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  1. Dartnut

    Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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    Best comment so far IMHO.
    The market is driven by total volume of sales, not just the enthusiasm of a few. (relatively)
    That's why there is so much stuff on the market for small block Chevys for example.
    It's not that it's a particularly better design than anything else, but because they sell a lot of them for profit.
    Sad but true..............
     
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    • barbee6043

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      Heck us Mopar people are lucky we have more available than carpet, seat covers, and spark plugs!!!!! Could be worse, and be into AMC and International!!
       
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      • Darter6

        Darter6 Well-Known Member

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        About 15 years ago I went to a lunch meeting (for a bunch of subjects) with Muscle Motors.There was a person that was from BullDog that was in the aluminum head business. I believe he sold the company by now, he was a older gent.Anyway at the end I got him to the side and asked about making a slant six head.He said that if the market was there, his ball park figure was in the $3000 to $3800 range.
        At the same time I was talking to several header manufactures about doing 6 into 1 slant headers. Most laughed and gave a outright no.Others stated, one off price would be in the $1500 range.A minimum order of 25, the price may be in the $800 wholesale range.

        Most of us that are slant fans are because of budget constraints. And as much as I wanted to,knew that even if they could be retailed at say,$1000 I would most likely loose my ass.Back then Hooker and Clifford headers were in the $300 range.
         
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          Everything just costs so much more. I bought a set of slant Mopar headers new I believe, back in bout 1998-9? was not expensive. But that was 20 years ago. Seems like just yesterday. ( A sure sign of my old age!!!).
          Most of the suppliers of Mopar parts have traditionally been "cottage industries", the little guy in his garage making a living designing and making some parts. Not many younger people want to get into this, make more $ doing something else, benefits, insurance to think of, retired people like me are tired and woreout!
           
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          kesteb Well-Known Member

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          For $2000 plus you can build a nice turbo system. With that, it won't really matter what head you are using. Not enough power, turn up the boost...
           
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          • barbee6043

            barbee6043 barbee 6043 FABO Gold Member

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            Fact is that is the only logical way to make more slant power, I just don't want all that piping! So I drive SLOWwwww in my slant, IF I need the speed, I need a v8! ( yes a BBis a real v8! ha
             
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            • Hyper_pak

              Hyper_pak Old School Chrysler Fan

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              Deep Six Head.
              Deep Six Head.JPG
               
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              • Badvert65

                Badvert65 Long Time Mopar Nut

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              • RustyRatRod

                RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                My understanding was that Doug HAS the Argentine head. Maybe I am mistaken.
                 
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                Badvert65 Long Time Mopar Nut

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                So what is so special about this Argentine head?
                 
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                RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                As mentioned above, closed, heart shaped combustion chambers, bigger valves and better ports. I think there are still pictures of it over on the .org site.
                 
              • Hyper_pak

                Hyper_pak Old School Chrysler Fan

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                I think some crazy strawberry farmer has the Argentine head. Here is the best part of that head:
                Head_SlantSixIIII.jpg
                 
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                Hyper_pak Old School Chrysler Fan

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                Deep Six, 72 Plymouth Cricket Wagon, in 1974 they were running L/Gas. Head was bored for straight steel tubing and it had 3 cut in half Holley 4500 race carbs.
                Deep Six.JPG
                 
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                • halfafish

                  halfafish Damn those rabbits, and their holes! FABO Gold Member

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                  Not to rub it in for all you guys still waiting for your copy, but look what arrived today! Anyone want to take a wild guess what I'll be doing tonight? I see a cold beverage and a warm spot by the fire to cruise through this! :D:D:D

                  dutra book.jpg
                   
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                  • Penstarpurist

                    Penstarpurist Well-Known Member

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                    Dang, I am still waiting. Let us know if it's worth the wait!! I have no doubt it is.
                     
                  • barbee6043

                    barbee6043 barbee 6043 FABO Gold Member

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                    Heck with all the feet of snow you guys get, what else is there!!?????? ha I can glad they are off the press!
                     
                  • Killer6

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                    Factory HEMI Head!
                    Here, do some reading, and hit the links if they still work....................................
                     
                  • cchrishefish

                    cchrishefish Well-Known Member

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                    Man are you lucky! My copy shipped on 02/22 from Amazon. I cannot wait to start my research for a street performance/show slant 6 formula. I also have the 64 Dart repair manual coming from Rock Auto. I am looking for build options because I do not want to go overboard when increasing performance. I want the car to be a thrill on the street and I want the car to be very reliable and practical.
                     
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                    Reliable I second, practical not so much. Hehe.
                     
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