The Dodge 440 Magnum Six Pack

Dodge440MagnumSixPack

 

Dodge history is rich with memorable and mind-blowing engines. Here’s yet another powerhouse under the hood: the 440 Magnum Six Pack.

 

Introduced in 1969, the Six Pack took its name from its wild induction system: three giant Holley two-barrel carburetors, providing six throttle valves in all. Factory engineers took the already muscular 440 Magnum engine, removed the single four-barrel carburetor and intake manifold and swapped in a special high-rise manifold to accommodate the triple carbs. Capable of flowing over 1,200 cubic feet of air per minute, the Six Pack setup produced an intimidating roar when the throttle was cracked open.

 

Additional performance features included HEMI® valve springs and a recalibrated ignition distributor with dual breaker points. In final production tune, the Six Pack was rated at 390 hp at 4,700 rpm and a massive 490 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,200 rpm. In the Dodge lineup, it was second in output only to the mighty 426 HEMI.

 

To unveil the hot new engine to the public, a special model of the 1969 Dodge Super Bee was developed. Named the Super Bee Six Pack, the car sported a fiberglass hood with flat black paint and plain black wheels with no hubcaps. The Six Pack was a huge success in the showrooms—the package offered performance surprisingly close to the 426 HEMI, but at around half the additional cost.

 

For 1970 and 1971, the Six Pack engine was expanded in availability to include the Dodge Coronet R/T, Charger and Challenger, only to be discontinued completely for 1972. Today the Six Pack is considered one of the greatest engines of the muscle-car era.

 


8 Comments

  • dodge440
    Posted June 5, 2014 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    Q. Any pictures of the “bell crank” assy for the 69 super bird w/four speed, ie, the six pack set up that came with the 440 cid engine..duh…a picture of the carb linkage is what I’m looking for. I have an Edlebrock 6 barrel intake w/ factory Holly’s and air cleaner, I need a picture of the linkage and now I’m asking for help in locating a “bell crank” which was original w/the 4 speed. Thanks j.vaughn1@ frontier.com

  • Bobby Jordan
    Posted June 10, 2015 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    First, does anyone know exactly how many 1969 1/2 Dodge Super Bee Six Packs were made ?

    Secondly, I owned one of the Butterscotch cars with 4 speed, being stupid and young I modified the car to a 4-barrel, auto trans and painted it blue. The car was balanced, blue printed and cut for deck height. And it was a terror !

    I sold it to get married. I wish I had kept the car and skip the marriage If anyone has knowledge of the car and it’s whereabouts, please let me know. I have no vin #s but the car was purchased @ Bill Strange Dodge in Birmingham, Al.

    I ask that all my sins be forgiven about this car. Believe me I have suffered enough.

  • jacob
    Posted July 4, 2015 at 12:59 am | Permalink

    ummm, sorry to sound like a retard, but did they ever drop one of these six-packs in a charger??? cause i am looking into getting one. or two.. or three… if my bank will let me. and how reliable are they???

  • jacob
    Posted July 4, 2015 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    sorry, not charger, challenger….. although a charger with that HP would be a hoot;)

  • peter
    Posted September 19, 2015 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    the six pack registry has a lot of production figures and is a great source for both the dodge and Plymouth A12 cars

  • tom pollick
    Posted September 19, 2015 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    How do the outer carbs work,how much vacuum do you need to get them to open ? My 69 charger 440 6 pack I can’t get the outers to open also running rich at idle turn screws in and no difference on how it runs. thanks Tom

  • rob
    Posted November 8, 2015 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    I have a cast 6 pack intake on my 440 now what advantage do I get if I put an aluminum 6 pack intake other than it is lighter by weight , please and thx.

  • t0vx6lb098
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