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The Max Wedge Story

The Max Wedge

 

As the Detroit muscle car wars of the 1960s began, the Chrysler Corporation and its Dodge and Plymouth brands were pacing the sidelines. But not for long: Midway through the 1962 model year, the Maximum Performance Wedge package was introduced—the legendary combination that soon became known as the Max Wedge.

 

This first Max Wedge displaced 413 cubic inches and was offered in two versions: an 11.5:1 compression-ratio model with 410 hp, and an even more radical 420 hp model with a whopping 13.5:1 compression ratio. Both engines were…

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The Max Wedge Story

This $1,000 1962 Max Wedge Dart Is Better Than Nothin’

While attending the 2013 Carlisle All Chrysler Nationals as part of the Dart Road Trip, I had the good fortune of seeing some special displays at the show. Since I am a long-time Mopar fanatic, the Max Wedge Reunion was at the top of my “must-see” list for the weekend, and I made a dash for it first thing on Friday! It was truly a collection to marvel at, with a selection of street and race examples on hand and plenty of opportunity to talk with the cars’ owners, which I gladly did! I was privileged to spend some…

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This $1,000 1962 Max Wedge Dart Is Better Than Nothin’

Road Trip with Steve Visits Jerry Stein Max Wedge Collection | Freedom Drive – Lake Hiawatha, NJ

Jerry Stein Max Wedge

Steve Magnante stopped by long-time NHRA drag racer, Jerry Stein’s house in Lake Hiawatha, NJ, on the Dart Road Trip to get a glimpse of the Max Wedge gold mine in his garage. We hit the jackpot when he showed off his famed Max Wedge Dart, the Teacher’s Pet, which patiently waits for the day to unleash it’s power back out on the drag strip.

 

Watch for yourself as we explore more of the treasures Jerry uncovers for us and look out for…

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Road Trip with Steve Visits Jerry Stein Max Wedge Collection | Freedom Drive – Lake Hiawatha, NJ