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steponmebbbboom
04-25-2004, 04:58 PM
" What did Chrysler Marine market the slant 6 as?

I know the 340 was sold as the Super Bee 3 at one point, and they also sold a little Powerbee 2 cycle outboard for awhile. Did the Slant have a nifty muscle car name too, and did it have badges? "

Poopiepantz
04-28-2004, 09:27 AM
Uhhh. My guess is "Wannabee" or "Wanna Bee" or maybe "Oughta Bee". Do I win sumptin?

steponmebbbboom
04-29-2004, 09:06 PM
" Thanks for coming out, wiseguy. ;)

OK someone I can take seriously? "

eddie
04-30-2004, 02:37 PM
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eddie
04-30-2004, 03:02 PM
" OK we're talking about Mopar cars. The slant 6 was the basic engine you got in a Dodge in the 1960s and 1970s and was not touted as a muscle engine by any means. Of coarse there was the unique configuration of the cylinders giving it it's signature shape. It was a bullet proof engine, highly respected for it's durability and reliability. Pontiac had a overhead cam inline 6 for 3 or 4 years ending in 1969. It was offered in the Le Mans as a sporty smaller engine but didn't go over very well.
By the way there was the Honey Bee. I believe it was a special edition of the Dart.
Eddie "

steponmebbbboom
04-30-2004, 08:12 PM
" Perhaps you misunderstood. I realise this is a marine engine discussion forum.

I have been told the marine version of the 340 Chrysler engine was marketed as the "Super Bee III" engine. A friend of mine has one in his boat and it has this badge on the valve cover. "Power Bee" engines were available in Chrysler Snowrunners. My question was, whether the Slant six Chrysler engine, which was used in industrial as well as marine applications, had a similar name used in the Chrysler Marine marketing formula.

The "Hyper-Pak" version of the slant was offered briefly in the early sixties A body cars and put out over 200HP. It used a long runner intake with a four barrel carburetor. "

eddie
04-30-2004, 09:30 PM
Don't remember the Hyper-Pak but you could easily miss something like that in those days with Ford and GM taking most of the limelight. About the only thing you heard about Mopar was the 426 Hemi. Interesting note.
Eddie

eddie
05-03-2004, 08:03 PM
Have you tried putting your question to Marysville Marine?
Eddie

steponmebbbboom
05-05-2004, 10:11 PM
" I haven't, do you have contact info? "

eddie
05-05-2004, 11:08 PM
(810)364-7653
www.marysvillemarine.com

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