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Old 12-02-2007, 11:54 AM
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318" host? i would hate to waste it away

i have a 70' 318" (323") crysler and 4spd that need a host. i built the engine a few years ago and put it in a late 4dr dart. the dart was frame damaged and now gone, but im particularly happy with that drive train. decent MPG and power to spin the tires. what could i put this into that is inexpensive? 90' dakota? ideas ?

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318(030 over to 323)" 275hp MP purple cam .430/.444, cop heads 1.88/1.60 valves factory iron adjustable roller shaft rockers. 8.8 compression. holley 600 4bbl on the old streetmaster (5500rpm SP intake with octagon center). flywheel lightened from 30lbs to 24 lbs. a833 had 3.23 gears behind it on 14" / 60's rims/tires. loved tons of timming with a factory mopar HEI distributor, with vacuum advance.

the dart was surprisingly fast, although i dont want a dart again.

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I think that would go great in a T-bucket. When was the last time ANYONE has seen a T-bucket with a small block Mopar??? Something different to be sure.
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Old 12-02-2007, 07:32 PM
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how much are empty T buckets going for?

probably end up using a dakota. they are around a $grand or two used.

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Blow everybody's mind and put it in an S10,it will baffle people for a while because the exhaust ports look like SBC which they will be expecting to see anyway.Dare to be different.
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S-10 Chassis and find you an old late 40s early 50s ford or chevy truck body
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I would say a Challenger or a Cuda, but they are ridiculously expensive for even a rust bucket. If you are looking for a real challenger, stuff your 318 into a 87-91 Daytona and convert it over to rear wheel drive, now that would be fun.

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re:318"host?i would hate to waste it away

I would look at 40's and 50's Dodge or Fargo trucks to be different. Analyse an all mopar built I think it can be done with a Dakota frame. As you know there is less upholtery in a truck and they are higher off the ground witch gives you an easier access to work under. But its for you to decide first if you like those. While at it look at 49-54 Plymouths and Dodges. You should be able to pick those up for cheap.
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how would i mount a 70' 318 in a 41 dodge coupe ?

swap mounts link?

just hope the Ebody A833 4 speed, finds the right place to poke through the cabin ?
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i have a 70' 318" (323") crysler and 4spd that need a host. i built the engine a few years ago and put it in a late 4dr dart. the dart was frame damaged and now gone, but im particularly happy with that drive train. decent MPG and power to spin the tires. what could i put this into that is inexpensive? 90' dakota? ideas ?

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318(030 over to 323)" 275hp MP purple cam .430/.444, cop heads 1.88/1.60 valves factory iron adjustable roller shaft rockers. 8.8 compression. holley 600 4bbl on the old streetmaster (5500rpm SP intake with octagon center). flywheel lightened from 30lbs to 24 lbs. a833 had 3.23 gears behind it on 14" / 60's rims/tires. loved tons of timming with a factory mopar HEI distributor, with vacuum advance.

the dart was surprisingly fast, although i dont want a dart again.
what hp do you think im making?
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".. what could i put this into that is inexpensive?..."

Really depends on what bodys you find and like. One sugestion would be a 73-up Dodge Pickup. Depending on where you are, rust could be a problem on some of them, but they are usually dirt cheap and parts are readily available at reasonable prices too.

I'm currently doing a 76 Dodge D-100 (there's some pictures in my journal) so I'm a bit prejudice
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I have a 37 Dodge pickup it would look good in. Now if I just knew where Churros de Chocolate was.
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Saw one at a recent Cruise in a '52 Dodge pickup,nice fit! these older trucks don't command the high prices of Chevys& Fords either.Now,maybe in a PT Cruiser that would be wicked!
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i have an opportunity to get a 1941 dodge coupe, unfinished manual trans project. perfect body. no engine or interior....my torquey 318/4/4spd drivetrain would be awesome in that 40's crusier.

how can i get some 318 mounts into a 41 dodge coupe?

schumacher, help ?
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I think the old Dodge coupe would be great. Also the early pickups mentioned, and I'd also look at some of the Dodge/ Plymouths from the late 60's and early 70's. They don't go for a ton of money. Another route would be an early Valiant or Dart. Lighter weight = more performance. And they're cheap to buy.
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Spinn, Don't you know how to weld and fab? If so just make your own mounts.
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