68 Plymouth Satellite Gen III Hemi
Resto-mod project., this vehicle came equipped with a 383 / 4 speed. I am going to do a Gen III Hemi conversion complete with the 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission. Check back frequently to view the progress. I will be installing a 6.4 Scat Pack engine using an Alterkation front suspension kit.
11/26/22 Engine and Components arrrival
11/27/22 Engine teardown, parts inventory, Suspwnaion mock-up
122/2/22 Car Arrival
12/3/22 Change oil pan, install mounts and subframe - engine assembly is ready for test fit.
12/4/22 Old Engine removal preparation
12/6/22 Remove evaporator, Ac controls, break down suspension and remove
12/7/22 Remove engine/transmission assembly
12/8-10/22 Prep body and frame for new engine/trans fitment
12/11/22 tunnel modifications for new trans brackets
12/12/22 Test fit new engine trans assembly
12/16/22 Check trans alignment, trim tabs, and check clearances - Headers don't fit - Trans crossmember rubs.
12/16/22 SRV controller doesn't clear firewall
12/17/22 Assemble and install spindle assemblies and control arms
12/20/22 Remove k-frame assembly and modify engine mount location
12/23/22 Re-install and test engine / trans fitment
12/24/22 setup new fuel tank, install tank & fuel regulator
01/05/23 Mock up engine wiring harness, a/c block off measurements
01/08/23 Order Driveshaft / drop off hub / mock-up wiring harness for ECU
01/08 - 01/12 Fabricate firewall plate for A/C, refinish for new harness
01/20/23 Remove passenger seat. Run power distribution cables and fuel control wiring
01/29/23 Finish firewall area, wiring routing, heater hose install, install intake manifold
01/30/23 Dash pad & gauge assembly removal
02/03/23 Raise vehicle, install headers, install fuel lines, brake lines, check wiring harness lengths for ECU & trans
02/07/23 Rear shock frame mock-up and install for 4 link
02/18/23 Install h-pipe and exhaust fitment work Power steering, cooler, adapters and line install
02/25/23 Evaporator mock-up and install
03/01/23 Wiring harness, ECU, TCU installs
I had a problem with the TCU and it took a few weeks to diagnose and receive a new one. Now, all is good and the car runs & drives. Time to shake out the bugs!
04/15/23 Engine starts and runs annd the transmission is now working!