The 340 is the biggest POS V8 Chrysler ever made.

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  1. TrailBeast

    TrailBeast Slightly Twisted Member

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    That's what some dumbass schooled me on at the last car show I went to. :D

    He says they were the most gutless unreliable POS ever made.

    I didn't contest his opinion, because what would be the point?
     
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      Ignorance is bliss...
       
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        Wow !!!!
        Any motor can be made to run.
        Stock the 340 ran very well !!!
        I would have laughed that guy away from me !!
         
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          The Chrysler HP engines were some of THE most reliable. They didn't use large by huge camshafts requiring high valve spring pressures......for the most part. Chevy sure did that and still got beat by milder engines. Even the 440 Six Pack was mild. Had the Road Runner cam, but ground on a low taper design to save friction. I've always wondered what that would show on a dyno. Probably not much......it was a novel idea though.
           
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            Sure the guy owns a 500 horse Chebby 350... like so many.
            NOT
             
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              Rebuilt the original 383 Mag in my 70 Charger at 180k just because.... Same with the 727 trany !
              Horribly unreliable those Mopars !
               
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                One of the reasons I don't do many "car shows". Everyone had a car just like that, "only mine had a hemi".
                We know what "our" motors, and cars can do, why argue with biased idiots.

                Dave
                 
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                  That would be my response........................sigh.
                   
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                  Cute. Let your true colors shine....

                  Jake
                   
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                  • n.y.340 dart

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                    You mean, I’ve been wasting my time for 43 yrs with sb mopars?
                     
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                      Only if it was a 340. The 318 gets a pass because it is what it is and the 360 is king of the heap because it is geometrically closer to a Chevy and costs exactly what they are worth.
















                      Sorry. Had to do that
                       
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                        What was the guys credentials? Bag boy at K-MART?
                         
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                          I spoke with fellas who were around when the 340 cars were new. The one guy said " man, those 340 Darts were fast right out of the box" this was coming from a Ford guy. Those were the days when you could buy a fast car from the showroom and go to the track, and really they weren't that expensive. Best bang for the buck you could say. Also, keep in mind that 1970 fast isn't today's version of fast. if you look at the quarter mile stats for these cars, the times and trap speeds are impressive for the time.
                           
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                            I was around when they came out. We called them “giant killers” for a reason.
                             
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                              Hell, Bob Daisly even wrote a song about them...Killer Of Giants on the Ultimate Sin album by ozzy. I think BD wrote that one but I'm sure of the song and record.
                               
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                                Every Chevy guy I know has huge respect for the 340 - because they know.

                                This guy had to be some wannabe that loves to hear himself talk.
                                 
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                                  Sounds like a real meathead, or as my grandpa used to call em: fathead.
                                   
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                                  I'm sorry, did I offend you?
                                  you didnt like that one? or do you fit that category
                                   
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                                  He can say what he want, but there's no denying the 340 A-bodies beat an AWFUL lot of guys back in the day. One of the fastest factory setups I've ever ridden in was a 340 4spd Dart!
                                   
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                                    he was probably comparing it to the 360 out of his LRE truck
                                     
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                                    One thing is for sure, there are alot of idiots roaming the earth.
                                     
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                                      HOLY CRAP:D
                                      I didn't know that, thank you.
                                       
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                                      Message board meathead and his progressive statements. I’ll go out on a limb and give you the benefit of the doubt that your not actually classless enough to say that to someone’s face. But, based on your profile picture I would guess you resemble that and pray you get that missing part of your head back in the afterlife.

                                      Have a fabulous day.

                                      Jake
                                       
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                                        I don't get a 340 message out of the lyrics... maybe I'm missing something..:(

                                        If none of us believe in war
                                        Then can you tell me what the weapon's for
                                        Listen to me everyone
                                        If the button is pushed
                                        There'll be nowhere to run
                                        Giants sleeping giants winning wars
                                        Within their dreams
                                        Till they wake when it's too late
                                        And in god's name blaspheme
                                        Killer of giants threatens us all
                                        Mountains of madness standing so tall
                                        Marches of protest not stopping the war
                                        Or the killer of giants
                                        The killer of giants
                                        Mother nature people state
                                        Your case without its worth
                                        Your seas run dry
                                        Your sleepless eyes are turning red alert
                                        Killer of giants threatens us all
                                        Mountains of madness standing so tall
                                        Rising so proudly it has nowhere to fall
                                        This killer of giants
                                        This killer of giants
                                        Killer of giants threatens us all
                                        Mountains of madness standing so tall
                                        Marches of protest not stopping the war
                                        Oh the killer of giants
                                        Oh the killer of giants
                                        Killer of giants
                                         
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                                        • MOPAROFFICIAL

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                                          Brutha don't go there, there are mopar fags too...

                                          It ain't a knock on owning or being interested in Chevrolet.
                                           
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