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340 VS HEMI VS 6.1HEMI,

Old 06-23-2006, 02:32 PM
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Default 340 VS HEMI VS 6.1HEMI,

[8|just a thought,sort of in a pickel now that the new concept challenger might come out
always wanted to put a 426 crate in my 71 challenger IM RESTORING NOW and shelf the
340 for now, but if they make the new challenger exacty like the concept i know im
gonna have to have one.so whats a guy to do?/ stay with the 340 keep it original
and can the 426 idea for now. cant aford to do bothyou guys have any thoughts on this
or anyone else in the same dilimma... mopar fanatic......
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Old 06-23-2006, 06:32 PM
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Default RE: 340 VS HEMI VS 6.1HEMI,

I would stick with the 340 for now, you can always get a 426 later, and wait for the new Challenger. If you don't like the new one after all, you can just go ahead and get the 426. How does that sound?
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Old 06-23-2006, 07:29 PM
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Default RE: 340 VS HEMI VS 6.1HEMI,

while the 426 hemi is awesome, i wouldnt devalue a stock 340 car for a hemi, especially considering the current price of the mopar crate hemi. my 340 is only 9 to 1, as opposed to the stock 10.5 to 1 compression, and im around 463 crank horsepower...
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Default RE: 340 VS HEMI VS 6.1HEMI,

Yeah, even though a HEMI is more valueable than a 340, in this car the original engine makes the car worth more. You can mod it easily for less money than a HEMI. The 340 is a sweet engine to use, it is nothing like a slant six that would have no original value to it.
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Old 06-23-2006, 08:04 PM
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Default RE: 340 VS HEMI VS 6.1HEMI,

thats another good point...parts for the hemi are VERY expensive...hell, even simple things like valve covers cost 2-3 times what they do for a small block.
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Default RE: 340 VS HEMI VS 6.1HEMI,

HELLO, MIRADA, WONDERING WHAT COMBINATION OF PARTS YOU USED FOR THE 439 HP OUT OF YOUR
340??? CHECK OUT MY TOPIC IN NEW MEMBERS AREA UNDER YELLOW ALL NEW.
AM I ON MY WAY THERE TO GET ANYWAY NEAR 440 HP?// ALSO ANY RECOMATIONS FOR A GOOD STREET STRIP COMBO???

THANKS, 71 CHALLY MOPAR FANATIC-------
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OOPS , MIRADA, MENT TO SAY 463 HP NOT THE 440 iE 439, DIDNT MEAN TO ROB YOU
OF 24 HP. THANKS, DAVE

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Default RE: 340 VS HEMI VS 6.1HEMI,

well, its a 70 340 block...30 over, stock crank and rods. when i bought the engine, it didnt come with pistons, and being only 16 at the time, i got the only pistons that i could afford, so it has an emission style piston, with compression around, or right below, 9 to 1. the heads are from a mid to late 80s 360 truck motor. 1.80/1.67, heavily ported...mopar performance cam..edelbrock airgap intake, also ported. roller rockers...proform race carb...functional ram air hood...hooker super competition headers. MSD ignition...

im sure that im missing things.
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THANKS, MIRADA.WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE COBINATIONS IM USING SO FAR
FOR MY BUILD UP.SEE OTHER FORUM
THANKS AGAIN
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well, its a 70 340 block...30 over, stock crank and rods. when i bought the engine, it didnt come with pistons, and being only 16 at the time, i got the only pistons that i could afford, so it has an emission style piston, with compression around, or right below, 9 to 1. the heads are from a mid to late 80s 360 truck motor. 1.80/1.67, heavily ported...mopar performance cam..edelbrock airgap intake, also ported. roller rockers...proform race carb...functional ram air hood...hooker super competition headers. MSD ignition...

im sure that im missing things.
How much did your mods add to it (what was the original dyno output)?
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