• Following the 1968 season, Richard Petty announced he was leaving Chrysler and going to Ford for the 1969 NASCAR season. The money allocated for Petty was used to develop the Plymouth Indy engine.


  • Harry Weslake was commissioned to build a double overhead cam version of Plymouth’s 318 V-8.


  • Work started in February, 1969 and the first engine was delivered to Andy Granatelli’s team in April of that year.


  • Although the engine lacked the horsepower necessary to compete at Indy and some of the other big tracks on the trail, it had plenty of bottom-end torque which made it quite competitive on the short ovals.


  • Driven by Art Pollard, the Plymouth-Westlake engine won the 200-mile Indy car race at Dover, Delaware on August 24, 1969. This would turn out to be the only victory for Plymouth in the history of Indy car racing.
Block Manufacturer : Plymouth
Block Material : Iron
Cylinders : 8
Cubic Inches : 327
Bore :
Stroke :
Block Year : 1969
Head Manufacturer : Harry Weslake
Head Material : Aluminum
Cam : In Block
Cam Drive : Chain
Carburetion : Slide Port Fuel Injection
Head Year : 1969
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