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Title: Engine/Trans Swap Question
Post by: Scott on December 28, 2010, 01:03:21 PM
Will the engine and trans (318/904) from a '79 LeBaron swap to a '66 Fury (original 318 car)?
Title: Engine/Trans Swap Question
Post by: Jason Goldsack on December 28, 2010, 01:11:45 PM
If the 66 fury had a 727 there will be a difference in the rear tranny mount and driveshaft length..

Title: Engine/Trans Swap Question
Post by: Scott on December 28, 2010, 01:27:38 PM
Thanks.
How can you tell the difference between a 904 and a 727?  What was the first year for the 904?
Title: Engine/Trans Swap Question
Post by: Steve on December 28, 2010, 01:53:50 PM
Easiest way is by the shape of the pan
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/transID2.jpg)
Title: Engine/Trans Swap Question
Post by: Steve on December 28, 2010, 02:00:45 PM
That Labaron may have a lock up converter which can be a good thing.  Cut the RPMs while cruising by 150.
 
If you are doing a Plymouth, the drive shaft from a Dodge or Chrysler, same year, same doors will soklve the problem.  The 904 is 2" shorter than the 727.  But the wheel base on the dodge is 2" longer.  It works!
 
When I put the 518 in Polaraco, it was 2" longer than the 727!  So I used a drive shaft from a 71 4 door Fury and it was a perfect fit.
Title: Engine/Trans Swap Question
Post by: Scott on December 28, 2010, 02:50:18 PM

Quote from: POLARACO
That Labaron may have a lock up converter which can be a good thing.  Cut the RPMs while cruising by 150.
 
If you are doing a Plymouth, the drive shaft from a Dodge or Chrysler, same year, same doors will soklve the problem.  The 904 is 2" shorter than the 727.  But the wheel base on the dodge is 2" longer.  It works!
 

Good info, thanks Steve!
Title: Engine/Trans Swap Question
Post by: Steve on December 28, 2010, 04:22:43 PM
check the wheel bases.  Dodge is usually 2" longer.  I meant to say that before
Title: Engine/Trans Swap Question
Post by: firedome on December 29, 2010, 03:21:43 PM
Also wasn't 67 the first year for the LA 318?  Not sure what that
means difference wise from the old wide block 318 as far as swaps go...

Title: Engine/Trans Swap Question
Post by: Steve on December 29, 2010, 04:34:40 PM
I think the LA hit the C's in 66
Title: Engine/Trans Swap Question
Post by: Guests on December 29, 2010, 05:47:04 PM
1964 for the 273 and 1967 for the LA 318. But for some reason I think the 1966 was the first year for the 273 in a C body.
Title: Engine/Trans Swap Question
Post by: Michael Bond on April 07, 2011, 04:46:33 PM
The 318 poly mounts should work just fine.  Just make sure you have the 318 mounts from the 66, and they should bolt directly to the LA.

Title: Engine/Trans Swap Question
Post by: Leaburn Patey on April 07, 2011, 06:09:47 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
I think the LA hit the C's in 66
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley5.gif)
1967 first year for LA in C's in the US.
1968 for us Canuckians
 
Title: Engine/Trans Swap Question
Post by: Leaburn Patey on April 07, 2011, 06:11:47 PM
Quote from: rexus31
Thanks.

1968 first year for the 904 in  the 318 powered Fury's
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