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
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!
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.
SLANT 6 Mopar or No Car!
Mopars and very attractive women.....Mopars Kicking ASS! What more can you
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!
I'm back in the old school! I have a "NEW" 70 Coronet R/T! Burnt
Orange/White interior numbers matching, bla bla bla bla!!! Will post pics
of it in my new Mopar song. Yeah, I'm doing another one, yeah I'm corny!
Actually 2 tunes. One, I penned back in the mid 80's called Red Light. It
was about my 69 R/T.
First startup with the 440 after restauration
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,
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.
DJ's duster first weekend.
572 big block Twin F2 procharged mopar built buy steve morris engines and
Jakes performance fabrication
BAD ASS 440 MOPAR CAM FROM HELL * 4-SPEED DANA REAR FLOW MASTERS * START UP & INSANE IDLE
My friend just today bought this awesome '65 Plymouth Belvedere 440,
4-speed, Dana Rear and totally restored. The builder had not even quite
finished it and decided to sell. He had never even started the brand new
engine or driven it out the garage. What a damn deal. The guy cut no
corners at all. Everywhere he could he bought the real Mopar Parts. The car
as you can see is gorgeous. You are hearing it run for the first time on
440 Dodge engine :)
Here is a short vid of our 440 on our homemade engine stand, we had to
build a new one, as the one that held the 318 just wasn't up to holding the
Hopefully we will have this running soon :)
It is painted Race Hemi Orange