Fans of American muscle cars of the 1970s will probably never forget him, because he was one of the most formative figures of this era, along with the Dodge Charger. The Plymouth Cuda, which was officially only known as the high-performance variant of the third generation of Barracuda, will always be remembered as the brother of the Dodge Charger, even if the Plymouth brand name is long gone and the brand was crushed in the early 2000s. This Cuda, who from Thomas Ranft was modified after its arrival in Germany, and is doing its rounds in this country, has already been modified in the states, and already wore one when it was imported 440 cu.in. V8 engine with quadruple carburetor under the hood. The car ran off the assembly line with a comparatively tame one 198 cu. in.-in-line six-cylinder gasoline enginethat somehow didn't go well with the muscle car.
Restored baby with sports optics.
After a few years, however, the cylinder head gasket of the 440 engine was over, which is why it was decided to use one Engine overhaul with power upgrade to be carried out on the engine. Thus, the Cuda came to its current engine, which from scarce 8,3 liter displacement stately 588 hp and 865 Newton meters of maximum torque tickles out. The fully restored Car, which has a front axle carrier A-Arms from QA1, as stabilizers Received on the front and rear axles was also new lacquered und mit black contrasts discontinued. The bright orange that now adorns the body looks contemporary and, in our opinion, goes perfectly with the classic muscle car.
The rims are 15 inch steelies, on the Galaxy R1 radial tires in the format 215/70 R15 at the front, as well as slippers of the same type in the format 275/60 R15 on the rear axle. The front axle ensures decent deceleration values Four-piston fixed callipers with perforated brake discs with a diameter of 312 mm, as well as on the rear axle Four-piston fixed calipers with perforated brake discs, but their diameter is only 280 mm amounts to. Incidentally, the entire braking system comes from the company Wilwood, and is often used in Restomod projects.
In the interior everything remained largely standard.
The restoration did not involve any major changes in the interior. Only Autometer auxiliary instruments for oil pressure, water temperature and voltage found their way into the classic Plymouth.
V8 monster with self-made stainless steel exhaust system!
As already mentioned above, the engine delivers a whopping 588 hp and 865 Newton meters of maximum torque. This was made possible by a so-called Stroker Kit, which the displacement to fabulous 8,3 liter has enlarged. In addition, the inner workings of the engine have been strengthened in order to be able to manage the enormous forces. Edelbrock aluminum cylinder heads, sharp camshafts, a freely programmable EFI injection system and a Custom exhaust system made of stainless steel also found their way. The standard three-stage automatic was replaced by a GM TH700 four-speed turbo hydramatic replaces which with the help of a special TCI automotive kits was coupled to the Chrysler unit. The performance is probably out of this world, and even a slight pressure on the accelerator pedal makes the rear tires smoke. It would be interesting to know what times this monster achieved on the quarter mile.
Our Summary about this Plymouth Cuda:
A fascinating project that seems out of the ordinary in the age of e-mobility and downsizing. It's nice that something like this still exists today. If we get more information about the changes, there will of course be an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply take ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
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1970s Plymouth Cuda from TR-Carstyling with 505-cu.in.-V8.
Photo credit: TR car styling
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