My latest 69 Barracuda

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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by 383CUDA » Wed 23 Jul 2014, 09:04

So wiring is fun to do, routing everything first to get lengths right before taping it all up.
Front/ rear lights, reverse, number plate, interior courtesy lights, ignition, indicators all hooked up and soldered.

Made a little plate to replace the bulkhead connectors exiting through the firewall.

And a pick of my new door locks before I installed them, so cool to have brand new keys for doors that actually lock!
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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by bevtiger » Thu 31 Jul 2014, 15:15

This fish is coming together nicely - can i book a ride when it is finally done?????

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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by 383CUDA » Fri 01 Aug 2014, 07:18

Howzit Bev!?

Sure thing, anytime.
Busy with wiring and custom round gauge panel, waiting for Master cylinder and Proportioning valve.
Installed new fuel sender unit and got my Oil filter relocation kit.
I will post some better quality photos soon.
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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by 383CUDA » Tue 26 Aug 2014, 15:22

Master cylinder and proportioning valve mounted, custom gauge panel looking super sexy!, engine rebuild kit fiiiiiiiinally arrived. block will be back from engineering shop next week, then back onto engine stand for assembly :twisted: so amped!! need to go fetch my 727 torqueflight in JHB, also rebuilt and ready to rock. Once engine is in I can finish wiring! Getting close now. Waiting for Speedo, tacho, headers and starter from Summit.
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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by bevtiger » Sat 30 Aug 2014, 20:37

Am green with envy- that's all I can say. Looking good!

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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by 383CUDA » Thu 04 Sep 2014, 07:31

Thanks Tiger!
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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by 383CUDA » Thu 04 Sep 2014, 08:45

Block and crank back from the machine shop all shiny! Gave the block some lipstick and started assembly.
Had a quick look at piston TDC height and I'm happy to report that compression will be healthier than stock which is the main issue with 318LA's. This is a 318-3 "Premium" motor, so I got a forged crank :P , double roller timing chain and gears (which will be replaced), and thicker cylinder walls to work with and not the case on normal 318's.
All brake lines hooked up and ready to bleed, new fuel line installed from the new tank to the engine bay.
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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by paulusvrotius1 » Fri 05 Sep 2014, 13:21

Coming on nicely now Cuda, can't wait to see it finished. :D
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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by 383CUDA » Mon 08 Sep 2014, 07:47

Thanks Paulus.
I did some serious wrench slinging yesterday, building my first Engine and loving it. This thing looks awesome.
Hope my torque wrench is accurate lol.
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Re: My latest 69 Barracuda

Post by Waterhond » Mon 08 Sep 2014, 08:10

This is such a cool thread, especially with all the exciting engine pics ! Keep going 383.

Pieter.

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