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 Post subject: Coming Home
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:22 am 
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When I was 18, a very long time ago in a galaxy far far away, I built my baby, a '73 LUV powered by a whole bunch of "horsies". Sold her to go off to college, then over the years often wondered what ever happened to Old Blue. Recently a buddy found an old article online, a short blurb, picturing my truck. The owners name was mentioned so I looked him up. Same guy I sold it to! 38 years ago! His health is failing, hadn't driven it in probably a decade, and desperately wanted me to buy her back, so I did! Best I can tell at this time, just need to rebuild Holley and she'll be back on het feet again.


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 Post subject: Re: Coming Home
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:43 pm 
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Welcome, nice truck and very cool you are getting it back in about the same condition you sold it. Post more pics if you got them!

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 Post subject: Re: Coming Home
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:28 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Coming Home
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:45 am 
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What an awesome story. Glad you got her back.


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 Post subject: Re: Coming Home
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:21 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Coming Home
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:02 pm 
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More pics added here. These were from late 1977, not long before I sold her. Not much has changed, even has the same curtains today that my sister made for me then. MAJOR déjà vu


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 Post subject: Re: Coming Home
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:02 pm 
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Some serious style points there!
So by some serious ponies what are we talkin? 350?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:24 pm 
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Awesome truck and story 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:07 pm 
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No leg room whining with that blow through...lol


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 Post subject: Re: Coming Home
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:40 pm 
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Yeah, 350, bored, 11-1/2:1, cam, Turbo 400, shorten possi rear, and so on. Carb is a mess though. Tomorrow I'll start sorting it out, just got back from picking it up a few days ago. In 38 years the previous owner only put about 25k miles on it.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:51 am 
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Awesome truck...... The 70's rocked.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:41 pm 
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Talk about a time capsule. Nice!


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 Post subject: Re: Coming Home
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:52 pm 
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I'm the Buddy that he mentions in the first post. I was surfing the web for something totally unrelated when i cam e across a small picture that had been in Mini truckin magazine back in 2008. I sent him a copy with the question "does this look familiar?" He about freaked out - it had been 38 years since he had seen it. I went back and found the place where I spotted the picture and got the guys name and city. With some work he found the guys phone number and called him - it turned out to still be the same guy that he sold it to 38 years ago! One thing led to another and we teamed up and bought it back! You see I had helped Jeff build it back when we were both just teenagers. After flushing the gas tank, Jeff got it running, but not well. I reset the timing and it was much better but pinged a bit. We figured out that the guy had jetted it for his 8,000 foot elevation home in Colorado and we live in So Cal at about 100 ft. so it's way too lean. So it's now at my place while I rejet the carb, tune up the old Mallory dual point dist and soon she be haulin ass like the good old days.

Now I just need to find my own old V8 LUV truck. The guy who had it last I knew of is on here, but I haven't been able to reach him. Does anyone know Jim Miller in Cadiz KY? If so let him know that this member of the Mini Truck Hall of Fame would love to have his old truck back. Here's a picture of it - Black 72, chop top, step side, Corvette rear end, 331" small block


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 Post subject: Re: Coming Home
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:18 pm 
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That is so cool! Enjoy your new er old er new truck. 8) :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:44 am 
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I see I'm not the only one that has purchased the same truck, twice.

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 Post subject: Re: Coming Home
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:41 am 
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More So Cal LUV's, great. We might be able to actually get more then 3 together sometime.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:02 pm 
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Wow nice truck! Greatl story


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 Post subject: Re: Coming Home
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:33 pm 
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Awesome story!

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 Post subject: Re: Coming Home
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:17 am 
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Very cool Story


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