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i was wondering if it worth my time to clean up some of the rough spots? already started cleaning some of it up but i am not really getting far quick. hoping to get as much torque out of the 318 magnum as i can.

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i was wondering if it worth my time to clean up some of the rough spots? already started cleaning some of it up but i am not really getting far quick. hoping to get as much torque out of the 318 magnum as i can.

Polishing will do a little bit to reduce an amount of resistance, however you aren't going to notice any changes. You will have better results by just switching over from a paper element air filter to a synthetic fiber based one. If you really want to feel a change I would get rid of that manifold and go with a manifold that has a lower volume like the ones by Hughes. The stock manifold is mostly for torque, one with a lower volume is focused around HP, so it's your choice. Also the difference between a single plan and dual is very small in the case of stock heads and valves. I would stick with a single plane with this engine because of the layout or profile of the crankshaft and camshaft, during a 720 degree cam rotation two cylinders on one side of the engine are filling so it is important that those cylinders can get enough air so that is why I favor single plane with this engine, if you noticed the performance manifold by Chrysler for these are single plane. But again with a mostly stock engine it won't really make a giantic difference. But it will be noticeable!
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i plan on keeping it fairly stock. i can't afford a aftermarket intake. i was mainly just planning on doing the plenum gasket but since i picked up a spare intake for cheap and figure if i modify it i could gain a bit of HP and TQ. after that i was thinking about doing the Switchable IAT Mod and throttle body mod. i figure those mods mixed with a good plenum and new o2 sensor and i should be getting the most out of my engine without spending too much money.
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Getting the ecm tuned will make a big difference. I haven't done it with mine yet. I need to do some engine work first. But I planed to have it tuned with SCT.
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no tuner available for any of my trucks. if i want it tuned i would have to buy an aftermarket system like mega squirt.

i did pick up a new bit for my die grinder that should hopefully speed things up.
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anyone know much about crushed glass or walnut blasting the intake after i get done cleaning up all the rough spots that i can reach?
here is a bit of a updated picture. it don't look like there has been much done but slowly starting to work on the smaller things.
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might as well get a new one.
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what are you using to clean? there is this stuff called zep at lowes or home depot works amazing. we rebuild a buddy's ls engine in his camaro and used it, it is a very good degreaser.
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MILD cam!!! You don't want to try and change the ancient PCM if you don't have to.

Solid lifters, & port & polish your heads. Double roller timing chain doesn't hurt, either. That's what I plan on doing with NEXT year's tax refund.

In fact, find a newer 318 Magnum with lower miles in a junk yard, and send THOSE off to be ported/polished/magnafluxed. When they come back, swap 'em right on. That's my game plan.
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i am happy with the stock engines performance. i just want to fix things to make it last. now if i can pick up a few HP with it then i will take it.


you will not catch me shelling out $600 for a intake. that is about as much as i paid for the ramcharger. i bought a bag of crushed glass. i haven't tried it yet but from the sounds of things it should work good. i am still working on cleaning up the rough casting. it kind of keeps getting put on the back burner with all the other upgrades i am working on.
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