Fast Facts

1966 Dodge Dart
Owned by: Dan Clark, Stone Mountain, Georgia

Mopar Power

  • Engine: Despite the temptation to slip in a newer 360 crate engine, Dan stuck with what he had. He rebuilt the 273 back in 2003. The factory cast-iron intake supports an Edelbrock carburetor, and a dual-point distributor lights the fire. Finally, the factory manifolds send the gas out the back of the car through a stock, replacement exhaust.
  • Transmission: A console-mounted shifter works the gears in the 904 box that Dan rebuilt.
  • Rear: The small but adequate for this application 7-1/4 rear features 3.23 gears, and is bone stock.

Sure Grip

  • Suspension: Rebuilt to factory specs with the help of Just Suspensions.
  • Brakes: Manual 10-inch drums. Apparently after 180,000 miles, they work just fine.
  • Wheels/Tires: Classic 14-inch Cragars with 205/70-14 and 215/70-14 radial tires cushion the bumps.

High Impact

  • Paint/Body: After Dan handled the body work challenges, the bright red shiny stuff was applied by Rosebud Collision in Snellville, Georgia.
  • Interior: With the help of Legendary Interiors and Year One, Dan has brought the interior back to as new in regards to appearance.