Click here to search for Mopar cars and parts for sale.


Moparchat - Home of MOPAR enthusiasts worldwide!  

Go Back   Moparchat - Home of MOPAR enthusiasts worldwide! > Technical Forums > Performance Talk
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Welcome to the Moparchat - Home of MOPAR enthusiasts worldwide! forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-05-2006, 06:16 PM
Rob-D Rob-D is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Toppenish, Washington
Posts: 24
Default 360/408 stroker motor for towing?

I need to redo the engine in my Dodge conversion van and I have been looking into going with a stroker crank in the 360.

This is primarily a tow rig and I am looking for a bit more get up and go up the hill here in the Pacific North West.

Any comments or suggestions?

Right now the plan is to bore and stroke it to 408, proper torque cam, Performer intake and exhaust that will flow better.

The boat and trailer that I tow total out to about 4500 lbs.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-05-2006, 06:25 PM
party340 party340 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: La
Posts: 99
Default

Cant go wrong with a long stroke for a tow rig.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-05-2006, 10:59 PM
TK TK is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: not here anymore
Posts: 8,876
Default

I was thinking hte same thing, and chose to go with the 390 (4" 318) for cooling/reliability reasons.
Just all my opinion though.
What gears?
What year heads?
What is your desired RPM range?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-05-2006, 11:51 PM
benno318 benno318 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: gold coast AUSTRALIA
Posts: 221
Default

dodgetruckboy, do you think you will have more meat in the wall of a 090" over 318 than a 030" or 040" 360? not having a go at you, just wondering if you know something i dont...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-06-2006, 12:09 AM
TK TK is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: not here anymore
Posts: 8,876
Default

Why would you need to bore a 318 .090?
318's have more cylinder wall cooling.
I believe it will be stronger, the cylinders are pretty close on a 360.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-06-2006, 08:51 AM
BJSracing BJSracing is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ft. Worth, Texas
Age: 35
Posts: 278
Default

If you can find a 73 -75 360 that would be the best block to use. It is the transition from the 340 and has thicker walls in it. I had one years ago when I was going to do the same thing and my dumb ass let it go. The only real problem that the 360's had was oil pres. There are things you can do to improve the oiling system in them but that is another story.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-06-2006, 03:27 PM
cageman's Avatar
cageman cageman is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Bismarck ND
Age: 36
Posts: 5,515
Default

71 -74, but that debate will go on and on.
a 390 is a 318 block, 30 over right, no big deal
boring it 90 would make it a 4 inch bore, and I have heard of it being done, just havent done it my self. Pistons are cheaper, but you might have to go thru three blocks to find a good one.

Go for it, get some closed chamber heads, make it 9 to 1 and your good to go.
__________________
If my old Dodge pickups were woman, I'd be a pimp.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-06-2006, 06:28 PM
Rob-D Rob-D is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Toppenish, Washington
Posts: 24
Default

Thanks, I don't think finding an older block will be much of a problem as my bud is a Square body Dodge truck nut.
Mine is probably cooked anyhow as it had been severely overheated before I got it. (Price was Right). It has the tow package but I'm not sure of the rear gears. One more thing to add to the list.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Want to contribute to Moparchat?  Click below!




120x60_green

rollback0306_120X90.gif




New 2006



468 x 60 with phones
2GB Totally Free Online Backup!  Compliments of Mozy!


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

www.pchelp.com

Forums Directory