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1960 Dodge Dart Seneca Project


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Here is a pic of the dash from the same model:
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The brown car in the attached photo is the actual car I bought. The green car is what they looked like new.

It's a beast that's for sure! I really like the front bumper and the dash on this model. If I decide to keep her my plan is to drop in a ridiculously powerful BB Mopar and have a hell of sleeper on the street:D When I say ridicoulously powerful I'm thinking along the lines of 750 - 1000hp on pump gas:burnout: A turbo motor isn't out of the question.

I'm hoping that buying the car will be more motiviation for me to build a detached garage to store our current rides. I will need the whole attached garage for the restoration on the "new" Dart.
 

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So now Honda is making rear engine vehicles to copy the Beetle. :D

It has close to 50/50 weight distribution and for the tuner crowd it's already been lowered in the rear. ;)
 




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Feeling very lucky right about now...

I went for a cruise in the '60 Dart this morning. Just as I was turning onto my street the brake pedal went hard and I could barely slow the car. Turns out the power brake booster took a dump. The diaphragm must be broken as it will not hold vacuum. So incredibly lucky that it failed where it did!!
 








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Can you get replacement parts for that car?


I'm running a booster from a late '60s Challenger, Charger. The power brake booster they used in 1960 was really funky. They make replacement parts for it, but since the car is a hotrod and not stock I didn't have a problem using the newer booster.
 




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oh dang that is scary! I had the floor matt on my old 96 explorer peg the throttle and those old 5.0 96 brakes did nothing to slow me down...went right through a red light before I turned the key off and finally was able to stop. SCARY crap when the brakes wont hold you back........never ever ever did I ever install my floor mats again without checking they are not on TOP of the throttle pedal.......sheesh
glad you and the car are good!
 




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That happened to me in my '63 Galaxie on the 405 freeway! I was pushing so hard and not stopping I figured I was going to crash, but on one final push is ended up braking and locked up the tires. Thankfully I didn't hit anything... Scariest driving scenario of my life, still. I was able to get a "new" reman. booster for it.
 




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I had that happen in a 92 or 93 Crown Victoria patrol car when I was exiting a freeway off ramp in Ventura. I hit the brakes, felt/heard a bang in the front and the car was not stopping as I came up on some stopped cars at the light at the top of the ramp. I pushed the right-front fender into the guardrail to slow me down enough to stop. Right-front brake rotor had shattered, which took out the brake line, which caused a severe loss in braking. Car was nearly new and only had a few thousand miles on it. Department mechanics inspected the other new Crown Vic's at the office and about half had cracks in the front rotors. Ford replaced nearly 500 sets of front rotors throughout the state for us, and thousands more for other departments nationwide. Rotors were not properly heat treated at the factory.
 




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