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Because of recent spam attacks on Mediawiki sites by the tens of thousands of spammers concerned with the length, girth and hardness of our Johnsons, we have had to temporarily disable new registrations and editing until measures can be taken to ensure there is no further vandalism of this site. We apologize for the assholes out there that don't have better things to do, and will find a work around soon. Meanwhile, there are still thousands of MoparWiki pages containing a wealth of information.
this is one of the three sandboxes where would be collaborators can play around with their formatting until it looks right -- and then add it to the
article they want to improve. Newbies are really encouraged to use one of the sandboxes to play around in (below this text), and delete when finished
they other sandboxes are Sandbox-A & Sandbox-C. Delete your text when finished, and use another sandbox if there is text in this one.


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Our Mission
The MoparWiki has the goal of ultimately being the single best source for All Things Mopar. Makes, models, people, platforms, components, racing -- anything Mopar. This is to be accomplished by the collaboration with anyone wishing to improve a MoparWiki with facts or editing for style.


About MoparWiki
The engine that runs the MoparWiki is the same engine used for the very popular Wikipedia. It allows for anyone to start an appropriate article, and for others to collaborate on the improvement of it. We try to follow a uniform format for consistency. You can get to a MoparWiki of a specific topic by typing the topic in the search box to the left -- or clicking on a link in another MoparWiki. There are links for a random page, recently updated, or help. Please take a few moments to read further -- and to browse around. We hope you will assist us with collaborating on existing MoparWikis, from adding appropriate facts (and your reference source) or cleaning up the text and styling.


Featured MoparWiki
Little Red Express
1978 Lil Red Express


History:

The Last American Hot Rod to roll off the assembly line in the late 1970s.78 Lil' Red Truck

Dodge released the Lil' Red Express Truck In 1978 it was one of the most unique Dodge trucks that had ever been produced. The Lil' Red Express was not only a real looker but these trucks were also real performers also. In 1978 The Dodge Lil' Red Express was the fastest American made vehicle from 0 to 100 MPH as tested by Car and Driver magazine.

Because of a loophole in the emissions regulations the 1978 Dodge Lil' Red Express Truck's did not have catalytic converters, what the Lil' Red Express did have was a special High Performance 360 C.I. 4-barrel small block engine code (EH1) which was a modified version of the 360 police engine (E58) producing 225 net horsepower @ 3800 RPM. The package also included Hemi style mufflers with a crossover pipe breathing through 2 chrome stacks located behind the cab, a special 727 transmission and 3.55:1 rear gearing.

The 1978 Dodge Lil' Red Express Truck rode on GR60x15 raised white letter tires on 7-inch Chrome wheels up front and LR60x15 on 8-inch chrome wheels on the rear and there was no spare included. All 1978 Dodge Lil' Red Express Truck's were automatics the interiors were available with a standard bench seat in red or black or with optional buckets and a fold down arm/rest console which was available both years. 1978 and some early 1979 Dodge Lil' Red Express Truck's used the "tuff" steering With the success of the 1978 Dodge Lil' Red Express Truck production of the 1979 Dodge Lil' Red Express Truck's was increased to 5,118. Most of the features remained unchanged for 1979 however there was some changes which included a catalytic converter, unleaded gas, 85 MPH speedometer.

1979 LRE

Model Predecessor

1976-78 Dodge Warlock Truck


Model Successor'

1990-1992 Lil' Red Express Dakota by L.E.R Industries


Related Models


Competition

  • Ford F-Series Trucks(For 1978 & 1979)
  • Chevrolet Full Size Trucks (For 1978 & 1979)


Body Styles

  • Regular Cab, Step Side, Short Box Only


Technical:

  • Li'l Red Truck Pkg. (YH6)
  • Equipment Sales Code 1978 Code Description Sales Code 1979 Code Description
  • Bright front bumper MD2 Chrome bumper
  • Bright rear bumper MD3 Chrome bumper
  • Exterior paint color PY3442 Bright Canyon Red PY3450 Medium Canyon Red
  • G.V.W. YW4 6100 pounds YW4 6050 pounds
  • 360 cubic inch 4BBL V8 EH1 High Performance EH1 High Performance
  • Automatic transmission (required) FA3 A-727
  • Loadflight FA0 A-727
  • Oil Gauage LB2 Electric Analog LB2 Electric Analog
  • Rear Axle AV2 3.55:1 AV2 3.55:1
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Create Your Own User Page on MoparWiki
BK's Page is an example of a page you can easily create as your Home Page
Dave's 78 Magnum

BK (short for Big Kahuna -- a name friends gave him back in the early 90s) is the Administrator of MoparStyle, which he started in 2001. He's a semi-retired business executive/owner who now spends with his family, drag racing, and maintaining a slew of web sites and a gaggle of collector cars.

Childhood Eldest of five boys and three girls who grew up in poverty living in a 2 bedroom apartment. Born in Michigan, but moved to Texas in 1961. Moved again to New Jersey in 1966, New York in 1970, and back to Texas after completion of Military service. Grew up with very little supervision, as his family was so large. His father always worked three minimum wage jobs concurrently, and his mother was too overwhelmed to keep up with all of the kids by herself -- so Dave pretty much grew up on the streets -- getting into a lot of trouble with the law as a kid. He always had a job of some type as a kid, from paper routes to washing dishes.

Education He was a D/F student until leaving high school by mutual agreement at 16. Later attended various colleges in the evenings under the GI Bill, with a focus on business and computer science

Military Service Dave enlisted in the USAF in 1972, shortly after turning 17, and was the youngest to be serving at the time he arrived to Basic Training in San Antonio, Texas. He spent three years active duty driving trucks, and exchanged his last year active for two years Active Reserves (under Palace Chase) to teach others to drive trucks. Dave spent the next ten years attending college in the evenings under the GI Bill. He is a service connected Vietnam Era disabled Veteran.

Employment Career After he completed his military service, he (in order) drove taxi, Tractor-trailer, and dump truck; laid blacktop, roofed, and repo'd vacuum cleaners; was a bill collector, a carpet cleaning salesman, and a draftsman; a postage equipment repairman, a mailroom equipment salesman, and a computer repairman; a computer salesman, Executive VP of two large collection agencies, and owned a collections agency; owned a distress debt buying business, a software company, and a web hosting company; owned an race engine building company, and he now designs web sites. Dave and his eldest son (Dallas) recently started a Motorcycle Tour business by the name of Texas Motorcycle Excursions.

Favorite Quote A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.

Favorite Mopar

  • 65 Chrysler 300L Convertible 4-speed

Favorite Movie

  • Casablanca

Favorite Book

  • Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand

Favorite Recent TV Series

  • Deadwood

Favorite TV Show as a kid

  • Sky King

Favorite Song

  • Highway Patrolman - Johnny Cash

Favorite Singer

  • Willie Nelson

Favorite Band

  • Pink Floyd

Favorite Album

  • Dark Side of the Moon

Favorite Sports Team

  • Houston Rockets

Favorite Charity

  • Victory Junction

Favorite President

  • Ronald Reagan

Least Favorite President

I'd like to party hard all night with

  • Alice Cooper or Willie Nelson

Biggest Babe Ever

  • Vivien Leigh
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Collaborate & Edit
Collaborate
To collaborate is for many people to work together to create a finished product. It is not necessary for any one person to complete and entire MoparWiki on his own, nor is it necessary for a MoparWiki to be completed in one sitting. It works best when people improve the MoparWiki one section of the wiki at a time.


Edit
Editing for grammar and style is just as important as giving the facts and stating references. People who know nothing of Mopars can still help us out if they have a better command of the English language than many of those who are improving the MoparWikis. If you stumble across a MoparWiki with typos, misspellings, and grammatically incorrect -- please help out with a quick edit to correct.
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Your User Page
The best place to get some quick experience with getting comfortable formatting MoparWikis is going to be your User Page. Each registered member has his own User Page. Example of a User Page. If you are logged in, you will see the link to your User Page at the most left link in the NavBar at the top of the page. The link will be your user ID. If you have not registered, you can do so at MoparStyle Forums.


The Sandboxes
The very best place to collaborate on a MoparWiki is going to be one of the three Sandboxes. In the sandbox you can perfect your formatting and style without the risk of damage to the Live Code. Copy and Paste the code from the actual MoparWiki and modify it to your liking. Once you are sure you have it correct, then Copy and Paste back to the appropriate MoparWiki.
SysOp & Editors Needed
SysOp
We are looking for a volunteer with Administrator and programmer experience to help out with the the administration of the MoparWiki web site.


Editing Supervisors
We have an immediate need for a expert Wordsmith to spend a couple of hours a week reviewing pages for corrections, reference citations, and reversing any vandalism.


Contact BK
If you are interested in and qualified for any of these positions, contact BK through the forum's Private Messaging.


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