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1968 Dodge Dart Gts 340 / 4-speed on 2040cars

Year:1968 Mileage:43783
Location:

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States

1968 Dart GTS 340 4-speed. If you're looking for a good project car to start with, this is a good starting point. The fender tag is MIA. I do have thenumber matching block (date stamped 1967), which I didn't use. The block has some 2 or 3 cylinders that need to be sleeved. The original tranny is in the car.

Car starts, but it burns oil in cylinder 2 & 4 and smokes once it warms up. Don't know what the problem is and I don't have the money or place to fix it. Car was my daily driver for 11 years.

 

Engine

·         1970 block bored .030 over

·         Crank forged steel turned .010 under

·         KB pistons /compression is 10:1 , if I remember correctly

·         APR studs on the mains and bolts on the connecting rods

·         Heads are port and polished

·         Rods were deburred and shot peened

·         Intake manifold Edelbrock LD340

·         Carb Edelbrock 600

·         Exhaust manifolds are the hard to find stock HP ones

·         Exhaust system TTI 2.50 H-pipes.

 

Body is in good shape with some dents and dinks here and there.

·         Factory under coating

·         Right rocker has a small hole the size of a pea, in the lower rear area (shown in picture)

·         Both lower quarters has a small rust hole, smaller than a pea (shown in picture)

·         Front floor pans do have bad rust, but are not rusted through

·         Passenger door is from '69

 

Interior is rough. The front seats are from a Charger, but the seat frames are the same as A-body. There's no head liner or rear seat panels. Some interior parts I do have, that are not in the car and are very hard to find for A-body’s

·         4 speed center console – color blue

·         Hurst console shifter handle

·         Inland shifter handle and mechanism,

·         Back seat is the correct '68 GTS trim

 

Drive train and related

·         Brakes: front are the "mopar disc swap" variety, rear 11' drums

·         Rims are 4.5 large bolt pattern: front 15x7, rear 15x8

·         Rear end A-body 8.75 with a 2.94 sure grip, it had 3.23 open gear

·         Moser axles with green bearings.

·         Large yoke drive shaft

 

I reserve the right to end this auction at any time due to local sale. Shipping or pickup is the buyer’s responsibility. I can help with shipping arrangements. Thanks for taking a look at my car. If you have any questions that you'd like to ask. Please feel free to post any questions or give me a call.

George 213-324-0861

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