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by Darren Beale July 16, 2020 2 min read

LIONEL DURRE is one of our latest customers to shift up to our KEITH BLACK Race HEMI® engine block. Lionel runs his own business Engine Improvements out of the beautiful coastal town of Yeppoon in Central Queensland Australia.

Lionel’s business specializes in engine builds, performance improvements, and generally in building bad-ass cars for those people just crazy enough to want insane levels of horsepower. When he first purchased his ‘68 Barracuda around two years ago it was in his words “a Grandpa spec 318 car”.

Not so much a grandpa spec car now after Lionel created it's new alter-ego.

 

Lionel Durre's Keith Black® HEMI® Powered '68 Barracuda
  • Keith Black Racing Engines HEMI Race Engine Block
  • 588 cu in.
  • 10.725 in. Deck Height
  • 4.500 in. Bore
  • ½ inch Head Studs
  • 4340 Billet Main Caps
  • +0.25 Raised 60mm Roller Camshaft
  • 48 degree lifter angle
  • 10.5:1 compression
  • 2.00 in. lifter spacing
  • Custom lifter bushed and prepped by Authorized Keith Black Racing Engines® Dealer For Hemis Only

View Lionel's ’68 Plymouth Barracuda PHOTO GALLERY HERE.

Lionel Durre's Keith Black® HEMI® Powered '68 Barracuda


Lionel Durre's Keith Black® HEMI® Powered '68 Barracuda

 

"Mostly, I just drive it around town" Lionel Durre
2400HP Turbocharged Keith Black® HEMI powered 1968 Plymouth Barracuda
Lionel Durre's Keith Black® HEMI® Powered '68 Barracuda


Lionel Durre's Keith Black® HEMI® Powered '68 Barracuda
Lionel Durre's Keith Black® HEMI® Powered '68 Barracuda

 

Lionel’s shooting to keep this as his as daily driver as well as his race car – albeit running low 7’s @ 190+ mph (the type of crazy we like). Lionel we love what you’re doing with your car and look forward to seeing more of your hard work pay off with your totally awesome ‘68.

Lionel Durre's Keith Black® HEMI® Powered '68 Barracuda
Lionel Durre's Keith Black® HEMI® Powered '68 Barracuda

View Lionel's ’68 Plymouth Barracuda PHOTO GALLERY HERE.

Lionel Durre's Keith Black® HEMI® Powered '68 Barracuda


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