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"Road" in Lab Tests Dodges
A machine used to test the 1963 Dodge Dart duplicates road testing in the laboratory but does it faster than on the road.
Forces applied through the rear axle of the car reproduce the effects of actual driving. In 90 hours, this equipment subjects the structure of the car to the same stress and fatigue it would receive in 50,000 miles of road testing.
2-Ply Tires Economical
Tests on the 1963 Dodge Dart disclose that two-ply tires can carry as much load, with greater economy, than the old-fashioned four-ply tires, Dodge Chief Engineer George Gibson reports.
The 1963 Dodge Dart provides 38 inches of headroom in the front and 37.2 inches in the rear.
The compact Dodge Dart for 1963 has a total of nine models, including two convertible styles.
The "brow" over the instrument cluster on the 1963 Dodge Dart keeps the instrument lights from reflecting in the windshield at night.
The overall length of the 1963 Dart is 16 feet, 3.9 inches.
Heater Blends Air in '63 Dart
The heating system on the compact 1963 Dodge Dart provides custom-blending of hot and cold air.
The system achieves the desired temperatures by varying the percentage of air flowing through the heater core.
This mixing of hot and cold air allows more precise control of temperatures and provides instant response to adjustments of the control lever.
Safety Door Lock
Rear door lock buttons in the 1963 Dodge Dart must be pulled up before the door can be opened. This feature assures maximum protection for children riding in the back seat.
The 1963 Dodge Dart's glove compartment door has cup stands on the inner surface.
The 1963 Dodge Dart has single headlights which are seven inches in diameter.
The ornamental trim parts on the 1963 Dodge Dart have round edges to protect the body paint from cutting or cracking.
The floor carpeting in the 1963 Dodge Dart has a polyethylene backing which improves its resistance to wear.
Dart Features Large Trunk
The high contour of the trunk lid on the compact 1963 Dodge Dart provides maximum luggage space--a total of 30.2 cubic feet.
The Dart's low trunk sill, which is only 22 inches from the ground, makes loading and unloading easier.
New Wipers for Dart
The overlapping sweep patter of the 1963 Dodge Dart windshield wipers improves driver visibility by eliminating the uncleaned triangular area in the center of the windshield.
Special machines used to test the 1963 Dodge Dart include a door-slammer than opens and shuts a door thousands of times in rapid succession.
Dodge's new compact, the 1963 Dart, has a fully transistorized, two-watt radio which provides "instant play" when it's turned on.
The compact Dodge Dart has an 18-gallon gas tank.
The entire exhaust system on the 1963 Dodge Dart is aluminized to provide longer life.
The 1963 Dodge Dart offers 23 solid or two-tone color variations.
Dart Convertible Has Manual Top
The manually-operated folding top on the 1963 Dodge Dart compact convertible is actually faster to lower and raise than a power-operated top, according to Dodge Chief Engineer George Gibson.
The manual top has a simple tension spring and linkage mechanism which makes it easy to operate.
A conventional, power-operated top is offered as optional equipment.
Grille Resists Rust
The anodized aluminum grille on the 1963 Dodge Dart resists corrosion and retains its luster regardless of weather conditions, according to Dodge Chief Engineer George W. Gibson.
The "positive closure" type latch on the hood of the 1963 Dodge Dart resists vibration forces.
The flow of air for summer cooling in the 1963 Dodge Dart is 350 cubic feet per minute at 30 miles per hour.
The 1963 automatic transmission for the Dodge Dart has a replaceable oil filter which keeps the mechanism free from dirt and contamination.
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