440 Six Pack Compression Ratio: 440 6-BBL Mopar (All Years)

Its compression ratio is one of the specs which makes the Six Pack and Six Barrel the most powerful 440 engine produced by Chrysler. Let’s answer, what is the compression ratio of the 440 Six Pack?

In 1969 and 1970 the 440 Six Pack compression ratio was 10.5:1. In 1971 the compression ratio was slightly decreased to 10.3:1.

This article gives a brief description of each year and the differences. In addition, an interesting fact about the engine’s last year.

440 Six Pack Compression Ratio

The compression ratios stated in this article are for both the Six Pack and Six Barrel engines.

They are the same exact engine, block and parts. Dodge called their engine Six Pack and Plymouth Six Barrel. Most people refer to both versions as “Six Pack.”

The 440 Six Pack was introduced mid-year 1969 and ended its production run in 1971, or did it? A few were made in 1972 which is discussed more in the year sections below.

The following table indicates the compression ratios for the 440 Six Pack/6-BBL from 1969-1971.

Year440 Six Pack/Six Barrel
Compression Ratio
The compression ratio of the 440 Six Pack/Six Barrel engine for all years.

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If you’re interested in the standard and high-performance, non-Six Pack 440s, check out my article, Mopar 440 Compression Ratio.

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1969 440 Six Pack/6-BBL Compression Ratio

In the first year ever, the 1969 440 Six Pack/6-BBL compression ratio was 10.5:1.

Its compression ratio was more than the high-performance 440. The ratio combined with the intake manifold and carburetors bumped its horsepower up to 390 HP.

1970 Compression Ratio

In 1970, the 440 Six Pack/Six Barrel compression ratio remained at 10.5:1.

A few other changes were made to the engine, like the connecting rods, but the compression remained the same.

1971 Compression Ratio

The emission standards started taking its toll in 1971. Chrysler did its best to keep their top two engines, the Hemi and the Six Pack, at their peak power.

In 1971, the 440 Six Pack compression ratio was decreased slightly to 10.3:1.

The slight decrease in compression also lowered the horsepower a notch. Although the decrease in the compression ratio was smaller than what the 440 high-performance experienced. The Hemi remained the same.

1972 Six Pack (440) Compression Ratio?

Chrysler planned on producing the Six Pack and Six Barrels for another year. Their 1972 sales brochures and engine service manuals included the triple carburetor option.

Although production was cancelled, three known cars exist today. Check out the brochures and more info on those cars in my article, Cars With a 440 Six Pack From the Factory.

How about their compression ratios? The 1972 440 Six Pack/Six Barrel had 10.3:1 compression ratios.

If you have any questions about the Six Pack compression ratios, posts or more information you’d like to contribute, send us an email found specifically on our contact page.

1972 440 Six Barrel with 10:3:1 compression ratio.

For the past 40 years, I’ve been studying and researching Mopar engine specs like the 440 Six Pack. My first engine build was a 440 Six pack. I’ve assembled them, read books, articles, magazines, watched videos, attended seminars and spoken to other Mopar experts about the topic.

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