I finally got around to swapping in the allegedly good 318 that came as part of the deal for my ‘66 Dodge Sportsman Custom van, and whaddya know— it is a good engine!
Sorry about the horrible cellphone video, but I was so eager to hear it run that I didn’t want to waste time to find a real camera. Of course, the fuel tank is full of 10-year-old bad gas and the lines are clogged (it’s getting fed from a super-safe gas can rig at the moment— hey, I’ve got the pin pulled on a close-at-hand fire extinguisher; what could possibly go wrong?), the throttle linkage is wonky, the seats have butt-jabbing springs sticking out, the out-of-state registration is 10 years expired, and nothing electrical works except the ignition and the AM radio, but who cares? Good engine! Hooray!