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.
528 HEMI Start Up On Engine Test Stand
My uncle Cal breaking in the 528 Hemi before it gets dropped into a 1971 Plymouth Scamp race car. Sorry about the turning of the frame during the video, my camera auto turns when I turn the camera. The video will definitely make up for that! Enjoy!!
Engine test stand plans completed!
Finished up the test stand and put my rebuilt big block Chevy on it! The stand worked great!
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.