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Re: OT- Dodge Lil\' Red Express = tow rig?
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a good powered 360
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I wouldnt call 225 horses a good powered 360. That motor has as its ancestor the 340, the 318 and the 273 before that. My 68 Dart GTS 340 made 275 horses before i did anything to it. My fathers 67 Fury Wagon had a 318 with a 2bbl carb that made 230 hp. I had a 67 dart GT with a Forumla S 273 with 235 hp! If you add 87 cubic inches to a motor design and it goes DOWN 10 hp it's not a good powered motor.
The chrysler smallblock is a great motor. I think they still make the damn thing as the 5.2 liter. It never got the respect the GM and ford smallblocks got, but its a great little engine. I had a bunch of cars with one version or another of that motor. The one in the li'l red express is a depressing, wheezy boat anchor, choked to death by smog regulations.