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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DomeD U, Jan 29, 2007.
is a ram jet 350 too much engine for a 84 daily driver with a 700r4 and a np208?
Heck, I'm eyeballing the Ramjet 502 and wondering if THAT engine will be ENOUGH !!
Are you kidding?!? I can't imagine my blazer having too much power. If you find it does have too much huevos i'll be happy to come by and swap engines- i've got a mild 406 that's perfect for you!
There is no such thing as too much motor; I'd drive my dad's 870hp Falcon every day if I could. But I can't...
yeah, its a hot 350... but its still a 350 in a fullsize truck. Hard to imagine it being "too much", unless gas mileage is the main concern. Hope the 700R4 is healthy...
I would say that the ram jet 350 is the perfect motor for a daily driver.
I have been dreaming Ramjet for about a year...buy it!
i think you guys are right..... i will get it. any advice on the install?
is there anyone on here who has installed one?
work quickly.... everybody loves to see a ramjet come to life
I have never installed one. A guy at work put one in his heep. From what i hear its only a couple wires, and a fuel pump, then a turn of the key.
I'm getting a RamJet350 for my build.
PaulMoon! has done an install. He was kind enough to scan and mail me the Installation manual. Kudo's to him for that! Thanks a million Paulmoon!.
I'm preparing my vehicle per the instructions now so I can maximize the warranty on it and be ready to just drop it in and hook it up.
Some things to note, that PaulMoon! has mentioned.
An in tank pump is preferable. PaulMoon! said he burned up a couple of $$$ pumps trying to use his stock tank and an external pump. He switched to an intank pump and said it's working well.
I'm going to try a swirl pot setup,with a TBI external pump to fill the swirl pot and a high pressure pump at the bottom of the swirl pot going to the motor. Must have return line and vented tank as well.
The preferable setup is to use a baffled tank with an in-tank pump.
The ramjet motor has the linkage on the right side, so you need an extra long throttle cable.
Electrical is pretty straight forward.
Here's some link to the PDF he sent me. They are out of order in the PDF, put if you print them and put them together right, it makes more sense.
(hold shift and click to save to your desktop)
i love my ramjet 350 i was one of the first people to get 1 and it is a fantastic moter
pro- just put it in and it is a 4 wire install out of the box hp with no hasel (repaint the moter the )
con-- $$ cost too much
but i wander if you could save some money wiith some of the moters avalble today and buy a after market kit
I've been pricing different motors and such.
A quality aftermarket PFI or MPFI is $2k minimum.
So if you can build the motor you want to attain the level of torque and HP you want, for 3k or less, then you come out ahead.
I went round and round with this decision, and came to the conclusion, that a nice GM factory engineered EFI system to a pretty decent 350 with a nice flat torque curve hanging 330-380 range, is the ticket for me.
I asked some people who had the accell DFI kit ($2200), and while it works good,it's alot of work to get it running right. Then I also worried about cold weather, shock, every day driving type stuff. Alot of aftermarket crap just isn't engineered for that. Most seem to target the summer street rodder. Put it in the cold, or beat it up off-road,or expose it to salt & snow, and it falls to pieces.
For a PFI system, I think the RamJet is just about as cheap as you can go without a major sacrifice in some other area. Just MHO, of course.
i'd say its a good idea if you can afford it. it would be cool even if it was worth more than your truck (do not mean to insult you).
Somethings to think about.
Just on the Summit site-Ram Jet putting out 400 ft/lbs torque @ 5500 RPM.
The 454 HO is putting out 500 ft/lbs @ 3250 and its cheaper. Also the compression on the 350 is high=high octane fuel=more $$$
I dont think your ever going to get the benefit of all the torque from the 350 at that high of a RPM unless your drag racing the thing. But then again, its what you want to do with your truck as to what you pick for it.
Gas milage for either is going to be crap.
Your comparing apples to oranges. The RamJet is GM PFI. The HO 454 is carb'ed (and if IIRC, it doesn't come with the carb either). The RamJet 502 is 550ftlbs but is $9000 .
get the serpentine kit for it, comes with all new gm engine accessories
yeah, the cool-factor of the ramjet is its installtion simplicity and the inclusion of factory FI... not its HP/Tq numbers which, frankly, would be more useful to trail/rock guys at a lower RPM. 454 is cool, but its gonna need an FI system to be worth much offroad... and its heavier too.
Whoops, missed that. FI defiantly the way to go.
Personally, I would like the torque to come in at a lower RPM. I went with a 350 but got the cam for truck/towing use because of the torque @ a lower RPM.
But then again, its how you are going to use it (and your budget ) that determines your setup.
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