1971 AMC 401 AMX/Javelin
“The 401 Experience”
1970 Plymouth Barracuda
Head to Head
About “The 401 Experience”
Rare : Early 71 AMX 401 "Z" Code
Shares in a Racing Heritage. In 71' & 72'
The Trans Am /AMX's ,Won the Manufactures Cup &
Championship Title in SCCA Trans Am Road Racing .
71' Season - Won 7 out of the 9 Races . In 72' Season
finished 1st , 2nd and 3rd. in last race of season !
Some of the designers of the 71 AMX Roger Penske,
Mark Donohue , Chuck Mashigan, ,George Follmer
just to name a few. 71' is the Frist Year for the 401engine.
It is a split year for this model,
Only 745 - AMC - 71' - 401 AMX's were produced ,
unknown # of 4 spd made
unknown # of Early 71' 401's made
About “Oh! Barracuda!”
Purchased under at tree in Loveland, CO on Memorial day, 2001. This was 4 year project built on weekends during the winters. I do not have time during the summer. I work at a race track... It was nearly 4 years to the day, when I 'brought it home'. Had it out and about for 2 years now (2007). That is equivelant to about 250 miles! I am proud to have done everything except for the exterior paint and body. I had such a great deal from a friend (Custom Paint & Design - Fort Collins), that I had to let him do it all. Help from my dad and brother. Just wanted a fun street car. My Roadrunner is very streetable, but not that fun to 'cruise around' in anymore. Especially at $6 per gallon and 4 mpg. I always loved the E-bodies. My ultimate street/fun E-body would have, in the end, had a 6-speed and A/C. Maybe a swift little 360 crate. Maybe a 426 Hemi crate... It still turned out to be a very cool car. My brother and dad thought I was kiding when I told them it was a driver. It is. Just not as often as I had hoped.
Looking into a 5.7 crate Hemi from Mopar... how cool... a modern "Hemi Barracuda"! Some great deals on crate motors in Denver, plus a lead on a supercharged 5.7 out of V.Gaines (NHRA Pro Stock driver) personal Ddoge Magnum.
On Display at Pepsi Center 10/07 for the Hot Rods & Hockey Show, in conjunction with the Avs vs. Wild.
Specs for “The 401 Experience”
ENGINE : 401 - 0.030 over . Keith Black Custom Performance
Pistons w/ Thermal Conductive Ring, Chrome Moly Rings.
The 401 RODS, have been reconditioned Bushed for full floating
pins,with spiral locks. Mildon Bolts & Nuts installed.
The MAINS, have Mildon Studs & Nuts Installed
CRANKSHAFT: Has been Magged, Crossdrilled, Chamfered,
Nitrided & Polished. The assembly has been completely
Balanced Externally Front to Rear. The DECK has been O-
RINGED ( Stainless Steel). New Main,Rod, & Cam Bearings
installed. Hi-Perf. Camshaft 474 Lift - 288 Dur. New Guides,
Hi-Perf. Valve Job, Comp Cam Springs, 10 degree retainers &
locks. Intake is an AMC Elderbrok Torker II with a 4150 series
Holley.A Centerforce II Clutch assembly gets the Horses too
the factory 4.10's Assembled and installed 4/07 FRESH
Run's Like a Cat with it's Tail on FIRE !
Specs for “Oh! Barracuda!”
Barracuda Gran Coupe
console, slap-stick shifter
FE5 Red, with black interior
Factory Options for “The 401 Experience”
Ealy 401 AMX " Z " Code
" GO - PACKAGE " T - 10 P 4 Speed w/ Hurst Comp Plus
Shifter, Twin Grip Locking Differential w/ Factory 4.10's
Front & Rear Spoilers, Functional Cowl - Air Induction Hood
Handling Package- HD Springs & Shocks, Heavy Duty Cooling
System, Hood T - Stripe, 15"x7" Factory Slots Style Wheels
Air Conditioning, Power Steering ( Eaton Pump ), Power Disc
Brakes, Light Group, Tinted Windows, Rally - Pac Instruments
w/ 140 Speedometer , Leather Front Bucket Seats, Extended
Console w/ Armrest, HD Front Anti-Roll Bar.
Dealersip option : Trendsetter Sidewinder Exhaust
Factory Options for “Oh! Barracuda!”
No factory options listed.
Mods for “The 401 Experience”
Paint :Custom Red & Copper
Mods for “Oh! Barracuda!”
440 - relative stock (love the torque!)
.484" mopar cam
Edlebrock 750 carb
1 7/8 coated headers
recently changed from 3.91 to 3.23 for better drivability
Stewart Warner gauges (tac, water temp, oil pres)
Alpine/Kenwood/Infinity stereo system
17" American Racing Hopster wheels
Nitto 450 tires
power buldge hood
added front sway bar
new fuel sending unit, wiring
lowered car about 2" from stock
fun car / handles tight
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