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    Not sure if Greg Snider is a member on here or not but I know his name has popped up here from time to time. I have him on Instagram where he has already done a successful 392 Hemi swap and is currently installing the Hellcat power plant in his Dakota. So far it looks awesome and I can hardly wait to see the finished project.

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    Yea, this will be a wicked truck. Who's buying his older hemi?
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    He mentioned he already sold it and its gone.

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    I think Rob Rohe bought it.
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    Greg is a member here, he just doesn't visit much.
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    Holy smokes. That's awesome. I hoped someone would shoehorn a Hellcat into one of these bricks.

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    I’ll nudge him and see if he’ll chime in here about his latest project.

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    ayyyyy that's me

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlakDak71 View Post
    ayyyyy that's me
    Hi Greg,

    So tell us what your up to these days. How’s that new project of yours coming along?

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    Announced by Official Mopar today that you can purchase the Hellcat crate engine.

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    The Hellcrates were announced back at Sema 2017. I ran my 392 all last year and loved it, got impulsive last week and bought a low mileage take out. Waiting on the oil pan to show up and I hope to have the motor dropped in this weekend, maybe running by the end of February. It really just depends on how the plumbing for the blower is. Everything should be relatively close to what the 392 was - I'll have to upgrade my fuel system and clutch pretty substantially though lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlakDak71 View Post
    The Hellcrates were announced back at Sema 2017. I ran my 392 all last year and loved it, got impulsive last week and bought a low mileage take out. Waiting on the oil pan to show up and I hope to have the motor dropped in this weekend, maybe running by the end of February. It really just depends on how the plumbing for the blower is. Everything should be relatively close to what the 392 was - I'll have to upgrade my fuel system and clutch pretty substantially though lol.
    Nice! Awesome build!! Make sure you share your experience to help boost readership here. I miss coming here for the good tech info. It seems we are all pitted against each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlakDak71 View Post
    The Hellcrates were announced back at Sema 2017. I ran my 392 all last year and loved it, got impulsive last week and bought a low mileage take out. Waiting on the oil pan to show up and I hope to have the motor dropped in this weekend, maybe running by the end of February. It really just depends on how the plumbing for the blower is. Everything should be relatively close to what the 392 was - I'll have to upgrade my fuel system and clutch pretty substantially though lol.
    Great to see someone take on such a cool project! Look forward to the progress and results.

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    Trying to figure out where I'm going to mount the oil cooler and auxiliary low temp radiator for the blower. I'll still have to fit the main low temp radiator as well, which will be about the size of an a/c condenser. Along with this, I've got to figure out where to mount the low temp radiator pump to circulate the coolant. Definitely going to be more issues with this than there was with the 392. I wanted to use the air ducts from the donor car, but with the core support there's simply no way to use them. The coolers are a little bigger than I thought, but I think mounting them up front like this will be fine for what I do. Michigan summers? This will be fine...climbing up Davis Dam in July...not so much. And no, the zip ties aren't permanent lol.

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    Maybe just mount the coolers so de by side centered in the lower bumper, it'll probably look better, and it won't effect cooling much, they're not right against the rad


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    You could do similar to this, behind the fog light/bumper, or under the truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlakDak71 View Post
    The Hellcrates were announced back at Sema 2017. I ran my 392 all last year and loved it, got impulsive last week and bought a low mileage take out. Waiting on the oil pan to show up and I hope to have the motor dropped in this weekend, maybe running by the end of February. It really just depends on how the plumbing for the blower is. Everything should be relatively close to what the 392 was - I'll have to upgrade my fuel system and clutch pretty substantially though lol.
    What oil pan are you using im dropping a 5.7 into my dakota, just wondering if there is something diffrent out there besides the mildon

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1FstHemi View Post
    What oil pan are you using im dropping a 5.7 into my dakota, just wondering if there is something diffrent out there besides the mildon
    I used the Milodon on my 392 and I'm going to use the same pan on the Hellcat. Waiting on the pickup tube currently. I've been told that there are two bolt holes that are located in a slightly different location though so I'll have to drill and fill them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlakDak71 View Post
    I used the Milodon on my 392 and I'm going to use the same pan on the Hellcat. Waiting on the pickup tube currently. I've been told that there are two bolt holes that are located in a slightly different location though so I'll have to drill and fill them.
    The pick up tube is what has me confused rite now, I have a pre vvt 5.7 I dont know if these have the issues with the pick up tube not aligning also thanks for the reply.

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    The Milodon tube works fine for Pre-VVT Hemis. To use it on 09-up model motors you have to cut the flange off and reclock it about 25° and reweld it.

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    Ok thaks can wait to see yours run
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    Damn....I have a problem hooking 500 RWHP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlakDak71 View Post
    Trying to figure out where I'm going to mount the oil cooler and auxiliary low temp radiator for the blower. I'll still have to fit the main low temp radiator as well, which will be about the size of an a/c condenser. Along with this, I've got to figure out where to mount the low temp radiator pump to circulate the coolant. Definitely going to be more issues with this than there was with the 392. I wanted to use the air ducts from the donor car, but with the core support there's simply no way to use them. The coolers are a little bigger than I thought, but I think mounting them up front like this will be fine for what I do. Michigan summers? This will be fine...climbing up Davis Dam in July...not so much. And no, the zip ties aren't permanent lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adobedude View Post
    Damn....I have a problem hooking 500 RWHP.
    Maybe some of us like doing burnouts at 60 mph


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    Burnout machines are more fun anyway. I go to the track once or twice a year.

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