My 69 Dart "AKA" The Blue Mutt

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  1. jcmeyer5

    jcmeyer5 Token Ford Guy FABO Gold Member

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    Is it too late to enter?
     
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    halfafish Damn those rabbits, and their holes! FABO Gold Member

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    Heck no! All you need is a dead 69 Dart and you're in the club! :D
     
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    Eh... mines not DEAD... but it is having some major reconstructive surgery.
     
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    The first step is if the car runs find something simple that needs to be done, start to fix that and take a lot of other things off the car that are in decent shape and plan to upgrade them, make sure these things disable the car for a minimum of 6 months or more

    Welcome to the club, so far dental dart is the only one who can claim success
     
  5. DentalDart

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    .... depends on what you define as successful... my car is running and driving... the brakes have been squishy again and it needs an alignment real bad...

    It also doesn't have as nearly as nice of an engine bay as yours does... or as much compression... or HP... :poke::)
     
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    Lets review - yours is running and driving

    Mines in the garage on jackstands

    end of review LOL
     
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      Well its been a sad day - for the jackstands that is, they no longer have 3000 pounds to keep them nestled tight to the ground - the Blue Mutt is alive and well - after a year of some learning how to combine multiple 4 letter words in completely different sentences, spending a shitload of money - my quest to repair a few leaking freeze plugs and replace 2 worn out strut rod bushings has come to an end, at least a bit - from all the grief and anguish there is a beast that has been born - the mutt took a couple of rides around today - there is still quite a bit of tuning to do but the car will slam you back in the seat pretty damn hard. One thing for sure I know is that the convertor in the car now is no where near what it needs, sitting at the redlights it really wants to push on the car hard to go. So in addition to the shakedown runs I am currently in my 3rd flush of water to purge out the cleaner and any residual funk that may have been floating around inside - the mini valves I installed in the block sure are cool. The mutt is gonna get the cover treatment for a bit now - Im giving my son my older truck and need to do some service and a few minor other things to take and surprise him when he is home in Utah for Christmas. Theres more to come but it will be a bit,

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        heres some new music from the day

         
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          Congrats!!! That thing looks sharp and the lil one approves of how it sounds! She was super excited when I started playing the video.

          I never noticed how clean your paint is and that tail panel sure is pretty! Did you redo it or was it already in that good of shape?

          Oh yea did I say how excited I am for you to have it "done." I also may be slightly jealous...
           
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          Daaaaayum! That's one fine sounding machine! So glad to see it out in the sunlight under its own power. :thumbsup:

          I shall soldier on as the last remaining member of the Dead Dart Musketeers. :(
           
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            @DentalDart - far from done - but done for a while - at least till I get the truck taken care of - I bought the car as you see it on the outside except for the Cragers, of course many other things you don't see in the picture

            @halfafish - I should have worked on the truck months ago but swore off all my other cars till I could drive the dart - while it can hit the streets there is still much more to do
             
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              Its going to be snowing up there soon isnt it?
               
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              man I hope there aint snow coming
               
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