04-24-2017, 05:10 PM
Join Date: Jan 2017
Caution: Heresy ahead!
Ok, so you might recall the truck and engines fiasco I was working on.
Well, the gf said to hell with it, and just sold me the truck for $500. And went and bought herself a Toyota.
So now I have a fullsize 03' with everything, except a longblock 5.7. Its an excellent California truck (she moved here from Cali). Great shape zero rust.
So now the fun questions.
Since im not really interested in touching another Hemi, does anyone out there make Trans to Engine adaptors for Small block chevys to dodge trannys?
The way I figure it, I can buy another hemi and drop $3100+.
Or I can just build a small block chevy (like ive done 100 times) for $600
FAST fuel injection for $1600
Adaptor plate and custom flywheel. $?
I'll make the motor mounts.
So I might spend the same amount of money (or less), BUT I wont have to worry about the HEMI deciding to randomly break a valve spring, drop a valve seat, break the cheap plastic timing tensioner, or grind down its own cam.
My further question would be, the Trans. What communication would I need with it (im assuming it has a VSS)?
The reason I would go through the trouble to keep the dodge tranny is, its great. I like it.
Any input appreciated.