Mopar Feb05

Mopar Magazine
Mopar Dyno Combos

By: Marko Radielovic and Eric Sokolowski
Photography: Marko Radielovic
Reprint from Mopar Muscle Magazine, February 2005

Mopar's Biggest Big-Block

    Chrysler’s 440 was the biggest engine to ever come down the assembly line (prior to the Viper V10, of course) and was an instant success. Not only did they make good power; they produced prodigious amounts of torque allowing even the biggest cars so equipped to move with alacrity. Richard Zeitlin built this ’70 Sport Satellite to not only drive, but to thump, hence the decision to build an 11:1 440 for his red B-Body. Richard used an excellent Hughes hydraulic cam to bump the valves in the Edelbrock aluminum heads and topped it off with an M-1 single-plane intake and 850 Demon. Guessing an output of 350 hp, Richard fell short when his car laid down 323 horses.

Engine: 440 big-block
Compression Ratio: 11:1
Cylinder Heads: Edelbrock aluminum, 1.5 ratio roller rockers
Camshaft: Hughes hydraulic flat-tappet, 238-degrees
duration @ .050-inch valve lift, .537-inch valve lift.
Induction: Mopar Performance M-1 single-plane intake,
850-cfm Demon carb
Ignition: 6AL ignition box, MSD billet distributor
Exhaust: tti 1 7/8-inch headers, tti 3-inch dual exhaust with
Flowmaster mufflers
Transmission: 727 automatic, 3,000-rpm stall converter,
Gear Vendors over/under-drive unit
Best e.t.: 13.40 @ 102 mph
Owner’s Guess: 350 hp
Dyno Results: 323 hp, 353 lb-ft of torque