View Full Version : Newbie with '68 440 Dodge Dart Vert

09-09-2007, 08:32 PM
Hey guys, looks like a great site. Room for more Mopar guys here?


Ralph LoGrasso
09-09-2007, 08:55 PM
Welcome to the site, John. Nice Dart!

fast Ed
09-10-2007, 10:18 AM
Welcome, very nice A-body. I almost chose the same Konig wheels for my Cougar. :)

Ed N.

09-10-2007, 10:29 AM
Room for more Mopar guys here?

only if you show a picture of the engine!:razz:
I love those early darts, real nice.

09-10-2007, 11:54 AM
Oh now that's just sweet! Cool car! Welcome to the site.


09-10-2007, 05:44 PM
Engine Pics - as requested

09-10-2007, 05:52 PM
Fast Ed,

I'm real happy with the Konig wheels. They had the right offset. The wheel you did go with look great, but I especially like your hood ornament... :)

I had a '92 T-Bird SC and loved it - very stable high-speed car...

09-10-2007, 05:52 PM
awww, man, an aluminum headed 440 dart? sign me UP!
of course, we now want to see a 6 pak on there, right?

09-10-2007, 05:59 PM
Here's some other pics before I lowered the rear end. It has Ford SVT discs.

09-10-2007, 06:40 PM

Thanks... No, just a Performer RPM with a 750.

I'm actually just in stage 1 on the engine. The thing is already a beast. I have the frames tied together, but with much more h/p, (turbo dream...) I'm concerned with twisting it in half (not to mention safety), so I'm thinking about a 6 point roll bar.

I don't want to screw up the looks, so I'm thinking about a custom bar, something like what they did on the Project Prodigy Camaro.
That's the best roll bar treatment I've seen...

I know a lot of people hate roll bars in verts, but if I was worried about what other people think, I would have done a lot of things different.

Thanks guys,

09-11-2007, 04:07 AM
I'm cool w/ bars in ragtops, you have to do something to keep it straight.
I've just got a thing for 440+6, 'course a RPM on there is STILL cool. nice job!

David Sloan
09-11-2007, 04:38 AM
Welcome to the site.
Good to have some more Mopars here.

09-11-2007, 07:43 AM
Killer boots man. 440 in a Dart? Sounds like a good time.