Black Wheels for the 1973 Dodge Dart

Black wheels for the Dart

October 14, 2018 BigBlockMopar 4

The wheels on the Dart have been taking a beating about every winter when roadsalt collects and eats into their paintlayer. Overtime, the wheels had become ugly and shabby looking because of that. For a [more … ]

1973 Dodge Dart at the dynocell at Ludwig Performance on 'DynoDay 04'

Dodge Dart – DynoDay #4

September 14, 2018 BigBlockMopar 0

Had the Dodge Dart on the chassis-dyno again last monday at Ludwig Performance in Hillegom, The Netherlands. This is DynoDay number 4 already! The very first DynoDay with the 318ci engine ‘managed’ a shameful 145hp [more … ]

A500/42RH OD rotating assembly

A500 / 42RH OD-unit rebuild

August 19, 2018 BigBlockMopar 0

After the transmission it was time to tackle the overdrive-unit. This unit is the 4th gear (overdrive) in the transmission, and has its own set of clutch plates. Overdrive can only be ‘selected’ with the [more … ]

A500/42RH - Parts

A500 / 42RH Rebuild project

August 12, 2018 BigBlockMopar 0

Finally received the transmission repairkit to start the planned rebuild of the A500/42RH transmission I had bought earlier. The A500 (or also known as 42RH) transmission is based on Chrysler’s ‘904’-smallblock transmission. The A500 has [more … ]

360ci 208-210psi average Cranking compression pressure

360ci Compression Test #3

May 26, 2018 BigBlockMopar 2

The first attempt to do a cranking compression test on the 360ci engine resulted in varying values simply because it was too difficult to press the tester tightly against a sparkplug hole and crank the [more … ]