1958-1965 Chrysler Corporation “B” and “RB” Wedge V-8s

The Chrysler Corporation’s “B” and “RB” blocks established the organization’s engine family from the late 50’s through the demise of the large V-8.

PART ONE – The growth of the Chrysler big block wedge V-8 from 1958 through 1965

Introduction

The Chrysler B and RB engines are a series of big-block V-8s introduced in 1958 to replace the Corporation’s first generation of Poly and Hemi engines. The B and RB engines are often referred to as “wedge” engines because they use wedge-shaped combustion chambers to differentiate them from Chrysler’s later 426 Hemi big block engine due to their hemispherical shaped combustion chambers and, of course, from the organization’s earlier designs.

The corporation sought more compact and lighter replacements for its earlier engines, for the most part due to the complexity and manufacturing costs of the early designs, but also to remove the plethora of engines – designed and built by each division. The “B” and “RB” block would be used across the board and built in consolidated plants.

Design features of the B and RB engines include 17 bolts per cylinder head, a cylinder block that extends 3 inches below the crankshaft centerline, an intake manifold not exposed to crankcase oil on the underside, stamped-steel shaft-mounted rocker arms, and a front-mounted external oil pump driven by the camshaft.

B Series V-8s

The ‘B’ series wedge engine was introduced in 1958 with 350 CID and 361 CID versions. The 361 would continue in production until the end of the series, albeit only for truck installation. In 1959, a 383 CID version of the B block was introduced, It would stay in production until 1971, when it was replaced by an over-bored version displacing 400 CID. That version would remain in production until 1978.

RB Series V-8s

The RB wedge, produced from 1959 to 1979, were raised-block (taller deck height to allow a longer stroke) versions of the B engine. All RB engines have a 3.75 inch stroke, with the bore being the factor in the engine’s size. All RB wedge engines have a deck height of 10.725 inches, and were fitted with 6.768 inch long connecting rods, resulting in a 1.80:1 rod ratio. Bore center distance is 4.8 inches.

The one-off 383 CID RB block. Not to be confused with the 383 B engine, the 383 RB had a 4.03125 inch bore combined with the RB’s long stroke of 3.75 inch, for a displacement of 382.9 CID. It was only available in 1959 and 1960 on the US-built Chrysler Windsor and Saratoga models; as one of the Trenton Engine’s lines had been converted to the new RB engine (to make the 413), and demand for the 383 B engine was too high for the remaining line. The solution was to create a 383 RB to fill the gap.

The last engine of this design was produced in August 1978, ending the era of Chrysler B and RB engines.

Please see each tab section for a breakdown of the available variants of the engine over time.

1958-1959 350 CID V-8

The 350 CID B engine was, along with the 361, the first production B engine, first available in 1958. It had a bore of 4.0625 inches  and the B engine’s 3.375 inch stroke. Regardless, the 350 is classified as a big block engine as it used that configuration. All parts except for the pistons were fully compatible with the 361 CID version.

After 1958, the 350 CID B Series V-8 was dropped from the US lineup.

1958 Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto 350 CID Engine Specifications
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Firesweep V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 350 cubic inches. Bore and Stroke 4.0625 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 280 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 380 @ 2400 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 252°, Exhaust 252°, Overlap: 30°; Lift: 0.390″. Five main bearings. Carburetor: Ball and Ball two-barrel – Manual Transmission BBD #2722S; Automatic Transmission BBD #2637S.

1958 Firesweep High Output and Dodge Royal/Sierra V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 350 cubic inches. Bore and Stroke 4.0625 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 295 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 380 @ 2400 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 252°, Exhaust 252° Overlap: 30°; Lift: 0.3900″. Five main bearings. Carburetor: Carter AFB 4-barrel Manual Transmission #2773S; Automatic Transmission #2642S

Plymouth Golden Commando V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 350 cubic inches. Bore and Stroke 4.0625 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 305 @ 5000 RPM. Torque: 370 @ 3600 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 260°, Exhaust 260°, Overlap: 42°; Lift: 0.3900″. Five main bearings. Carburetors: (Early) Two Carter AFB – Front 2652S, Rear 2653S; (Late) Front 2761S, Rear 2762S.

Plymouth Golden Commando Fuel Injected V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 350 cubic inches. Bore and Stroke 4.0625 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 315 @ 5000 RPM. Torque: 370 @ 3600 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 260°, Exhaust 260°, Overlap: 42°; Lift: 0.4320″. Five main bearings. Fuel Injection: Speed Density Computer Controlled Electronic Fuel Injection Unit – Two Throttle Bodies.

NOTE: This system was unreliable due to electronic interference and all cars so equipped later received the two 4-barrel carbureted system.

1958-1960 361 CID V-8 – Early Versions

The 361 CID B Series engine was introduced in 1958 was otherwise the same as the 350 CID version, however, it used a 4.125 inch bore. Plymouth called their versions of the early B engine the “Commando”, variants and “Golden Commando” and “Sonoramic Commando”. De Soto’s 361 V-8 was named “Turboflash”. The Dodge standard version was called the “Super Red Ram” with an optional version called the “D500”. Later versions would have different names.

1958-1960 Dodge and DeSoto and 1959 Plymouth 361 CID Engine Specifications
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DeSoto Firedome and Dodge Sierra 295 HP V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 361 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.125 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 295 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 385 @ 2800 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 252°, Exhaust 252°, Overlap: 30°; Lift: 0.390″. Five main bearings. Carburetor:

  • 1958 DeSoto – Ball and Ball Two-barrel Model (manual transmission) BBD 2772S or (automatic transmission) BBD 2637S
  • 1959 DeSoto & Dodge – Ball and Ball Two-barrel Model BBD 2870S
  • 1960 DeSoto – Ball and Ball Two-barrel Model (all) BBD 2923S
  • 1960 Dodge – Carter Two-barrel Model (all) WWC3-188-380943

1958 DeSoto Fireflite and 1958-1959 Dodge D500 305 HP V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 361 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.125 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 305 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 400 @ 2800 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 252°, Exhaust 252°, Overlap: 30°; Lift: 0.390″. Five main bearings. Carburetor:

  • 1958 DeSoto – Carter Four-barrel Model AFB 2642S;
  • 1958 Dodge – Carter Four-barrel Model AFB (automatic transmission) 2642S, (manual transmission 2773S.
  • 1959 Dodge – Carter Four-barrel Model AFB (automatic transmission) 2787S, (manual transmission 2773S.

Dodge D500 320 HP V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 361 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.125 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 320 @ 4800 RPM. Torque: 400 @ 2800 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 260°, Exhaust 260°, Overlap: 42°; Lift: 0.390″. Five main bearings. Carburetors: Two Carter Four-barrels Model AFB (Front) 2652S, (Rear) 2653S.

Dodge D500 333 HP Fuel Injected V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 361 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.125 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 333 @ 4800 RPM. Torque: 400 @ 3600 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 260°, Exhaust 260°, Overlap: 42°; Lift: 0.390″. Five main bearings. Fuel Injection: Speed Density Computer Controlled Electronic Fuel Injection Unit – Two Throttle Bodies.

NOTE: This system was unreliable due to electronic interference and all cars so equipped later received the two 4-barrel carbureted system.

DeSoto Adventurer 345 HP V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 361 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.125 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.25:1. Horsepower: 345 @ 5000 RPM. Torque: 400 @ 3600 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 260°, Exhaust 260°, Overlap: 42°; Lift: 0.390″. Five main bearings. Carburetors: Two Carter Four-barrels Model AFB (Front) 2652S, (Rear) 2653S.

DeSoto Adventurer 355 HP Fuel Injected V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 361 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.125 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 355 @ 5000 RPM. Torque: 400 @ 3600 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 260°, Exhaust 260°, Overlap: 42°; Lift: 0.390″. Five main bearings. Fuel Injection: Speed Density Computer Controlled Electronic Fuel Injection Unit – Two Throttle Bodies.

NOTE: This system was unreliable due to electronic interference and all cars so equipped later received the two 4-barrel carbureted system.

1959 Plymouth Golden Commando 305 HP V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 361 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.125 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 305 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 395 @ 3000 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.390″. Five main bearings. Carburetor: Carter Four-barrel AFB Model (manual transmission)  2969S, (automatic transmission) 2970S.

NOTE: While the Both Golden Commando engines both show the overall duration as 268°, the Standard  engine’s camshaft occur as follows:

  • Intake opens 24° BTC  closes 64° ABC
  • Exhaust opens 64° BBC, closes 24° ATC

 

1960 Plymouth Golden Commando Sonoramic 310 HP V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 361 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.125 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 305 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 435 @ 2800 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.430″. Five main bearings. Induction: Long Ram Tubes. Carburetors: Two Carter Four-barrel AFB Mode 2903S

NOTE: While the Both Golden Commando engines both show the overall duration as 268°, the Sonoramic engine’s camshaft occur as follows:

  • Intake opens 20° BTC  closes 68° ABC
  • Exhaust opens 60° BBC, closes 28° ATC
1959-1960 383 CID V-8 – Early Versions

The early 383 CID B Series V-8 — not to be confused with the short-lived RB version — was a larger bore version of the 350 and 361, using a 4.250 inch bore, resulting in 383.03 CID. This version of the Series was introduced in 1959. In DeSoto, It was used as the Firedome, Fireflite, and Adventurer as  base and optional engines. Dodge’s version, the D500, came in standard and Super Duty versions. The 1959 Plymouth version was called the Golden Commando.

1959-1960 Dodge, DeSoto 1960 Plymouth 383 CID Engine Specifications
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1959-1960 DeSoto Firedome V8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 383 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.250 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 305 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 410 @ 2400 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 252°, Exhaust 252 degrees, Overlap: 30°; Lift: 0.390″. Five main bearings. Carburetor: Carter  Two-barrel Model BBD 2871S.

1959-1960 DeSoto Fireflite Performance V8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 383 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.250 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 325 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 425 @ 2800 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 252°, Exhaust 252°, Overlap: 30°; Lift: 0.3890″. Five main bearings. Carburetor: Carter  Four-barrel Model AFB 2794S.

 

1960 DeSoto Fireflite Power Pack V8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 383 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.250 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 325 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 425 @ 2800 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.3890″. Five main bearings. Carburetor: Carter  Four-barrel Model AFB 2968S.

NOTE 1: This engine is the performance engine for all lines including the Adventurer. The Ram Manifold engine engine was only available on the Adventurer with Torqueflite transmission.

NOTE 2: This 268° camshaft has different opening and closing points (intake 24/64, exhaust 64/24) as the Adventurer camshaft though the over all duration is the same.

Dodge D-500 V8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 383 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.250 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 320 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 420 @ 2800 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing D-500: Intake 252°, Exhaust 252°, Overlap: 30°; Lift: 0.390″.  Five main bearings. Carburetor: Carter  Four-barrel Model AFB 2749S.

NOTE: This was the standard D-500 engine. See Super D-500 for the dual 4-barrel engine. See Police Engine for unique cam timing but same HP rating

Dodge D-500 V8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 383 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.250 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 320 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 420 @ 2800 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing D-500: Intake 260°, Exhaust 260°, Overlap: 42°; Lift: 0.390″.  Five main bearings. Carburetor: Carter  Four-barrel Model AFB 2854S.

NOTE: This was the Police Engine with the performance unique cam timing but same HP rating as standard D-500.

Dodge D-500 V8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 383 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.250 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 345 @ 5000 RPM. Torque: 420 @ 2800 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing D-500: Intake 260°, Exhaust 260°, Overlap: 42°; Lift: 0.390″.  Five main bearings. Carburetor: Two Carter Four-barrels Model AFB (Front) 2773S; (Rear) 2787S.

NOTE: Available on all Coronet and Royal models.

1959 DeSoto Adventurer V8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 383 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.250 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 350 @ 5000 RPM. Torque: 425 @ 3600 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing D-500: Intake 260°, Exhaust 260°, Overlap: 42°; Lift: 0.390″.  Five main bearings. Carburetor: Two Carter Four-barrels Model AFB (Front) 2790S; (Rear) 2791S.

NOTE: Adventurer Only.

1959-1960 383 CID RB V-8

This engine should not be confused with the more famous and ubiquitous 383 B engine. The 383 RB had a smaller  4.031 inch bore but was combined with the long stroke of 3.75 inch RB block, for a displacement of 383 CID. It was only available in 1959 and 1960 on the US-built Chrysler Windsor and Saratoga models.

The reason for this engine was that only one of Trenton Engine’s lines was producing the new 413 CID RB engine, and the others the  383 B. The demand from DeSoto, Dodge and Plymouth for the new 383 B engine was so high that there was no capacity to allow the fitment of the 383 B in the Chrysler Windsor and Saratoga models as had been predetermined. The solution was to create this long stroke 383 RB that could use the 413 CID tooling.

1958-1959 Chrysler RB 383 CID Engine Specifications
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1959-1960 Chrysler Windsor & Saratoga Base V8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 383 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.031 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 10.010:1. Horsepower: 305 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 410 @ 2400 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 252°, Exhaust 252 degrees, Overlap: 30°; Lift: 0.390″. Five main bearings. Carburetor:

  • 1958 – Carter  Two-barrel Model BBD 2872S
  • 1959 – Carter  Two-barrel Model BBD 28924S

1959-1960 Chrysler Windsor & Saratoga Optional V8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 383 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.031 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 10.10:1. Horsepower: 325 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 425 @ 2800 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 252°, Exhaust 252 degrees, Overlap: 30°; Lift: 0.390″. Five main bearings. Carburetor:

  • 1958 – Carter  Four-barrel Model AFB 2797S
  • 1959 – Carter  Four-barrel Model AFB 2927S
1961-1966  361 CID V-8

This 361 would last the mid-sixties – through 1964 in the Chrysler Series, in DeSoto until its demise in 1961, and in Dodge and Plymouth through 1966. The 361 became an entry-level large V-8 – providing a step between the smaller A and LA blocks and the 383-426 CID B and RB blocks.

1960-1964 Chrysler, DeSoto, Dodge and Plymouth 361 CID Engine Specifications
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Chrysler Newport 265 HP V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 361 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.125 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 9.00:1. Horsepower: 265 @ 4400 RPM. Torque: 380 @ 2400 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 252°, Exhaust 252°, Overlap: 30°; Lift: 0.390″. Five main bearings. Carburetor:

  • 1961 Chrysler Newport – Bendix Two-barrel Model (all) WWC3-188-380943
  • 1961 DeSoto and Dodge – Bendix Two-barrel Model ( California) WWC3-380943, (Others) BBD 3132SS
  • 1962 Chrysler Newport – Ball & Ball Two-barrel ( California) BBD-3245, (Others) Bendix Model WWC3-201
  • 1962 Dodge – Ball & Ball Two-barrel Model (all) BBD 2923S or Bendix WWC3-201
  • 1963 Chrysler Newport and Dodge 880 – Stromberg Two-barrel Model WWC – 3-221
  • 1963 Plymouth “Commando” – Ball & Ball Two-barrel Model (all) BBD-3475 S
  • 1964 Chrysler Newport and Dodge 880 – (manual transmission) Stromberg Two-barrel Model WWC – 3-244; (automatic transmission) Stromberg Two-barrel Model WWC – 3-242 (On Dodge  sometimes marked “A”.
  • 1964 Plymouth “Commando” – Ball & Ball Two-barrel Model (all) BBD-3684S

Dodge Dart D500 and Plymouth “Golden Commando” 305 HP V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 361 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.125 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 305 @ 4800 RPM. Torque: 395 @ 3000 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: (1961) 0.430″; (1962) 0.444″. Five main bearings.

Carburetor:

  • 1961 Plymouth & Dodge – Carter Four-barrel Model (manual transmission) AFB 3105S (automatic transmission) AFB 3106S.
  • 1962 Plymouth & Dodge – Carter Four-barrel Model (manual transmission); AFB 3252S (automatic transmission) AFB 3253S; (California) AFB 3257S.

Dodge Dart and Plymouth 310 HP V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 361 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.125 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 9.00:1. Horsepower: 310 @ 5200 RPM. Torque: 390 @ 3400 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.444″.  Five main bearings. Intake: Inline Two Four Barrel. Carburetors: Dodge & Plymouth Two Carter Four-barrel Model Front: AFB-2790S Rear: AFB-2791S; Optional Front: AFB-3258-S, Rear: AFB~3259-S.

1961-1964 383 CID V-8

While its dimensions were no different from the earlier 383 B Block, the engine became more of a performance engine in the Dodge & Plymouth lines and the  base engine for Chrysler Windsor and 300 Sport products.

1961-1964 Chrysler Corporation 383 CID Engine Specifications
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1961-1964 Chrysler Windsor & 300 Sport V8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 383 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.250 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 305 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 410 @ 2400 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 252°, Exhaust 252 degrees, Overlap: 30°; Lift: 0.390″-0.392″. Five main bearings. Carburetor:

  • 1961 Chrysler Ball & Ball Two-barrel Model BBD-2923SA.
  • 1962 Chrysler Ball & Ball  Two-barrel Model (California) BBD-3245S (Other) BBD-3244S
  • 1963 Chrysler Ball & Ball  Two-barrel Model  BBD – 3476S
  • 1964 Chrysler Ball & Ball  Two-barrel Model  BBD – 3685S

1961 Dodge Performance V8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 383 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.250 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 325 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 425 @ 2800 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.430″. Five main bearings. Carburetor: Carter  Four-barrel Model AFB 2794S.

1961 Dodge & Plymouth 383 Long Ram V8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 383 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.250 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 330 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 425 @ 2800 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.430″. Five main bearings. Induction: Long 30″ ram manifold. Carburetors: 1962 Dodge & Plymouth – Carter  Four-barrel Model AFB-AFB-2903S.

1962 Dodge & Plymouth Single 4-Barrel 383 CID Performance V8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 383 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.250 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 330 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 425 @ 2800 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters.

Camshaft Timing:

  • Standard Hydraulic Lifters. Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.444″.
  • Optional Mechanical Lifters: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.444″.
  • Optional Mechanical Lifters: Intake 276°, Exhaust 276°, Overlap: 58°; Lift: 0.450″.

Carburetor: 1962 Dodge & Plymouth – Carter  Four-barrel Model (Standard) AFB-3438-S, (Optional large venturi) AFB-3397-S.

1962 Dodge & Plymouth Dual 4 Barrel Inline Carburetor 383 Performance V8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 383 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.250 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 10.00:1. Horsepower: 335 @ 5200 RPM. Torque: 420 @ 3600 RPM. Five main bearings.

Camshaft Timing:

  • Standard Hydraulic Lifters. Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.444″.
  • Optional Mechanical Lifters: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.444″.
  • Optional Mechanical Lifters: Intake 276°, Exhaust 276°, Overlap: 58°; Lift: 0.450″.

Carburetor: Two Carter  Four-barrel Model

  • (Standard) Front: AFB-2970-S, Rear: AFB-2971-S
  • (Optional) Front: AFB-3258-S, Rear: AFB-3259-S.

1963 Dodge & Plymouth 383 Performance V8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 383 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.250 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 11.00:1. Horsepower: 320 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 430 @ 2800 RPM. Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.444″. Five main bearings. Carburetor: 1962 Dodge & Plymouth – Carter  Four-barrel Model (Standard) AFB-3437-S, (Optional large venturi) AFB-3397-S, (Optional large 1.69″ venturi) AFB-3559-S .

1963 Dodge & Plymouth 383 Dual 4 Barrel In-Line Runner Performance V8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 383 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.250 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 11.00:1. Horsepower: 325 @ 5200 RPM. Torque: 420 @ 3600 RPM. Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 276°, Exhaust 276°, Overlap: 45°; Lift: 0.450″. Five main bearings. Carburetor: 1963 Dodge & Plymouth –  Two Carter  Four-barrel Model (Front) AFB-3258-S, (Rear) AFB-3259-S.

1964 Dodge & Plymouth 383 Performance V8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 383 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.250 x 3.375 inches. Compression ratio: 11.00:1. Horsepower: 320 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 430 @ 2800 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.430″. Five main bearings. Carburetor: 1963 Dodge & Plymouth – Carter  Four-barrel Model AFB-3611S.

1959-1964 Chrysler & Imperial 413 CID V-8

The 413 CID RB block V-8 was used from 1959 to 1965. It would also used in medium and heavy trucks until 1979. It has a bore of 4.1875″ and a stroke of 3.750″. It powered almost all Chrysler New Yorker and all Imperial models, and was also available on the lesser Chryslers, Dodge Polara, Dodge Monaco, and Plymouth Fury as an alternative to the B-block 383 and the A-block 318.

1959 through 1964 Chrysler Cars 413 CID Engine Specifications
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1959 Chrysler and Imperial Base 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 10.1:1. Horsepower: 350 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 470 @ 2800 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 252°, Exhaust 252°, Overlap: 30°; Lift: 0.390″. Five main bearings. Carburetor: Carter Four-barrel Model AFB 2797S.

1960 – 1961 Chrysler and Imperial Base 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 10.0:1. Horsepower: 350 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 470 @ 2800 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 252°, Exhaust 252°, Overlap: 30°; Lift: 0.390″. Five main bearings. Carburetor:

  • 1960 – Carter Four-barrel Model AFB 2797S.
  • 1961 – Carter Four-barrel Model AFB 3108S.

1962 – 1964 Chrysler and Imperial Base 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 10.1:1. Horsepower: 340 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 470 @ 2800 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 252°, Exhaust 252°, Overlap: 30°; Lift: 0.390″. Five main bearings. Carburetor:

  • 1962 Chrysler – Carter Four-barrel Model (California) AFB-3256S, (Other) AFB-3251S.
  • 1962 Imperial – Carter Four-barrel Model AFB-3251S.
  • 1963 Chrysler & Imperial – Carter Four-barrel Model AFB – 3256S
  • 1964 Chrysler – Carter Four-barrel Model AFB – 3615S
  • 1964 Imperial – Carter Four-barrel Model AFB – AFB-3644S

NOTE: This engine was also available as an option in the 1962 Chrysler  300 (non-letter series) Sport.

1959-1964 Chrysler 300 413 CID V-8

In the 1959 Chrysler 300E the 413 wedge was fitted with inline dual four-barrel carburetors ad was factory-rated at 380 horsepower. In 1960, a long-tube ram induction system was made standard on the Chrysler 300F. For this and the next year, “short” ram tubes were also available – boosting the horsepower to 400.  Ram tubes continued as standard on the 1961 300G, and remained on the option sheets for Chrysler 300s through 1964. In 1962, special versions of the 413 were prepared for the 300 Sport and 300H that were applicable for drag racing..

1959 through 1964 Chrysler 300 Sport and 300 Letter Series High Performance  413 CID Engine Specifications
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1959 Chrysler 300E 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 10.1:1. Horsepower: 380 @ 5000 RPM. Torque: 450 @ 3600 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 260°, Exhaust 260°, Overlap: 42°; Lift: 0.390″. Five main bearings. Carburetors: Two Carter Four-barrel Model (Front) AFB 27978S (Rear) AFB 2799S.

1960 Chrysler 300F 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 10.1:1. Horsepower: 375 @ 5000 RPM. Torque: 495 @ 3600 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.430″. Five main bearings. Intake: Long 31″ Ram manifold. Carburetors: Two Carter Four-barrel Model AFB 2903S.

NOTE: This is the standard 300F engine available with Torqueflite automatic transmission only.

1960 Chrysler 300F “Short Ram” 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 10.1:1. Horsepower: 400 @ 5200 RPM. Torque: 465 @ 3600 RPM.  Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 284°, Exhaust 284°, Overlap: 55°; Lift: (Intake) 0.449″; (Exhaust) 0.454°. Five main bearings. Intake: Short 15″ Ram manifold. Carburetors: Two Carter Four-barrel Model AFB 3084S.

NOTE: This is the optional 300F engine available with the 4-speed Pont-a-Mousson manual transmission only.

1961 Chrysler 300G 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 10.1:1. Horsepower: 375 @ 5000 RPM. Torque: 495 @ 3600 RPM. Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.430″. Five main bearings. Intake: Long 31″ Ram manifold. Carburetors: Two Carter Four-barrel Model AFB 2903S.

NOTE: The standard 300G engine was available with Torqueflite automatic transmission and  3-Speed manual transmission.

1960 Chrysler 300F “Short Ram” 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 10.1:1. Horsepower: 400 @ 5200 RPM. Torque: 465 @ 3600 RPM.  Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 284°, Exhaust 284°, Overlap: 55°; Lift: (Intake) 0.449″; (Exhaust) 0.454°. Five main bearings. Intake: Short 15″ Ram manifold. Carburetors: Two Carter Four-barrel Model AFB 3084S.

NOTE: This is the optional 300G engine was only available with the 3-Speed manual transmission only.

1962 Chrysler 300 Sport 365 HP 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 11.1:1. Horsepower: 365 @ 4800 RPM. Torque: 460 @ 3200 RPM. Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: (intake) 0.444″ (Exhaust) 0.456″. Five main bearings. Intake: one 4-bbl. Carburetor: Carter Four-barrel Model: AFB 3397S.

1962 Chrysler 300H and 300 Sport 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 10.1:1. Horsepower: 380 @ 5200 RPM. Torque: 450 @ 3600 RPM. Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: (intake) 0.444″ (Exhaust) 0.456″. Five main bearings. Intake: Two 4-barrel inline manifold. Carburetors: Two Carter Four-barrel Mode (front) AFB-3258S; (rear) AFB-3259S.

NOTE: This engine was available in the Chrysler 300 Sport as an option.

1962 Chrysler 300H and 300 Sport 413 Ram Induction V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 10.1:1. Horsepower: 405 @ 5400 RPM. Torque: 4573 @ 3600 RPM. Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 284°, Exhaust 284°, Overlap: 55°; Lift: (intake) 0.449″ (Exhaust) 0.454″. Five main bearings. Intake: Two 4-barrel short ram manifold. Carburetors: Two Carter Four-barrel Model AFB-3084S.

NOTE 1: This engine was available in the Chrysler 300 Sport as an option.

NOTE 2: This optional camshaft was listed as an option for this engine. Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 292°, Exhaust 292°, Overlap: 67°; Lift: 0.490″.  Special valve springs with 284 lbs open pressure. No horsepower listed above 405 with this camshaft.

NOTE 3: This optional camshaft was listed as an option for this engine. Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 308°, Exhaust 308°, Overlap: 88°; Lift: 0.520″. Special valve springs with damper. No horsepower listed above 405 with this camshaft.

1963 Chrysler 300J Ram 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 9.6:1. Horsepower: 390 @ 4800 RPM. Torque: 485 @ 3600 RPM. Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 40°; Lift: (intake) 0.445″ (Exhaust) 0.452″. Five main bearings. Intake: Two 4-barrel ram manifold. Carburetors: Two Carter Four-barrel Mode APB – 3505S.

NOTE: This engine was NOT available in the Chrysler 300 Sport as an option.

1963 Chrysler 300 Sport 365 HP 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 11.0:1. Horsepower: 365 @ 4800 RPM. Torque: 460 @ 3200 RPM. Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: (intake) 0.444″ (Exhaust) 0.456″. Five main bearings. Intake: one 4-bbl. Carburetor: Carter Four-barrel Model: APB 3559S.

1964 Chrysler 300K Optional Ram 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 9.6:1. Horsepower: 390 @ 4800 RPM. Torque: 485 @ 3600 RPM. Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 40°; Lift: (intake) 0.445″ (Exhaust) 0.452″. Five main bearings. Intake: Two 4-barrel ram manifold. Carburetors: Two Carter Four-barrel Mode APB – 3505SA.

NOTE: This engine was NOT available in the Chrysler 300 Sport as an option.

1964 Chrysler 330 K and Optional 300 Sport 360 HP 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 10.0:1. Horsepower: 360 @ 4800 RPM. Torque: 470 @ 3200 RPM. Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: (intake) 0.444″ (Exhaust) 0.456″. Five main bearings. Intake: one 4-bbl. Carburetor: Carter Four-barrel Model: APB 3614S.

1961 – 1963 Dodge and Plymouth 413 CID V-8

The 413 CID RB block V-8 was in use in Dodge and Plymouth from 1961 to 1963. It has a bore of 4.1875″ and a stroke of 3.750″. It was available on the Dodge Polara, Dodge Monaco, and Plymouth Fury as an alternative to the B-block 383 and the A-block 318.

1961 – 1963 Dodge and Plymouth 413 CID Engine Specifications
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1961 Dodge and Plymouth 350 HP 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 10.0:1. Horsepower: 350 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 470 @ 2800 RPM. Five main bearings.

Camshaft:

  • Standard: Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.430″.
  • Optional: Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.446″.

Carburetor:

  • 1961 Dodge & Plymouth – Carter Four-barrel Model (Standard) AFB-3108S, (Optional) AFB-3113S.

NOTE: This engine’s two camshafts show the same duration, however the mechanical cam’s ramps were shorter, giving more true duration and lift. This engine was intended for NASCAR competition.

1961 Dodge and Plymouth 375 HP Short Ram 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 10.0:1. Horsepower: 375 @ 5000 RPM. Torque: 465 @ 2800 RPM. Five main bearings. Camshaft: Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 284°, Exhaust 284°, Overlap: 55°; Lift: 0.448″. Carburetors: 1961 Dodge & Plymouth – Two Carter Four-barrel Model  AFB-3084S.

NOTE: This engine was intended for drag racing.

1961 Dodge and Plymouth 375 HP Inline 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 10.0:1. Horsepower: 375 @ 5200 RPM. Torque: 450 @ 2800 RPM. Five main bearings.

Camshaft:

  • Standard: Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.430″.
  • Optional: Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.446″.

Carburetor:

  • 1961 Dodge & Plymouth – Carter Four-barrel Model (front) AFB-2970S, (rear) AFB-2971S.

NOTE: This engine’s two camshafts show the same duration, however the mechanical cam’s ramps were shorter, giving more true duration and lift. This engine was intended for drag racing.

 

1962 Dodge and Plymouth 365 HP 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 11.0:1. Horsepower: 365 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 460 @ 2800 RPM. Five main bearings.

Camshaft:

  • Standard: Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.430″.
  • Optional: Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.446″.
  • Optional: Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 276°, Exhaust 275°, Overlap: 58°; Lift: (intake) 0.450″; Lift: (exhaust) 0.455″.

Carburetor:

  • 1962 Dodge & Plymouth – Carter Four-barrel Model (Standard) AFB-3251S, (Optional) AFB-3397S.

NOTE: This engine’s mechanical camshaft’s ramps were shorter, giving more true duration and lift. This engine was intended for NASCAR competition.

1962 Dodge and Plymouth 385 HP Inline Manifold 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 11.0:1. Horsepower: 385 @ 5200 RPM. Torque: 455 @ 3600 RPM. Five main bearings.

Camshaft:

  • Standard: Hydraulic Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.430″.
  • Optional: Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: 0.446.
  • Optional: Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 276°, Exhaust 275°, Overlap: 58°; Lift: (intake) 0.450″; Lift: (exhaust) 0.455″.

Carburetor:

  • 1962 Dodge & Plymouth – Carter Four-barrel Model (Front) AFB-2790S, (Rear) AFB-AFB-2791S.

NOTE: This engine’s mechanical camshaft’s ramps were shorter, giving more true duration and lift. The mechanical cams were available for drag racing.

1962 Dodge and Plymouth 410 HP Ram Manifold 413 V-8 “Super Stock 413”.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 11.0:1. Horsepower: 410 @ 5400 RPM. Torque: 460 @ 4400 RPM. Five main bearings.

Camshaft:

  • Standard: Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 284°, Exhaust 284°, Overlap: 55°; Lift: (intake) 0.449″; Lift: (exhaust) 0.454″.
  • Optional: Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 292°, Exhaust 292°, Overlap: 67°; Lift: 0.490″.
  • Optional: Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 300°, Exhaust 300°, Overlap: 75°; Lift: (intake) 0.509″; Lift: (exhaust) 0.520″.

Carburetor:

  • 1962 Dodge & Plymouth – Two Carter Four-barrel Model (Standard) AFB-2903S, (Optional) AFB-AFB-3447S. NOTE: This engine was intended for drag racing.
  • 1962 Dodge & Plymouth – One Carter Four-barrel Model AFB-3559S. NOTE: This engine was intended for NASCAR – no HP figures given.

 

1962 Dodge and Plymouth 420 HP Ram Manifold 413 V-8 “Super Stock 413”.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 13.5:1. Horsepower: 410 @ 5400 RPM. Torque: 470 @ 4400 RPM. Five main bearings.

Camshaft:

  • Standard: Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 284°, Exhaust 284°, Overlap: 55°; Lift: (intake) 0.449″; Lift: (exhaust) 0.454″.
  • Optional: Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 292°, Exhaust 292°, Overlap: 67°; Lift: 0.490″.
  • Optional: Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 300°, Exhaust 300°, Overlap: 75°; Lift: (intake) 0.509″; Lift: (exhaust) 0.520″.

Carburetor:

  • 1962 Dodge & Plymouth – Two Carter Four-barrel Model (Standard) AFB-2903S, (Optional) AFB-AFB-3447S. NOTE: This engine was intended for drag racing.
  • 1962 Dodge & Plymouth – One Carter Four-barrel Model AFB-3559S. NOTE: This engine was intended for NASCAR – no HP figures given.

NOTE: This 13.5:1 Compression Ratio engine was initially listed as “Dealer Installed” – later amended to “Optional” to allow it in NHRA competition.

 

1963 Dodge Street 360 HP 413 V-8.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 413 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.1875 x 3.75 inches. Compression ratio: 10.0:1. Horsepower: 360 @ 4800 RPM. Torque: 470 @ 3200 RPM. Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap: 48°; Lift: (intake) 0.444″ (Exhaust) 0.456″. Five main bearings. Intake: one 4-bbl. Carburetor: Carter Four-barrel Model: APB 3614S.

NOTE: This engine was not listed in the AMA Specification Sheets for Dodge and Plymouth models, however records show it was fitted to Dodge 116 inch wheelbase models. For the most part, 383 CID performance engines were the top street performance options in Dodge and Plymouth lines in 1963.

1964-1965 426 CID “Street” V-8

The 426 CID RB block V-8 was in use in Dodge and Plymouth from 1964 to 1965. It has a bore of 4.25″ and a stroke of 3.750″. It was available on the Dodge Polara, Dodge Monaco, and Plymouth Fury as the high performance V-8.

1964-1965 426 CID Wedge “Street” Engine Specifications
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1964-1965 Dodge “Ramcharger” and  Plymouth “Commando 426” V-8. Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 426 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.250 x 3.750 inches. Compression ratio: 10.3:1. Horsepower: 365 @ 4800 RPM. Torque: 470 @ 3200RPM. Five main bearings. Hydraulic valve lifters. Camshaft Duration: Intake 268°, Exhaust 268°, Overlap 48°. Valve Lift: 0.430″.

Carburetor:

  • 1964 – Carter Four barrel: Model AFB-3704S.
  • 1965 – Carter Four barrel: (manual transmission) AFB-3859S, (automatic transmission) AFB-3860S.
1964-1965 426 CID “RACE” V-8

The 426 CID RB block V-8 was in use in Dodge and Plymouth from 1963 to 1965. It has a bore of 4.25″ and a stroke of 3.750″. It was available on the Dodge Polara, Dodge Monaco, and Plymouth Fury as the high performance V-8.

1963-1964 426 CID Wedge “Race” Engine Specifications
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1964-65 Dodge and Plymouth 415 HP Ramcharger426 V-8 “Super Stock 426”.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 426 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.250 x 3.750 inches. Compression ratio: 11.0:1. Horsepower: 415 @ 5400 RPM. Torque: 470 @ 4400 RPM. Five main bearings.

Camshaft:

  • 1963: Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 300°, Exhaust 300°, Overlap: 75°; Lift: 0.509″.
  • 1964-1965: Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 300°, Exhaust 300°, Overlap: 74°; Lift: 0.520″.

Carburetor:

  • 1963-1965 Dodge & Plymouth –  Two Carter Four-barrels Model AFB-3705S.

NOTE: While all three camshafts spec at 300° duration all have different opening/closing events.

    • 1963 – Intake: 33° BTC/87° ATC; Exhaust: 78° BBC/42° ATC
    • 1964-1965 – Intake: 38° BTC/82° ATC; Exhaust: 76° BBC/44° ATC
    • 1964-1965 – Intake: 33° BTC/87° ATC; Exhaust: 87° BBC/41° ATC

1964-65 Dodge and Plymouth 425 HP Ramcharger426 V-8 “Super Stock 426”.  Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 426 cubic inches. Bore and stroke: 4.250 x 3.750 inches. Compression ratio: 13.5:1. Horsepower: 425 @ 5600 RPM. Torque: 480 @ 4400 RPM. Five main bearings.

Camshaft:

  • 1963: Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 300°, Exhaust 300°, Overlap: 75°; Lift: 0.509″.
  • 1964-1965: Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 300°, Exhaust 300°, Overlap: 76°; Lift: 0.520″.
  • 1964-1965: Mechanical Lifters. Camshaft Timing: Intake 300°, Exhaust 300°, Overlap: 74°; Lift: 0.520″.

Carburetor:

  • 1963-1965 Dodge & Plymouth –  Two Carter Four-barrels Model AFB-3705S.

NOTE: While all three camshafts spec at 300° duration all have different opening/closing events.

  • 1963 – Intake: 33° BTC/87° ATC; Exhaust: 78° BBC/42° ATC
  • 1964-1965 – Intake: 38° BTC/82° ATC; Exhaust: 76° BBC/44° ATC
  • 1964-1965 – Intake: 33° BTC/87° ATC; Exhaust: 87° BBC/41° ATC
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