'68 Dodge Dart GTS
Owned by Eddie Spataro, Frostburg, Maryland
- Engine: Ed built the Mopar Mega Block into a 528 inch Hemi. Inside are 11:1 compression 4.500-inch bore JE Pistons, Oliver Nitro connecting rods, and a Mopar Performance 4.15-inch stroke crankshaft. Mopar Performance cylinder heads with Comp Cams springs and Dick Landy roller rockers are bolted on top along with a Cross Ram intake and twin 770 Holley carburetors. A Comp Cams camshaft spins inside and the exhaust is evacuated by means of 2 1/8-inch primary Hooker Headers with 4-inch collectors. This flows into a 3 1/2-inch exhaust with Borla mufflers. The ignition has been converted over to all MSD products including their 6AL controller and distributor.
- Transmission: Again, Ed's skills were put to the test as he built his automatic transmission to support the incredible power from the Hemi. It's shifted with a Hurst Promatic II shifter and features a TCI 4,000rpm stall torque converter.
- Suspension and Brakes: KYB Gas shocks provide a smooth ride to this '68 A-Body. Up front you'll find disc brakes and tubular upper control arms. Out back are 10 1/2-inch drums with Super Stock Springs. The factory Dana 60 houses a sure grip differential with stock axles and 3.54 gears.
- Wheels: Cragar SS wheels are total classics and look right at home on this late '60s muscle car. They measure 15x4 for the front and 15x8 for the rear.
- Paint and Body: Doug Arnold took care of all body repairs before he sprayed it down in black PPG base clear. An AAR Hemi hood scoop was added to draw in cool air and enhance looks. Finally, the factory white stripes were added down the side.
- Interior: Ed and Bob Willison went to work on the interior together. They completely revamped it with all new black carpet, white seat covers, and white door panels. The dash was restored and now supports a handful of accurate AutoMeter gauges. A Tuff steering wheel replaced the factory wheel. The finishing touch is the Hemi badge on the glove box.