FAST FACTS

1968 DODGE DART CAR OWNER: Troy Bray • Semi Val­ley, CA

Mopar Muscle - - Some Assembly Required -

EN­GINE

TYPE: 1968 426 Hemi en­gine en­larged to 472 cid

RO­TAT­ING ASSEM­BLY: Di­a­mond Pis­tons and rings, 10.95:1 com­pres­sion pis­tons

CAMSHAFT: Comp Cams camshaft: 0.540-inch lift/285 de­grees du­ra­tion, 112-de­gree lobe cen­ters

VALVETRAIN: Manley valves, Comp Cams valvesprings and ac­ces­sories

IN­DUC­TION: fac­tory Su­per Stock cross-ram in­take man­i­fold with fac­tory 770cfm Hol­ley car­bu­re­tors and vac­uum sec­on­daries

HEADS: Edel­brock alu­minum cylin­der heads, port-matched and pol­ished IG­NI­TION: Presto­lite, 29-de­gree to­tal ad­vance at 2,000 rpm EX­HAUST: TTI head­ers with 2.5-inch tub­ing and glass-pack muf­flers

DRIV­E­TRAIN

TRANS­MIS­SION: Pro Trans 727 Chrysler trans­mis­sion with re­verse man­ual valve­body

SHIFTER: fac­tory Hurst dual gate CON­VERTER: A1 10-inch di­am­e­ter style with 3,000-stall speed DRIVE­SHAFT: fac­tory style REAREND: Chrysler 8 ¾ with 3.55:1 gear­ing Sure­grip Posi

CHAS­SIS

FRONT SUS­PEN­SION: fac­tory six-cylin­der Dart tor­sion bars and stock shocks

REAR SUS­PEN­SION: re­worked leaf-spring hang­ers to place rear end in right place for max­i­mum wheel siz­ing. Rear end from B-body ve­hi­cle al­tered to move leaf spring sad­dles in to make it fit in A-body ve­hi­cle. Leaf springs al­tered by Bob Tarozzi to be light­weight, keep front end down on launch, and al­low squat in rear to aid rear trac­tion.

BODY & PAINT

primer ap­plied by World Class Paint and Body (Simi Val­ley, CA), Dupont sin­gle-stage paint tinted to look like primer

IN­TE­RIOR

SEATS: stock vinyl over re­man­u­fac­tured race seat, seat mounted on light­ened alu­minum brackets

FEA­TURES: seat­belt straps to hold side door glass up — side, rear win­dow and side wind wings glass ap­prox­i­mately ¼ thin­ner than stan­dard glass thick­ness

WHEELS & TIRES

WHEELS: 14x5.5 stamped steel (front), 15x6 stamped steel rear with ex­treme off­set

TIRES: 6.95x14 (front) and 7.75x15 (rear) Goodyear

In case you thought you were go­ing to use your Dart for gro­cery store runs back in 1968, Hurst came up with this lit­tle warn­ing la­bel to “pro­tect the in­no­cent.”

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