BY THE NUMBERS

1969 Plymouth Barracuda
Robert Bernstein, 48
Torrance, CA

Engine Type: 345ci (5.7L) Gen III Hemi
Block: factory cast iron, 2003 Dodge Ram
Bore x stroke: 3.920 x 3.580 inches
Rotating assembly: factory Gen III Hemi; cast-iron crank, 6.25-inch powdered-metal connecting rods, eutectic cast-aluminum pistons
Compression ratio: 9.6:1
Cylinder heads: factory 2003 Dodge Ram, cast-aluminum Hemi combustion chamber
Camshaft: factory 2003 Dodge Ram truck
Valvetrain: factory 2003 Dodge Ram, investment-cast steel rocker arms, 2.00-inch intake and 1.55-inch exhaust valves, stock beehive springs
Induction: factory 2003 Dodge Ram truck, nylon resin intake manifold
Throttle body: factory 2003 Dodge Ram
Engine management: factory 2003 Dodge Ram PCM with integral transmission control module
Fuel system: 2003 Dodge Ram in-tank fuel pump, returnless fuel system, factory Dodge Ram Hemi injectors
Exhaust: TTI 1¾-inch mild steel long-tube headers with ceramic coating, dual 3-inch H-pipe exhaust with Flowmaster Super 40 mufflers with axle turndowns
Ignition: stock dual-plug waste-spark system with dual coils per cylinder
Cooling: Northern aluminum radiator with shroud and dual 10-inch electric fans
Other: retrofitted 2003 Dodge Ram gauge cluster into stock dash, controlled by Dodge Ram PCM
Output: 375 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm, 345 hp at 5,600 rpm
Engine built by: Chrysler

Drivetrain
Transmission: Chrysler 545RFE five-speed automatic overdrive from 2003 Dodge Ram truck; 3.00 (First and R), 1.50, 1.00, 0.75, and 0.67 ratios
Rearend: 1968 vintage 8¾-inch rear with 4:30 Richmond gears and Sure-Grip diff with 489 carrier

Chassis
Frame: factory unitized body construction (Chrysler A-Body), modified by Blue Sky Dynamics, Torrance, CA
Front suspension: Reilly Motorsports (RMS) AlterKtion coilover independent front suspension with modular bolt-in K-member, QA1 coilover shocks, and RMS sway bar
Rear suspension: factory leaf-spring rear suspension, new replacement bushings, KYB shocks
Steering: Reilly Motorsports (RMS) rack-and-pinion conversion
Brakes: 11-inch Ford Granada rotors with GM D52 single-piston calpers, factory 11-inch B-Body drums (rear)

Wheels & Tires
Wheels: 17x8 American Racing
Tires: 235/40R17 (front) and 245/45R17 (rear) Yokohama