Need a 318 or Shop Referral in GA

Ron Brooks

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We are in northern GA. My friend’s son purchased a ’73 Charger a few months ago. Like most car stories, all went well until it didn’t. Long story short, he was driving a few weeks ago when the engine suffered a failure. It belched oil through the exhaust valves which ended up coming out the header flange, I assume due to a poor gasket there. There is metal on the dipstick. Needless to say the boy is very upset.



His car has a 318 and he’d be happy to stay with that. My question for the members is whether you know of anyone who has a 318 for sale or if you know of a shop in GA that you would trust to examine this engine and if it’s salvageable, perform a proper rebuild. He’s not interested in performance mods, he just wanted a good cruiser, which it was, until it wasn’t. The only seller of rebuilt long blocks I found was ATK through JEGS and other retailers. If anyone has a recommendation, please let me know. I’m not sure which forum is best so I will post to the Engine and ’71-’74 Mopars.



Thank you,

Ron Brooks
 

mikeyfrano

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Crate engine won’t be that much if any more than a complete rebuild
 

BMosely

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Ron, I am in Marietta. I have a 318 and 727 sitting in the yard if you want it. It came out of a 68 Coronet. Both would need full teardown but if you need a donor its can fit the bill. PM me if interested.
 

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