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(Komo)   A Washington couple is offering a $1000 reward for the return of their 1970 Barracuda that they consider a member of their family. "We miss it a lot. It's very emotional"   (komonews.com) divider line 52
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2013-11-27 11:44:50 PM
1970's are going for 30K and up on eBay.  I don't think a grand is going to cut it.
 
2013-11-27 11:59:33 PM
I could see that kind of emotion for a Challenger, but a Barracuda?

/Something sounds fishy
//Hey Kowalski, you out there?
 
2013-11-28 12:18:09 AM
www.bellazon.com
 
2013-11-28 01:42:47 AM
i22.photobucket.com

Wanted for questioning.
 
2013-11-28 02:01:33 AM
Must be a heck of a fish.
 
2013-11-28 05:24:36 AM
I can understand the attach

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I could see that kind of emotion for a Challenger, but a Barracuda?

/Something sounds fishy
//Hey Kowalski, you out there?


I can understand. You see:

It was April the Forty-first, being a quadruple leap year;
I was driving in downtown Atlantis. 
My Barracuda was in the shop, so I was in a rented Stingray, 
and it was overheating. 
So I pulled into a Shell station; they said I'd blown a seal.
I said, "Fix the damn thing and leave my private life out of it, okay, pal?"
While they were doing that, I walked over to a place called the Oyster Bar. 
A real dive. But I knew the owner; he used to play for the dolphins. 
I said, "HI GILL!" (You have to yell, he's hard of herring.)
Chorus:
Think I had a wet dream, cruisin' through the Gulf stream.
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh. Wet dream.
Gill was also down on his luck. 
Fact is, he was barely keeping his head below water. 
I bellied up to the sandbar; he poured the usual: Rusty Snail, hold the grunion, shaken, not stirred. 
With a peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich on the side, heavy on the mako. 
I slipped him a fin, on porpoise. 
I was feeling good; I even dropped a sand dollar in the box for Jerry's Squids,
for the halibut.
Well, the place was crowded. We were packed in like sardines. 
They were all there to listen to the big band sounds of Tommy Dorsal.
What sole. Tommy was rockin' the place with a very popular tuna,
"Salmonchanted Evening", and the stage was surrounded by screaming groupers,
Probably there to see the bass player. 
One of them was this cute little yellowtail, and she was givin' me the eye.
So I figured this was my chance for a little fun. 
You know, piece of Pisces.
But she said things I just couldn't fathom. 
She was too deep, seemed to be under a lot of pressure. 
Boy, could she drink. She drank like a...
She drank a lot.
I said, "What's your sign?"
She said, "Aquarium."
I said, "Great! Let's get tanked!"
Chorus
I invited her up to my place for a little midnight bait. 
I said, "C'mon baby, it'll only take a few minnows."
She threw me that same old line: "Not tonight, I got a haddock."
And she wasn't kidding, either, cause in came the biggest,
meanest looking haddock I'd ever seen come down the pike. 
He was covered with mussels. He came over to me; he said, "Listen, Shrimp. 
Don't you come trollin' around here." What a crab. 
This guy was steamed. I could see the anchor in his eyes.
I turned to him and I said, "Abalone! You're just being shellfish."
Well, I knew there was going to be trouble, and so did Gill,
cause he was already on the phone to the cods. 
The haddock hits me with a sucker punch. I catch him with a left hook.
He eels over. It was a fluke, but there he was, lying on the deck,
flat as a mackerel, kelpless.
I said, "Forget the cods, Gill. This guy's going to need a sturgeon.
Well, the yellowtail was impressed with the way I landed her boyfriend. 
She came over to me; she said, "Hey, big boy, you're really a game fish. 
What's your name?"
I said, "Marlin."
Chorus
Well, from then on we had a whale of a time. I took her to dinner; 
I took her to dance; I bought her a bouquet of flounders. 
And then I went home with her.
And what did I get for my trouble? A case of the clams.
 
2013-11-28 05:26:25 AM
So this highly valued member of the family was at their rented home, not their residential home?
 
2013-11-28 05:27:23 AM
Is that the model used in Phantasm II?  Doesn't matter. What a good movie. They should re-release that in 3-D. Ugh, no not that 3-D, the real 3-D. Captain EO-grade 3-D.


/heh, Sponge
 
2013-11-28 05:30:16 AM
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
 
2013-11-28 05:39:33 AM
They'd be lucky to see a hubcap for a lousy grand.
 
2013-11-28 05:46:37 AM
I love that driving... bass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4nWy8pmIM4
 
2013-11-28 05:50:59 AM
Wanted for questioning.

www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-11-28 06:04:33 AM
probably on its way to the scrapyard.....scumbag thieves.........
and if it was trailered off, how come nobody noticed?
something don't , ummm.....smell right here....sounds fishy to me.

and thanks for the damn earworm, phrawgh.  I had ALMOST gotten that one to stop looping thru my mind, now you started it up again........ARRGH.
(and happy thanksgiving, Farkers)
 
2013-11-28 06:26:00 AM
I came in here expecting a Mopar thread and instead I get a bunch of fish puns. I'm not sure if I'm pissed or not.

/Lay a clutch with a horseshoe shifter
//'Cause fish eggs are laid in clutches
 
2013-11-28 06:31:37 AM

walktoanarcade: Is that the model used in Phantasm II?  Doesn't matter. What a good movie. They should re-release that in 3-D. Ugh, no not that 3-D, the real 3-D. Captain EO-grade 3-D.


/heh, Sponge


'71 Cuda hard top.
 
2013-11-28 06:37:05 AM

phrawgh: I can understand the attachMaudlinMutantMollusk: I could see that kind of emotion for a Challenger, but a Barracuda?

/Something sounds fishy
//Hey Kowalski, you out there?

I can understand. You see:

It was April the Forty-first, being a quadruple leap year;
I was driving in downtown Atlantis.
My Barracuda was in the shop, so I was in a rented Stingray,
and it was overheating.
So I pulled into a Shell station; they said I'd blown a seal.
I said, "Fix the damn thing and leave my private life out of it, okay, pal?"
While they were doing that, I walked over to a place called the Oyster Bar.
A real dive. But I knew the owner; he used to play for the dolphins.
I said, "HI GILL!" (You have to yell, he's hard of herring.)
Chorus:
Think I had a wet dream, cruisin' through the Gulf stream.
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh. Wet dream.
Gill was also down on his luck.
Fact is, he was barely keeping his head below water.
I bellied up to the sandbar; he poured the usual: Rusty Snail, hold the grunion, shaken, not stirred.
With a peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich on the side, heavy on the mako.
I slipped him a fin, on porpoise.
I was feeling good; I even dropped a sand dollar in the box for Jerry's Squids,
for the halibut.
Well, the place was crowded. We were packed in like sardines.
They were all there to listen to the big band sounds of Tommy Dorsal.
What sole. Tommy was rockin' the place with a very popular tuna,
"Salmonchanted Evening", and the stage was surrounded by screaming groupers,
Probably there to see the bass player.
One of them was this cute little yellowtail, and she was givin' me the eye.
So I figured this was my chance for a little fun.
You know, piece of Pisces.
But she said things I just couldn't fathom.
She was too deep, seemed to be under a lot of pressure.
Boy, could she drink. She drank like a...
She drank a lot.
I said, "What's your sign?"
She said, "Aquarium."
I said, "Great! Let's get tanked!"
Chorus
I invited her up to my place for a little midnigh ...


Tom "T-Bone" Stankus
 Existential Blues
 
2013-11-28 06:44:02 AM
'Cuda...
 
2013-11-28 07:39:42 AM
In unrelated news, the band Heart has decided to cut ties with, well, the world. Apparently Barracudas are just redneck cars.
 
2013-11-28 07:49:07 AM
I miss my '70 Challenger 340 4 speed. 'Cuda's are cool too, but if I had to pick one, it would be the '68 Formula S fastback
 
2013-11-28 08:06:46 AM

phrawgh: I can understand the attachMaudlinMutantMollusk: I could see that kind of emotion for a Challenger, but a Barracuda?

/Something sounds fishy
//Hey Kowalski, you out there?

I can understand. You see:

It was April the Forty-first, being a quadruple leap year;
I was driving in downtown Atlantis. 
My Barracuda was in the shop, so I was in a rented Stingray, 
and it was overheating. 
So I pulled into a Shell station; they said I'd blown a seal.
I said, "Fix the damn thing and leave my private life out of it, okay, pal?"
While they were doing that, I walked over to a place called the Oyster Bar. 
A real dive. But I knew the owner; he used to play for the dolphins. 
I said, "HI GILL!" (You have to yell, he's hard of herring.)
Chorus:
Think I had a wet dream, cruisin' through the Gulf stream.
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh. Wet dream.
Gill was also down on his luck. 
Fact is, he was barely keeping his head below water. 
I bellied up to the sandbar; he poured the usual: Rusty Snail, hold the grunion, shaken, not stirred. 
With a peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich on the side, heavy on the mako. 
I slipped him a fin, on porpoise. 
I was feeling good; I even dropped a sand dollar in the box for Jerry's Squids,
for the halibut.
Well, the place was crowded. We were packed in like sardines. 
They were all there to listen to the big band sounds of Tommy Dorsal.
What sole. Tommy was rockin' the place with a very popular tuna,
"Salmonchanted Evening", and the stage was surrounded by screaming groupers,
Probably there to see the bass player. 
One of them was this cute little yellowtail, and she was givin' me the eye.
So I figured this was my chance for a little fun. 
You know, piece of Pisces.
But she said things I just couldn't fathom. 
She was too deep, seemed to be under a lot of pressure. 
Boy, could she drink. She drank like a...
She drank a lot.
I said, "What's your sign?"
She said, "Aquarium."
I said, "Great! Let's get tanked!"
Chorus
I invited her up to my place for a little midnight bait. 
I said, "C'mon baby, it'll only take a few minnows."
She threw me that same old line: "Not tonight, I got a haddock."
And she wasn't kidding, either, cause in came the biggest,
meanest looking haddock I'd ever seen come down the pike. 
He was covered with mussels. He came over to me; he said, "Listen, Shrimp. 
Don't you come trollin' around here." What a crab. 
This guy was steamed. I could see the anchor in his eyes.
I turned to him and I said, "Abalone! You're just being shellfish."
Well, I knew there was going to be trouble, and so did Gill,
cause he was already on the phone to the cods. 
The haddock hits me with a sucker punch. I catch him with a left hook.
He eels over. It was a fluke, but there he was, lying on the deck,
flat as a mackerel, kelpless.
I said, "Forget the cods, Gill. This guy's going to need a sturgeon.
Well, the yellowtail was impressed with the way I landed her boyfriend. 
She came over to me; she said, "Hey, big boy, you're really a game fish. 
What's your name?"
I said, "Marlin."
Chorus
Well, from then on we had a whale of a time. I took her to dinner; 
I took her to dance; I bought her a bouquet of flounders. 
And then I went home with her.
And what did I get for my trouble? A case of the clams.


Love this tune, hear it on the radio once every couple years or so and makes me lol
 
2013-11-28 08:21:37 AM

Lsherm: 1970's are going for 30K and up on eBay.  I don't think a grand is going to cut it.


I don't think he money is supposed to entice the thief or thieves to return the car - I think the money is an enticement to have someone with information about the crime make that information known. At least that's what I think. Think.
 
2013-11-28 08:46:17 AM
I'd be talking to my tenant about their friends.

Not saying you can't load a car on a trailer in a hurry, but it's a lot easier when no one sees anything, regardless of if they actually saw anything.
 
2013-11-28 08:48:39 AM
Where is Nash and Bridges picture of their "'cuda"?
 
2013-11-28 08:56:15 AM
Came for Heart. Repeatedly. Leaving very happy.
 
2013-11-28 09:10:27 AM
I will give you a grand for their 1970 Barracuda also

//call me
 
2013-11-28 09:14:08 AM
This happened only a couple miles away from me. Certainly sounds like an inside job. A car like that isn't one you leave outside for the winter, so the thieves must have gone into the house/garage specifically looking for it (especially with a trailer).

Shiat like this is why during the offseason I keep my Mustang on jackstands, under a cover, completely hidden from view, remove the distributor (and hide it at the opposite end of the house). Sounds like from this theft, I should turn the wheels to the side and put a "club" on the steering wheel too, to make sure they couldn't easily roll it out the garage.

Farking thieves.
 
2013-11-28 09:42:35 AM

MrSteve007: This happened only a couple miles away from me. Certainly sounds like an inside job. A car like that isn't one you leave outside for the winter, so the thieves must have gone into the house/garage specifically looking for it (especially with a trailer).

Shiat like this is why during the offseason I keep my Mustang on jackstands, under a cover, completely hidden from view, remove the distributor (and hide it at the opposite end of the house). Sounds like from this theft, I should turn the wheels to the side and put a "club" on the steering wheel too, to make sure they couldn't easily roll it out the garage.

Farking thieves.


Keeping your car on blocks for long term is a really good idea. I didn't and now have to deal with tires and springs.

You should epoxy a big eye bolt in the garage floor near the door. Wrap a big chain around the frame with a lock. Yeah, someone could cut it, but it's not easy and if the only way would be to open the door to do it....
 
2013-11-28 09:42:47 AM

SweetDickens: Where is Nash and Bridges picture of their "'cuda"?


This.

Read the article and really feel for them. They get the 'people who love their car' vibe.

My car is also family. We've always named our cars and its rather emotional when we trade in.

Never trading my girl in. Just add to the family.
 
2013-11-28 09:46:06 AM

oldsparky1: probably on its way to the scrapyard.....scumbag thieves.........
and if it was trailered off, how come nobody noticed?
something don't , ummm.....smell right here....sounds fishy to me.

and thanks for the damn earworm, phrawgh.  I had ALMOST gotten that one to stop looping thru my mind, now you started it up again........ARRGH.
(and happy thanksgiving, Farkers)


Depends on who stole it. They may already have a buyer. I don't know why anyone would steal a car like that only to sell it for parts. Can't be that much demand for the parts unless you are thinking they are melting it down for the metal. That's not much of a payout either.

Farking Theives.
 
2013-11-28 09:59:24 AM

Coastalgrl: Depends on who stole it. They may already have a buyer. I don't know why anyone would steal a car like that only to sell it for parts. Can't be that much demand for the parts unless you are thinking they are melting it down for the metal. That's not much of a payout either.


My money is on the thief being one of the guy's former students. I bet he'd talk about it, and occasionally drive it to school. It wouldn't take much time on the google to figure out where he lived and stored it. Graham is a very rural town too - so I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't have a flatbed for tractors/cars too.
 
2013-11-28 10:15:33 AM

farm6.staticflickr.com

Saw this sweet ride a our local "cruising main" event this summer.

 
2013-11-28 11:07:14 AM
Based on that quote that car needs to be returned to its owners quick before it has a break down.
 
2013-11-28 11:28:38 AM
Guess he should have insured it.
 
2013-11-28 11:37:49 AM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: They'd be lucky to see a hubcap for a lousy grand.


Since it's sporting Cragars, I don't think they'd be all too happy with a hubcap.
 
2013-11-28 11:50:03 AM
CSB: My parents had a dark blue '69 fastback 383 B 3-on-the-tree until I was about two. The way my Mom tells it the only time anyone ever passed them was on a road trip through Montana in '75 on a treacherous mountain curve, and it was a Cadillac that must have  beendriven by Hunter S. Thompson based on her description of the speed. I don't remember my parent's Cuda, but do remember riding in the back middle seat of my Uncle's white '72 340 hemi coupe. My uncle sold his summer of '78 "to a kid from P.A.", and when I went up to Prince Albert to look at a red '66 deluxe for sale in '93 I found my uncle's car in that guy's garage. He was selling the '66 so he could rebuild my uncle's old car which still had the original #s matching engine (don't even want to think about how much that car is worth today). Saskatchewan isn't the most populous place, but it's still a weird small-world auto story..

/Oh Barracuda
 
2013-11-28 12:00:33 PM

LittleSmitty: I miss my '70 Challenger 340 4 speed. 'Cuda's are cool too, but if I had to pick one, it would be the '68 Formula S fastback


yeah I had a girlfriend back in the early 70's with one of those. nice ride. that car was pretty cool too.
 
2013-11-28 12:02:50 PM

Hiro-ACiD: CSB: My parents had a dark blue '69 fastback 383 B 3-on-the-tree until I was about two. The way my Mom tells it the only time anyone ever passed them was on a road trip through Montana in '75 on a treacherous mountain curve, and it was a Cadillac that must have  beendriven by Hunter S. Thompson based on her description of the speed. I don't remember my parent's Cuda, but do remember riding in the back middle seat of my Uncle's white '72 340 hemi coupe. My uncle sold his summer of '78 "to a kid from P.A.", and when I went up to Prince Albert to look at a red '66 deluxe for sale in '93 I found my uncle's car in that guy's garage. He was selling the '66 so he could rebuild my uncle's old car which still had the original #s matching engine (don't even want to think about how much that car is worth today). Saskatchewan isn't the most populous place, but it's still a weird small-world auto story..

/Oh Barracuda


3 on the tree in 69 was a rare build wasn't it? by then most of them were 4 in the floor.
 
2013-11-28 12:08:20 PM

basemetal: [farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x480]Saw this sweet ride a our local "cruising main" event this summer.


Beware of flying spheres...
 
2013-11-28 12:11:16 PM

Hiro-ACiD: CSB: My parents had a dark blue '69 fastback 383 B 3-on-the-tree until I was about two. The way my Mom tells it the only time anyone ever passed them was on a road trip through Montana in '75 on a treacherous mountain curve, and it was a Cadillac that must have  beendriven by Hunter S. Thompson based on her description of the speed. I don't remember my parent's Cuda, but do remember riding in the back middle seat of my Uncle's white '72 340 hemi coupe. My uncle sold his summer of '78 "to a kid from P.A.", and when I went up to Prince Albert to look at a red '66 deluxe for sale in '93 I found my uncle's car in that guy's garage. He was selling the '66 so he could rebuild my uncle's old car which still had the original #s matching engine (don't even want to think about how much that car is worth today). Saskatchewan isn't the most populous place, but it's still a weird small-world auto story..

/Oh Barracuda


Not sure if serious?  There is no 340 hemi.
 
2013-11-28 12:12:54 PM

oldsparky1: probably on its way to the scrapyard.....scumbag thieves.........
and if it was trailered off, how come nobody noticed?
something don't , ummm.....smell right here....sounds fishy to me.

and thanks for the damn earworm, phrawgh.  I had ALMOST gotten that one to stop looping thru my mind, now you started it up again........ARRGH.
(and happy thanksgiving, Farkers)


I wonder if someone "didn't agree with their lifestyle"...
 
2013-11-28 12:22:37 PM
By now that suckers in a shipping crate on it's way to China.
 
2013-11-28 12:36:29 PM
Find thief, beat thief to death with tire iron.
 
2013-11-28 12:40:18 PM

Hiro-ACiD: CSB: My parents had a dark blue '69 fastback 383 B 3-on-the-tree until I was about two. The way my Mom tells it the only time anyone ever passed them was on a road trip through Montana in '75 on a treacherous mountain curve, and it was a Cadillac that must have  beendriven by Hunter S. Thompson based on her description of the speed. I don't remember my parent's Cuda, but do remember riding in the back middle seat of my Uncle's white '72 340 hemi coupe. My uncle sold his summer of '78 "to a kid from P.A.", and when I went up to Prince Albert to look at a red '66 deluxe for sale in '93 I found my uncle's car in that guy's garage. He was selling the '66 so he could rebuild my uncle's old car which still had the original #s matching engine (don't even want to think about how much that car is worth today). Saskatchewan isn't the most populous place, but it's still a weird small-world auto story..

/Oh Barracuda


340?
 
2013-11-28 12:59:48 PM

Dr Jack Badofsky: Not sure if serious?  There is no 340 hemi.

WTFDYW: 340?

Srsly guys, typo. 440 hemi. Too many damn numbers in that CSB.. ;)

Hobodeluxe: 3 on the tree in 69 was a rare build wasn't it? by then most of them were 4 in the floor.


Yep. Plymouth let you order any combination of engine and tranny on the Cuda until sometime in the early 70s, but 3 on the tree wasn't a very popular option.
 
2013-11-28 01:07:13 PM

Hiro-ACiD: Dr Jack Badofsky: Not sure if serious?  There is no 340 hemi.
WTFDYW: 340?

Srsly guys, typo. 440 hemi. Too many damn numbers in that CSB.. ;)

Hobodeluxe: 3 on the tree in 69 was a rare build wasn't it? by then most of them were 4 in the floor.

Yep. Plymouth let you order any combination of engine and tranny on the Cuda until sometime in the early 70s, but 3 on the tree wasn't a very popular option.


426 maybe?  The 440's weren't hemis either.
 
2013-11-28 01:17:00 PM

The_Sponge: [i22.photobucket.com image 320x192]

Wanted for questioning.


Not the same year, but still reminds me of the movie.
 
2013-11-28 01:45:11 PM

Dr Jack Badofsky: Hiro-ACiD: Dr Jack Badofsky: Not sure if serious?  There is no 340 hemi.
WTFDYW: 340?

Srsly guys, typo. 440 hemi. Too many damn numbers in that CSB.. ;)

Hobodeluxe: 3 on the tree in 69 was a rare build wasn't it? by then most of them were 4 in the floor.

Yep. Plymouth let you order any combination of engine and tranny on the Cuda until sometime in the early 70s, but 3 on the tree wasn't a very popular option.

426 maybe?  The 440's weren't hemis either.


My bad, not a hemi then, it was definitely a 440. I remember the shine of the white paint and chrome 440 badges and rims gleaming in the sunlight as my uncle hand washed it and I "helped" while my cousins ran down the alley to the store before we went for a ride (the only one I do remember, so this was probably right when Gary sold it). I was 4.. for whatever reason that day stuck as important in my brain and stuck for the long-term. I was just big enough that sitting on center bump seat I could see over the dash.. good memories. :)
 
2013-11-28 03:07:19 PM
Yeah a grand is way too little, if i had to guess that car is either on a ship or soon will be heading for China or Russia where they love American muscle cars and do not care too much about how the seller got them.
 
2013-11-28 03:44:07 PM

Hiro-ACiD: Dr Jack Badofsky: Not sure if serious?  There is no 340 hemi.
WTFDYW: 340?

Srsly guys, typo. 440 hemi. Too many damn numbers in that CSB.. ;)

Hobodeluxe: 3 on the tree in 69 was a rare build wasn't it? by then most of them were 4 in the floor.

Yep. Plymouth let you order any combination of engine and tranny on the Cuda until sometime in the early 70s, but 3 on the tree wasn't a very popular option.


a 3 on the tree? in the middle of the night?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apynMYJ_36w
 
2013-11-28 03:45:21 PM
Here's my ideal 'Cuda: Legendary Motorcar SuperCuda!
 
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