Discussion in 'On the Road' started by K8TUS, Feb 26, 2018.
1970 Chevy C10, Inline 6, three on the tree.
Four wheel drum.
Looking to buy one just like this but in rough shape. Some thing to keep me busy in the shop. Nice old truck
Not that old, but kind of rare as there was not many made in 1999 in this color. Cobra SVT, currently has 75,400 klms on it.
Putting it back on the road today after I put the summer tires and rims back on it.
"Rare" is relative. In 1969, there were 1,442 Plymouth Barracuda convertibles produced. 83 were produced w/ 340 ci (and any other options). Mine was a showroom car, w/ all other available options:
I bought mine from the original owner on 4/1/83. To date, including mine, I've seen four. One was a burned shell in a salvage yard (a coupla Canadians were eyeing it). Only 17 were produced w/ the 383 ci engine but, they weighed more and due to more restrictive exhaust, didn't make much more power than the 340. The 340 was rated 275 hp but, many believe reality was closer to 300 hp.
I checked the build numbers for mine from 1999. In Electric Green exterior and Parchment interior and rag top there was only 208 Cobra convertibles built that year.
Thanks. Being a unibody "ragged" top, only the rocker panels give strength in the middle, and they like to sag. A buddy did me a favor by tying the front and rear subframes together using rectangular tube. The chassis flexes A LOT less now. Otherwise, most other changes are bolt-ons such as electronic ignition, '70 Duster rallye wheels (w/ rears widened), larger mufflers w/ crossover, etc.
Mine is painted "Sunfire Yellow". I dunno how many '69 340-S convertibles were painted that color.
Super fun hobby, I grew up in Modesto California home town of George Lucas. We all enjoyed working on our vehicles and souping them up ( before smog laws) Had a great time. We have a Graffiti week here annually, seven days of various car shows of older hot rods, Muscle and street rods. In fact they filmed some of the American Graffiti here also. I ended up owning a repair shop for 19 years, I couldn't begin to tell you how many street rods I have worked on, its been lots of fun with good people