Reader’s Rides: Mark Brooks’ 1971 Dodge Dart Swinger

You guys might remember that Mark provided us with the great pics from the 2013 Mopars in the Park. And also the pics from the Junkyard in Turlock, California. Well, Mark also has a very cool ’71 Dart Swinger project that he’s been working on for several years now. Here’s the word from Mark:

This is what it had when I bought it:
engine: 318
trans: Torqueflite 904
rear: 7.25″ one legger
color: GY3 (Citron Yella/Curious Yellow) this color was used by Mopar ONLY in 1971, less than 3% of the Dodge Darts made for ’71 were painted this color.

I immediately started tearing into it.. quickly finding that the previous owner thought it would be a good idea to use power steering fluid in the brake master cylinder (d’oh!), so I knew the entire brake system would need an overhaul.

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Reader’s Rides: Jim Gallup’s 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury

And today we have another sweet Plymouth B-body. This one is owned by Jim Gallup from Vero Beach, Florida. Writes Jim:

The car is a rust free 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury. Originally came with a 361. A correct date coded (1-19-64) wedge was found and shipped to me. The motor was completely tore down and rebuilt. It is bored 60 over, has source 440 custom billet aluminum heads and pistons, variable duration lifters, gapless rings. The tranny is a 727 with a 2200 stall installed. Power steering and manual brakes. Going to convert to front disc next month. The subframes are tied together with 2″ square steel. It has a 294 posi rear for highway driving, but can still light up the rear tires effortlessly. Interior was completely redone with correct Legendary products. It is a very good driving car on the highway and there is not much I am afraid to take on light to light. Car also has a factory correct 3″ exhaust system with correct cut-outs. All gauges work including the clock still keeps good time–all the car really needs is a gas tanker to follow it. The car really is a joy to me and usually never see another engine like it at the shows. I looked for the car for 2 years before I bought this one. I wanted this particular color and interior and I diddn’t want a car full of bondo and a lot of rust issues to deal with.

Looks like a sweet ride to me! More pics after the jump!


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Reader’s Rides: Donald Shoemaker’s 1966 Plymouth Satellite

Today’s reader’s ride is a very cool Satellite with an even cooler story! Here’s the word from Donald:

Here is my 1966 Plymouth Satellite, purchased new in 1966 by my father at Boggs Motor Company in Statesville, NC. It is all original except for the seat covers (I have ordered original replacements which should be installed soon). It currently has something over 180,000 miles on it. The 318 engine was rebuilt at around 150,000 miles with no modifications except for being bored .30 over. No one but my mechanic believes it but it has solid lifters, and he didn’t believe it till he took the valve covers off! As far as paint, it was hit in the passenger door in the 70’s by a car which rolled off in a parking lot and my Dad had a cheap paint job put on it as a part of that repair. The trunk cover, headliner, dash, everything is pretty pristine for the age and the am radio still works every time I turn it on. The torqueflite transmission has never been out of it and it has front bucket seats with the shifter in the console. I have the receipt(a little over $2300), certicard, build sheet and owners manual. Dad purchased the car while I was in service and so I never drove it much till I bought it from him for $1000, which he forgave most of. One particular treasure associated with the car is a set of photographs of it when it was brand new, inside, outside, engine compartment. The folks sent them to me when I was overseas. There is obviously great sentimental attachment to “Old Blue” and I lovingly drive it every week!

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Reader’s Rides: Rick Miller’s 1970 Dodge Challenger SE

Today’s reader’s ride is owned by Rick Miller from Manchester, New Hampshire. It’s a numbers matching 1970 Dodge Challenger SE. All stock, 383 2V with AC, automatic and factory disc brakes.  Other options include a rim blow steering wheel, five speaker AM/FM stereo, rear window defroster, and W23 road wheels.  Rick has two copies of the build sheet and owner history back to 1973. More pics after the jump!


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Reader’s Rides: Mark Mazzer’s 1965 Plymouth Satellite

Today’s reader’s ride is a sweet pro street ’65 Satellite owned by Mark Mazzer in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Mark writes:

This is my MOPAR, it’s got a 70 hp 440, performer intake, 750carb, 9.5-1srp pistons, steel crank,906 heads, torqueflite, narrowed 8 3/4 3:55 sure grip with 29×18.5×15 Hoosier pro street radials. Full interior daily driver.

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Reader’s Rides: Kegan Banister’s 1974 Plymouth Scamp

Today’s reader’s ride is a teenager’s first car, owned by Kegan Banister from Indiana. Writes Kegan:

My first car at 15 is a 1974 Plymouth Scamp 318/904 car, purchased from the original owners family. It came with some dealer paperwork, had a near mint Broadcast sheet in the back seat. Originally KY4 Golden Fawn/Gold. I’m building it as a 70s/80s sorta street machine (8track and all). Currently building a ’68 340/727 for it. I’ve not really had to do all that much to the car since I purchased it. All bodywork has been finished on it, re-chromed bumpers put on. The picture of it in three colors is right after I had bought it.

Definitely a great introduction to the hobby! More pics after the jump!


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Reader’s Rides: Carl Brown’s 1969 Plymouth Sport Satellite

How about another ’69 Satellite? This one is owned by Carl Brown, and he has had it since new!

This is my 1969 Plymouth Sport Satellite. I purchased the car from the original owner, who had ordered the car new in the fall of 1968 from my dad who was a Plymouth Salesman. I have everything but the window sticker, even the order that was written up with the AM/FM radio. The problem there was he deleted it the next day because he didn’t know if that “FM thing” would last. The car has the Kelsey-Hayes front disc brakes and the manual height and adjustable drivers seat. The interior is all original except for the bucket seat cushion inserts which I replaced due to  splitting in the seams. We are three generations of Chrysler car people. This car covers all three. Lots of stories here.



Reader’s Rides: Darrell Dunivan’s 1969 Plymouth Satellite

Darrell Dunivan from Cadet, Missouri owns this cool B-Body. Writes Darrell:

I got the car 3 years ago,it was completely taken apart,no glass no wiring fenders and trunk off, just out of the paint shop. My dad and I put it all back together and got it on the road, been driving it for about 4 months. I also did the seats and carpet myself and it still needs door panels and headliner. 

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