"The best we've run so far is 13.40 in the 1/4-mile. I know there's still another second there."--Zach Dodgen

Fast Facts:

'65 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S
Owned by: Jim and Zach Dodgen, Northglenn, Colorado

Mopar Power

  • Engine: A Mopar Performance 360 crate engine replaced the original 273.
  • Transmission: 833 four-speed with a Hurst shifter
  • Rearend: 8 3/4 with A-Body big-bolt-pattern axle shafts and 4.10 gears

Sure Grip

  • Suspension: Stock '65 Barracuda (Front torsion bars, rear leaf springs and tubular shocks all around)
  • Brakes: Stock '65 Barracuda
  • Wheels and Tires: American Racing Wheels aluminum wheels (small bolt pattern in front) at all corners wear Mickey Thompson tires.

High Impact

  • Body: Original '65 Barracuda unibody needed a new grille and front lower valance, plus the Dodgens flared the rear fenders and added the hood scoop
  • Paint: PPG Viper Yellow two-stage
  • Interior: 3R Racing seats, Simpson harnesses and AutoMeter gauges inside an otherwise-stock cabin.