So you don’t have an E49 Charger,
this baby is the next best thing
a 340 V8 (Engine Option E55) six pack
– Some say even better!
How to Identify A Genuine E55 Charger
|This information is based on a 1973 VJ Valiant Charger E55
The actual engine number is located at the rear of the motor, just above the starter motor. The 340 will begin with the numbers A331 – this translates to : “LA engine, 3 – 340 cu.in, 3 – High Performance V8, 1 – automatic, D – 1973
These numbers appear on the left hand side of the motor, underneath where the exhaust manifold sits.
The longer number is engine specific, in that this casting number is unique for 340 engines. Likewise, 318’s 360’s etc all had their own numbers. The engine size is also listed “340”.
The model number of the Carter Thermoquad is stamped on the base plate, left side rear of the carby. The number should read TQ6394S for a VJ Charger but the VH Chargers will probably have a Carter 4 barrell AVS carb No. AVS-4934S.
This carby was used purely on export models from the United States, and there’s not too much specific info on them.
http://www.carbkits.com told me they have a kit which is suitable for rebuild – No. 15543B.
It should be noted that the VH E55 used the “AVS” Carter 4 Barrel not the Thermoquad.
The plate will also have the option code E55 which designates the 340 engine option. In the case of this plate, the colour is YH BERG 4612 which is Sandstone. Other options include:
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