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Old 11-27-2005, 08:06 AM
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Rebuildable 340 engines are getting tough to come by, you better have deep pockets if you want one. If you want more power go with more cubes and get a 360, they are a dime a dozen. The 360 can be stroked up to 408 or even larger cubes. A small block doesn't have the weight of a 440 and fits alot better in A Bodied cars. Headers would be a nightmare with a 440, as would trying to have power steering. If your starter ever goes out on a 440 powered Dart, you will not be a very happy camper when changing it. On a 440 powered Dart you will have to beef up the front end, use a 727 trans and run at a minimum a 8 3/4 or Dana 60 rearend. I was thinking about going the big block route on my 72 Dart but came to this conclusion, but this is just me.
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