Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-28-2000, 01:07 AM
Rooster Rooster is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Posts: 460

I am attempting to locate both the left and right side exhaust manifolds for a 1984 318 engine with out airports. Can anyone give me somewhere to locate them?

Thanks for your help!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-28-2000, 03:55 PM
ChrisYanik ChrisYanik is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: OHIO
Posts: 50
Ever heard of a Junk yard???

Try calling around to local auto parts yards and see what you can find. Most GOOD junk yard dealers have their inventory on computer and can have the parts you need within 24 hours.

Dodge trucks may be hard to find parts for...I know that here in Toledo Ohio there sure aren't many available at local auto parts yards.

Try looking in magazine for parts suppliers also. TRUCKIN magazine has all sorts of advertisements for older truck parts.
__________________
Lynyrd Skynyrd & ZZ TOP are the best bands in the history of Classic Rock.

SWEET HOME ALABAMA!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-30-2000, 01:30 AM
Rooster Rooster is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Posts: 460
I have tried Junk Yards, both large and small.
My request has been put on a "locator" Service. I am just trying all aspects.

I would think that parts for a 318 engine would not be that hard to find, being so many have been produced.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-30-2000, 05:33 PM
chip hayden chip hayden is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 29
My experience with these manifolds is that seem to fail thru overheating or thermal cycling more frequently than others. Late 70's small block fords had similar problems.The cost of weld repair and/or resurfacing is hardly worth it. You might just consider a good set of headers and solve the problem? regards, chip.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-24-2000, 02:08 PM
ChrisYanik ChrisYanik is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: OHIO
Posts: 50
I agree with Chip...try and find a set of headers for the engine.

Here in Toledo Ohio there's about 20 or so junk yards. I to have had some problems finding parts for a similar truck with a 318 but have never been stranded. You can always substitue a similar part.

Your local library will have yellow page phone directories of most major cities in the U.S. Try calling up some junk yards in other towns and see if you can have the part mailed to you.

Lastly...your right, there were many 318 engines produced between 1980 and 1985. Although Dodge Rams didn't catch on in the early to mid 80's like the Ford's and Chevy's did, you still shouldn't ever be stranded finding parts for that engine.
__________________
Lynyrd Skynyrd & ZZ TOP are the best bands in the history of Classic Rock.

SWEET HOME ALABAMA!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:27 AM.

Page generated in 0.07002 seconds with 7 queries