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1972 Dodge Dart Swinger Special
Engine225 CID Slant Six w/ 1bbl Holley 1920 Carb
TransmissionTorqueFlite 904 3-speed Automatic
Factory Options
  • A/C
  • Power Steering
  • 4 Piston/Caliper Power Disc Brakes
  • AM Radio
Current Milage85,000 Miles (original)
Original Paint and Vynal Top!
More pix at the bottom

Completed Changes to the Car


  • Major Body work on passenger side
  • Stereo and Alarm
  • Replaced Leaking Stearing Box
  • Replaced both Front Calipers - Had 4 siezed pistons
  • Normal Transmission service
  • Front End Rebuild [Click Here!]
  • Power Steering Pump Rebuild
  • Wiper Arm seal replacement

Current and Future Projects


Engine:
For now I am putting a Super-Six setup on the car, I have the following parts to go on, but ran into a snag with the Exhaust -- see below
  • Super-Six 2bbl Intake Manifold
  • Throttle Kick-down linkage to match
  • Carter BBD 2bbl Carb
Shortterm future I'm going to convert the car to electronic ignition, and longterm I want to at least get a good valve job done, if not some porting and a new cam.

Exhaust:
Currently I have the stock 6-to-1 exhaust manifold and single exhaust. I was going to live with that, but It's not going to fly with my new Super-Six setup. The slant six exhaust manifolds came in three flavors of choke pocket - one with a lip, one without, and a removable choke pocket! I have the latter, and the choke for the 2bbl won't fit in it, so I have to replace it.

And as long as i'm replacing it, why not go for dutra duals? I have heard nothing but wonders from these things, and I've wanted a nice looking dual exhaust (not to mention that dual exhaust sound) as long as i've had the car. Please see my page : Slant Six Choke Styles to give you a visual.

Pictures



In the middle of replacing the front calipers and turning the roters. Isn't December (2000) in California amazing!
The Little old lady from Pasedena : my Grandma is the almost orignial owner -- she purchased the car in 1972. She stopped driving the car at the age of 91 ! Born in 1908 in South Dakota, Monica Quealy passed on in 2001.
It's a shame she didn't take better care of the car, huh?

Please notice the holy relics. Grandma used this car to go to church daily for 30+ years. One reads "Member of the Sacred Heart Auto Club". Jesus is my co-pilot. The Sony and Clifford aren't stock, but sure beat AM! The A/C is still charged with freon and can flash freeze any number of products.


The only not original piece in the interior. The front seat was recovered in the mid eighties.

The back sags a little in this picture. I recently put on new KYB shocks all around, and found the ORIGINAL OEM shocks on the rear. Explained some handling issues. Also being weighted down by an original Ply-wall tire.

I had the bumper recromed, and some other body work done to correct some minor fenderbenders that had happened in the last few years.



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