1966 Dodge Dart

At first glance, Ken S's '66 Dart looks like your typical 12 second A-body, at best........



.....and even under the hood it looks really nice, but there aren't many clues that would suggest this car to be a 10 second screamer that's still totally streetable..........The motor had fairly recently been rebuilt and the car had run 11.29 @ 118MPH........Ken wasn't happy with the performance, so we took it apart to see if we could pick it up any.......Well, to make a long story short, the heads had way too much material taken out of the ports and combustion chambers which made the flow go turbulent over .500 lift........and the camshaft that had been selected would have been more at home in a motor with a blower......The exhaust valve event wasn't very good for a naturally aspirated application where especially since, in this particular case, the engine has no larger than an 1 5/8 primary header.........So, we had Dwayne Porter fix the port job as best he could and grind us up a custom solid roller camshaft better suited to the small headers........


Ken did all the interior himself, which is very nicely detailed and looks reminiscent of a street rod......
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"Wedged" car runs around on hard tires which makes it a handful to drive on the street, but Ken's got a set of slicks for it when he decides to hit the track.......Ken was a bracket race champion at Tulsa one year, so he knows a thing or two about high gear burnouts and Layin' The Smack Down.........


Sticker says it all.............As soon as the track opens, we'll head to the track with the car and shoot for some 10.80's or better.......... UPDATE!!! The car has run 10.76 @ 122, pulling both front tires off the ground!!! So, a cam swap and fixing the porting job was worth half a second and 4MPH!!!


Brian Lokar did the art work on the hood........He's a local paint artist that specializes in motorcycle paint jobs.........I think the Max Wedge scoop looks right at home on this little A-body......