(Restoration of a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda) PROJECT FISH - PART 01
Outside of my airsoft hobby, I have this one. "Muscle" cars. Funny, in
THIS generation, it is called "muscle" cars..... Way back then, it was
just a car.....
Maybe this generation discerns the difference between "ricer", "rice
burner", "tuners", "classic car" and "muscle cars".
This is my friends 1967 Plymouth Barracuda. It will be a LOW COST,
ground-up restoration. No media blasting, not even sand blasting. Cannot
afford that "luxury". I will be using various ways to remove the old
paint, and spot checking for rust holes.
Part one is rust check and paint removal. As well as showing the small
block 340 that will go in the car affter we prep and paint the "engine
This is the first of MANY videos that will span the course of over one
1972 340 Duster
A very nice 1972 340 Duster..numbers matching and very cool...check it
71 Scamp ,650 Hp Small Block, 4 spd ,Test drive.
More power than you would ever need on the street, the shift light comes on
at 7000 rpm, 4:88 gears with a 30 x 11.5 M/T radial slick and it brakes
loose at the touch of the throttle. I don't even get it out of third gear.
Here is my Combo
71 Scamp Street /strip car,
4 spd 833 Trans Alum Case super pro shifted by Liberty
Clutch is by Advanced Clutches
2900 lbs me in car 4.88 gears 29.5 x 10.5 m/t slicks
Custom built tube front end, coil over, Rear is 3 link coil over
R3 block, 4.070 bore 416 CI
4" Scat light weight Pro Comp Crank
Scat H beam Rods with 2000 ARP bolts
Diamond pistons 11.30/1 W 65cc camber heads.
Solid roller, Bullet Cam, grind # CRA 298/307-08R
Part # 504000
T&D Rockers 1.65/1 makes about .700 lift
Indy heads #230-2 fully CNC ported and built by Shady dell speed shop Flow
325 @ 700 lift
Indy intake manifold #360-3 also ported and blended
860 Pro systems Carb built for my combo
Kevko racing oil pan
AAR Cuda Mopar 340 TA Engine block
In 1969-1970 Chrysler made a special 340 engine for the AAR Cuda and the
T/A Challenger. These engines were different than a standard 340 used in
other Mopars. The TA engines had the designation embossed on the block,
driver side. If you're buying a TA 340 also check the heads by removing the
oil cap on the passenger side. With the cap off look inside and the rear
rocker should be offset. You may need a flashlight to see it.
If you scattered the original engine you may have received a standard 340
replacement block. I've heard stories both ways. My buddy back in 1970 went
through 3 warranty transmissions before they said enough.
Some of the later blocks which were left over made their way into 1971 340
Road Runners and other cars. If you're looking at a 340, look closely
because the TA340 are still around.
I hope you enjoy the video and it helps you.
MECUM SOLD $3.5 Million - 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible
This 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible crossed the #Mecum Auction block
at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle, WA in front of a packed
house. After 8 minutes of dramatic bidding, this outstanding numbers
matching 4-speed example achieved an astounding $3,500,000 selling price,
solidifying itself as the world's most expensive #Mopar and the highest
price ever paid for a '71 #Hemi #Cuda Convertible at public auction.