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

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…

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…