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| <center>'''Welcome to MoparWiki'''</center>
== Build it and they will come ==
:The MoparWiki is a brand new concept of having everyone in the Mopar community [[collaborate]] with building the biggest and best database of Mopar Knowledge ever assembled.
:The goal is [[Internet]] [[Search Engines]] to send to the MoparWiki those needing specific information on:
:* Mopar History
:* Mopar Makes
:* Mopar Models
:* Famous Mopar Cars
:* Mopar People – Factory, Dealers, Racers, Designers…
:* Mopar Vendors
:* Mopar Magazines
:* Mopar Clubs and Forums
:* Mopar engines, transmissions, and other drive-train
:* Mopar Innovations, and anything else Mopar
:* [[Terminology]] used throughout MoparWiki
:New concepts, like the MoparWiki, generally take a little time to gather steam for active [[collaboration]] – but the MoparWiki is well on its way. Hundreds of Wikis have been created, and more and more people jump in and help each month. Some add facts like [[production numbers]], others add or improve the story, and yet others dress up spelling or grammatical errors.
:'''Build it and they will come. As the MoparWiki grows with the help of a small group of people that have taken the lead, those sitting on the sidelines are now at least promising to jump in and help. We are looking for a group of leaders willing to roll up their sleeves and set an example for the followers, to encourage them to help on this large community project. If you have leadership qualities and would like to be on the ground floor with participating in a project like this – then please jump in'''.
:The MoparWiki is not a project of just one Mopar club – but of the entire Mopar community. That said, [[MoparStyle]] registered users who are currently logged in can contribute some of their knowledge on a [[Wiki]] topic. MoparStyle is able to provide a registration database, which gives the [[Administrator]] the ability to control [[spam]] and [[vandalism]]. If you would like to help contribute information to the MoparWiki – please register at www.MoparStyle.com. Besides the MoparWiki, MoparStyle [[registration]] allows posing in the [[MoparStyle Free Classified Ads]], [[MoparStyle Member's Garage]], and [[forums]] -- but you are not obligated to participate (or even visit) in those areas if you do not wish to.
:Please help the Mopar Community with sharing Mopar information that you might have. Don't worry about writing the entire Wiki -- just collaborate on what information you do have. For instance, if you have facts on production numbers or technical specs -- go ahead and add them and leave the pretty words to the [[Wordsmith]]s.
:To keep the [[credibility]] of the MoparWiki high, please cite the [[Internet]] site, book or magazine you posted your information from as a reference. Don’t post facts solely from your memory – back it up with a [[reference citation]].
:'''Finally''', while this may initially look to be overly complicated for the general Internet User, it is not. You do not need to have a lick of [[programming]] experience to learn the very simple formatting used to created a [[standardized]] look to a Wiki. The Help link in the left side-bar offers real Help that most anyone can understand. The best place to start is your own [[User Page]] -- (see the link on the left edge of the top NavBar) -- where you can practice by creating your own personal Wiki Page. While there might be an initial 15 minutes of frustration learning -- once learned you will find that it is very simple to use and remember.
== Navigating MoparWiki ==
:You can simply enter a topic into the search box and click to '''GO''' right to the Wiki of that name, or '''SEARCH''' (preferred) for Wikis with that search phrase in it. If you click '''GO''' and the page doesn't exist, you will have the opportunity to create. Please do a search to see if the Wiki on the subject you are looking for actually exists before creating a Wiki, as it might be more appropriate to redirect the Keyword to an existing Wiki rather than duplicate the information on another Wiki.
== Quick Links ==
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| <center>'''Featured Wiki'''</center>
;[[Dodge]] (the below is a summary of the actual Wiki)
== Introduction ==
:Despite all of the ups and downs of the [[Chrysler]] Corporation -- Dodge has always been able to show an excellent mixture of both dependability and performance with both its cars and trucks. This was initially promoted by General "Black Jack" Pershing insisting on only Dodge Touring cars in his pursuits of Poncho Villa on the Mexican border.
:Dodge was the first with an all metal sedan, it set the standard for durability with its WWII [[Power Wagons]], set the standard for racing with its [[Max Wedge]] and [[Hemi]] engines, set the standard for Muscle cars with the [[Charger]], set the standard for aerodynamics with the [[Daytona]], set the standard for performance with the [[Viper]], and set the standard for "Cross Over" vehicles with the [[Magnum]]. While its future with an Un-Holy Trinity of Fiat, the US Government, and the Unions running it being uncertain -- its past as a Make that merged Durability and performance cannot be denied.
== Dodge Brothers ==
[[Image:John-Horce-Dodge.jpg|thumb|John & Horace Dodge]]
:[[John Dodge]] and [[Horace Dodge]] were inseparable as children and adults. They were in fact so close, they they both died as young men in 1920 -- it said the Horace out of grief from the loss of John.
:Originally they built bicycles, but in 1900 they formed [[Dodge Brothers]] to supply engine and chassis components for Detroit's automakers; with a large contract to produce transmissions for Oldsmobile. John was the Sales/Manager brother, while Horace was the tinkerer/engineer brother.
:In 1903, they signed a contract to supply components exclusively to Ford, in exchange for a large share of the company. This arrangement lasted for 10 years -- until 1913 they and Ford had a major disagreement on how Ford's profits were distributed -- causing them to stop supplying Ford and to declare that they would start building cars themselves.
:Before the first  Dodge Brothers car was produced, they had sign up over 20,000 dealers because of their reputation for quality. It should be noted that while they had a reputation for quality, were among the richest men in Detroit, and very generous in their charitable foundations -- their crude and aggressive behavior kept them from being accepted by the by Detroit elite.
:In late 1914, the first Dodge Brothers car rolled off the assembly line and was an immediate hit with the public. For about the same price as a Ford Model T -- a Dodge Brothers had an electric starter, leather interior, a windshield, near double the horsepower, and a far superior three speed transmission. They went from no where to fourth in US car sales.
:In January 1920, John died of pneumonia, a complication from the Spanish Flu; and Horace died in December of the same year, also of pneumonia as a complication of the Flu -- but was already dying of Cirrhosis of the liver, rumored to be caused from excess drinking after the loss of his brother. The ownership of Dodge Brothers fell into the hands of their widows, and they chose a long associate of the Dodge brothers, Frederick J. Haynes, to run the company. He signed a contract with Graham Brothers to power and sell their line of trucks.  On April 1, 1925, the banking firm Dillon, Read & Company purchased Dodge Brothers from the Dodge widows for $146 million.
:Dillon, Read formed a new company on April 8, 1925, Dodge Brothers, Inc., under Maryland laws to assume the assets and liablities of the old company.  The new firm issued non-voting stock and along with a series of bonds sold on the market raised $159 million for Dillon, Read.  Dillon, Read controlled all the voting stock in the firm and Fredrick Haynes remained with the company.
:Dodge Brothers acquired complete control of Graham Brothers on May 1, 1926, and the three Graham brothers assumed management roles with Dodge Brothers.  The three brothers would depart early in 1927 and acquire Paige-Detroit Motor Company to form Graham-Paige Motors Corporation, a company that would have connections with Chrysler in the 1940's.
:By 1928, with sales of Dodge Brothers vehicles dropping, Dillon, Read decided to look for a new owner of Dodge Brothers.
: '''Go to the [[Dodge]] wiki for more details and photos on information concerning Dodge.'''
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;*[[Richard Petty]]
;*[[Lil Red Express]]
;*[[Dick Landy]]
;*[[Virgil Exner]]
;*[[Walter P. Chrysler]]
;*[[Don Garlits]]
;*[[Billy 'the kid' Stepp]]
;*[[Mr. Norm Krause]]
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* [[Bill "Maverick" Golden]]
* [[Judy_Lilly]]
* [[Dodge Brothers]]
* [[K.T. Keller]]
* [[Lee Petty]]
* [[Neil Bonnett]]
* [[Ronnie Sox]]
* [[Kyle Petty]]
* [[Direct Connection]]
* [[NASCAR]]
* [[Big Willie Robinson]]
* [[Sox and Martin]]
* [[Tom Hoover]]
* [[Mopar Performance]]
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* [[G-Body]]
* [[Hemi]]
* [[Transaxle]]
* [[Mechanical fuel injection]]
* [[Carter AFB]]
* [[TorqueFlite]]
* [[LX-Body]]
* [[Rear Axle 8.25"]]
* [[C-Body]]
* [[E-Body]]
* [[8.4-liter V-10]]
* [[Funny Car]]
* [[Brake Master cylinder]]
* [[Mopar Nationals]]
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* [[Chrysler]]
* [[Desoto]]
* [[Imperial]]
* [[American Motors Corporation]]
* [[Ram 1500/2500/3500]]
* [[K-Car]]
* [[Viper]]
* [[Fury]]
* [[Fargo]]
* [[Aries]]
* [[Savoy]]
* [[Drag Pack Dart Hemi]]
* [[Sapporo]]
* [[Aspen]]
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| <center>'''MoparWiki Tips'''</center>
;Follow these simple tips and you will be a Pro in no time
# Start with your Member Wiki to practice the simple formatting code. Each member has his own page. A link to yours (assuming you are logged in) is in the top NavBar to the far left. Mine [[User:Old_Hippie]] was the first page I created.
# When Editing, use the "Show Preview", to make sure the changes look right before clicking on the "Save Page".
# Avoid the Over Use of Bold and Italics
# The Help link, found in the left side bar, is very rich in easy to understand information. It can walk you through any editing.
# Click edit on a seasoned page to get an idea on how the editing goes -- but click your browser's BACK link or cancel at the bottom of the page.
# It is preferable to edit sections over editing the whole page
# While Edits can be reversed, there will be Zero Tolerance for vandalized pages -- and those doing so will be [[banned]] from all sites on the [[server]] by Member ID. email address, and IP address.
# Photos are uploaded from your computer to the server, and then an Image command displays it in your page. Help tells you all you need to know about Uploads, and Image. Display images as thumbs. Again, see Help for a more detailed explaination, or look at the code on a finished page.
# When quoting facts, list your references at the bottom of the page to establish credibility. If you aren't 100% sure and can't give a reference (can be another web site, a book or magazine) then don't type it. Small errors made by a few reflect poorly on the entire site.
# If you see a factual error and can cite a reference with the correct information -- make the correction and cite the reference.
# Feel free to fix spelling and grammatical errors you come across.
# Naming conventions for wiki names are singular, and Upper and lowercase. IE: Chrysler or Ronnie Sox.
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;So what's a Wiki Anyway?
:A wiki is a website that uses wiki software, allowing the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked (often databased) Web pages, using a simplified markup language. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. The [[collaborative]] encyclopedia Wikipedia is one of the best-known wikis. Wikis are used in business to provide intranet and knowledge management systems.
:"Wiki" (English pronunciation: /wiːkiː/) is a Hawaiian word for "fast". "Wiki" can be expanded as "What I Know Is," but this is a backronym.
:The MoparWiki is a Mopar encyclopedia written collaboratively by many of its readers. It is a special type of website, called a wiki, that makes [[collaboration]] easy. Many people are constantly improving MoparWiki, making thousands of changes, all of which are recorded in article histories and recent changes.
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| <center>'''How You Can Help'''</center>
;MoparStyle Members
:MoparStyle Members are authorized to edit the pages. Your same log-in to post in the forums, or post [http://www.moparstyle.com/classifiedads free classified ads], will also allow you to edit the wikis. As a matter of fact, each MoparStyle member has his own user page -- which is the best place for them to start with getting a feel for the mark-up text for formatting.
:If you are not already a [[MoparStyle]] member -- we invite you to go to the [http://www.moparstyle.com/forums forums] and register to post. It is quick, free, and MoparStyle is the best damn Mopar community on the Internet.
;Research and Editing Needed
:Every member of MoparStyle can help somewhere with making the MoparWiki the best Mopar Encyclopedia. Please spend a little time when available to help others looking for answers.
;Please Preview Before Saving
:It would be a very big help if you would use the Show Preview more often than the Save Page -- and then use the save only after you are done editing and checking with preview. It helps the editors to look at the updates -- and roll back if necessary.
;Talk Pages
:If you challenge the accuracy of the information in a topic -- but can't absolutely back it up with a reference citation -- then use the talk page, so others can find a reference to settle the challenge. Likewise -- if you don't feel comfortable editing the topic itself -- but you feel like you have some valuable information that someone else will find useful when they tackle the topic -- post it in the talk page for the topic.

Latest revision as of 02:10, 27 April 2020

Welcome to the MoparWiki
The Mopar Wiki Site
The 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|collaboration] with anyone wishing to improve a MoparWiki with facts or editing for style.

About MoparWiki
MoparWiki was created in 2008 and is administered by Dave Schultz. The engine running the MoparWiki is the same engine used for the very popular Wikipedia. It allows for any registered editor to start an appropriate article, and for other registered editors to collaborate on the improvement of it. We try to follow a uniform format for consistency. You can get to a Wiki of a specific topic by typing the topic in the search box -- or clicking on a link found in another Wiki. There are links for a random page, recently updated, or help in the left sidebar. 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. Please clicks under the heading of Understanding Wikis in the sidebar.
Featured Wiki
1978 Lil Red Express
Lil Red Express

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. Read More

Your Help is Requested
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.
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.
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.
Attorney Volunteer
Looking for a tax attorney in Montgomery or Fort Bend County of Texas, who is also a Mopar Man, to donate a little of his time to help set up MoparWiki as a Tax-Exempt Non-Profit Organization. MoparWiki will come up with the money for and of the filing fees, but needs assistance with the advice and document preparation.
If Interested in Helping
If you are interested in and qualified for any of these positions, Click Here.
Start with your MyWiki
Every Member is given their MyWiki page, which has already been created for you. We strongly suggest that you create your page first, to get the basic understanding of MoparWiki's [Markup Language]]. Click for instructions to create you MyWiki.
Important Links
You may find the below links helpful
User Page Example
An example of a "Users Page" would be Bk's

Each Registered User gets his own User Page that he can update with his information, so that visitors to the site get an idea of who the people collaborating on the MoparWiki are. This Page can also be used as your personal web page, which you can link in your signature on forums, or included on your personal business cards (500 at Vista Print for $10).

But most importantly, a User Page is a place where you can practice and perfect your editing skills before taking on major changes of the creation of a wiki. MoparWiki encourages you to become a registered member, to spend a little time playing around with creating your personal User Page, and then to jump in and collaborate on the Wiki pages needing improvement. Read More