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Slant Six Removed in Preparation for V8 Swap #4479600
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Re: Slant Six Removed in Preparation for V8 Swap [Re: MinamiKotaro] #4479606
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We just pulled a 225 out of an '87 Dodge D150. The number one rod tried to escape. We are replacing it with another 225 out of an '80 Chrysler Aspen.


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Re: Slant Six Removed in Preparation for V8 Swap [Re: MinamiKotaro] #4479620
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When I was in high school, I almost bought a 1980 Dodge Mirada with a slant six wanting to swap in a warmed over 360 V8. I was told I had to get a K frame crossmember.
I couldn't find one at a local yard so I didn't buy the car.


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Re: Slant Six Removed in Preparation for V8 Swap [Re: MinamiKotaro] #4479624
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That engine is scary clean. Must be a nice resto...

Re: Slant Six Removed in Preparation for V8 Swap [Re: MinamiKotaro] #4479626
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Re: Slant Six Removed in Preparation for V8 Swap [Re: zrxkawboy] #4479631
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Too bad the OP essentially posted the same two pictures twice.

Re: Slant Six Removed in Preparation for V8 Swap [Re: MinamiKotaro] #4479645
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Tell us about the vehicle, and share some photos of that. Let us see under the valve covers too.


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Re: Slant Six Removed in Preparation for V8 Swap [Re: MinamiKotaro] #4479654
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Pics from under the valve cover and oil pan would be nice........... wink


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Re: Slant Six Removed in Preparation for V8 Swap [Re: Kira] #4479657
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Originally Posted By: Kira
Too bad the OP essentially posted the same two pictures twice.

Re: Slant Six Removed in Preparation for V8 Swap [Re: MinamiKotaro] #4479681
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Back in the early 70's, I had a few relatives with Dodge Darts which all had slant sixes in them. Unique cranking sound those engines made...those were the days. Good luck with your resto OP!

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Yep - when I met my wife she had a hand me down Dodge - S6 had some get up and go. They have been used in Ag equipment to forklifts too ... classic mill ...


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Re: Slant Six Removed in Preparation for V8 Swap [Re: skyactiv] #4479722
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
When I was in high school, I almost bought a 1980 Dodge Mirada with a slant six wanting to swap in a warmed over 360 V8. I was told I had to get a K frame crossmember.
I couldn't find one at a local yard so I didn't buy the car.
that or fab up your own mounts


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Re: Slant Six Removed in Preparation for V8 Swap [Re: MinamiKotaro] #4479738
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I owned two Slant 6's in my life, and hated both. I heard they were great engines, both of mine sucked. LOL Weak engines was putting it nicely. Obviously opinions varied a lot on them. I've read comments of them being one of the best engines ever made.


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Re: Slant Six Removed in Preparation for V8 Swap [Re: demarpaint] #4479758
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Originally Posted By: demarpaint
I've read comments of them being one of the best engines ever made.


They were durable.

I always thought they were excessively noisy - like the whole engine was made with a LOT of loose clearances.

You'll find these things in all kinds of agricultural equipment. As primitive as they are, they seem to run FOREVER.


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Re: Slant Six Removed in Preparation for V8 Swap [Re: demarpaint] #4479759
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Originally Posted By: demarpaint
I owned two Slant 6's in my life, and hated both. I heard they were great engines, both of mine sucked. LOL Weak engines was putting it nicely. Obviously opinions varied a lot on them. I've read comments of them being one of the best engines ever made.
I have only ever driven 2 slant 6 vehicles in my lifetime,and both only for a short while.One was a 1981 B150 shorty Cargo van with manual transmission,and the other a 1984 B150 cargo shorty van with automatic.The automatic van was a serious joke.60mph top speed,and nauseating fumes of rotten egg/catalytic converter.The manual van,which was only for a 1-2 mile drive,was a real peppy rig.It ate at least 2 rear u joints per year I heard,but was a solid soldier.I believe the way the vehicle was optioned made a lot of difference.They were ok with automatics,but it took a lighter car (Dart/Duster/Valiant) to make it work.A 225 in a larger van or pickup required a manual tranny and/or decent rear gearing.As the engine was a pretty long stroke affair,it didn't like to rev though.So you had a conflict there between RPMs and actual performance. The main reason the slant 6 got its durability reputation though,was because of its over-engineering.The engine was designed as a thick block ALUMINUM engine.When Chrysler couldn't reliably,or economically make the Slant 6 in aluminum for mass production,the thick castings stayed but in iron.With 145 gross hp,down to 85 net hp to work with,that overweight/overcast engine was far from stressed.Yes,the rods were,and those should have been forged (race) items,but for the engine's meager existence as an economy,base engine,not considered worth the extra expense. I believe a mild,318 V8 could have met the 225s goals of cost and MPGs,especially with manual overdrive.Had the 318 undergone more research and development in the emissions-riddled 70s....Chrysler could have dropped the 6 altogether and been the only carmaker starting off with only V8s...

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