AAR Cuda Mopar 340 TA Engine block
In 1969-1970 Chrysler made a special 340 engine for the AAR Cuda and the T/A Challenger. These engines were different than a standard 340 used in other Mopars. The TA engines had the designation embossed on the block, driver side. If you're buying a TA 340 also check the heads by removing the oil cap on the passenger side. With the cap off look inside and the rear rocker should be offset. You may need a flashlight to see it. If you scattered the original engine you may have received a standard 340 replacement block. I've heard stories both ways. My buddy back in 1970 went through 3 warranty transmissions before they said enough. Some of the later blocks which were left over made their way into 1971 340 Road Runners and other cars. If you're looking at a 340, look closely because the TA340 are still around. I hope you enjoy the video and it helps you.
Go for a Spin in a 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A with 340 Sixpack Engine and 320hp
http://www.rpmcollection.com Steve Cage shows you his awesome 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 340 "Six Pack" muscle car in "Top Banana" yellow. The slapstick transmission function is used only for upshifts. You manually put it into first gear. As you accelerate - and the rpms are where you want it - you just slap the shift lever to the right. In order to race in the Sports Car Club of America's Trans American Sedan Championship, Dodge built the Dodge Challenger T/A (Trans Am). The 340 engine added a trio of two-barrel carburetors on top of an Edelbrock intake manifold, creating the "340 Six Pack". horsepower was about 320 hp. The engine breathed air through a suitcase sized air scoop molded into the fiberglass hood. Dual Exhausts ran to the stock muffler location under the trunk, then reversed direction to exit in chrome outlets in front of the rear wheels.
Sehr Performance Machine / Franks 340 6 Pack
Frank's build started off with him bringing in just the cylinder heads and 6 Pack intake for a MOPAR 340 that he was going to assemble himself. He wanted us to go through them to get them ready for assembly. This included shot blasting and stress relieving the heads, new hardened seats, valve job, guide work, some bowl blending and port matching, milling the heads, new dual valve springs, retainers, locks and of course new Viton positive seals. We also upgraded his cam with a custom ground, Comp hydraulic flat tappet piece and new lifters. His next batch of parts included his block and rotating assembly. We got everything cleaned up and crack checked and commenced bringing everything back to better than new condition. Frank also gave us the task of finding an original MOPAR fuel block and linkage for his 6 Pack set up. At about this point in time Frank decided to let Scott do the assembling and he had us break in his new engine and sort out the carbs for him as well. For the money he had into it he really didn't want to blow it on a possible missed step. All the data gathered on the Dyno greatly simplified the whole process and Frank has the data that shows what he's got.
Mopar 413 Max Wedge engine on test stand
63 413 Mopar big block engine with vintage Edelbrock STR-14 cross ram intake on the test stand. Going in a 63 Belvedere Max Wedge clone. Complete car is FOR SALE, $16,500.