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The Build For My Ramcharger

Post by RTCHAS on Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:14 pm

Okay some of you may know I am building a small block 360 for my 1990 Ramcharger truck. I started with a 1978 360 out of a car with 77,000 miles on it. I then ripped it down and had Bill check everything with his BoreGauges and Micrometer. We found it to be in good shape for a cheap (anything but) rebuild. I sent it out to Local shop had the block cleaned and a hone put on all the cylinders then I installed new cam bearings and freeze plugs. This past sunday Bill came back we checked everything once more and it was still looking good so today I dropped the crank and with Bill's skills we set the end play in it, then i started droppin slugs in this thing with the cam going in and timing set to boot! Here she is in her glory! cheers
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Post by RTCHAS on Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:19 pm

While I was doing this on the cheap its anything but Payed $150 for the motor, I have $307.00 in machine work and $500.00 and counting in parts so far .. So while it was less than a reman short (not by much) Its cool knowing I Did it myself. My next 360 will be a stroked 408 for the Red Dakota with the turbo! Twisted Evil
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Post by RTCHAS on Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:01 pm

Yesterday Bill stopped by and we checked the cam with his degree wheel I had installed it straight up dot to dot and she was with in 1 degree.

I also scored a set of used Headman headers for the build for $70 off CL.!
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Post by Orangepeel815 on Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:03 pm

Lookin good that orange paint makes it look awesome. you and Bill r doing a good job.


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Post by RTCHAS on Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:05 pm

Gives it 59hp on the bench dyno!
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Post by moddog on Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:06 pm

Looking good Chas that reminds me of when I did my 1983 Ramcharger
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Post by RTCHAS on Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:08 pm

I just pulled the trigger on some re-man Indy Cyl Heads.. Very Happy http://www.aeroheadracing.com/id6.html
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Post by moddog on Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:49 pm

They have the 202 and the 160 valves
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Post by Series 5 on Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:47 pm

RTCHAS wrote:I just pulled the trigger on some re-man Indy Cyl Heads.. Very Happy [url=http://www.aeroheadracing.com/id6.html
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Those will work well.

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Re: The Build For My Ramcharger

Post by RTCHAS on Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:25 pm

I was going to pull the old heads and re-do them,like I told you Bill ,but I was looking around and found these on Ramcharger site. With basic rebuild shop wanted $400 and these are $690 shipped and everything is done/replaced so I dont have to worry about a cracked head or new guides ect ect... Or pulling old ones and waiting to get them back. I just bought an intake on egay looks like Im going CARB no TBI for me! I read up on how to do it and looks pretty straight forward so no worries about the PCM and cam working together ! And more POWER cause TBI has no "tuneability" Owell the EPA will hate me cause smog gear is going in the trashcan affraid
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Post by RTCHAS on Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:27 pm

Hey Charles maybe now I can spin the 33" tires on that Pig!! pig
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Post by RTCHAS on Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:30 pm

Here is the new intake I payed $151.00 free shipping and I had a discount code so I save $40 bucks! Twisted Evil http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SB-CHRYSLER-318-360-INTAKE-MANIFOLD-DUAL-PLANE-POLISHED-/150574392565?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item230eeee4f5
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Post by RTCHAS on Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:27 pm

Its Like Dec 25th!!! WOT WOT!! santa cheers
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Post by RTCHAS on Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:14 pm

Update! I got the Intake and finished a Port Match on both the Heads and Intake Ports. I now Have the Heads on and ordered new Push rods a Pick up tube (oil pump) and oil pan . I figured it would be to much to remove the old pan clean it set the pick up height. So to save time I just got a new one from Rockauto. Next step install the vavle train after I clean all the Rockers!
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Post by RTCHAS on Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:47 pm

Well the Crosswind intake looks pretty!
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Post by RTCHAS on Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:49 pm

What do you guys think I should do with the M/T valve covers ?
Paint them Silver ?
Polish them ? (lota work)
paint them orange ?

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Post by RTCHAS on Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:43 am

okay the build is moving forward pulled the parts needed from old motor and now its ready to go in.
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Post by RTCHAS on Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:44 am

The old timing cover had to be installed after cleaning and paint.
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Post by RTCHAS on Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:45 am

Here is the last time this will be in my truck!
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Post by RTCHAS on Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:54 am

This past sunday I yanked the old 5.9 out and dropped in the new one today I finished bolting it in place. I still have a LONG way to go before it gets fired up but one step @ a time . LOL I've gota get a Carb for it and also plumb a fuel system to make it run. The Dizzy has to be rewired and the A/C may get the boot for now because it will not work with the manifold I have , got to work that out too. Also the throttle cable and kick down are going to be tricky to figure out with the new Carb. WTF was I thinking going Carb'd....I didn't install the headers because I wanted to run it with Muffler before I have to make a whole duel exhaust set-up from scratch. I will still have alot of pipe to weld in to get it right. So with work taking up all my free time I figure by July she will be back on the road! LOL
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Post by Orangepeel815 on Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:01 am

Looks awesome I wouldn't paint . Your project is coming along nicely.
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Post by moddog on Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:13 am

It's looking Chas I do like the M/T valve covers LOL Wink
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Post by TrueBlue on Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:59 pm

Excellent work Chas! She is coming together great. She will be a lot of fun when completed.

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Post by RTCHAS on Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:04 am

Thanks Guys! I cant wait I miss the old Battle Wagon ! Charles those M/T's got a paint job and turned out pretty nice!
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