225 slant six?

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So after several attempts to find, or rebuild my AMC 258 in my Gremlin. I've pretty much given up on the original engine plan on restoring the Grem.
I've come accross a dodge slant six. I'm pretty sure it would match up with my 904 transmission already in the grem, and wouldn't take too much to make the rest fit.
I don't know much about the reputation for the 225 six's. I've heard that they're reliable engines, but what else can I find out? Does anybody know where I could read up on those guys?
thanks a lot.

posted by  BlueMeanie

wikipedia.com probly covers the basics

posted by  Aondor

I used to have a '72 Duster with the 225...nice engine...weak power in stock trim. Check out this site if you really want to learn... www.slantsix.org

There are some really nice, knowledable guys there, anything you need to know they'll tell ya. Heck one even decided to sell & ship a control arm to me from California to NJ for $21...talk about charity. Good luck and have fun.

posted by  Sick88Tbird


I'm really excited about this.

posted by  BlueMeanie

After talking to a few gremlin guys. I've found that even though the transmission is chrysler, it won't match up with the 225 slant six. I have no idea how much work/money it takes to make it fit. I don't know what to do.... I am sad now :(

posted by  BlueMeanie

You can install the 225 in the Gremlin by using a Mopar issue 904. Of course you still have to sort out mounts, wiring etc. I'm not sure what the problem is with the 258. Junkyards are full of them, parts are readily available and the bonus is that it's a direct bolt in. Why make things harder than they have to be?

posted by  vwhobo

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