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  1. JoeSwinger340

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    Hi all. I picked up a 1969 Dart Swinger 340 Auto this summer. My first classic car and first Mopar but I’ve had the bug since I first rode in my cousin’s 1970 plum crazy Challenger 340 as a kid.

    When I bought the dart, the prior owner had installed a Strip Dominator intake and a Holley 750 double pumper without a choke. We played with timing and the carb but couldn’t tune out a bog. Based on people’s advice here, I just swapped on an Eddy RPM Airgap Intake and Eddy AVS2 800 carb. What a difference! She’s up for winter hiding from the salt, so I’m now talking some interior projects.

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    • missing linc

      missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel

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      Nice choice, welcome to the site.
       
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      • 67dartgtgo

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        Very nice Joe. I'm on the North shore.
         
      • JoeSwinger340

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        Thanks! I’m in Southie. Are there any good local car shows or cars and coffees that you’d recommend?
         
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        Welcome from the frozen tundra. Nice looking rig for sure.
         
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        • mbaird

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          Love it ! I am going with the same color scheme . But mine is a 4 sp
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          • JoeSwinger340

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            Thanks! She came from way up north in Edmonton Alberta where she was sold new. Arranging shipping across the continent and a border during COVID was tricky but well worth it.
             
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            • 67dartgtgo

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              I'm not familiar with anything in your area Joe and I'm not sure you'd want to travel as far as my area. I know there's been A Thursday night cruise at Fudruckers on rt 1 in Saugus. I frequent a cars and coffee in Newburyport and one in Hudson NH on Saturday mornings when they're active. All of the shows and cruise nights up here were cancelled this year. One of the good big ones is Skip's in Merrimac. There are a few others too. Liberty tree mall has a great one. Kitty's restaraunt in North Reading is another good one. Not as big but fun too. There are a bunch of smaller cruise nights almost every night of the week in surrounding areas when times change. Amesbury has a good show every Year as well as Newburyports invitation only once a year. I think that ones called cruisin' the 50's. We'll have to see how things turn out in the spring and hope we can get to more. We'll have to see if we can get to a few together.
              Man, I love your car.
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              • JoeSwinger340

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                • 66fyssh

                  66fyssh Don't Stop Believin' FABO Gold Member

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                  Welcome to FABO!! Beautiful car you have!! You're going to have a blast in the Spring!!
                   
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                  • Car Nut

                    Car Nut Mopar Master

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                    :welcome: aboard!
                     
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                    • 3rdLM23P9

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                      Welcome from NW Ohio. Nice Swinger.

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                      • JoeSwinger340

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                        Thanks and you too! Great taste :)
                         
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                        Did we all decide to break the rules or were Swingers available with white tops or interiors ?
                         
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                        • pa340dart

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                          I think we broke the rules
                          My 70 swinger 340 project is
                          Plum crazy black interior white vinyl top stripe delete
                          Welcome from Pa joe. Really nice car
                           
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                          • K.O. SWINGER

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                            Welcome from the web foot state! You will find the members here to be very knowledgeable with answers to any questions and or opinions you may or may not want:lol: LOL.
                             
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                            • JoeSwinger340

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                              I'm lucky enough to have my broadcast sheet and can report that my swinger indeed came with a V1W vinyl top and V8W stripe. It was built to Canadian Spec Y07, so maybe that's why?

                              Still has the original poverty spec black vinyl interior that is sadly starting to go. The guy or gal who ordered my car was not much for options--I've even got the vinyl mat instead of carpets.

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                              • mbaird

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                                Nice ! It may be a Canadian only thing . The order book for us shows no white top or interior on Swingers. My car was actually ordered R4 with black painted top .
                                 
                              • RustyRatRod

                                RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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                                Nice lookin car! Welcome aboard.
                                 
                              • 3rdLM23P9

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                                Yes, white vinyl available in 1969.

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                              • DartGTDan

                                DartGTDan 70-71 Dart GT Fan

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                                Welcome from metro-Detroit!

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                                • mbaird

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                                  I don't know why I thought different ?
                                  Glad to know .
                                   
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                                  Welcome aboard. Glad to see you brought the co pilot along!

                                   
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