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.
Daihatsu Rocky wth 340 Mopar V8! Streetwize Performance Project Update Clip 3 of 3
Here it is gang....sorry it took so long to get the Video up, I've been going through some family issues so Rocky got bumped down the priority list a bit.
Please see the previous video for all the specs on the 341" Motor, this thing really turned out stout, it feels like it wants to jump out tof the frame. I can't wait for spring! I'm gonna try to make the Pinks ALL OUT event coming up in Charlotte in April. Still got to get the 4.56 Geared 8 3/4 Mopar Posi and 11" drum brakes up under her. Thanks for watching and feel free to ask any questions you may have!!
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.
OM617 start up on the engine stand
This is the OM617.951 I pulled out of the salvage yard for my next project. I changed all of the filters, added fresh oil, filled the block with cold water, and fired it up for the first time.
Why we need an engine test stand
Two engines my friends started for the first time and seated the rings. There were problems starting each one for the first time. It was funny and my friend was so frustrated, he swore he wouldn't start anymore engines in cars without first starting them on an engine stand to see that all problems were fixed.