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Old 01-09-2013, 11:50 AM
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Chrysler 318 rebuild in Dodge RAM W150

Hi,
Im going to rebuild my 88's engine and transmission.
Im not looking for too much of an performance upgrade but like to get ur opinion.
Im looking to build a stock motor with a rebuild kit from summit (Part# MHP152-322). Comes with sealed power cast aluminum pistons (Part#Z285AP30) that would bring compression to around 9:1.
I like to open up the valves to 2.02 intake and 1.60 exhaust and run Comp cam part#20-220-3 with grind XE250H.
I believe that would work nice in a 4500 pound truck that I like to use as a daily driver and to pull trailers.
As you can see this will be a budget built and Im aware that the performance will be limited.
Now, do you think that will work or is there better combos for similar cash?
Will it make sense to use bigger valves or is that not helping much?

Also since this is a 88 engine it comes with the TBI fuel system.
Im debating if I should convert to a carb or if it would not be worth the effort. Did anybody do that already? What is all involved?
And if I go carb what manifold would be good?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Tom
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