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Ongoing ProjectWho: Brian & Vicki HaasWhere: Tacoma, WashingtonWhat: '72 Plymouth BarracudaFine Print: It's been a 13-year project that started off as a parts car for my other '72 Cuda. I originally came across this Barracuda while talking to a friend at work about a project I was working on. After telling him about my project, he told me about another friend that had a Barracuda for sale. needless to say, I ended up with the car-less motor, transmission, and wheels. I added a stock console and slapstick in place of the aftermarket shifter. I added a rebuilt 440, the 727 transmission, and 3.91 gears. I also had to replace a crunched quarter-panel. I recently added the 17-inch Billet Specialties wheels and the BFGoodrich G-Force T/As to complete the current look. I never think a project is really done, so who knows, maybe a fuel-injected, aluminum-head 496 stroker?
Fair Weather FlyerWho: Rick HansenWhere: Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaWhat: '74 road RunnerFine Print: I frequently see pictures and articles about the '68-'70 Road Runners, but seldom any mention of the next generation. This is my '74 Plymouth Road Runner equipped with a '69 440 Magnum and a 727 Torqueflite transmission. The motor was rebuilt to factory specs except for the Holley 750. The transmission and the 831/44 Sure Grip have been rebuilt. The interior is original with white-vinyl bucket seats, a floor console, a Tuff steering wheel, rally gauge cluster, and a factory radio. It gets stored away each winter, as I eagerly await summer's return. Not many musclecars have survived our harsh winters, but like the old Road Runner ad stated, "Only the strong survive!"
A PlusWho: Jayson FlemingWhere: Harrison Township, MichiganWhat: '64 Dodge Dart GTFine Print: My '64 comes with a 340 engine using Edelbrock aluminum heads and a 904 tranny. The leaf springs are moved inward 3 inches, and the rear wheelwells are mini-tubbed. I spent six years building this car. I bought it because it was light, had a push-button trans, a red interior, and the 340. I tried to keep it as original looking as possible inside.
Fake Formula FunWho: Mark KoenigWhere: Park Hills, KentuckyWhat: '66 BarracudaFine Print: It is a one-owner, plain-Jane, Slant-Six-powered ride with a three-on-the-tree and only two options-padded sun visors and heavy-duty suspension. Thanks to a lot of help from some friends, I now have my own Formula S. It has an 831/44 rear with a 3.23 Sure Grip, a nicely built 340 with Spitfire headers, and 211/42-inch exhaust. It also has a Six-Pack hoodscoop, antique Rocket wheels, and a Gunslinger shifter that makes all four gears more fun than one guy should be allowed to have.
Heavy HaulerWho: Justin KlemishWhere: Farmington, New MexicoWhat: '70 Dodge D200Fine Print: It has a rebuilt 440 engine with less than 1,000 miles on it. It has brand-new front suspension stuff, a Mopar Performance ignition, a water pump, valve covers, Taylor plug wires, a Holley carb, and an Edelbrock Performer manifold. It has a new tweed interior (which I think I'm going to replace with vinyl), a new vinyl headliner, and tilt steering. Although it's in dire need of a paint job, it's a Beast, and can haul more than a race car.
Another One SavedWho: Steve AngellWhere: Ramsey, MinnesotaWhat: '70 Charger 500Fine Print: When I was 14, I had my first ride in a Charger. My grandpa sold cars and had a '69 Charger R/T. I was riding in the back and saw the speedometer needle hit 145 mph before grandma convinced grandpa he should slow down. Years later, I was driving to work, and I saw this Charger for sale on the side of the road. I bought the car the same day and brought it home. Most of the gauges, stock, and aftermarket did not work. The wiring was a rat's nest, and the bearings in the 831/44 Sure Grip were coming out the sides of the case.
The car has a 360 with a 727 tranny connected to a 3.23 geared 831/44 Sure Grip. Right now I am enjoying the car the way it is.