What are the pros and cons of owning a Ramcharger. Did you fix the cons or leave them
LolPro- I bought a running/driving 76 RC in 2004 for $500. Had big tires, LDS, good running 318, headers. mechanically sound.
Con- Needed paint, tailgate didn't match, after 6 months I stupidly traded it for a 78 D100 SWB that had a knocking slant six.
The 383 was never available in a Ramcharger, it died in 1972 and since no big blocks were available in '72, no 383. As for the 400 and 440, they were powerful compared to the small blocks of the time, but pathetic compared to the late '60s and early '70s big blocks. With nothing but de-tuned and emissions choked engines, they were not very impressive by even small block standards. They had torque, but no real ass to them and usually fell flat on their face in higher RPMs and speeds. Same with the '80s era small blocks. Very anemic compared to the competition. The Magnum engines were about the only engines that were remotely interesting as far as power for their size.Just curious, what two years are you referring to? The 383, 400, 440 were available till '78. That's 5 years of production. Plus even the old LA 360 was no dog to me. My 440 in my old Ramcharger was a beast, especially in 4LO.
My 360's were all capable of chewing on pherds and shove it's.Just curious, what two years are you referring to? The 383, 400, 440 were available till '78. That's 5 years of production. Plus even the old LA 360 was no dog to me. My 440 in my old Ramcharger was a beast, especially in 4LO.
To expand on what Elwin said above and because I feel an FAQ coming on: any motor as shipped by Chrysler 75-80 is gonna be gutless regardless of displacement. How much and in what RPM range does depend on 318/360/400/440. RH tangent: while re-reading up on turbines lately I saw an article that claimed that project was paused and all the engineers reassigned to solve gas emissions.My 360's were all capable of chewing on pherds and shove it's.