More to come! When I get pictures I will put them on. It's a 1978 Dodge Aspen R/T with the original 318 c.i. engine. I am the third owner and the car is in pretty decent shape. I have 15x10 wheels in the back. It has the stock 318 in it right now and its a true R/T not a clone! Recently I had cherry bomb mufflers added to the 2.5" exhaust and there are no catalytic converters on the car. If anyone has any information or great websites for VIN identification and/or vehicle information for my Aspen R/T anything would be greatly appreciated. Leave a comment or email me if you like at email@example.com.
All of my parts were bought at or through Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts
This is also where I work, if you are in Western PA, be sure to look us up for any high performance or regular auto parts.
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The 340 is now in my garage and on an engine stand. I'll be sure to get pictures of it up ASAP. The engine looks great and I am super happy with the work done to it. The next step is getting misc stuff such as air cleaner, ignition, pulleys, water pump... After that the 318 will be pulled, engine compartment painted, transmission gone over and wallah 340 time.
The 340 has been in the shop for about a month now and is nearing completion. The motor wasn't in as good as shape as I thought. The block is now bored .060 over, the deck has been cut down .010 and the crank was cut .020. New sealed power pistons, 10.5 to 1 compression, were installed on the reconditioned rods. Just got the Competition #256 cam with hydraulic lifters 212-218 dur and .477-.455 lift. I then added the Holly 650 double pumper carb to finish off the job.
Well I just bought a 340 and another 340 short block. Total I now have one complete 340 that needs checked over and gone through a little bit and a 340 block with X heads on it, with 2 sets of nice M/T valve covers as well. Woohoo!
Finally got the rearend put in. The job took about 4 hours of my sunday but its all finished.
Finally got the aspen out of the garage! Replaced the mirror and the broken side window louver. Next plans are the scoop and 3.23 posi rearend.
Just bought a 340 hood scoop that you see on a lot of demons and some aspens too. Putting it on sometime soon.
Mickey Tompson valve covers
This last picture is of a new jack my father is selling it weighs 137 pounds, its fully mobile, and will lift 5,000 pounds about 3 feet in the air. For prices or any questions message me back on the site or at firstname.lastname@example.org
340 X heads from my second motor