New owner 63 Dart 170 2 door sedan

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  1. Mineallmine

    Mineallmine Member

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    Just thought I'd say hi. I recently picked up a 63 dart 2 door sedan from Nevada. I am up in Canada however. It came up here over 15 years ago and was in dry storage ever since.

    It is completely rust free and all original including the paint. The only issues are the engine had the intake taken off and the rear window and roof got damaged when the car got away from the transporters from Nevada and it rolled under a semi trailer and the ball hit the roof denting it and breaking the rear glass. The hammer and dollied out the roof pretty good. I just have to locate a rear glass.

    I already got the car running and it started really easy. All I had to doo was install the new core plugs (old ones were corroded and already removed), reinstall the starter and the intake and exhaust manifold. Car only shows 65,000 miles and I think it may be original.

    Already replaced all the rubber parts in the brakes but the rest was already new (still showing paint), got all the rubber parts for the engine and transmission ordered, new filters and tires. Just today I ordered a new tank as the old one was so filled with varnish and muck I didn't want to deal with it.

    I replaced the intake studs and have cleaned and painted the intake and breather since, but am pulling the engine to replace the torque converter seal on the transmission and will be replacing the seals and some gaskets on the engine and clean and paint the engine and engine bay while it is out.

    Looking forward to getting this on the road.

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    • Fisher

      Fisher Old Guy with a Cool car.

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      Congrats, cool little car. Welcome to the site.
       
    • abdywgn

      abdywgn dismantler

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      VERY NICE! almost like buying the car a few years after it was made it looks so solid. Look forward to you and your adventures.
       
    • halfafish

      halfafish 66 Valiant, hot-rod in training FABO Gold Member

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      Nice car! Mine is similar, a time capsule car that's almost completely original. I wonder what's up with those red wheels?? Mine had them too when I got it.

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    • vntned

      vntned Well-Known Member

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      Love the color...

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      • Slantsix64

        Slantsix64 Well-Known Member

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        Dude I wish I had a post dart! Very nice, love that cool
         
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        Slantsix64 Well-Known Member

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        What size tires you got on it? The red steelies
         
      • barbee6043

        barbee6043 barbee 6043 FABO Gold Member

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        Cool Dart!!!
         
      • Scamp Rohnda

        Scamp Rohnda Well-Known Member

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        Welcome from Minnesota.
        Really cool car! You could go any direction with it, from an
        all out restoration to a period correct drag car or just nice cruiser.
         
      • Mineallmine

        Mineallmine Member

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        Thanks for all the replies. I am looking at keeping it basic for now so I can drive it all the time. The tires are 215/70/14 rear and 195/70/14 front. Had to go smaller in the front as they would hit the fenders with the 215's. Had the rallies when I bought it but with adapters so I got lucky the day I picked it up stopped by a swap meet and found the steelies with tires on them. I rather the dog dish hubcaps.
         
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