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Blower

Blower Peter Black, Geelong, Australia, 1967 Dodge Coronet 440 500 Hi Rick, long-time reader & subscriber, big fan. I've had this 440 engine for about 15 years now. Bought it in 1000 pieces and rebuilt it as a fairly stock…

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…