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    Posted: October-19-2017 at 1:09pm
Hi - Newbie here, Will shortly be bringing from Indiana to NC a 1967 Barracuda SS.
I know you've all heard it before, but what makes the difference in HP (210 vs 235) on the Chrysler 318ci engine?
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1967 most likely has the Poly head 318? Later LA head engines were rated for more HP/Weighed less.

Poly parts are getting pretty hard to find so good luck if that's what you own.
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Scott,
Welcome to CCfan and when you get the Cuda, make sure you post pictures. We want to hear and see all about it.


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Originally posted by phatsat67 phatsat67 wrote:

1967 most likely has the Poly head 318? Later LA head engines were rated for more HP/Weighed less.

Poly parts are getting pretty hard to find so good luck if that's what you own.

'67 was a split year between the poly and LA/LM.

There were 210hp and 235hp flavors of the poly, as well as 210hp and 225hp flavors of the LA/LM 318. We'd probably need to know which you have in order to comment.
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is boat complete? if you need some parts i may have some.
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The boat is all original and complete except the 318 engine that was swapped out 10 years ago. Only thing at this time I see missing is the driver side wind shield wing. Also I'm looking for the 2 chrome vents that go under the bow light which were never factory installed and glass never cut out. Thanks for offer!
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Originally posted by Fiberglassic Fiberglassic wrote:

Also I'm looking for the 2 chrome vents that go under the bow light which were never factory installed and glass never cut out. Thanks for offer!


Sounds like you have a short hull Cuda which means it's a 1965 and is not supposed to have the vents cut out.
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According to the January 1967 issue of motorboating magazine the popular 210 hp Chrysler got the new lighter weight block that year and switched to the wedge shape combustion chamber (became the LA as mentioned by Zach above) and it was available in a high compression 235hp version.

So the difference between the 210 and 235 was compression at least on the later engines... I suspect also the same on the poly engines. The 235 polys are peppy based on my limited experience... my poly is a pitiful 210 sadly... it will need a sticker upgrade at least if it is to push the monster sized boat it came in.
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No definitely a 1966 or 1967 and glass would need to be cut out and chrome vents installed. I verified it thru this site looking at all 1966-69 Barracuda's that not all of these boats had the vents installed but the area is there to do so. I figure maybe a factory option?? See the same thing from the following URL to this sites Diaries. http://correctcraftfan.com/diaries/details.asp?ID=7088&sort=&pagenum=3
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Originally posted by Fiberglassic Fiberglassic wrote:

No definitely a 1966 or 1967

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How did you determine the year of your Cuda?
Originally posted by Fiberglassic Fiberglassic wrote:

glass would need to be cut out and chrome vents installed. I verified it thru this site looking at all 1966-69 Barracuda's that not all of these boats had the vents installed but the area is there to do so. I figure maybe a factory option?? 3

How do you know the years of the Cudas you looked at are correct?
No, the vents are not a factory option.


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Is the vent "plumbing" there, i.e some sort of air box and tubing behind the foot board to the bilge, or are you going to add that or are you just interested in deck "cosmetics"?
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Strictly for cosmetics. It appears the engine forced air and breather cowls are midway down the deck on each side of the engine. I believe the boat looks 100% more awesome with those 2 shiny chrome vents right up close to her nose!
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Originally posted by Fiberglassic Fiberglassic wrote:

Strictly for cosmetics. It appears the engine forced air and breather cowls are midway down the deck on each side of the engine. I believe the boat looks 100% more awesome with those 2 shiny chrome vents right up close to her nose!


that's a valid opinion... I would just stick a couple one with some 3m vhb double sided tape then if some originality freak wanted to remove them 80 years from now they would have no holes to fill
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I think they look better with the vents, too, but it's a '65 and that's how they were made. It's also called a short hull which has a different deck than the 66+ Cudas. There are quite a few in the diaries that are mis identified by year due to Correct Craft putting the year that the boat was sold as the model year on the bill of sale, and not the year of manufacture.
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