Author Topic: Are you thinking about doing a Modern Hemi Swap?  (Read 35004 times)

Online Cudaragtop

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1340
  • Woulda Shoulda Cuda! Randy
Re: Are you thinking about doing a Modern Hemi Swap?
« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2017 - 12:47:12 pm »
Close to 4 year old thread... Bet there are a lot more Gen3 Hemi conversions out there now. Let's see 'em!

 :working: :working: :working: :working: :working:
- Randy D.
1 of 88 1970 340 4-Speed 'Cuda Convertibles
69 Barracuda Fastback Project Album https://goo.gl/photos/XjsAsx4LDo7psimU8
----o00o--'(_)'--o00o----




Offline mdgel143

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Re: Are you thinking about doing a Modern Hemi Swap?
« Reply #46 on: March 26, 2017 - 11:08:51 am »
where did you get the hood hinges?

Online Cudaragtop

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1340
  • Woulda Shoulda Cuda! Randy
- Randy D.
1 of 88 1970 340 4-Speed 'Cuda Convertibles
69 Barracuda Fastback Project Album https://goo.gl/photos/XjsAsx4LDo7psimU8
----o00o--'(_)'--o00o----


Offline rallye5.7

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 126
Re: Are you thinking about doing a Modern Hemi Swap?
« Reply #48 on: March 27, 2017 - 06:33:22 am »
My swap was similar to Heminut but 5.7 ,727 sb . This was all new in a crate from Mopar. At cruises and shows drives spectators nuts with the stock carb air cleaner and coil on plug valve covers.

Offline IMNCARN82

  • Resident
  • *****
  • Posts: 3547
  • LeDZeP
Re: Are you thinking about doing a Modern Hemi Swap?
« Reply #49 on: March 27, 2017 - 05:29:26 pm »
Ha!   I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! :ylsuper:

R/T
'73 340 5 speed,RMS,BAER,... "Supercuda" (O[   ]||||[   ]O)  
'69 Dodge Charger 383,Auto                  (OiiiiiiiiiiIiiiiiiiiiiO)
13' Challenger R/T BlacktoP  6spd. (OO________OO)
71' Demon
75' Duster
87' Conquest TSI
56' Plaza
Boulder CO
Robert    "cuda bob"

Online Cudaragtop

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1340
  • Woulda Shoulda Cuda! Randy
Re: Are you thinking about doing a Modern Hemi Swap?
« Reply #50 on: March 27, 2017 - 11:44:47 pm »
My swap was similar to Heminut but 5.7 ,727 sb . This was all new in a crate from Mopar. At cruises and shows drives spectators nuts with the stock carb air cleaner and coil on plug valve covers.

Nice! Very cool.  :cheers:
- Randy D.
1 of 88 1970 340 4-Speed 'Cuda Convertibles
69 Barracuda Fastback Project Album https://goo.gl/photos/XjsAsx4LDo7psimU8
----o00o--'(_)'--o00o----

Offline daryld

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 77
Re: Are you thinking about doing a Modern Hemi Swap?
« Reply #51 on: March 31, 2017 - 01:33:35 pm »
You made a great point. I bought a Cuda with 440/6 pack performance crate motor that dynoed at 486 hp. I hate the carbs but like the nostalgic Mopar big block 6 pack idea. I came very close to buying a 392 6.4L and doing the swap. Even with a killer deal on the engine, $3500, I figured it still would have cost me around $12-15 all in to do the swap and I would still have the same horsepower. Just does not make sense. But I found a company called F&B that makes a fuel injection 6 pack set up. It is pricey though, around $5-6k and I would still have to change my tank plus install. But this is a unit that very few people have and allows me to keep the traditional Mopar 440/6 pack set up but have the modern convenience and tunability. Just my two cents.

My opinion on the newer swap is it's become the Small Block Chevy of the swap for Chryslers. Sure, it was kinda cool years ago, but now, It's like convertible HEMI Cudas. They are everywhere. A Guy in a Mag not too long ago said it best "I refuse to sell this thing (Convert. '70 Cuda) because i know as soon as I do within two years it'll have a HEMI and be on BJ"...


Too many people doing the "In" thing right now and dumping a 5.7 Hemi in thier older cars. I need for someone to come up with a $1000.00 PORTED EFI set up for a BB Chrysler. THEN, the WOW factor will be there for me and EFI/Newer swaps. Until then, I'll stick with my Holley's and 440's. Too much $$$ Swapping in a newer Hemi.
Daryl

Offline prez

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
Re: Are you thinking about doing a Modern Hemi Swap?
« Reply #52 on: July 27, 2017 - 09:35:58 pm »
Hi, I live in Brandywine, Md and I have a 1970 cuda and I've installed a 2007 SRT 6.1 hemi in it. I have all the wire harness and devices, but I can't find a shop that is capable of hooking everything up for me. Can anyone recommend a shop close by.

Offline 70chall440

  • Resident
  • *****
  • Posts: 3598
Re: Are you thinking about doing a Modern Hemi Swap?
« Reply #53 on: July 28, 2017 - 12:04:23 am »
You made a great point. I bought a Cuda with 440/6 pack performance crate motor that dynoed at 486 hp. I hate the carbs but like the nostalgic Mopar big block 6 pack idea. I came very close to buying a 392 6.4L and doing the swap. Even with a killer deal on the engine, $3500, I figured it still would have cost me around $12-15 all in to do the swap and I would still have the same horsepower. Just does not make sense. But I found a company called F&B that makes a fuel injection 6 pack set up. It is pricey though, around $5-6k and I would still have to change my tank plus install. But this is a unit that very few people have and allows me to keep the traditional Mopar 440/6 pack set up but have the modern convenience and tunability. Just my two cents.

I have 2 of the F&B systems (one SB and one BB), they are very nice systems. You are very close on the price to do the conversion, my BB was about $6500. I was tired of rebuilding the carbs and all of that. The EFI is definitely the way to go.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)