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: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.
 
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;Little Red Express
 
:<center>[[Image:Lilred-jan11-a.jpg|thumb|350px|1978 Lil Red Express]]</center>
 
 
 
'''History:'''
 
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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.
 
 
 
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'''Model Predecessor'''
 
 
 
1976-78 [[Dodge]] [[Warlock]] Truck
 
 
 
 
 
'''Model Successor''''
 
 
 
1990-1992 Lil' Red Express Dakota by L.E.R Industries
 
 
 
 
 
'''Related Models'''
 
 
 
* [[Warlock]]
 
* [[Midnite Express Truck]]
 
* [[True Spirit]]
 
 
 
 
 
'''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
 
 
 
[[Little Red Express| More]]
 
 
 
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;BK's Page is an example of a page you can easily create as your Home Page
 
:[[Image:ZHMMmagnum28.jpg|thumb|300px|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'''
 
* [http://www.chairmanobama.com Chairman Obama]
 
 
 
'''I'd like to party hard all night with'''
 
* Alice Cooper or Willie Nelson
 
 
 
'''Biggest Babe Ever'''
 
* Vivien Leigh
 
[[User:BK | More]]
 
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: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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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
Collaborator-Moderator
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.
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.
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
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User Page Example
An example of a "Users Page" would be Bk's
BK

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