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#1807948 - 04/20/15 04:11 PM 1986 318LA
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What year did the 318 go to a roller cam?

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#1807957 - 04/20/15 04:23 PM Re: 1986 318LA [Re: elmor353]
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Mid 85 but only 2bbl ones.
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#1808690 - 04/21/15 02:01 PM Re: 1986 318LA [Re: Supercuda]
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85 cars got roller cam #302 heads carb then TBI

trucks got roller cam TBI 318 in 86-87

truck 360 tbi went roller cam in 89 with #308 heads

85-86 trucks got roller blocks with flat tappet cams 2v & 4V carbs.

all the roller gear swaps over to a roller block to convert a pre-mag LA engine.

early stock roller lifters used a solid PR with non oil thru roller lifters, 90-91 they went to hollow PR and oil thru roller lifters--getting ready for the magnum engine in 92

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#1808756 - 04/21/15 03:35 PM Re: 1986 318LA [Re: scratchnfotraction]
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My fail-safe source of 318 roller engines is Fifth Avenues. There were at least two, maybe three+ model years with rollers, and they didn't get driven hard.

R.

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#1808912 - 04/21/15 06:52 PM Re: 1986 318LA [Re: scratchnfotraction]
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Originally Posted By scratchnfotraction
85 cars got roller cam #302 heads carb then TBI


With the sole exception of the 81 Imperial there was NEVER a 318 CAR with TBI.

In cars 2bbl is roller cam, 4bbl is not, from mid 85 till end of production.
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#1808930 - 04/21/15 07:06 PM Re: 1986 318LA [Re: Supercuda]
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Originally Posted By Supercuda
Originally Posted By scratchnfotraction
85 cars got roller cam #302 heads carb then TBI


With the sole exception of the 81 Imperial there was NEVER a 318 CAR with TBI.

In cars 2bbl is roller cam, 4bbl is not, from mid 85 till end of production.


My goof there. I forgets no TBI 5th aves and such.

man, cant remember when the last time I saw a 81 IMPERIAL either

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#1809034 - 04/21/15 08:46 PM Re: 1986 318LA [Re: elmor353]
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Mods, can this be put in the archive/Best Of?
A great question and a great answer for reference!

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