Those of you who follow our Mopar Muscle Cars Facebook page will probably remember this Pro Street 1967 Dodge Dart as the photo of it we posted received tons of love. Few days later the owner Jason “Jake” Owens got in touch and we did a full feature with video and full details on the build. Enjoy!
Originally from Wampee, South Carolina and currently living in Yuma, Arizona Jake acquires this Dodge Dart 6 years ago. It was a shell sitting on square tube chassis with the intention to build a hot street car out of it.
As an Aircraft/Fighter Jet mechanic he has done all the fabrication, wiring, body work and paint himself. If you ask me, Jake has done a tremendous job. At first he painted the 1967 Dodge Dart with a single stage Hot Rod Black. Later on he laid the stunning TCP Firemist Purple the muscle car wears at the moment.
The cool Black Mopar graphics design is based on the Dodge Challenger Drag Pak. The body is all steel besides the hood, trunk and bumpers. The ’67 Dart rides on Weld Racing 2.0 Magnum Drag wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson slicks and the rear is a Strange ladder bar 9’35 splined with 4.29 Pro gears.
The Dodge Dart Powerplant
When it comes to the engine, Jake’s Pro Street 1967 Dodge Dart counts on 496 Stroker V8. The big block is equipped with 14/71 Blower and FAST XFI EFI twin throttle bodies fed by Magnafuel system. The 1,000hp is transferred through Reid Racing ATI 2-speed Glide transmission with trans brake and custom billet converter.
The motor also has billet steel main caps, ARP stubs, Diamond Racing pistons, Comp custom solid roller cam. Smith Brothers push rods, Hughes 1.6 Chyrogenically treated rockers, Edelbrock Victor 440 heads, and Mopar M1 intake with Pro Systems 1050 Dominator.