6.4 Hemi swap into 65 Fury

Engine, Transmission & Driveline

  1. Andy Smith

    Andy Smith New Member

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    Hello all ! Just wanted to share some pictures of the progress on my 65 Fury Hemi swap that a friend of mine and I have been working on.
    Started with a 65 Fury convertible, and picked up a doner motor and transmission from a 2013 srt8 challenger. Since no body makes a kit for this swap, we made the mounts, and got the motor in. 20190831_104139.jpg then , we needed to make room for the Nag1 transmission. Cut the tunnel out, and altered the transmission crossmember. 20191005_125848.jpg I bought a universal transmission tunnel kit from chassis engineering, cut it to fit, and welded it in. 20191006_093111.jpg lined the inner firewall, and floors with dynamat. Hopefully, this will help to keep some of the heat out. 20191012_124410.jpg while it's all apart, I decided to go with a vintage air A/C kit 20191012_131203.jpg picked up a dashboard that has A/C from a doner car, and painted it to match the car. (Color is a little off. Red is hard to match. Lol) Screenshot_20191011-200702_Gallery.jpg 20191011_173710.jpg installed the dash, steering column, and floor shifter from the Challenger. 20191021_163459.jpg had to use a Borgeson steering box for extra clearance between the exhaust manifold and steering box. I couldn't use the headers that came in the motor. I wound up using mopar performance exhaust manifolds for a srt8 jeep. 20191005_125921.jpg that's as far as I'm at with it for now. I will post more pictures as I move along!
     
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    Good work. The mechanicals of this kind of swap are what I consider "normal and relatively easy" ie old school hot rodding.
    It's the wiring that daunts me, and I therefore look forward to the solutions & how you do all of that.
     
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  3. Andy Smith

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    As soon as I'm ready for the wiring, I will buy a harness from hotwireauto.com. Their harness is pretty much plug and play. I'm saving my sheckles for that harness now. Lol!
     
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    Looks like you're doing some nice work! A lot of work. :)
     
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    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

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    Very interesting swap, I saw the title and I was hooked.
     
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  7. 1978 NYB

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    I'm rooting for you!

    Good job so far!!!

    You'll get there!!!! It will be a power monster!

    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    Wow.. Dr. Frankenstien is hard at work!!! Amazing build!

    Uh-oh... looks like you got a little Gremlin growing on your left wheel cowling... better kill it, quick!

    LOL.. keep posting pics when you can! I look forward to this one!
     
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  9. MarPar

    MarPar Meat Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Sweet!! Have you considered any frame connectors or torque boxes to strengthen the uni-body?
     
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    Ive seen this project in person, its gonna be wicked!!
     
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    Thanks! Hopefully it will all be worth it In the end! LOL
     
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    Thanks! The gramblin is my little helper!
     
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    I will definately make some kind of supports for the frame. I will get to it, but for now, I want to go as far as I can before winter sets in. Theres still alot to do. Lol. I'll keep posting pics as I move along!
     
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    I cant wait till its finished!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Looks like a pretty amazing car to start with.
    She looks to be in very capable hands.
    Best of luck, subscribed!
     
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    What did you do to solve the alternator interference with the frame? I've seen guys notch the frame and others hack up the accessory drive.
     
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    I've seen guys with that same problem. The alternator just barely clears on my Fury. I set this motor with the exhaust manifolds in place, and have clearance for the power steering box, and alternator. I shaved the mounts off of the K frame, and welded the mounts back down where the motor has the most clearance. 20191003_124452.jpg
     
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    That's a stroke of luck then! Can you speak to roughly how much the nag1 interfered with the stock tunnel for proper driveline angle? I just picked up a core 5.7/nag1 for eventual fab work on my 70.
     
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    I will take a stroke of luck anyday! LOL I did change the oil pan to a center sump, and that probably helped the final location of the motor. A rear sump oil pan would have made the alternator hit the upper control arm because the motor would need to be further back to clear the K frame. The center sump pan let me move the motor towards the front of the car, clearing the passenger side control arm.
    The Nag1 is a stubby, but beefy transmission. I tried to get it In the tunnel with slight mods, but the top of the transmission was just too tall . I did use the factory transmission mount and bolted it to the slightly altered crossmember. I had to cut the entire tunnel out, and after the nag1 was in place, i bought a universal tunnel kit , and welded that back into place. I still haven't had a driveshaft made yet. Just started making an exhaust, then probably the fuel system will be next.
     
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