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- 6 Drag Racing
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The Dodge Aspen and Plymouth Volare were the F-Body replacements for the Dodge Dart Sport and the Plymouth Duster A-Body compacts. They very much resembled the A-Bodies they replaced -- but had chassis technology (like Isolator Front Suspension ) shared with the new M-Body, J-Body, redesigned B-Body (also know as the Forgotten B-Body), and R-Body. Sadly most of these new chassis didn't survive long -- as a financial crisis forced Chrylser into bankruptcy, with the New Chrysler focusing on FWD cars. In addition to the underpinning differences between the A-Bodies and the F-Bodies -- the F-Bodies dressed up the interior considerably over the previous A-Bodies and added a station wagon.
- Dodge Dart
- Dodge Dart Sport
- K-Car: Dodge Aries
- M-Car: Dodge Diplomat
- J-Car: Dodge Mirada
- Plymouth Volare
- Ford Fairmont
- Chevrolet Nova
- Pontiac Ventura
- AMC Pacer
- 2 Door Coupe
- 4 Door Sedan
- 4 Door Station Wagon
- Compact/Senior Compact
- 225 CID Slant Six 1bbl ('76-'80)
- 225 CID Super Slant Six 2bbl ('76-'80)
- 318 CID 2bbl LA Small Block V-8 ('76-'80)
- 318 CID 4bbl LA Small Block V-8 ('78-'80)
- 360 CID 2bbl LA Small Block V-8 ('76-'79)
- 360 CID 4bbl LA Small Block V-8 ('77-'79)
- 360 CID 4bbl hi-performance LA Small Block V-8 ('77-'79)
- 904 Torqueflite Slant six, light duty applications
- 998 Torqueflite V8, medium duty applications
- 999 Torqueflite V8, heavy duty applications (i.e. 360)
- 727 Torqueflite V8 extreme heavy duty applications, extremely rare (i.e. cop car)
Contrary to popular belief (that the redesigned front end is too heavy for drag racing), the F-Body makes an excellent drag car -- which hooks up every bit as good as an A-Body with the same rear suspension. A 8 3/4" set up from an A-Body is a easy swap -- and an F-Body can use the same A-Body Cal-Tracks, Spring Relocaters, Off-Set Rear Hangers, S/S Springs, and Mono-Springs. Up Front, most A-Body parts -- such as Headers -- fit.
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