hellcat foxbody build

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

  1. hellstang

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    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)
     
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  2. Top Cat

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

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    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
     
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    I just want to know where in the hell people are getting engines. The rest is "easy"
     
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    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.
     
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    graycat Automobile Aficionado Extraordinaire Staff Member

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    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.
     
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    Body twist????

    <--- pictures soda can with many hundreds of lb-ft torque applied to it...
     
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    Halfshaft Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Ya think engines would be hard to get, don't believe many Hellcats will be rear ended.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    i thought about using weld in subframe connectors
     
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    There are a lot of Fox-body Mustangs drag cars with a lot more power then the Hellcat put down.
     
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    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...
     
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    isn't that what the ls people do
     
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