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#2039750 - 03/27/16 01:09 PM Re: Gen III Hemi, please post things to avoid and know.. [Re: gregsdart]
ntstlgl1970 Offline
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Registered: 05/21/07
Posts: 531
Loc: Sac, CA, USA
If you plan to use the late model P/S pump idler (on cars with electric power steering) on an earlier engine (non-VVT), be warned - the bracket is cast of the lowest quality aluminum which doesn't want to weld for @%!T. Think welding the most crappy 50's aluminum casting that's been in oil forever, and it's about that bad. And this was new out of the box, maybe it's made of pot metal....

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#2375036 - 09/22/17 12:32 PM Re: Gen III Hemi, please post things to avoid and know.. [Re: ntstlgl1970]
RapidusMaximus Offline
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Registered: 06/04/03
Posts: 1756
Loc: Haslet, Texas
So...I've read most of these 10 pages and I feel I'm suffering from information overload, LOL. I am obviously a Gen III newbe...my question, simply stated would be if I was going to a salvage yard looking for base parts to build a street strip Gen III what would be the desired parts to put on my shopping list, IE, desired years, configuration, short blocks, intakes, heads, etc.? Hope this isn't oversimplifying my question, thanks in advance. up
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#2375077 - 09/22/17 01:31 PM Re: Gen III Hemi, please post things to avoid and know.. [Re: gregsdart]
HotRodDave Offline
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Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 9418
Loc: Kalispell Mt.
hard to beat an eagle 5.7 from a truck, its got the best intake, almost the best heads, decent compression, the pistons are stronger than the earlier one, rods are slightly better, if you don't like VVT (I like it) then it is easy to lock out, if you like MDS (I like it) get one from a 1500 if you dont get one from a 2500 3500 or just leave the solenoids in and don't worry about it. The 6.4 apache cam is a real nice, easy upgrade. Short of coughing up the big bucks for a 6.4 apache or 6.4 BGE and upgradeing the cam with the apache, this is about the easiest cheapest route to big power.
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#2375079 - 09/22/17 01:36 PM Re: Gen III Hemi, please post things to avoid and know.. [Re: HotRodDave]
RapidusMaximus Offline
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Registered: 06/04/03
Posts: 1756
Loc: Haslet, Texas
Good info, thanks, any particular year to stay away from or are any years more desirable than others?
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1968 Plymouth GTX 440 4 Speed Dana
1973 Small block Duster under construction
1974 Dodge P/U Long Bed Stepside 318 Auto
1975 Jeep CJ5
2016 Dodge Ram Hemi 1500

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#2377673 - 09/27/17 10:48 AM Re: Gen III Hemi, please post things to avoid and know.. [Re: gregsdart]
ric3xrt Offline
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Registered: 01/13/06
Posts: 693
Loc: Sellersville Pa
some of the 09-14a have a high mileage lifter issue.
Some timing chain issue, not sure which year.

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