In our holy-cow-how-did-you-fit-that-in-there category Tim Almasy managed to stuff a big 440 Wedge under the hood, kind of. The Wedge now displaces 446 inches, and is filled with TRW slugs and connecting rods, attached to a stock Mopar crankshaft. Hughes Engine's did get the nod to supply the flat-tappet cam with .579-inch lift, and 256-degrees of duration at .050-inch lift. The Edelbrock heads feature a port and polish job, and finally, an Edelbrock intake and an 850 Holley top it off.
The Schumacher headers feature a 1-7/8 inch primary tube, and the 2-1/2 inch collectors go into 3-inch Magnaflow mufflers.
The TCI built transmission features a Coan 5,600 stall converter, and it's all actuated by a B&M Shifter. Tim attributes his low dyno numbers to the fact that the torque converter might have been a little loose for his application.
Tim might not have won our AMSOIL/Mopar Muscle Numbers Don't Lie Shootout, but he made a great showing, and if you want to see video of his big-block powered Dakota on the dyno, check out our video page at www.moparmuscle.com