Jim BlackmoreJim loves performance Pentastars so much he named his dog Mopar. When the opportunity arrived in 1989 to purchase a factory four-speed, bench-seat, ragtop Dart for only $650, Jim jumped at it. The drop-top Dart GT was restored in time for the '92 Mopar Nats, where it was raced as well as shown. During the restoration, the original 318 was replaced with a '73 340 rebuilt to earlier 340 high-compression specifications. Jim says he drives his pride and joy about 1,500 miles a year.
Strip SpecsOwner: Jim BlackmoreYear/Model: '68 Dart GT convertibleRace weight: 3,550Curb weight: 3,370Engine: '73 340 .030-inch overCompression ratio: 10.0:1Heads: J 915 castings, bowl portedIntake: Edelbrock PerformerCarb/Jets: 650 Holley double pumper, 76 primary, 80 secondaryCamshaft: Crane hyd with .474 lift, 292 advertised durationIgnition: MP Electronic with 34 degrees at 2,500Exhaust: Manifolds with 2 1⁄2-inch exhaustTrans: A-833 four-speedClutch: Stock 10 1⁄2-inchShifter: Hurst Competition PlusRear: 8 3⁄4, 3.23 Sure GripBrakes F/R: 10-inch drumsWheels F/R: 14x5 RallyeTires F/R: 235/60R, 50 psi, 28 psiShocks F/R: StockSafety mods: Driveshaft loopInterior mods: Stock bench (blue)Exterior mods: GTS hoodPaint: Light Blue MetalicBest e.t. prior to event: 14.90 at 95 mph