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

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…

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…

Duster vibration

Tech Question Bill Fogler, Medina, OH, 1970 Plymouth Duster 340 I have a 1970 Duster 340 4-speed I had purchased as a 6 cylinder conversion. It has always had some vibration at 60 MPH. The trans has been rebuilt and a new…

Charger headers

Tech Question josh shakl, Lake Havasu, AZ, 1972 dodge charger 440 Hi rick, im 16 years old and I just bought my first car: a1972 Dodge Charger SE with a 440 in it. I am rebuilding the 440 right nowand my qustion is this: I bought a…

Dak engine choice

Tech Question ron hamilton, minden, NV, 1973 plymouth sebring 318 Hello, I want a newer Dak. Do you like the 5.2 motor or the4.7? I'm going to search for one with an auto trans. and 4 wheel drive. Arethe auto overdrive trannys the…

383 Rebuild

Tech Question Mark Matteson, Bridgeport, WV, 1966 Chrysler Newport 383 I have a 1966 Chrysler Newport. Except for the winter months when salt ison the road, the car is a daily driver. I am rebuilding the 383, keeping it mostly…

Hookers

Hookers Glenn Menard, Memphis, TN, 1973 Plymouth 'Cuda 440 I am planning on replacing the exhaust system on my 'Cuda and wanted to get your opinion on a few options. The car has a fairly"warmed over" 440: 0.040 over - Kieth Black…

ClutchFlite

Tech Question Sam Doh, Auckland, New Zealand, 1970 Chrysler Valiant 245 Love your show, E-booger. This is less of a tech Q but moreout of curiosity. I'm interested in this Clutchflite business, I understandthe basic working…

Electronic distributor

Tech Question Ed Butenschoen, Eau Claire, WI, 1965 Plymouth Sport Fury 383-4 Rick, I use your tech info all the time and most of itprinted out for my shop files. Here's my latest dilemma... I have a stock 383-4 in my C body with…

Six Pack idling

Tech Question Jan Wärnström, Katrineholm, Sweden, 70 Challenger T/A Six-Pack 340 Rick, my friend Conny drives a '70 T/A Challenger 340 Six Pack since '77.I know that you like the six pack and have driven this combo. for many…