1968 Plymouth Barracuda Fastback (The Cuda)
Last updated Nov 5, 2007
Bought the Cuda 4 yrs. ago. Major project. Completely rebuilt the suspension and steering. Removed the engine and trans. and rearend and sandblasted basically everything from the windshield forward. Cut out any rust and welded in new metal. Repainted the engine bay and painted the frame and steering components with POR-15. Stripped the undercarriage and reapplied new undercoating. Cleaned the rearend and repainted it. Fabricated subframe connectors and welded them in. Replaced the fuel lines and tank. Replaced every part of the brakes with new stuff and upgraded to disc brakes in front. Rebuilt the engine and trans. New wheels and tires. Not much mechanical that isn't brand new. Did about 90% of the work myself. My buddy Terry Rhodes helped with all the welding. Another friend Bud Hearn did the painting of the engine bay. Most of all I have to thank the Mrs. for being so good to help do extra work around the house so I'd have time to work on it. She also did what she could which consisted of painting some of the steering and frame components with POR-15 and cleaning some of the interior parts.
360 engine. 727 torqueflite. 8-3/4 rear. Color is 90 Plymouth Laser Raspberry.
Not many options on this car originally. It was a 318 auto car with power steering and that was it.
360 bored .030 with oil drains deburred. Keith black pistons. Compression is 10.19 to 1. Stock rods with ARP bolts and resized. Rotating assy. balanced. 340X heads ported and polished by me, SS valves and titanium retainers and locks. Edelbrock Air Gap intake. 750 vac. sec. Holley. Hooker headers. Lunati 60404lk Cam. Mallory ign. 727 transmission with a bolt in sprague. TransGo tf-2 kit. 2800 PTC converter. All clearances set to spec. I remanned the trans. 8-3/4 rear with 4.11's right now but I'm going to switch to 3.55's soon. Disc brakes from a 74 Dart. Sony Explode stereo and speakers.
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