+6 4Spd 13.61 @ 101MPH 1.99 60' P/S

72 Demon GSS 340 S/A 11.76 @ 118MPH 1.89 60' S/A
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 Post subject: Re: Steve’s 1970 AAR Cuda build 340+6BBL 4 Spd.
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The 340 Mill will be a 12.5 to 1 Big Cube 340 STOCK BLOCK capable of running 120 MPH in the quarter mile with E/T’s to match. The Mill is being assembled by Billy’s Garage in Old Saybrook, Machine work is being completed by Larry’s Machine Shop, Rotating assembly is coming from Nick at Compuflo, Jeff is doing the cam, lifter and rockers and Dwayne Porter is building the heads.

This AAR will be debuted at the 2015 SuperCar Ice Breaker in April ready for the 2015 points season. Look for the complete build to be featured in this tread over the next three months.

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66 Belvedere I HP2 Hemi Auto 11.13 @ 124MPH 1.68 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner 440+6 Auto 11.21 @ 124MPH 1.72 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner Hemi Auto 12.39 @ 113MPH 1.90 60' S/A

71 GTX 440+6 Auto 11.35 @ 123MPH 1.79 60' S/A

71 RoadRunner 440+6 4Spd 13.61 @ 101MPH 1.99 60' P/S

72 Demon GSS 340 S/A 11.76 @ 118MPH 1.89 60' S/A


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 Post subject: Re: Steve’s 1970 AAR Cuda build 340+6BBL 4 Spd.
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Looking good :aok

A very dedicated racer already, picking our brains at the track, i expect steve to be a strong contender

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Very nice. Looking forward to seeing this ride tear it up in the spring


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 Post subject: Re: Steve’s 1970 AAR Cuda build 340+6BBL 4 Spd.
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Test fitting a set of F60x15 Polyglass tires and 15x7 rallye wheels. What a difference in tire height :shock:


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66 Belvedere I HP2 Hemi Auto 11.13 @ 124MPH 1.68 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner 440+6 Auto 11.21 @ 124MPH 1.72 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner Hemi Auto 12.39 @ 113MPH 1.90 60' S/A

71 GTX 440+6 Auto 11.35 @ 123MPH 1.79 60' S/A

71 RoadRunner 440+6 4Spd 13.61 @ 101MPH 1.99 60' P/S

72 Demon GSS 340 S/A 11.76 @ 118MPH 1.89 60' S/A
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That's better :bow


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66 Belvedere I HP2 Hemi Auto 11.13 @ 124MPH 1.68 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner 440+6 Auto 11.21 @ 124MPH 1.72 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner Hemi Auto 12.39 @ 113MPH 1.90 60' S/A

71 GTX 440+6 Auto 11.35 @ 123MPH 1.79 60' S/A

71 RoadRunner 440+6 4Spd 13.61 @ 101MPH 1.99 60' P/S

72 Demon GSS 340 S/A 11.76 @ 118MPH 1.89 60' S/A
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The parts fairy showed up this morning at 7:45AM :bow


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SUPERCAR LEGAL

66 Belvedere I HP2 Hemi Auto 11.13 @ 124MPH 1.68 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner 440+6 Auto 11.21 @ 124MPH 1.72 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner Hemi Auto 12.39 @ 113MPH 1.90 60' S/A

71 GTX 440+6 Auto 11.35 @ 123MPH 1.79 60' S/A

71 RoadRunner 440+6 4Spd 13.61 @ 101MPH 1.99 60' P/S

72 Demon GSS 340 S/A 11.76 @ 118MPH 1.89 60' S/A
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The Cuda from new was equipped with a White and Blue interior. I am in love with the combo. :bow


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SUPERCAR LEGAL

66 Belvedere I HP2 Hemi Auto 11.13 @ 124MPH 1.68 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner 440+6 Auto 11.21 @ 124MPH 1.72 60' S/A

70 RoadRunner Hemi Auto 12.39 @ 113MPH 1.90 60' S/A

71 GTX 440+6 Auto 11.35 @ 123MPH 1.79 60' S/A

71 RoadRunner 440+6 4Spd 13.61 @ 101MPH 1.99 60' P/S

72 Demon GSS 340 S/A 11.76 @ 118MPH 1.89 60' S/A
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