Hellcat fit - hood

Posted by: Charger727

Hellcat fit - hood - 11/07/17 10:40 AM

In order to fit a Hellcat crate motor in a A-body - is a hood cut-out required to allow room for the blower?

That's the way it looks based on the gas monkey dart & roadkill charger
Posted by: WO23Coronet

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/07/17 12:22 PM

I'm guessing you will but I don't know for sure. PLEASE make a build thread
Posted by: Charger727

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/07/17 02:07 PM

We have a 71 Duster equipped with frame connectors and a Dana 60 rear needing an engine, and we are looking at the Hellcat crate motor as a possibility. We aren't afraid to go with an aftermarket front end either, but it has a really nice dual scoop hood all painted in the Twister style - hate to hack that up
Posted by: sp392

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/07/17 11:12 PM

Originally Posted By Charger727
We have a 71 Duster equipped with frame connectors and a Dana 60 rear needing an engine, and we are looking at the Hellcat crate motor as a possibility. We aren't afraid to go with an aftermarket front end either, but it has a really nice dual scoop hood all painted in the Twister style - hate to hack that up


There was a hellcat superbird at sema and they had to lower the engine so it would fit under the stock hood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UElCCobzWc
Posted by: RTSE4ME

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/08/17 07:08 AM

Not a Hellcat but a 6.1 with a Kenne Bell. Looks like he used a tubular K frame. It fits under a flat hood.

http://www.bigblockdart.com/forum/showth...-and-Kenne-Bell
Posted by: mymcodebee

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/08/17 07:48 AM

Originally Posted By sp392
Originally Posted By Charger727
We have a 71 Duster equipped with frame connectors and a Dana 60 rear needing an engine, and we are looking at the Hellcat crate motor as a possibility. We aren't afraid to go with an aftermarket front end either, but it has a really nice dual scoop hood all painted in the Twister style - hate to hack that up


There was a hellcat superbird at sema and they had to lower the engine so it would fit under the stock hood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UElCCobzWc


They used a modified magnum force front end. I called them to see if they are making them this way or it needs to be totally redesigned. No call back as of yet?
Posted by: Dragula

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/09/17 05:55 AM

I won't own a car without one of the after market front ends....Best thing you can do to a Mopar along with EFI...
Posted by: blowndart

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/09/17 07:00 AM

Originally Posted By Dragula
I won't own a car without one of the after market front ends....Best thing you can do to a Mopar along with EFI...


iagree
Posted by: Bull1tt

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/09/17 07:23 AM

The HDK Suspension front end allows a Gen II Hemi under an A-body flat hood with 2x4 carbs. He has done Gen III as well, give Denny a call.
Posted by: Dragula

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/09/17 09:15 PM

Originally Posted By Bull1tt
The HDK Suspension front end allows a Gen II Hemi under an A-body flat hood with 2x4 carbs. He has done Gen III as well, give Denny a call.


I have my 605 Hemi with a big single plane intake and a 1250 Dominator under a shaker hood on my Cuda.....
Posted by: Lost in life

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/10/17 10:56 AM

I would think that a SS hemi hood scoop hood would give the hellcat motor clearance in an A body, like a dart or cuda. Yes? No?
Posted by: hudsonhornet7x

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/10/17 11:02 AM

Originally Posted By Charger727
In order to fit a Hellcat crate motor in a A-body - is a hood cut-out required to allow room for the blower?

That's the way it looks based on the gas monkey dart & roadkill charger


I have personal experience in fitting a 68 B body. With the stock K frame, a scoop was needed for sure.

I would imagine that an A body would be even worse. Expect to ship the K frame and also allow for the scoop. It is a very tall intake system.
Posted by: rck850

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/10/17 01:43 PM

Is there any roots style supercharger that would fit without lowering the K-member or cutting the hood? I want to keep the GTS hood on my Dart, and would like to have a supercharged gen 3 under there. I've looked at the Hellcat, magnuson, Kenne Bell, E-force, but have no idea what will fit.
Posted by: pittsburghracer

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/10/17 03:37 PM

Man I saw a Gen 3 in an a body on facebook and boy was it tight side to side. Headers must be a nightmare.
Posted by: Triple Threat

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/10/17 06:47 PM

Originally Posted By pittsburghracer
Man I saw a Gen 3 in an a body on facebook and boy was it tight side to side. Headers must be a nightmare.


They're tight, but they clear everything. Unlike my Hedman headers and Milodon oil pan on my small block.
Posted by: WO23Coronet

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/10/17 09:58 PM

You may be out of luck, have you considered a pro charger?
Posted by: rck850

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/10/17 11:42 PM

Originally Posted By WO23Coronet
You may be out of luck, have you considered a pro charger?


I was really impressed with install they did on one of the show's on Spike TV a few weeks back with the P1SC. I already have an Alterkation front end if that makes a difference. I just don't know if that's the route I want to take.
Posted by: Dragula

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/11/17 07:23 PM



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Posted by: WO23Coronet

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/11/17 09:43 PM

By the looks of the Hellcat setup (which is tall), a KB/Whipple/Magnuson setup might be lower
Posted by: mcat4321

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/12/17 11:56 AM

t-u-r-b-o
Posted by: Osyman

Re: Hellcat fit - hood - 11/18/17 06:07 PM

Does anyone know the total height stock oil pan to top of the supercharger?

Engine mount ears to top of supercharger?