WANT MORE POWER UNDER YOUR FOOT? THEN A HEMI IS THE WAY TO GO, BEAT THOSE BLUE OVAL ( FORDS ) AND THE BOW TIE CHEVYS AND GO WITH THE BEST......... THE ONLY REAL CHOICE IS A HEMI
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I hope this experience gives you the thrill, that most people only dream about, yes, small blocks and big blocks are nice, but rememeber NOBODY BEATS A HEMI !
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"E & B" BODY TO EARLY HEMI CONVERSIONS 1962-1974
Written by Mopar Charlie June 21, 1997
This is a list of steps needed to complete the Hemi Installation in All B-bodies & E Bodies Mopars. Chrysler 331 to 392 HEMIS, also, don't forget those other Early HEMIS, the Dodge and Desoto, they can make plenty of power for their size.....
Please follow these instructions, this will make the installation much easier for you, as this is the exactly how I proceed, in making a professional installation, something you will be proud to own. As I make further improvements, I will include this in my instructions.
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ALL 1962-1975 B-BODIES AND 1970-1974 E-BODY CAR, have the exact engine bay dimentions.
1. MOTOR MOUNTS: Stock 318 Motor Mounts were used, with only a slight modification, ( I sell these parts)
2. K-member used was a stock small block (273- 318- 340- 360 ) no modifications needed. Use model years 1971 and down, because the 1972 and up, uses the " Spool Mounts" The K-Member will fit all A-Body and B-Body cars 1972 + up
3. Center Sump Oil Pan needed , 354 HEMI no clearance problems. The Drag link, with not interfere with the Oil Pan.
4. Power steering is out, you must use a Manual Steering box, any Mopar box will work, they are all the same, and the Steering Column that is of the same car, ( Cuda, Challenger, Road Runner, Polara, Coronet, GTX, Super B,Charger, Belvedere, the only part needed for this is a 1973-1976 Dodge Dart Pitman Arm, use Part # 18759, this is a TRW Number, and is available, at any Auto Parts Supplier, the part is made by FEDERAL MOGUL
5. You can retain your Power Steering Column, by purchasing the "ONE-PIECE COLUMN ADAPTER from Firm Feel, Inc. 1-800-347-6426 or visit their web-site www.pcez.com/~firmfeel The price is $99.95 + shipping, and with this adapter, it just attaches to the steering shaft. I used this part, on all my Power Steering Column Applications.
6. Power Brakes will not work, because of the lack of room for the Power Brake Booster, if your car has Power Brakes, then you must use a Manual Brake Master Cylinder, the pedal push rod will have to modified, I also sell a kit for this.
6. Exhaust Manifolds, I use Stock HEMI manifolds, If Headers are to be used, they have to be Custom Made, the Sanderson Block Hugger Headers, are a problem, on the Drivers Side, the number 1 and 2 Tubes will interfear with the steering Box, and K-Frame. not to mention the Starter Motor.
7. Slight Clearance Problems, on the 70 Barracuda, I have just completed, the Passenger Side of the Inner Fender , the Clearance is almost zero, the Exhaust Manifold just about touches the sheet metal, this is not a problem. PLEASE DO NOT DING IN THE LITTLE TANGS,( inner fenderwell ) where the cam bolts ( adjusters) are on the Upper Control Arm, thus, there be no more adjustment.
8. Automatic Transmission, the only thing needed is a small block 904 and 727 Torqueflite Adapter, and the Drive Shaft will have to be shortened 2", the Transmission Cross-Member will have to be slightly modified, back 1 inch.
9. Front Suspension, there is No Modifications At All, I used 318 Stock Torsion bars, there is no problem with the extra weight. The HEMI weighs 690 pounds, the exact weight as a Big Block. The Mopar Small Block weighs 525 pounds
10. Radiator, when using a small block Radiator, just have the Inlet or Outlet, moved to the correct side. 3 or 4 core Radiator is needed, for max cooling
NOTE: you must use the Fan Blade on the Water Pump, the use of ELECTRIC FANS either before or after the RADIATOR, will not pass enough air to cool the Radiator, Engine and Transmission. Due to the fact, that the Electric Fans are single speed, unlike the engine fan, when your RPMs increase, so does the Water Pump and Fan Blade speed up, giving maxium cooling.
11. Transmission Kick-Down, I used the Cable Kick-down available from BOUCHILLON PERFORMANCE 1-800-744-6559 cost. $99.95 + shipping, this part is a must. visit their web-site www.bouchillonperformance.com
12. I would strongly suggest, the use of a Automatic Transmission Cooler, and PLEASE don't forget to connect this inline, with the Radiator Transmission cooler, located at the bottom of the radiator, and PLEASE purchase a quality Transmission cooler, price somewhere at $40.00 and get the biggest one, that will fit your car. Auto Zone and Discount Auto Parts, if you have one, in your area, sells a great cooler for $29.00 made by haydon
13 If the stock shifter is to be used, there might be some modifications needed.
14 I strongly recommend using Fram Fuel Filter Part # FRM-HPG1 from Summit Racing price $39.95, this part has saved my HEMI from dirt in the Fuel.
15. This is a good time, to update your present brake system, using front Disc Brakes.
16. A manual transmission, can be used for this application, Please check the Crankshaft, making sure, it is drilled for the Pilot bushing, and Transmission shaft. There are adapters available.
MODERN ENGINE MODIFICATIONS FOR EARLY HEMIS:
1 OIL PUMP, STOCK 318, w/ adapter and New Custom Oil Pump Shaft. inquire
2. DISTRIBUTOR small block Electronic Ignition Mopar Performance.
3. ALTERNATOR, stock Mopar, no mods needed, inquire
4. CARB(s) CARTER AFB(s) purchase New from JEGS $200.00 ea + shipping
5. PCV VALVE, this removes the "smog tube", remove tube, purchase a Pontiac PVC Valve Grommet, this fits the existing hole in Valley Tray, now, you will have to add two Breathers, one on each side of the Valve Cover, see photo, www.earlyhemi.com order Edelbrock Part # EDL-4201 ( 2 needed ) $17.95 ea inquire.
6. I use the Spin On Oil Filter Adapter, or if you perfer, you may use a Remote Oil Filter Assembly. The Stock Fram PH43 filter, is the only OIL FILTER I WILL USE, and there is plenty of room to remove the filter, upon the 3,000 mile oil changes. I sell these adapters, inquire
Thanks: Mopar Charlie I can be reached @ 727-271-5068 after 7 PM evenings please E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org