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 … ]

1973 Dodge Dart - Cracked frame rails damage - Right Side

Frame rail damage

May 11, 2018 BigBlockMopar 2

A few years ago I had noticed some cracks in the frame rails on the driverside and just a tiny crack at the rightside frame rails. Now during the 360-engine swap I noticed the rightside [more … ]

CSP H4 9003 HB2 LED headlights

LED Headlights

April 14, 2018 BigBlockMopar 0

Installed a pair of LED (CSP H4 9003 HB2) headlights on my Dart recently to hopefully improve illumination and lessen the load on the car’s electrical system at the same time. At this point I [more … ]

LED turnsignal lighting in the '73 Dart

LED turnsignal lights

January 28, 2018 BigBlockMopar 0

Got another pair of replacement ‘1157’ turnsignal LEDs for the fronts with more LED-elements. While not quite visible in the photo, they emit noticably more light. The longer design with the cooling ribs provides a [more … ]