What V8 will fit in Dodge D50 RAM?

Asked by Mar 05, 2011 at 11:30 PM about the 1987 Dodge Ram 50 Pickup

Question type: Car Customization

I would like to install a V8 in my Dodge D50 RAM made by Mitsibitsi(excuse bad spelling). What engine has been used in the past?Thanks, donnie_ransom@yahoo.com

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there is a guy who has a 318 in one look at youtube for V8 ram 50

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Dodge, 318 motor, using an oil pan and oil pickup from a full size truck, exhaust manifolds from the 318 and standard "y" exhaust pipe. Automatic trans. I think you can use part if not all of the existing motor mounts. Seen it, drove it but I did not do the work.

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I have a 360 727 in mine goes in just as easy as the 318

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360 and 318 are the same block just different bore and stroke if i remember right if your looking for more power you could make the 360 into a 408 stroker if you really wanted to go wild but the 360 should fit

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I have a 1988 power ram 4x4 2.6 that i want to swap to v8 what will bolt to my transmission so i can keep the 4x4 working ?

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I have a 1982 dodge ram 4x4 2.6l will a 318 bolt right up to the transmission thanks?

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I have a 79 D50 Sport with a 440

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jtm76 i have 1990 d 50 with318 now want to upgrade to 440 have questions if youd be willing to answer

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got your email and didnt get to read it, it got deleted by my wife so if you would contact me again i would greatly appreciate it still have a few questions for you


I have a 1983 dodge d 50 4x4 with 2.0 4 speed project want to up grade the motor any I deals

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I have the 79 2wheel drive with the 440. I also have an 84 4x4 with the 2.0. I wanted to put my 2.6 from my 79 in it but after 2 months of searching for a 4x4 oil pan for the 2.6 I gave up and built another 2.0 The front differential makes it very hard to engine swap. If you converted to solid front axle it would make engine swapping possible.


Will a 5 speed manual from a 87 ram 50 fit on a 318

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