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Tech Q & A

Technical questions about Mopar builds, repairs, and anything else Mopar.

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…

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…

Daliants and Vlarts

Daliants and Vlarts Bobby Sowers, Deer Park, TX, 1964 Plymouth Valiant 170 I think Is it true that 1963 thru1966 Plymouth Valiants are the same body and parts can be interchanged? I just bought a '64 Plymouth Valiant wagon and I'm…

End Play

End Play Jayson Fleming, Roseville, MI, 1964 Dodge Dart GT 340 I recently removed this 340 due to lack of power. During inspecting I found the thrust face bearing was wiped out so bad that the crank could travel about .040-.050 end…

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…

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…

Clatterbox

Clatterbox John Matthews, Grimes, IA, 1999 Dodge B1500 318 My buddies and I bought a 1999 B1500 318 Conversion Van to go tailgating in. On initial start up there is no oil pressure, after a couple seconds it will go up to 40 psi…