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Now this Dodge has a HEMI!
Greg Willoughby of Springdale Arkansas drove his ‘33 Dodge down to let the team at Street & Performance measure to see if the HEMI would fit into his Street Rod.
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  It took a couple months to acquire the car, but Greg finally got it home. From the very beginning he wanted a state of the art drive line. Being a pilot he has always enjoyed the latest technology, for power, reliability and fuel efficiency. Immediately after getting the car, he located an engine from a 94 Dodge Ram  and transmission from a 93 Dakota.  However, he did not get the wiring from either.  Greg began what turned out to be an 18 month adventure building a fuel system and wiring harness from junk yard pieces, he also raided the local Dodge dealerships for disposed of warranty harness to make the set up run. There were no vendors, and MOPAR did not offer an harness for the street rodders.  They finished their car in October 1999 and two hours later were on their way to Charlotte and the Goodguys event. Greg’s shake down ride ended after a little over 2500 miles and two weeks of absolute joy.  Since that ride we have driven this car over 7000 miles each year to both NSRA and Goodguys events as well as many weekends just enjoying being on the road.  They have averaged over 22 miles per gallon with the 94 Ram engine, driving highway speeds and pulling their trailer.

Greg is a Captain on an Airbus A320, which is a fly by wire airplane.  Having a drive by wire driveline was very appealing to him.  When S&P began to get the new Hemi engines he knew that is what he wanted in this car if it would fit without changing the looks of the car.  So last October he took the  Dodge to S&P to have them measure it to see if the HEMI would fit into the engine compartment of the ‘33.   Greg wanted the car to have more power,  to be unique, and mostly to enhance his personal enjoyment.
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The old Dodge drivetrain is removed to begin the process of making the nessesary brackets and mounts to perform the transplant. Although S&P can provide new HEMI’s and transmissions, S&P used one of the low mileage engine and transmissions  they also had in stock.
The 5.7 HEMI was then set into place with the radiator in position to measure for radiator clearance and to begin the fabrication of the new HEMI engine plates and transmission crossmember.  This is also a good time to check for hood and engine accessories clearance.
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 S&P’s new aluminum adapter plates allow the use of a GM style biscuit motor mount. (Driver Side)  
Adapter plates come with 10 mm flat head bolts. Be sure to use anti-seize on all bolt threads. (Passenger Side)
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Due to the trucks 5 speed automatic transmissions larger size, the transmission tunnel had to be enlarged.
Since the transmission will be mounted using the  mount on the rear of the case, a sawzaw was used to remove the rear tail housing pad to allow more rear crossmember clearance.
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With the engine and transmission in the proper location, Mark was then able to bolt the engine biscuit perch mounts into place. (Driver Side Right Photo, Passenger Side Left Photo)
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S&P street rod Chromex coated 5.7 HEMI header for the passenger side was installed to check for clearance of the engine mount, knock sensor and crank sensor
The driver side header was also installed to check for the engine mount, steering shaft and driver side knock sensor clearance.
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Charlie’s Oil Pans located in Norton, Ohio, provided us with this mid sump aluminum oil pan. We used this pan to provide more ground clearance because the truck oil pan is much deeper. When you change the pan to a mid sump, you must also have the oil pick-up tube modified.
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With the engine and transmission in place, the transmission tunnel cover was made to fit over the new 5 speed automatic.
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After painting, the stock valve covers and accessories were triple chrome plated by S&P and then reinstalled.
Once all the mounts were made, the engine and transmission was prept for paint.
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The Mopar P/S pump was replaced with a GM pump and reservoir. The Mopar P/S pulley was machined to fit the GM shaft. This change was made because the Mopar pump made to much pressure for the Mustang rack used.
Here is the 5.7 HEMI detailed and Chromed out by S&P ready to have the five speed automatic transmission bolted on and installed into the ‘33 Dodge four door sedan.
Drive shaft angle is important for strength and reliability. The transmission MUST be angled 1 to 5 degrees low on the yoke, but + or - 2 degrees is idea for performance applications. To check the drive line, hold the angle finder against the tail shaft and locate the transmission mount bracket to the cross member. The drive shaft from the 318 installation was used with the 5.7 HEMI and five speed auto transmission.