440 Camshaft drive FAIL!!!
So our rebuilt 440 with only 300 miles (at most) on it, developed a problem
when stopping at a traffic light, it wouldn't idle. It had lost 20 deg. of
ignition timing, so we twisted the distributor, and it ran well again. Then
a short time later it did the same thing again, another 20 deg. of timing
lost. We couldn't twist the distributor far enough, so had to pull and
adjust the drive gear, to get it firing at the right time, but this time it
wouldn't run quite right, and lost top end power.
We tried everything a group of us could think of, but in the end pulled off
the timing cover, to discover that the single bolt drive with 1 locating
pin had suffered a major failure! We hope no valves are bent, but are still
determining that, 2 chrome moly pushrods are bent, the timing sprocket is
trashed, and we are NOT Amused!!! These were all brand new name brand
parts, so why did they fail???
We will be going with a 3 bolt camshaft sprocket retainer this time!
Preston Herrick's "Blown" 440 Duster - Initial fire-up
Highlights from initial fire-up. Assembled another '70 440 shortblock with
lower compression (8.5:1) Speed Pro forged pistons. Topped off with 6-71 Supercharger and dual 750 Edelbrocks.
Waiting for electric pusher fan to arrive - no space for anything between
radiator and blower drive.
Can already tell this will be a different beast from the NA 440 it
Test drive clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x2snjtcctQ
Visit project website at: http://www.70duster440.com
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 other truck is a 1951 ford f100 on a 1991 dakota frame.
My Mopar 440 cid 1st startup
My Mopar 440 cid initial start-up after we rebuilt it in automotive class
at Fayetteville Technical Community College in N.C. Installed all new parts
and bored .030. I put this engine in my 1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee.
Dodge Challenger Engine Build
This is my 73 Dodge Challenger, I need to build an engine for it so watch
me go from building diesel engines to trying my hand at a 440 build,
1968 Dodge Charger 440 R/T Rebuild
Here's a bunch of pictures showing the rebuild of my 68 Charger. It's now
road legal and drives superb. She has a late 440 with 727 Auto, Holley, and
40 series Flowmasters. She sounds SWEET !! :)
BoxWrench Basic Engine Building Video -How to Repair DVD
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