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    rmchrgr Skate And Destroy

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    Let's see 'em. Past, present or future.:burnout:
     
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    66 Signet,273 4 barrel ,cold a/c ,comp cams mega thumper ,dougs fenderwell headers,3:55 sure grip,driven everyday in florida with the a/c on ,and runs 13:40@104

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    ddartdude Well-Known Member

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    Here's a shot of mine.

    1966 D/Dart
    273-275HP
    5.30 spool
    Stahl fenderwell headers
    Ran a best of 12.92 @ 105 in 1966

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    rmchrgr Skate And Destroy

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    That thing rules! D/Darts are really cool little screamers, the unsung factory race cars. 12.92 is great for 1966 technology.
     
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    ramcharger Dismember

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    Damn I'm impressed!

    Pump gas?
     
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    rmchrgr Skate And Destroy

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    :toothy7:

    Anyone else?
     
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    Hey dude where did you get your Hood? Can I see a closer Pic of it?
     
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    not knowing your cam specs ,the 1966 D dart used thorley headers in most cases, a few had factory cast iron headers, cam was a solid .513 I believe 4 speed, 8 3/4 rear with 4.80 gear. I passed on an original 66 D dart for 100 bucks in the early 80s .50 made. old man owned it and worked at a convenience store and asked if I wanted to buy it for 100 bux. he kept saying this is not a dodge dart ,this is special, its a DODGE -D dart, I was a young buck and didnt know any better so I would tell him to let me test drive it just to row thru the console 4 speed. wouldnt do much over 100mph but it got there fast. my day is now ruined,lol
     
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    Saw this image on Mopar Max the other day.

    J/SA is currently a 12.75 index which would be low 12s/high 11s with 273 power.

    Looks very well done.

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    rmchrgr Skate And Destroy

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    'Nuther shot, same car.

    This is Angela Bushmaker's car.

    Very clean!

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    rmchrgr Skate And Destroy

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    OK? :dontknow:
     
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    victory273 Active Member

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    Here You go

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    rmchrgr Skate And Destroy

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    As stated in the Stock Eliminator thread - HOLY CRAP!! Just an awesome-looking machine.

    Can't wait to find out the time slips for this thing.
     
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    dart4forte FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    That car was up at Mission a few weeks ago. high $$$ operation
     
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    dart4forte FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    That car was up at Mission a few weeks ago. high $$$ operation


    74 6273 J/SA Angela Bushmaker, Auburn WA, '65 Valiant 14.011 12.75 1.261 results of the AZ race.
     
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    toolmanmike FABO Staff Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    D-Darts were production vehicles with no warranty. They weighed in at
    2946# and included quite a list of perf. parts for a factory vehicle including the following:
    Camcraft 284-495/500 camshaft with Racer brown valve springs
    modified stock intake with a model 4160 Holley carb
    Doug headers (not Doug Thorley)
    Weber clutch, Hurst shifted 833-4spd.
    4.86 gear in a 8-3/4 shure grip

    1966 Car Craft magazine track tested the D-Dart: 14.33@92.21mph
    I'm sure that with todays technology that same combination of parts
    could be tweaked to low to mid 13's. toolmanmike
     
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    rmchrgr Skate And Destroy

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    I've been following their results. They usually run better than that, mostly low 12's, like 12.1x or 12.2x. I thought I actually saw that they had run under 12 once.

    I've been told that her dad is a long-time stock racer trying to get her in the sport. Very cool.
     
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    toolmanmike FABO Staff Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    That's flyin' for a 273!! toolmanmike
     
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    rmchrgr Skate And Destroy

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    More results found on the internets:

    25 6273 J/SA Angela Bushmaker, Auburn WA, '65 Valiant 11.760
    36 6273 J/SA Angela Bushmaker, Auburn WA, '65 Valiant 12.299
    85 6273 J/SA Angela Bushmaker, Auburn WA, '65 Valiant 12.349

    Looks like low 12's normally, some clunkers like the 14.01, but 11.76 is astounding.
     
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    dart4forte FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Buddy of mine just got back from Pacific and said Angela ran a best of 11:99 this weekend
     
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    rmchrgr Skate And Destroy

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    Awesome! They have that car running pretty well.
     
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    dart4forte FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    I'm sure dad has a lot of input into that car. Angela is about 20 or 21 so she has a great career ahead of her. Dad is a pretty cool guy. I got a mechanical SW Tach and cable from dad which my buddy brought back for me to use on the Dart.
     
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    So dart4forte - I guess you know these guys a little? They sound like a very cool family. Hope I can build a stocker for my boy one day!

    Would like to see more images of the car if possible or at least hear more about it if you have the info.
     
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    Just getting mine finished up.
     
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    I've got some virgin 273 stuff if anyone is thinking along these lines. Blocks, heads, I think I even have a 4bbl intake.

    I thought these pictues were cool. If the folks here start making some noise, there's gonna be some pissed-off 283 Nova racers!

    On the other hand, anyone know where I can find a Valiant or Dart wagon? The 106" wheelbase with the overhang should make a kick butt race car..................

    ESAVALIANT.jpg

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