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January 2018

No items were claimed last month, but...

Paul mailed in a request for a fender tag decode for his 1970 Duster 340. In his letter, he mentioned getting a TA 340 block with it so I checked my registry files for the VIN & the car had been reported before!

Nick at had seen the car at the Spring Fling show in Van Nuys in 2012 & sent a photo of it to me, so I was sure the car was still out there.

I asked about it on a few different forums, but within 4 minutes of posting about the car on Moparts.com , the owner's pal Chris replied! From there it was just a matter of putting the car owner in touch with Paul.

Earl & Paul were able to come to an agreement rather quickly, so courtesy of Sourosh, here is a photo of Earl & Paul with the engine all loaded up for the drive home to be reunited with the AAR Cuda it came from.

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Photo by Sourosh

While talking with Earl, he had mentioned having owned a few different cars over the years like most of us, so I asked what I always ask - "Did you ever find any broadcast sheets in any of them that did not match the car they were found in?" His reply was "Yes, one, it is for a 1970 440-6 Cuda."

Earl was kind enough to send it in, so here it is, our first 'IOTM' for 2018! The VIN is BS23V0B192282.

As always, proof of legal ownership & proof the car still exists will be required to claim this item.

Special thanks to Nick, Paul, Chris, Earl for the help & to Sourosh for the use of his photo!

It always feels good when a 'match' is made & others are always on the horizon.

Over 90 more VINs for items ready to claim have been loaded up to start out the new year. Hammy New Year & may 2018 treat us all well!

Barry Washington

 
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