'66 Plymouth Barracuda
Owner: Patrick Cobb, Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Engine: The Barracuda's 235-horsepower 273 Commando V-8 was restored completely back to as close to stock as possible and looks just like it did the day it was new.
- Transmission: The original 904 TorqueFlite that came with the car was also restored.
- Rearend: Originally equipped with a weak 7-1/4, MCR installed a narrowed, 3.55-geared 8-3/4rear left over from an earlier C-Body build.
- Horsepower And Performance: This one doesn't see any track time--just a lot of cruising, and ordinary daily use. It did manage to dyno 210 horsepower at 5,000 rpm, and 248 lb/ft of torque during the break-in, which will have no problem moving its 3,100-pounds of body weight around town.
- Suspension: The OEM front torsion bar/rear leaf spring suspension (with tubular shocks) was put back to original specs, which means that it rides like a new one
- Brakes: The nicest thing you can say about factory drum brakes is that they will stop the car. (Sooner or later.) MCR departed from stock here with Wilwood four-wheel discs and dual-circuit manual master cylinder.
- Wheels And Tires: BF Goodrich P205/65R15 red stripe Radial TAs. (This car is driven, and bias-plies just don't cut it.) 15-inch wheels were required to clear the disc brake calipers, and MCR added a set of '66-'69 B/C-Body disc brake wheel covers as a finishing touch. .
- Body: The original '66 Barracuda unibody was in pretty good shape, but was completely disassembled and dipped, so no hidden rust would go undetected.
- Paint: Resprayed with the original '66 Plymouth Yellow, and topped with a new vinyl top.
- Interior: Factory-equipped with black bucket seats, a console and a floor shifter, MCR restored it all to showroom-new condition.