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Who owns the Red Hemi Daytona That in the video floating around on Facebook?
 

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I will be paying attention to this. I still have my 86 laser from high school, though it no longer runs. I remember back in the day looking at the Mopar catalog and the k members for the v8 conversion. Anyhow. I'll send a PM to keep me on a list for a kit interest.
 

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From what I understand is he used the LX setup & narrowed it down 2" I think.... Could be wrong, I've looked at so much swap stuff it's hard to remember.. It's what I'll do when I do one..Dave
 

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UPDATE: 19 APR 2018

All,

Wow great pictures and video of a car someone obviously spent a good amount of time on.

Spoke with Bill from Riley Motorsports today to see if he'd be interested in building RWD kits. He's going to think it over and get back to me. Initial impression is he seemed interested and was very patient while I talked through the car and the journey. Hopefully good news to follow.

Tom
 

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I know Bill Riley over at RileyTech, he is using my conversion bracket, shift rods and GLHS style fan in his lemos car. I've been by his place near Charlotte and was treated to a personal tour of the entire facility....you wouldn't believe the technology that he has at his disposal. Something like 35 guys employed there now all building and restoring manufacturer and rich boy toys with every racing technology tool you can imagine. Currently the shop is filled with AMG Mercedes, a few retired Vipers, and one or two vintage cars under restoration. RileyTech has (among many other things) 3D printing, CAD, carbon fiber autoclaves, water jet cutting, a full fabrication shop, I mean the man has everything imaginable. It's a top of the line race car construction operation where the fastest cars in the world get the good stuff. Riley is a 2nd generation racer, got it in his DNA. I couldn't speak more highly of his operation or the man, if you get to work with he and his team, it will be a top notch and proven product absolutely for sure.
 

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UPDATE: 20 June

Heard from Bill at Riley Motorsports and we are a go!! Next step is for me to bring the cars to him. Couldn't be happier or more confident in the kit they will produce.

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I just took two hours and read this entire thread. I've got an 86 Turbo Z that I've all ready done a resto-mod on with a built 2.2 T2, but I blew that engine up and a 5.7 Hemi with RWD sounds a lot more fun than building a new 4 banger...
 

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iangoround,

Impressed you read the whole thread! Yes I have rebuilt the 2.2s and made some decent numbers, but then I'd start tearing up CV shafts, strut bushings, and transmissions.

The 5.7 bone stock is 345 - 385hp depending on which year you buy and the 6-speed and dana 44 are more than strong enough for this car.

Thanks for the feedback.

Tom
 

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Re: 1990 Dodge Daytona rear wheel drive conversion

Tom,

I've got a Ram with the 5.7 hemi in it and I like it a lot. It's not very quick moving around a 5500lb truck, but it's a great dependable engine.

I'm super interested in crossmembers when they become available, and info on other parts used. Do you have any CAD drawings of anything? Would a DIY "weld it yourself" kit he an option? That might be easier to get made. Anyone with a waterjet and tube bender could make the parts.

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UPDATE: 26 JUN 2018

BL: Reilly Motorsports does not want to build crossmembers

This is a very custom car and the crossmembers will only get you so far. For those that want to know more...
Although they were happy with the way the car drove and looked it boils down to price and sales. The math just doesn't add up.

Some big swoopy arrow beer math for all to consider: $25,900 yes... that's roughly what I have spent just on parts!! (see ROUGH estimates below)

$1600 front suspension parts (1990 up lower A arms, wheelbearings, 1990 spindles, rebuilt rack with center tube flipped 180 degrees, tie rod kit, BC coil overs)
$2000-3000 raw crossmember (this is a guess)
$2500-4500 5.7 Hemi engine
$2000 plug and play 5.7 harness with computer
$2000-3000 transmission (6-speed), bell housing, clutch, flywheel, slave cylinder)
$300 trans crossmember (this is a guess)
$1500-2500 rear crossmember with frame connectors
$1600 Art Morrison triangulated 4 bar links, brackets, sway bar, coil overs
$3000 rear axle, locker, rear brakes
$1500-4000 exhaust varies from exhaust manifolds to headers, lots of choices
$400 fuel cell, fuel pump, lines

This doesn't include modifying your trans tunnel, exhaust tunnel, removing your spare tire well, and all the odds and ends you'll need.

So with all that said what could I do but shake their hand, thank them for their time, load my car and drive home.

I'm not really sure what direction I'll go next, but with less than 30 days before I deploy for 9 months I'm sure this means another year set back.

Respectfully,
Tom
 

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UPDATE: 18 June 2019

All,

Many thanks for the continued calls and inquiries, I genuinely appreciate your patience.

BLUF: I'm still going to find a way to make kits, but time has been my biggest challenge.

Finally redeployed, but was immediately was called upon to relocate from the east coast to the west coast within three weeks of redeploying. The last few years have been so busy and now I'm starting over on a new coast.

Hoping to get oriented quickly and find someone to work with soon.

Best wishes to you all
Tom

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