440 to go in ashley's zephyr

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mygasser
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440 to go in ashley's zephyr

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our ashley bought my old mk3 zephyr off me a few years back now and it's had engine swaps since i built this one back in 2000. first it had a 351 cleveland/c6, then a 350 chevy/th350 and now it's getting a mopar 440/727.
this engine came from duncan watts probably 10+ years ago, he said it was in a running 70's barracuda. we fitted a comp' thumper cam kit, new double roller timing set and my mate bolted it into the 66 fury he bought from me. last year, maybe the year before he spun a bearing (low on oil :roll: ) and it's sat in bits since.
a couple of months back i mentioned a 383/727 for sale on here to ash' to replace the current chevy he had and that it'd stroke to 496 cu in. he'd planned a 383 stroker for the 350 but if big's good then bigger's better right? the 383 mopar came as a runner from chris (witorque on here) so ashley being greedy spoke to him and swapped the stripped 440 for the complete 383, win win. kerry gets a running engine for his fury and ash' gets a 440 to build an even bigger stroker :thumbright:
it'll be a slow process as ash must save to get the bits needed from 440 source so i suggested we get the stock crank' reground and reassemble the engine as is. at least he gets to use it sooner and we can get all the mounts, fenderwell headers etc etc sorted.
more as it's done..... if you're interested.
neil.
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Re: 440 to go in ashley's zephyr

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I'm interested!
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Re: 440 to go in ashley's zephyr

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ash took the crank to our local guy (about 3/4 mile from my house) and after taking measurements he said it should be clean at 20 thou ends and 10 thou mains. that's good news then.
finally ash is also on board with my suggestion to make a full chassis for the car along with new floors and bulkhead. we'll build the chassis up complete and then cut out the old floors and bulkhead front to back and lower the body onto the new chassis. just like i did with my anglia gasser estate. the engine can get a better setback this way too as at some point ash wants to fit a blower so room for the pulley has to be figured in.
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Re: 440 to go in ashley's zephyr

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Neil,
You make that sound so simple!!
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Re: 440 to go in ashley's zephyr

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I am sure you can make it harder - what about twin Turbos???
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i tried to steer him that way pete, but he's got his heart set on an 8/71 blower. we'll see how he likes the fuel consumption of a 440 first, lol.
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Re: 440 to go in ashley's zephyr

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MattH wrote: Wed Nov 23, 22 10:59 am Neil,
You make that sound so simple!!
it's only metal :thumbright:
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