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Old 08-26-2008, 07:44 PM
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413 RV engine swap

i have an RV that i got for free from a friend about 2 years ago. it has the chrysler 413 in it, WITH ONLY 7,000 MILES ever! i have heard that it is hard to swap into a car. but then i have also heard that it is cake. please help me! i planned on getting a late '60s dodge dart to put it in. i have looked all over the internet but have yet to find any answers.

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well...a 413 is basically a small bore 440, same engine family and as far as i know the blocks are basically identicle externally so anything you can put a 440 in a 413 will fit the same...parts such as heads, cams manifolds etc all interchange between 413 and 440 pistons could be a headache to get though...not impossible though
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I have seen some chrysler powered airport busses with funny water pumps and front motor mounts. If the rv used normal truck parts it should be and easy swap.
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Nothing is impossible if you want it bad enough.
The worst thing that could come of it is that it takes alot of time.
Part of the fun of doing a swap is the work it takes to get it all together.
Get ready for an adventure & Dig IN!

2 Last bits of advise....

1. Don't let anyone tell you, you can't do something.
2. Don't ever quit on a project worth doing.

The best of luck to you.
& who knows maybe you'll be the only guy on here that has first hand knowledge about 413 swaps...
~Jim
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thanks guys. i will plan soon for pulling the motor from the RV!
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I just put a 413 rv motor into a 68 dodge coronet. The heads for the rv block are junk and have a water passage for the intake. the high performance big blocks did not use this design. all big block heads are the same demensions I went with stage 2 383 heads. It is the block that is different. You have a raised bore or rb block. If you are putting the engine in a b body car that had a v-8 you don't have to change the cross member. Any other body style will require a big block cross member. as far as engine mount brackets, go to 440source.com You can find a lot of good info on the stuff you need. The RB intake is wider than the B intake. The exhaust is a little of a challenge also. If you do your homework and don't rush it, it will go smooth.
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440 in a '68 Dart using cast iron manifolds....
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FWIW, the 361 through 440 RV and industrial engines had special heads with water outlet passages at the front of the heads and unique exhaust manifold mounting flanges and were built through '78. SOME had unique crankshaft snouts.
I have a '78 361 RV engine.
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