29th Jul 2005, 15:59
The 73 I bought a year ago has all matching numbers, 318 and 3sp auto. Its stock and complete all the way to the wiper blades. The interior is beat, but workable and I need to find someone who understands the special shape of the rear window for tinting. All things considered, its gone from 36 months of curbside storage to daily driver with little more than an oil change and a good bath. The body is 90% straight, fairly solid and easily repaired and painted. I have upgraded to an Edelbrock 850 carb and intake, new shocks and stripped the roof. Wiring is holding up and needs to do so for the foreseeable future. The suspension is so trashed and yet so forgiving it stuns me. New radiator and hoses keep it pumping along. Drive ability is fair, its square, steel and heavy, not the plastic baskets of today. I never planned to build a Dart Swinger, but its growing on me. I like the way the kids give it a second look, even with the old (42) guy driving it. My wife loves the new Rockford Fosgate sound system and if I can find the headers I want, she'll probably never leave it at home again. She has all, but turned her back on the new Chevy truck I bought her, and takes the Dart for any excuse now. In my home town, Nova and Malibu was the name of the game, but I'm proud to own my Dart, and will run it, win or lose against any roller I meet. The solid Detroit sleds have a place in anyones line up, and have earned the right to turn heads and turn back the clock any time you fire one up!
Scott, Morgan Hill Ca.
22nd Nov 2005, 09:27
I own a 1970 Dodge Dart Custom, 318 Ci, with 3-speed automatic transmission. It was build in Switzerland for the European market. The guy before me had a lot of parts replaced to make it reliable. One of the best enhancements he made was the electronic ignition an the hi-jackers on the back.
Overall I love the car. It's drives perfectly and I specially like the design. I mean the rear window that curves to the inside, brilliant! And the front-end, really aggressive.
I feel just like Al Bundy, with my hand in my pants!!!