Hemi Motor Mounts Made Easy By Mancini Racing

While Gen III Hemi transplants are all the rage right now, the mother of all motor swaps is still the elephant itself. Flatly, nothing beats a 426 Hemi under hood. Unfortunately, Ma Mopar didn’t exactly make the original a drop-in replacement for its small and big-block brethren.

The 426 itself is considered to be part of the RB block family, but is way different than something like a 440 when it comes to mounting. From the factory, Hemi K-frames were totally unique.

Both sides were specially-designed for the application, which makes original units easy to identify: just look for the passenger side’s massively-wide mounting ear. Because of those differences, however, dropping a Hemi into a non-Hemi car used to require custom mounts or a factory K-frame which would obviously command big bucks.

Mancini Racing offers a third option that’s less time-consuming and less costly in their Gen II 426 Hemi conversion kit (P/N MREBCEH). Straight from the experts, it sounds like quite the turn-key solution:

They said it couldn’t be done: A direct bolt-on Hemi conversion kit that offers factory-correct position and race performance strength — along with a smooth, insulated ride. Our bullet-proof, spool mount Hemi Kit lets you easily bolt a new crate or original street 426 Hemi to your V8 or B/RB k-member — with no additional fabrication, expensive K-member changes, cutting, welding, suspension changes or additional installation parts required. Fits factory Hemi manifolds, works with power steering, power brakes, and automatic and manual transmissions.

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Kent Will

Kent grew up in the shop with his old man and his '70 Charger R/T. His first car was a 1969 Super Bee project when Kent was fourteen. That restoration experience lead to pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a career in manufacturing. Since then, the garage has expanded to include a '67 Satellite, a '72 Scamp, and a 2010 Mopar '10 Challenger.

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