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"70 Cuda Mopar Magic"     1970 Plymouth Barracuda

Introduction / Overview: when I moved to Arizona from Delaware in 1990, I needed to get into the drag race scene here.  In 1994, I found this 1970 Cuda for sale in the classified ads for $1,600 without motor.  I bought it, built a mild 440 for it and went bracket racing.  From 1994 to 2000 I raced this vehicle in Team Firebird bracket races, winning one race with it in Feb. 1996, and several runner ups.  I went all the way to the final 8 cars at the Div. 7 ET Finals in this car at Las Vegas in 1998.  Best performance in this car:  12.65 seconds at 108mph.
Drivetrain: Mild 440 motor that I built with 10:1 compression and a hydraulic "purple" camshaft.  Torqueflite 727 automatic transmission with a B&M shifter and reverse valve body.  8 3/4 rear end with a big pinion snubber and super stock springs, carrying 4.10 gears.
Chassis: Stock Plymouth unibody chassis with frame connectors welded in front to back to stiffen up the whole car.  Otherwise it's a stock chassis.
Wheels and Tires: In back I have Mickey Thompson 11.5 inch wide drag slicks on Weld Racing wheels.  Up front I have Moroso Front Runners on Weld Racing wheels.
Body & Paint: Yellow paint was originally on it when purchased.  I put the "Mopar Magic" lettering on with the Chrysler logo.
Interioir: Fully gutted and then carpeted to look nice.  Only one fiberglass seat for me to sit on.  Full 6 point roll cage per NHRA requirements.  No dash, just tin.  All interior panels and roof liner are removed.
Lifestyles: Race only