Fast Facts
'69 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda convertible
Tom Skjonsberg, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Restored by Joey's Place, Edmonton, Alberta

Mopar Power
Engine:

  • The one you couldn't get as a factory option in a Barracuda '69---the 426 Hemi. Sourced from a '68 Hurst Hemi Dart, then treated to an original-parts rebuild--starting with a .030-inch overbore--by Lee's Brothers Hi Performance Racing Engines, Red Deer, Alberta.

    Transmission:

  • A-833, with a non-console-stick Hurst shifter.
  • RearEnd:

  • A Dana 60 that didn't have to be narrowed because it came out of the same Hemi Dart that the engine and transmission did. It's got 35-spline Strange axles, 4.10 cogs, and a limited-slip differential.
  • Sure Grip
    Suspension:

  • Restored front torsion bar/rear leaf spring.
  • Brakes:

  • Wilwood disc brakes in front, 11-inch Mopar drums in back. No power assist because there's no room for a power brake booster in the Hemi-stuffed engine bay.
  • Wheels:

  • 15x61/2-inch steelies with correct '69 Plymouth dog-dish caps.
  • Tires:

  • repro 205/70R15 redlines all around.
  • High Impact
    Body:

  • Original '69 Barracuda convertible body restored by Joey's Place, Edmonton, Alberta. Rear quarters, floorpans, trunk floor, and front fenders were replaced (all but front fenders are repro); a Hemi K-member from a donor '68 Hemi Dart was installed; paint is black basecoat/clearcoat); and stripes, hoodscoops, and the rear luggage rack were installed by Joey's Place. Parts not supplied by YearOne came from three parts cars.
  • Interior:

  • Original white bucket seat interior was restored using YearOne repro seat kit and other supplies by Joey's Place, Edmonton, Alberta. Sound system is OEM Mopar AM radio with centre-dash speaker, augmented by a 3-inch exhaust system behind the Hemi.
  • Top:

  • New top and mechanical parts sourced from YearOne and installed by Joey's Place, Edmonton, Alberta.