1979 Dodge Warlock II
360 ci V-8 (Modified)
Edlebrock AVS2 Carb
3 Speed Auto Transmission
Power Brakes- Discs Front, Drums Rear
The Warlock was part of Dodge's late 1970s "adult toys" line. It is a short wheelbase truck and was produced in limited production in 1976 and regular production from 1977 to 1979. The 1979 model became the Warlock II. The owner of this truck purchased it in 1998. According to his notes, he had the original 360 high compression engine pulled and had a stock 360 engine installed. Then in 2019 he decided to have a shop rebuild and overhaul the original engine that was in the truck when he bought it. He believes that to be the original engine that came in the truck. The shop that did the work did a great deal of work on the engine.
The engine now redlines at 7000 rpms, has .006 lifters, the block was decked , it has fully grooved pistons, a 10+10 crank, 340 heads, 2.02 intake, 1.90 exhaust, bored 60 over, Keith Black pistons, 10.5;1 compression ratio, a purple stripe cam, roller rockers, adjustable solid lifters, 3.55 sure grip, and a trans and converter shift kit. You will see that the interior has not been restored. Actually, other than paint and a new bed and the engine work, the truck is somewhat original.
The shift indicator is very hard to read, so you have to just go by feel. There is a Sun Pro tach, but it is not hooked up. The aftermarket Pioneer stereo is working fine. We were told that the sun roof was an option on the Warlock. This one was replaced and resealed a few times, and this last time, it was just sealed shut, so it can not be opened.
There is a notebook of receipts from work done on the truck and a copy of Vintage Truck magazine which features an article on a really nice 1979 Warlock II. This receipt is for the work done on the engine. The owner spent over $4700. having it rebuilt and improved. The bed is new and was well done.
All in all, the body and paint are in good condition. We will show the few flaws in later photos. The engine compartment shows the original color of the truck. It appears to have been a brown of some sort. There is a spare tire and wheel with the truck, but it does not fit in the holder. The undercarriage is pretty solid. There doesn't appear to be any rust on the frame. This dent is on the passenger side on the front of the rocker panel. You'll notice the tires are mismatched. There is a crack in the paint on the rear fender.
This Warlock is one of the survivors of a great group of trucks from Dodge in the 70s. The notebook that is included, also contains some comments and background from some Warlock owners.