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Old 12-31-2017, 08:40:02 PM
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Looks like it would be fun in my Dart!!!!
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:27:39 PM
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Who ever took that pic must have straightened the orientation of the pic, don't they know it is called a slant six for a reason
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Yes they straightened it out a little.
The hyperpack was a factory part, I do not recall what car got it.

The Super slant six had a two barrel carb with a common linkage.
There was also a hot rod adapter that used a larger 2 barrel off something else that could be adapted.



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I drove a 79 Volari with the Super in it.
I thought it was great car, very reliable.
Other folks thought they were ugly and complained they would not run in the rain.
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:45:59 PM
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There was also an all aluminum slant for a while I believe.
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:43:01 PM
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Yes I think there were.
I think the whole block was designed with aluminum in mind but reverted to iron because it was cheaper.
This would lead to a heavier more robust block in the end.

I think the most common Detroit in line sixes had a good reputation.
Its hard to screw it up...
But this was a great engine

Chrysler was said to be a company where engineers had a lot more sway than the other big three.
This means they did some cool stuff, but cool stuff to an engineer is not always going to be first in sales.

Too bad things went how they went...
Fiat is not an engineering company by any stretch.
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:20:19 PM
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You wouldn't mean anything like this beast?


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Old 01-03-2018, 05:33:28 PM
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Yes they straightened it out a little.
The hyperpack was a factory part, I do not recall what car got it.

The Super slant six had a two barrel carb with a common linkage.
There was also a hot rod adapter that used a larger 2 barrel off something else that could be adapted.



I drove a 79 Volari with the Super in it.
I thought it was great car, very reliable.
Other folks thought they were ugly and complained they would not run in the rain.
I may be wrong but I kinda remember the hyper pak having a4bbl carb and a split dual exhaust set up, there was a kid at work back them his father would not let him get a V8. If I remember correctly that engine was a terror.
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:47:54 PM
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I went to the trouble to look this up.
Seems the hyperpack was not an option but rather a race part/dealer item you could buy.

This with was part of a package that came with a long duration cam, high compression pistons, the exhaust you describe and a Carter 4 barrel carb.
It is described as a holly terror in compact cars of the era that would clean house on tracks.
It's said to have low idle vacuum and poor idle quality so only manual transmissions were used with the package.
There are some marine version of the engine with a barrel and some export engine with two barrel and I read some HP listed as high as 180 on Wiki.

Doing some simple math you want a little more than 2 hp per kw so your asking 60 bhp on a long stroke engine at 1800 rpm.
Not hard to do for the 225.

Being an inline six has lots of advantages for a generator.
It is perfectly balanced for smooth operation and the large surface area of the block makes them easier to cool.
The 225 has a reputation for being very easy to cool in fact, in some cases hard to keep warm in winter.

Does it make a good generator?
I did not know Onan used it, but Volvo mated it to their I/O and that's all I need to know.
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:21:38 PM
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I have not had the generator that long but, so far so good. I do not know the history of the set however, it does have a newer Chrysler Industrial slant engine in it.
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:15:55 PM
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How old is it?
I don't know if its true or not but I heard the earlier flat head Chrysler six stayed in production long after the 170/225 were introduced because it also made a very good industrial engine.

It would be interesting to know when they stopped casting new engines blocks and building sets with it.
Maybe they still do?

I looked into it further....

Seems the slant six isn't done yet.
New engines and spare parts from Fiat are still being made in Mexico
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I have not had the generator that long but, so far so good. I do not know the history of the set however, it does have a newer Chrysler Industrial slant engine in it.
I still hate you...
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Well, Thanks For Hating me along with all the good advice and knowledge you give us all here at the Stak!!!!

NewOldStock, the set was built July 1979

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I am admittedly jealous. I have been looking for a nice 30SK for several years.
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The Chrysler "Big Joe" siren

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My high school friend had a green dodge truck we called the JD. The third cylinder threw a rod ,wrecked the crank journal, he pulled the head took out the piston cut a oak plug beat it in the empty cylinder, put the head and pan on and removed the push rods and drove it like that. Hence the name John Deere (JD). Those slant 6 engine ran for ever!
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Now you got me looking at sirens.
I was looking up a pole at work at one of these wondering if I could fix it...
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Then what?
Put it back on the pole ( not used since the 60s anyways )
Take it home put it up in the yard to scare the wife?

Trouble with collecting stuff and talking about it you start to pick up on other people's habits and decide that something else might be fun ha ha
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That HEMI powered air raid siren is at Big Daddy's museum in Florida. I was just there in September.
Could you imagine firing that thing off at 6:00AM. Wouldn't the neighboors just love you!!!!
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That HEMI powered air raid siren is at Big Daddy's museum in Florida. I was just there in September.
Could you imagine firing that thing off at 6:00AM. Wouldn't the neighboors just love you!!!!
Like THIS ONE! I like how is starts shaking any rust off the inside.
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