Author Topic: 318 vs 413 vs 440 factory options  (Read 66 times)

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Offline AOBrodie

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  • Year: 1972
  • Model: Brave D20RD
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 413-1
318 vs 413 vs 440 factory options
« on: July 18, 2021, 03:05 PM »
I'm curious as to how a customer was offered their choice of engines. Mine is a 1972 Brave with a 413-1. I've seen others with a 318 and with a 440. What year was the 440 first available in a Winnebago? Was a 413 and 440 offered in the same year? Maybe a 440 in a 72 is a swap?

Also, were the -1,-2,-3 versions options? What are the differences in the -1, -2, -3? 

Offline Oz

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Re: 318 vs 413 vs 440 factory options
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2021, 04:31 AM »
Customers ordering a rig were offered the option in 73 to have the factory 413-3 or have the 440-3 installed.  The 413 was dropped completely in 74 and the 440 became the standard, factory equipped engine.

There's an existing, in-depth topic on the differences between the 440-1 (car version) and the 440-3 (heavy duty).

https://www.classicwinnebagos.com/forum/index.php?topic=547.msg547#msg547