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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


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1967 A108 Sportsman

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Post by tread Sat Jul 30, 2022 4:39 pm

Doing a `67 A108 into a camper.  No solid long term goals, just need to make it run and drive.  318 'runs' but needs some love.  This is my second dodge, first a '54 pilothouse job rated with 218, owned since '74.  Otherwise been fooling around with vw busses for 20 some years.  

Van has been sitting for quite some time.  Tuned it up and static timed it and it ran, but definitely needs a carb.  Has the carter thermoquad, which as I understand is way too much carb.

Staying with a 4 barrel, what would fit this manifold and be more appropriate (maybe 600 cfm)?.  Or is there a better manifold/carburetor setup?  Van is 3 speed auto.  

Thanks!

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Post by dix Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:38 am

a 600cfm is too much carb for a driver. I don't know what manifold you are running
but id run a 500-cfm carb. dodge never made a 318 with a 4 barrel


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Post by tread Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:05 am

Ran into that at the parts store.  The engine is obviously a transplant, I bought the van from a friend of mine with a `73 sportsman, he said there was something different about this engine

Dude I talk to up at the parts store knows his mopars so has been giving me advice.  He recommended the 600 cfm vs the 850 cfm thermoquad.  

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Trying to clean up the block to get the casting numbers, see exactly what's in there.  I was told it's a 318 and the parts house has been running a '68 charger as a cross reference for parts.
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Post by tread Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:37 am

The carb, carter thermoquad.
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Had some super ghetto linkage with hose clamps and such.
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Post by tread Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:21 am

Block number after some purple power and pressure wash.

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Post by dix Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:51 pm

the block #s should be down by the freeze plugs


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Post by tread Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:02 am

1967 A108 Sportsman Img_6813

1967 A108 Sportsman Img_6814

Passenger side shows D N (or W?) then date 7.24.67

So a 1967 318(?).  Any idea what this manifold may be from?  I am debating pulling the lump to clean it up real good but would much rather put a carb and possibly a different manifold on there and let it run.  Parts man suggested pull a part for an intake/carb, but I'm  not likely to find anything that old at our pull a part.  I am not averse to buying something used or aftermarket,  just don't know what I need.

Suggestions?

Thanks!
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Post by tread Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:55 am

Summit racing has a number of carter 4 bbl 318 remans, most are listed for '80s sedans.  Buddy at the parts place said find one for a vehicle of similar size/weight. A 108 is a massive heavy machine. Talked to them this afternoon, they are going to contact their carb remanufacturer and see what they can do.
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Post by dix Sun Aug 07, 2022 5:27 pm

the 108 is only 18" longer. maybe 200lb.more. a little more sheet metal and a longer drive shaft.i


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