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87 Ramcharger

Discussion in 'Projects, mods, restoration' started by Okie Sooner, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. Okie Sooner

    Okie Sooner Member

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    I'm new to this site and looking for information and guidance.
    I'm rebuilding a 1987 Ram Charger. I have re-powered it with a 1992 360 LA engine. I have installed a modified factory 4 barrel intake and new Holley Sniper TBI with in-tank fuel pump. I'm trying to use the factory wiring harness. It has the lean burn scc mounted on the drivers fender. I want to utilize the Sniper ecu. Questions: #1 Is the factory distributor ok to use and if so what modifications need to be done? #2 Will the distributor need to be locked out and phased? If so, need a source for how to and parts required. #3 will I need to keep the scc for other electrical components to function, if so what wires can I delete and What wires will I need to keep?
    I have installed a fresh rebuilt A518 over drive transmission, new balanced torque convert, transfer case and drive shafts from a 1991 donor RC. I will also be installing a new 2-1/2" two into one exhaust. This RC is going to be my daily drive and will occasionally pull a small camp trailer. Any recommendations and guidance in helping me accomplish my goals is greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. valiant67

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    The factory distributor likely won’t work correctly because it requires the computer which relies on the signals from the stock TBI. Best bet is to move to a conventional electronic,non-computer, ignition.
     
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  3. AHBGuru

    AHBGuru Active Member

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    Your '87 would've been a carburetored Lean Burn (feedback carb if 2bbl) system, which affects nothing beyond powertrain functions.

    Valiant has it right. New/Reman Chrysler vacuum distributor and electronic ignition. Also, remember for a street vehicle, there is absolutely no power in ignition. Keep it stock, keep it simple.
     
  4. Adventurer55

    Adventurer55 Well-Known Member

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    Yes 87 models used a Holley 2bbl with 318 and a Quadrajet with 360. I'm like Valiant, just use a conventional electronic unit, then you should be able to use your injection system.
     

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