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440 Chrysler into 57 chev

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wade57, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. wade57
    Joined: Nov 17, 2010
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    Hey fellas. I have a 440 Chrysler engine that I'm wanting to put in my 57. Is there a mount that will work for this???
     
  2. GregCon
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    Sure...The Umakee mount will work perfectly.
     
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  3. Zig Zag Wanderer
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  4. kracker36
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    Cool engine for a 57 Chevy. You may need to fab some mounts. Should not be hard to do.
     

  5. I love the idea of putting a Mope into that Chev!!
     
  6. fiveohnick2932
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    Cool idea man! Yep those mounts will have to be home made. Make sure you have the metal mounts the that bolt to the block that use the rectangular rubber pads and that way you can fab from the rubber to the Chevy crossmber.
     
  7. mattrod68
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  8. My buddy put a 440 in a 75 Nova, he used the brackets and mount pads from a Dodge Ram Charger (75 ) and fabricated the brackets to the frame. We had a lot of fun with it. He even took 2 sets of Chevy 400 emblems and redid them to say 440.

    Lee
     
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  9. garvinzoom
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    Make it work and post the pictures!
     
  10. blownhemi48
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    I seem to remember an article back in the 80's where this guy was bracket racing a Vega with a 440 in it. He was using seat belts as travel limiters on his rear suspension.
     
  11. kracker36
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    Weird---noone posting on this thread has a Chevy in their avatar. hmmmmm?
     
  12. Mopar Jack
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    Another man that has seen the Mighty Mopar light....
     
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  13. saltflats
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    Cool idea. Is that what you had or just want to be differant? You will probably fill bad when that guy with the big block chevy in his blows you doors off.
     
  14. GregCon
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    Of course, you could always look at it in terms of 'why waste a good engine'?
     
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  15. kracker36
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    EXACTLY! ------especially since Chrysler engines have no racing history;)
     
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  16. oldschoolracer
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    Being a mopar guy go for it.
     
  17. bobby_Socks
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    This also could go the other way

    You will probably fill good when that guy with the big block chevy in his 57 Chevy gets his doors blown off by your 57 with the Chrysler 440.

    Just sayin
     
  18. Brad54
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    I've got a '57 Chevy wagon, and a '56 150 sedan...
    This is a VERY cool idea! Definitely put the 440 in it.
    As others have said, you're on your own for front engine mounts.

    There are plenty of trans cross member kits available for '55-'57 Chevys. You'll have to modify and tweak it a bit for the Mopar trans, but that's okay.

    What are you going to run for an intake?

    -Brad
     
  19. I have a 55 chevy and a hemi plymouth project, so I have interest in both sides of this. Good motor, good car. Good combo?? The car doesn't care. I don't care. But don't expect much acceptance at thee local cruise nite.
     
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  20. rc57
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    Cool idea, make sure to consider front x-member sump clearance before you dive in.

    Good luck. pics as you progress please
     
  21. kracker36
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    Yea, Im sure that the guys with the 32 fords with 350's in them will really appreciate the Mopar in the tri-5. F 'em
     
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  22. Phillips
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    There was a Hot Rod magazine feature car in the late 70s-early 80s, 55 Chevy with a B/RB Chrysler. Pretty sure it was a Gray Baskerville article, IIRC the swap was surprisingly painless.
     
  23. O.Hove
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    Go for it
    I remember the guy that put a Ford 427 in a new Corvette
     
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  24. saltflats
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    I knew that was going to stir you guys up. Like was said check the oil pan sump location.
    I have a 66 belvedere I am going to clone into a 67 GTX and was thinking of putting a big block chevy in it. I am sure it all boil down to what I have running at that time hell could be a 430 buick who knows.
    I am not brand specific I like most all of them if thay sound good and will burn a tire.
     
  25. rlsteel
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    A friend of mine raced a 57 with a 440 called heinz 57 in Tampa worked pretty good.
     
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  26. Cool!!! should generate some conversations.
    Remember a guy having a 57 chevy with a 406 ford tri power.
     
  27. rockfish
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    Please don't bastardize that car. It needs a 350 crate motor. Gotta keep a Chevy in your Chevy. :D Just kidding. I love the idea. Good luck.
     
  28. Ok...this is hilarious. I kept reading Umakee...Umakee...WTF and then AH-HA. Never seen this comment before!
     
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  29. saltflats
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    I remember a dirt track 55 chevy with a 427 ford in it and the ford scrip painted on the fenders. Someone put the fenders on another car and repainted them and the ford kept bleeding through.
     
  30. Big block Mopars fit in everything. The thought has crossed my mind before of buying a chevy and putting a mopar in it, just like an art piece to express myself.;)
     

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