Enter your username:
Do you want to login or register?
  • Forgot your password?

    Login / Register



    Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
    Results 1 to 20 of 22
    1. #1
      Join Date
      Aug 2006
      Posts
      21

      Has anyone done a viper v-10/t-56 swap...

      in a Challenger, Charger, Dart, SuperBee, etc.? The more and more I am looking at my plans for a 69 pt camaro, I don't think I will have the money to do what I want and was thinking of going with my second choice, taking an old Dodge and putting a viper engine in tranny in it, as well as upgrade the suspension, etc.

      Opinions are welcome.

      Matt





    2. #2
      Join Date
      Aug 2005
      Posts
      198
      Your Chevrolet plans must be pretty extravagant, if a Viper parts car and restified Mopar become the more economical choice....
      68 Chevelle SS396. Pro-touring in Progress
      Pro-jected 396, TKO 600, 3.90'd 12 bolt, LS1 brakes.

    3. #3
      Join Date
      May 2005
      Location
      Miami
      Posts
      2,264
      Country Flag: United States

    4. #4
      Join Date
      Aug 2006
      Posts
      21
      I would just want the motor and tranny, so I wouldn't buy a parts car. I see them on ebay for $10k for both.

      Matt

      Quote Originally Posted by strangler
      Your Chevrolet plans must be pretty extravagant, if a Viper parts car and restified Mopar become the more economical choice....

    5. #5
      Join Date
      May 2005
      Location
      Socal, Ca
      Posts
      897
      What are your plans for the 69 camaro?

    6. #6
      Join Date
      Aug 2004
      Posts
      213
      I recall seeing a Charger with a Viper drivetrain in PHR about a year or so back?

    7. #7
      Join Date
      Apr 2005
      Posts
      79
      Timemachinesinc down in hudson florida has a cuda with a viper engine and transmission at somewhere $120,000 a pop.

    8. #8
      Join Date
      Apr 2006
      Location
      Coronado, CA
      Posts
      1,846
      Country Flag: United States
      That was Matt Delaney's silver Charger GTS. His website is dadsmopars.com or something. He is in Shreveport, LA. There is alot of work ahead if you want to do it in anything smaller than a B body, it's been done though in a couple of e-bodies.
      Johnny C.
      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      70 'cuda, Pro-Charged 408 stroker, Tremec 5 speed, Strange S-60, Alter-k-tion, Tri 4, Hydroboost and Wilwoods

    9. #9
      Join Date
      Aug 2004
      Posts
      83

      V-10

      Matt,
      We did a the 68 Super Bee that was in the June PHR. It not as easy as you may think, a Viper V-10 is very long, yes longer than the 6 cylinders that came in those bodies. We had to move the firewall back about 6" and the radiator forward about 3.5" and you will have to build a tunnel for trans. You will also need to change the front K-member/suspension.
      Other than that the car goes big time!

      Kevin
      Campbell Auto Restoration [CAR]

    10. #10
      Join Date
      Apr 2006
      Location
      Coronado, CA
      Posts
      1,846
      Country Flag: United States
      Go with the Camaro, Plavidal. That is if you want easier and cheaper.
      Johnny C.
      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      70 'cuda, Pro-Charged 408 stroker, Tremec 5 speed, Strange S-60, Alter-k-tion, Tri 4, Hydroboost and Wilwoods

    11. #11
      Join Date
      Aug 2006
      Posts
      21
      Man, this is one expensive hobby. Oh well, maybe I can go rob a bank.



      Quote Originally Posted by go-fish
      Go with the Camaro, Plavidal. That is if you want easier and cheaper.

    12. #12
      Join Date
      Aug 2006
      Posts
      21
      mini tubbed, completely new front and rear suspension, Ls1/t56 swap, etc. I am shooting for $40k, but I already know that isn't going to work. Parts alone will cost near that much, not including labor and purchasing the car.

      WEaver

      Quote Originally Posted by DJW32
      What are your plans for the 69 camaro?

    13. #13
      Join Date
      Nov 2004
      Location
      Eastern Washington
      Posts
      1,346
      I have not built a 69 Camaro, but I would imagine you could easily come under 40K depending on where you get the stuff and how much of the work you do yourself.

    14. #14
      Join Date
      Apr 2006
      Location
      Coronado, CA
      Posts
      1,846
      Country Flag: United States
      Plavidal, I wish it were easier and cheaper to do Mopars because I am mostly a Mopar kinda guy. There are some cRaZy prices for interior pieces, trim, grilles, etc. for Mopes and they're generally harder to find pieces. Then you've got the price of a good project car, might as well go with what you first visualized when you first came too this board because it sounds like you would really rather do a Camaro. Good luck on your search. If I remember correctly youre in NOLA? I know of a 67 Chevelle SS around Picayune, it's supposedly not a flood car. With the purchase of the car and $35,000 it would be a damn good ride.
      Johnny C.
      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      70 'cuda, Pro-Charged 408 stroker, Tremec 5 speed, Strange S-60, Alter-k-tion, Tri 4, Hydroboost and Wilwoods

    15. #15
      Join Date
      Jan 2006
      Location
      Southern California / Maryland
      Posts
      484
      Country Flag: United States
      ummmm your chevy will be cheaper to build... I've done a Viper V-10 and T-56 swap into a 69 Charger... trust me... ANY Chevy will be cheaper.

    16. #16
      Join Date
      Dec 2005
      Location
      Maryland
      Posts
      1,849
      Country Flag: United States
      Of course a Chevy would be cheaper,you can buy camaro parts at the 7/11.Is that really the point of the hobby,I for one hate the cross breading,GM cars should have GM motors,and so on.There are plenty of cool Mopar bodies you could jam that big exotic motor down into.Just my two cents

    17. #17
      go with your build. I have a 68 firebird convertible with simular build happening. DSE mini tubs are $400. ls1 setup from BPR with fbody brakes, cross member, motor mounts, power rack and pinion, sand plasted and painted subframe, etc 3k. Wayne due c4 IRS $500, 84 corvette dana 36 $400. ls1's on ebay can eb had for 1200 complete with out accesories if you search for two to three weeks. T56's go for about 1k. Matched set will cost you between 2500 and 4k depending on the year. Other crap you will need along the way like hydrolics, mcloed shifter, FI gas tank, wiring harness, radiator and various other items wil set you back about another 3K.

      Quote Originally Posted by Plavidal
      mini tubbed, completely new front and rear suspension, Ls1/t56 swap, etc. I am shooting for $40k, but I already know that isn't going to work. Parts alone will cost near that much, not including labor and purchasing the car.

      WEaver

    18. #18
      Join Date
      Jan 2005
      Location
      Central, Ky
      Posts
      313
      Would love to put a V10 into a 66 or 7 Belvedere chassis if it would fit....
      2003 Crewcab Dually Dirtymax

      1980 Malibu...6.0 LSx turbo on the stand.

      2000 SS th400 little juice

      2002 C5 glide swap, motor shopping

      1970 Nova... still waiting.

    19. #19
      Join Date
      Sep 2006
      Location
      Sault Ste. Marie
      Posts
      114
      Country Flag: Canada
      i just cant get over the way those viper engines sounds, christ sounds like someone is plowing a feild when they pass you

    20. #20
      Join Date
      Sep 2004
      Posts
      280
      Any updates? Ive been thinking of a viper motor /trans in my 70 cuda. How hard do you think this will be
      1970 TA, 1963 Impala SS vert

    Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast