There is also information in the RWD section of this forum about Ford C5 bellhousings from 2.8L v6's that bolt up to the 3.0 along with using an AOD converter. Kinda sketchy to try since I have never seen anything but that persons statement. It would be junkyard and cheap.
The idea that a 3.0 is significantly heavier than a dressed T1 setup, maybe as long as you don't measure.
I think a v8 should be in order for all the work... if you must run the 2.5 or 3.0 I'm thinking a rear end from a awd mini van, but I don't think it would last long with a v8 . I also wonder about dodge stealth parts, engine, rear end etc. Now a twin turbo 3.0 from a stealth would be interesting
Keep your car the way it is (assuming it is a good reliable car).
Buy another car off here or local that has a bad drive train. Then put a small block dodge (318/360) with the auto trans in. The small block and auto will fit into the chassis and you can keep the interior stock. The conversion will be much more straightforward.
Back in the 80s and 90s there was a shop near me that built chrysler drag cars. The guy (Jim Hale) had l lots of mopar racing stuff. I still remember his factory hemi dart and altered wheelbase hemi car. He became very tight with Chrysler and they started having him do things for them.. Chrysler had developed a crossmember that bolted in the daytona to help you convert it to RWD with a small block. They gave him new daytonas for the conversion. It was nice when done. It looked mostly stock on the outside and interior but under the hood was a v8!
Anyway if I was doing a conversion I would do the V8 conversion on another car (it will take forever).
Exline Custom Auto does rwd conversions using 5.7 or 6.1 hemi. They could tell you what they're conversion would cost. Going rwd with a 3.0 would be bad ass if you also went twin turbo. But that depends $$$.
A stock 3.0 won't beat a 5 year old v6 mustang,camaro, or challenger. Before I would do all the work and spend the money to convert, I think I would just trade the car, or drive as is. I have both fwd and rwd and I honestly find my Shelby Daytona more fun than my 340 challenger
I understand that no one here is badgering me or being critical of me. On that note I apologize for all the posts. This car is exactly what I want just wich they had more performance upgrades and that it was REAR WHEEL DRIVE!!
So, I am just trying to find a logical way to do this with the car.
If you don't mind can I ask all of you one more question. What is my expected price minus a 318 motor I have. To convert my Daytona to rwd?
Just looking for a realistic price range. Thanks
i agree my 89 daytona 2.5l n/a is lacking but im interested to hear if you had any success