Car Features: Bryan Flach and his 1968 Plymouth Barracuda

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We recently caught up with Bryan Flach, the winner of our 2021 RacingJunk Month of May Virtual Car Show. We wanted to find out a little more about Bryan and his drop-dead gorgeous 1968 Plymouth Barracuda! RJ: How did you first get into the hobby? Bryan: My parents used to drop my late brother and me off at Laplace dragway in Laplace, LA, when I was 10 and my brother was 12. We’d spend the day roaming the pits, checking out the cars, etc. That was the start of my interest in muscle cars and drag racing. I’d always liked the Hemi Cudas of Sox & Martin, Steve Bagwell; Eddie Smith’s West Virginia Hemi was always clean as well. Always liked the fastback and found this one via the internet in Ohio. The original plan in 2007, was to turn it into a ‘69 model and run it in stock eliminator with a 340 small block. My Dad fell sick and passed away in 2009. The stocker plan never went any further and I hardly used the car for the next few years. In 2015, I contacted Ken Pierce of Karsunlimited, inc.,in Hattiesburg, Ms and shared my thoughts and numerous notes and parts lists with him. He and his crew took about a year and a half on the car, and it turned out exactly the way I wanted.
RJ: Tell us about the Barracuda! Bryan: I like my Barracuda and am planning some engine upgrades;( new, forged pistons, rods, cylinder head work, and either a Lenco or clutchflite.) I haven’t taken it to the track yet, but it spins the tires in almost every gear, so it’s a matter of getting it to hook, which is nothing a set of slicks wouldn’t cure. The first cruise night I took the car to, it won “the people’s choice award,” and it usually garners a fair amount of attention at various shows and gatherings.
Specs: 1968 Plymouth Barracuda fastback -  Mist Green Metallic Engine: 2008 Mopar Gen 3 6.1 Hemi, Stock bottom end ,Milodon pan & pickup Comp cams hydraulic roller cam and lifters,beehive springs .547”; 550”lift int./exh. Duration @.050”  224*int. / .228*exh. Whipple supercharger Liquid intercooler Griffin radiator with fans Holley EFI , painless wiring harness Tti headers with electric cutouts Suspension: RMS front end, tubular a-arms, power rack & pinion, Viking adjustable shocks Line lock Wilwood disc brakes, master cylinder Street lynx coil-over rear suspension, Viking adjustable shocks Interior: 6 point competition engineering roll bar with 2 swing outs Corbeau GTS2 seats TCI shifter 5 point belts Vintage air ac Boost, oil pressure, water temp. gauges, tach Drivetrain: B&M 2800 stall speed converter Rebuilt 727 trans.,manual valve body Gear Vendors overdrive unit 8 3/4” Posi rear end,3.55:1 ring and pinion Wheels&tires: Mickey Thompson 12.5” x 28.5” x 15 “street radials-rear Goodrich 205 65r x15” - front Billet Specialties rims
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Car Features: Bryan Flach and his 1968 Plymouth Barracuda

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We recently caught up with Bryan Flach, the winner of our 2021 RacingJunk Month of May Virtual Car Show. We wanted to find out a little more about Bryan and his drop-dead gorgeous 1968 Plymouth Barracuda!

RJ: How did you first get into the hobby?
Bryan: My parents used to drop my late brother and me off at Laplace dragway in Laplace, LA, when I was 10 and my brother was 12. We’d spend the day roaming the pits, checking out the cars, etc. That was the start of my interest in muscle cars and drag racing. I’d always liked the Hemi Cudas of Sox & Martin, Steve Bagwell; Eddie Smith’s West Virginia Hemi was always clean as well. Always liked the fastback and found this one via the internet in Ohio. The original plan in 2007, was to turn it into a ‘69 model and run it in stock eliminator with a 340 small block. My Dad fell sick and passed away in 2009. The stocker plan never went any further and I hardly used the car for the next few years.

In 2015, I contacted Ken Pierce of Karsunlimited, inc.,in Hattiesburg, Ms and shared my thoughts and numerous notes and parts lists with him. He and his crew took about a year and a half on the car, and it turned out exactly the way I wanted.


RJ: Tell us about the Barracuda!
Bryan: I like my Barracuda and am planning some engine upgrades;( new, forged pistons, rods, cylinder head work, and either a Lenco or clutchflite.) I haven’t taken it to the track yet, but it spins the tires in almost every gear, so it’s a matter of getting it to hook, which is nothing a set of slicks wouldn’t cure. The first cruise night I took the car to, it won “the people’s choice award,” and it usually garners a fair amount of attention at various shows and gatherings.



Specs:
1968 Plymouth Barracuda fastback -  Mist Green Metallic
Engine:
2008 Mopar Gen 3 6.1 Hemi, Stock bottom end ,Milodon pan & pickup
Comp cams hydraulic roller cam and lifters,beehive springs .547”; 550”lift int./exh. Duration @.050”  224*int. / .228*exh.
Whipple supercharger
Liquid intercooler Griffin radiator with fans
Holley EFI , painless wiring harness
Tti headers with electric cutouts

Suspension:
RMS front end, tubular a-arms, power rack & pinion, Viking adjustable shocks
Line lock
Wilwood disc brakes, master cylinder
Street lynx coil-over rear suspension, Viking adjustable shocks

Interior:
6 point competition engineering roll bar with 2 swing outs
Corbeau GTS2 seats
TCI shifter
5 point belts
Vintage air ac
Boost, oil pressure, water temp. gauges, tach

Drivetrain:
B&M 2800 stall speed converter
Rebuilt 727 trans.,manual valve body
Gear Vendors overdrive unit
8 3/4” Posi rear end,3.55:1 ring and pinion

Wheels&tires:
Mickey Thompson 12.5” x 28.5” x 15 “street radials-rear
Goodrich 205 65r x15” - front
Billet Specialties rims



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Car Features: Bryan Flach and his 1968 Plymouth Barracuda

Car Features: Bryan Flach and his 1968 Plymouth Barracuda

Car Features: Bryan Flach and his 1968 Plymouth Barracuda

Car Features: Bryan Flach and his 1968 Plymouth Barracuda

Car Features: Bryan Flach and his 1968 Plymouth Barracuda

Car Features: Bryan Flach and his 1968 Plymouth Barracuda

Car Features: Bryan Flach and his 1968 Plymouth Barracuda

Car Features: Bryan Flach and his 1968 Plymouth Barracuda

Car Features: Bryan Flach and his 1968 Plymouth Barracuda

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