Now It’s Easier to Roll with a Modern HEMI in an Old-School Mopar
Mopar Unlocks New Crate HEMI Engine Kit
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA US LLC) announced at the 2016 SEMA Show that dropping in a Gen III HEMI engine into Mopar vehicles from the 70s and earlier is now much simpler when using their HEMI engine kit. The new Mopar 345 Crate HEMI Engine Kit for the 5.7-liter engine and Mopar 392 Crate HEMI Engine Kit for the 6.4-liter HEMI can be paired with model year 1975 and earlier vehicles, enabling owners to inject modern HEMI power into muscle-car era machines such as the Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Plymouth ‘Cuda and many other makes and models.
“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.”
The Mopar 345 Crate HEMI and 392 Crate HEMI Engine Kits, which are sold separately from the crate engines, are both available for purchase now through FCA US LLC dealers either in-store or online at www.Mopar.com/CrateHEMI. Included in the kit is 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 engine kits are compatible with the respective 5.7-liter or 6.4-liter engines built in 2014 or newer.
A factory calibration is featured on the unlocked PCM. The Mopar 345 Crate HEMI Engine Kit bumps horsepower to 383 and torque to 425 lb.ft. for the 5.7-liter HEMI engine, while the 392 Crate HEMI Engine Kit keeps the 6.4-liter HEMI steady at 485 horses and 472 lb.ft. of torque. Mopar Crate HEMI Engine Kits are designed and optimized for use with manual transmissions. Automatic transmissions such as the Torqueflite 727 and 904, while not optimal, can also be adapted for use.
Available hardware that will help transition to modern HEMI power includes a power steering expansion kit, AC expansion kit, and rear sump oil pan kit, among other components.
The Mopar 345 Crate HEMI and 392 Crate HEMI Engine Kits are available at the same manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,795. The kits can be used with a previously purchased 2014 or newer 5.7-liter or 6.4-liter HEMI service engine, or customers can purchase a new 5.7-liter or 6.4-liter HEMI engine and Crate HEMI Engine Kit together. The Mopar Crate HEMI Engine Kits feature a Mopar two-year/unlimited mileage warranty.
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)
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)