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This was way more work than I expected!
When I pulled the air pump I had to weld up the holes left in the exaust manifolds. When I pulled the A/C I had to relocate the alternater(with help from JC Whitney). The fins on the aluminum valve covers had to be ground down to fit under the power brake booster. I also welded a 1.5 inch riser onto the throttle bracket.
NOW for the good stuff!!!!!!
I had to put the Truck Avenger on a 1 inch 4 hole spacer to clear some junk hanging up on the MoPar Performance manifold.
It started up after a little cranking(it was dry), and ran smooth. I didn't have to do any thing to the carb yet , but the timing is another story!
The 318 likes at least 8 degrees of advance at an idle and less than 50 degrees at speed. So I had to adjust the MP ignition for more vacume advance and less mechanical advance to stop any pre-ignition.
All together and running the Truck Avenger with the MoPar Performance manifold runs really good. I can jab the throttle to the floor and it will go with a lot more low end than ever before. I can also jab that throttle (to the floor), and let off , and it won't die!
I hope it sounds like I like what I did. It did wake up that 318!!
By the way - I took it out to the MotorCycle clubgrounds last week to try some hills. The bad news is that we are hosting a Hill Climb Sunday(6/1/03) and I couldn't play!!!!

 

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Got off work early (10:00pm) and installed a 50cc accelerator pump on the Truck Avenger. It just keeps getting better!!! Off idle acceleration is is right there, and it only took me untill midnight to get to get everything running and leakproof.
By the way I think I gained about 20 miles per gallon with this setup!!!
Did I here someone ask if my neighbors complane when I work on my truck in the middle of the night? They must have gotten tired of hearing me say ' I'll never do that again' !!!!!!!!
 
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