progress on my Golden Commando "tribute" race car

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  1. hemidart1

    hemidart1 Well-Known Member

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    the car I'm building is a tribute to the Golden Commandos-it's a '66 Canadian Valiant(US Dart) that I've done up like the D/Darts but put in a Plymouth style. Anyhow I got the motor/tranny in yesterday and i'm real close now. Just have to drop in the new rear end(which is ready to go) and hook up the fuel lines and wiring harness and put the master cylinder back in and a few small things in the engine compartment . hope you like it.
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  2. IndianaDodge

    IndianaDodge Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!

    Jason
    1971 Dart
     
  3. hemidart1

    hemidart1 Well-Known Member

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    thanks! it came out pretty good considering we painted it in my garage!

    it's come along way from this in just one year-it's all in the vision!
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  4. moparlee

    moparlee 64 Valiant

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    Killer.

    Lee
     
  5. Woodys_Cuda

    Woodys_Cuda Ontario, Canada

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    The car looks great!!
     
  6. Keith Mopar

    Keith Mopar Mopar Nut

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    WOW, what a great looking car, and to top it off, an even better looking motor!
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    Overdrive Entropy User

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    What type of scoop are you using? I'd like to find something similar for my '65 Valiant. Very nice job!
     
  8. mullinax95

    mullinax95 Well-Known Member

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    Wow!

    I Like That!
     
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    moparwedden Well-Known Member

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    Wow!
     
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    moparwedden Well-Known Member

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    Very Very Nice. I Love The Headers That Match The Rest Of The Car.

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  11. cavemanmoron

    cavemanmoron Well-Known Member

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  12. hemidart1

    hemidart1 Well-Known Member

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    Hamilton Motors was the original sponsor of the Golden Commandos-and they didn't sell Chevies back then!
    The scoop is a '67 RO hemi scoop.
     
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    70dart Well-Known Member

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    Nice car, that is one clean engine compartment! Awesome job looks great!
     
  14. 65dartcharger

    65dartcharger Dart Charger 273 Historian FABO Gold Member

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    Great job! It's just like looking in a motor magazine from the mid sixties. Beautiful!
     
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    Tadjou Well-Known Member

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    That is way cool!
     
  16. daves66valiant

    daves66valiant 68 Dart 340/727:66 Signet Vert 340/5spd: 68 D100

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    that is really cool. i dig it
     
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    64ragtop Well-Known Member

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    But the headers should be DOUG's!!! The original DOUG built the underchassis headers for the "D Darts"!!!

    But then I've always hated cutting fenderwells And it's YOUR car!!!
     
  18. hemidart1

    hemidart1 Well-Known Member

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    The fenderwells were already cut when I got the car-somebody was planning to make a race car but got only as far as cutting the innner fenders and gave up(they did absolutely nothing else to a completely original car) .
    so I had no choice when it came to headers!
     
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    64ragtop Well-Known Member

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    After reading some extensive coverage of the D-Dart program that I found, I wanted to chip back in to say that the headers are not an issue with me as far as being "correct". The Stock class rules of the day did allow any headers, and the references I found did state other headers were used. I think you're building a truly cool car there, not unlike one I have planned. My dream is to build a '64 Dart painted "taxicab" yellow and striped like Bill "Maverick" Golden's '64 Hemi Superstocker from the days before the Little Red Wagon. Maverick never had a Dart racecar, so what I want to build is what I can afford to offer tribute to a truly nice guy that I had the pleasure of meeting at a long gone Dodge dealership in Port Arthur, Texas and seeing drive at the long gone Golden Triangle Drag Strip. Just a car to say "Thanks for the memories, Bill." Which it seems is pretty much what you're doing. All the best!
     
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