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Cam Shafted

I am told that ’68 340s used a dif- ferent cam than the later engines. What can you tell me about it First of all, your statement is about 25% right. How do I arrive at that number? Well, only the manual trans ’68s used a unique cam
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Your Ass is Mass

I know you have written many times, especially in some of the write-ups on the One Lap Valiant, about how important cutting out weight is. Can you expand on this a bit more? I would think that adding more power could give the same
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Wire Fire

I installed a stereo amp and electric fan in my ’73 Challenger which, combined, requires more juice from the alternator. I’ve installed a 130-amp alternator but wiring has me stumped. I would like to run 4 ga. wire from alternator to
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Tow ‘N’ Slow

My 5.2L powered 1997 Ram pulls itself in OD at 70 MPH very well but the engine is loafing along at ~1750 RPM. Add a tall travel trailer and the 318 isn’t producing enough torque to keep a steady 70 MPH in OD (on flat road) at the 1750 RPM.
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