How much HP can I get out of a 318?

A street-worthy 318 can easily make 400 horsepower, about what a lot of street 360s put out.

How much horsepower does a 318 Dodge motor have?

230 hp
The 318 (5.2 Liter V-8) The power ratings of the new LA-series 318 were exactly the same as those for the old polyspherical-head design, 230 hp and 340 lb-ft.

Is 318 a good engine?

The Good And The BadIn terms of durability, the Mopar 318 is robust. The bottom end of most 318 engines used a cast-iron crankshaft, and though these are not as desirable as a forged crank, the cast-iron piece has proven to be very reliable.

How much horsepower does a 1973 318 have?

Engine manufacturer: Chrysler LA-series V-8 318
Horsepower net: 112 kW / 152 PS / 150 hp (SAE net)
/ 3600
Torque net: 359 Nm / 265 ft-lb
/ 2000

Will 340 heads fit a 318?

The problem with all the 340/360 heads on a 318 is the chamber measures about 70 cc, which will drop the compression to an unworkable low ratio on a 318. You can forget about decent performance with these heads and the stock pistons, so again, a set of moderately priced aftermarket pistons is the answer.

How much horsepower does a 5.2 Magnum have?

Magnum 5.2 L V8 At the time of its introduction, the 5.2 L Magnum created 230 hp (172 kW) at 4,100 rpm and 295 lb⋅ft (400 N⋅m) at 3,000 rpm. Production of this engine lasted until 2002, when it was completely replaced by the newer 4.7 L PowerTech SOHC V8 engine.

Is the Dodge 5.2 a good motor?

5.2 Magnum Reliability The 5.2 Magnum used in Dodge trucks and Jeeps is a pretty solid engine. It doesn’t suffer cylinder head cracks to the same extent that the 5.9 Magnum does. Additionally, the internals and major engine components seem to be fairly strong and adequate for good longevity at stock power levels.

What is a poly 318?

The 318 is the most common version of the A engine, produced from 1957 through 1967 when it was replaced in all markets by the LA 318. Only Plymouth used this 318 in 1957 and 1958, but it was shared with the other Chrysler divisions from 1959 on.

What cars had the 318 engine?

The Plymouth Valiant, Barracuda, and Duster, as well as the Dodge Dart, offered a 318 in their lineup and the true abilities of the engine started to shine. The lightweight V8 offered a performance V8 sound and feel that matched the lightweight body and frame of the compact A-body cars, making it a perfect fit.

Are Dodge 5.2 a good MOtor?

How can you tell the difference between a 318 and a 360 magnum?

There is a casting number on the side of the block behind the starter that will look something like this XXXXXXXX-318-XX. The displacement is the 3 numbers between the 2 dashes, i.e. 273, 318, 340, 360. Chances are you have a 318 since they were far from gutless, even in the ’70s. Hope this helps.

How many miles will a 5.2 Magnum last?

The 5.2 Magnum can last to 300,000 miles and onwards, but expect to end up replacing a number of parts before you hit this mileage. You will certainly need a transmission rebuild.