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, 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…

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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…

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