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A Pair of Crowns: 1968 Coronet R/T and Super Bee Hulks Await Restoration

Story & photos by Steve Magnante. Please hover over each picture for more information.

 

On first glance, only the domed hood sets this WS23L Coronet R/T hulk apart from a run–of-the-mill Slant Six or 318 car. While family-style Coronets came with flat hoods, only the R/T and Super Bee screamers carried this non-functional domed unit, which also saw service in 1969 (on non-cold air cars). Despite the kinked hinge, severe surface rust and botched plastic fill job, it’s salvageable.

 

 

A car’s name is just as important as its outward appearance. The sleekest…

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A Pair of Crowns: 1968 Coronet R/T and Super Bee Hulks Await Restoration

The Dodge 440 Magnum Six Pack

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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…

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The Dodge 440 Magnum Six Pack

Test Your Dodge Knowledge!

At the Dodge Facebook page, we posed a test of knowledge for you Dodge experts. Here it goes:  The 1970 Dodge engine lineup included two 440-cubic-inch V8s with four-barrel carburetors. One 440 was rated at 350 horsepower; the other at 375 hp.

 

So: What were the differences between these two famous Dodge 440 engines?

 

Spoiler alert: the answer follows below, so if you don’t want to know yet, stop reading now.

 

The “standard” (if you will) Dodge 440 four-barrel that year had a bore and stroke of 4.32 inches…

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Test Your Dodge Knowledge!