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Old 02-12-2018, 02:15 PM   #1
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Default Max Wedge Interesting Fact

You MOPAR diehards probably know this, but I thought it was interesting that though there are Stage II and Stage III Max Wedges, there is not, and has never been, a Stage I.
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:57 PM   #2
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The "Stage 1" was of course never known as such but it was the original 1962 413. Subsequent improvements were Stage II and Stage III. The term "Max Wedge" was not even thought of back in those days. I don't know when that term became popular. (I was racing back when the first 413 came out)
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:32 PM   #3
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Here's how I remember it. Stage I was a de facto term but NOT for the 1962 413. In mid 1963, Chrysler enhanced the 426 with bigger carbs and a couple of other improvements and called it a Stage II thus the early '63 became the de facto Stage 1. The '64 motor was the Stage III.

As an aside, NHRA never allowed the larger carbs on the '63 models.

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Old 02-12-2018, 07:41 PM   #4
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Al,
Do you still own your '63 wagon?
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:01 PM   #5
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Here's how I remember it. Stage I was a de facto term but NOT for the 1962 413. In mid 1963, Chrysler enhanced the 426 with bigger carbs and a couple of other improvements and called it a Stage II thus the early '63 became the de facto Stage 1. The '64 motor was the Stage III.

As an aside, NHRA never allowed the larger carbs on the '63 models.

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NHRA never accepted the Stage ll larger carbs and they will not accept the NASCAR
Single 4. version
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:04 PM   #6
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NHRA never accepted the Stage ll larger carbs and they will not accept the NASCAR
Single 4. version
But accepts the NASCAR single 4 bbl. HEMI, go figure.
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:31 PM   #7
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Here's how I remember it. Stage I was a de facto term but NOT for the 1962 413. In mid 1963, Chrysler enhanced the 426 with bigger carbs and a couple of other improvements and called it a Stage II thus the early '63 became the de facto Stage 1. The '64 motor was the Stage III.

As an aside, NHRA never allowed the larger carbs on the '63 models.

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WINNER!!!!! Fought with nhra over this for years somewhere i have factory paper work from Chrysler for dealer service and parts dept.that states the 3705's carbs are replacement for the 3447 on all models and years, 3447 carbs were no longer available for purchase.
the 3447 was nothing more then an adapted long ram carb.
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:56 PM   #8
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I am confused......................Can I now run 3705 car on
my 63 Super Stock? legally?
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:04 PM   #9
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I am confused......................Can I now run 3705 car on
my 63 Super Stock? legally?
No 3447 or correct replacement 9626, 9626 smaller afb. 3705 / is for 64 cars only.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:33 PM   #10
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Thanks Paul........That is what I had always thought.....I just
misread Post.

Hoping to have 63 Dodge SS/FA out at Vegas.

I got the kind of deal on it that you and I like to get!
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