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Re: Bandit Or General Lee

440 ci 375 hp > 400 ci 350 hp

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Re: Bandit Or General Lee

The General Lee no doubt about it. Nothing demonstrates pure Detroit muscle like the Charger even though they're both icons.
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Re: Bandit Or General Lee

The General Lee had a 383, not a 440. Although the actual vehicles used as the General Lee had several different engines, the General Lee in the TV series "story" had a 383 - the Challenger engine.

The Bandit also had a 403, not a 400.
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Re: Bandit Or General Lee

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The General Lee had a 383, not a 440. Although the actual vehicles used as the General Lee had several different engines, the General Lee in the TV series "story" had a 383 - the Challenger engine.

The Bandit also had a 403, not a 400.
thats something that i didnt even know i should pay closer attention to the 1st season maybe it will tell me.

i could have sworn it had a 440 in it
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Engines in the TV show General Lees varied; 318, 383, and 440 CID V8s big blocks were used. None of the TV series cars had the 426 HEMI. However, the "close-up" Lees (except for the first one) were 383-powered. The special purpose built "Ski Car" (the car that was used for stunts involving driving on the left side or right side wheels with the opposite side wheels in the air) had a 318, as it was lighter weight. Most of the 'workhorse' stunt cars had 318s and 440s. The stunt drivers tended to prefer 440s (a higher performance engine) for jumps, so 440-powered stunt Lees were often saved for the higher bobby and longer jumps. Also, though early sound effects led many people to believe otherwise, only a handful of Chargers had manual transmissions; most had 727 TorqueFlite automatic transmissions. Also, in The Dukes of Hazzard motion picture, Cooter replaced the General's original engine with a Hemi.

I'm just going by the General Lee's wiki page, but I do remember seeing the 383 in the show.
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Re: Bandit Or General Lee

Bullit.........
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Re: Bandit Or General Lee

Actually more than half of them were powered by a 440 Magnum V8 375 hp. But the 318, 383, and 440 V8s. Either way, the General Lee would smoke the Bandit whose Special Edition T/A did in fact use the 400.
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Re: Bandit Or General Lee

Guys you are basically talking 1969, which is the height of the muscle car era that ended in 1973 with the Oil Embargo, Ralph Nader, Jimmy Carter, the EPA and insurance companies strangling the Big Three and comparing that to 1977, which was right smack in the middle of the worst years for American cars, especially performance cars.

The '69 Charger with a 383 had 325 HP and with the 440 had 375. The '77 Firebird with the 400 had 200 HP, and with the 403 (made by Oldsmobile) only 185.

There is no valid comparison.
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