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I bought a nice 1983 w 150 Dodge shortbed pickup,It has a slant 6 engine that's blown up.My question is about swappingt to a 318 and could someone tell me if id need to do anything more than just swap the motor mounts?Also has an automatic transmission,need to know if the original transmission would be enough for a 318?or would i be better looking for a later model automatic with the overdrive?Thanks in advance for you response.
 

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Slant sixes found in d/w series trucks use their own special transmission. Meaning you need to find one installed behind a small block v8. More specifically, the torque converter cannot be from a 360 as well. Unless you knock the weights off. Can be LA or magnum. Since you have a 4x4 W series, you will specifically be looking for a 46RH or tf727 4x4 version.


Might as well drop a 360 in since you are swapping.
 

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yup you need motor and tranny / l got a 86 RC that runs and moves for $300
 
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