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Old 01-27-2019, 06:08 PM
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A body hemi swap

I am in the process of swapping a late model hemi into my buddy's scamp. Episodes 1 and 2 are out with 3 on the way. It is exciting. Does anyone here have experience with steering setup or brake master cylinder placement? Thanks.

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Old 01-28-2019, 02:15 PM
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No experience but keep us posted with your progress.
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Engine is in!

Lots of interferences but it is in. Next step is getting the transmission in!
https://youtu.be/YbdI9MgacH0
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Looks as bad as putting a RB big block in, if I remember correctly the steering will move 3/4 of an inch but what I did was shorten the housing to just after the fire wall and then put a Borgensen joint in place on the rag joint. I used 2" under car headers so the steering was a pain.
Good luck with your progress it looks like fun! What are you going to use to run it, stock harness?
I was just thinking that if you turned the manifold around turbos could be fitted and it would save so much grief on the exhaust. Just a thought. 🙂
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Going to be a tough fit for sure... Keep us posted and keep on chipping at it...
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Here is something to read on the subject , I had to get Google crome out of my phone to post this what a pain, it has been stopping lately and today it would not let me use clipboard.
https://www.hotrod.com/?s=Gen+3+older+pu+swap

https://redirect.viglink.com/?format...-swap-guide%2F

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Thanks for the insights! I do plan on running the stock harness. I have definitely considered the twin turbo approach. I will keep you guys updated. Thanks for reading and watching.
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