1968 DODGE DART GTS CAR OWNER: Ron and Brenda Merkel Le­banon, PA

Mopar Muscle - - Day 2 Dart -


TYPE: 340ci LA Se­ries small block BORE X STROKE: 4.07 (bore) x 3.31 (stroke) BLOCK: 1968-vin­tage 340 Chrysler

RO­TAT­ING AS­SEM­BLY: orig­i­nal forged crank, stock con­nect­ing rods, dou­ble roller tim­ing chain, Speed-pro forged pis­tons

COM­PRES­SION: 10.35:1

CYLIN­DER HEADS: 1968 340 X cylin­der heads, Fer­rea 6000 se­ries valves heads resur­faced by Ham­maker En­ter­prises (Grantville, PA)

CAMSHAFT: COMP Cams XE274H camshaft, .488-inch lift, 274/286 du­ra­tion

VALVETRAIN: COMP Cams rocker arms, pushrods, 99516 valvesprings, hy­draulic lifters

INDUCTION: Edel­brock 1405 Per­former 600cfm car­bu­re­tor, Edel­brock LD340 in­take

OILING SYS­TEM: Melling oil pump, stock orig­i­nal oil pan

EX­HAUST: TTI head­ers and 2.5-inch H-pipe, Flow­mas­ter muf­flers

IGNITION: MSD ignition sys­tem COOL­ING: 1968 re­stored orig­i­nal ra­di­a­tor

EN­GINE BUILT BY: Ham­maker En­ter­prises (Grantville, PA)


TRANS­MIS­SION: 1968 vin­tage Torqueflite three­speed au­to­matic built by Allen Kohr at Kohr’s Truck & Auto Ser­vice (Fred­er­icks­burg, PA)

CON­VERTER: TCI 12-inch con­verter, 1,800-stall SHIFTER: stock DRIVE­SHAFT: stock REAREND: stock 8¾ rear, 3.55:1 gears


FRONT SUS­PEN­SION: stock shocks, new fac­tory tor­sion bars

REAR SUS­PEN­SION: stock, re-arched orig­i­nal springs, stock shocks

STEER­ING: re­built stock man­ual box FRONT BRAKES: stock drum brakes REAR BRAKES: stock drum brakes


WHEELS: 14x6 (front) and 14x7 (rear) Cra­gar SS

TIRES: P215/70R14 Bf­goodrich Red­line ra­di­als (front); P225/70R14 Bf­goodrich Red­line ra­di­als (rear)

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