Hi Everyone.I have a friend with a 1972 Plymouth Satellite Sedan with a 318 engine and a 904 transmission.He wants to upgrade to a 360. I understand this is possible, but was the 360 an option for this car back in 72'?Thanks.Chris
Select the engine of your 1972 Plymouth Satellite: Available engines 6 Cylinders C 3.7L 1BL 8 Cylinders G 5.2L 2BL (found in 83% of 1972 Plymouth Satellite) 8 Cylinders H 5.6L 4BL is a 340 8 Cylinders M 6.6L 2BL (found in 10% of 1972 Plymouth Satellite) is a 400 8 Cylinders P 6.6L 4BL (found in 07% of 1972 Plymouth Satellite)the 360 will go in..the pans are different between the 318 and 360. the curves at the front and back are deeper for the 360...the torque converter is different.. it has a different sized weight on it.. and easy swap to a 360 converter.. find a torque converter rebuilder..the harmonic damper is different .. as the 318 and 340 are internally balanced.. the 360 is externally balanced..there may be issues with the locations of the motor mount bracket mounting ears on the block.. some of the other forum members will know more about this...
Thanks wayne.So is using an aftermarket balanced flex-plate an option instead of having the torque balanced?
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i don't personally know whats available for that..i will look around over the next day or two..swapping the torque converter with the engine out is really easy..
was the 360 an option, looks like no for 1972, I think first year for a satellite 360 was 1974. 318 is internal balance and no counterweights. 360, (and cast crank 340) external balance and mopar used a weight on the t. convertor. aftermarket set up like B+M has a flexplate with a weight so U can use any non weighted t. conv., u could even use the 904 and 318 t. conv.