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Offline BoughtItNew

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Re: '73 'Cuda pro street-Dyno results
« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2008 - 08:54:14 am »
Decent numbers for sure!

For comparison here are the results from mine on the chassis dyno in 05 before converting to E85.

Single 4 on a Edelbrock Performer RPM Air Gap, 650 carb, small cam, iron lean burn heads, 9.8 flat tops and headers through the exhaust.

HP:  246.9 @ 5250
TQ: 398.5 @ 3200

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74 Barracuda

Purchased Sept. 10, 1974  
DesPlaines Chrysler Plymouth
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Re: '73 'Cuda pro street-Dyno results
« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2008 - 09:22:41 am »

I have to say, after doing research and looking through old threads on dyno results, my perception of what horsepower/performance should be is drastically changed.  I grew up in my teens in the late 60's and have always thought that HP was the true measure of a car's "power".  As I've dabbled in muscle cars the last 15 years or so, I've learned so much about what true performance is and how set-ups are so vitally important.  I hear guys at car shows, cruises, etc. bragging about how they're running 450-500 horsepower and looking back and knowing some of the combos they're running, I know they would be in for a shock if they put it on the dyno.

That said, I consider my 'Cuda to be very "quick" with the combo I have, but definitely not built for much more than an 8th mile.  My 4:11 gears and fat tires give me the launch and rush I seek in the "short" run and as others have said on this thread, if I'm happy with it and it brings me pleasure, mission accomplished.   


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Re: '73 'Cuda pro street-Dyno results
« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2008 - 12:42:46 pm »
Set up is king!  I picked up a tenth just by resetting my pinion angle!  Dropped 2 tenths when I swapped the 4.10 for the 3.55.

Bottom line is if you're having fun, then it might as well be 2000 hp as 250.  I can tell you I sure don't work on mine as much as the guys running 10 second et's!
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Mike Tritle
DeKalb, IL 60115
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74 Barracuda

Purchased Sept. 10, 1974  
DesPlaines Chrysler Plymouth
DesPlaines, IL

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Re: '73 'Cuda pro street-Dyno results
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2008 - 03:37:46 pm »
ladman, very nice car. not to steal the thread but i live in gastonia, and what is the south 21 close to on 74. is this a mopar show, or just a carshow for anyone. would like to see your car, and meet you and cudaman.
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Re: '73 'Cuda pro street-Dyno results
« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2008 - 04:47:10 pm »
I think it's on Independence just about where it (74) intersects 485 near Monroe.  Dave, can you confirm that?  It's actually a cruise on the 1st and 3rd Friday's of each month for all cars, even Fords.  :roflsmiley:  I believe Dave has been there several times.  Thanks for the compliment and would like to check out your Challenger.
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Re: '73 'Cuda pro street-Dyno results
« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2008 - 10:08:04 pm »
Its is at the intersection of I-485 an 74 (Independence Blvd) in Matthews. And it is on the 1st and 3rd Friday evening of every month. In november it will be held on every Saturday afternoon during winter. The turn out has been huge!!! :2thumbs:
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Re: '73 'Cuda pro street-Dyno results
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2008 - 09:13:27 pm »
No matter how you look at it, that's one beautiful car. I am partial to the hockey sticks as I have the same ones on my car. And the dyno numbers?  Those seem great for that combo with your tranny issues...
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Re: '73 'Cuda pro street-Dyno results
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2008 - 08:07:53 pm »
No matter how you look at it, that's one beautiful car. I am partial to the hockey sticks as I have the same ones on my car. And the dyno numbers?  Those seem great for that combo with your tranny issues...

Thanks.  the tranny has been rebuilt and I will ultimately put it back on the dyno to see if there is a difference.
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Re: '73 'Cuda pro street-Dyno results
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2008 - 10:29:23 pm »
very nice :bigsmile:

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Re: '73 'Cuda pro street-Dyno results
« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2008 - 11:22:06 pm »


Awesome looking cuda for sure!  Glad you found the site as it appears you are gonna fit right in around here :cheers: