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Messages - Butch Houghton

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Tech- - Engine / 440 BB, now what to do??
« on: April 07, 2008, 07:40:54 AM »
Yes it is.....Heads & cam selection are the most important things in making horsepower.  

But here's the you want a fairly docile combo you can drive anywhere or something more radical?      Maybe just a nice lope t it so you know somethings there?

If so the easiest way to accomplish that is a Stroker.    The 500" kits from 440 source are under 2K balanced & their stealth heads 899.00 a pair.  top that with good Hydraulic cam & Eddy intake & carb to match &you easily get 500 usable Hp.     The other thing is the Torque will be way up there too & that's what moves a heavy car anyway.

That kinda setup will make it all under 5K rpm so the engine will last forever too.

A correctly built 440 to take Boost with a Blower & an EFI setup that'll really work will wind up more in the 8-10K range depending on what system you use. 

Although the Eddy site shows their 440 mule with their EFI,  Aluminum heads & one of their cam Kits made 490 hp.     I just don't like the specs on their cams.    Supposedly their EFI on a RB is good for 550 hp & it was 450 on a SB. 

Many different ways to go.

General Tech / air cleaner height
« on: April 07, 2008, 07:15:56 AM »
I'm just one of those that believe certain Body-styles just don't look good in certain colors.

But then that's why everybody's different I guess!   

I loved the F6 on my M-code Bee & it is a HIP color.    I like top Banana too on those as far as HIP.    Plumb Crazy works on an E-body but again everybody thinks they gotta have one.

The B3  ( Petty blue or more correctly Basin Street blue in later years ) is a Pretty color too.   Had a 72 Demon here in that color & have a buddy with it on a 74 BB Charger.  

We're doing a buddy's Valiant right now here,  65 Signet 273 Commando car & it was a Dark red but we're tired of the reds too.....going to be Mauve ( Lavender? LOL! ) now & it's really a pretty color.    I talked him into that one too,   course the car is Mini-tubbed & will have dark grey TT's on it with about a 28X12.50 tire under the back too.   It'll work.

just gotta be different.

General Tech / air cleaner height
« on: April 04, 2008, 06:35:09 AM »
Well,  I'm probably gonna Piss ya off but....

Just say NO to HIP colors!    I'm so sick of everybody having to have a High-Impact color on their Mopar I can't stand it.

My preferences for a 69 Bee ( since I had one )  ....

F6 Bright Metallic Green ( mine was )
Sunfire Yellow
Bronze Metallic
Seafoam Turquoise ( really a pretty color & stands out )

Plum Crazy never worked for me or Sublime ( YUK ) & I've been around since these were new.
I feel the same about Reds & Blues nowadays,  just plain overdone. 

What color was the car originally?


Tech- - Engine / 440 BB, now what to do??
« on: April 02, 2008, 05:30:16 AM »
Well, first off......if it's a 73 & cast crank( which it most likely is )  it's not internally balanced,   it's externally balanced.    Look at the damper on the front.  If it says " for cast crank only" &about 2" wide it's an external balance.  Probably have to pull the Pulley to see it.

Cast cranks are good to about 550 HP level.   Low comp & a Centrifugal blower under the hood with the right cam & you're at about that.  Centrifugal kits from  say,  The Supercharger Store ( they do Mopar setups ) will run most likely about 3500.00 or more by the time all is said & done.

The Edelbrock EFI kitis a nice Turn-key setup but I don't think it can support much more than about 450HP if I remember right.,

You need to tell us your budget!


General Tech / air cleaner height
« on: April 02, 2008, 05:17:47 AM »

Right about 3/4"......

383 Ramcharger base.....

And the 440 Ramcharger base.....


HemiFury2008-04-02 10:19:30

General BS and Laughs / California to require smog on pre-76 cars
« on: March 26, 2008, 01:24:02 PM »
Pretty friendly smog inspections,   I have Collector plates on both cars so my Property tax is a lesser rate & you only pay 60.00 once for them.    Paid less than 10.00 for 2 cars this past year in property tax.

It's nice living out away from high-population areas.   You can have em'!


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