Author Topic: Thrashed 65 Dart w/273 hp  (Read 650 times)

Offline smallblock

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Thrashed 65 Dart w/273 hp
« on: June 27, 2009 - 03:25:34 AM »
I can pick up a really thrashed 65 dart for around 400 bucks. The only thing I want is the 273hp motor in it. Does anyone think its worth it? I never had one of these and dont know how hard they are to come across but thought for the price it would be worth it. I've read stories of building some pretty wicked little motors out of these. I think they are 230 horespower stock and have closed chambered heads with adjustable rockers or something like that. The motor runs and dosn't sount to bad. 

Offline NoMope Greg

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Re: Thrashed 65 Dart w/273 hp
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2009 - 02:01:26 PM »
I'd go for it, assuming the engine checks out OK - compression, check the plugs, etc., unless you intend to rebuild it anyway.  You can always part out any decent parts to make back at least some of your money.
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