[FWDLK] FW: [FWDLK] A/C cross ram K available
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[FWDLK] FW: [FWDLK] A/C cross ram K available



 

 

Got a look at the photo of the 300K’s engine. Tried to download it so I could enhance is but no luck there.

 

That said it looks to be the correct shortened version used on the 300J’s and K’s. and it sure is red which could very well be correct. But I still see blue in what I laughing refer to as my mind. Could be they did a change? Could be I’m wrong? Heck, color is paint, being the correct manifold is what is important.

 

John Hagen

 

From: Forward Look Mopar Discussion List [mailto:L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Hagen
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 1:15 PM
To: L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] A/C cross ram K available

 

Rich,

 

I am thinking the rams were blue on the J’s and K’s. I did see a lot of one J back in 1963 but not since so my memory may not be accurate but I do generally retain that kind of stuff from 50 years ago. Don’t ask me what I did 50 seconds ago however ……

 

Also the J & K rams had the shortened passages. The ram were the length as  the earlier long ram manifold but the divider that ran the full length of each branch was shortened to about 15” from the head. This is very obvious from the outside of the manifold as there is a definite depression showing the divider location and on the J’s and K’s it only ran partway and the rest of the branch out to the carburetor plenum was smooth on top (and bottom but you can’t see that just by looking under the hood). All the long rams, shortened divider or not had carburetor heat supplied by the exhaust. This is why the shortened versions still stretched all the way past the opposite head. The pure race version as on the Plymouth Super Stocks and Dodge Ram Chargers were fully contained between the heads and did not have any carb heat and were a real bear to drive until the engine got up to operating temp.

 

These manifolds were available from 1960 on the optional and very rare 400 ho 300’s and over the counter for the Dodge and Plymouth drag racers but have been and still are very scarce. The long ram version were much more common and they are scarce. And when used on 1960 and 1961 Plymouths and Dodges, MAYBE  the 300’s too, were painted red. Dad had a 1961 Dodge Dart Phoenix 4 drht with one of those torque motors for a short period (Until I crashed it, at a slow speed and hit by a drunk) and I know the motor and manifolds were red …… I think.

 

John Hagen

 

 

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