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  1. TorRed

    Optimum Compression Ratio for 383/432 Stroker Build

    I know I didn't throw it away but it's been years since I remember seeing it so it may take me a while to dig it out. When I do I'll absolutely post it. My Roadrunner was the fastest street car in Griffin, Georgia back in the mid 70's. There were a couple of cars with big slicks, gutted...
  2. TorRed

    68 Coronet 500 return to its original identity

    My mother had a 69 Coronet 440, Copper color with white vinyl top. Absolutely gorgeous car, wish I had it today and definitely would keep it's original identity! Definitely worth putting back to the way it was back in the day.
  3. TorRed

    I might take this out for a spin tomorrow, what do you all think?

    Just incredible, makes me ashamed I'm complaining about problems getting mine back on the road!
  4. TorRed

    I might take this out for a spin tomorrow, what do you all think?

    Most likely a Diplomat since police used them all over back then: Dodge Diplomat Sales Figures
  5. TorRed

    I might take this out for a spin tomorrow, what do you all think?

    Awesome video, thanks! Although, i was cringing watching all those old cars getting taken out!
  6. TorRed

    New guy needing assistance plz.

    Welcome to the site, Even though mine are not installed yet, I went with Dr Diff as well. I wanted a 'stock looking' appearance and Dr Diff sells a setup based on Chrysler's 11" brakes like those installed in late B Bodies like Cordoba's etc. I'm going for a 70's correct appearance on mine so...
  7. TorRed

    What to look for in a shop that rebuilds engines, automatic transmissions and rear ends now days?

    That's a good idea. I just joined a Mopar Club in nearby Ocala, I need to go to one of their restaurant nights and ask around who's a good shop. The shop I mentioned above is in Ocala. I know there's a well rated engine builder outside of Tampa, and a good machine shop for the rear diff build...
  8. TorRed

    What to look for in a shop that rebuilds engines, automatic transmissions and rear ends now days?

    My worries exactly, I trust the shop in question would get it running, but with them not being performance oriented may not build it capable of a few passes at the drag strip, etc. Thanks, Jim You're right about it being massive, but these houses are not built to do the kinds of work this car...
  9. TorRed

    What to look for in a shop that rebuilds engines, automatic transmissions and rear ends now days?

    Exactly right, we're both in the same situation for sure. Hope you find that one 'right' shop/mechanic who can iron out all of your gremlins, I did back in Georgia, not so much now. Thanks, Jim
  10. TorRed

    What to look for in a shop that rebuilds engines, automatic transmissions and rear ends now days?

    I actually 'helped' rebuild all of this on the car back in the 70's and wrenched on a lot of cars since, right now it's more a case of my back not allowing me to lift the weight and logistics of trying to do this in a 2 car garage with an 8' ceiling and not a lot of room around the cars...
  11. TorRed

    What to look for in a shop that rebuilds engines, automatic transmissions and rear ends now days?

    Actually I already have all the parts to do a completely new 3rd member and HD axles with 'Green' bearings and I got all of that from Dr. Diff. He's way up north so I'm not sure he'd know of anyone in Central Florida. Plus, my problem is I'm not set up to get this car up on jacks or a lift...
  12. TorRed

    What to look for in a shop that rebuilds engines, automatic transmissions and rear ends now days?

    Growing up I knew lots of shops that did all kinds of work on these cars but now days there's really only a few that actually rebuild anything preferring instead to put in crate or remanufactured drivetrain components. Like one promising 'do all' shop told me, "we mostly do crate engine swaps"...
  13. TorRed

    Optimum Compression Ratio for 383/432 Stroker Build

    Thanks for the input, I think the chorus of replies telling me to leave it at 9.8 has me feeling pretty good about not shaving the heads for more compression.
  14. TorRed

    Optimum Compression Ratio for 383/432 Stroker Build

    I have the Crane cams card from back in 70's somewhere, I think I remember it spelling out the 'overlap' between the intake & exhaust, but
  15. TorRed

    Optimum Compression Ratio for 383/432 Stroker Build

    I'll have a few less cubes but better flowing heads so it should be interesting to see if I end up above or below your cousin's number. I'd be very happy with 500-550 HP, with my cam & exhaust both being more street oriented than track. Thanks for the reply.
  16. TorRed

    Optimum Compression Ratio for 383/432 Stroker Build

    Cool beans, thanks for the optimistic reply!
  17. TorRed

    Optimum Compression Ratio for 383/432 Stroker Build

    Second question: any estimates what this combo would make in HP & TQ? I'm thinking close to or slightly over 500 HP and maybe 525 TQ? Opinions?
  18. TorRed

    Optimum Compression Ratio for 383/432 Stroker Build

    Thanks for the input, I really like the 'bark' of the exhaust note with the current build with TRW pop up pistons and around 11 to 1 compression. In Georgia and now Florida 93 octane is readily available but with the government working hard to get these and other ICE vehicles off the road, one...
  19. TorRed

    Optimum Compression Ratio for 383/432 Stroker Build

    Hi All, I'm about to get serious about restoring my 70 Roadrunner and have a question about what compression ratio I should shoot for. What I have so far: 440source CNC'd Stealth heads, Doug's 1 3/4" headers, new six pack setup either vacuum or full mechanical linkage carbs (or Mopar M1 dual...
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