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318 advice
« on: April 20, 2009 - 08:21:42 PM »
I have a 71 318 that I am giving to a friend for his barracuda and was wondering what thoughts people have on a nice build. He is trying to build this on a tight budget. Should he replace the heads with some 360 heads, what kind of hydraulic cam, and would an RPM air gap with a 650 carb be a good way to top it off or something else. He isn't looking to make huge power, just something better than his stock 273 2 barrel.
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Re: 318 advice
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009 - 08:53:18 PM »
That's perfect! Thanks.  :2thumbs:
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Re: 318 advice
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009 - 09:08:55 PM »
milled 360 heads, performer rpm intake, 650 avs and headers moves my full weight ebody at 13.6. With way too tall 30.5" tires
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Re: 318 advice
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2009 - 10:03:43 PM »
which 360 heads?
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Re: 318 advice
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2009 - 10:45:05 PM »
which 360 heads?

2.02 j-heads, i should mention it was accompanied by a 3500 stall and 3.91s as well
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Re: 318 advice
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009 - 10:47:15 PM »
cool thanks.
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2009 - 10:50:21 PM »
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Re: 318 advice
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2009 - 10:54:52 PM »
Cool thanks.
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Re: 318 advice
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2009 - 10:58:21 PM »
I would use a set of the newer 308 castings ported & a smaller Engle or Lunati VooDoo cam

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Re: 318 advice
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2009 - 11:43:37 PM »
I would use a set of the newer 308 castings ported & a smaller Engle or Lunati VooDoo cam

As long as the 308s aren't cracked between the valves, or magnum heads would be my route if i did it again. Somewhere in the neighborhood of .510 lift as well.
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Re: 318 advice
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2009 - 11:52:27 AM »
cracks between the seats are easily fixed

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Re: 318 advice
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2009 - 10:42:50 PM »
I would use a set of the newer 308 castings ported & a smaller Engle or Lunati VooDoo cam
Sent you a PM on cam.
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Re: 318 advice
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2009 - 11:02:46 PM »
cracks between the seats are easily fixed

True. Doesn't usually make it cheap though. Basic work on mine, I believe it was around $600 to get my 360 heads milled, new valves, seals, valve job and hot tanking. I much rather look at it at 50% off edelbrock heads with how much i could have dumped into stock heads. Wish i went that route...Would have been well worth the $$, and i got the 360 heads free.
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Re: 318 advice
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2009 - 04:39:28 AM »
Sent you a PM on cam.

 Something in the K54/K56 Engle range would be great for a warmed up 318
 maybe I missed the PM ???

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