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On the way to the finishing line

Post by GONEFISHIN' on Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:43 pm

Bought this '66 Barracuda June 2014, well on the way to completion.

So far, I've had the tranny rebuilt, installed insulation & weather seals, replaced the windshield wiper motor, shifter stick, numerous small parts.

When the snow's gone, goes to my mechanic for 4-speed hump install, electrical, mirrors, window repairs and weather-stripping, switches and lights



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Post by smoken340 on Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:26 pm

Looking forward to the pictures. Good luck with the project.

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Re: On the way to the finishing line

Post by Keith Mopar on Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:31 am

Love the early A Cuda. What do you have for a drive train, ya and I'd love to see some pics.  
There is a post that shows how to post pics.

http://mopar-eh.4umer.com/t5-how-to-post-an-image

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Re: On the way to the finishing line

Post by GONEFISHIN' on Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:36 am

273 cid, Edelbrock 318 intake manifold, Edelbrock 650 cfm 4-bbl, A-833 4-speed w/Hurst competition shifter, original 13" wheels and bolt-through wheel covers, re-done interior

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Post by JGL on Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:16 pm

That's not the original paint is it? If so it sure looks good. When you get to look for 13" tires they will be scarce.
Good luck with your project.

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Post by GONEFISHIN' on Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:37 pm

Thanks Jean-Guy -

the body paint is about a year old, but the engine compartment looks to be original - this fish lived in Texas and Arizona until 2005, I'm the 3rd Canadian owner.

tires are new (came with the car), so replacing them will be my son's problem, not mine Very Happy

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Post by smoken340 on Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:37 pm

Nice looking ride.

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Nice car

Post by Wheels on Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:42 pm

I use to have a 65 , with a 360  auto 8.75 limited slip [
it was fun to  drive , sold to a guy in alberta a little over a year
ago. Was a sad day.


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Post by Grumpy427 on Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:19 am

I like those. I imagine they would go like stink with 410-416 stroker small block a 4 spd and some 4.10-4.56 gears.

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Post by GONEFISHIN' on Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:44 pm

we're within days of finishing this year's resto work and my mechanic says to me "I saw a black Barracuda with Cragar wheels on it - looks really sharp". I haven't seen that one, but I had been thinking about next year's contribution to his RRSP, so my question is - anyone know what best 14" Cragar-type wheel to put on to replace the original 13" wheels on small pattern, drum brakes? Question

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Post by JGL on Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:02 pm

If you have room for 15's you will have more choices.

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Post by GONEFISHIN' on Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:29 pm

might be able to go 15" with low profile tires, but don't know what's available in small bolt pattern confused

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Post by JGL on Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:43 pm

I just looked quickly at cragars 14" and did not notice any small bolt pattern, there 5 X 4.00 aren't they?

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Post by GONEFISHIN' on Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:36 pm

yes - 5 x 4"

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Post by JGL on Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:50 pm

Might even have an alternative with American Racing wheels, that is what I run, they usually cover all budgets. Personally I look at the cheaper ones but not the black steelies.

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Post by Keith Mopar on Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:54 am

I'm not sure if you want to step it up to 16 or 17's, but coys wheel makes some wheels for a 5 X 4 bp. I have some one in our Mopar club that has them on a 68 Cuda. He bought them a 3 years ago and they still look good.
http://www.coyswheel.com/coys.html


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95% done!

Post by GONEFISHIN' on Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:43 pm

First Cruise Night!  Weather's nice, wife's away, mechanic waiting for parts that do not urgently need to be installed, so I said, "just lock my Journey up someplace safe and I'll be back on Monday!"  Laughing



And who would have thought - a relatively small cruise night in southwest Ontario - and a second '66 Barracuda shows up   Exclamation  Exclamation

so, what more has been done?  twin OEM mirrors mounted, 4-speed hump welded in (front floor pans replaced and welded on - unplanned surprise), new boot and trim ring, fender-top turn-signal indicators restored, new gauge pack, chrome carpet protector, fire extinguisher mounted, glove box interior restored, Corbeau 4-point harnesses installed (nice, these are retractable so you're not tied down tight), halogen head lights  and led dash lights.  Wood-grain steering wheel and horn button on the way from Belleville. Next, rear brake drums, shoes, cylinders, electronic ignition, and finish repairing all the windows (winter project).  Then 14" Cragar mags to put the final touches on.

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Had time tonight to finish the Mini-Cuda build too!

Post by GONEFISHIN' on Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:40 pm

Well, here it is - AMT Super Boss Funny Car - done up to match the Maxi-Cuda cheers










Damn! I've got some parts left over lol!



There's your laugh for the day   clown

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Re: On the way to the finishing line

Post by GONEFISHIN' on Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:30 pm

spent a hot, humid afternoon in the garage, putting 3-step on the stone chips, scratches, and lousy paint work in the rain gutters - thankless and boring, but needed to be done and now have a 10-footer instead of a 20-footer Laughing

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Re: On the way to the finishing line

Post by JGL on Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:51 am

Your not supposed to be downsizing, rather upsizing. Laughing Laughing

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Post by GONEFISHIN' on Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:22 pm

looks good from 10-feet-away - before it only looked good from 20-feet-away - down-sizing is good!! Razz Razz

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Here's where we're at for 2016:

Post by GONEFISHIN' on Wed May 18, 2016 7:17 pm

engine rebuilt; double-pot, steel lines for brakes;wheels bought, waiting to fit; tranny tuned up; dash completely upgraded, no more crumbling circuit board; engine compartment cleaned out and painted original white








almost there!  alien

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Post by JGL on Thu May 19, 2016 4:58 am

Very nice!

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Post by Keith Mopar on Thu May 19, 2016 7:47 am

Dam that is a nice looking dash.
Do you have any more pics of the dash being built?
Your car is awesome looking now!

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Post by JGL on Thu May 19, 2016 1:05 pm

Hey cool the original radio from 1968...hey we all sneak in improvements somewhere.

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