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.
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.
414 Small Block Mopar
Pulling it into the garage after its first drive with the new engine.
414 Small Block Mopar. 340 bored .020" with 4" Scat cast steel crank, Scat I-beam rods, Keith Black forged step dish pistons. Edelbrock heads Stage 2 ported from Shady Dell Speed Shop, custom ground retrofit hydraulic roller cam from Indio Motor Machines (238/242 @50 duration, 586/540 lift intake/Exhaust), TTI headers, TTI 2 1/2" Exhaust, LD340 intake, 750 Holley Double Pumper, Mallory Unilite distributor with 20 initial and 32 total timing.
1969 Dart GTS 340 Burn Out
A burnout video as promised. Here is a big thanks to all the folks at http://www.forabodiesonly.com/ who helped me turn a trailer of parts into this restored 1969 Dart GTS. Those were some sticky Mickey's after that.