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Title: 1973 Barracuda
Post by: Denison636 on August 15, 2012 - 12:50:36 am
Hello everyone,
I been working on a 73 barracuda that I got almost a year ago and can't wait to get this car road ready.
It is a 318 car with ac and center conceal.
I just got done putting in a set of 3:91 gears and a true trac. Car also has a 727 in that shifts great.
I am working on a 340 for the this and hope to get it to run as good as a big block.
I got lucky on the find of the car, my dad is a propane man and has deliverd gas to this guy who had it for 12 years. It was sitting in the weeds next to the tank. Car needs a little body work but is really not in that bad shape.
Now for the best part, I paid 2,500 for it and got it home and started it with only a battery and gas. It did not run good but it did run.
Now he is the catch I had to go threw and took a chance and came out great. The tilte was signed and not in the guys name I got it from. I jumped threw some hoops but got a clear title in my name now.
Know for the bad news, I am a signal guy that does not make a hole lot but I do have it inside know and I am working on it slowly.
I redone all the brakes, has new front calipers ( it is disk in the front) new lines and hoses. Has stainless hoses front and back, all new lines that were pre-bent and also new master and brake booster. Every is new but the rotors and drums and e-brake cables.
I have also fixed all the wiring and put it back to stock. The only changes I made is I added some grounds under the dash to help out the old ones. I could not get the factory clock to work tho but will work on that in the future when I need something to do and also yet to fix the horns.
Know for some good news, I just took it around my block to see how it would drive and well needs more work but it did drive. The front end is tight but squeks a lot and the carb is trashed. Also the distributor is worn out to. Seen that timming floats from 22 degrees to 36 with out touching. And the carb is sucking vacuum threw the shaft.
I do have a 340 I am working on and have a good start on it.
Have a nice 750 Holley 4150 for it and also a nice set of heads. The heads I forgot the numbers they were but they are mopar proformance high swrill from what the machine shop said. They also have been ported and redone. The springs I used came in the crane cam kit. Cam is a 540 lift. I don't know the exact specs with looking at the card but takes 391 gears and 10:1 compression and they say a 3,000 stall to to run.
I got also a full Muldoon oil pan and pump with mopar baffle and harden oil pump drive.
I also got a set of roller tip rockers that are 1:6.
O and the came is solid.
Intake is a 340 victor from elderbrock.
Ounce I get the rest of the parts then I will send the block out. Still need the lower end stuff but the 340 did look very good when I tore it down. Had stock pistons in it but the crank had been turned down 10 thousand.
Wish I could tell more but this is it for know.
O and the interior just needs carpet and dash and back panel to look very good. Seats are perfect and consell only has one small crack.
Thanks for reading this long story and feel free to comment.
Denny D.
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda
Post by: Denison636 on August 15, 2012 - 12:56:59 am
And been trying to post a pic but this site will not let me from my I-Phone.
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on August 15, 2012 - 09:36:38 am
Welcome to the site.

Try a picture hosting site like photobucket.  Then you can post big pictures of your car.

 :useless:

Sounds like a cool car!
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda
Post by: 67vertman on August 15, 2012 - 11:45:09 pm
Welcome!  :wave:

It sounds like you have a great start!

Don't worry about how long it takes to get it the way you want it.  The best part is, it is already yours.

Mine has been a labor of love for the last three years....and it may another three years to finish it.

This is a great place to ask questions and learn a lot about these cars.
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Post by: ChallengerHK on August 16, 2012 - 08:05:38 am
Welcome. Looking forward to those pics  :bigsmile:
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Post by: brads70 on August 16, 2012 - 08:12:14 am
Welcome! Car sounds great! Good for you! :clapping: :2thumbs:
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Post by: hooD on August 23, 2012 - 03:35:26 am
Welcome to the site, Denny.  I'd like to see some pictures of your Barracuda too!  What color is it?
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda
Post by: Denison636 on December 30, 2014 - 07:16:48 pm
Car is in the middle of new motor and tranny getting put in.
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda
Post by: Denison636 on December 30, 2014 - 07:17:42 pm
This was before the tear down.
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Post by: Denison636 on December 30, 2014 - 07:18:33 pm
New motor
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Post by: Denison636 on December 30, 2014 - 07:20:16 pm
Tach mount and I answer the first question. Tach is like that so when you shift then needle is straight up.
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda
Post by: Denison636 on December 30, 2014 - 07:21:03 pm
New radiator with electric fans.
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Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on December 30, 2014 - 07:40:22 pm


Lookin really good! 

Sweet looking motor!
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Post by: Denison636 on December 30, 2014 - 07:41:20 pm
Thanks
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Post by: moparman82 on December 30, 2014 - 08:31:22 pm
Wow Denny, making some serious progress!!  Two years goes by fast huh?  So where are you from?
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda
Post by: Denison636 on December 30, 2014 - 08:32:47 pm
Live in wentzville mo. Would have been done a year ago but got hurt at work and can't move as good.
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Post by: moparman82 on December 30, 2014 - 08:55:53 pm
That's out by lake saint Louis isn't it?  I came through there back in November on my way to the Rams vs Broncos game
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Post by: Denison636 on December 30, 2014 - 08:58:37 pm
I am right between the two.
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Post by: jimynick on December 30, 2014 - 09:05:48 pm
Welcome to the site and nice score on that car! Good luck with your restoration, too.  :wave:
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Post by: dfrazz on December 31, 2014 - 11:25:55 am
Welcome from CO!  Sweet looking B'cuda! 
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda
Post by: Denison636 on January 08, 2015 - 03:12:04 am
Thanks everyone. This is my first mopar and wow what a learning curve. I have had a lot of help from a local speed shop on the questions that could not be answered.
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda
Post by: 69ChargerRT on January 08, 2015 - 10:10:34 am
great looking car!  im sure any more questions you may have can be answered here, but looks like youre pretty well on top of it!
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Post by: 734406pk on January 10, 2015 - 10:11:20 pm
Wow! Awesome deal! Good luck with you restoration!
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda
Post by: Denison636 on January 15, 2015 - 05:16:28 pm
Just put a new shifter in
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Post by: roadman5312 on January 15, 2015 - 05:19:21 pm
Nice job on the shifter, looks good   :2thumbs:
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Post by: Denison636 on January 15, 2015 - 05:20:51 pm
Thanks, I have all the stuff for a slap stick with a T-Handle that I am going to sell here before long.
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Post by: maddawg57 on January 16, 2015 - 05:36:29 am
Welcome to the forum
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda
Post by: 734406pk on January 17, 2015 - 12:02:25 pm
Just put a new shifter in

That shifter looks good. Works well with the console. B&M?
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Post by: Denison636 on January 17, 2015 - 03:53:17 pm
Yelp a B&M mega shifter. Wanted a hurst but they stop making them.
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Post by: 734406pk on January 18, 2015 - 10:48:10 am
It looks nice! I used a B&M Quicksilver once, it worked but had to lose the console.