The owner of this 1968 Dodge Charger came down from Santa Barbara to have us do some work on his car. It was an older restoration that he had purchased over 20 years ago and it had quit running. It had been sitting for quite some time, so we took a look at the motor. We determined that the bottom end was solid, and we added an Edlebrock Power Package. The Power Package consisted of aluminum heads, a cam shaft, lifters, manifold, carburetor, and headers. Finally, we got the motor to turn over and got the car street worthy again. Most noteworthy, now it’s got a little stink on it, if you know what I mean.
The Charger came back into the shop because it had fuel issues. The car would stall and die on the owner, and the carburetor was dry. We went through and put a new fuel pump rod in the fuel pump. The pump rod had worn down and wasn’t allowing the pump to move enough fuel through the fuel lines. We also put in a new fuel tank, new hoses and a new pickup.
Dodge originally produced the Charger between 1966 and 1978, and reintroduced it again in 2006. While the original iterations of the Charger were classified as muscle cars, the more recent generations are classified as sedans.
This 1968 Dodge Charger is part of the second generation of chargers produced between 1968 and 1970. Initially, 35,000 units were slated for production in 1968, but due to high demand and popularity, that number was increased to 96,100 units.