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!
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,
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.
1967 Plymouth Fury wagon with Crossram Sonoramic Longram induction on a 440 ci engine. Wild
Here is one of my first overall build up projects, Every nut and bolt came
out of this car over a 5yr period. I figured that since I was building a
weird car (at that time in 1994 no one was in to station wagons except me I
think) That I should have a wild and weird engine compartment, What you
see is a factory Chrysler intake with a few modern tweaks and upgrades ,
such as billet throttle linkage, carbon fiber air cleaner tops, Indy car
suspension mount for an engine torque rod. It was a great and fun car that
won many awards and was featured in several national magazines, it was even
on the cover of Mopar Collectors Guide! looking back now it seems funny,
I sold a 1972 340 Challenger Rallye car to build the wagon , That E body
is now worth a whole bunch more money than when I sold it. Even so, if
I had it all to do over again I wouldn't have changed a thing, I had so
much fun with the big wagon that it wouldnt have compared with just a
"plain" O'l E body