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Offline shatar4

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What would you do different?
« on: December 29, 2017 - 02:05:57 pm »
I have a 440 bored out .30.
A 505 stroker kit with a 4.250 crankshaft
6700 rods
forged flat top pistons
internal balanced
Performer RPM 440 88cc Cylinder Heads
Dual plane PERFORMER RPM 440 intake
Holley 850 carb
XE295HL Comp cam
10" Converter 3000-3400 Stall
8.75 rear with 3.55 gears
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Re: What would you do different?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017 - 02:13:17 pm »
I probably would of used a proform 950 carb . . . but that all looks pretty good!  When I did my stroker, I used Max Wedge ports for better flow!   Gonna be awesome!   :bigsmile:

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Re: What would you do different?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017 - 02:54:22 pm »
I would have used the 84cc heads, the 88cc heads are open chamber & don't lend themselves to building quench...  Also I'd have used the 17cc dish pistons which give a C/R around 10.2-10.5
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Re: What would you do different?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017 - 06:40:03 pm »
need a big single plane.
The Mopar M1 is a top performer
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.

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?"

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Re: What would you do different?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2017 - 12:10:08 am »
Put EFI on it.
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05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
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Re: What would you do different?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2017 - 06:18:27 pm »
Put EFI on it.

True. Options are awesome right now for that.


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Re: What would you do different?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2018 - 05:34:55 am »
need a big single plane.
The Mopar M1 is a top performer

Would it fit under a R/T hood? Cant find the height of one.
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Re: What would you do different?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2018 - 12:30:57 pm »
Most are no taller than a carb.
Current Mopar
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05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
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Re: What would you do different?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2018 - 05:31:36 pm »
Most are no taller than a carb.
Thanks 70chally440.
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Re: What would you do different?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2018 - 12:52:45 pm »
Welcome  :2thumbs: while EFI might seem daunting, it is well worth he effort.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
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9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: What would you do different?
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2018 - 02:29:54 pm »
Would it fit under a R/T hood? Cant find the height of one.
I machined 3/8" off top of my M1 to fit under hood
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.

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?"

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Re: What would you do different?
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2018 - 04:21:54 pm »
Welcome  :2thumbs: while EFI might seem daunting, it is well worth he effort.
I guess Im a little leary of EFI because I dont understand it yet on a big block. Maybe one day!
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Re: What would you do different?
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2018 - 06:07:01 pm »
I was the same way, had been working with carbs all my life. However, I put an EFI 6 pack system from F&B Throttle Bodies on the car along with a Holley dual sync distributor, MSD ignition and Holley ECU/harness. The more I learned about it the easier it got and the car has never started, idled and ran as good.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: What would you do different?
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2018 - 07:22:34 pm »
I was the same way, had been working with carbs all my life. However, I put an EFI 6 pack system from F&B Throttle Bodies on the car along with a Holley dual sync distributor, MSD ignition and Holley ECU/harness. The more I learned about it the easier it got and the car has never started, idled and ran as good.

what's a dual sync distributor?
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.

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?"

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Re: What would you do different?
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2018 - 07:25:35 pm »
I was the same way, had been working with carbs all my life. However, I put an EFI 6 pack system from F&B Throttle Bodies on the car along with a Holley dual sync distributor, MSD ignition and Holley ECU/harness. The more I learned about it the easier it got and the car has never started, idled and ran as good.

but doesn't a carb give the car a sixties old school personality?
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.

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?"