Terry Showalter gets deep into a 'Cuda Project and climbs out on top

Fast Facts


'71 Plymouth 'Cuda
Owned by: Terry Showalter
Johnstown, Colorado

Mopar Power

  • Engine: The original-to-the-car 340 with Thermo-Quad carburetor was pulled out for an overhaul by Jim Zellner. The block received a 0.030 overbore, then a stock rotating assembly was thrown back in. The heads were resurfaced and bench-flowed by Jim. Back in the car, the only aftermarket components added were a set of tti headers and a Flowmaster exhaust system.
  • Transmission: Original four-speed with pistol grip shifter
  • Rearend: 8 3/4 Sure-Grip rearend with 3.73 gears

Sure-Grip

  • Suspension: Brand-new NOS suspension components were added to the undercarriage of the 'Cuda to provide another 30 years of enjoyment.
  • Brakes: Up front are stock discs and rear drums.
  • Wheels and Tires: Factory 15x7 Rallye wheels wrapped in 245/60R15 front and 255/60R15 rear BFG TA Radials.

High Impact

  • Paint and Body: NyLans Paint and Body in Denver was sent the bare body and chassis to have new panels hung and aligned before being sprayed in look-at-me-now Curious Yellow.
  • Interior: Auto-Weave in Denver dressed the interior in some new clothing with new carpet, seat covers, and restored interior trim.