This journal was put together to document both the history and the restoration of the car. The entire journal through the restoration was created after the fact. I will continue to update it as work is done or in its travels.

1967 Plymouth Barracuda - Fastback

Mothers Day - May 11, 1969 - Simi Valley, CA

This is the earliest picture I have of the car.

(that is me seen over the car)

Although it wasn't the first Mopar that I owned it was the one that defined me as MrMopar! My '67 Barracuda was given to me by my grandfather in 1985 where it served as my daily driver through 1991. Much more about the history and restoration can be found in the journal.

Enjoy, Alan

Most Recent Update


March 31, 2018

The engine assembly continues.

Mother Bear

March 20, 2018

The new timing chain arrived and was installed, perfect tension. Happy with the timing chain the work moved to the heads, my builder chose to go with new springs, retainers and locks, the machine shop used the originals. One by one the parts were replaced, pretty easy with two people. While at it the heads were blown out to clean all the machining dust. The day was wrapped up with fitting all the rings on the pistons, he chose to use a current chart for clocking the rings from what is in the service manual.

Picture Perfect

March 17, 2018

I'm in the process of doing some cleanup on the Barracuda and wanted to get some pictures of the as it was. This is ten years after the car was restored and for eight years the car was kept on the driveway under a cover.

Tight Fit

March 15, 2018

When I got the new redline tires I only got 4 till I knew if they would fit the spare tire well. Once I got the tires mounted I tried one of them in the spare tire well, well it fit but was way too tight. It took some effort to get out so I chose to get a smaller tire for the spare.


March 5, 2018

Well I bit the bullet and got the tires, just got four, will get a normal tire for a spare.

Tire Cams

March 3, 2018

Engine assembly starts and a different tire size is checked out.

Trunk Mat

March 2, 2018

The original 1967 Barracuda Fastbacks had a pebble grain trunk mat. With a little searching I found some material that was close.

I See Red

February 3, 2018

For the last couple months I have been sorting hardware from five different engines. Along with the hardware I have been collecting all the other parts needed to complete the new engine. I did find a replacement valve cover, all the red parts were given a base coat of red. Dupli-Color Chrysler Red was used but I'm not happy with it. In the past I have used PlastiKote International Harvester Red, so I thought I'd use it again, couldn't find it so I'm trying some different brand to find the one I like best.

While at it I had some parts powder coated, new plug wires, coil, voltage regulator and a bunch of other new parts were acquired.