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alfonsothefons
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:57 pm    Post subject: new toy Reply with quote

did some trading around and have a 64 valiant signet in yard now.
anybody switched 6 to 8 on these old timers, header hints,i have t56 6 speed from bu ,any bellhousings available to mate 1971 340 block to 6 speed and also using irs from 280z, call me silly!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if it applies or not. I seem to remember changing the K-frame on a 68 Dart when we switched from a slant 6 to a 340.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Believe it or not I am restoring a 74 Duster right now for a customer. I just finished color sanding and buffing it yesterday and it also has a 225 slant 6 which the previous owner had tried to hot rod. It had a header and 4 barrel offy manifold, but I returned it to stock. I still have it if you want it It had a small engine fire, and still has some wiring issues that need to be addressed. We used a 67 Dart for a donar car.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you mean whole motor or intake and exhaust?
was digging info on sixes, there one running 9,34 with turbo /6 in simca ,another door slammer 11.60 ,
did not know potential of these /6 ,anyone out there race these and can we chat?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been 9 months since your last post, but here is what I know about the V8-into-early A-Body cars tech info. Hope I'm not too late...

1. The K-member can stay, if you're going from a /6 to a small block V8. That changed in 1967, but the '63-'66 K-member will accept the 318-360 motor mounts with no changes.

2. The left side motor mount is different on the 340s and 360s from the 273/318s. Schumacher Creative Services in Seattle can supply it.

3. TTI (the header company) just came out with a header for the small block V8 in the early A-body, and all pipes are above the steering links. Hold onto your wallet... Sad

4. If you put a V8 into a slant 6 car, you MAY need to get a tie rod from a V8 car, as they have a slight dip, or "sow-belly" in the middle, to miss the oil pan.

That's IT... Oh; the 360 Magnum motors have a different "out-of-balance" external balance spec. than the L-A 360s. You'll need to get a flexplate from B & M for either of them, if you go with a Torqueflite and a 360.

I'd recommend a stronger rear axle assembly, too... those little 7.25" units won't last long behind a V8... ANY V8.... LOL!

If you can't find an A body 8.75", the 8.25"s are pretty strong, and I've heard that certain B-body rear ends, which are much easier to find, will fit with only moving the spring perches about 3/4" per side (inboard.) That will necesssitate going to the larger wheel bolt pattern, though.. not a bad idea, anyway.

I love the early A-Bodies... had a '64 Valiant "post" 2-door with a warmed-over 340/4-speed, back in '72-'80. More fun than a barrel full of monkeys! Only car I ever owned that was never outrun... Smile

Ya gotta love a car that never lets you down!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you for info ,car has been sold ,but still have 340 motor
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, 340's are pretty versatile... can make a whole variety of things go fast...

Have fun with it!!! Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is sitting in a 70 dodge stepside mud bogger
and was goin to put in valiant but neighbor fell in love with it and sold it to him for a song
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope it was a great song. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dream by everly bros Smile
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