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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 11:38 am 
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Hey guys, mostly new to /6 and had a couple questions regarding a motor I found on Craigslist today. It is super clean looking 225 and came out of a 70 1-1/2 truck and has been out of it for 7 years. Owner says it was properly garage stored since. Would there be any issues putting this in my ‘65 Dart station wagon?(fitment) I haven’t seen it yet and do not have a lot of info on it besides what’s above. What should I keep an eye for when I do see it?


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 6:01 am 
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The flywheel centering ring and torque converter recess will be different, but there are no other fitment differences if your Dart has a 225 already.

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 6:10 am 
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Ok just the flywheel center ring. Been looking into since I asked the question and that is the main issue I read I might have. I heard mention of an adapter, think they where by a member here but I can’t remember who. (Too much reading, now everything has mixed together.) Anyone know about an adapter for sale?

In my research the only other fitment issue I saw might be the pan. Also read something about oil sump placement, not sure if that matters.


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 7:48 am 
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Just to confirm: Do you have a stick or automatic trans?

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 8:53 am 
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Yes column shift automatic trans


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 10:22 am 
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The oil pan and pickup tube will need to be swapped from your old engine to the new one, and you'll need the adapter ring, but other than that, it's a bolt in affair.

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 11:15 am 
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The Thunder God has it nailed - pan, pickup, converter/crank adapter ring.

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Charlie_S has the adapter rings.

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 3:56 pm 
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'Properly stored' is a vague statement, so hopefully he will let you at least check it over closely.
A pressure washer can make it look clean outside, but you need to look for clues inside as much as possible.

-Pull the valve cover and look for sludge and also sticking valves as you turn it over (very loose rocker might indicate)
-Borrow a bore scope and have a look inside the cylinders
-turn the crank back and forth while you watch the distributor (testing for sloppy timing chain)
-push/pull on the crank longitudinally (careful prybar usage might help) looking for excessive endplay (worn thrust bearing)

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 12:43 pm 
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Ok guys, thanks again for your help! I ended up buying motor and meeting a fellow Mopar enthusiast near my home. He wasn’t asking much, it was super clean and if I have any issues he told me to bring it back and he would buy it back. Had a little adventure loading it but otherwise went smooth.


I tried searching for Charlie_S for the adapter but could not find him in the registry.


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 12:59 pm 
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65_Dart_wagon wrote:
Ok guys, thanks again for your help! I ended up buying motor and meeting a fellow Mopar enthusiast near my home. He wasn’t asking much, it was super clean and if I have any issues he told me to bring it back and he would buy it back. Had a little adventure loading it but otherwise went smooth.


I tried searching for Charlie_S for the adapter but could not find him in the registry.

Yikes!! I try to avoid engine loading/unloading adventures. You probably didn't find Charlie_S, because it's spelled Charrlie_S, with 2 r's, but He's bound to chime in on His own at some point! :D You can also find Him on FABO, good luck & lets hope no more "adventures" on Your swap!
P.S. You can just click on His name at the top of this forum & it will take You to His profile. You can PM from there.


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