440 into a 74' Scamp

Early A-Body Discussions

  1. Newf

    Newf Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    I am a "young new enthusiast" in the Mopar world, so please forgive my lack of knowledge. I have two questions, is a Plymouth Scamp an A body, and is a 440 a good candidate for it? It is a 74' and currently has 70,000 original miles with a slant six. I don't have the car yet but I have the 440 that a friend has given me. Thanks for any responses.

    p.s. I am a welder and I have some experience in custom fabrication if there would be a need for modifications to make the engine fit. I don't however want to have to cut out the whole front end to make it work.

    Cheers,

    Joe welder
     
  2. 70aarcuda

    70aarcuda Master Hoader of SBM FABO Gold Member

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    elephant ears...or motor plate will set the 440 into the scamp...hook up a BB 727 to the trans cross member ..that will locate the engines..
     
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    71'DemonRon Well-Known Member

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    Craven Moorhead Well-Known Member

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    "Welcome, yes a Plymouth Scamp is an A-body."

    But not an Early A Body.
     
  5. Newf

    Newf Well-Known Member

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    oops! sorry, posted in the wrong spot.

    Cheers
     
  6. Newf

    Newf Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that very important tip though.

    Cheers
     
  7. yellowdartdave

    yellowdartdave RIP 1-5-12 Legendary Member

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    440s go into an A-Body pretty easy.

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  8. Moparhead64

    Moparhead64 Well-Known Member

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    Schumacher Creative Services has the parts you need : motor mounts , headers , and some other goodies that might come in a kit .
     
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