1965 Plymouth Belvedere II
Max Wedge Gene writes about his Plymouth's engine:
My RAY BARTON built 471 cubic inch MAX WEDGE
488H.P. @ 5500 R.P.M.
572 Ft./Lbs. @ 3700 R.P.M.
MAX WEDGE WORKSHEET
||471 Max Wedge cid
||@ 5500 R.P.M.
||@ 3700 R.P.M.
||Standard 426 RB Block #2658836 Date 3-8-72
|| 10.7020 inches
||MP 5249208 4.15 stroke forged steel
||MP5249694 SFI APPROVED
||Eagle Forged Steel 875 g.
|| 6.7550 inches
||custom forged aluminum,10:1 compression from J&E 615 g.
||JE .990 tool steel chamfered on all edges
|| .150-inch thick honed inside
||Speed Pro, 1/16,1/16,3/16 Moly face top, iron second, sd. Tension oil
|Head Bolts and Washers
||MP 4120459 MP 4120472
||66-69 Street Hemi 7 Quart
||MP 4286590 High Volume
||RBRE ON-TRAC Custom Grind by COMP CAMS
||@.050 Lift Intake 245 degrees Exhaust 251"
||@.050 Lift Intake .522 inch Exhaust .531 inch
||Comp Cams Solid Lifter 821
||Chrome Vanadium Dual w/ Damper MP 2806077
||Custom Length 9.340 inch IRC 3/8 Moly .083 Wall
||RBRE ON-TRAC Billet Steel Double Roller Set
||Max Wedge 2402286 +250cfm @ .500 lift
|Combustion Chamber volume
||Max Wedge Intake 2.08 inch Exhaust 1.88 inch
||Chromium Nickel Steel
||MP 5249199 2.08 inch
|| MP 4876398 1.88 inch
||MP 4007178 Titanium8 degrees
||MP 4120618 Single Groove 8 degrees
||Max Wedge 1.5:1 Adjustable
||023 inch Hot
||Carter 4759 Comp Series 625 cfm
||MP 4007039 high volume mechanical
||Max Wedge Aluminum Cross Ram 2x4 Bbl 2402726
||Max Wedge Auto Lite 2098582
||Moroso 8mm Blue Max Spiral Core Wires
||Accel AC-134 .040 Gap
||MaxWedge PN 2402334/6 Cast Iron Header Type 3 inch
||Accurate LTD MaxWedge 3 inch Cut-out H Pipe
I just wanted to take some time to comment about machine shops and the quality of work along with confidence of the people doing the work. My Max Wedge motor was done by Ray Barton and from the very first day I set foot in the shop I was always treated with respect and informed about every aspect of the engine building process. Whether it was Ray himself, his son Dave or any of the other guys in the shop, I was never considered an interruption when I would stop by and check on the status of my motor.
My motor was not a 900Hp super stocker or a plus 500CID Hemi, just a resto Max Wedge for a street cruiser and even though the car did not end up on a drag strip the guys always ask "How is the car?" I was present the entire day the engine was on the dyno and that is an experience I'll never forget! I didn't just have an engine built, I was part of an engine building event and was fortunate enough to gain several great friends in the business.
Price is not the bottom line when the total experience is the true value and is worth the price paid.
December 7, 2001