440 in a body with hemidenny k frame

Big Block A body Tech

  1. woody30

    woody30 woody30 FABO Gold Member

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    Who has a 440 in an A body with a hemidenny k frame?? Just wondering what headers to use etc and how stuff fits. ie rack and pinion stuff and if big block manual trans stuff works.
     
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    4spdragtop FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Watching this with interest!!
     
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    davescuda FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    waiting, anybody
     
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    I will go out on a limb here and say that I would imagine that clearances and fitments would be extremely similar to the Alterktion. Search will turn up plenty of information. I am sure someone will eventually chime in with some hands on experience.
     
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    inkjunkie Well-Known Member

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    why not just ask Denny?
     
  6. desmo900

    desmo900 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    The horse's mouth? Who wants information straight from the source...?
     
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    71and done Well-Known Member

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    I have the new front end. I use the Indy SR heads with automatic transmission. Used elephant ears for motor mounts. TTI 2 1/8" step headers. I know you asked about a manual trans. but I reduced a lot of clearance issues with his front end. It used to take about a 4 to 5 hours to change a starter. NOW about a hour! I hope this helps a little.
     
  8. HemiDenny

    HemiDenny HDK Suspension FABO Gold Member

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    With the HDK / Schumacher mounts I place the crankshaft at at what can be considered the "stock"location......1-3/8" offset to the passenger side. That way, most out of the box headers will fit without steering shaft issues.

    With the standard HDK the crank is appox 1/2" higher than the "stock" location at the front of the motor allowing additional ground clearance....if "stock" height is required...it can easily be done. I find most prefer the additional ground clearance....especially since there are no issues with torsion bar interference / rub. Most headers / exhaust have more than an extra 1/4" (at bellhousing area) clearance and tucking the exhaust up an extra 1/4" is actually a plus.

    I have done numerous manual shift cars and usually slightly modify the Brewers / factory bellhousing clutch cross-shaft mount....I want it to operate smoothly...no bind. Every thing else is el'-stocko....out-of-the-box / factory

    I really like the TTI headers...thick flanges mean no leaky. I use out of the box B/E Hemi headers on my Duster build, but the last few I have used the model TTi special built for "tubular" K frames. Mostly #3 and #5 pipes are re-routed to allow easier access to the steering shaft.

    Sorry I missed this earlier....feel free to ask anything and I will do my best.
     
  9. HemiDenny

    HemiDenny HDK Suspension FABO Gold Member

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    BTW....TTi has several headers to choose from for your hi-deck 440.... street / race....OEM /torsion bars.... specific for tubular Ks....including models that work with all.

    Name your poison.
     
  10. davescuda

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    Thanks. Wow about trans shields (auto) how close are they to the floor tunnel pinch weld.
     
  11. HemiDenny

    HemiDenny HDK Suspension FABO Gold Member

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    Good question Dave.

    It gets tight on the std model (B/RB only) for the shield... but can be resolved simply by spacing the whole K down (up to) 1/2"....which by the way, is essentially what the Hemi version is.

    Of course, NO issue on the small blocks with the standard K....all kinds of room
     
  12. davescuda

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    Are you saying up to 1/2 inch below factory hight. So in that case. What header is best to keep it up in the car. I like to run the Sheild not the blanket. I am so close to doing this convention. Just a few things I wanted to ask and this was one of them. The only thing is my car is all painted now. I like to mock up everything first so I am comferable with the build.
    I think I way go to Nats. Not a 100% yet. Trying to get one of my buddies to go, 12 hour ride. See what happens. I like to bs with on this.
    Thanks Dave
     
  13. HemiDenny

    HemiDenny HDK Suspension FABO Gold Member

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    no....my std K is 1/2" above stock....and can be lowered/ spaced down to stock....or use the Hemi version putting it the same as stock.
    in other words, the Hemi version places the motor / crankshaft exactly 1/2" lower than the std model.

    At the tent in Columbus (Mopar Nats) I will have a K-frame package in a 67 Dart with no motor....no front end sheet metal and light coil over springs which is a good way to view the set-up and watch the travel. of course, the silver Duster (and others) will be parked close by in case you want to check out the Hemi version.

    I look forward to the BS....you will be in good company.

    Denny
     
  14. Dartn440

    Dartn440 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    I used HDK and full TTI exhaust with flow master 40s with my 440 72 Dart Build. 1 7/8"
     
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    What spring rate did you go with for your coil overs?

    Thanks
     
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