Re: 1962 Newport eng swap
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Re: 1962 Newport eng swap

There is a young man that installed a 5.7 in a Dart and did no cutting other than the tranny tunnel, because the newer transmissions do take up a lot more real estate.  I used a 727 when I installed a 6.1 in my 63 Fury and did no cutting.
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From: Bob
Date: 2/10/2017 2:23:53 PM
Subject: Re: 1962 Newport eng swap

I saw an ad for an early Dart in the middle of a new Hemi swap using a new multi-speed automatic.  The firewall & front floors were almost all hacked away!  BIG hole for the tranny!!  Course the Newport's a lot bigger car, but the new tranny's got a much larger profile.  Looked to me like an early t'flite & an add-on overdrive would work better...


On 2/10/2017 9:35 AM, Anthony Brummett wrote:
On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 9:42 PM, Eric Sturgis <ericsturgis@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I got my hands on a 2014 Chrysler 300S, the whole car.  It's a total loss...well the body is, but it's only got 12k on the drive train and I am going to put in in my Newport.  It's the 3.6L Pentastar and the 8 speed Auto.  I know I will have to keep the computers, gas pedal, brake pedal electronics, shifter and instrument cluster for the drive train to be happy....well mostly happy.  

I wondering about the fit in the body.  I know the 8 speed is shaped like a 55 gallon drum, but the motor is much smaller than my 361.  I know the sub frame is nearly the same dimensions but I'm sure the transmission tunnel will be an issue.  

Can anybody direct me to somebody that has done the 3.6 swap to a "C" body?  I'd love to put it in my car, but not sure if I can.   I've read the troubles somebody is having putting one in a 72 "A" body car, I'm hoping it will be less problems for the bigger car.

 I've only seen a one or two people try to drop a 3.6 in an older car, and haven't seen any completed projects yet.  Here's a link to a thread where he's in the middle of putting that engine into a '72 Dart and bolt it to a T5 transmission.

Not exactly the same, but maybe some of his research would help you out.

-- Tony
'64 Dodge 440
'65 Dart wagon

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