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    Default My first non-Ford in over a decade:

    Inherited this from my grandfather.. although my uncle had been using it for the past 9 years, hence the un-grandfather-like wheels and such.

    '85 Ram D100.. 318 w/ 3-speed slushbox.

    What is it with me and light blue vehicles?!
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    Not a big fan of those deflectors, but it's in really good shape. Nice score............. under the circumstances.
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    Ok...ahem...I'll be the first stump-jumper to say it:

    That thing got a Hemi?

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    do it have good old 318 in it

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    I'll be taking the bug deflector off today.

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    OK, so I know jack and shit about Dodge engines, transmissions, etc... but from what poking around I did last night, it *might* be possible to give this thing a 5.9L Magnum (360) and a 4-speed slushbox. The 318 in it now is kinda tired.. leaks some oil and water.. and I wouldn't mind ditching the carbed setup in favor of EFI from a later truck, if that's also possible. Anyway, if I were able to secure an entire wrecked (from behind, I would hope) newer Ram and pull all the relevant guts from it, my thinking is that I could clean that up.. swap over.. and then clean up the 318 as a spare engine. (my grandmother's van also has a 318 in it, similar age) Respectable but not outrageous setup, I would tend to think.. IF it's possible.

    Primary projects are still the Fox-bodies, though. Have to unload the '88 T-bird now because the yard's too full of vehicles.. and I still don't know what I'm going to do with the '88 Mark. I'd still like to see someone make a decent car out of it.. but it's looking more and more like it'll end up as spare parts for the '89.. and probably stripped (with the parts put into storage) and hauled off.

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    Those old Dodges are tough dudes. Good luck with it.
    '88 'bird, 1-family owned, original 302 converted to HO, T-5 swap, CHE upper/lower control arms, weld-in SFC's, BBK shorty headers & O/R H-pipe, Dynomax mufflers, fox GT tailpipes, Turbo Coupe 8.8 w/3.73's, 11" front brakes, lowered, Tokico Blue shocks/struts, Chuck W shock adapters and motor mounts, 15:1 rack & PS pump, custom alum. driveshaft, chrome '93 Cobra wheels, Falken tires, 20% tint, close to 190,000 miles!


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    Already got the bug shield and the non-functioning fog lights off of there. Looks much better.

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    You know, carbed 318's are extremelly reliable, and very easy on fuel. My brother had one in a 74' (ish) Tradesman 200, and he put it in a powerslide with two dead holes.
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    Well, it would at least leave the option of propane conversion open..

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