Looking for a /6 builder in Florida

Slant 6 Engines

  1. Exjouster

    Exjouster Well-Known Member

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    looking for someone with experience to do a rebuild/performance upgrade on a 62’ aluminum block /6 in Florida. I live near Tampa, but will travel to get this done.

    I know the head gasket would have to be custom, since it’s an aluminum block and the regular /6 gasket does not work with the aluminum block.
     
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    • Baldgrizzly

      Baldgrizzly 1962 Lancer 770

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      Please Let me know if you find a builder, I also have a 62 Lancer with an aluminum block that I'd like to get rebuilt. I'm in New Orleans and a drive to FL wouldn't be to far. Thanks!
       
    • armyofchuckness

      armyofchuckness The Flying Valiant

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      Check out Charlie Schmid. He lives in Silver Springs and has forgotten more about Slants than we'll ever know. He's Charrlie_S on here.
       
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      • Baldgrizzly

        Baldgrizzly 1962 Lancer 770

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        Awesome, thanks. Will do!
         
      • my68barracuda

        my68barracuda Well-Known Member

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        Another vote for Charlie S, he is the Slant Six guy in FL.
         
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        Charlie is the man.....
         
      • RustyRatRod

        RustyRatRod Weenie idiot loser. FABO Gold Member

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        Hell yeah. Charlie will get the job done! He's been racing slants a very long time.
         
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        Have you pulled the head to inspect the top of the block? The biggest problem with the aluminum blocks was corrosion at the top, which can make the block unusable. Mopar spec'ed a special coolant, but you know how that was observed especially by 2nd owners. Read up on slantsix.org about the special head gasket. People there had a group buy, but probably long used up.
         
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