1967 Plymouth Barracuda AAR (spazmobile)
Last updated Feb 21, 2010
This car was in a barn for 15 years before a coworker of mine told me about it.
Unfortunately it needed a total restoration and the interior was shot.
I passed because I could not afford his asking price so he approached me again 4 years later with the price cut in half.
He also told me another guy from our shop was interested in it but he wanted to give me first shot since he knew I was a diehard Mopar fanatic.
It took a half hour to dig the car out.
It was covered with barn implements, wooden planks, ladders, paint can, you name it.
To my suprize the car was virtually rust free,but covered in thick dust.
The interior served as a romperoom for the local rat population and the smell was terrible and fresh.
I had it towed home and began the ter down almost immediately.
The car was a notchback coupe with a 273 automatic on the column.
Color was f-8 green.
Nothing fancy, manual everything with four corner drum brakes.
A plain jane granny cruiser complete with hubcaps and 14" wheels.
Mods inlude a stout 11.0-1 360. A four speed trans, 8-3/4 sure grip rear with 3.23 gears and pinion snubber.
Front suspension rebuilt with PST components and lower control arm box braces, heavy duty torsion bars, and strut rods.
Quick ratio manual steering box.
4 wheel manual disk brakes from master power brakes.
Subframe connectors, ss springs with relocation kit.
8 point roll cage and mini tubbed to look factory.
15 Gallon fuel cell sits in a custom cradle in the trunk with aluminum line and electric fuel pump that goes to a regulator and a Holley 800 CFM double pumper.
Wiring is an EZ wiring 21 circuit system with the fuse box sitting in a custom cradle in the glove box for easy access.
I used Dolphin gauges from EZ wiring as well and made them fit in the factory gauge cluster_not easy.
I removed the radio and added an accessory switch group to control the gizmos, and added colored indicator lights where the radio knobs once lived.
Relocated the battery to the trunk and put a shut off switch in the glove box also just in case.
I used the factory seats and belts but I have plans for Summit racing seats and Impact racing four way harnesses.
Body mods: Glasstek fiberglass bolt on hood with hemi scoop, retained factory hood springs and they work just fine.
Massaged the forward portion of the rear wheel openings to accomodate large tires yet retain the factory look.
Made the E body AAR stripes work on my body with some crafty maneuvering.
The engine compartment looks really clean as most of the wiring is hidden under the dash.
I used a summit electronic ignition system and a GM one wire alternator, Griffin aluminum radiator and a fan shroud from a slant six dart.
I even have a couple Mercedes parts around the radiator for fan suction, I hope it don;t break down on me since I said that. LOL.
Well, whattaya think?
I wanted to build this sucker different than all the other Barracuda's out there while retaining some of the coolest Mopar features that have appealed to me from other models.
The car launches hard with limited tire spin, and really puts you in the seat.
i have not drag raced it yeat and i really donlt plan on it since it took me 8 years to build this car and I can't afford another addiction just yet so it's purely built for fun and it gets alot of attention wherever it goes.
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