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Helcat conversion? Anyone do it? #2987754
11/22/21 10:42 AM
11/22/21 10:42 AM
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I was just curious if there are any shops that do Hellcat engine conversions in old muscle? I'm looking at having one put into my 70 Challenger. Due to a bad shoulder I wouldn't be able to do it myself. Any reccomendations

Re: Helcat conversion? Anyone do it? [Re: 70VcodeCoronetRT] #2988946
11/25/21 11:38 AM
11/25/21 11:38 AM
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Not knowing where you are, it's hard to say, but there are shops that do it. The best and easiest way is to do the engine and trans swap together. The 8hp trans is awesome! If you do the trans swap, make sure your rear gearing is only about 3.20 as the trans has some high gear ratios, but that along with the amount of gears makes it so awesome!

Re: Helcat conversion? Anyone do it? [Re: TheOtherDodge] #2988958
11/25/21 11:54 AM
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I'm willing to ship the car if need be. I was just looking for some recommended shops. Maybe that someone has used with good results. Thanks

Re: Helcat conversion? Anyone do it? [Re: 70VcodeCoronetRT] #2988971
11/25/21 12:21 PM
11/25/21 12:21 PM
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Bouchillion has a shop in NC and probably the most experience.

Re: Helcat conversion? Anyone do it? [Re: 70VcodeCoronetRT] #2989052
11/25/21 03:52 PM
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If you have the $100K in your checking account then you can find a shop. If it was me I'd go with a well known shop that has the resources to pull off a job like that. You'll also need to make a bunch of decisions on how to handle the dash as well as things such as PS, PB, AC, shift controller, etc. Mixing new and old requires a ton of trade offs and you either need to trust the installer or you need to think thru everything and create some very, very detailed instructions.







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