I have used their swap kits with great success... highly recommend them and you can talk to the owner Michael directly. I bought my shaker set up from Shaker.com and he said the shaker would NOT line up with the Schumacher swap kit and that I should get a hemi K Frame. Well after panicking and calling Michael, me assured me that I would be fine. Turns out that it fit perfectly!
My configuration utilized a crate 426 engine with original intake, comp carter carbs and an AMD shaker hood. Worked for me, but call Schumacher and tell them what you want to accomplish and they should be able to give you some qualified guidance.
Congrats on your purchase Bob and good luck with your dream car, it will definitely be worth the effort!
Yes you can keep your current k-frame . They make mounts for a hemi.
Brad, I thought you knew better than this.
I have to point out that if you install Schumacher Hemi conversion mounts you are going down a bad road that I have been down before myself.
The Schumacher mounts will give you insane fits of frustration trying to make the oil dipstick work around it. Then once everything is in, you'll discover how the engine sits at a 7 degree tilt and 1 inch higher than it should fit.
This will cause the bubble to raise up too high like it's pregnant. If you were to run it that way,the shaker bubble will wear on the shaker hood as the engine moves back and forth.
The answer to have it sit right is to buy a factory reproduction K member from either Al Debevic the originator. Or from Mega Parts. They're about a $1,000 plus shipping. Then add another $200-$300 if you want it powder coated which i recommend.
Here is a picture with my original Hemi block using Schumacher mounts.