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Offline Swamp Dawg

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318 Modifications
« on: January 02, 2007, 10:06:16 pm »
For those of you with the standard 318 Industrials in your bombardiers what kind of performance can you squeeze out of them.  Has anybody played with cams or switched to 4 barrel carb?  Any idea what the Hp and Tq ratings this motor has.

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Re: 318 Modifications
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2007, 12:53:39 pm »
Yes,
Bought a new Weiand 4bbl mani, ( don't fit, front of thermo housing hits back of water pump.)
mine a 313 industrial dodge poly head engine 1962. )
So Itraded a guy in the USA for a stock 4bbl cast intake and bolted a 650 cfm Edelbrock off road
carb on. had to make new throttle linkage hook ups, water hookups, etc..
Nite and day performance. 35% more fun. not much more gas either !!!!

skenman
1962 wide gauge.


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Re: 318 Modifications
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2007, 01:06:24 pm »
I have a spec sheet for 1962
15 passenger wide, 313 v8 = 145hp.
4400lbs, width 78" 4:10 ratio
I have the 4bbl = 30 hps
and headers = 10 hp
electronic ignition..
====  be pushing 185 - 200 hp.
now that is 1962 specs.  don't know what the dyno would say ?

12 passenger narrow 251 6 cyl = 115hp
4200lbs, width 59"  4:10 ratio.

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Re: 318 Modifications
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2007, 05:35:34 pm »
Thanks for that info, sounds like a real track buster!  You left the stock cam in there?

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Re: 318 Modifications
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2007, 07:52:38 pm »
Same original cam, i am running an electric fuel pump, and
an aluminum gas tank 104 liter, that i have mounted outside, between the
radiator and snow cover door,, NO MORE VAPOUR LOCKING, or rusty filters.

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Re: 318 Modifications
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2007, 08:53:20 am »
Thats a good idea, I heard that vapour locking is a big problem on these machines.  Do you have any pictures of your bombardier?  I think we would all like to see it.

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Re: 318 Modifications
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2007, 10:59:48 am »
yo Swamp Dog.
I'd like to post some pics, and also see other guys and gals machines.
I cannot figure out how,,on this knowledge box, don't want to screw anything up here.

Skenman
62 wide

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Re: 318 Modifications
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2007, 05:56:04 pm »
correction Swamp Dawg,, sorry

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Re: 318 Modifications
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2007, 08:09:42 pm »
I set up a post for you with pictures.

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Re: 318/313 Modifications
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2009, 11:20:03 am »
IND313
Does any one out there have the factory specs for the camshaft on a stock 313. Looking for Lift and duration.
Regards
Bob Sanders
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

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Re: 318 Modifications
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2009, 08:53:19 pm »
I have a bookmarked site for the Poly 318,, we have 313 in Canada apparently.

autos.groups.yahoo.com/groups/318poly/

If that doesnt work , send me ur email and Ill send a link.

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Re: 318 Modifications
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2009, 01:06:40 pm »
Thanks there Skenman
I finally got the numbers from a rebuilder.
Took a lot of E Mails to finally find the information. Thank heavens for the internet.

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Re: 318 Modifications
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2009, 07:52:31 pm »
We searched high an low for a new cam amd finally sent the original out for regrind. If any one wants the numbers I can supply them.
If I wasn't such a fan of poly engines, I would have never gone this way.
Oh well it sure been interesting

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Re: 318 Modifications
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2010, 04:36:03 pm »
We are having trouble with overheating with or c12 with 318 chrysler with auto transmission.  We thought a cowling around fan would help.  Does anyone have experience they can share with us.  We are in Southern Ontario near kitchener.  It was 2 degrees with heavy but not deep snow.   The cab was very warm.  Is there any way to control the heat or is it strictly a funtion of the motor heta level?

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Re: 318 Modifications
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2010, 05:08:17 pm »
a cowling helps,and a six blade fan...and be sure to put a new thermosat...they can get nice and toasty inside when there working a bit,hard to control the heat..open a window or the hatch..
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