The year 1960 was an important one in auto manufacturing; it was the
year all of the Big Three unveiled entrants in a new class of car called
the compact. Chrysler’s offering, the Plymouth Valiant, was paired with
its redesigned 6-cylinder engine entrant, the Slant Six, known by its
nickname the “leaning tower of power.” This engine powered the Valiants
when they swept the top seven positions in the newly christened compact
race that precluded the Daytona 500. With its legacy intact, Chrysler’s
Slant Six powered Mopar automobiles for decades to come in three
displacement offerings (170, 198, 225).
Now 60 years old, your Slant Six could probably use some freshening up.
Slant Six engine expert Doug Dutra has produced this volume to walk you
through every aspect of disassembly, evaluation, rebuild, and reassembly
in an easy-to-read, step-by-step format. The book also covers
modifications, showing how to squeeze the most out of your engine.
With millions of Slant Six engines built over the 30-plus years that the
engine was produced, it’s always a good idea to have this book handy, as
you never know when the next “leaning tower of power” will find its way
into your garage.
About the Author
Doug Dutra was introduced to Chrysler products at an early age and has
spent most of his life working on Slant Six engines. The need to keep
his car running, and on a budget, led to doit- yourself engine
rebuilding with economy and performance in mind. Over the years, Doug
continually shared his knowledge through the Slant Six Club newsletters,
websites, and national magazines, earning him the nickname: Doctor
Dodge, the “guru” of Slant Six knowledge and information.
• Millions of Slant Six engines were built between 1960 and 1990
• With step-by-step procedures, it will be much easier rebuilding your
engine with this book
• Disassembly, rebuild, and reassembly procedures included for your
Slant Six Mopar