The 426 Max Wedge, the predecessor of the 426 Hemi

Discussion in 'American Cars' started by 426 Hemistage 8, May 1, 2020.

  1. Good Morning

    An interesting article of mopar's other 426ci engine , the 426 Max Wedge Stage III . The Max Wedge 426ci engine appeared in 1963 it was an increased 413 but with several other modifications including a short cross ram intake for dual four barrel carter Carbs , redesigned head ports, dual valve springs, and shaft-mounted rocker arms, and those heads mate to the block—itself notched for exhaust valve clearance—over durable stainless-steel head gaskets. Forged aluminum pistons with special rings ride atop Magnaflux-tested connecting rods. A hardened camshaft offers an aggressive .520-inch lift, 300-degree intake duration and 308-degree exhaust duration, and a 74-degree overlap. Here is an example of a rare sport fury fitted with one of those engines.

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    426 Hemistage 8
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  2. Another popular choice for front engine dragsters back then.
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