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  1. EchoSixMike

    EchoSixMike Well-Known Member

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    Cast iron RB block, basically a megablock replacement, improved if possible, something like the Koleno was.

    Painless(ok, low pain) Eaton(or similar) supercharger kit for the Ram 1500 3.6 V6. S/F...Ken M
     
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    • Johnny Mac

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      not arguing, but it does include an alternator, water pump, all brackets, bolts, etc. (FYI no offense taken as we don't make this one, just retail it) So $250-300 of it is probably in the WP and ALT. i believe a march kit is 440 ish. Toss a 100 amp alternator and HV alum WP in there, and its pretty close. the idea was complete kits to sell with a long block engine. thats the reasoning anyways. if there's a cheaper one out there that i'm missing the boat on, i'm glad to look at it and maybe see if its something we can do better on.
       
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        Right on.
        It's just not my thing, no insult intended.
         
      • Johnny Mac

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        OH i'm with you.lol... i once walked away from a march kit that was on clearance for like $200...just b/c it was $200 i didn't need to spend. my ugly V belts were doing exactly what they needed to be doing.lol
         
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        • famous bob

          famous bob mopar misfit

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          Agee with the v belt thing, some of those bling serpintine kits look totally ridiculous ! I don`t want all that junk on my engine !
           
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          • Jadaharabi

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            New list almost

            Magnum intake LD 5.2-5.9
            Magnum bolt pattern with injector pads that can be drilled and Magnum only bolt pattern.

            Magnum short blocks with the block drilled for LA head oiling from the main oil galley not the #2-#4 cam journal.

            Thicker cast hv oil punps where it can be tapped for a 1/2 oil pickup.
             
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            • 318willrun

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              So many magnum swaps now, I can't believe the only intakes you get are Eddy Air Gap or the Chinese Air Gap. Mopar used to make a M1 dual plane, and when they hit Ebay, they sell well even used.
               
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              • sireland67

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                M1 duel plane mag intake is a nice piece, I bought one of the last ones that Chicago Connection had, I just seen the receipt on my work bench it was like $350 new shipped. I left it on my truck when I sold it.
                I remember selling a M1 mag single plane for $250, and it sold quick.
                 
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                • 318willrun

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                  Absolutely agree ! And I still can't imagine, as many magnums as we are starting to see in classic pickups and cars, that something of the M1 wouldn't be made by somebody. …. Calling Blueprint? Or Weiand?? Eddy??? Give us a new one for 200 bucks.... LOL
                   
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                    FCA has their head up their ass. They offered Magnum intakes when most Magnum engines were still in fairly new low mileage trucks. Now that a vast majority of these Magnum engines are available cheap in junk yards, they don't offer parts for them.
                    I can live with Edelbrock screwing us on the price of Magnum RPM air gap intakes, but why the hell can't someone stamp a car oil pan with a Magnum flange?
                     
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                    • 318willrun

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                      Johnny Mac...…. ^^^^^^ We're calling....
                       
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                      • dartfreak75

                        dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

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                        I agree with the magnum intake!! Had they been easier to find affordably I may have went a different route with my engine.
                         
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                        I am gonna add to the list , an over drive unit that will bolt to a 727 , that doesn`t have all the bells and whistles that gear vender advertises. This one would be based on user r.p.m. / being set and controllable from the drivers seat/automatically, and "only be used " after the 3rd gear has engaged. No gear splitting option, or any other b.s. , just 4th gear overdrine only , for hi way only---------install, run hot wireing for controller in car, shorten driveshaft ===done !
                         
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                        • Johnny Mac

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                          More good ideas with the intake.
                           
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                            I would like blueprint to build 340 blocks.
                             
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                            • RustyRatRod

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                              A slant six six into one header for early and late A bodies.
                               
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                              • AJ/FormS

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                                Well, I guess it's just Jadaharabi and me then
                                 
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                                • Biff

                                  Biff Cheep not easy

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                                  Ok with out lookin back in the posts a 426 small block 600+ hp :thumbsup:
                                   
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                                  • dodgedifferent2

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                                    I wore my flux capacitor out.
                                    Any chance for a new one?


                                    I am working on a big block dakota swap. Mounts and better headers (not fenderwell)


                                    But honestly. Next round I would be considering a gen 3 hemi swap. So a plug and play system that makes the swap easy but not break the bank. Honestly no clue what is out there for that but around here la and magnum blocks have dried up. I have not seen magnum engines in the local junkyards in 10 years.
                                     
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                                    As far as I'm concerned, until you make something nobody else does, you ain't hittin on it. I hate to keep harpin on slant stuff, but nobody makes AFFORDABLE rocker arms. Nobody makes a 6 into one header, which was proven by Mopar Performance to be the best design. Nobody makes a performance cylinder head......of any type of material.

                                    Magnum intakes? Seriously? That's funny. Make something "for something" that nobody else offers. I'm tired of hearing about "profitability" and "numbers". Be the company that's big enough to take a hit in one area with niche products, while making it hand over fist in other areas. I'm not sure I could ever afford a cylinder head, but I'd buy some decently priced roller rockers and a one piece 6 into 1 header. It's absolutely stupid that the slant six has been out since 1960 and no one offers these things.

                                    I ain't spending 1200 bucks on rocker arms to help make up for your R&D when it can be made up in other areas. Case and point. Look how many different intake manifolds are made for the 1st generation small block Chevy. Sickening.

                                    Johnny, you're even a Mopar guy. For shame for shame.
                                     
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                                    Breaking my Lugnuts!!!
                                     
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                                    You're in a position to "maybe" help and you ain't. Dangit. lolI honestly don't think the header would be difficult to do. All yall'd need is a volunteer in your area with an early and late car to design off of. I "just bet" you could make one part number for both applications.
                                     
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                                    You know how it goes RRR. I started barking for a roller 408 on day 1 of employment...perhaps even at my interview...and its just now happening. Things take time. I won't even pretend to promise that we'll ever do a slant, much less a header for one. Dressed, turn key engines are at the top of the list, and always will be. And the ones we know we can sell, are where the attention gravitates.
                                    Now, I think we're going to sell a ton of these new 408's. and as volume/demand goes up on them, thats when I can approach the rest of management and push Gen III's, LA Blocks, etc...

                                    You work at Oreilleys don't you!? They have to offer some slant stuff? what about schoenfield? I haven't done anything exhaust related at all.
                                     
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                                      I did until Easter Sunday. I had to give it to um because of all my health issues. Naw, they ain't got crap available. Autozone has all of them beat as far as HP aftermarket availability. I know the slant is an oddball niche. I'm mainly just pokin fun at you. But you COULD mention it to "somebody".
                                       
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                                      I know buddy. Kinda a catch 22, especially being a big mopar guy.
                                      To expand the mopar lineup, we need to sell more mopars
                                      to sell more mopars...we need to expand the lineup.

                                      the roller 408 was my first big push. if that sells much better than the current 408, it makes my life easier.

                                      For the slant header though, i'm surprised that a mid sides company like schoenfield couldn't make one up. I'm sure you'd lose that fight with hooker or hedman, but schoenfield makes all kinds of derby headers and other oddball stuff. that may be worth a call. get a list of 5 or so of ya that'd take a slant header, and see what they say.
                                       
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