hellcat foxbody build

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by hellstang, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. hellstang

    hellstang Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    so im interested in swaping a hellcat drivetrain in my 1985 mustang LX hatch my questions are
    any standalone harness/pcm
    crate engine
    also what transmission would be ideal for my application (street/strip use)
     
    • Funny Funny x 5
  2. Top Cat

    Top Cat Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Fastest Cat/Record Holder HCC Charter Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2014
    Messages:
    1,925
    Likes Received:
    1,084
    Trophy Points:
    768
    Location:
    Doylestown,Pa
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    If you are serious I would contact AJ " hemituner" he is a vendor here, there are a few hellcat engines going into old MOPAR project so it's possible.
    TC
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. MoparProud

    MoparProud Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2014
    Messages:
    1,281
    Likes Received:
    282
    Trophy Points:
    218
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    I just want to know where in the hell people are getting engines. The rest is "easy"
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. CubeMan

    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2014
    Messages:
    2,017
    Likes Received:
    491
    Trophy Points:
    403
    Location:
    Westchester
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    This forum doesn't have any body who bought crate engines (Or-atleast active),

    Top Cat has it right, AJ is the man to go to for this situation though.
     
  5. graycat

    graycat Automobile Aficionado Extraordinaire Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2015
    Messages:
    1,355
    Likes Received:
    526
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Location:
    Knoxville, TN
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    I believe that I saw a video of Arrington performance running a cat motor on a dyno with a custom computer. Hope it's alright to mention this as
    they are not a vendor here.
     
  6. BULL

    BULL ________173.7mph_______ ___2016 Colorado Mile___ Gold Supporting Member HOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Messages:
    3,803
    Likes Received:
    1,306
    Trophy Points:
    778
    Location:
    Colorado, Longmont, Front Range
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Body twist????

    <--- pictures soda can with many hundreds of lb-ft torque applied to it...
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. Halfshaft

    Halfshaft Silver Member Hellcat Car Club

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    88
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Location:
    Waxahachie, Texas
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Ya think engines would be hard to get, don't believe many Hellcats will be rear ended.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  8. Hemi Rocket

    Hemi Rocket Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Messages:
    1,562
    Likes Received:
    518
    Trophy Points:
    273
    Location:
    Albany NY
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    That sounds like an interesting build... I would get some measurements on the engine and the engine bay before you get too far. The G3 Hemi is pretty wide... make sure it will fit. SRT won't even put it in a Viper as it's too wide.
     
  9. hellstang

    hellstang Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    ive seen people swap a lighting 5.4's and 460's in the fox platform but hood clearance was a tad of an issue so a cowl hood should fix that issue as the as for the with i would have to do some fabricating to the shock tower if needed as well as some cutting to the trans tunnel
     
  10. hellstang

    hellstang Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    i thought about using weld in subframe connectors
     
  11. Jontall

    Jontall Silver Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2015
    Messages:
    247
    Likes Received:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    There are a lot of Fox-body Mustangs drag cars with a lot more power then the Hellcat put down.
     
  12. BULL

    BULL ________173.7mph_______ ___2016 Colorado Mile___ Gold Supporting Member HOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Messages:
    3,803
    Likes Received:
    1,306
    Trophy Points:
    778
    Location:
    Colorado, Longmont, Front Range
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat

    At the very least....


    If you do it right, more power to you... Just be careful you don't put $20K into a $100 body... Unless that's what you want to do...
     
  13. hellstang

    hellstang Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    isn't that what the ls people do
     
    • Agree Agree x 1

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

hellcat foxbody

,

hellcat swap harness

,

hellcat swapped foxbody