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Engine Masters Steve Dulcich Slant Six #2965494
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I really liked the episode.
I am nuts but the 2800 USD was not really that bad when you compare it to say a six-pack set up, tunnel ram, that guys do to have cool factor
It looked like even with the forced induction Fribuger did not like it. It put out good power for a driver and really good power for a 6 under pressure. I liked the sounds like a buzzsaw comment

Some Forged flat tops and more boost in an A Body would put some V8s down. And be a fun driver
I would love to see that slant run again with a better head gasket, pistons, and hotter cam

Many years ago I did a similar build on 1st car. My 225 with. Clifford Header, intake and 600 4bbl.
Got floor, pedals, 833 and shifter from 340 Demon, and bell, flywheel clutch from a truck so had 11 inch clutch.
The six had the same sound and has a goofy scream with rules and glass packs.
Was way faster than some of my buddies V8s. I just had mild port work and a cam close to what he had 220 @50
But I was gifted a 1972 Ralley Challenger 340 727 that had a bad trans and tons of road rash. So gave up on the Duster as it went to a great guy who enjoyed it.
So maybe that made me like seeing it more.

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Re: Engine Masters Steve Dulcich Slant Six [Re: 340SIX] #2965536
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I've done ok with Slants. Not everyone's cup of tea, but not everybody wants a Hemi either.


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Re: Engine Masters Steve Dulcich Slant Six [Re: 340SIX] #2965554
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How high did they turn it?


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Originally Posted by jcc
How high did they turn it?

He said with the smaller 2nd pulley he was wanting what a 383 4bbl had for power wise. That was the goal. He came in short by very little.
But he stated that A Body 383 had the crappy exhaust manifold so in fact it did meet it.
Fribuger(so?) Kinda hinted he cheated.
341.3 Max Toqure at 4800rpm and 328.4 HP at 5500 rpm
I think A Body 383 was 300HP and B and E was 330 _335?
So you be the judge.

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there was a 68 ? valiant a few years back that was called "buzzing half a dozen' The car was dialed in, consistent as h-ll and trailered a lot of big blocks LOL wink

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Originally Posted by 340SIX
Originally Posted by jcc
How high did they turn it?

He said with the smaller 2nd pulley he was wanting what a 383 4bbl had fur powerd. He came in short by very little.
But he stated that A Body 383 had the crappy exhaust manifold so in fact it did meet it.
Fribuger(so?) Kinda hinted he cheated.
341.3 Max Toqure at 4800rpm and 328.4 HP at 5500 rpm
I think A Body 383 was 300HP and B and E was 330 _335?
So you be the judge.


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I thought it was a pretty cool deal.
IIRC, the 225 has a 4.125 stroke, so RPM is limited and it's better built for torque.
It seemed to plateau around 5000 RPM.
In a light car, that thing would be a lotta fun.
And I don't much care what Freiburger thinks is cool.
There's a gold Duster that runs 10s with a Slant6, and that's definitely cool.

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Originally Posted by topside
I thought it was a pretty cool deal.
IIRC, the 225 has a 4.125 stroke, so RPM is limited and it's better built for torque.
It seemed to plateau around 5000 RPM.
In a light car, that thing would be a lotta fun.
And I don't much care what Freiburger thinks is cool.
There's a gold Duster that runs 10s with a Slant6, and that's definitely cool.


Kinda short stroked, imo.

The 230 I am building has a half inch more stroke, lol.

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Originally Posted by Sniper
Originally Posted by topside
I thought it was a pretty cool deal.
IIRC, the 225 has a 4.125 stroke, so RPM is limited and it's better built for torque.
It seemed to plateau around 5000 RPM.
In a light car, that thing would be a lotta fun.
And I don't much care what Freiburger thinks is cool.
There's a gold Duster that runs 10s with a Slant6, and that's definitely cool.


Kinda short stroked, imo.

The 230 I am building has a half inch more stroke, lol.

I learned how to drive in Chevy Work Vans with 250 3 on tree manual drums all the way around, no power steering, or anything. Just heat and all had radio delete. Total stripers.
And and dad's Nova 230 3 on tree heat and am radio only add one. It was the loss leader at the dealer.
Manual drums, steering etc.
If ran well

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I've pulled my slant 6 out of the barracuda and let me tell you, there is some serious weight to those things.


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I would like to one day grab up a clean Dart or Duster.
There are a few here that look promising on the eBay forum.
Just swap mild cam, springs to match, valve job mild port work.
Re-ring, bearings, Super Six set up or Offy intake and small 4bbl.
And Hooker or Clifford headers into duels with turbo muffs.
I am thinking it would run well and increase MPH
Just a fun little car

Be something not many have. I get tired of the same old things at car show and cruises.

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Back in my high school days, 76-79, there was a slant 6 duster that was very quick! it was quite impressive on cruise nights when he had the hood up and then challenge people to a race, many a V8's went home a loser!

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Sniper, I should have said "long sroke for its bore", I guess.
My point is that the 225 is a very under-square engine.

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Originally Posted by topside
Sniper, I should have said "long sroke for its bore", I guess.
My point is that the 225 is a very under-square engine.


Well, I was being a clown, though the 230 is even more under square

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In todays world why would any hot rodder want to mess with a leaning tower with no power confused
I remember riding in a 1960 4 barrel Valiant with a 4 speed, it was NOT impressive at WOT down
A poly 325 or a early poly headed 305 C.I. maybe, but not a 225 C.I. slant six ever twocents


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Originally Posted by Cab_Burge
In todays world why would any hot rodder want to mess with a leaning tower with no power confused
I remember riding in a 1960 4 barrel Valiant with a 4 speed, it was NOT impressive at WOT down
A poly 325 or a early poly headed 305 C.I. maybe, but not a 225 C.I. slant six ever twocents


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Originally Posted by TJP
there was a 68 ? valiant a few years back that was called "buzzing half a dozen' The car was dialed in, consistent as h-ll and trailered a lot of big blocks LOL wink


I own the car now. With a 10-1 pump gas motor I have gone a best of 12:93@103 with the big header in it. With the smaller Clifford headers it's been 13:10@101. It is a cast crank shortblock, nothing trick at all.

It will hit 7000 in the water. Downtrack I shift at 6300. I've tried shifting at 7000, but it doesn't go any faster, just makes more noise.


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Originally Posted by Sniper
Originally Posted by topside
I thought it was a pretty cool deal.
IIRC, the 225 has a 4.125 stroke, so RPM is limited and it's better built for torque.
It seemed to plateau around 5000 RPM.
In a light car, that thing would be a lotta fun.
And I don't much care what Freiburger thinks is cool.
There's a gold Duster that runs 10s with a Slant6, and that's definitely cool.


Kinda short stroked, imo.

The 230 I am building has a half inch more stroke, lol.


What is your bore and stroke and where did you get the crank?


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Originally Posted by HotRodDave
Originally Posted by Sniper
Originally Posted by topside
I thought it was a pretty cool deal.
IIRC, the 225 has a 4.125 stroke, so RPM is limited and it's better built for torque.
It seemed to plateau around 5000 RPM.
In a light car, that thing would be a lotta fun.
And I don't much care what Freiburger thinks is cool.
There's a gold Duster that runs 10s with a Slant6, and that's definitely cool.


Kinda short stroked, imo.

The 230 I am building has a half inch more stroke, lol.


What is your bore and stroke and where did you get the crank?


Bore 3.25
Stroke 4.625

Stock 1952 Dodge 230 flathead six crank. Being built to swap in place of the stock 51 Plymouth 218

Bore 3.25
Stroke 4.375

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