1973 Dodge Dart Swinger
Alright, now before a bunch of people start flipping out at me for abusing
this dart, realize its NOT your car. I won this car on ebay in 2005 for
230 bucks. And We had some fun with it, put a small dent in the door, the
ball joint went, then i sold it for 230 bucks to some dude who's gonna put
a ball joint in it, fix the rust, and possibly throw a 440 in the beast.
This dart is a stock 318 with a 904 behind it. Its nothing special, and
really rusted out. Especially the floor pans. I'm really not that big of
a fan of the body style, especially compared to the 63-66 body styles. I
really like the 64 and 65 darts. I sold my 64 dart in 2010, and still have
my 65 dart gt convertible 225 manual on the column. I got lucky and won
this car on ebay, and pretty much just bought it to use in the most fun
ways possible. We are NOT the kind of people who buy cars to restore, to
have these immaculate, shiny show pieces, that we hardly ever drive, that
we only take out so people will look at them and think, wow, that dude has
a nice car. We don't buy things so that other people think cool things
about us. we liked the car, and used it the way we like. And it did not
destroy the car. A few burn outs, locking up the brakes, a little water,
and some wobbly driving can't hurt a car. Thats one of the points of this
whole video, and something i think alot of people really need to learn.
This was a tough puppy. :)
1973 Charger 318 390 Stroker on the dyno for a quick run
318 to 390 cubic Inch Stroker Specs:
ICON Forged Flattop pistons
Forged H beam Rods
Comp Cams Thumpr Cam
Heavily Ported 340 T/A Heads
1.5 Harland Sharp Offset roller rockers
Edelbrock Performer Airgap manifold
Holley 850 Avenger Carb
Headers with 3" Custom dual Exhaust
MSD DIstributor, Coil, and Ignition Box
TCI StreetFighter 904
8-1/4 LSD rear with 4.10 gears
The engine is running high 10's low 11's compression ratio and therfore
decided to run a blend of race fuel with an octane rating near 100. After
the Dyno run I
realized that the cam is doing nothing to help the engine make power and it
was evident in the numbers. Don't get me wrong it sounds great but its not
much in the power department, but thats the cams design I guess. The car
made 301 RWHP and 331 FT LBS of Torque.
We changed the carb to a 650 double pumper and were expecting better
results since the 850 is quite large for the engine but to no avail. The
carb change only produced 2 more rwhp and 1 more ft lbs of torque. Not
worth the expense of changing it especially for what ill be using it for.
I will be changing the manifold to a single plane and the cam will be
changed for something more aggresive like comp cams XR292HR-10. Hopefully
this will get a little more power out of the sucker.
Thanks for watching
SLANT 6 Mopar or No Car!
Mopars and very attractive women.....Mopars Kicking ASS! What more can you
If you like what you hear, come and visit me at CDBaby! In case anyone is
curious, yes, I've owned tons of Mopar products! There is a SRT4 in my
driveway right now. I've had Coronet R/T's, Challenger RT, Demon's, 300's,
SRT8's, I love em all! And I have no problem with other cool Musclecars.
I even own a Buick with a V6 that is fairly quick......
However....I loves me Mother Mopar!