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    Almost missed posting this today.
    It is 4/13 ...
    Calling all motorheads, gearheads and people that love cars, racing and the smell of gasoline at the drag strip. Not to mention laid back car shows on a Saturday afternoon.
    I grew up during the late 60's and drag racing was the thing in my area. MoPar's were my ride and I drool over the old stuff now.
    Here is the story on the early "orange monsters" and the famous Max Wedge engines, with cross ram manifold and two 4 barrel carbs dumping a ton of fuel into that engine.
    Here is a picture I took at a car show with a restored 1962 Dodge Dart with the 413 Max Wedge. This car run S/S A at the drags in those days. ( Super Stock automatic )
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    Here is the story behind those famous Max Wedge engines.

    4/13: All hail the 413 Max Wedge
    Imagine this: It’s the ’60s, a fresh decade of optimism, and new competition across Detroit has you designing the successor to your employer’s hemispherical V-8, which was once ground-breaking but now is limited by displacement. What’s your solution?
    Chrysler introduced the Wedge in 1958 to counter pressure from Pontiac, Ford and Chevrolet, and this engine departed from the Pentastar brand’s notorious family of Hemis. The major change was in the shape of the combustion chamber, which dumped the Hemi’s salad bowl chambers and splayed valves (along with the associated pair of rocker shafts for each head) for what we now would call a more “conventional,” wedge-shaped combustion chamber with the intake and exhaust valves arranged in a line.
    The “Maximum Performance Wedge” was introduced in Dodge and Plymouth models as the Ramcharger 413 and Super Stock 413, respectively. Chrysler distilled the past four years of 413 competition experience into this feisty Wedge, first by taking the massive cross-ram intake and compressing it into short-runner design that improved top-end horsepower; the standard long-runner, in comparison, showed a propensity for low-end torque.
    https://www.hagerty.com/media/automo...413-max-wedge/

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    Yesterday when I posted the thread 413, I notice I flipped the one picture I added sideways.
    Here is a better look at that engine bay, along with a shot of the car itself.
    Plus I threw in a another of the old Mopar's from days gone by.
    At our local drag strip, the old Mopars still come out to play.

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    The car with the max wedge.
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    The white car is a later version with a 426 wedge motor. Not the famous 426 HEMI.
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    Default Re: MoPar muscle and the 413 wedge !

    Mopar or no car!

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    Default Re: MoPar muscle and the 413 wedge !

    My brother Had a 67 Dodge hemi.. My 66 Buick gran sport ran circles around him..

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    My brother Had a 67 Dodge hemi.. My 66 Buick gran sport ran circles around him..
    HAAA you wish lol

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    Default Re: MoPar muscle and the 413 wedge !

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy View Post
    Does she still look as clean and bright today ?

    This is a pic from last summer. My buddy and I heading off to a local car show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Does she still look as clean and bright today ?

    This is a pic from last summer. My buddy and I heading off to a local car show.
    Pretty much does. and that challenger is the bomb for sure.... RED rules Hell Cat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy View Post
    HAAA you wish lol
    Yeah the HA HA is on you.. I blew his doors off.. But I should say his was stock and mine was more like fine tuned..

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