mopar/dodge 360 small block

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  1. country_boy

    country_boy TGT Addict

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    Trying to find a complete mopar 360 small block to install in my 89' power ram. Would a junkyard be the best bet and or the classifieds?
     


  2. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    You could probably find the motor from a Durango or Ram at the junkyard. The problem is that you won't know the condition of the engine and many junkyards sell at prices that are way too high for what you get in return. You can buy motors, even complete, from Autozone. That would be less than a high-performance crate motor. It may be cheaper to find an old truck or Durango that you can take what you need and sell off the remaining parts.
     
  3. M. Sage

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    I wouldn't get one from Autozone or most OTC parts stores. There are recyclers that specialize in used engines/transmissions and will warranty them. Look around a bit.

    I'll see tomorrow if I can find some names for you.
     
  4. country_boy

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    I forgot to add one thing. It has to be pre magnum era. La small block. I found one in Hutto, but I dont have a truck in order to go get it.:(
     
  5. dee

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    They make an intake and other componets to put a magnum motor in older trucks.
     
  6. Shorts

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    Is this a FIed motor? We had an '86 Ramcharger 4x4 360 that was just a beast (carbed).

    I bet you can find a decent donor truck for the cost you'd fine a crate motor. You'd have access to other incidental parts too.


    If I was closer I'd head over and help you take home that one you found, but too far away at the moment.
     
  7. country_boy

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    thats most likely the way Ill go. I got a 89' (4 x 4) w100 truck with a fuel injected 318 with a dead a727 transmission. Im removing all the computer junk and dropping in a 360 with a 4 barrel thermoquad. The problem is I dont have a another 1/2 ton truck to be able to haul a engine back.

    Yes Im aware a magnum series engine can go in but, I want this truck to be old school. This truck has one purpose and thats to drive a total of 4 hours a month to get up to the farm through all the low water crossings, hauling trailers back and forth. Its not a everyday driver.
     
  8. sean_bart1

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    There's a '81 Dodge motor home with a 360 on DFW's Craigslist for 250.00. You could get the motor and tranny the scrap it what you paid for it.
     
  9. country_boy

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    im sure there are 360's closer to my neck of the woods, thanks though.
     

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