Published on March 28th, 2015 | by BajaBusta0
1979 Dodge 318 Engine Story
The LA 318 was a 318 cu in (5.2 L) relative of the ‘A 318’. Like the A 318, it has a larger cylinder bore at 3.91 in as well as a stroke of 3.31 in. It appeared shortly after the 273, in 1967, and proved tremendously successful. A crop duster version of this engine was available until 1991 when it was superseded by the Magnum version. It used hydraulic lifters and a two barrel carburetor for most of its production, though four-barrel Carter Thermo-Quad and Rochester Quadrajet carburetors were used in police applications starting in 1978.
In 1979 Chrysler hired Car and Driver editor Don Sherman, to tout the new engineering advancements of the 1979 318 vs the 1978 360. One improvement was weight loss lending to better acceleration showing the 1979 318 was superior to the 1978 360, in both Magnum, and St Regis! So take a look as, the 1979 318 faces, off against the 1978 360 in some exciting performance trials.