1972 Swinger 340CI Engine Color

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  1. Sick_Six225

    Sick_Six225 72 Dodge Dart Swinger

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    I am trying to find out what was the original engine color for a 1972 Dodge Dart Swinger with a 340CI. Is it blue or orange? Thanks a lot
     
  2. Princess Valiant

    Princess Valiant Duster specialist FABO Gold Member

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    blue .....71 and back were orange
     

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    Sick_Six225 72 Dodge Dart Swinger

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    Thanks Brother
     
  4. OldmanRick

    OldmanRick Well-Known Member

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    Since a 340 wasn't available in a 72' Swinger, it's really your choice? I believe the V8/318 car's were blue. I'd probably choose whatever looked better with your body/engine compartment color.
     
  5. Princess Valiant

    Princess Valiant Duster specialist FABO Gold Member

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    the 72 swinger was available with a 340 but in Canada only.

    I was assuming this could be one.......if you want it to look correct even if its not a 340 car then blue...the pic I posted is a 72 duster 340
     
  6. Kegan B

    Kegan B '74 Scamp.

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    '68-Red
    '69-Turquoise
    '70/'71-Orange
    '72/'73-Blue
     
  7. Jason Cunningham

    Jason Cunningham Well-Known Member

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    That's right RANI, 71 and 72 340 Dart Swingers WERE available! only in Canada. I know of about 10 or so of them in Alberta. A friend of mine has a RED, 4-speed, h-code, 72 340 Dart Swinger. It was sold new at CROSSTOWN CHRYSLER, in Edmonton. They were SPECIAL DEALER ORDERED. About 50 or so cars each for 1971 and 72. ONLY IN CANADA......EH.
     
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    OldmanRick Well-Known Member

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    I know about the Canadian cars, but his signature say it was a 225 and he's in Tenn. So I assumed it was a US built car.
     
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    Jason Cunningham Well-Known Member

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    I myself, would paint the 340 the "correct" 1972 Blue. But to each his / her own.
     
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    GDL Well-Known Member

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    I like the orange. Personally... That's what we are doing with our '72.
     
  11. Swinger340Canuc

    Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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    If you're using the correct orange trap door air cleaner it really stands out nicely against the blue engine and would be correct but what ever your choice post some pics of the way you go.
     
  12. 70aarcuda

    70aarcuda Master Hoader of SBM FABO Gold Member

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    black...black as night....as Mick sings it..
     
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