I've heard some retarded stuff, but this question tops them all!

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  1. clinteg

    clinteg Well-Known Member

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    I was out at Mo-Kan Dragway at the Hot Rod reunion yesterday running in the Super Modified class. Later on in the day had a couple guys come over and talked about the car, what the paint was, engine, etc. One guy had a '69 Dart himself, but they were both sort of perplexed at the fact the engine was a 340/417 stroker. I explained it about 3 times on why it was that way. Bigger crank, different rods and pistons, pistons move further in the cylinder which creates more cubic inches of volume. Simple right? The Dart guy's buddy then asks "So since it's bigger now, you can put big block heads on it right?"

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    • superchargeddrt

      superchargeddrt Well-Known Member

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      Duh?????? LOL
       
    • MOPARMITCH

      MOPARMITCH Mekong Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      :BangHead::BangHead::BangHead::BangHead:
       
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      • Demonracer

        Demonracer 71 Demon 00 Ram 16 Chrysler 300S 05 Caravan FABO Gold Member

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        Gotta love the great unwashed...LMAO
         
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        adriver Blazing Apostle

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        • rumblefish360

          rumblefish360 I have escaped the evil Empire State! FABO Gold Member

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          His approx. age was ....
           
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          daredevil Well-Known Member

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          Should have told him it was already done
           
        • clinteg

          clinteg Well-Known Member

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          They were in their 60's believe it or not
           
        • Bigdummy

          Bigdummy Not a Nova FABO Gold Member

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          Did you offer him some chewing gum?


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          • famous bob

            famous bob mopar misfit

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            bet he was for Hillary rod`em rodem Clinton too !
             
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            • 69383valiant

              69383valiant It is what it is...

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              So which set of big block heads are you gettin? Lol
               
            • norton

              norton Doing the best that I can

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              I just want to know, what your response was.
               
            • Ben Drinkin

              Ben Drinkin Hey bartender! FABO Gold Member

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              Of course you can. Everybody knows that...
               
            • clinteg

              clinteg Well-Known Member

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              I was thinking a set of 426 Hemi heads would fit just right. Will look like a fat girl in yoga pants. #muffintop

              I wasn't witty enough to come up with a smart ass answer but was polite and replied "No I can't do that because it's still a 340 block. The block hasn't changed from stroking it."
               
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              • 69_340_GTS

                69_340_GTS Well-Known Member

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                I think 392 Hemi heads. They are smaller. :rolleyes:
                 
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                • clhyer

                  clhyer Well-Known Member

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                  Someone a lot smarter than I am once told me that everyone is an idiot - just in different subjects...
                  I hate to think how many dumb ass computer questions I have asked geeks over the years!
                  C
                   
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                  • JoeSBP

                    JoeSBP RLTW!

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                    This is my only fear as I grow older..:rolleyes:
                     
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                    • ir3333

                      ir3333 Well-Known Member

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                      don't be too hard on them.
                      .a lot of guys love their cars but don't know a lot about them and would also rather get someone
                      else to repair or modify them,and that's o.k.
                       
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                      • 74Dusted

                        74Dusted Stock Piler of 340's

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                        Actually, yes. With a couple modifications and some notching/clearancing at the deck for the pushrods to clear, you can put 1st Gen Hemi Heads on an LA block
                         
                      • Darthomas

                        Darthomas Ashamed to be seen in foreign cars

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                        That is very cool.
                        What choices then are available for intakes on such a combo?

                        A long time ago I wished there were a way to put hemi heads on a low deck big block.
                         
                      • clinteg

                        clinteg Well-Known Member

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                        Ah yes I do recall reading about this mod a couple years ago now that you mention it.
                         
                      • TrailBeast

                        TrailBeast AKA Mopars4us on Youtube

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                        Tell em it has VW heads because they are lighter.
                         
                      • crlush

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                        My buddy had a Volare we took it up to the parts store and when we got out two guys were in the parking lot, one of them said that's a sweet nova, does it got a 350 in it. My buddy just said yupp.
                         
                      • Max1196

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                        No notching needed when used on the 318 "wide block", it's already clearanced for the layed over pushrods.
                         
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