1964 Ddoge 440
Jason B. Jones
writes about his 440 2 dr. sedan:
That is the way the car is now. Future upgrades occuring next
- originally slant 6/pushbutton
- Currently powered by my "work the bugs out" engine- '77 440
totally stock except for the STR-14 w/2 600 AFBs and headers.
Also has Milodon 8 qt. and MP alum. water pump/hsg. combo
A set of March underdrive pulleys solved a pulley problem I was having. Accel 300+ ignition and plug wires with J10Y Champions.
- Late model 727 with 3500 convertor and B&M Pro Stick shifter. Deep MP trans pan and manual valve body. MP lightweight mini starter.
Rear is a 65 Coronet 8 3/4 with 3.23 Sure Grip. (No tapered axles here!)
- Fuel system consists of stock tank with Jegster sump welded into the bottom rear of the tank and 1/2" alum. fuel line from sump to engine.
- Interior is basically stock except for a pair of bucket seats (unknown origin, but match interior color) and the gauges. I took the small round gauges out of the instrument panel and fitted Auto Meter 2 5/8 Sport Comp oil pressure, water temp, and battery volts back in the holes with a minor amount of trimming. The finished dash looks great and I have recieved many compliments on it.
- The front suspension has been rebuilt with Energy Susp. poly kit and '73 A body disc brakes added to the front with MP/Wilwood adjustable purportioning valve.
- The exhaust is 3" fitted with Warlock Race Mufflers. Surprisingly not too loud!
Hopefully one day I will have it pushbutton again and some A-100 bucket seats on alum brackets.
- .040 over 10 to 1 440 with ported closed chamber heads fitted with
- Crane 1.6 ratio aluminum roller rockers w/Mancini rocker shaft holddowns
- MP 284/528 solid lifter cam with 077 MP springs.
Comp Cams 10 deg locks and retainers and Cloyes roller timing chain.
- 4.10s on the Sure Grip.
Oh yeah, the pic of the engine was taken just after it was set in,
therefore, no fuel line, throttle linkage, radiator hoses, etc. All of which has since been remedied.
Also the car was fitted with 30x9
Firestone slicks at the time the photos were taken. Old Pro Tracs are
fitted to Cragers to match the front.
Well thats all I can think of for now. Thanks Gary and keep up the good work!
Thanks Jason. You have a very fine '64. Please keep us informed as to how your planned upgrades to the Mopar proceed.
November 30, 1998; revised and moved to the new web site garage August 18, 1999.
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