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ChrisC
10-30-2006, 05:48 PM
Im in the process of rebuilding a pre-1970's 440 out of a Duster. :D I currently have headers, purple cam and lifters for perfromance parts. I would like to get a piston set to boost compression ratio a bit, perfromance intake and get the heads ported. [36]

In the near future im looking to drop this engine into either a power wagon, or a duster or dart (if I can even find one). I was wondering what kind of input you dodge guys would have on this 440 build im doing. Any recommendation on performance parts or mods? [cheers]

tenpack
10-31-2006, 06:19 AM
I'm not smart by any means, but i'd suggest a dual plane for a 4x4 cause they got power to around 5500 RPM, whereas a single plane is more for higher RPM.

I'd get a good high capacity oil pan, moroso makes one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MOROSO-DEEP-SUMP-OIL-PAN-MOPAR-DODGE-383-426-HEMI-440_W0QQitemZ270046892203QQihZ017QQcategoryZ38657Q QrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

and for a distributor, i like these guys

http://www.performancedistributors.com/chryslerdui.htm

BONUS, they have camo plug wires.

Wagz
11-01-2006, 03:34 PM
Are you going to put a 6 pack intake on it??

ChrisC
11-01-2006, 10:48 PM
that would be a really sweet set up but Im looking at parts cost wise.

Lurker
11-02-2006, 08:55 AM
What are your head casting numbers?

ChrisC
11-02-2006, 07:34 PM
I dont know what they are yet. Just pulled the tranny off and got the engine on the stand yesterday. Going to get the block serial and head numbers tommorow morning. Does anyone know what pistons and intake are a good match for a purple cam?

FU Toolbag
11-05-2006, 03:25 AM
Put it in an omni. That would be different.

A couple years ago my dad was looking at kits to put 400-440 into lasers and even carivans.

get stuck
11-06-2006, 12:11 PM
44os are sweet man good luck

Claveland 4x4
11-10-2006, 09:26 PM
Im in the process of rebuilding a pre-1970's 440 out of a Duster. :D I currently have headers, purple cam and lifters for perfromance parts. I would like to get a piston set to boost compression ratio a bit, perfromance intake and get the heads ported. [36]

In the near future im looking to drop this engine into either a power wagon, or a duster or dart (if I can even find one). I was wondering what kind of input you dodge guys would have on this 440 build im doing. Any recommendation on performance parts or mods? [cheers]

Well you dont need much to boost the power of a 60's 440. However, the 440 never came from the factory in a duster which, by the way, werent made till 1970. A little porting in the heads is always good, and get the bottom end balanced! Im no expert by any means but when i am going to do the 440 for my Barracuda it'll get lightweight forged aluminum pistons, medium to large cam, better heads, balanced crank and rods, headers, a Performer RPM or Street Dominator intake and Holley DP carb, roller valve train and stainless valves plus a few other goodies! Good luck on your build.. go mopar! [36]

Always broke
11-19-2006, 09:02 AM
Alot of the guys i have seen instead of the 440 block they use the 400 block put a 440 crank in it with the KB short top pistons i have heard you end up with a 472ci and they balance up really well and are very powerfull so if your gonna get rid of the stock crank i'll take it for a future build :D:D

Lurker
11-19-2006, 10:22 AM
451 stroker is what you get with 400 block and 440 crank.

4.34 bore and a 3.75 stroke. Well I guess a bigger bore if it's hogged out 10 to 30 thou over.

BrentG
11-19-2006, 04:03 PM
I got that dart you're looking for
68 2dr 318 right now

also have a 74 cuda, and a 70 challenger if anyone's interested

Claveland 4x4
11-19-2006, 10:13 PM
I got that dart you're looking for
68 2dr 318 right now

also have a 74 cuda, and a 70 challenger if anyone's interested

Im looking for a project or two ... pm me with a # or some details and prices on them plz. Of course Chris has got dibs on the Dart. I dont want anything messed with or restored, just something in decent shape to start with.

BrentG
11-19-2006, 10:24 PM
778-883-5076
they definitley are project cars