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Barkfin

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'87 Dodge
« on: April 24, 2016, 21:56:04 »

My 1987 Dodge!

The 318 was partially torn down, compression was 140 psi across all 8 so the crank, pistons and rings were left "as is".

Heads taken off for new seats, new competition cam with lifters, pushrods, & double springs, edelbrock performer intake manifold, Summit 600cfm street & strip carburetor. I upgraded the ignition to HiRev 7500, Accel supercoil (the big honking yellow one), and de-gummed/recurved the distributor. Headers, if you can believe it... side pipes too. Inefficient glass-pack mufflers too  :whist:

14° initial timing, smaller advance springs, and "11R" mechanical advance slot (22° total, allegedly - total of 36° mechanical advance).

Degreased the block & the transmission too, changed all its "soft parts". Hella headlight conversion  8)

New brakes, linings, shocks, front end & steering parts, etc. Still has 2.24:1 rear end, sigh - it takes off like a wounded pig! But it does go like 100 km/hr in first gear  :w00t:

 






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« Last Edit: April 24, 2016, 22:12:51 by Barkfin »
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Re: '87 Dodge
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2016, 17:40:26 »

That is the ultimate sleeper. :evil:
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Re: '87 Dodge
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2016, 14:43:35 »

Well......  :biggrin:
Not really, for two reasons. First, the headers/glass pack/side pipes make sure nobody doesn't notice it  :whist:
Second, the 2.24:1 rear sure strangles the performance.
But, oh well!

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Re: '87 Dodge
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2016, 19:14:20 »

I'd have done the rear gears before the rest of the mods. I'd take a stock car with better gears over a modified car with 2.2 gears. One you swap them, it should wake up nicely!
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Re: '87 Dodge
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2016, 19:40:31 »

I'd have done the rear gears before the rest of the mods. I'd take a stock car with better gears over a modified car with 2.2 gears. One you swap them, it should wake up nicely!
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