la 360 timing cover or 360 stock magnum cover

Magnum Engine Swaps

  1. Robert Corrigan

    Robert Corrigan Detroit Rob

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    So I am looking to purchase a cam for my 2001 magnum 360 that came out of a ram van. I am looking to keep the stock magnum belt setup and timing chain cover. I have heard that you have to use a long snout cam if you use the la 360 timing chain cover and water pump, correct? What advantages/disadvantages in performance can I expect using the stock magnum timing chain cover and a cam that is not a long snout application. Any wisdom would be appreciated.
     
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    72Dart6pack Harder Better Faster Stronger.

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    Long cam snout is for when you run a mechanical fuel pump eccentric. Nothing more.
     
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    • Robert Corrigan

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      That’s what I figured but some knuckle head told me my cam options are vastly limited when not running a long snout. Thanks for the feedback.
       
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      72Dart6pack Harder Better Faster Stronger.

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      Glad I could help. :welcome:
       
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      You almost have to use a long snout cam in a magnum. That's about all that's offered. I'm using a Hughes long snout cam in my 5.9 with the original magnum timing cover and accessories. You have to use a special washer and bolt. Hughes offers those pretty cheap.
       
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        Are you running stock heads?
         
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        Nope. EQ heads also from hughes. I think they call them super iron ram or something.
         
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