My question is how different is a 1998 318 motor from earlier 70s,80s motors?
Would I be able to bolt on a older intake and carb,distributor?
Are motor mounts in the same place?
Trans bolt up the same?
Anything I should know.
It is VERY different. Intakes don't swap, there is a carb manifold that will fit the magnum engine. The oil pan is one of the few things that's interchangeable if needed.
1998 I_think_still has the older mounts, I know they were there in 1997.
Trans bolts up just like before. 318 magnum is still zero balance.
Distributor should just drop in.
Now the problem, fuel delivery. The camshaft doesn't have the snout to mount the fuel pump eccentric. You'll need a custom camshaft or use an electric fuel pump.