Recently I decided to have a look at improving the lighting on the ’73 Dodge Dart. Starting out slowly with the turnsignal lights, I purchased some LED lightbulbs to test with. I got myself some [more … ]
Made a small video of the Mopar 360ci engine with 11.3:1 compression ratio while playing with the throttle a bit. (As always, videos sound way better with headphones or a good speaker set.)
This weekend plans were made to break-in the 360ci engine. The pistons and rings had already been run before in this engine, so it was mainly the camshaft, lifters and new valvetrain parts that needed [more … ]
Click here to show all the updates and more indept tech-info about this engine This will be a street-only 360ci engine build for low rpm torque / high efficiency. The engine will replace the 318ci [more … ]
Made some progress on the engine stand I’m building to break-in the 360ci engine. A removable battery-tray has been added and a simple ‘click-on’ cooling fan. Currently there’s only some wiring left to do, along [more … ]
Swapped over to NGK GR4IX Iridium sparkplugs today in my daily workhorse (’73 Dodge Dart). Was using Accel 416 sparkplugs before. Sparkplug gap before and after was a little different; Before with Accel 416 plugs: [more … ]
I’ve put together all the videos I had made during the DynoDay and turned into a 17min. video, showing all the runs dyno-charts and performance-output of the car.
This years 28th of August was ‘DynoDay’ for the ’73 Dodge Dart again. This marked the 3rd visit to the ‘Ludwig Performance’ chassisdyno. After a bunch of changes since last year’s dyno-runs I was curious [more … ]
Found out today there was something wrong with the front suspension. The car wandered slightly to right when braking, and highspeed braking result in a heavy vibration. Suspecting something wrong with the strutrod bushing, I [more … ]
Here’s a videoclip of my ’73 Dodge Dart showing the movements of the front suspension during a short drive around the garage. Nice view of the workings of the suspension system which consists of 1″ [more … ]
Took some pics today of the Dart’s ride height and stance. The spray can is 2.5″ in diameter so the ride height is roughly 3″.
Was out in the garage the other day and noticed the obvious wheel camber on the ’73 Dart at a considerable steering wheel angle. Just wanted to share the photo’s.