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1973 Dodge Challenger - The Hemi Inside

This guy has been on TV. He also builds a cool 6.1L swapped '73 Dodge Challenger with modern Hemi power.

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Inside: The cabin is fully lined with Dynamat and a stealth 11-speaker stereo system installed with three-way component Focal speakers up front (whatever that means) in custom kick panels, two-way Focal speakers in the parcel deck, and a 10-inch JL Audio sub in a ported enclosure behind the rear seat all driven by JL amps in the trunk. There's an Alpine head unit with an Ipod connection, XM radio, a Bluetooth phone interface, and power windows (with remote roll up when the alarm is armed), power door and trunk locks, and a power antenna. Also interesting in such a swap are the gauges. The stock fuel sending unit is retained inside a Rick's Hot Rod Shop EFI gas tank conversion and there are available ports on the manifold and block for the stock temp and oil sending units (using thread adapters). The tach was converted with modern VDO internals and receives a signal directly from the Mopar Performance ECU. The ammeter was converted to a voltmeter.

Special tricks: The block needs a 45-degree oil filter adapter from a Dodge Durango and a shorter oil filter to clear the K-member.

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