426 Hemi into a 67 68 or 9 Notchback Cuda

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  1. 512Stroker

    512Stroker We are all here because we are not all there.

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    "Ball Stud" that was my Porn Star stage name. LOL
     
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    • A56

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      • A56

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        Fast Facts
        '69 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda convertible
        Tom Skjonsberg, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
        Restored by Joey's Place, Edmonton, Alberta

        Mopar Power

        Engine:The one you couldn't get as a factory option in a Barracuda '69---the 426 Hemi. Sourced from a '68 Hurst Hemi Dart, then treated to an original-parts rebuild--starting with a .030-inch overbore--by Lee's Brothers Hi Performance Racing Engines, Red Deer, Alberta.


        Transmission: A-833, with a non-console-stick Hurst shifter.

        RearEnd: A Dana 60 that didn't have to be narrowed because it came out of the same Hemi Dart that the engine and transmission did. It's got 35-spline Strange axles, 4.10 cogs, and a limited-slip differential.

        Sure Grip

        Suspension: Restored front torsion bar/rear leaf spring.

        Brakes: Wilwood disc brakes in front, 11-inch Mopar drums in back. No power assist because there's no room for a power brake booster in the Hemi-stuffed engine bay.

        Wheels:15x61/2-inch steelies with correct '69 Plymouth dog-dish caps.

        Tires: repro 205/70R15 redlines all around.

        High Impact

        Body:Original '69 Barracuda convertible body restored by Joey's Place, Edmonton, Alberta. Rear quarters, floorpans, trunk floor, and front fenders were replaced (all but front fenders are repro); a Hemi K-member from a donor '68 Hemi Dart was installed; paint is black basecoat/clearcoat); and stripes, hoodscoops, and the rear luggage rack were installed by Joey's Place. Parts not supplied by YearOne came from three parts cars.

        Interior: Original white bucket seat interior was restored using YearOne repro seat kit and other supplies by Joey's Place, Edmonton, Alberta. Sound system is OEM Mopar AM radio with centre-dash speaker, augmented by a 3-inch exhaust system behind the Hemi.


        Top: New top and mechanical parts sourced from YearOne and installed by Joey's Place, Edmonton, Alberta.
         
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        • Ceedawg

          Ceedawg Well-Known Member

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          Correct.
           
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          Restored?! Nice but still made up like the OP wants. Also the big block K frame won’t work with a Hemi, someone might make one but..
           
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          • A56

            A56 MoPar Affliction FABO Gold Member

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            Restored??
             
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            Ceedawg Well-Known Member

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            Yea question exclamation
             
          • A56

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            interrobang:lol:
             
          • RON REAGLE

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            This 67 convertible has been at Carlisle the last 2 years I've been there. Cross ram Hemi and a 4 speed Really nice car that is DRIVEN not trailered. Much respect to the owner

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            • DrCharles

              DrCharles Well-Known Member

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              Give a man fire, and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he's warm for the rest of his life :p

              OP, as others have pointed out, this will be an expensive and time-consuming project - but only you can decide if the eventual rewards are worth it.
              Previous experience stuffing big-blocks into A-bodies definitely comes in handy. It's a lot easier to get info and help than when I did my first 383 Valiant in 1983. No Internet back then, and not much aftermarket support either (except the Direct Connection catalog and Engine/Chassis books) :rolleyes:
               
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              • autoxcuda

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                …and the exact same engine compartment as a Dart.

                Go look in the Hemi super stock forum. Lots of pictures and descriptions of how to and what’s needed.
                 
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                • 1SavCuda

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                  Only as difficult as you want to make it. I went the motor plate route. Hooker headers and a hammer. Also using offset master cylinder.
                  I’m back on the project after building my garage and a few setbacks.

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                  • famous bob

                    famous bob mopar misfit

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                    sounds like a check writer , did nothing himself ----------
                     
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                    Jadaharabi FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                    But he has 1 and we don't.
                     
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                    famous bob mopar misfit

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                    I got one just like it , except for the hemi ------crying.
                     
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                    • A56

                      A56 MoPar Affliction FABO Gold Member

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                      I'm more curious as to which Hemi Dart the motor and drive train came from.
                       
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                      • Ceedawg

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                        Used a $50 steak to make 15 cent hamburgers
                         
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                        • A56

                          A56 MoPar Affliction FABO Gold Member

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                          His steak, his hamburgers.
                           
                        • Oldschool

                          Oldschool Well-Known Member

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                          OP, if you pursue this project and you need help, let me know and I will try and help you out.
                           
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                            And his loss, but who would have known back then.
                             
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                            My whole life I've wanted a Hemi car doesn't matter if it's "real" or not (My ass won't know the difference!!!) The 68 Barracuda I bought last year made me crazy when I bought it because it's SO FREAKIN COOL!!! All I thought it needed was a Hemi. Then I realized that the 340 in it runs really good , it fits in the engine compartment , and I can work on it myself. In the end I decided just to improve the steering , braking , handling and leave the 340 in it.

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                            • Oldschool

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                              Having owned and driven both, I tend to agree. My Hemi Cuda is a brute in acceleration, but lacks handling. These cars are not for everyone. The 340 in a well sorted out chassis is a much better balanced performer. It won't outrun an elephant, but it's more fun to drive.
                               
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                              • Dartnut

                                Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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                                Very nice car you have there!
                                 
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                                • A56

                                  A56 MoPar Affliction FABO Gold Member

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                                  This car was featured in I believe 2008 Motor Trend Magazine or Hot Rod Magazine years after the Dart probably met an early demise. The motor and drive train don't have a shelf life. Having it in his possesion by no means is a loss of any type.
                                   
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                                  I have "put my touch" on this car and I can't wait to get it running again. What started as a simple "fix the oil leaks and detail" has snow balled into a $15,000 project!!! No stone left unturned LOL I have torn down and rebuilt this car myself in the backyard garage. The only work I'm going to farm out is the headliner and front end alignment No One will spend the time and effort to build it the way I want (I couldn't afford the ones who would) In the end when someone says "Nice car man" it will really mean something to me


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