1970 Superbird getting hellcat motor - project hellbird

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  1. walter roberson

    walter roberson Gold Member

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    The purists will cry foul, but what better motor to drop in to get that ride back over 200 MPH?

     
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    No need to screw with a real bird, build a clone from a Road Runner?
     
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    They should be able to do it without hacking the car up. Maybe swap out the K-frame for a spare they can modify.

    As for the trans tunnel, unsure what they are going to do or what trans. Guessing a 4 speed with an overdrive or something.

    The trick is getting air in for the coolers. Superbirds don't exactly have amazing airflow into the engine compartment. Unless they go ice cooling in truck.
     
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    this is going to be fun to watch
     
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    The scoops on the fenders were for tire clearance when the body was getting pushed down by aerodynamic forces. So stiffer suspension and some ductwork...
     
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    That was my first thought was air intake. That car does not have an open flow of intake unless they figure out how to redesign the entire front of the car and then it takes away from the Superbird look. Will be interesting to see how they accomplish that.
     
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    I will be tuning in for some of that!
     
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    Who knows if it's not already a clone... If it's not a numbers car I can't see the foul?

    If it's a numbers matching, original, then their fools!!!
     
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    With that suspension and drum brakes in the rear, that might be a one way mission to explore the 200 barrier in a Superbird :D
     
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    Not the 1st car to be roided up! This project is worth watching as well:

     
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    Just a car
     
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    jgil Silver Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    If you keep all that's removed and can put it back to stock "GO FOR IT" Thats what I think!!!!
     

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    We've done half a dozen modern conversions. Taking 5.7/6.1 hemi's and putting them in old mopars. In the big C bodies, they bolt right in without issue. Finishing up a 60 fury wagon now with one.
     
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    NASCAR Superbirds that ran 202 at Talledega made a little over 700 hp naturally aspirated. The airflow for the engine came from the high pressure zone at the base of the windshield, that went through a custom duct into the pressurized airbox around the carburetor. The little vent at the front of a superbird worked just fine for the radiator. There are some great photos of Land speed Record Superbirds and Daytonas on the internet. Any added venting and ductwork would have to be aerodynamically tailored to not add lift or drag for higher speeds. Perhaps someone could get the data from all of the Chrysler Daytona/Superbird wind tunnel tests.....
     
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    Very interesting tidbit of information I did not know. With the entire front of the Hellcat designed to help the supercharger and engine stay cool, so much that they couldn't even add fog lights to it. It just appears the Superbird is anything but conducive to free air flow through the front end. This will be a fun build to watch. Thank you for the info. :)
     
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