1970 Plymouth Barracuda
Customer brought us their 1970 Barracuda to address some issues with it
Originally a 383 car, it's now a 440 Six Pack/Auto car.
Bench seat, column shift.. power brakes but manual steering...don't see many of these left
Swapped out the 3.23 gearing for some 3.55's. Added some beefier rims and tires, this car gonna boogie.
Customer asked us to look at strange sound from front of engine. Timing chain is hitting block, can happen to some aftermarket chains and stock blocks. Will have to replace chain or machine block. Since replacing chain is easier and cleaner than grinding the block, we'll swap in a different chain and make sure the cam isn't walking.
Customner had asked if we could convert the car to power steering. As steering columns need to be modified to do this, we removed the column from the car.
Found a power column at swap meet, and started swapping usable parts over.
Column rebuilt, just waiting on foam gasket to reinstall.
Uh oh.. after checking cam and lifters a problem was found. One lifter decided to stop rotating, which would have worn the cam out pretty quickly. Since we found it before it wiped the cam out and sent metal shavings thru the motor, saved the owner lots of time and money to clear it out.
New cam and lifters installed. Note old school trick of using welding rod to hold pushrods up until rocker shafts are installed. (Wire coat hangers work also, saves lot of hassle when putting rocker shafts on