Accidental A-body newbie in Connecticut

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  1. simonwt

    simonwt Member

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    Couldn't resist picking up this project, and currently planning to restore for use by one of our teenagers, 1964 V200, with 26,000 original miles on it. Long time British car guy (being British...) but I did previously own a 71 Duster and a 75 Dart Sport (when they were new-ish), so this project is a homecoming of sorts. Looking forward to tapping into all your knowledge, after I pick the car up tomorrow from the beautiful island of Nantucket.

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    • 318willrun

      318willrun Stomper 4x4... we kept energizer in business

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      Welcome! Nice car
       
    • grimreaper

      grimreaper Cross Member

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      Welcome! That looks like a very nice find.
       
    • 383Scampman

      383Scampman Well-Known Member

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      Awesome ride and welcome . Love the gen I , A-bodies . If you fine any more like that let me know . I live in New Hampshire so it's not that far away . there is a great group of Mopar heads in Conn . they do a lot of stuff . It's called "Mopars in Motion" . Big event coming up at Papa's Dodge in New Britian , check it out . Later, Tom
       
    • petty437

      petty437 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Very nice find! Welcome, welcome.
       
    • Car Nut

      Car Nut Mopar Master

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      :welcome: aboard!
       
    • barbee6043

      barbee6043 barbee 6043 FABO Gold Member

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      Welcome, and cool find!
       
    • Pascamp

      Pascamp Well-Known Member

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      Luckily this time of year you don't have to be on standby for the ferry back to Hyannis.
       
    • sireland67

      sireland67 Well-Known Member

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      Welcome, and that looks like a great start.
      Teenage driver, 1st thing is to add disk brakes.
       
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      • Commando66

        Commando66 She's a beaut Clark!

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        Great looking car. Nice and original.
         
      • Mopar-Mitch

        Mopar-Mitch Well-Known Member

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        Welcome! From Kentucky! :welcome:
         
      • krazykuda

        krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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        Welcome to FABO.... :welcome:


        There once was a man from Nantucket..... :D
         
      • My 72 340

        My 72 340 Well-Known Member

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        Very nice car! That push button transmission takes me back to a 63 Dodge Polara I had, it had a 383 2 bbl, I swapped the intake manifold and Thermoquad from a 400 on to it, then got headers with dual exhaust installed, ran pretty darn good. But that tranny even with the stock 2bbl intake and exhaust would chirp the tires on a 1-2 upshift.

        Granted it was a rough body with lots of bondo on it, and every time I would get on it the engine would do the blue smoke thing after I bailed, so I always had oil in the trunk for it.

        Had a kid with a mid 70's Z28 pull up one time and yelled "Why don't you take that POS and drop it off at the Junk Yard and I'll drive you home" I replied, "if you can beat it, your on! If not, I'll follow YOU to the Junk Yard.

        He lost, then didn't follow through on the deal, jerk!
         
      • Dartnut

        Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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        Welcome to FABO, great lookin' car you have there!
         
      • 1969VADart

        1969VADart FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Welcome from Fredericksburg, VA.
         
      • missing linc

        missing linc Well-Known Member

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        Welcome, nice ride!
         
      • 66fyssh

        66fyssh Don't Stop Believin' FABO Gold Member

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        Welcome to FABO!!! Your teenagers should love driving that around.
         
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