1. Classic/project/fun vehicle thread

    Other Vehicle Discussion
    As I have spent more and more time on here reading about Rams of all generations I have learned an immense amount about vehicles and how they operate. I didn't get the benefit of that when I was a kid because dad was going through medical school and his residency so he didn't get to be around...
  2. Coolant gushes when burping 5.9. Bad tstat?

    Heating & Cooling
    Hey everybody, I've got a question for ya! I've got a '98 1500 5.9 4x4. A few years back I did the plenum repair and replaced my thermostat with a 180 degree one. All good there, aside from a heater that always gurgled and was sub-par. After reading up, I'm sure it was air from me not burping it...
  3. 96 indy build

    Performance Mods - Engine - 5.9 Liter V8
    I bought an indy truck in which the motor and trans were pulled and the uy had bought another 360 to go back in it and he had some health stuff come up so I bought it off him. first im not sure if either engine or the trans are any good. im just trying to see where to start??????????? ive never...
  4. Hey everybody!

    Newbie Checkin!
    I now own a 1981 dodge w250 that was bought by my grandpa brand new in the day. I love that truck although it seems parts are hard to find at times and I think it would be awesome to keep it going so that my boys can run around in it someday as well. Glad to be on the forum and looking forward...
  5. Starts perfect, runs 10-15min. sputter and dies?

    5.9L V8 Specific Topics
    I've had this truck nearly 10 years & still only has 58,000 on it, all original drive train. 1986 has a 360 cid with a quadrajet 4bbl, 727, with maybe 3.91 gears and 4x4. I use it for plowing snow and hauling a 5,000 lb boat. Recently when she warms up and you need to put the power down (pulling...
  6. New Kid on the Block (Georgia): Project IndyRam

    Newbie Checkin!
    Hello, RamForumZ. This is my second truck forum (third forum I've ever been on). I have never drag raced before, but I came to receive some helpful advice from the professionals here. Since most people specialize in cars, I decided to go a different route and race trucks. My father passed down...
  7. Roots Supercharger for 360 Magnum...

    Performance Mods - Engine - 5.9 Liter V8
    Ive done lots of searching and i cant seem to find a roots supercharger for a 360 Magnum. Has anyone else managed to find any?
  8. Engine stalls (too many possibilities as to why)-Engine swap + Cammed

    5.9L V8 Specific Topics
    I will attempt to keep this novel as short as possible; I bought the truck knowing it had issues. had a 318, 17x,xxx miles. 318 ran fine other than knocks, ticks, and oil consuming, and lean gas.(this doesn't sound fine until I explain the 360) I had a hefty tax return so I decided to rebuild...
  9. Where can I find cheap engine rebuild kits?

    5.9L V8 Specific Topics
    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport Standard Cab 360 5.9L V8. I'm looking to rebuild my engine. I need help finding a cheap stock rebuild kit without a full gasket set b/c I already purchased one. Thanks
  10. RAMping up with a few Rams...

    Newbie Checkin!
    Hello all, I joined a while back and then got busy. But here is my post with my Rams: I have three of these creatures: 1994 Dodge Ram 1500 318/4-speed short bed regular cab 4x4 This one is for sale and is quite rusty but runs excellent 1994 Dodge Ram 1500 318/A-T long bed regular cab This one...
  11. 318 magnum into 1987 Dodge Ram

    5.2L V8 Specific Topics
    Basically, I needed to know if the magnum engines (318, 360) will swap into a 1987 Dodge Ram W150 that has a 318? And if so, what should I expect in the way of new parts and other things to make it work? Thanks in advance for replies.
  12. Cam specs

    Newbie Checkin!
    hey there, i have a 2001 318 and im putting twin turbos on it with a stock bottom end, manifold and everyting is ready i want to know for the cam should i put in, a 360 sport cam in or what? whats the specs of a 1997 dodge 1500 v8 360 sport? :4-dontknow:
  13. What all goes into an engine swap?

    5.2L V8 Specific Topics
    So I was thinking earlier. (that's always a bad thing) My engine still isn't fixed, let alone knowing what the actual problem is, would it be Cheaper to stick a new engine in? Plus this way I could get a 360 instead of my 318. So, what all goes into an engine swap? Will a 360 plug into where...
  14. 87 360 timing adjustment

    5.9L V8 Specific Topics
    I'm trying to get my dad's d350 chasis truck w/flatbed running good. I have rebuilt the trash carb it has (carter AFB performance series), made sure all the vac lines are hooked up and in good condition, new fuel filter, and it even has an electric fuel pump to help out. I wanted to check the...
  15. 360 stroker build shop???

    Performance Mods - Engine - 5.9 Liter V8
    alright guys, so i just bought a donor ram thats in great cond minus ALL the body pieces... but it has a 360 (5.9l) & id like to build it up & stroke it out myself, but i really dont have the time. ive seen places online that u can send em ur engine & theyll stroke it out for you... but im not...
  16. 97 2500 5.9 distributor won't drop in PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!

    5.9L V8 Specific Topics
    I have a 97 2500 with a 5.9 360 I was driving and all of a sudden it just died so I was gonna check the distributor cap but the bolts broke off in the distributor so I pulled the distributor and got a new one since it wasn't expensive and the old distributor was stuck so I bumped it out with a...
  17. 360 to 318 engine swap

    5.9L V8 Specific Topics
    I have recently swapped out a blown 360 in my 95 dodge ram 2500 for a 318 in good working order. The 318 is out of a 97 1500. It ran well at first, but now it is having idle problems. I am running the 318 off the old ECU from the 360. Is that causing the problem? I am getting a loud...
  18. 360 to 318 engine swap...

    Newbie Checkin!
    I am new to ramforumz. I am so glad I found this place. It is a wealth of knowledge right at my fingertips. The people that put this together are life savers. Thank you! With that being said, I do have a problem... I have recently swapped out a blown 360 in my 95 dodge ram 2500 for a 318...
  19. 1998 Ram 5.9 rough idle

    5.9L V8 Specific Topics
    Hey everybody! I got a 1998 Ram Sport with a 360 about three weeks ago. Ive noticed that after the truck sits for about an hour, it will idle really rough when I start it and it will feel really down on power and it will also backfire if I give it any gas. The problem goes away after like 15...
  20. Header Help

    Recently installed a pair of pace setter shorty headers from SummitRacing, and painted them with some high temp exhaust paint (pepboys). After running the truck for a few days all the paint has burned off and the metal is discolored. What gives, is my truck running to rich?