56 year old
from Menlo Park, CA
Don't drive it if you can't fix it.
1967 Plymouth Barracuda
- Engine: 273 CID Commando
- Engine Parts: Carter AFB, Crower hydraulic cam
- Transmission: 904 auto column shift
- Suspension: factory HD, f/r Addco bars, custom endlinks, uprated t-bars
- Brakes: factory disc, crossdrilled slotted rotors, ceramic pads
- Tires: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 215/70-14
- Exhaust: 2.5 to 2.25" dual with resonator tips
- Other: reinforced k-frame
- Upholstery: original
- Seats: factory buckets, was bench seat
- Paint: Maaco (they sort of missed the hue)
- Wheels: 14 x 5.5 Mopar Rally wheels
Audio & Electronics
Owned since 1982, I have done bodywork, engine, suspension, and what-have-you, mostly without benefit of an actual garage to work in.
History of this Vehicle
My father bought this car from the original owner in 1977. At the time it was the nicest car we’d ever had (after a succession of 10-12 year old station wagons). Two weeks later some bozo did a hit-and-run on the rear quarter when it was parked in front of the house. I drove it off and on in college, and took it to Seattle for my first job, where I managed to head-on a Yellow Cab on one of those steep hills downtown. My uncle took me to the wrecking yard where we scored a radiator and fan. My dad found a new nose at Wildcat (then still known as “Mopar Eddy’s”), which I carried in the back down to California in 1982. A local shop smoothed out the quarter, and I sanded, glazed and primered the whole car, before having it painted the original Medium Copper Metallic (TT1).
Plans for this Vehicle
Find a factory split bench seat, and buy Legendary seat kits and carpet to redo the interior.
Have the dash rechromed and restored. I found an uncut dash at a swap meet to use as a core.
Rust repair in the lower rear quarters and trunk floor.
Pull the gas tank, have the leak fixed, and install a new filler pipe WITHOUT a stupid anti-siphon spring (#$@#x%x!).
Plan to take it to the track day at Spring Fling 2010 if I’m not completely broke. Need to flush the brakes before then.
Continue to drive the hell out of it.
Sponsors & Special Thanks
G.T. Heim (my dad), for buying this car in the first place.
Alan Erland, who also has a copper 1967 Barracuda, for parts and inspiration.
Tom Condran, author of “Performance Handling for Classic Mopars”, for critical info, particularly on brakes and alignment specs.