Building a 68 Dart for the strip

Magnum Engine Swaps

  1. Hazard County 29

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    Well here we go. I've been taking notes from magnum swaps for awhile since the planning stages of my project. I picked up a 1968 Dodge Dart 270 as a roller originally being built to be a big block drag car at the beginning of July. The project plans started back in February when I got my hands on a 360 Magnum to rebuild. Eventually the motor will be made into a 408 stroker but for now it's getting a stock build for the sake of getting the Dart back up and running. My intent is to build a street legal drag car to drive to the track and race. Later I will be posting a list of everything ordered and picked up as well as what's left to do and purchase for the build to this point.

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    • Bobzilla

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      Are those new replacement head castings? If so, did you have the valve guides check for size before installing them?
      Looking forward to seeing more on this build.
       
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      So I took the original heads from the 5.9 to a auto machine shop local to me. They were only good for being ridiculously huge paperweights. So they ordered new castings and made sure everything was machined and ground so that the shop could put a warranty on it themselves.
       
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      • moparmandan

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        Welcome! Look forward to watching your progress!
         
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        Excellent.
         
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