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Re: 318 build [Re: larrymopar360] #2941920
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Old school piston swap I see... scope

Re: 318 build [Re: scratchnfotraction] #2941930
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[quote=scratchnfotraction]thanks Larry, yes you would be correct on the rod & main bearings.

I am sentimental about the intake as I got it from Larry Green AKA 340shorty a few days before he passed away. since it is a Holley intake only fitting it have a Holley carb.

Larry was one of the good ones, miss that guy.


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Re: 318 build [Re: basketcase] #2948046
07/28/21 08:18 AM
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I hate 2nd guessing myself but glad I do sometimes. And sometimes I should read directions more than once before I install things. popped all the pistons back out to check rings.. yep had a couple rings mixed up on the pistons. I must have got them mixed up when prepping pistons laying stuff out on the bench. it is super hot in the shed in the summer and I kept taking breaks to cool down & hydrate in the house. most likely that's when I got 2nd ring in top groove and a couple top rings in both grooves. so... I pull them all and remove rings. restack the rings correctly and clock all gaps correctly LOL! top ring has big dot mark and 2nd ring has small dot mark. DUH! so re-oiled everything and installed them correctly. all good now I can sleep well again.

waiting on gaskets, cam, timing gear, that should button up the bottom end and get ready for heads to go on next.

Re: 318 build [Re: scratchnfotraction] #2951283
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It's important to stay hydrated while engine building! beer

Re: 318 build [Re: redraptor] #2951348
08/07/21 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by redraptor
It's important to stay hydrated while engine building! beer
Yes! Hydrate until a good buzz comes on and then pause for at least 10 minutes laugh

I'm waiting on call back from engine builder :("Next week" has been a month from two of them but I'm being patient. I'm pretty sure of one I want to go with but I guess he's real busy so I'm giving him time. He seems like a really good guy and straight forward


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Re: 318 build [Re: larrymopar360] #2989645
11/27/21 04:34 PM
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Scratchn' making progress with some NOS goodies

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Re: 318 build [Re: larrymopar360] #2989647
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Progress up

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Re: 318 build [Re: larrymopar360] #2989648
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Purdy too

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Re: 318 build [Re: larrymopar360] #2989649
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I’m digging the old school parts like the “Charger 225” air cleaner!!! Great choice up

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Re: 318 build [Re: larrymopar360] #2989694
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Might look where the oil hole is on those lifters are, a big bunch of clackers got superseded with the oil hole in a diff place so they would not drain when sitting.


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Re: 318 build [Re: larrymopar360] #2989764
11/28/21 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by larrymopar360
I’m digging the old school parts like the “Charger 225” air cleaner!!! Great choice up

iagree All kinds of good stuff in Mike's majic shed!

Re: 318 build [Re: redraptor] #2989824
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Yes Mike's magic shed contains lots of Mopar goodies!!! I accidentally left out NOS valve cover gaskets too. I like the old style breather he's using too.


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Re: 318 build [Re: Mr PotatoHead] #2990088
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Originally Posted by Mr PotatoHead
Might look where the oil hole is on those lifters are, a big bunch of clackers got superseded with the oil hole in a diff place so they would not drain when sitting.


IIRC-that is when they change the early lifter from a non-oil through lifter/solid PRs to a oil through lifter/solid PRs and later on to a oil-through lifter hollow 5/16" PRs in the later 90-91 pre-magnum LA roller cam engines as they gear up for the 92-93 magnum engine debuted. you have to WATCH for non oil through lifters going into a magnum engine that oil rockers via PRs

I have also found in a lot of the 90-91 pre-magnum LA roller 5.2 engines that they oiled through the heads/shafts as well as up through the lifters/PRs. IMHO this is why a lot of them had VC leaks as it is a lot of oil in the VC area at operating speeds & that the PCV valve suck a lot of oil as well. (why I use a cheap oil/air separator on mine) on the police engines they have grooved #2 & #4 cam bearings for full time oiling to rockers and they tend to have a lot of VC leaks also.

I install restrictors in the block reducing the feed to rocker to 1/2 the oem block size. along with all the oiling mods I do.

all of my lifters are the same part # & yr, they are sealed NOS-1989 OEM replacements- oil through lifter/solid 5/16" PRs. I index them when installed hole facing cam per FSM book.

installed dry/not pumped up and all PRs where at zero lash/no preload per cyls. = I could pre load bottom out each lifter by hand with no loose rockers. then primed oil pump/engine - Lucus sae30 break in oil with 65 psi with a 1/2" drill. they all pump up and primed till no air bleeding out of lifters. rotating engine to oil both sides all 16 rocker oiling.

all on a HughesEngines roller cam 192*/203* .500/.513 lift 114* LSA

I should be good to go.

Re: 318 build [Re: scratchnfotraction] #2990097
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yep,lots of Mopar in my shed.... but there is a dark corner in there...... since Larry did not mention my dark secret about my chebby 454 and the 700r4 4 speed auto I just put in the shed. I will go ahead and come out of the shed with it. yep all started when my buddy Ace passed away in march 2020. I inherited his 1955 chevy 3800 flatbed truck and a 454 engine.

and in the last yr I have built a 10.5 to 1 chevy 350 for some $, removed a straight 6 and installed a 69 327 into a 59 3200 Apache fleetside with the stock manual 3 speed, then added disc brakes all 4 corners, converted to a 700r4 4 speed auto. for $$

but..so far all this chebby junk in my shed has just been in my way of a real engine build.


so me thinks 1 more chebby job and I will have $$ for a 833 4 speed and hydro clutch behind the new 318.

my buddy wants to put a 57-283 crank/rods in a 64 327 with the chebby DZ302 package for a 69 z28 302 engine clone. that should be a high reving screamer in his 64 Malibu 4 speed.

please don't judge me for the things I have to do to make $$ funding my Mopar addiction.

Re: 318 build [Re: scratchnfotraction] #2990349
11/29/21 10:52 PM
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The good Lord made all those other brands so we had a way to make money so we could build the good stuff. up stirthepot fan Gene

Re: 318 build [Re: scratchnfotraction] #2990382
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All dem chebbies is good practice! Heck, I haven't torn an engine down for 10 years. Soon I won't remember how. frowwn

Re: 318 build [Re: redraptor] #2990426
11/30/21 10:00 AM
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I was protecting you from the shame of that secret dark corner of the shed Mike! laugh LOL just kidding and I'm glad it's funding more Mopar projects!!! up


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Re: 318 build [Re: larrymopar360] #2990631
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I for one am pretty happy ford and gm are still around. I made a pretty good living patching up the frames and cabs on their trucks and SUVs over the years. I never had an issue with one of their rust buckets gracing my shop and driveway. When their owners figured out I could patch up their junk, they kept dragging that junk here to buy a couple more years of use out of them. Their money gave me the cash I needed to support my family and upgrade my Mopar stuff.

Few people in life get to only work on what they love, for the rest of us, its called working for a living. Gene

Re: 318 build [Re: poorboy] #2993307
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dragged home a 82-d150 shorty /6 833OD. so got a 4 speed and shifter to clean up next. dug the hydro clutch master/slave out of the shed and have it bled with fresh fluid. pressure washing the v6 hydro bell next.

anyone want the /6 engine with the mech clutch bell housing? FREE! or it will have to go to the scrapyard. drove it home...runs even better when all 6 plug wire were on it. but it is tired and well rusted..I mean used. a small church bought it new and sold it last yr at the church social club auction. 500$... we are using it all except for the /6 engine & mech bell or the 2x frame it is on.

500$ for a used 4 speed/cross member/drive shaft/ rear end seem like a good deal to me. my son is using the cab/bed on a 4x4 chassis so that means ol' dad is 500$ and ALL the labor in the hole on this one. he gets a free title/cab/bed/free labor & the new engine I built him this yr. he did pay 1/2 the bill as the cam was Hughes whiplash roller cam/springs he bought was 500$. and he did all the gasket matching & oil mods with my help.

got my 66-440 off the shed floor and on a stand. so it gets a freshen up soon. and 2 more LA318 roller cam short blocks to build before I retire in May 2024. by then my current daily driver 318 (Larry's A38 police360 head 4 barrel 318 with a whiplash roller cam) & my whiplash440 will be retired to the shed.

and the I have my 2nd ironhead sportster almost 75% done.

cant wait to do some churn & burn in a mopar that is not on a daily work grind. BUT I can say it has been fun wearing out my mopars 100 miles a day for the last 35 yrs.

churn some oil and burn some gas scratchinfotraction all the way!

Re: 318 build [Re: scratchnfotraction] #2993776
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That's a good deal Mike. Someone up this way would probably love that southern frame.


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