When engine swaps first started in the early days of hot rodding they were a rarity to see anywhere in public. They were done to race cars and the random hot rod, but not to normal street cars. Over the decades that changed and swaps became more and more common. When small blocks in Jaguars, and other English roadsters, became a thing, so did small blocks in other small imports like the 240 and 260 Z cars from Datsun. Of course Chevrolet and Ford also wanted in on that and so their econo cars like the Vega, Maverick, and Pinto were good candidates as well. But it wasn’t until the 1990s that crate engines really became a thing that made swaps more main stream. When the LS Engine came out the swap world went absolutely nuts however and before long swapping one engine for another, became the normal regardless of platform. LS, Coyote, and Gen 3 Hemis became real possibilities for making big reliable and fun power in something older.
When LS Swaps became all the rage, kits started popping up to put one in all kinds of stuff and now there are dozens of companies selling specialized kits to put on in almost anything. To a lesser extent, the Coyote swap world has been making strides as well, but the HEMI folks were left a bit behind. Until now. Now, the Gen 3 HEMI is getting the love it deserves and that means tons of kits are being offered, with tons more on the way, to be able to put on in all your favorite Mopars and even some stuff that everyone would have thought only LS Swappable. This is the time to be a Mopar guy or gal, that is for sure, and this latest kit from Holley is a dream come true for B-Body Mopar fans who want the power, convenience, durability, and efficiency of a late model engine in their ride but still want it to have a heart of a Mopar.
This is one cool kit and you need to check it out if you have any interest in swapping your B-Body.