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jhaas New Reader
3/11/09 11:21 p.m.

well here it goes...i am attempting to build the first hemi powered challenge car. i just got back from jackson georgia where i picked up a complete 2004 5.7 hemi complete with trans and wiring/computer. ebay hemi i can't believe it didn't sell at that price, i talked her down to $1000 off ebay. last week i scored a 74 dodge dart swinger. i've got $400 plus a trade in the dart. you do the math. ill have pics up this weekend.

i know im gonna need some help on the engine wiring, so i need a good open-minded 5.7 hemi forum, not a bunch of kids, not a bunch of old farts.

pres589 New Reader
3/12/09 12:29 a.m.

I hope this build is heavily documented. I love early to mid-70's Darts, although I've never owned one, but this kind of thing makes that sound too good to pass up.

John Brown
John Brown GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/12/09 6:37 a.m.

jon.haas = awesome

aussiesmg Dork
3/12/09 6:40 a.m.

Crikey mate, can't wait to see that

John Brown
John Brown GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/12/09 7:10 a.m.

I have an awesome codename for this:

Project: Lawn Dart

RossD New Reader
3/12/09 7:10 a.m.

Post some pics, willya?

jhaas New Reader
3/12/09 7:15 a.m.
John Brown wrote: Project: Lawn Dart

i like it!

I know this project will be heavily scrutinized, so the build will be on this thread for everyone to see and comment along the way.

16vCorey SuperDork
3/12/09 8:25 a.m.

Damn! Nice score! Here at work I just sold one of those engines for $1350, for just the engine. Well done!

P71 GRM+ Memberand Dork
3/12/09 8:27 a.m.

Lawn Dart sounds like a killer project!

psteav Reader
3/12/09 8:40 a.m.

mmmm....new Hemi in old A-body....that's hawt. Count me in with the "nice score, now document the build heavily" crowd.

mblommel New Reader
3/12/09 8:40 a.m.

< hillbilly > That thang got a Hemi in it? < /hillbilly >

Sorry, I couldn't resist. Awesome deal. I'm really looking forward to seeing this at the challenge. Please document this as much as you can so we can all follow along while drooling.

jhaas New Reader
3/12/09 8:54 a.m.

OK guys here are some pics...

John Brown
John Brown GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/12/09 8:57 a.m.


Grtechguy SuperDork
3/12/09 9:15 a.m.

Adding myself to the watch list.

psteav Reader
3/12/09 9:18 a.m.

Nice score for four bills. How rusty?

wheels777 HalfDork
3/12/09 9:20 a.m.




btp76 New Reader
3/12/09 11:06 a.m.

This months Car Craft has six pages on swapping a new hemi into an old mopar...

Rob_Mopar New Reader
3/12/09 11:20 a.m.

A buddy of mine has a 5.7 build thread on Moparts for his '67 Barracuda convertible. I don't have the link handy but it should be easy to find.

I couldn't tell from the engine bay photo but if the Dart has power steering the box will want to occupy the same space as the #1 exhaust. A manual steering box will fix that issue.


John Brown
John Brown GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/12/09 11:39 a.m.

Haas, too bad that weren't a 4 door red Valiant...

DILYSI Dave SuperDork
3/12/09 12:01 p.m.
John Brown wrote: Haas, too bad that weren't a 4 door red Valiant...

I could still try to run him off the road with a tanker truck if that would help with the theme.

John Brown
John Brown GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/12/09 12:05 p.m.

[ John starts searching for Peterbuilt 281 tractors under Challenge budget ]

gamby SuperDork
3/12/09 12:21 p.m.

Within the Challenge budget or not, this is going to be epic.

John Brown
John Brown GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/12/09 12:24 p.m.

OT, I LOVE http://www.imcdb.org/

Nashco SuperDork
3/12/09 12:37 p.m.

Sounds like a fun project! My old man has an old Mopar (Charger) that I've been trying to get him to do a Hemi swap into instead of the 340 he's got in the shop. Maybe your build would help bolster the idea that it CAN be done on the cheap. He knows I can do stuff on the cheap, but since I haven't specifically done any hemi swaps he's still skeptic. :)


boofighter HalfDork
3/12/09 12:50 p.m.

that will be an awesome car when you are doing. please don't give up. and keep posting pictures.

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