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SEMA 2016: Mopar reveals new kits for 1970s cars and earlier

SEMA 2016: Mopar reveals new kits for 1970s cars and earlier image

Nica Onate / Mopar | November 04, 2016 08:40

Factory-backed, efficient option for iconic Mopar cars

Mopar has just revealed their new Crate HEMI Engine Kits during a press event at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.

The company claims that the new kits provide enthusiasts a factory-backed, efficient option for plugging Gen III HEMI engines into iconic Mopar vehicles from the 1970s and earlier.

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 as well as earlier vehicles, allowing the 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. 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.” said Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA – Global.

The Mopar 345 Crate HEMI and 392 Crate HEMI Engine Kits include: 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 electrical components of the new Mopar crate motors

In addition, the kits are compatible with respective 5.7-liter or 6.4-liter engines built in 2014 or newer, are shipped in distinctive packaging featuring either the 345 or 392 logo. Available hardware includes a power steering expansion kit, AC expansion kit, and rear sump oil pan kit, among other components.

Factory calibration is featured on the unlocked PCM. The Mopar 345 Crate HEMI Engine Kit produces 388 PS and 576 Nm for the 5.7-liter HEMI engine. The 392 Crate HEMI Engine Kit, on the other hand, keeps the 6.4-liter HEMI purring at 491 PS and 640 Nm of torque.

Mopar Crate HEMI Engine Kits are designed and optimized for use with manual transmissions. Meanwhile, automatic transmissions such as the Torqueflite 727 and 904 can also be adapted for use.

The Mopar 345 Crate HEMI and 392 Crate HEMI Engine 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.

For interested customers, the company said that the kits are now available online.