what vehicles will a 225 slant 6 from a 1974 dart fit in?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by hunt4grouse, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. hunt4grouse

    hunt4grouse Guest

    I have a rebuilt 225 slant 6 with a 904 torqflight tranny...they came
    out of a 1974 Dart Swinger.

    What are my options?

    What other vehicles (years & models) will that engine fit into?

    Has anyone put that engine and tranny in a Dakota truck or Jeep
    Wrangler?

    I want to know my options when searching the auto classifieds!
     
    hunt4grouse, Jul 8, 2006
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    MoPar Man Guest

    My '65 Polara had a slant-6 with 904.

    '77 Volare's also had slant-6 with 904.
     
    MoPar Man, Jul 8, 2006
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  3. My '63 Plymouth Valiant had that engine, but I don't know about the
    transmission as mine had three speed manual on the column.

    Frank
     
    Frank Boettcher, Jul 8, 2006
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    sqdancerLynn Guest

    IT IS NOT going to be smog legal unless you put it in another 60's/70's
    vehicle
     
    sqdancerLynn, Jul 10, 2006
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  5. hunt4grouse

    hunt4grouse Guest

    Thank you for your responses to my posting!
     
    hunt4grouse, Jul 15, 2006
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  6. The engine will fit and work correctly in any 1960-1987
    Chrysler-product car or truck originally equipped with a slant-6
    engine. Earlier- or later-model carburetion and/or ignition and/or
    emission devices may need to be used to maintain emissions compliance
    and physical compatibility, depending on the vehicle model and year and
    your local emission regulations. The engine can be installed in front
    of a 1960-1967 automatic transmission if a 1/8" annular adaptor ring is
    installed in the crankshaft's rear counterbore; everything will fit
    together without the adaptor ring, but trans front seals and bushings
    will wear out fast. 1967 and earlier applications need to use the oil
    pan and pickup tube correct for the vehicle, rather than the 1974
    items, for physical fit reasons. The engine can be installed in a
    vehicle with a manual transmission, but check to make sure the
    crankshaft is finish-drilled for the necessary pilot bushing (some
    engines originally used with automatics are not so drilled). The engine
    and transmission can also be installed in a 1964-1966 A-body (Dart,
    Valiant, Barracuda) originally equipped with a V8 engine, as long as
    the Slant-6 engine mounts and '62-'66 oil pan and pickup are used. This
    swap, replacing a V8, cannot be done in 1967-up A-bodies without also
    installing a Slant-6 K-frame.

    The transmission is a direct swap into any 1968 or later vehicle
    equipped with a slant-6 engine and A904 automatic. It cannot be used
    behind a 1967 or earlier slant-6 engine, because the early engines have
    a smaller crankshaft counterbore that will not accommodate the 1968-up
    torque converter nose, and the early converter doesn't fit the late
    transmission without extensive transmission modifications.
    Won't work and will violate Federal emissions regulations.
     
    Daniel J. Stern, Jul 16, 2006
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