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Dan Streb

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What year 318 will fit?
« on: October 19, 2008, 03:28:09 AM »

Bought a 1960 Suburban that ha been sitting for a number of years and may need a new engine. - locked up tight.  Will a late model 318 fit?  say a 79 Cordoba?

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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008, 04:28:33 AM »

Firstly.............
 

Any Mopar small block (318, 340, 360) would be a "drop-in" with minimal or no fuss.
 
Nowm how about some pics of that Suburban?
 

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2008, 05:46:05 AM »

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Bought a 1960 Suburban that ha been sitting for a number of years and may need a new engine. - locked up tight.  Will a late model 318 fit?  say a 79 Cordoba?
 
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008, 05:49:26 AM »

Now. . .Stan gets a gold star.  But let me ad lib just a tad.
 
360's are externally balanced.  So if you are looking to go 360, you'll need to use the torque converter or flywheel.
 
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008, 05:54:53 AM »

[color=#0000ff size=7]WELCOME![/color]
 
Great advice so far!  I knew a guy who put a 440 in a Lark Daytona.  It sounded great, and ran even better    He surprised many a Cuda and Vette owner!
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2008, 06:15:45 AM »

It's only got 55,000 miles on it but was last driven in 1973.  Stored indoors in dry Montana; may be a real project I don't know.  I'm going out to see it in three weeks but meanwhile I had my sister (bless her mechanically inclined heart) pour some Marvel Mystery Oil down the spark plug holes.  I'll unhook the gas line to the carb, get a can of starting fluid, throw a battery in her and hope for the best.  <p> <img src=http://home.neo.rr.com/dstreb/suburban1.jpg>
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2008, 06:21:16 AM »

Bring an 1 1/4 socket and a breaker bar
 
Used Diesel oil and PB Blaster will usually unlock a car like that.  Dry storane?  It's probably not locked bad at all.  PB Blaster and the used Diesel oil are great.  The soot in the diesel tends  to act like graphite.  The PB mixed in, tends to saturate the rust locking the cylinders and shrink it.  It will have to be done several times for it to whick it's way all the way around the cylinders.  It's best if you leave the blugs out until it spins freely.  That will give the oil a chance to get up to the top without any damage because the pressure won't be on the parts.
 
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2008, 06:24:33 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2008, 06:29:44 AM »

NICE
 
'60 Plymouths have been a hot topic around here for a while.
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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2008, 06:30:16 AM »

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I can send you a quart of used diesel if you want it. . .I just made 3 gallons yesterday.
Yah, but, it ain't as good as the old fashioned stuff.
This low sulfer oil in low emissions engines just can't make as good a brew as grandpa used to make...

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« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2008, 06:39:42 AM »

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I can send you a quart of used diesel if you want it. . .I just made 3 gallons yesterday.
Yah, but, it ain't as good as the old fashioned stuff.
 
This is the high sulpher oil.  I don't use it because I don't have any cats now
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2008, 06:43:43 AM »

WELCOME!!!!! That is a sweeet looking wagon!!!!! Looks like all it needs is a wash and it will be show ready!!!
The 318 is pretty much bulletproof so if you do what Poloraco and Commando said I'm sure it will be purring in no time!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2008, 07:09:04 AM »

Is the transmission bolt-pattern on an old Poly 318 the same as an LA motor?  I don't know or I wouldn't be asking.  If it is different wouldn't he need to go with an early motor, and "A" instead of an LA??
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