2020 Challenger R/T Scat Pak
I've searched the internet and can't find an answer to my question. Why did Dodge use upswept cast iron exhaust manifolds on some engines in the late 60's - early 70's? I though it might have been because the 440 blocks were so wide it would be easier (more clearance) for the factory to install the engine from above, but I though the engines was installed from below with the K-member as a unit. Maybe there wasn't enough room for the steering shaft? Was it only the 440's or the 383 as well? I don't remember seeing any Hemi's using the upswept manifolds.