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Hot Rods slant 6

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Aaron85706, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. GTS225
    Joined: Jul 2, 2006
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    On this, you and I agree. Tilted to the left, it would have gotten all the service needs pointed up, rather than down. Tuneups, oil changes, all of it would have been so much easier. Add to that, a straighter shot from the intake into the valves and cylinders that would have helped a bunch in it's breathing abilities. It might have been a bear to get a decently designed intake, though.

    Roger
     
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  2. earlymopar
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    Yes Doug, I've been fortunate to have watched that car run a few times. Here is a link:

    I also recall carburetion like side-draft webers or similar. It's running somewhere around 112-115 mph and yes, very impressive.

    - EM
     
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  3. HRBOB34
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    Check out Clifford !
    I'm helping a friend do one now for his truck!
    We are going to run Clifford manifolds and carbs.
     
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  4. porknbeaner
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    I had a '64 440 with the slant 6 and the push button tranny. I was not going to set any land speed records or even make a decent showing on the 1320 but it would get right on down the road.

    We used it and abused it. It was unstoppable.
     
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  5. Phil1934
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    Me too. 330 with Scheib paint job.
     
  6. buick bill
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    I remember when 225s and 440s were a dime a dozen and about a dime .not so much anymore !
     
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  7. I agree and it’s relatives aren’t bad either. 318,340,383,426,440 and the Hemi......pretty nice family tree.
     
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  8. DDDenny
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    Right on, that one!
    Thanks for the video.
     
  9. HERE'S an idea.... Picture 17948.jpg Burls car engine.jpg Burls car engine2.jpg Burl Fennell.jpg
     
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  10. earlymopar
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  11. denis4x4
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    I stand corrected!. I had a 63 Dodge Dart with this engine and wouldn't it require a new pan if it were installed in an upright position?
     
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  12. RichFox
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    I uprighted a Lotus 907, which came as a slant four. I had to modify the pan. Not buy a new one. Also the pickup and make provisions for oil drain back from the valve covers.
     
  13. Casual 6
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    That's mine and I call it a "SLANTED" Slant 6.
     
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  14. Clik
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    My old boss had me pulling a 10,000 pound trailer with a slant six van. I complained that it was a turd going up hills and overheating. He said it had no resale value "so run it 'til it blows". I wanted a new service truck so I held it to the floor everywhere it went. Temp gauge stayed buried but it never blew. Wraymen may remember a game of chicken I played on Chillum Rd with that truck. People talked about it for years.
     
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  15. GTS225
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    And now we all understand why, in 1987, Mopar killed the slant, at about the same time they brought out the new 3.0 V6.

    Roger
     
  16. George
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    The /6 took a wide engine bay, the newly acquired AMC 6 was strait up and allowed narrowing the cars.
     

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