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Old 12-11-2011, 09:15 AM
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what will fit in my '68 Cuda

I was wondering what the biggest Mopar motor was that i could fit into my 1968 plymouth barracuda? I would like to find out which one would be the easiest or with the least amount of fabrication. Thank you for your time.

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DEpends on your budget but most anything mopar will work. Try these guys for mounts, headers etc. Good stuff.
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my budget is decent i would say. I wanna say i read an article that says you can take a 360 then bore it over into like a 438 or something like that. Is that true and would it be worth doing? The engine will be kept N/A and carb'd.
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You can stick a 440 or stroked 400 (451) Mopar big block in there easily. All you will need is available here. You asked for the biggest engine that will fit. However, if your pockets are DEEP a 426 hemi will fit as well but be prepared to shell out $12,000-$14,000 just for the motor.

B and RB Mopars are fairly easy to find, relatively inexpensive to rebuild and make gobs of torque and HP.

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thank you everybody for the advice and site, i found the last site had a lot of useful information on the swaps
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Mopar also sells 528ci Hemi's
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Mopar also sells 528ci Hemi's
That would be the $14,000 version.

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lol i dont need anything that big. I was thinking either 383 or 440.
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What are the drawback to putting a 440 or 426 into the 68 A body versus sticking a 340 or 318 in there?

I am a newb and dont know much but I also want to drop a V8 into my 68 and pondering the pros and cons of throwing a larger engine into it.

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What are the drawback to putting a 440 or 426 into the 68 A body versus sticking a 340 or 318 in there?

I am a newb and dont know much but I also want to drop a V8 into my 68 and pondering the pros and cons of throwing a larger engine into it.

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Basically it comes down to handling. If you want to go fast in a straight line, then a big block is your answer. If you want to go around curves then stick with the small block. A Mopar small block weighs approximately 535 lbs. The big block tips the scales around 670 lbs. The hemi (426) weighs in at a whopping 765 lbs. So you have a 135 lb. difference between the small block and big block and 230 lb. difference to the hemi. Lighter weight corners better but the torque of a big block (or hemi) is what gets you down the quarter mile.

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I had a 73 Cuda (not sure how much different it is from a 68), but I pulled the stock 318 and replaced with a very healty 383/727 built using the "recipe" from the old Direct Connection Catalog. Fit like a glove and ran like a scalded cat, but then I wasn't very worried about corners.
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