What is the official reason Mopar offset the engine in their cars, example big block in a B body ? I have read all kinds of Weird, sometimes stupid, answers on the internet. I personally assume it is to clear the steering box. Would like to know the real reason. Maybe Jerry knows. Maybe Jerry was a secret engineer at Chrysler and did it for laughs !!
Don't know about the "B" Bodies, but the "A " bodies were definitely due to the steering box. The Right side shock tower had to be messaged for the Hemi and the box moved also. Lived that exercise, and was told by a couple different knowledgeable people connected to the factory that told me the same thing. Offset Hemi "A" -3/4"to the right. box slammed to the left as far as it will go. Based on that, I would guess the same thing for a "B" body. I never noticed an offset on my '69 "B", now I'll have to measure it. Great , more work. .
Only the a front of the engine is offset to clear the box on "B". If you note also, because of this angle, most radiator brackets are wider on the pass side to match the "tilt" of the fan. That is, the radiator is in at an angle as well. Not all, but most.
With Tom's reply, I did some measuring on my Polara, not only is the engine at an angle, the radiator is 2 inches to the right. I have read stories of guys cutting a perfectly centered opening for a hood scoop without the motor in the car, to find out it won't line up with the carb. Jay, your nightmare has just begun. Jerry help us !!
There is an easy answer to your question, Polara-bear....Get a Chevy where the engine was designed to sit straight in the chassis! Just kidding. The 1963 Tempest was also designed with an engine offset to accommodate the driver side exhaust manifold/steering column on the driver side.
Fugly resembles that remark . So now the new question is , What's Jerry's excuse? Never mind, answered my own question.... Chevy Guy... Nuff said.
And the Kermee is perfectly norbal.....
Depends who I'm standing next to for comparison.
On the offset master cylinder , I don't believe the BB Wedge motors got it, I only know the Hemi had to have it. ( a friend of mine has a BB Dart without the offset master, but it wasn't a factory BB ) Also , I think I mis-typed the Hemi engine offset. I think it's 3/8" on the engine, and 3/4" on the master cylinder.
chaplainksw: Free camping sat night at WabashValley dragway. This is to create interest for next year and a Nostalgia weekend. See Wabash Valley Dragway sponsored by Your of Brazil on FaceBook!
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chaplainksw: This Saturday is the Nitro in the Valley event at Terre Haute, Indiana. All Nostalgia Super Stocks are welcome, with no charge at the gate Sat. (Friday night test and tune
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sportf: JB Cuda Yes, we have several members running hemis. BTW, I've never noticed this shout box before and I've been around a long time. Hope to see you at the track.
Mar 14, 2021 0:00:14 GMT
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Dec 25, 2019 19:48:11 GMT
bosspete: As the new year approaches,,it would be really nice to see more of our cars lettered up to present that Nostalgic race look from years ago.I think that we have more fun and present a better nostalgic product than any other group I've ever seen in the past.
Oct 21, 2019 17:03:05 GMT
Hollywood: A show of hands please, how many subscribe to Hemmings Muscle Machines? What are your thoughts about the Magazine? Like it? Don't like it? if you do like, what do like about it? Don't like it?
Sept 1, 2019 17:28:04 GMT
sportf: Hey BossPete, I agree with you. We are racers second, friends and a true gang first. See you all soon.
Aug 17, 2019 13:43:10 GMT
bosspete: Hey,,everyone,,,Victory is here because of all of you. Victory would not be without you. Us old guys have finally found a place to race the cars we love,,and have fun doing it. No nitrous,no big Egos,,just a driver and his car. Cordova Awaits us.
Aug 9, 2019 23:45:02 GMT
moparsteve: George & Susi I posted the get together at Rons this weekend It has the address and phone number if you need directions!
Mar 13, 2019 14:01:55 GMT
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Feb 4, 2018 21:07:15 GMT
Hollywood: Hey Detroitman what kind of Mopar do you need that 489 case and gear for? I might have what your looking for.
Oct 21, 2017 17:31:39 GMT
detroitman: 8 3/4" pig assembly must be 489 case with tapered pinion, need to have 4.88 or 5.13 ratio with a spool. Or ill buy just the gears.
Oct 11, 2017 1:16:38 GMT
polarapirate: Hello fellow Victory racers, doe's anyone have a 440 good to go, maybe 500hp, you want to sell reasonable. My 440 is in poor shape. Hoping to be ready for August Gateway. Thank's !! George
Jul 13, 2017 12:29:17 GMT
polarapirate: Great racing with you guys for the first time, and thanks to everyone for the underhood help Friday night, Tom, Tommy, Stanley, and others !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 14, 2017 18:05:49 GMT
Hollywood: A tip of the cap to Tommy Morgan, Tommy thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness.
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