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Offline 340-FOUR- BARRELL

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Mopar Performance Parts
« on: July 13, 2017 - 12:22:06 am »
My son wants to replace the slant six engine in his nice 1968 D100 short bed fleet side. He asked if I knew about Mopar Pro Shop (MPS) crate turn-key engines. He wants a 375-425 hp  engine. He has $7K to spend.  MPS sells Magnum 360, wedge 413, 440, and up to 540 Hemi crate engines. MPS web site is www.moparproshop.com

I told I'd ask on the c-c.c forum for feedback/testimonials/advice. Thanks




Offline cudabob496

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Re: Mopar Performance Parts
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017 - 12:38:36 am »
don't know, but with that power, may need new tranny, rearend, and brakes for sure.
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.
Up to 4000 RPM, Warp Speed, Up to 5000, Rediculous Speed, Up to 6000 RPM, Ludicrous Speed!

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"

Offline jimynick

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Re: Mopar Performance Parts
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017 - 10:00:44 pm »
Read the thread above this one titled Crate Hemi Disaster and you won't think a "factory" performance engine to be such a great idea. There are many engine builders and a young man should be able to locate then locally or nearby. I'd want to see some prior work and speak to some clients as to satisfaction as well. Go to a local drag or stock car track and speak to the guys running those engines as to who built them and you may also get lucky. Either way, good luck with the search.  :cheers:


Offline Racer57

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Re: Mopar Performance Parts
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017 - 10:20:21 pm »
Talk to local engine builders. Easier to talk about what you want and any possible issues in the future in person than it is over the phone.

Offline burdar

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Re: Mopar Performance Parts
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017 - 11:16:58 pm »
Just to be clear, the "factory" doesn't build ANY crate engines.(possible exception is the new hemi crate that is supposed to be available) The factory contracts with other builders to assemble the crate engines. I think there have been a few different builders for the gen 2 hemi crates over the years.

Do some research on the small/big block crates available now. See if any issues have been found. The factory sold a lot of small block commando crates back in the day. Did they have issues with those?

Offline 340-FOUR- BARRELL

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Re: Mopar Performance Parts
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017 - 11:54:11 pm »
Son called. He said Mopar Pro Shop is misleading the general public with their verbiage. He said he is going to buy a used big block that he can hear and see run. Thanks for the replies.

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Re: Mopar Performance Parts
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017 - 01:06:56 am »
lotta big 60's Chryslers with 440s in them.
buy one and rebuild it
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.
Up to 4000 RPM, Warp Speed, Up to 5000, Rediculous Speed, Up to 6000 RPM, Ludicrous Speed!

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"