1965 Plymouth Barracuda (mongoose)
Last updated Nov 8, 2013
Here's my 65 Cuda I built as a tribute car of Tom Mongoose McEwen's 65 Hemi Cuda funny car.Tom ran 2 of these in 65 with nitro burning Hemi's the first one didn't fare well as it had a blow over doing 155mph at Lions.The second was more successful.
Mine started out as a shell that sat unattended for 15+ years the main body was still in decent shape.
Having always liking gassers I set out to build one with the help of my friend Scott.
Our goal was to do it all ourselves and make it look like some thing you would have seen at the track in 1965.
727 with manual valve body
83/4 w 391 posi
Put in straight axle.
Modified K frame for big block and front end kept factory steering box and location.
Built roll bar and tied in bars under the hood where we cut out inner fenders.made frame connecters.
Made a set of fenderwell headers out 3 used sets of various headers.(update put on a set of Hooker Super Comps )
Flipped rear axle pads to level up the car.
Did all the paint and body work.
Bought a set of Towel City Retreads pie crust slicks
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