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Tony Russo’s Big Block Dart

Tony Russo’s Dart is kind of plain. Sleeper isn’t really the word. Maybe subdued is. It’s most definitely clean. The attention to detail is great too. It’s just not flashy. Tony likes to make his statement at the track. This car has evolved over the years from a 440 powered bracket car to a nitrous assisted stormer. He is still hard at work making improvements, we wonder what he has in store….

The Engine:
499 CID = 4.375 bore x 4.150 stroke
9375 box stock dominator
Indy Intake ported by Competition Components
Nitrous system, Edelbrock and Nos components, installed by Tony Russo
Heads 440-1’s ported by Competition Components
Scott Brown roller cam
T & D Rockers
Smith Bros pushrods
Pistons Ross flattops
Rods GRP alum
Crank Callies
Oil pan, home made Tony Russo
Milodon single line, fixed pickup
2″ ProParts headers
4″ Exh, Hooker Aero Max mufflers
The Car:
1973 Dodge Dart
Front suspension – Stock, 318 T bars
Front shocks AFCO
S & W Roll cage
2 X 2 Box frame connectors
S & W ladder bar kit
Rear shocks Strange
Trans Rossler Turbo 400 ATI 10″ blown/fuel converter
S & W 9″ Rear, Strange center and axles 3.70 gears
Race weight with driver 3.550
Currently registered and inspected and street driven in NY
Performance:
Best pass to date has been 8.43 @ 160
60″ 1.24
660 5.30 @ 130
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