This page will deal with swapping a Mopar V-8 into a 1986 Ram 50 Pickup.
This swap will deal with the A-engine (273/318/340/360).
This page will try to deal with all of the pieces and modifications needed to perform this swap.
This truck costed $250. It was in very good shape and was the perfect truck for the V-8 swap.
This is what was used to do all of the cutting. It is not needed as torches will work fine. It does cut quick though.
After removing the engine..the original mounts to the frame were cut off.
For this swap a 360 was used as a mule engine to fab mounts. The engine you choose to use can be used as your mule engine.
The mounts reused the 4cyl mounts flipped and welded to the frame. A plate is welded to the mount. The 4cyl isolator is reused. This is bolted to a stock truck mount.
The crossmember below the radiator needs to be modified to clear the engine pullies. Also shown is the lower support for the radiator.
It is very close to the starter but does clear. A small high torque starter might allow some more space here.
A 110volt Flux core welders was used to weld in the mild steel crosmembers and mounts.
The headers were constructed out of a set of A-body headers. A set of Sanderson block huggers should do the job. Also truck center dump manifolds can be used.
This is the new 360 installed. The only mods to this engine is a MP 509 cam and M-1 intake. 13.55 @ 104 so far.
The interior is quite simple. Since this was automatic truck, the shifter and rods were simply bolted on with no modifications. Switches control the swapping in electronic ignition.
This is the truck now. The only modification is the 1970 340 hood scoops to help get some air in for racing.