Where The Money Went
1974 Dodge Dart: $7,500
Paint & body: $0
Wheels: $1,000
Tires: $400
Engine block (original): $0
Rotating assembly: $1,000
Rings & bearing: $200
Machining: $1,500
Cam: $300
Lifters: $200
Pushrods: $110
Rockers: $400
Timing set: $80
Cylinder heads (used): $850
Head work: $1,500
Intake manifold: $250
Carburetor: $700
Distributor: $250
Ignition box: $200
Plug wires: $100
Oil pan: $300
Oil pump: $40
Gaskets: $150
Headers (used): $550
Mufflers/collectors (used): $30
Fuel system: $900
Radiator: $300
Water pump: $50
Cooling fans: $100
Trans: $1,500
Converter: $800
Shifter: $200
Rearend: $1,200
Rear suspension: $1,000
Front suspension: $0
Gauges: $400
Carpet: $300
Total: $24,360

By The Numbers
'74 Dodge Dart Sport
Randy Gunter, 52 * Benbrook, TX
Total cost to build: $24,360

Type: Chrysler 408ci small-block
Block: Chrysler block bored to 4.030 inches
Oiling: stock pump, Milodon eight-quart pan
Rotating assembly: Scat cast crank and steel rods; Ross 11.5:1 pistons
Cylinder heads: Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum castings
with 2.02/1.60-inch valves ported to flow 268 cfm
Camshaft: custom Straightline Performance 258/266-at-.050 solid roller,
.638/.630-inch lift, 108-degree LSA
Valvetrain: Crane lifters and 1.6:1 roller rockers, Cloyes timing set
Induction: Mopar Performance M1 intake manifold, Holley 750-cfm carb
Ignition: MSD distributor; 6AL ignition box, coil, and plug wires
Fuel system: stock tank; Holley blue pump and regulator
Exhaust: Hooker 1 7/8-inch long-tube headers, Dynomax bullet mufflers
Cooling: stock water pump and Autozone electric fans
Output: 565 hp at 6,500 rpm, and 527 lb-ft at 5,000
Built by: Miller Performance (Haltom City, TX)
Transmission: Chrysler TorqueFlite 727 trans,
TCI 2,800-stall converter,
manual valvebody, B&M shifter
Rear axle: Chrysler 8 3/4-inch rearend;
Moser 35-spline axles,
4.10:1 gears, and spool
Front suspension: rebuilt stock
Rear suspension: rebuilt stock with custom ladder
bars and subframe connectors
Brakes: factory discs, front; stock drums, rear
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: American Racing Torq-Thrust II
15x6, front; 15x8, rear
Tires: Road Hugger 215/65R15, front;
Mickey Thompson 255/60R15 drag radials, rear