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1971 AMC 401 AMX/Javelin

“The 401 Experience”

1970 Plymouth Barracuda

“Oh! Barracuda!”

Photo of: 1971 AMC 401  AMX/Javelin
Photo of: 1970 Plymouth Barracuda

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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.

UPDATED 1/2008
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
318, auto
leather, buckets
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”

Hooker Headers,

Traction Bars,

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
727 auto
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

UPDATED 1/2008
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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