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1965 Plymouth Barracuda

February 2014 Mopar of the Month

Phil writes: I bought my latest Barracuda out of Florida in 2008. The original slant six car was not near as cherry as this photo appears.

1965 Plymouth Barracuda, driver side
As purchased in 2008
Closer inspection found typical rust from the humid Florida climate. 1965 Plymouth Barracuda, floor rust

So new floors were installed by my brother Bob

1965 Plymouth Barracuda, floor rust repair

I also dumped the \6 for something a little more potent.

1965 Plymouth Barracuda, stroker engine

Dale Reed out of Los Angeles built the 410 stroker.The small block features the Edelbrock Performer RPM power package (heads, cam and intake) and makes gobs of torque.

1965 Plymouth Barracuda, stroker engine install

The TTI headers fit perfectly in a tight engine bay.

1965 Plymouth Barracuda, TTI headers in stroker engine

Bob also narrowed the 8 3/4 rear end and relocated the springs to center 275 drag radials in the stock wheel well. With 4.10 gears, the Cal Tracs suspension helps keep the tires planted.

1965 Plymouth Barracuda, narrowed rear end

Up front are Mickey Thompson 6652 (26X8.00R15LT) and, shown here, 275/60R15 Mickey Thompson Drag radials on the rear. I run the MT drag radials to remain street legal.

1965 Plymouth Barracuda, MT drag radial

A roll bar and sub-frame connectors stiffen the car and add a little more peace of mind.

1965 Plymouth Barracuda, roll bar

The interior remains all business and features a Winters ratchet shifter.

1965 Plymouth Barracuda, front interior

The seats are out of my last Barracuda that was destroyed back in 2000.

1965 Plymouth Barracuda, front interior

I chose this bolt-on Super Max Wedge scoop for a little attitude.

1965 Plymouth Barracuda with hood scoop

The Barracuda runs mid 11s but is still being sorted out. I am looking for low 11s with a few minor tweaks. The Fish is licensed and insured and is street driven on occasion. The Plymouth creates a bit of a stir when idling at stop lights!

1965 Plymouth Barracuda at drag strip

Contact Phil: Contact owner of 1965 Plymouth Barracuda

Thanks Phil!

Once again you have yourself a top-notch Mopar! smile!

Gary H.

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