SLANT 6 Mopar or No Car!
Mopars and very attractive women.....Mopars Kicking ASS! What more can you ask for?!
If you like what you hear, come and visit me at CDBaby! In case anyone is curious, yes, I've owned tons of Mopar products! There is a SRT4 in my driveway right now. I've had Coronet R/T's, Challenger RT, Demon's, 300's, SRT8's, I love em all! And I have no problem with other cool Musclecars. I even own a Buick with a V6 that is fairly quick......
However....I loves me Mother Mopar!
Beating on a Dodge 440 big block truck fail
my friends 'smiley truck' taking a friend girl for a drive. i figured it would do her some good but ended up breaking in an awesome way when it hit a pothole. well, i guess it was exciting anyway.
The truck did not break because it was rusty, or old, or parts were loose, or because the truck was on its way out. The truck broke because of the forces involved when it hit the deep hole in the pavement, it bent the flat plates that the U bolts connect the axle to the frame, causing them to pop out, and then fly off. resulting the rear diff to twist, because it was under load, resulting in this.
1967 Chrysler Newport First Start After Sitting For 20 Years
I went to check out this car because it was advertised as having a "valuable 440" which I wanted to rebuild and put in my 73 Challenger. When I got there I found out it was a 383 2 bbl car in incredible shape with 69990 original miles. It had belonged to his grandfather and was parked in 1990/1991 and never started since, nor was it ever registered in anyone else's name, so I am technically the second owner. It wasn't what I came for but I had to take it home.
This is a video diary of getting this great old girl running and will probably only be enjoyed by true car enthusiasts.
November 28, 2012 Update: I haven't been here in quite a while and at first I was a bit dismayed that there are so many lonely aholes in our world and how they tend to flock to the internet. I considered pulling the video but realized there are many people who enjoyed it and that is who I posted it for.
To all of those experts who know so much more than the rest of us please keep your negative comments to yourself.
To those of you who say I should have done more before trying to start, I did.
- The previous owner had pulled the car out of the field with a tractor and his buddy "may have" put the car in gear to slow it down. If the rings were rusted the engine could have been destroyed by that action alone, there was some resistance when I turned the crank pulley over by hand and I was surprised it turned over that easily, but with the engine sitting that long the rings would not be sealing to build up pressure in the cylinders. Therefore I concluded that there was no rusting/seizing so no risk of cylinder wall damage, or that the engine was possibly toast due to "transmission/engine braking"
- The oil was not milky, still "felt" oily and I only planned on running the engine 2-3 minutes to get it off the trailer and onto my hoist to do all the fluids, so I determined it had enough viscosity left to protect it for a short period of time.
- Even an old fuel filter will stop any major contaminants from reaching the carb. So why spend a bunch of money, with the steps I took the chance of me causing any damage at all was miniscule.
For those who were so concerned about our safety, come on. We grew up on a farm before the days of fuel injection and many farm vehicles do not get regularly started so this is a very common practice. The risk is MINIMAL and calculated, note that there is a fire extinguisher at 8:43 in the lower left corner on the trailer. The jerry can is very full by design, gas liquid does not ignite but the vapours do, note that when the gas starts to come out of the spigot that the top of the jerry can is full of gas, not fumes! I don't believe at any time was my brothers face over the carb, these big old girls are so big you pretty well have to stand in the engine compartment to do that. We did our best to slowly feed the engine as little gas as possible to avoid flooding the engine and possibly causing her to backfire.
Anyways, I guess I shouldn't feel like I need to defend myself against a bunch of morons who obviously have nothing better to do with their time than to creep youtube videos so they can leave moronic comments that allow them to feel all high and mighty ... but at least it might stop a few from wasting our time as we try to enjoy videos of common interest.
Thanks to all for the positive comments and feedback.
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.
69 Dodge Charger 383 fly-by
after owning it for 10 years my 1969 Dodge Charger is on the road.Still working the bugs out but listen to that 383 Magnum.It's backed by a 727 Torque Flight automatic and a 3.23 Sure Grip.
My 1971 Chrysler Newport Custom
Description of my 1971 chrysler newport custom. And comparason of 383 chevy small block and 383 chrysler big block engines.Includes music from George Frideric Handels' Music for the Royal Fireworks & The Water Music.
440 Mopar running on the Dyno
Here is a 440" Mopar being Dyno tuned on our computerized Stuska Dyno. This combination make 500hp and 535ft/lbs. It has over 500 ft/lbs from 3800-5300 rpms. It is going in a restored 68 Dart. WWW.TIMZEPPENGINES.COM