Swap a Modern HEMI Into Your Classic Mopar with Mopar’s New Crate HEMI Engine Kits


The Dodge Shakedown Challenger, a blend of design cues from the past and present, features a new Mopar 392 Crate HEMI® Engine Kit under the hood to help administer a 6.4-liter HEMI® jolt to the heart of the classic 1971 Challenger.

With modern HEMI swaps into old Mopars becoming quite popular, Mopar has decided to step up their game with a fantastic announcement at the 2016 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas! For those that have installed or are in the process of installing a modern HEMI engine into your classic Mopar, you know how tough it can be getting all the electronics and computer systems to work properly. After all, you are trying to run them in a car they were never designed for.

Mopar has just announced a complete game changer for modern HEMI swaps with their new Mopar Crate HEMI Engine Kits that provide enthusiasts with a factory-backed, budget oriented plug and play option for putting Gen III HEMI engines into 1960’s and 1970’s Mopar vehicles. Their awesome all-new Mopar 345 Crate HEMI Engine Kit for the 5.7L HEMI engine and Mopar 392 Crate HEMI Engine Kit for the 6.4L HEMI can be paired with all 1975 and older Mopar vehicles! Each kit includes a power distribution center, a powertrain control module (PCM), engine and chassis wiring harnesses, an accelerator pedal, O2 sensors, ground jumper, charge air temperature sensor and in-depth information sheets on installation.

The Mopar 345 Crate HEMI® Engine Kit for the 5.7-liter engine a

A factory calibration is loaded on the unlocked PCM and bumps the horsepower to 383 and torque to 425 lb.ft. for the 5.7L HEMI engine, while staying around the same for the 6.4L HEMI at 485 horsepower and 472 lb.ft. of torque. Mopar’s Crate HEMI Engine Kits are designed and optimized for use with manual transmissions although automatic transmissions such as the Torqueflite 727 and 904, while not optimal, can also be adapted for use. The kits can be used with a previously purchased new or used 2014 or newer 5.7L or 6.4L HEMI engine, or customers can purchase a new 5.7L or 6.4L brand new crate engine with the Crate HEMI Engine Kit together. These kits feature a Mopar two-year/unlimited mileage warranty. To better aid with the install, Mopar has also gathered together additional engine accessory hardware components enthusiasts will need to suit their individual installation needs including a power steering expansion kit, AC expansion kit and rear sump oil pan kit.

“Our new Mopar Crate HEMI Engine Kits answer enthusiast demand for a relatively simple solution for plugging modern-day HEMI engine power into their classic Mopar rides,” said Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA – Global. “The engine kits include the hardware to plant a 5.7-liter or 6.4-liter HEMI engine under the hood with the factory-backed confidence that comes when using Mopar parts. They also offer optional front-end accessory kits like power steering or even exhaust manifolds to make installation easier. Starting today, our fans can order the kit online and start working on their favorite project with the peace of mind that comes when using a Mopar product.”

Both Mopar engine kits have a MSRP of $1,795 each and are available for purchase now through your local Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram dealer either in-store or online at www.Mopar.com/CrateHEMI.
Part Number/Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) Information:

Mopar Crate HEMI Engine Kits
345 Crate HEMI Engine Kit (PN 77072455AC): For use with 5.7-liter engine assemblies; power distribution center, powertrain control module, engine and chassis wiring harnesses, accelerator pedal, O2 sensors, ground jumper, charge air temp sensor, in-depth installation information sheets MSRP $1,795

392 Crate HEMI Engine Kit (PN 77072454AC): For use with 6.4-liter engine assemblies; power distribution center, powertrain control module, engine and chassis wiring harnesses, accelerator pedal, O2 sensors, ground jumper, charge air temp sensor, in-depth installation information sheets MSRP $1,795

Engine Assemblies
5.7-liter Gen III HEMI Engine (PN 68303088AA): Requires 345 Crate HEMI Kit MSRP $6,070
6.4-liter Gen III HEMI Engine (PN 68303090AA): Requires 392 Crate HEMI Kit MSRP $9,335

Engine Accessory Hardware Kits (for 5.7L and 6.4L engine assemblies)
Car FEAD Basics Kit (PN 77072445): Alternator, belt, pulleys, bolt MSRP $625
Car Power Steering Expansion Kit (PN 77072448): Power steering pump, belt, bolts MSRP $255
Car AC Expansion Kit (PN 77072446): AC compressor, belt, bolts MSRP $350
Rear Sump Oil Pan Kit (PN 77072450): Oil pan, pick up tube, gasket, bolts MSRP $179
45 Degree Oil Filter Adapter (PN 77072447): Filter adapter, oil filter, bolts, seal MSRP $89
Jeep SRT Exhaust Manifolds (PN 77072462): Manifolds, gaskets, bolts MSRP $349

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Cody Krueger

Car Feature Editor – [email protected] Since the age of 4, Cody has been obsessed with everything Mopar. On Christmas of 1998, Cody's parents gave him a rusty '69 Charger shell that his father saved from a field. Cody's garage still features that '69 Charger as well as the additions of a '71 Charger R/T, '71 Super Bee, '08 Challenger SRT8 and a '12 Ram 3500. Cody can truly and proudly say that he is a true Mopar nut in love with all types of Mopars!