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Old 08-29-2010, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by strang3majik View Post
no matter how fast it put a Chevy engine in a Dodge. That just flat out breaks my heart.

But...nice work regardless of how depressing it is to see.

I personally would have just put a cam in the 440, plopped a set of flat top pistons in it, decked the block, threw a set of Edelbrock Alum heads on it that were shaved and mildly ported....and plopped it in. That basic combo is good for roughly 550hp/550tq. More then enough to move that truck. Oh...and the cam guy told me that combo is probably closer to 650/650.

But...thats just me.
I know, the 440 def. needed a cam, but that would have most likey brought my mpgs from 9 to 8 or less. I'm now getting 18 on the highway, and the truck is 520lbs lighter then it was before.
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