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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 5:52 pm 
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Some of you might find this article interesting. It dyno tests a mix of intakes, carbs and exhaust on an aluminum 225. Mopar Muscle by Steve Magnante.

www.hotrod.com/articles/slant-sickness- ... slant-six/

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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:35 am 
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Thank you, I enjoyed that very much, a slant gets a little press and deserved respect


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Excellent article! I wish they'd gotten one more dyno pass.

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Love it!!@


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Has anyone tried the distributor they used, the DUI Tri-Power? It has a GM HEI-type ignition controller mounted right on the side, a 45,000V coil (for 0.055" plug gaps), and a custom vacuum advance curve all in one package.


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rich006 wrote:
Has anyone tried the distributor they used, the DUI Tri-Power? It has a GM HEI-type ignition controller mounted right on the side, a 45,000V coil (for 0.055" plug gaps), and a custom vacuum advance curve all in one package.


Uh, did you see the price tag? $309? You can buy a NOS distributor from Old Car Parts Northwest for $90, a NEW HEI module for about $20, and an E-core coil for another $20-40. $309 seems overpried, and who knows what advance curve you get with NO vacuum advance. DU-I won't buy it.


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interesting article, just wonder why they chose an aluminum block with obvious designed in head gasket sealing issues for an all out dyno test,, guessing they got the afternoon off after the engine destructed.
Note: the HP and TQ are at the flywheel with no accessories, the water pump was aux driven.


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Bobd. Thanks for the post, I did enjoy.


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rich006 wrote:
Has anyone tried the distributor they used


I'll grant you the electronic vacuum advance is potentially nifty, but other than that this distributor is massively overpriced Chinese dreck, physically not configured well for a Slant-6 (module location) and fraudulently described by its marketer -- the kind of part that tends to get extra-super-happy "reviews" in magazine articles, because magazines exist to put advertisements in front of receptive eyes.

As for the rest of the artlce: I'm still on page 1 and I've already found two basic errors of fact.

UPDATE: Five errors of fact.

UPDATE: Six.

UPDATE: Seven. They couldn't even be bothered to check and make sure they got the Dutra Duals website URL correct, which they very much did not—the nonexistent link they give goes nowhere. Real professional. :roll:

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nice to see the slant get some love, but as Dan said a bit disappointing on a couple things. 'the NEW Dutra Duals' ..... how many years has Doug been making them now?

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I'm curious, is there an alum block head gasket improvement on the OEM block, if budget was almost unlimited, and if so, what?
And reporting a count total only on errors of fact about an article, with little or no explanation, seems like an internet hit and run tactic, and appears only to be self promoting.


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Well... Props to Steve for doing all this work on our motors. No magazine (or other news) article I have been involved with has been fully factually accurate. That is (almost always) just the nature of the beast.

Cool article and nice back to back comparisons. That is a lot of work, and yes,too bad about the head gasket...

There is an Alum engine MLS head gasket that is ready for testing, but needs time for me/us to get a motor together. If you want to try one, it is about $300 for a single. A friend and I got together to get this custom made (mostly work by friend). No, it is not Cometic and yes it is totally untested at this point.

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Didn't realize until I read the whole article that I got some ink for my copper intake/exhaust gasket they used in the testing.

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jcc wrote:
reporting a count total only on errors of fact about an article, with little or no explanation, seems like an internet hit and run tactic, and appears only to be self promoting.


It's not my circus, not my monkeys, and not my job to clean up after Hot Rod's sloppy mess. Still, I would've been happy to write 'em out longhand for you—too bad about your manners. :shrug:

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I also noticed they did all that work and used a pre-68 head with the non-redesigned combustion chamber. They also did the stock exhaust manifold testing with a single noodle pipe that doesn't even look to be 2 inches in diameter. That is giving away efficiency and power.


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