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#1592990 - 02/16/15 06:57 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: goldduster318]
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I was curious as to why those lines to and from the master cylinder had to be flexible?



Because they called the plumbing guy that does all the Cup and Indy car plumbing, so he did it just like those cars. Unfortunately no one asked how much they would be before he made them. My kids found out when I cancelled Christmas to pay for my brake lines...

Sometimes things just get done on these builds and that's the way it goes. When it's at a shop, discussing it costs money, so not every decision is completely reviewed. Some just happen...

And no, I'm not bitter or complaining... it is what it is.
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#1592991 - 02/16/15 09:09 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Consulier]
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Looks and sounds great! Makes me want to build up a gen III hemi for my car!
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#1592992 - 02/16/15 10:24 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Consulier]
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For 2015, other than putting a fiberglass bumper on the rear, there will probably be little to no work done on the interior finishing, or the body work. I'm not going to lose another season to making it look pretty.




Quick, drive it and get it out on the track before scope creep sets in...
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#1592993 - 02/17/15 07:55 AM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: 68cuda440]
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Quick, drive it and get it out on the track before scope creep sets in...



Scope creep set in many months ago...
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#1592994 - 02/17/15 08:35 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Consulier]
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Quick, drive it and get it out on the track before scope creep sets in...



Scope creep set in many months ago...




OK... goes something like this. Driver 1968 Barracuda, referred to by some of my friends as "Pro Patina". Car has what is left of the GG1 Forest Green that was applied in May of 1968 in Hamtramck, Michigan. I have owned the car since 1988 and it is a reformed street racer. 440 with ported iron heads + 727 with a Coan converter, 3.90 gears and a 16 gallon plastic gas tank in the trunk.

The wiring harness was a mess. Decided to do something about it. Hate the Jazz Fuel Cell, it has to go. Then, a few other things and, it would be a total pain to do all this work, then pull it apart again to paint it a year later - so we dove in. Nine months later it is at the body shop. Might as well convert it to a stick. Has to be OD, has to be able to handle 600+hp... T-56 Magnum conversion. Then, stumble across a must have intake manifold that I always wanted... and of course it needs to be EFI... do not want to cut the intake to fit the iron heads... time for aluminum heads... and it needs a hood that clears the intake...

Let's just say at least now it is in the assembly stage.

Before picture:


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#1592995 - 02/17/15 08:38 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: 68cuda440]
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Engine Before:


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#1592996 - 02/17/15 08:38 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: 68cuda440]
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And traded the 325 drag radials and 165R15 fronts for RT615k 295/40-18 rears and 255/40-18 fronts and some sizable brakes to go along with the suspension upgrades. Car now:


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Edited by 68cuda440 (02/17/15 08:44 PM)
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#1592997 - 02/17/15 08:42 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: 68cuda440]
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Got to love scope creep. Sorry about the "hijack" back to the regular scheduled program. Engine now:


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#1592998 - 02/17/15 09:23 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: 68cuda440]
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Wish we were closer.
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#1592999 - 03/23/15 02:50 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Supercuda]
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Hey folks, just dropping to to say that the car went on it's maiden voyage this weekend! A few more ends to tighten up and Kevin should be driving this thing home in a couple weeks!



https://www.facebook.com/HotchkisPerformanceEast

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#1593000 - 03/23/15 03:19 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Dan@Hotchkis]
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Hey folks, just dropping to to say that the car went on it's maiden voyage this weekend! A few more ends to tighten up and Kevin should be driving this thing home in a couple weeks!



https://www.facebook.com/HotchkisPerformanceEast




So awesome. Congrats and can't wait to see it on track!

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#1814208 - 04/28/15 08:22 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Dan@Hotchkis]
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I have loved watching this build.
Good luck.

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#1880223 - 07/28/15 04:35 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Dan@Hotchkis]
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What are the headlights out of?
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#1881229 - 07/29/15 09:47 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: 48Heap]
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Originally Posted By 48Heap
What are the headlights out of?
Jeep Wrangler
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#1881471 - 07/30/15 11:17 AM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Consulier]
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Originally Posted By Consulier
Originally Posted By 48Heap
What are the headlights out of?
Jeep Wrangler


That's what I Was guessing but wasn't sure. Thanks!
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#1944573 - 11/03/15 06:31 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Dan@Hotchkis]
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Hows the Dart build going?

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#2353692 - 08/14/17 02:15 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build *Updated 20 March 2014 [Re: Dan@Hotchkis]
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Whatever happened to this deal ? ? ?

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#2353918 - 08/14/17 08:33 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build *Updated 20 March 2014 [Re: Dan@Hotchkis]
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I think Dan left Hotchkis?

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#2362246 - 08/30/17 09:48 AM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build *Updated 20 March 2014 [Re: Dan@Hotchkis]
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Did the Dart ever get to turn any tires on a racetrack?
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#2362293 - 08/30/17 11:12 AM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build *Updated 20 March 2014 [Re: Dan@Hotchkis]
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It would be interesting to see what happened to the car. Seems like something happened to derail the project. Not that that ever happens to any of my projects!

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