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.
71 Scamp ,650 Hp Small Block, 4 spd ,Test drive.
More power than you would ever need on the street, the shift light comes on
at 7000 rpm, 4:88 gears with a 30 x 11.5 M/T radial slick and it brakes
loose at the touch of the throttle. I don't even get it out of third gear.
Here is my Combo
71 Scamp Street /strip car,
4 spd 833 Trans Alum Case super pro shifted by Liberty
Clutch is by Advanced Clutches
2900 lbs me in car 4.88 gears 29.5 x 10.5 m/t slicks
Custom built tube front end, coil over, Rear is 3 link coil over
R3 block, 4.070 bore 416 CI
4" Scat light weight Pro Comp Crank
Scat H beam Rods with 2000 ARP bolts
Diamond pistons 11.30/1 W 65cc camber heads.
Solid roller, Bullet Cam, grind # CRA 298/307-08R
Part # 504000
T&D Rockers 1.65/1 makes about .700 lift
Indy heads #230-2 fully CNC ported and built by Shady dell speed shop Flow
325 @ 700 lift
Indy intake manifold #360-3 also ported and blended
860 Pro systems Carb built for my combo
Kevko racing oil pan
68 Dart 340 4 Speed Run
My 1968 Dart after I transformed it from a slant 6 auto to a car with a
1968 340 that I built myself, 4 speed manual trans., and an 8.75, with 3:91
ratio limited slip diff. In the beginning, the first car you see pass by
is a COP! I waited a few seconds for him to get down the road a ways
before I took off. Sorry about the poor sound quality from the camera.
1968 Dodge Dart GTS
1968 Dodge Dart GTS 340 4 speed, J heads, 2.02, 1.60 valves MP 508 292
Purple Shaft Running through Flowmasters. Work in Progress. Full body
restoration and paint by Jerry's Auto Caft in Downers Grove IL
Test Driving 1968 Dodge Dart GTS 340 V8 Mopar Muscle Car
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Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St Charles, Missouri
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
Mr. Norm Interview, Pt. 1 - How the '68 Dart GSS Was Created
Patrick Krook, CEO of ShowYourAuto.com, interviews legendary
high-performance Dodge dealer Norman Kraus (Mr. Norm) on how his Grand
Spaulding Dodge created the Dart GSS, a fire-breathing compact muscle car
with a 383 c.i. engine that Dodge's engineers claimed couldn't be built.
Ironically, this car inspired the factory-built Dart GTS with the same
You'll also find out what GSS stands for.
To hear about Mr. Norm's new-for-the-21st --century Dart GSS, (behind him
and Mr. Krook during this interview), be sure to watch Part 2, now live on
Videography and Editing: artistmac