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  1. SFEbody

    SFEbody Well-Known Member

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    Here goes folks, received my date code correct 440 today as well as my A833. Have the 8 3/4 rear end all rebuilt and ready to install as well. Here is a couple before pics. Stay tuned

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    What was wrong with the slant6?
     
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    Nothing wrong, its been rebuilt and runs like a champ. I am just wanting MORE power, and 4-speed
     
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    She is certainly worthy of a 440. Needless to say; It will become a different car all together, you will know what I mean the first time you drive it with a 440 in it. It's not just the extra power!
    I owned a Challenger with a slant 6 for about 10 years and drove it to work everyday, never got a ticket and it was very good on gas, I take it you have other plans! LOL.

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    Are you going to swap the K frame or use conversion mounts? if you use conversion mounts it will be easier to go back to original, you probably never will though. I wonder how many slant cars still have 6cyl engines not many I bet.
     
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    Idid not know there were conversion mounts, if so I would consider it instead of swapping out the K frame and all the suspension. Anyone know where to find the conversion mounts?
     
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    You can get them here. Schumacher Creative Services Along with a few other things.

    You are still going to want to upgrade the suspension though. At least a set ok V8 T bars and better shocks.
     
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    Good luck with the swap. Going to be a ton O fun with a BB and a 4 speed!
     
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    Engine almost ready.

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    What size carb? and what else have you done to the engine? it looks really nice. Do you have a sure grip in the 8 3/4? you will need it with all that torque going through a 4 speed.
     
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    Ok, So engine is complete and I finished building my engine test stand. 6 is out, 3 speed out. New K frame in and all new STOCK big block suspension. Can't wait to get her home and put in the power brake upgrade. I still need to wire the engine stand, but should be finished this week and can see how she runs. IMG_0083.jpg
     
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    Slant is out..... suspension out.... now the new fun begins
     
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    Very nice. Btw, shouldn’t the weep hole on the water pump be pointing down?
     
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    Good Catch Adam, as my brother was installing this as I was welding up my test stand.... Much appreciated
     
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    Ok.....totally awesome conversion!

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    Ok, here is the firing of the 440, couple exhaust manifold leaks, and a slight miss, but almost there. Here is the link:
     
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    Awesome , nice job on the stand
     
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    Man, going from a /6 to a fresh 440.....gonna be a whole lot of smiles!!!!!

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    Ok so I am updating, found a few restored parts and ready to put in Correct steering wheel, correct jack ( I know its's not perfect) but, is a 70, and a rebuilt steering gearbox

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    Ok so here is the Engine bay ready for rebuilding to carry the 440 put in all the suspension and converted to 70 correct disk brakes.

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