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#1 sdrt

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 08:11 AM

Finally going to post this up now that I have most of the parts to complete the swap and the car is in its home in the garage.  I was going to just build the G54b but Ive decided to go a different direction. I’ve been wanting to do this magnum 360/ 5 speed swap for a while in my challenger but I have decided to go a different direction with that car.  So…..now this swap is going to make its way in to the conquest.  This cars purpose in life is going to mainly be a driver, but it will see plenty of drift time.  I sponsor our local drift scene called South Dakota Drift and we have about 4-5 events a year.

I do have an introductory thread somewhere here if you want to track the car from day one when I bought it.

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I’ll start the story here.  The day I pulled the G54b and 5 speed out of the car.
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Posted 01 October 2014 - 08:12 AM

The 1988 Toyota Supra I purchased for the transmission.  The car was an original turbo car that someone blew up and swapped in a N/A 3sge in to.  The car still had the R154 5 speed tranny in it that I wanted.
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Next I purchased a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup with the Magnum 360 V8.  It was easier to buy the complete truck so I could take all of the wiring that I needed to swap in to the quest.
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The unfortunate thing about these vehicles is that they both ran and drove, but they didn’t have titles.  Both I parted out and hopefully the parts made it to other cars to get back on the road.

This is how the car sits today in my garage.  I just pulled everything in the garage this weekend to start this project for the winter.  I have coilovers and other misc. parts that the car will receive also.  I am building this car on a budget so I’m hoping it wont be to slow going.
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I’ll keep everyone posted on the project.  I’m sure I’ll be asking many questions from the v8 swap people.

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:27 AM

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 10:27 AM

Nice you have alot of work a head of you.

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 01:36 PM

That is going to be sweet! What are your plans for the intake? Stock beer barrel?
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Posted 07 October 2014 - 04:21 PM

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View PostStarfyter, on 07 October 2014 - 01:36 PM, said:

That is going to be sweet! What are your plans for the intake? Stock beer barrel?

Yes, the plan is to stick with the stock intake from the truck.  There isn’t many options out there for the magnum motor if I want to keep it efi. The whole point of using this motor is to keep the car fuel injected. The barrel is rated well for torque so I’m hoping that will work in my favor.  The plan is to get this motor around 300 horse for now and go from there.

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 05:53 AM

Pm'd you

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 06:55 PM

Nice swap. I'm excited to see updates as you move along in your build

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 10:48 PM

Ive done the same swap but with a 904 auto in my 86. Prepare your self for a lot of fab work and welding. If you have any questions feel free to get ahold of me.

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 02:01 PM

magnum heads flow so much better than LA's ;) Mopar Baby !
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Posted 21 November 2014 - 12:38 PM

I agree.  I am porting and polishing a set of rebuilt magnum heads I have laying around.  This way I can just swap out the ones on the motor with the new ones.  Hopefully I will pick up a few HP's with them.

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 02:35 PM

Cool build!  Looking forward to the fab work pics.
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Posted 20 March 2015 - 04:53 PM

A little update since its been a while.  The car is pretty close to a shell at the moment.  I have been working on the suspension lately while I am waiting on the new oil pan and pickup to get here.  I needed a car pan to mock the motor in.  I picked up a pair of Sparco seats that I will have to adapt the stock seat bracket to.  Once I get the suspension back together I will be cutting the front of the car off to the frame.  This will fix all the damage up front and allow me to put in wheel tubs for more angle on the steering.  I had some issues with this last drift season. The plans are to get a cage in within the next couple of weeks to I can get the interior back together.

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You will have to look past the trashed garage.  We did alot of work that day and not a ton of care was given in the cleanliness.  

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I am still having problems figuring out the efi situation.  There are multiple people that have done this swap on the interwebs but hardly anyone has a write up on how they wired the ECU and engine harness. Looks like I will be busting out the wiring diagrams for both vehicles.

More to come.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 09:06 AM

keep it rollin'
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Posted 09 April 2015 - 12:12 PM

Some 360 info.  http://www.hotrod.co...150203_39852857

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 02:27 PM

Looks like it's been a while since I have updated so I'll throw up a few pics of the car so far.  There are still a few questions I need answered but I think most of the car has been figured out.

Enjoy ;)

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Pretty close to finished product here.  I did get some rear camber plates and I put the spacers in the front camber plates that are not shown here.
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Posted 06 July 2015 - 02:39 PM

Cleaned up the used camber plates and took them apart to grease.

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New pressure plate

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Test fitting motor and tranny together.  Everything seems to fit fine but I need to figure out a new bushing for the input shaft

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Motor fits just need to figure out headers and engine mounts

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Cleaned up the

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 02:49 PM

I had to partially cut the tunnel to get the tranny to fit.  I probably could have "massaged" it but I would rather build my own.  As you can see from the pictures I'm going to have a problem with the slave cylinder. Its right in the way of the gas pedal. I'm trying to find out if someone makes a different one or if I'm going to have to move the pedals.

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Test fitting the wheels.  They are 18x11.  These are not the wheels and tires going on the car but are similar in size and back spacing.  I will not stretch my tires this far.

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 03:54 AM

making great strides with the car what wheels are those?

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 01:41 PM

Yes the car is coming along. At this point I should have just built the G54 but no turning back now.  The wheels are 18x11 ssr agle strusse.




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