413 Max Wedge Crankshaft: Main Journal and Bearing Sizes

413 Max Wedge Crankshaft: Main Journal and Bearing Sizes

The 413 Max Wedge crankshaft is made of forged steel and has a 3.750″ stroke. It is similar to the standard 413 crankshaft except it has hardened journals and shot peened fillets. The main bearing journals are ground .0005″ under the standard shaft size. This was done for the following reasons: The crank’s connecting rod…

The Difference Between a 413 and 413 Max Wedge Mopar Engines

The Difference Between a 413 and 413 Max Wedge Mopar Engines

Many people wonder about the differences between a 413 and a 413 Max Wedge. A 413 Max Wedge engine was made for competitive racing while the standard 413 was produced for passenger vehicles. Although based on the same engine block design, the Max Wedge has more horsepower, higher lift cam, shorter cross ram intake manifold,…

Factory Transmissions Available for the 413 Max Wedge Engine

Factory Transmissions Available for the 413 Max Wedge Engine

The 413 Max Wedge engine and cars get all the attention but some people wonder which transmissions were offered. The 413 Max Wedge engine came standard with a Borg Warner T-85 close ratio three speed manual transmission. An automatic 727 torqueflite transmission was available as an option. The T-85 manual was shifted using a floor…

The Max RPM for a 413 Max Wedge Engine (Redline)

The Max RPM for a 413 Max Wedge Engine (Redline)

An iconic engine like the 413 Max Wedge should be protected against over revving the engine too much. The Chrysler engineers recommended to protect the fine working parts of the 413 Max Wedge engine, it should not be run over 6,500 r.p.m. Also, wide open throttle operation must be limited to fifteen seconds in duration….

413 Max Wedge Cylinder Head Specs: Ports, Valves & Chambers

413 Max Wedge Cylinder Head Specs: Ports, Valves & Chambers

The 413 Max Wedge cylinder head is made of cast iron and has 25% larger intake and exhaust ports than the previous 413 engine. The intake valves are 2.08″ and the exhaust valves are 1.88″, 1/4″ larger. The cast number is 2402286 and the part number is 2402358. The combustion chamber volume is 83 to…

413 Max Wedge Fuel Pump Specs: Type, Pressure and Numbers

413 Max Wedge Fuel Pump Specs: Type, Pressure and Numbers

The 413 Max Wedge engine came with a Carter high capacity, mechanical diaphragm fuel pump. The Chrysler part number is 2421466 and Carter model M3446. The pump has three valves for maximum capacity and a high-pressure spring delivering 6-8 p.s.i. @ 1,500 rpm. The fuel pump is driven by the camshaft and is made of…

Mopar 413 Max Wedge Intake Manifold Type and Identification

Mopar 413 Max Wedge Intake Manifold Type and Identification

Let’s examine what type of intake manifold the 1962 413 Max Wedge (Maximum Performance) engine was produced with. The 413 Max Wedge engine intake manifold is an aluminum cross ram design engineered to mount two 4-barrel carburetors diagonally across from each other. The intake runners are 15″ long and are tuned to increase engine horsepower…

413 Max Wedge Firing Order: Cylinder & Distributor Location

413 Max Wedge Firing Order: Cylinder & Distributor Location

Let’s take a close look at the firing order of a 1962 413 Max Wedge (Maximum Performance) engine. The 413 Max Wedge engine firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. The firing order is the same for the Plymouth Super Stock 413 and the Dodge Ramcharger 413 engines. This article will inform you of all the cylinder number…

How Many Liters a 413 Max Wedge Engine Equals: Formula Also

How Many Liters a 413 Max Wedge Engine Equals: Formula Also

Many new engines are measured in liters so many people ask how many liters is a 413 Max Wedge engine? A 413 Max Wedge engine is 6.8 liters rounded off. The exact liter measurement is 6.767857431415782. Keep reading to find out how I calculated 413 to liters. This formula will work properly to calculate any…

413 Max Wedge Oil Pan Specs: Baffles, Pickup and Capacity

413 Max Wedge Oil Pan Specs: Baffles, Pickup and Capacity

The 1962 413 Max Wedge engine has a 5-quart oil capacity and a front and rear baffle. The two baffles helps with oil control during acceleration. The oil pan uses a swinging pickup for oil transfer to the rear of the pan during acceleration and to the front during deceleration. The 5-quart capacity is for…

413 Max Wedge Carburetor Specs: Type, Size, Numbers

413 Max Wedge Carburetor Specs: Type, Size, Numbers

Let’s take a close look at the 413 Max Wedge carburetors. The 413 Max Wedge engine was produced with two Carter AFB four-barrel carburetors, list #3447S and part #2402359. They flowed approximately 600 CFM each with 1-7/16 inch primary bores and 1-11/16 inch secondary bores. The carburetors were mounted diagonally across from each other and…

413 Max Wedge Camshaft Specs: Ramcharger and Super Stock

413 Max Wedge Camshaft Specs: Ramcharger and Super Stock

Let’s take a look at the 1962 413 Maximum Performance (Max Wedge) engine camshaft specifications. The 413 Max Wedge engine had a cam duration of 300°, 75° overlap and a lift of .509″ intake and exhaust. The camshaft used flat-faced mechanical tappets. Plymouth and Dodge both had their own versions of the 413 Max Wedge….

413 Max Wedge Engine Compression Ratios

413 Max Wedge Engine Compression Ratios

There were two different compression ratios for the 413 Maximum Performance Wedge (nicknamed Max Wedge) engine produced in 1962. The 413 Max Wedge engine has the following two compression ratios: Year 413 Max Wedge (Dodge) 413 Max Wedge (Plymouth) 1962 Ramcharger 41311.0:1 or 13.5:1 Compression Ratios Super Stock 41311.0:1 or 13.5:1 Compression Ratios 413 Max…

413 Max Wedge Horsepower and Torque Factory Ratings

413 Max Wedge Horsepower and Torque Factory Ratings

There were two different horsepower and torque ratings for the 413 Max Wedge (1962) depending on the compression ratio of the engine. The 413 Max Wedge engine with 11.0:1 compression ratio has the following horsepower and torque: The 413 Max Wedge engine with 13.5:1 compression ratio has the following horsepower and torque: Year Max Wedge…

413 Max Wedge Engine Specs: 1962 Maximum Performance Engine

413 Max Wedge Engine Specs: 1962 Maximum Performance Engine

The 413 Max Wedge is an 8 cylinder engine which has 413 cubic inches, a 4.19″ bore and 3.75″ stroke. It came with two compression ratios and horsepower, 11.0:1 C.R. (410 H.P.) and 13.5:1 C.R. (420 H.P.). The engine has 2×4 bbl carburetors on a cross ram intake manifold, 2.08″ intake valves and 1.88″ exhaust…