Exhaustive Comparisons Part 2: A Review of Dodge Dart Exhaust Systems through the Past Fifty Years

dart dual exhaust

Welcome back to our discussion of all things Dart and engine aspiration. The Dart nameplate was revived in 1960 and ’61 to identify the entry level Dodge (beneath the Matador and Polara in 1960 and below the Polara in 1961), a full size offering based on the large C-body semi-unit construction platform. When equipped with the optional 318 polyspherical head Power Package V8 or 361, 383, 413 wedge head V8’s with single or dual Carter 4-barrel carburetion, dual exhaust was standard issue though the tail pipes were plain,…

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Exhaustive Comparisons Part 2: A Review of Dodge Dart Exhaust Systems through the Past Fifty Years

Exhaustive Comparisons

Exhaustive Comparisons: A Review of Dodge Dart Exhaust Systems through the Past Fifty Years

 

Exhaustive Comparisons

I was reading the latest issue of Automobile magazine today (January 2013 issue) and came across an ad for the Dodge Dart that blew me away – twice, you might say. There, on the inside back cover is a full page image depicting the tail of a spanking new white Dart Rallye. The nose of the car is pointed toward a distant mountain range and the picture is framed and lit to highlight the Dart’s standard dual…

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Exhaustive Comparisons

Test Your Dodge Knowledge!

At the Dodge Facebook page, we posed a test of knowledge for you Dodge experts. Here it goes:  The 1970 Dodge engine lineup included two 440-cubic-inch V8s with four-barrel carburetors. One 440 was rated at 350 horsepower; the other at 375 hp.

 

So: What were the differences between these two famous Dodge 440 engines?

 

Spoiler alert: the answer follows below, so if you don’t want to know yet, stop reading now.

 

The “standard” (if you will) Dodge 440 four-barrel that year had a bore and stroke of 4.32 inches…

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