Mopar 383 Big Block with 727 start up in a 1970 Dodge D100 Sweptline. 383 bored .30 over, Hooker Super Competition headers, Holley Street Avenger carb, Edelbrock 383 Performance Intake, Mopar Performance valve covers and air cleaner.
The beast is alive!
This is the first time we have started the car (10/3/09). The engine sounds a lot better in person, though it is stock inside. We have owned this car since December of 2005 and have never heard it run. The car is a 1954 Studebaker which has a 1966 mopar 383 out of a Plymouth Belvedere. The car is a real rat rod!
dodge dakota big block 383 with air ride! 1lowdingo
my 94 dodge dakota 383 big block. single handedly built in my spare time over winter in my garage. there are barely any parts available for this big block swap so some of the hand crafted parts were a pain! motor mounts, headers, oil pan and cross-member were just to name a few but its all worth it to say BUILT NOT BOUGHT!
my pro-formance unlimited 383 450hp
my 383 chevy from proformance unlimited. was very disapointed with this engine. payed way to mutch 4 what it is. thay use cheep parts other then the heads. after haveing the engine runing 4 a week and not even driving the car the engine blue up b/c thay put a cheep dipstick in it that came incontact with the crank and the tip broke off and just fucked everthing up. when i called and told them about it thay said "that happends" and when i asked what thay could do 4 me thay said thay could rebuld it for a price. there scumbags and bild crap.
Dodge 440 startup after tunning.
Ok, here it is, my long awaited engine. I know everyone has been asking WTF have I been up to tinkering in the garage on for hours, finally I broke out the camera to share with you my newest edition to the family! LOL. I'm very proud to be an official Mopar Big Block owner and proud to say it's ready for the road. This is my 440, 7.2 Liter 1976 Dodge engine in my 1970 Dodge Sweptline D100 truck. With the help of my good friend Robert Solis, we have cooked up a wonderful little recipe for around 525-550 HP which we are not quite finished with. So far we have put in the Lunati Cam Adv. Duration: 292°/292°Gross Lift: .480''/.480'', Holley Street Dominator Intake Manifold, Holley 750 4-Barrel Carburetor with Electric Choke, Holley 110 GPH Fuel pump, new chrome alternator a must have for effect, new water pump, Flowtech Ceramic Headers, MSD electronic ignition and distribution, champion copperhead plugs. (Side note, the plugs that autozone has for the 440 are wrong, take your old plugs down to match them to get the right ones), steel braided dress up kit and of course the real deal Mopar valve covers and air cleaner; very important for a Mopar owner. We don't yet have the headers stitched into the mufflers so you are hearing the engine straight out of the new headers. I'm waiting for the push rods to show up before I can put in the new rockers. But, it's coming together nicely. Next, the Hughes Performance stall converter and a floor mounted B&M Shifter and we should be gettin down the road. Oh yeah, posi and disc brakes next. Till then I can't really get on it too hard on city streets even though it's ready for it...! I'll be sure to get some burn outs up shortly for all you Mopar fans as well as the build up pics and videos.
My 1968 Dodge 383 getting it's final inspection
This is the final test work being done on my 383 before Portland Engine Rebuilders bags it up and gives it back to me. It all checked out good! It was checked at 3 different RPM speeds for valve adjustment, oil pressure, oil flow, proper compression, rocker oiling and leaks. Prior to this they also checked for proper torques, timing marks, etc.