Pipe dream motor swap: What would you bolt into your A-Body?

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  1. barbee6043

    barbee6043 barbee 6043 FABO Gold Member

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    stock 383 hp from '69 era. or 340 TA engine.
     
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    • 62 dodge lancer 340

      62 dodge lancer 340 Active Member

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      1970 340 0.30 over forged pistons, comp cam, ld-340 650 holley dbl pumper, mallory unilite dist spit fire headers.
       
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      • Dartnut

        Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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        A 572 gen 2 Hemi with a crossram, backed by a Passon 5 speed and a 4:10 Dana 60 rear end would do me quite well.
         
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        • 62 dodge lancer 340

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          sounds good to me.
           
        • MRGTX

          MRGTX Well-Known Member

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          I see a lot of perfectly reasonable upgrades...any thoughts on why you picked this particular transplant would be welcome. :D

          Nobody has suggested the turbine from a '63 Chrysler turbine car yet? Nobody has considered the drive/power train from a Tesla P100D? Hmm... :)
           
        • Dartswinger70

          Dartswinger70 Catch a wave youll be sittin on top of the world

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          on the cheap, a 5.0 and T-5 out of a Fox body. People are already Grafting the 8.8 in, why not go all da way...
           
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          This or a viper engine
           
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          • 62 dodge lancer 340

            62 dodge lancer 340 Active Member

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            fitment issues but a good thought.
             
          • vntned

            vntned Well-Known Member

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            Aussie Hemi 6 with side drafts.
             
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            62 dodge lancer 340 Active Member

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            maybe but hard to find.
             
          • TrailBeast

            TrailBeast AKA Mopars4us on Youtube

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            For a weekend light to light sleeper electric would be nice (like 800 ft pounds would do)
            As far as gas goes I'm pretty happy with the 5.9 but I just need both rear tires to turn at the same rate.:D
             
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            sounds like a winner.
             
          • 89on35s

            89on35s Inferno Red Duster FABO Gold Member

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            I chose mine cause I bought a small block Mopar Tunnel Ram for cheap and I've wanted to find a use for it ever since. That single cheap part will hopefully have an entire car built around it. Just the way my twisted mind works!

            Cley

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            • pishta

              pishta I know I'm right....

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              Mopar A4 midget motor with a P/W9 head.
               
            • 75slant6

              75slant6 Well-Known Member

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              Either a Hellcat drivetrain or a forged 6.1 Hemi with a Whipple supercharger and a 6 speed.
               
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              • DFX 340 Duster

                DFX 340 Duster FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                I have always wanted a Firepower under the hood.

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                  Are you talking about the engine or that air cleaner?? Lol
                   
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                  • MrJLR

                    MrJLR Built, not bought FABO Gold Member

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                    331 HEMI Stroked
                     
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                      Keith Black aluminum street hemi (power-to-weight ratio, hemi cool factor, and KB hemi's were THE engine back in the 70's and early 80's when I first got into cars as a kid).
                       
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                      I do not have rom for much more engine in my 64 Dart, so i go for what i have. A cuda 340 block from 1973 With all the goodies stuff in it. And 360 AAWJ heads from 1971 and a B&M 172 forced induction blower with a 850 Mighty Demon on top... High RPM and no Stagging FUN FUN FUN :steering::thumbsup:

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                      • DrCharles

                        DrCharles Well-Known Member

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                        Oh ya, they are common and cheap as dirt... there are two in one junkyard in my rural town of 12,000... :D
                         
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                        • Abodybomber

                          Abodybomber Breaking street machines , since 1983.....:) Legendary Member

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                          Max Wedge top end 440,o.g. iron heads,cross ram ...BIG Crane old school solid flat tappet....personal,experience, with nastiness.
                           
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                          • 66fs

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                            I'm working on mine also. 341 early Desoto Hemi, 10:1 custom forged pistons, Total Seal gap less rings, solid roller cam, 2.02 stainless SBC intake valves, 1.74 BBM stainless exhaust valves. Beehive springs, Hot Heads aluminum intake and 750 cfm Carter AVS, 340 recurved distributor and oil pump. Original rods, block, heads, crank, and rockers. Custom Charlie's oil pan, almost there. Transmission is an original Chrysler "A" body 4 speed with Passons Hemi O/D gear set. Original clutch linkage and Ansen blow proof bellhousing, McLeod 10.95 BW/Long clutch and pressure plate. 1964 Barracuda Hurst shifter and linkage. 8 3/4 3.91 Power Lok sure Grip in 742 housing. All in a 67 fastback Barracuda. I can't wait.
                             
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                            • famous bob

                              famous bob mopar misfit

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                              500" low deck hemi, splain that to me !
                               
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                              It's a hemi, built on a low deck block?

                              Before KB changed hands and got backed up on orders, you could order a B deck version. Not sure when/if those issues will be straightened out.

                              Then there's the Indy MAXX which can be either B or RB and wedge or hemi - but I've read there's casting issues that need to be fixed. New owners DSR may be working on fixing that, if so they'll be a good source.

                              Indy MAXX specs:
                              http://www.indyheads.com/images/24.cat2014.pdf

                              But lately Muscle Motors has a block available, which is probably the best choice on the market at the moment.

                              Article on the MM block:
                              Incredible New Block Can Make Both A Hemi & A Wedge! - Hot Rod Network
                               
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