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Jim
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Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 3:10 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Just joined and the question I have deals with 1966 Dodge Dart center links. On 66s was the v8 center link used on all units regardless whether they were v8 or /6?
Mojack
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Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 8:20 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
I can say this is not true, at least in the case of my '66 Dart /6 parts car. It has the shallow drop center link.
65valiant
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Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 10:34 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
'66 was a change-over year, so I think they probably used the shallow-drop ones 'til they ran out, then used the V8/deep drop ones exclusively after that.
Darwin/BC/Canada

'65 Cdn Valiant Custom 100 'vert
Slant 6 /factory A833....SOLD!

'67 Dart GT 'vert
273/904

Check 'em out...
http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e285/65val/




Jim
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Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 6:59 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Mine has a plus 2" offset in it. Is that a v8 center link? Putting a 78 dodge v8 in it. I am also looking for L/R engine support brackets 64-66. It is easy to find mounts but not brackets. Schumacher is over to $150.
Jim
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Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 7:28 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
I bought a front end out of a 69 340 dodge dart before I found out I couldn't use k-member or center link off of it on my 66. They are to wide. Guess I will have to find someone who needs a 69 a-body v8 front end.
65valiant
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Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 9:14 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
'67-up front end parts won't fit '66-back as Mopar widened the engine bay and entire front suspension in '67 so they could install the 383, and later 440, engines.

I think a 2" drop is a V8 one.Don't quote me...it's been a while since I had my '65, and it came with one.

Also, make sure you have a CAR oil pan and pickup as one from a truck/van/motorhome won't work.}
Darwin/BC/Canada

'65 Cdn Valiant Custom 100 'vert
Slant 6 /factory A833....SOLD!

'67 Dart GT 'vert
273/904

Check 'em out...
http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e285/65val/




Fstfish66
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Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 1:42 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
has nothing to do with running out slant 6 used one center link v8 used a v8 center link, i think pst or one of the after market suspension parts suppliers were repopping the v8 center link i cant remember the name of the other supplier,,1963 thru 1966 inter change only and v8 only available from 1964 to 1966
1940 dodge street rod red ram hemi
1966 barracuda super charged 340 4 speed
2002 dodge cummins 4x4 dailey driver
2008 chrysler pacifica
65valiant
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Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 3:24 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
...then why do some slant cars have a shallow drop bar and some have a deep drop bar?
Darwin/BC/Canada

'65 Cdn Valiant Custom 100 'vert
Slant 6 /factory A833....SOLD!

'67 Dart GT 'vert
273/904

Check 'em out...
http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e285/65val/




Jim
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Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 7:04 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
If anyone has an extra set of V8 engine support brackets that will help me get this 78 318 in my 66 dodge dart, please let me know. Thanks
Fstfish66
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Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 7:59 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
i have never seen a slant 6 car with a v8 center link
1940 dodge street rod red ram hemi
1966 barracuda super charged 340 4 speed
2002 dodge cummins 4x4 dailey driver
2008 chrysler pacifica
65valiant
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Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 8:18 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Guess you should have looked at my old 'vert, and the 4dr parts car I had....Vert was /6 w/deep link, and 4dr was /6 with shallow one
Keith_mopar
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 7:48 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Here is a pic of the 2 center links beside each other for comparison. I know somebody sells the V8 center link but can't remember who!

Keith Mopar
99-Ram 96-Avenger 91-Shadow 91-Daytona 89-Shadow 74-Duster 65-Cuda 92 Lebaron convertible
www.moparmagic.net
Jim
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 5:31 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Is the offset measured from top to top?
Keith_mopar
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Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 3:00 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Jim I'm going to say yes, mine measures 2 1/8 if I put a straight edge on the top and measure to the top of the drop.
For new 63 - 66 V8 center links are available from Firm Feel.

http://www.firmfeel.com/a_body_mopar_centerlink_V8_plymouth_dodge.html
Keith Mopar
99-Ram 96-Avenger 91-Shadow 91-Daytona 89-Shadow 74-Duster 65-Cuda 92 Lebaron convertible
www.moparmagic.net

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