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Old 02-16-2005, 08:30 AM
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225 Slant Six

What years did dodge produce these motors? What are some of the pros and cons of them. I might be getting one to put in a car if I do get the car. Where these engines ever put in the Dodge Dart Swinger? would it be easy to put one in a swinger that originally had a 318 in it

well I decided to not be so laxy and I did a search, answered one of my questions (the one asking if they put 225's in swingers)

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The first year wa 1960, and there were 2 sizes, 170 and 225 CI.
I'm not exactly sure when they quit making them, I think sometime in the late 80s. The 170 is a bit anemic, but the 225 works fine in the small bodies. They put them in the full sized bodies and in trucks, too. I can just immagine trying to move a loaded pickup with a 225 cubic inches.
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Old 02-16-2005, 10:44 AM
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I drove an 80's full size delivery p/u with the 225....what a pile. Theres a truck that desperately needed a standard trans.
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I had a 63 dodge dart with a 225.I tell everyone it was two tone,tan and rust.It had the push button auto.I can tell you I always had it on the rev limiter(point float ,valve float).Awesome engine,not so much power.But it took everything I could throw at it.It is the car I traded for my 1954 f100 witch I still have.Carl
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Old 02-16-2005, 11:56 AM
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cool, Is there any potential in them ( to fix up and do performance stuff to them and whatnot) I was thinking about putting one in the dart that I want to get this summer.
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Old 02-16-2005, 12:03 PM
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Try this
http://www.cliffordperformance.com/Site04/Home.htm

It would be different. I would be staying with a 318 myself, but variety is the spice of life.
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Old 02-16-2005, 12:18 PM
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thanks for the link, I had been wondering how expensive or inexpensive parts would be.
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This is just my pros and cons.Some mopar folks with probably log in with more info than me.
Pros:In my opinion,bullet proof engine.Will run for ever.Maybe ok fuel mileage.Can be made for more performance.
Cons:It is still going to sound like a six cylinder.You only have 225ci.Will be$$$$$$$ to try to make as fast as a v8.And did I say will sound like a six cylinder.
Like stated before.If it is in the car and running I would drive it until you could save money for a v8.But I wouldn,t put a lot of cash in one.I really think you would regret every time a v8 was rumbling up next to you.This is just my opinion.Have fun whatever you decide.Carl
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well to tell you the truth I just wanted to put a slant six in it until I could find a 340 for it.
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Shouldn't be hard to find a 340 -- and a 318 would be even easier. A 318 with a little tuning will run plenty good.

I personally like the six cylinder sound but I don't think 225 is enough for much performance.
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If the car had a 318, you will have to change the "K" member to put t6he slanter in...............get a 318/340
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Red lightning, just a quick one, I also had a dodge dart, 63 (first car) beige in color, also convertible push button, I absolutely loved it, Dana just reminising.
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The roadster has a 225 bored out to 231 c.i. with a four barrel. Later it got warmed up a lot more. The blown 225 went into a Valiant 2 door post and still is amazing those who watch it run the 1,000 ft Drags in a competitive manner.
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225 slant six

I remember a buddy of mine has a 1971 Duster with the slant 6 he bought new. He added bolt-on like headers, intake manifold w/Holley 500. I think he even changed cams. He tickled me, he would race it against any Chevy 283 or small V-8 Ford. Most of the time he would win too.
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If the car had a 318, you will have to change the "K" member to put t6he slanter in...............get a 318/340
Mopar had 3 k members for the dart. I know the 318/340 is different from the 440 k member but didnt know the slant six had one different.

I would bet a slant six will cost more than a 318. The 318 is still very common the slant six. The 318 will make some good power a 340 is great motor but for the cost i bet the 318 will have just as much punch. If the same money is spent 340/318. Slant six will cost 2 grand to get in the car and dependable and making power. At that point might as well kicked in the other 500/1000 and had the v8.

But i love the slant you cant kill it.
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