Hooker BlackHeart Engine Swap Mounts, Transmission Crossmember and Transmission Adapters - Engine Builder Magazine

Hooker BlackHeart Engine Swap Mounts, Transmission Crossmember and Transmission Adapters

These engine-mounting brackets are part of an engineered solution that works together with the transmission crossmember and headers to optimize the engine placement and component clearances.

Hooker Blackheart engine swap mounts allow easy installation of the Gen III Hemi engine in your 1970-1974 Dodge Challenger amd Plymouth Barracuda (Mopar E-Body). These engine-mounting brackets are part of an engineered solution that works together with the transmission crossmember and headers to optimize the engine placement and component clearances along with ideal drivetrain / U-joint operation angles.

The engine placement eliminates modifications to the firewall and the engine mount brackets fit the K-member on cars that originally came from the factory with a V8 engine. Clearance was provided for the Short Runner Valve (SRV) intake solenoid, low mount alternator and low mount A/C Compressors when used with a VVT (Variable Valve Timing) accessory drive. 

Hooker BlackHeart transmission crossmembers are a part of the most comprehensive line of Gen III Hemi swap components available for the Mopar E-Body. This crossmember allows the installation of the popular A727 3-speed automatic, NAG1 5-speed automatic and 8HP70/8HP90 8-speed automatic transmissions, or the Tremec TKX (GM style) six-speed manual transmission when used with the corresponding adapter plate (sold separately). No cutting or drilling is necessary; just bolt it in the OEM location using the supplied hardware.

The modular design allows the use of several different transmission options without the need to buy or fabricate a different crossmember – simply change to a different adapter plate and the driveline and u-joint alignment have been preset to the corresponding transmission. The BHS567 crossmember is designed to use a popular and inexpensive GM style transmission mount for its compact design that allows for better ground clearance than the OEM crossmember (Hooker part number 71223029HKR or 71223030HKR – sold separately). Solid 3/16″ Steel construction and a black coated finish provides long lasting performance and good looks. 

Click here to see the full array of parts available to Gen III Hemi swap your 1970-1974 Chrysler E-body (Challenger and Barracuda)

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