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tekochip
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Re: Hard to see how this is possible
tekochip   8/15/2013 2:59:16 PM
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Not so here in Chicago. 
 
I didn't have a Dart, but I did have a Plymouth Satellite.  My car rusted out so bad that I had a gas tray.  That platform of Mopar cars had the gas tank under the trunk, so the trapped water between the tank and trunk would rust the top right off the tank and the bottom off the trunk.  I always wondered if I could fill up the trunk and consider it an extended range tank.


Rob Spiegel
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Re: Hard to see how this is possible
Rob Spiegel   8/15/2013 10:43:18 AM
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One of the charming things about living in the desert is that car bodies don't rust. There are cars here in Albuquerque from the 50s with bodies fully intact.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Hard to see how this is possible
Rob Spiegel   8/12/2013 5:15:52 PM
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Dart right over, huh? When I owned a Dart, it was the least cool car on the planet. Now I wish I still had it.

Amclaussen
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Re: One Dart we had was awesome!
Amclaussen   8/6/2013 5:12:21 PM
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My father bought a used '72 Dart... and had to sell it. Not that that car had any real problem, THE problem was it was so fast, that Dad had to stop my sister and me, both teens, from running drag races with other young people. Ours was a two door olive green with black vynil top, and was labeled as a "Dodge GTS", with a factory modified 318 engine with some 340 parts, high compression, forged rods, 4-barrel and the very first "windage tray" that I saw in any production engine. functional air intake hood scoop with tachometer on top, dual exhaust and (then) wide Oval Firestone series-70 tires. It ran 0-60 times under 8 seconds and burned rubber in first, second and third. It was assembled in Mexico's Toluca plant. that engine sounded absolutely gorgeous, and required high octane (100) gas at sea level. The Hurst shifter was the fastest, more reliably shifting that I have handled in many years.

We were very sad to see it depart, but probably my Dad was right. It was too much of a toy for two young and fearless teens.

I hope the product design people at Dodge learns about the heritage of the brand, and installs the SRT-4 turbocharged four engine into a new Dart 2014, and keeps the tradition alive. Amclaussen.

Kirk McLoren
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Re: Reminds me
Kirk McLoren   7/24/2013 11:42:02 PM
The quality of the help in these quicky lubes can be a nightmare. I took my Ranchero into one of those along with 6 quarts of mobil 1. They drained the oil and then refilled forgetting to replace the drain plug. All of my oil in the pit. The manager offered to only charge me half price. Unbelievable! Of course I never went back.

William K.
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Dipstick and the distributor.
William K.   7/24/2013 9:38:08 PM
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That is the sort of thing that I would expect to find on a Volvo.

Cadman-LT
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Reminds me
Cadman-LT   7/16/2013 9:45:05 AM
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Reminded me of my friend. He took his car in to one of those oil change places. The guy didn't put the filter on correctly. Let's just say he didn't make it too far before things went bad. I guess when you do something like that(the checking of the oil as well) so many many times you might get a bit careless.

Cadman-LT
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Re: Hard to see how this is possible
Cadman-LT   7/16/2013 9:31:34 AM
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Rob, yes Darts were great! My brother had one...awesome car. I remember whenever he was going to see someone he'd always say "yeah, I'll Dart right over!"...lol

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Hard to see how this is possible
Ann R. Thryft   7/15/2013 1:09:40 PM
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They kept going so long that the bodies started falling apart while the engine was still intact. We were living near the ocean then, so the salt air probably was instrumental in that car's demise. But the engine still ran!

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Hard to see how this is possible
Rob Spiegel   7/14/2013 6:43:27 PM
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Yes, Ann, the Dodge Dart my have beewn stylishly insignificant, but it ran like a dream. My Dart just kept going and going and going.

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