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Hemi Hassle

Hemi Hassle Gino Faini, Framingham, MA, 1970 Plymouth Cuda 426 I have a 1966 426 Hemi engine in a 1970 'Cuda. The engine was just redone, new rings, bearings, guides, seals. My problem is, after a short time of driving the oil…

Internal Bleeding

Internal Bleeding Bob Johnson, Pittsburgh, PA, 1968 Dodge Charger 440 Rick, thanks for providing all of the useful tech articles on moparaction.com - I'm sure you are busy, but I was hoping you could point me in the right direction on an…

Joshing

Joshing Josh Tracy, Kirkland, WA, 1969 Plymouth Sport Satellite 318 I just switched to electronic ignition and it worked well for a while (though harder to start from the get go, which confused me since my understanding is that the…

Magnum Manyfold Manifold

Magnum Manyfold Manifold Frank Ohlhorst, Medford, NY, 79 Dodge Magnum 440 The Jury seems to still be out on this one - When installing an aluminum intake on a big block - what is the best way to seal it! - Some say the factory…

Max Factor

Max Factor Andrew Cornwell, Virginia Beach, VA, 1966 Dodge Charger Were all 413's Max Wedges or could you get a standard 413? Andy, 99.9% of all 413s were low-perf "station wagon" engines with very mild cams, log…

Meeting Resistance

Meeting Resistance Don L, Alton IL, 1996 Dodge Dakota 360 Hello, love the Mag , anyway I am looking for some decent plug wires for my 360, But why use wires with resistance? Would zero resistance be better? I remember a few yrs ago…

Swaps 101

Swaps 101 Josh Watson, Addison, NY, 1964 Plymouth valiant V200 , 225 I have a 64 Valiant V-200 with the original 225 slant with the push button auto, I'm working on an engine swap, which is a 273 with slight mods which include a…

Oil pan drain plug

Tech Question Jason Beert, Rapid City, SD, 1986 Dodge B150 van 318 I just bought this van. I thought it'd be a good idea tochange the oil. Come to find out (too late) that it doesn't have a typicaldrain plug. This drain plug…

All Choked Up

All Choked Up Neal Zimmerman, Eugene OR 1963 plymouth belvedere 318 poly What typically brings on flooding conditions?- My 318 poly with Carter four barrel just started doing the flooding thing, gas smells,long cranking required, super…