SEMA 2019: Aeromotive Helps Swap Modern Hemis Into Old School Rides

Tired of hearing about LS swaps? Fed up with seeing LT engines stuffed between the frame rails of your favorite muscle cars? Coyote engines bore you? We get it, you’re a Mopar person through and through, but there aren’t the same amount of aftermarket options to stuff your beloved late-model Hemis under the hood of your ride – until now!

Now, more than ever, we are seeing Gen-III Hemi swaps, Hellcrates, Demon transplants, and more. Well, the folks at Aeromotive sought to answer the call and offer something up to cater to the Mopar crowd, specifically.

The LS and Coyote had their moments in the sun, but now it’s time for a Pentastar mill to flex some muscle. We’re talking Hellcat Crate engine swaps. There have been limitations thus far, though. Cracking the tuning code was difficult, and the aftermarket has been slow to catch up. Still, people are making it happen with engines from wrecked Challengers and Chargers.

But, one of the most obvious things that needs addressing when performing a swap like this into an early chassis, is the fuel system. Chances are you aren’t going get by with the mechanical pump your tired, old 318ci came with. To feed an engine worthy of the name Hellcrate, you’re going to need something designed for the modern age.

But what do you do if you have a classic ride like a ‘Cuda, Duster, Dart, or Roadrunner? That old gas tank isn’t going to work with modern in-tank pumps. In days past you’d have to have a custom tank made or make one yourself. Well, now you are relegated to the cost of custom no more!

We talked to Jeff Stacy of Aeromotive, and he broke down just how they came up with a solution to this new-age problem. “When swapping new Hellcat engines, transmissions, and fuel control management systems into early Mopars, our Gen-II Stealth Tank will allow you to plug and play on the fuel side, just like you would in a brand new Challenger.”

“When swapping new Hellcat engines, transmissions, and fuel control management systems into early Mopars, our Gen-II Stealth Tank will allow you to plug and play on the fuel side, just like you would in a brand new Challenger.”-Jeff Stacy, Aeromotive

The number of applications the Stealth tank has been engineered to fit is astounding, really. Especially considering the tanks install just as a factory tank would, and house some of the most advanced fuel delivery technology on the market today.

The Gen-II Stealth Tank can be had for the following vehicles:

  • ’70-’74 Dodge Challenger
  • ’70-74 Plymouth Barracuda
  • ’70-’76 Dodge Dart & Plymouth Duster
  • ’70 Plymouth Roadrunner
  • ’68-’70 Dodge Charger
  • ’68-’69 Dodge Dart
  • ’71-’72 Dodge Charger & Plymouth Roadrunner
  • ’66-’67 GTX
  • ’68-’70 Plymouth Roadrunner, Satellite, and Superbird

Of course, all of these tanks feature the benefits and components that can be found on all the other Gen-II Stealth Tanks Aeromotive makes. Such as Aeromotive’s Phantom in-tank fuel pump and baffle technology, 525lph fuel pump, and they support up to 1,000 horsepower on gas with a naturally aspirated EFI setup, and 700 horsepower with a forced-induction setup.

For more information about these tanks, or anything else in Aeromotive’s lineup, check out its website, here.

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