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- Dec 31, 2020
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- Ontario, Canada
The Chevy guys can never believe that Chrysler had a big block 350. With a shorter stroke than their beloved motor!
Use to have a good time with the parts house morons that didn't know a 383 was a stock engine in Mopars lolThe Chevy guys can never believe that Chrysler had a big block 350. With a shorter stroke than their beloved motor!
6500 isn't even getting warmed up!!!! Talk to me at 7400!A friend of mine has a 1970 'Cuda with a 383, 4-speed and 3.91 gears. The motor has been " breathed on " a little bit. He regularly runs it up to 6500 through the gears, and it sounds like a small block.
I found and wanted my 64 Fury when I was 14 years old, and finally got it when I was 29 years old! I lived next door to the original owner when I was growing up, and became friends with him. Told him I liked and wanted to buy the car when he was ready to let it go. I was able to finally buy the car from his son many years later after he passed away. I saved the stock wheels and hub caps, and added the Magnum 500s. It has a 361 with push button trans. I swapped a 4 bbl intake and an AFB carb from a 383 to it. Converted to the hi rise HP exh manifolds and a 2-1/2" TTI exhaust. I recently converted to disc brakes on the front with a dual master cylinder, and changed all lugs to RH threads. The latest repair/improvement was the installation of a new stainless steel fuel tank.
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The rr I used to run saw 7300 every pass.....stock stroke, ash can Jahns light weight pistons, Hemi rods stock 440 crank. Shifted at 6900.6500 isn't even getting warmed up!!!! Talk to me at 7400!
The last 361 owner I personally knew died in 1992....my Dad. His 361 powered 1959 Plymouth ran 150 mph on the salt flats in 1959.
The engine they said wouldn't run.
Wouldn't mind reading the rest of the story on that one.... pretty cool what there was!The last 361 owner I personally knew died in 1992....my Dad. His 361 powered 1959 Plymouth ran 150 mph on the salt flats in 1959.
The engine they said wouldn't run.
The last year for the 361 (in a car) was 1966...Car & Driver Magazine call it a "boat anchor" and Chrysler countered with making a 383 2bbl, and ditching the 361 in cars forever.I don't think the 361 was as available in passenger cars up here in Canada as they were in U.S. The V-8 options in Canada were usually 313/318, 383 2-bbl., 383 4-bbl., skipping the 361 altogether.They were mostly seen up here as H.D. truck engines, one ton and bigger.
I added the power discs all Mopar stuff. It was a manual brake car with p/s, a/c, full tinted glass and no windshield washers, from the factory. The 383 four barrel intake, carb and dual-snorkel were on it when I bought it, along with dual exhaust, which I redid. 86K miles, from Kansas. It’s a great car! Drives perfectly with T/As.Power brake, Power steering. Any other accs?
Hey there everyone glad to see a lot of interest in the 361 ci engine. I have one in desperate need of some TLC. It is seized and rusty but complete less exhaust manifolds. Has a 4 bbl AFB carb.SN 1945429-1 LS 1.13.66.Any Mopar 361 Fans on the forum? Let's see your vehicles and hear your stories. Should be a good opportunity for us to expand our knowledge of Mopar history. I hope to read some interesting responses. Thank you.
Granted they are historical. But why use one? Piston availability has to be poor. Heads are lousy. 383 cores are dirt cheap. Unless it was a matching number or running motor that needed no work, it would be scrap metal in my book.