Slant *        6        Forum
Home Home Home
The Place to Go for Slant Six Info!
Click here to help support the Slant Six Forum!
It is currently Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:16 pm

All times are UTC-08:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:52 pm 
Offline
2 BBL ''SuperSix''
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:11 pm
Posts: 10
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90026
Car Model: 1965 Barracuda super six
Image

I've had my '65 Barracuda named 'Salma' for 11 years now. She started out as a white 273 V8 car with red interior, console shifted 904, sway bar and sure grip 7.25". I did the bodywork and had her painted red about 5 years ago. A previous owner had swapped in an '83 hydraulic lifter Slant 6 - the opposite of what most people do, haha. By now I've replaced pretty much everything you can and added KH disc brakes, PST 1.03" torsion bars, QA1 adjustable strut rods, ESPO stock height heavy duty leaf springs, PST 16:1 steering box etc. The slant already came with electronic ignition, the Super Six setup, but no kickdown and stock exhaust, so I got a Lokar cable and had a 2.25" diameter exhaust with Magnaflow muffler installed. It runs great and it's a fun driver! I'm currently installing A/C, but it's a pain...

This is what she looked like when I picked her up in 2009:

Image

_________________
Image


Top
   
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:59 pm 
Offline
Board Sponsor & SL6 Racer

Joined: Wed Oct 23, 2002 7:57 pm
Posts: 6610
Location: Waynesboro, Pa.
Car Model: 65 Valiant 2Dr Post
Nice looking car. :D

Quote:
I'm currently installing A/C, but it's a pain...


Could you pass along some info about the A/C install you are doing. I maybe installing A/C in my sons 65 Valiant soon and would appreciate any insight you may have. What kit you used, problems encountered...etc. Thanks for any help!

_________________
2 Mopars come with Spark plug tubes. One is a highly refined, world class, racing machine. The other is a 426 CI. boat anchor!
Image
Image


Top
   
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:43 pm 
Offline
Turbo Slant 6
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2003 6:43 pm
Posts: 922
Location: SoCal
Car Model: Toad Wagon
Nice. 8)

_________________
Sex, drags, and rock & roll.
Dick, 225% crazy.
Hobby (cars, that is) Photos link


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:11 am 
Online
Board Sponsor & Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 21, 2002 11:08 am
Posts: 14613
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Car Model:
Looks like a great ride. Glad you are enjoying it and welcome to the site!

Lou

_________________
"You mean you still have a Slant 6 in that thing?"


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:31 am 
Offline
SL6 Racer & Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 29, 2003 4:42 am
Posts: 7588
Location: Vine Grove, KY
Car Model: More than I should have...
Very nice.

_________________
Rob

Drag Racing
Commentator/
Points Keeper

Image


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:28 am 
Offline
Turbo Slant 6
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 23, 2004 6:05 pm
Posts: 831
Location: Desoto Texas
Car Model: 1972 Dodge Colt
Nice car. I did the same with my 64, pulled the 273 and dropped in a 225.

_________________
Hyper_pak


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:35 pm 
Offline
2 BBL ''SuperSix''
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:11 pm
Posts: 10
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90026
Car Model: 1965 Barracuda super six
Rick Covalt wrote:
Nice looking car. :D

Quote:
I'm currently installing A/C, but it's a pain...


Could you pass along some info about the A/C install you are doing. I maybe installing A/C in my sons 65 Valiant soon and would appreciate any insight you may have. What kit you used, problems encountered...etc. Thanks for any help!


The kit I bought interfered with the fan, so I've had some brackets laser cut to move the compressor to the side:

Image

Image

Next I have to relocate the belt tensioner. Working on it... On the interior I chose a Vintage Air slimline heat/ cool/ defrost evaporator that eliminates the stock heater box.

_________________
Image


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC-08:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited