My New 66 Barracuda Formula S

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  1. CrazyManInCincy

    CrazyManInCincy Smile and Nod, Smile and Nod

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    The car is a Formula S car. It had the 273 Commando engine in it, 6 leaf/leaf springs, factory disc brakes on the front. . The car was not ordered with a console. The Formula S car also came with the 150 MPH speedometer and factory tachometer.
    All of the chrome had been re-done.


    Installed is Hurst Pro-Matic II shifter.The 904A 3 speed automatic was completely rebuilt a couple of years ago and has less than 500 miles since the rebuild. The transmission has a factory converter.


    Upgraded engine from Mike Liston (MRL PERFORMANCE) 318 is now in the car.
    The engine started as a 1978 block. Balance and blueprinted. It was bored .020 over and Mopar Performace pistons/H beam rods were installed. A Comp cam (20-309-4 268/276 duration, 222/226 @ .050 lift and .464 I/E set to 112* ICL 110* LSA) was installed.
    Mike was the first person to install 360 Magnum heads on an old 318 block. The heads are bowl ported and gasket matched with 2.02/1.60 valves. The compression is 9.25 to 1. It has a Mopar Performance windage tray/double roller timing chain and gears
    It came from Mike's with a Edelbrock RPM Air Gap intake manifold. I installed a 600 CFM Edelbrock Endurashine carburetor, Spitfire headers, Billet aluminum pulleys, Mopar Orange Box electronic ignition, chrome alternator, and chrome flex fan. A new water pump was also installed. Mike still has the build records. He estimates the car to be somewhere around 375 HP/375 torque. In his words: "It is putting out similar horsepower as a 70's factory 440.

    The rear end is the factory limited slip with 323 gears

    I have the 273 Commando engine, the original small bolt pattern steel wheels and factory mag wheel style hubcaps. I have all of the parts to put the shifter back on the column. I also have a set of 15 inch small bolt pattern wheels rallye wheels (painted with center caps and trim rings) with matching tires mounted. I also have a complete PST front end rebuild kit and leaf spring bushing kit that are still in the unopened boxes that go with the car/ parts deal.
     

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    • 66340SEDAN

      66340SEDAN FABO Member #3649 FABO Gold Member

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      Welcome to FABO, sweet fish!!!!! I think this was a members car, belonged to "Glow Worm" possibly? Very nice ride and glad to see another 66 :glasses7:
       
    • CrazyManInCincy

      CrazyManInCincy Smile and Nod, Smile and Nod

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      Might have been. It was purchased locally off of craigslist.
       
    • fstfish66

      fstfish66 Well-Known Member

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      sweeet looking 66..... im thinking the horse power ratings are way higher then reality,,
       
    • CrazyManInCincy

      CrazyManInCincy Smile and Nod, Smile and Nod

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      After doing some searching on the forum it is Glow Worms car! He made this car awesome and he is an awesome person as well.
       
    • krazykuda

      krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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      Nice car!

      How did he get a Performer manifold to fit the newer "magnum" heads? Pretty cool!
       
    • zhandfull

      zhandfull Well-Known Member

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      Nice fish!
       
    • clifftt

      clifftt Well-Known Member

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      I thought it looked familiar, and I don't mind seeing it again. She's a beaut!! Congrats.
       
    • CrazyManInCincy

      CrazyManInCincy Smile and Nod, Smile and Nod

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      MRL built the motor. He would be the one to ask.
       
    • crvtec90

      crvtec90 Well-Known Member

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      That old fish sure does look new.
       
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      Nice....
       
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      Like this car..
       
    • Moparman1967

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      That thing is drop dead gorgeous! Love the color. Is it a modern car color? Or original match?
       
    • 65cudalover

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      Very very nice, some day mine will catch up to that one I hope. All it takes is money!

      65Cudalover
       
    • memike

      memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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      A super build right there so glad to see it here and WOW!! WELL BUILT AND LOOKING GOOD !! LOOKING REAL GOOD :color:
       
    • cosgig

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      Beautiful car, you should be rightly proud to show that off!! Me Likey....me Likey a lot!!! Geof
       
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      MoparPhil Well-Known Member

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      Beautiful car. Congratulations!
       
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      Yep sure is nice - congrats nice choice!
       
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