So up until this January the plan was to install a second gen 426 hemi crate engine or equivalent. The $$ figures were estimated and then I went over what my buddy wanted from this car. He stated he wanted to drive it quite often, trips back and forth to shows, and some heavy miles being put on to Carlisle and similar shows.
We then proceeded to crunch numbers on the new Hellcat conversion. At first glance it looked pretty similar. I have a rolling list of costs to complete and I will update when we are completed how close it actually was. So far there have been some items that were nearly double what I/we expected. The engine however was bought local at our Dodge dealer with a price as good as any I found. The engine showed up in three days!