Post by christine58 on Nov 11, 2015 14:19:56 GMT -5
Does anyone here have a definitive list of the parts that are needed to do this swap, aside from the obvious things like a big block . I have a lead on a 440. Can the small block subframe be used? thanks chaps.
Post by Ghostbluesman (Ghostsoldier) on Nov 11, 2015 16:50:47 GMT -5
I dropped my 440 into my 68 Dodge Dart (318) by rotating the small block mounts sideways, and ground off a bit of the subframe to use a shorter oil filter. Not saying it was show quality, but it worked for me.
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Post by 58hemifury on Nov 12, 2015 22:23:54 GMT -5
You'll need a big block tranny and a new converter balanced for the 440 depending on forged or cast crank, fan shroud, possibly a radiator, you'll want to upgrade the rear to an 8 3/4 or 9 1/4, possibly a drive shaft, the correct oil pan on the 440, a water pump housing that lets out on the correct side for the lower hose on you radiator, correct manifolds for the '74-'77 C-body, a new exhaust system, new kickdown linkage and throttle cable brackets for the 4bbl carb. correct conversion mounts or a sub frame swap, it's not just an engine bolting in, there is a lot to a swap. This probably isn't even a complete list,I'm sure there are somethings I've forgotten.
Post by christine58 on Nov 13, 2015 8:29:13 GMT -5
Been thinking about all that too. The 440 is out of a chrysler 300. Its complete but worn out. The car is terminally rotten so I can have a good pick through the rest of the drivetrain too. I would ideally like to go the 9 1/4 rear end route as i do plan on a few mods . I have a bouchillon engineering kickdown/throttle cable setup on mine at the moment as finding small block 4 barrel linkage was impossible at the time the engine was rebuilt, this kit was also listed as fitting big block c bodies. I was thinking of headers rather than manifolds, I have to get an exhaust system made anyway so makes no difference on that. Dont get me wrong i really like the 360 but the lure of a big block is proving very hard to resist!! Its either that OR a decent set of heads, dual exhaust/headers and matching cam for the 360. I built the bottom end to handle a decent top end, i.e flat top pistons level with decks, arp bolts/studs, fully balanced, clevite bearings etc. At the time I just wanted the car on the road so refurbed the stock 75 heads, converted to 4 barrel T.Q and have been driving it ever since. DECISIONS!!!