'69 Plymouth Barracuda notchback
Posted 07 July 2010 - 05:05 PM
Used the AMT ex-MPC 1969 Barracuda block with top end parts from an AMT 1969 GTX, including the Edelbrock intake and Holley six pack set up. The GTX kit will also surrender the front drive belts and accessories. The GTX kit parts have more detail than the 40+ year old MPC tooled parts. The distributor cap is from Reps and Mins of MD painted tan to replicate an Accel unit. Sharp eyes will notice the Fel-Pro Blue intake gaskets.
Posted 08 July 2010 - 03:45 AM
Posted 08 July 2010 - 04:03 AM
Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:55 PM
good to see some one else's bench is like mine ....LOL
Posted 10 July 2010 - 11:46 AM
Posted 10 July 2010 - 07:39 PM
I'll have the MSD / ACCELL stuff in rte 2U Monday
Posted 11 July 2010 - 03:52 AM
Posted 11 July 2010 - 05:22 AM
I am loving this build. So far, every detail is looking A-1. That is why the distributor/plug wires not being routed in the proper firing order is KILLING me! Everything else on this build is just so nice....why slack there?
Sorry to disappoint you on the plug wires. Like metal axles, that's how I roll. People that know me well understand that. I build for myself first and second, once the finished product is on the shelf, they will never be seen again. Glad you like it otherwise.
Marc @ MPC Motorsports
Posted 11 July 2010 - 07:26 AM
Posted 11 July 2010 - 07:48 AM
Posted 11 July 2010 - 06:10 PM
Photo etched gas cap from Mr. Model in Brazil.
The 1969 annual rear valance with exhaust tips and backup lites comes with the body. These details have been missing since the annual.
I painted the vent window frames flat black to de-emphasize their presence. Bandit Resins provides vacformed glass, but I elected to make my own glass. Front windshield is .010" clear PVC. Vent glass and rear window is .010" smoke tinted PVC.
Next up...interior and engine compartment then final assembly.
Posted 11 July 2010 - 08:49 PM
I might've done the drip rails in black but just as likely I'd've sanded them off. Any car that fast, they wouldn't matter anyway! Same thing with the door handles...
Then again, you actually FINISH cars, and I don't seem to... so you probably need no suggestions from me, huh?
Your car reminded me of an experience with my '67 Barracuda 'vert in the mid-70s in Valdez, Alaska when I was but a mere child... I'd been laid off again from the Pipeline, and bought the car from its original owner, who was getting married and moving to Oregon, for a whole $170! Fairly clean, 318TF, decent car except that the drivers door was mashed in about a foot at the center and didn't open and had no glass...(No workie in a town that gets 306" of snow in a year...)
Car ran great so I drove into Anchorage one weekend, encountered a small junkyard, they had a hardtop in the same light yellow good door for a whole $15. Six bolts off, six bolts on, great except the window had that cool curve at the rear. wind and water leaks, yes, but a vast improvement...
Funny how I had all my COOL cars way back when they were cheap!
Edited by Rick R, 11 July 2010 - 08:52 PM.