Early A-body trivia!

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  1. 65dartcharger

    65dartcharger FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Facts for 65 Dart!

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    • sgrip65

      sgrip65 66 Dart GT 273, 65 Dart GT 273 HiPo FABO Gold Member

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      Ulf. I see on your post that the 65 Dart had 22 pounds of plastics. I wonder how that compares with the cars today? Thanks for posting this.....interesting. Not to far to the Nationals....will be attending this year with 65 Dartman. sgrip65
       
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      • fig

        fig Well-Known Member

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        Cool info, thanks!
         
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        • pishta

          pishta I know I'm right....

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          27 lbs of lead..Where? And almost 1.5 gallons of paint/coating.
           
        • bigaadams

          bigaadams Well-Known Member

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          I would think you find that lead on the aft part of the car....where the roof meet the quarter and don't forget the battery! Paint/coating....lots and lots of body sealer on the floors, trunk and inner fenders....it all ads up and was that wet or dry weight on the paint....and this day and age, you might have lost a bit of steel weight due to tin worm activity....but I am sure it is more than offset by rat turds and nesting.
           
        • RustyRatRod

          RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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          I can certainly and recently vouch for THAT!
           
        • stretch

          stretch I cut my cars!

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          157#'s of fluids? That seams a bit high doesn't it?

          Gas weighs about 6# per gallon. 18 gallon tank?
          A 50/50 mix of anti freeze weighs about 9.33# per gallon. 4 gallons?
          10W30 motor oil weighs about 1.6# per qt or 6.4# per gallon.
          80W90 gear oil weighs about 1.75# per qt. or 7#per gallon.
          Dot 3 weighs about 2# qt.

          Add in the battery acid and washer fluid and I guess it is plausible.
           
        • pishta

          pishta I know I'm right....

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          ah yes, the battery....Doh! The bucket seats weight a ton.....
           
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