This weekend plans were made to break-in the 360ci engine. The pistons and rings had already been run before in this engine, so it was mainly the camshaft, lifters and new valvetrain parts that needed [more … ]
Click here to show all the updates and more indept tech-info about this engine This will be a street-only 360ci engine build for low rpm torque / high efficiency. The engine will replace the 318ci [more … ]
Made some progress on the engine stand I’m building to break-in the 360ci engine. A removable battery-tray has been added and a simple ‘click-on’ cooling fan. Currently there’s only some wiring left to do, along [more … ]
The 360 engine I’m building for the Dodge Dart, along with the engine-teststand to break-in the engine, are coming along nicely.
Just a short little fun videoteaser I slapped together about my ’73 Dodge Dart and its upcoming 360ci engine-swap.
For testing the crank sensor on my 360ci engine build, I mounted the pulley-assembly on the lathe and spin-tested it, while checking its signal through the MegaSquirt ECU and a laptop; Here’s a little videoclip [more … ]
The 16 new valves have been backcut to remove their ‘ski-jump’-ridge, which hinders flow, and all were polished to a shine. Now the heads were mostly done, I could focus my attention on prepping the [more … ]
Last year I bought a smallblock Mopar 360ci engineblock and started working on rebuilding it for my daily ’73 Dart, in favor of the current 318. The plan is to build an efficient running engine [more … ]
What has the world come to…?! A smallblock on BigBlockMopar.com?! Am I getting soft in the head? Well, as I recently had decided the 5.7L Hemi engine-project was too big of a project to technically [more … ]
For ‘some reason’… a 6.1L Hemi has found its way into my stash. Come on, who else could pass up on an engine that delivers 425 horsepower in stock form…? 😉 Some assembly required ofcourse.
The 5.7 Hemi’s original steel (truck) oilpan had to be modified in order to fit between the Dart’s K-member and steering-centerlink. I decided to cut up a bigblock Mopar oilpan and use the pan-rail of [more … ]
The heads of the 5.7 Hemi were milled about 0.020″ for some added compression ratio. An important thing is the actual finish of the milled heads. Multilayer Headgaskets require a smoother finish than regular composite [more … ]