About to become a '67 Cuda convertible owner!

Old 04-09-2018, 03:47 PM
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About to become a '67 Cuda convertible owner!

Hi all,

I'm crossing my fingers that the deal I have in place comes through and I become the owner of a nice little '67 Barracuda convertible 4-speed. I believe it has the slant-6 and I will confirm tomorrow. Only minor rust and a clean interior. Not exactly sure what I'm going to do first, other than start it up and see how she goes down the road. (Think I'll check the brakes first).

Big question: How tough is it to swap out the 6-cylinder for an 8 that was offered in this style; (273, 318 or 383)? I don't need to go crazy with HP upgrade, but, just thinking that little 6-cylinder is going to leave a lot to be desired.

I'm assuming engine mounts are first on the list, though thinking that shouldn't be a big effort - the car was made to accommodate such an engine.

Assuming the 4-speed gearbox that's bolted to the current 6-cylinder is going to need some effort, if not replacement? Drive shaft? Rear end?

Maybe there's an ideal donor car I should be on the lookout for where maybe the body is wasting away, but, the power plant & drive line are good? Are there a lot of choices?

I may be driving it around "as is" for a bit until I get it all figured out --- just wanted to start the learnin' asap.

Thanks all,

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