Dave Kitterman Shows Us How To Go From Here To There Really Quick
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It's no secret that many people find the Chrysler A-Body as one of the best platforms to build a hardcore drag racer from. Mopar Racing legends Ronnie Sox and Bob Reed were notorious for their Hemi-powered A-Bodies in the '70s, and all racers warmly received the cars. One look around any local drag strip's paddock area, and it seemed that everyone at the track had an A-Body that spent more time on its back wheels than it did on the front. When Dave Kitterman picked up this '72 Dart, a healthy 383 sat under the hood. It didn't take long before he decided he would take things a step further and shove a massive elephant in there.
Read the full article from Mopar Muscle at the website above.A Hensley Racing 540 cubic inch Hemi replaces the 383. Inside the machined block are Ross forged pistons, BME aluminum rods, and a forged steel Callies crankshaft. The Comp Cams camshaft was ground to .785/.760-inch lift and features 292-degrees of duration. Hensley ported the Mopar Performance aluminum heads, and final compression comes out to 15:1. The heads benefit from K-Motion springs, T&D roller rockers, and large stainless Mopar Performance 2.25-inch intake and 1.94-inch exhaust valves. Fuel is delivered into the modified Mopar Performance Cross Ram intake manifold through a pair of Holley 770-cfm carburetors and the exhaust is disposed of through ceramic-coated Hooker headers with 21/2-inch primaries and 4-inch collectors. The iginition system consists of an MSD Pro Power coil, MSD 7AL-2 box, MSD start-retrad control, and an MSD 2-step with a Pro Billet distributor.