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I made this post in the racing forum I know, but I figured I should post it here also because it is for the 5.2L and I also would like to make it a little more visible to the community.

Howdy all, what are your times with your 5.2L Magnum on the 1/4 and 1/8th?

I haven't had a change to put walter (my 95 5.2l ram van) on the strip, yet. But based on the results from a stock 94 ram van on found on the web, I shoud be doing 1/4 Mile in 17.1 and 1/8th in 10.6 Of course my ram van isn't fully stock and I was able to speed up my acceleration time of 0-60 in 10.36 seconds down to about 0-60 in 8.6 Seconds.

So I should have
1/4 16~
1/8 10~
 

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Drop a 360 in that bad boy (and by 360 I mean 408 stroker).
Easier said then done, I use to have the 360 and I hate it. The only benefit of the 360 over the 318 is the potential because you can easily make a 408 from the 360 but you can't make a 408 from a 318, the problem with the 318 is you can only overbore it .04" as specified by the manufacuter, I wouldn't even overbore it .04" because I like to have a little extra for cylinder wall wear. And it's not easy to put a new engine in, I have to practically remove the entire front end or I have to remove the engine from the inside of the truck van.


I actually wanted to port out the exhaust, increase my exhaust duration, put a M1 intake in, remove the stock air cleaner assembly and install the M/P Assembly. I also want to remove the stock exhaust manifolds and put some holley headers on, also wanted to install a holley performance throttle body on them thar engine :D Along with much more, but I don't want to get to rapped up in it. The restriction as far as fuel is the dam ECM, I love carb'd but when you want to balance MPG and Power you just can't do it fuel carb.
 

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Here is a kool article i read about increasing HP in the 318 ..good reading :)
http://www.popularhotrodding.com/enginemasters/articles/mopar/0667em_mopar_318_engine/viewall.html
Thanks, I am going to read it tonight over a beer and some tv.
High end HP will be helpful for my 1/4 mile times, torque for my 1/8 th times, it would be nice to have a load of low end torque and a load of highend end power but it's like trying to kill two birds with one stone at one time, difficult.

I am actually very interested in torque more then HP, I love torque. I want a cummins turbo diesel but I won't be able to buy one for a long long time :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV0XJePUitI&feature=related
 

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Personally i love the small bore of the 318. Im gonna do the best of both worlds of the small block magnums and drop a 360 forged crank and rods into my block. Making it a 343. Ive yet to find any info on this so ig ill be the first to do it. Also putting in a supercharger cam and talking with whipple to see if they have a good supercharger preferably twin screw for that instant leave and easier moving torque. Torque moves the vehicle horsepower utilizes how efficient it moved the vehicle and we all know that. So why not go with something that goes just a tad bit higher in rpms and still gives great low end. Its only going straight on the quarter mile. So i figured my bottom end and top end work would go well with a twin screw supercharger instead of a turbo or centrifugal cause nothing im using will really require the extremely high rpms to get moving.
 
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