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I read that, technically, a big block has min. 4″ bore, hence the Chrysler 383 RB (wedge head) block with 4.84″ bore centres was popular for casting, creating displacenents up to 500 cu in. due to its thick cylinder walls.
I like both vintage and exotic cars for lookin’ at, but give me a 4×4 pickup any day of the week. I can go places no Jeep can, and cary a bunch of friends and camping/hunting shit with me. Now, about that gas mileage… 😦
Just about the only option my truck hasn’t got is the 5.7L Hemi. It has the small 4.7L V8, and I almost didn’t buy it because of that. Boy, did God lead me to the correct decision! Gas was about $2.00 per gallon then – it’s a 2003 – and even with the 4″ lift and 33″ tires, I still get better mileage than a Hemi. Yeah, it’s pretty stupid under-powered; every freeway entrance ramp is an adventure.
Next truck is going to be a ’10 Ram 1500 Regular Cab, Sport, 4×4, Long Wheel Base with the new Cummins 4.6L Diesel V8. It allegedly will get over 25MPG on the highway, which is twice what I get now.
I like the Quad Cab, but I’ve had three or more peeps in the truck probably less than a half-dozen times in over five years – and, there were always other vehicles available: I was just showing off – but I’ve wanted/needed an 8′ bed versus the 6.5′ bed many, many times.