133343 / 1971 Dodge Dart
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If you like Mopar power in small packages, it doesn't get much better than
this 1971 Dodge Dart. Featuring a pro built 440, drag-ready suspension and
a fully functional interior, this meticulously restored Dart strikes the
perfect balance between street and strip. At under $30k, you can have fun
blowing the doors off stock HEMI cars and still have leftover money for gas
and rear tires.
The beneficiary of a rotisserie restoration, the panels on this '71 are
solid and true. Originally a GW3 Bright White car, those panels now wear an
expertly applied coat of DuPont's Viper Red. The paint is practically
luminescent and free of any notable imperfects. Peek underneath and you'll
find that glossy paintwork extends to the floor pans. Panel fitment is far
better than what the Windsor, Ontario plant was capable of. Gaps are even
all around and doors shut with ease.
From bumpers to badging, all trim is show quality. A fiberglass AAR Six Pak
hood adds an aggressive look to the otherwise subtle Dart.
Lift the hood and you'll find a period correct 440 block that's been bored
,30 and stuffed with speed parts such as Speed Pro 10:1 forged pistons,
Clevite rods and a Comp XE284H camshaft. The 452 heads have been ported ,
polished and topped with chrome valve covers. Up top, a Holley no-choke
4-barrel carburetor sits atop a Weiand Team G intake manifold. The set up
breathes through coated under-frame headers that connect to 3" piping and
chambered race mufflers.
Backing the 440 is a JW Performance A727 Torqueflite automatic transmission
built with a reverse manual valve body, 3,400 rpm stall converter and a
Mopar SFI flex plate. A Mancini driveshaft loop keeps the custom driveshaft
in place while transferring power to the Sure-Grip equipped Dana 60.
Suspension is aided by Competition Engineering 3-way adjustable shocks up
front with staggered leafs and Mopar Super Stock shocks. At the corners,
15-inch Weld Pro-Star wheels are wrapped in BF Goodrich rubber.
Inside, a fully restored bench-seat interior retains most of its stock
charm. The Music Master AM radio is even in its original place. A Mopar
Tuff steering wheel has been added along with Auto Meter gauges that
monitor rpms, oil pressure, voltage and water temperature. Gear selection
comes courtesy of a B&M Prostick shifter.
Most Mopar builds of this quality would easily run you into second mortgage
territory. For $30k, this fully sorted Dart delivers on all fronts. If
you're looking for a badass cruiser with plenty of bite, don't miss your
opportunity to take this one home. Call, click or visit
Dyno pull of my 318 stroker (390) Dyno pull of my 318
with a 4" stroker kit, bringing the displacement to 390 cubic inches. It's
a very simple and mild street engine combo, consisting of 9.3:1
compression, a mild hydraulic cam, and bowl ported but otherwise stock iron
magnum truck heads. It made 367 HP @ 5,300 rpm, and 407 foot pounds of
torque @ 4,100 rpm. This engine is going in my 1989 Jeep Wrangler.
Special thanks to Performance Only in Delray Beach, FL for the excellent
machine work, building of the engine and tuning. Thanks to Eddie "Elvis"
Miller at The Engine Works for working the Dyno and providing tuning
1971 Flat Black Dodge Dart 360 (Mopar Crated).
Triple Black Attack: 1970 440 6-Pack 'Cuda - /BIG MUSCLE
Each and every muscle car enthusiast has that one experience that has
helped define the way in which they view the automobile. For Northern
California's John Cross that experience came by way of riding in the back
of his cousins 1970 440 6-Pack Plymouth 'Cuda when he was a kid. It was a
car that provided him with memories, stories and of course, a goal - that
being, to one day own the very car which got his engine running all those
years ago. It's now 2012, 42 years after that first faithful ride in the
very 'Cuda you're about to see. This time however it resides in John's
garage, not his cousins, which can mean only one thing... Sometimes dreams
do come true.