Go Back   DodgeForum.com > Dodge Trucks > Dodge Ram > 1st Gen Ram Tech
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1st Gen Ram Tech '93 & older Rams: This section is for TECHNICAL discussions only, that involve 1993 Rams and older. For any non-tech discussions, please direct your attention to the "General discussion/NON-tech" sub sections.

Cracked Intake Manifold

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-15-2012, 05:31 PM
Dodge360mag Dodge360mag is offline
Rookie
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 58
Default Cracked Intake Manifold

I have a two barrel intake on my 318 dodge and Ive been looking for a 4 barrel intake for it. I found a guy who has a stock 4 barrel intake for a 318 and he said hed give it to me for free but it has a crack in it and idk where it is but he does. Is there a way or place to take it and get it fixed at. If it cant; be fixed i wont worry about it but if i can fix it id like to put it on and get a 4 barrel carb.
This ad is not displayed to registered and logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Dodge Forums!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-15-2012, 06:43 PM
sls001's Avatar
sls001 sls001 is offline
Captain
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Vehicle: 1988 W150
Posts: 543
Default

Honestly stock 318's run better with the stock 2bbl carb. Besides most people end up putting to much carb on them.

The cast iron intake will have to be welded by a competent welder if you go that route.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-16-2012, 07:55 AM
SEAL SEAL is offline
Champion
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Vehicle: 1989 W150 318 TBI 727
Location: Bent Mountain Va
Posts: 2,640
Default

Most intakes crack around the bolt holes and that means the sealing surface is effected. Welding and resurfacing are usually needed and that more than likely puts the price for the fix higher than an after market manifold unless you know someone that can help you for free. Cast iron must be heated before it can be welded properly and then a controlled cool down to prevent warping and re-cracking.
__________________
ISLAMIC TERRORISTS ARE LIKE KING SALMON: LIFE IS GOOD UNTIL THE SEALS SHOW UP
"Life is tough. It's even tougher when your stupid." John Wayne
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-17-2012, 10:47 PM
Scooter78 Scooter78 is offline
Captain
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Vehicle: 1978 W350
Location: In Transition
Posts: 578
Default

I would start scouring craigslist and ebay type sites for an aluminum edelbrock or even a stock replacement manifold. People cant hardly give away the original cast iron intakes. Should be able to get one for cheap. Most likely the shipping will cost more than the intake.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-17-2012, 11:09 PM
crazzywolfie's Avatar
crazzywolfie crazzywolfie is offline
Grand Champion
1993 Dodge Ram Charger
My Garage
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Vehicle: 91 & 81 d150 carburated 318's 93 R.C. F.I.318
Location: orangeville ontario
Posts: 6,777
Default

aftermarket intakes are not super expensive. i have seen a couple on ebay that look fairly good. plus it would be good for whether i keep the old LA engine or upgrade to a magnum engine like what is in my 93.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/SB-Mopar-340-...#ht_712wt_1037
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-19-2012, 08:27 AM
Scooter78 Scooter78 is offline
Captain
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Vehicle: 1978 W350
Location: In Transition
Posts: 578
Default

Thats what I would do. Go aluminum and get one that will run LA or Mag. NOT that chinese pile of crap that keeps popping up on ebay. Claims to be good for magnum engines. If you google the reviews of it, its terrible. Poor sealing surfaces, poor castings, ect... Cant remember the name brand of it, and I cant find one on ebay right now, but beware. I am running a 5.2 Magnum in my '78 out of a 2000. I ordered my intake from an ebayer, but it was a new in box edelbrock. Ill use it again when its time for the 5.9 swap. That is assuming I dont get my hands on a cummins before that.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-19-2012, 08:30 AM
Scooter78 Scooter78 is offline
Captain
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Vehicle: 1978 W350
Location: In Transition
Posts: 578
Default

I just tried looking in my ebay account to see where I bought my intake, but it has been too long. My history doesnt go back that far. Sorry.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-19-2012, 12:02 PM
SixGun's Avatar
SixGun SixGun is offline
Veteran
1991 Dodge Ram 150
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Vehicle: 1991 Dodge D150
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 436
Default

This gets addressed pretty often so this link may apply. One thing is stressed and that is that stock parts are good enough in most cases unless you spend a lot of money for a complete "built" engine. Personal experience with a 318 2V on a 71 Charger was that an open element air cleaner and dual exhaust with low restriction mufflers does wonders.

http://www.infobarrel.com/Dodge_318_...ower_Made_Easy
__________________
*91 RAMM'D 150 - 318 TBI /A999 / 2wd PowerTrax Locker/ Lifted 2" susp + 3" body
*76 RAMM'D CHARGER 4x4 - 383/ A727/ NP203
*85 RAMCHARGER - 318 4bbl / A999/ 2wd
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 12:02 PM
 
 
 
Reply




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join DodgeForum
Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:41 PM.

Internet Brands, Inc.


Contact Details & Emails