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1964 Dodge Polara

October 2014 Mopar of the Month

George writes: I bought my Dodge in August 1991 for $500.00 and drove it home. The Mopar had an oil-burning Poly 318 engine and the TorqueFlite transmission. The first thing was rebuilding everything underneath: rear end to front end. But the Mopar sat for eight years while I was raising children, then a divorce.

In 2007, I started pouring money in the Dodge.

I went with a 1972 motor home 413 when the first engine got four cracks in it. The 413 was bored out .060, standard pistons; it runs around 9.2 compression. The engine has a 440 6 pack cam, single plane Mopar intake and 750 Edelbrock, Max Wedge manifolds and a custom-built Max Wedge exhaust by a Mopar-run exhaust shop. A Centerforce II clutch is in front of a 1968 A-833 4-speed transmission. The Dodge has the 11.75 discs on for better stopping, with Volare spindles,and pin calipers. The body work was done by a Mopar guy in his shop over one year. A big thanks to Rich Kinsley for swapping and then helping put the 3:54 Dana in and also dropping the engine in without scratching any paint! I could not have done that without him.
View the Work in Progress sample restoration photos.

1964 Dodge Polara, driver side front 1964 Dodge Polara, 4 speed shifter
1964 Dodge Polara, passenger side front 1964 Dodge Polara, engine

I enjoy driving the Dodge!

Eventually my one year old granddaughter gets the car. That way, I’ll be gone if anything ever happens to the Mopar.

I used to keep receipts, but finally just chucked them. I didn’t want my ex to know. More importantly, as you guys well know, you can’t put a price on a dream.

1964 Dodge Polara, rear view
Contact George: Contact owner of 1964 Dodge

Thanks to professional photographer Becca Ford at beccanoell photography in Omaha, Nebraska for the photos and providing permission to display them on this web page. Contact: Contact photographer of 1964 Dodge

Thanks George! All your hard work paid off well. You are livin’ the dream! smile!

Gary H.

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