More Steam for Outlaw Canadian ‘Cuda!
Alberta’s Dean Branham who’s super radical 1967 Barracuda is one of Canada’s most popular and creative Outlaw 10.5 cars has received a significant engine upgrade for 2014….
Now nestled within the frame rails is a massive Brad Anderson engine (BAE) that will be equipped with a Precision Pro Mod 88 turbocharging system.
Dean, who has been steadily refining his Barracuda for a number of seasons, has coaxed his homebuilt machine to a 6.69 secs at 210 mph run so far using a more conventional Mopar-wedge head engine program in the past. But taking that motor program into uncharted territory has proven to be problematic – primarily with head gasket failures when pouring in boost. The car’s new engine design is expected to address that problem area and thus improve vastly the car’s performance.
Drag racing fans can look forward to seeing Deans’ signature bright green ‘Cuda in action again this season at Castrol Raceway (including the Rocky Mountain Shootout in September), out to B.C.’s Mission Raceway and also a return to the marquee Street Car Super Nationals out at Las Vegas in the fall.
Dean also confirmed that he would like to head East at some point this year — and is eying a possible entry for the Outlaw car “Shakedown” race at Norwalk Ohio (?!)
Posted by: Bruce Biegler