My latest 69 Barracuda

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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by Bigblock496 » Mon 08 Sep 2014, 08:16

Nice work Etienne,looks awesome so far,keep it up!
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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by 383CUDA » Wed 01 Oct 2014, 15:29

Completed the Engine last night, will be dropping it into the Cuda within the next two weeks.
Then it's the rest of the wiring, starter, alternator, exhaust system, prop shaft and bleeding the brakes.
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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by 383CUDA » Mon 06 Oct 2014, 11:12

Engine is in the engine bay!!! Will post more pics once I have hooked up some wires etc. Showing huge progress and seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by irpac » Tue 07 Oct 2014, 14:53

Congratulations, almost there - Do you mind putting up a pic of what the stance look like now with the added weight of the engine. That colour suits the car perfectly, the bodywork and sprayjob is awesome, hard to believe you doing everything yourself - amazing what can be done with a lot of patience and effort.
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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by 383CUDA » Wed 08 Oct 2014, 13:48

Hi Irpac

The front stance is all about how much or little you tension the torsion bars, and since the engine and tranny is in it won't be moving out the garage for some time...it's heavy as shit to push back in by myself. And rear drop will be minimal, will see how it sits with full tank of gas + spare wheel. Will possibly make some drop blocks for the back if I don't like the look.

Thanks for the compliments.
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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by Mopar 440 » Thu 09 Oct 2014, 11:53

Looking good Etienne.

Like your strap engine tilt plan. 8)

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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by 383CUDA » Thu 09 Oct 2014, 14:45

Thanks 440, yip I had to make a plan somehow.
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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by Andre Palmer » Thu 16 Oct 2014, 08:41

Always love to see someone doing everything them selfs.... awesome work, can't wait to see it finished and running

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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by 383CUDA » Mon 03 Nov 2014, 15:39

What the engine bay looks like at the moment. waiting for coil, headers, oil cooler, plugs and electric fuel pump.
This should be enough to see if it starts!!! Still looking for a 727 torqueflight slip yoke locally. I have found one or two but the peeps are asking the same price as me ordering a brand new one.
Very chuffed with my kickdown lever mod I made, should work a treat.

Need to finish some wiring, do the propshaft, radiator, rest of exhaust system and bleed brakes.....then I'm cruising. :D
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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by Bearhawke » Tue 04 Nov 2014, 02:51

Being your car is RHD; what are you going to run for headers? I realize you have a ton of clearance on the L/D side of the engine for obvious reasons but, still...........
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