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Giljr2

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I have an L18 block which I just found out it has a W which is rare? 

I also have a W53 peanut head 

bored .040 over 

272 cam and smimed due to decking the head 

I was wanting ideas on things I can add to make it cool or things that are nifty

i also have a 40mm side draft, 

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I have a birthmark on my ass that looks like a strawberry. I don't know if that's special or not.

 

 

The W53 is a Japanese head so it only gets here on an import engine. Perhaps the W L18 was the engine it came on. Is the dip stick in the usual place next to the starter? Have you noticed a second pinched off dip stick tube elsewhere? The L18s here, were only used on the '74 620 truck and the same year 710 and the '73 610. Does it have a truck rear sump oil pan or one for a car?

 

 

A closed chamber head on an L18 would give 9.15 compression but if the head was milled it will be above that. 

 

Do you have a stock L18 exhaust on it?

 

 

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1 minute ago, datzenmike said:

I have a birthmark on my ass that looks like a strawberry. I don't know if that's special or not.

 

 

The W53 is a Japanese head so it only gets here on an import engine. Perhaps the W L18 was the engine it came on. Is the dip stick in the usual place next to the starter? Have you noticed a second pinched off dip stick tube elsewhere? The L18s here, were only used on the '74 620 truck and the same year 710 and the '73 610. Does it have a truck rear sump oil pan or one for a car?

 

 

A closed chamber head on an L18 would give 9.15 compression but if the head was milled it will be above that. 

 

Do you have a stock L18 exhaust on it?

 

 

 The dip stick is on the exaust side, and I would post pics but I don’t know how!

as far as I know this engine is 10-1 or 11-1

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9 hours ago, Giljr2 said:

 

 The dip stick is on the exaust side, and I would post pics but I don’t know how!

as far as I know this engine is 10-1 or 11-1

 

The L18s were made into the '80s I think but used elsewhere. This one will have the raised boss with 4 bolt holes around the oil filter?

 

10-1.... 11-1   compression? I don't know, not in stock form. 9.85 with flat tops. Higher with head milled.

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Some aren't, most are, but they have small intake ports. Good for smaller displacement engines like an L18.

 

 

To get the most out of a closed chamber head you would need flattop pistons. Hence the 9.85 compression above.

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On 2/17/2019 at 7:42 AM, datzenmike said:

 

The L18s were made into the '80s I think but used elsewhere. This one will have the raised boss with 4 bolt holes around the oil filter?

 

10-1.... 11-1   compression? I don't know, not in stock form. 9.85 with flat tops. Higher with head milled.

It has the 4 bolt holes around the oil filter and yeah as far as I know this engine is running 10-1...11-1 

its not stock it’s all done up! 

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