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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2002, 05:04 PM
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Hi everyone. I was originally planning on swapping my 258 for a small block chevy, but my friend and a 360, 3-speed, and dana 20 out of a jeep truck that he had and told me he would sell it to me for $100. I thought the motor was worth that alone, even though I plan on doing a complete rebuild. Any one know where I can get aftermarket parts. I wanted to bored it out so it is a 401, port and polish the heads, have it decked, I was thinking an edlebrock cam, intake, and carb. I don't know anywhere I can really find after market valves, and rockers though. Now, heres the question. Is a 360 worth putting this kind of money into, considering I know people that can do the machine work and get the parts fairly cheap?? If it is, does anyone have a good set-up that they would be willing to share with me. Any advice would be awesome. Thanks a bunch Joe.
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Re: 360 performance

you cant bore it to be a 401.

You can rebuild it with good stock parts, fix a few weaknesses, oiling isuues, and rod boltsmostly, littel stuff like that.

and then fuel inject it.

its not cheap to build a 360, and it might be easier to goto an injected Ford or Chevy V8, for about the same money but ising a non rebuilt engine.

it depepdns on what you want it to do, and what you want to spend.

I like to keep them all Jeep, all AMC, BUT fuel injection is hard to beat, and its costly to ad it to an AMC engine.

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Re: 360 performance

Is the three speed an automatic?
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Re: 360 performance

Make sure you take a look at the 360 Swap bit at shortwheelbase.com

<a target="_blank" href=http://www.swbbbs.freeservers.com/360swap.htm>http://www.swbbbs.freeservers.com/360swap.htm</a>

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Re: 360 performance

Swaping to a forged-steel 401 crankshaft will stroke the motor to 385. A .04 overbore will increase the displacement to 390.
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Re: 360 performance

I've got the bills for rebuilding a 360. I'm swapping one in place of a 258. I got the flywheel and motor mounts at no cost. My 360 engine came with a perfect timing cover. I've got reciepts for over $2,000. Now, I've kept the receipts for everything except the gas. That means fuel lines, new belts &amp; hoses, fresh anti-freeze, block paint, pilot bushings, Accell plug wires, replacement wiring.... I did add a aluminium intake and 4 barrel carb.
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Re: 360 performance

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I looked into doing the crank thing in my 360 but the rod sizes are different and you will end up having to use the 401 rods and then going with custom pistons. I just became too expensive.
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Re: 360 performance

Here is a forum for AMC engine builders that are going for speed: http://pub8.ezboard.com/famcforummodifications
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