1980 Dodge Aspen

Started on Feb. 2 by Greg Voth

Ride Rating

8

1980 Dodge Aspen

225ci Slant Six (The leaning tower of power)

3 speed auto

90hp

170 tq

This sweet car cost me $250. It gets about 20 mpg around town if I stay out of it. I characterize it as "effortlessly slow" since unlike some four bangers it really doesn't work that hard to go slow.

Mods: Dog dish hubcaps -$30

Color Matched Painted Steel Wheels - $30

Stock rear bumper flush mounted

Future mods:

Possibly lower it with blocks in the back and turn down the torsion bar in the front.

Plan: Daily driver

Possible rallycross back-marker and Babe Rally candidate.

Fix some of the minor rust.

????

Profit

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Feb 2, 2009 2:10 p.m.
Tim Baxter:
I had a 70-something Volaré for awhile. I kinda dug it, in spite of its mediocrity.
Feb 2, 2009 3:25 p.m.
MadScientistMatt:
Nice score. "Effortlessly slow" is a pretty good description of how these drive.
Feb 3, 2009 11:25 a.m.
aussiesmg:
I had a tour of this car and Greg has some excellent Grassroots plans for her future, she will live to terrorize the streets again
Feb 6, 2009 4:22 p.m.
NewEdgePerf:
There is a trick to using a either a Ford Fairmont or Mercury Zephyr front bumper on these cars cause they are narrower and fit better when you take off the bumper shocks. I used to know someone who auto-crossed one for a while. Removing the bumper shocks save a bunch of weight off the extreme ends of these cars.
Feb 12, 2009 8:29 a.m.
Greg Voth:
I removed the rear bumper shocks this weekend. The rear bumper itself weights north of 50lbs but the bumper shocks were maybe 5lbs each. It helped the look of the car a great deal not having 4 inches of gap. Now I just need to secure it with four mounting points instead of two and some plumbers tape and zip ties.
Apr 12, 2009 11:39 p.m.
gamby:
Wonderfully awful :p ;)
Apr 25, 2009 11 p.m.
GregTivo:
I certainly do hope to see your fine F-body on the BABE Rally. The Volare could always use Mopar company
Jul 23, 2009 11:52 a.m.
Greg Voth:
Sold it today with the blown transmission for $400.
Jan 19, 2019 5:42 p.m.
Alfaromeoguy:
90 hp. How do keep it on the ground?

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