Old Mopar tough

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  1. Dartvader440gt

    Dartvader440gt Well-Known Member

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    It's been a while since I've been here. Been on B-body mostly. Now I'm back on my A-body. I've had my 69 Dart 440/727 for about 20 years. I bought it from an ex drag racer. It's got some go fast goodies and such. I've been on and off it for years. Last time it saw the road was 2014 (the only time) then it wouldn't start and I let it sit. Well I got the itch this year. The problem was the orange box. Bought a new one, changed the oil, drained the tank and put in fresh gas and it fired right up without starting fluid. I try telling these kids today how tough the old Mopars are. Been working on it here and there. Plugs, linkage, going for new tires tomorrow etc. Well my 13 year old grandson is with me today. I took him for a little ride. You should see his eyes wide open when I just get a little on the pedal. He says his heart is pumping and he loves it and wouldn't stop smiling. He's now going to help me take apart the column so I can replace the turn signal switch. I actually have some of the younger kids telling me not to paint it. They love the patina (It's scheduled to get the body done this winter). It's racing days are long over. It's just a fun ride now. Gotta teach the young ones.
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    • RustyRatRod

      RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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      Cool car! Lots of potential!
       
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      • moparker

        moparker Well-Known Member

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        Good for you
         
      • 496 polara

        496 polara moparts id gch

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        Nothing better than beating a pretty car with an old rough looking one!
         
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        • 318willrun

          318willrun Utube channel 318willrun

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          NICE!!!!!!!! And, don't think you need to have a A-body to stop in on FABO to say "hi" :)
           
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          • sireland67

            sireland67 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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            That is a grate story, my grandkids always giggle when I stomp the petal down.
             
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            • lilfontleroy

              lilfontleroy annoyinglilLeroy FABO Gold Member

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              one word comes to mind: FANTASTIC! :thumbsup::usflag:
               
            • Dartvader440gt

              Dartvader440gt Well-Known Member

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              Thanks all.
              Got new rear tires today. Now to order some new shifter linkage. It's very sloppy. Gotta fix that.
              My grandson and his friend are kind of bummed. They wanted me to take them to a local cruise near his friends house but I just took the shifter apart.
               
            • 44070dart

              44070dart How the hell did I get this old

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              Nice car.. 440 dart what a way to begin the day .... ask me how I know:)
               
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