I remember at some point in the recent past that the magazine did a build up on a 318. I cannot seem to find it in my past issues. Does anyone remember what issue it started in. There was some good info in there that I could use.
I looked through our archives from 2003 forward and found two articles about a 318 build.from November 2003 was "A 318 Power Trip" involving a build of a motor for drag racing.In September 2004 Steve Dulcich wrote an article, "A Parts Book 400HP 318" about building a motor from partsThe two aren't related, but there' good info in both.Hope that helps!GregMopar web guy
help! i'm new to this car thing. i'm a 29 yr. married dad who just recently got bite by the mopar bug.i own a '98 dodge ram 1500 club cab with a 318 magnum with 120,000 easy mi. on it and a '06 dodge charger 3.5l v6 (i know it's not a hemi, but you buy what you can afford) i want to up the horsepower in my 318 mag. where do i start??? it does need a tune up, but do performance plugs and wires really make a difference? after the tune up what next? intake manifold? headers? right now i run straight pipe out the back end (exhaust) .any and all info would be REALLY appreciated!
You might have already done most of this, but just in case. After the tuneup, you'll want to get a cold air intake kit. That will let the engine breathe better. Then look at headers/exhaust. Then you can get the chip reprogrammed. I did a quick check and Hypertech, http://www.hypertech.com/programmer.html has a programmer for your combination.Performance plugs and wires will help with most of the upgrades you do. By themselves they won't provide you much increase. If you're upgrading the wires, you can look at upgrading the ignition at the same time.If those upgrades don't cure your itch, then you can look at cam, intake, etc.
gipperco,Did those articles help you? I'll be putting the Parts Book 318 build by Steve Dulcich up within a few weeks.
The Parts Book 318 build story is on the site now.http://moparmusclemagazine.com/techarticles/mopp_0409_318_engine_build
I recently read in the latest issue the article about cheap power and they mentioned the possibility of putting a 440 crank in a 400 block. i myself am trying to restore a 74 charger which only has a 318.so my question is - is it possible to put a 360 crank in a 318 block?
Interesting article, I enjoyed reading it quite a bit. I'm hoping that my question doesn't fall into the "if you need to ask" category.What I was wondering is what is the total cost - parts, machining, dyno time, etc?
Vehicles:Current: 1985 Ramcharger SE Royal / 318 / 2bbl / A727 / 148KBlue Whale (RIP) - 1987 Ram Van / B250 / 318 / 2bbl / A727 / plow / 193KWhite Elephant (RIP) - 1983 Ram Van / B150 / 318 /2bbl / A833 OD4 / 250K - Kept Trans & 36G Tank
gclark:The Parts Book 318 build story is on the site now.http://moparmusclemagazine.com/techarticles/mopp_0409_318_engine_build318 and 360 cranks have different journal sizes, so you'd have to turn down the 360 journals (and have them re-hardened). Not very cost effective, since you can already buy aftermarket stroker cranks for the 360 that do the same thing. One of the nice advantages of the 318 is the short stroke which lets it rev. If you're going for the long stroke, you might as well stick with the 360 block as well and get the rest of the cubes. (Just my opinion, of course-=Photon440=-
im looking for ways to beef up my 318 without spending big bucks. can any one help?
Edelbrock performer Intake, 600 holley, & headers, this will make for a fun ride and not cost a fortune.
Well I've always liked the idea of using the turned down main 360 crank in the 318 w/low comp off the shelf pistons[.035-.090 in the hole] 'lightened' and such to get 349-350ci. As for hardening the crank, probably not needed for this, but not an expensive task crank grind =$90-hardening =$50-$75. JMO.
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i read the new 318 buid up article did yall put a cost on that build?
I've decided to get a set of kb 167 pistons for my 318. And was wondering if anyone knew what the machine work would cost, I'm assuming it will need bored oversized, as i dont beleive kb pistons come in standard bore sizes. If anyone has done this before or has any idea of what it would cost say in the ball park figure i would appreciate it.
On the west coast around $500-$600 for block work then $500-$600 for rebuilt heads, $90-$110 on the crank then parts=?
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