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    Scott's dart Well-Known Member

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    Well I finally did something that adds to the visual appeal of the car! I ended up getting aero racing front rims and basset rears! Basset didn't have the right offset in a 7 inch for the front and Aero didn't have the right offset in an eight for the back so a compromise was made! They're the same style rim and the only difference is the pinstripe and the sticker. I like it though! I wrapped them in some Cooper Cobras Radial Gt's. 235/60/15's in the front and 255/60/15's in the back! IMG_20181215_201230.jpg IMG_20181215_201247.jpg IMG_20181215_201309.jpg
     
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      Looks mean with those wheels and tires with the primer gray. I like it
       
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      Here I shaved the auto column to look like a manual one!(I didn't take a picture before I started so I tooke one of my parts Duster with the same column) I think it looks way more cleaned up now! I also got some Tmi pro series low back seats, I haven't taken a picture of but I do love the way feel! I would recommend them for sure!
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        So it's been quite a while since I've posted apparently! Quite a bit has gotten done but since I'm Canadian the exchange rate has kind of put me off buying parts for now!:canada: I got some TMI low backs that I really like! And I got some mexican blankets for the back seat that I also like! Lol:lol: IMG_20190530_195402.jpg The dart went to my buddy's place to get some body work and primer! The body is by no means perfect but right now it's good enough for me!
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          jambs too, I like it.
           
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          The little I did drive the car last year I noticed the transmission was making quite a bit of noise so I took it apart and replaced the synchros, counter shaft, cluster gear, and input shaft! It went fairly smooth for my first time rebuilding a transmission!
          IMG_20200124_161144.jpg I was also tired of looking at the underbite of a bumper that is the 1975 dodge dart so I decided to change it! I didn't take any pictures of the process but I pretty much cut through both tubes for the 5mph bumper, then I split and took out the small piece of inner pipe that was left inside the larger one from the cut, then I shined up both pieces so the so it was a slip fit and remounted the bumper, tucked it close and welded it in place! I also took some weight out of the front bumper!
          IMG_20200129_185014.jpg IMG_20200129_185028.jpg IMG_20200129_185040.jpg I apparently spent too much time in the gen 3 Hemi swap part of fabo and decided it was a good idea to Hemi swap the dart! The 360 wasn't running great, (most of the lifters wouldn't pump up) and I probably should've just change the cam and lifters but I wanted a Hemi so on the hunt I was! I found someone who wanted to buy the 360 for 750$ and then I found a eagle gen 3 for 100 bucks! So in one trip I sold one engine and bought another!
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          I had done quite a bit of research and what the guy was telling me lined up with what I was reading about the gen 3 wanting to flatten cams and when I pulled it apart it turned out I was right! What I didn't bank on was the PO never doing an oil change! :mad: the pistons had about half the degree of movement on the rod that they should! All in all it's still a good score for the price but now I was left without an engine for the dart!
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          So I decided to finally finish the 400 I started talking rebuilding a while ago because I thought that would be the most cost effective way to get the dart on the road this summer! It's a stock stroke, stock heads with .30 over Kieth black hypers and a Edelbrock performer air gap and I plan to buy a brawler 750 for it! I really put the carriage before the horse on this one and started building before learning about the aftermarket stroker support for these things! I wasted some money getting the old parts in usable condition but I'm sure that happens to most people getting into cars! Like I said in the previous post though I'm at a bit of a stand still because of the crappy Canadian dollar but hopefully this thing will burn some rubber this year! IMG_20200307_170412.jpg IMG_20200307_170408.jpg
           
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          Since I was putting the big block in I wanted to do the DC K frame conversion! (I didn't really want to but since Schumacher isn't making mounts I've got to take matters into my own hands! Lol here are some things I found along the way! I'm no expert but I think that's supposed to be inside the LCA a little more! :lol:

          IMG_20200416_164232.jpg and this sleeve shouldn't be removable! It had been that way for a while but the looks of how whollered out the hole is!
          IMG_20200416_150343.jpg Here's a prime example of someone before me who didn't have a Cotter pin but needed to pick up the kids in half an hour! :lol:
          IMG_20200417_113036.jpg I put the k frame upside down on the table and put some nuts under all the mounting points to clear the table and
          because I thought that would give me the best frame of reference to be able to pull measurements of the other pivot that wasn't broken!
          IMG_20200509_112537.jpg surprisingly I was able to fill the gap that had been made from the pivot rubbing really well! I felt confident it was a strong weld with good penetration!
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          IMG_20200508_160302.jpg and while I was here I decided to take some big washers and reinforce the pivots as well! It worked better than I expected and turned out good for my welding experience or lack of!
          IMG_20200509_140935.jpg IMG_20200509_145538.jpg I think I'm all caught up now! I've still got to move the motor mounts so that will happen in the next little while!
           
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