Fast Facts'69 Dodge Dart GTTroy SnyderYork, PA
Mopar PowerEngine: the original 318 was pulled out by prior owners Tom and Scott Smith; the Dart now features a fortified '72-vintage 360 that Scott built himself. Punched out .060, the stock crank swings Milodon Super Series rods and mild 8.8:1 Federal Mogul Hypertech pistons in the bores. The cam is a Comp hydraulic version, moving Mancini stainless steel replacement valves in the OEM heads. The stock 360 intake and an 800-cfm ThermoQuad span the distance between them, with tti ceramic-coated headers and exhaust handling the dump chores. A Mopar Performance mechanical distributor and Mallory fuel pumps round out the engine.Transmission: A 904 TorqueFlite reworked for power, with a Turbo-action valvebody and a 2,800-stall Mopar Performance converter.Differential: Good old 742 banjo 8.75 with a 3.91 cog and Sure Grip.Horsepower and Performance: Guesses are 320 off the crank
Sure GripSuspension: Nothing super gnarly here, but Competition Engineering front shocks, Super Stock springs with MP rear shocks, and a set of frame connectors get the job done.Brakes: All OEM parts, with four-piston discs up front and factory drums at the back.Wheels: Custom-made 17-inch Intro Matrix on a 4-inch bolt circle.Rubber: Yokohama H4S: 215/50-R17 under the nose; 225/55-R17 off the rear.
High ImpactBody: Scott Smith gets credit for getting the car into shape.Paint: Smith also did the gun work using Glasurit Aquatone Blue. It still looks great even after seven years.Interior: The most modified section of the car features design and embroidery work done by Rob Stifley (Embroidered Image, York, Pennsylvania). Credit for the dash panel, stereo installation, and sound system goes to Bob Roland. Lee Gorrera at New Image Upholstery reworked the front seats from a B-Body, did the recovering of all surfaces with Z-tone Ultraleather pieces, and assembled what you see here. The trunk was already done by the Smiths, but Troy had it redone in the colors shown here.
Best Performance: To date, a 13.66 at 104 (with 14-inch rims and 2.76 gear)