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Snotty

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« Reply #75 on: October 24, 2007, 10:45:37 AM »

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Ok what changes and improvments where made between the 360 and when the 340 came out?
 
The 340 was introduced in '68 and tan until '73.  The 360 was a bored-out and lowered compression version of the 340.  However, the 360 has larger crank journals than the 340, so it can actually be built larger and stronger than the 340.  That's why a lot of magazines will say "buy a 360" whenever someone one asks about building a 318.
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« Reply #76 on: October 24, 2007, 10:47:45 AM »

i always thought that the 340 had a 4.040 inch bore and a 3.313 inch stroke(same as 318 AND 273. while the 360 had a 4.000 inch bore and a 3.580 inch stroke.
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« Reply #77 on: October 24, 2007, 10:47:54 AM »

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I don't know, but to quote a lot of magazines, "Why bother?  Get a 360 and go from there."
 
I love the 318, but it is often treated as the small-block version of the 383: people will trip over them in junk yards looking for something else.  Neither motor gets much respect.
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« Reply #78 on: October 24, 2007, 10:50:06 AM »

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yea but you can't say Cobra 427 or Fairlane GTA without thinking of performance or racing.
 
I agree and wasn't disputing you.  But in the spirit of trivia, we need to remember that Ford made two 427s.
 
By the way, I wrote "GT(A)."  What's the difference between a GT and a GTA?
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« Reply #79 on: October 24, 2007, 10:50:16 AM »

yea and i love 318 cuz they are SO dman cheap and hard to kill. so when you FINALLY do kill one you can just go buy one for cheap at a junkyard. me and a friend of mine figured out that wth the prices of 318's at our local junkyard you can rebuild 3 318's on 1000$
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« Reply #80 on: October 24, 2007, 10:51:49 AM »

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hmm a 440CI LA. lol i could even put 440 badges on susan





I can't remember the magazine off the top of my head right now, but recently there was an article in a Mopar mag about building a 440 out of a 360.  Check it out!
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« Reply #81 on: October 24, 2007, 10:54:09 AM »

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i always thought that the 340 had a 4.040 inch bore and a 3.313 inch stroke(same as 318 AND 273. while the 360 had a 4.000 inch bore and a 3.580 inch stroke.
 
You could be right.  It might have been strtoke versus bore.  I do know the 400 was a bored 383 - that's what I was working from.  And as you said earlier, it was done for lower emmisions, not power.
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« Reply #82 on: October 24, 2007, 11:25:43 AM »

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I just saw that 572 in a magizine last night.  I said the same thing.  Wow  It was only a mere 9 grand too
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« Reply #83 on: October 24, 2007, 11:35:28 AM »

ohh 572. is that out of a LA block?? 
geez 9 grand thats alot. but then again thats alot of CI too.
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« Reply #84 on: October 24, 2007, 11:56:57 AM »

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« Reply #85 on: October 24, 2007, 07:37:24 PM »

GT was a manual trans and GTA was an automatic?
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« Reply #86 on: October 24, 2007, 10:09:24 PM »

i don't believe so. i've always thought that they both came with the Ford Toploader 4 speed manual. i think the GTA was the "closer to the Nascar Cup car"model
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« Reply #87 on: October 25, 2007, 07:11:29 AM »

A does stand for "automatic" on the GTA.
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« Reply #88 on: October 25, 2007, 07:14:59 AM »

One other bit of info on Ford for you.... The 427 SOHC was a very precision assembled engine, the 428 was not so precision assembled, but was cheaper to produce.
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« Reply #89 on: October 25, 2007, 07:31:47 AM »

this is a very good book on stroking LA and magnum engines:




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