BluePrint Engines 392 Hemi Interest? Thoughts? Comments?

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It is, but totally worth it if it’s a NON matching numbers BB to start with.
 

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Hey @Johnny Mac build big blocks!!! We don't want no stinkin' small blocks!! :lol:

Are you planning on doing anything with the new Hemi blocks coming out?
 

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Hey @Johnny Mac build big blocks!!! We don't want no stinkin' small blocks!! :lol:

Are you planning on doing anything with the new Hemi blocks coming out?
Hey buddy, big block cores are gone and any aftermarket 440 block out there is either priced ridiculous, not consistently available, or both of those things. The next mopar we do will be a gen III. But it just takes so much R&D, and the time dedicated to the project. Still pushing /trying. Covid didn't help my efforts.
 

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I think you could have a good market as well, for the "kits" as opposed to whole engines, for people like me. I have a 2005 5.7 Hemi that came out of my (purchased new, totaled in an accident) 2005 Magnum R/T. It's a complete 36k mile engine, and I want to drop it in my Satellite wagon...but I need the installation bits. Mounts. Pan and pickup. Front end accessories. 727 adaptor. Power steering adaptor. Wiring and computers (I have the whole Magnum, but a cost-effective standalone is much preferred, compared to picking apart a front-end harness just to get at the engine-control wires and connectors, and reflashing the computers to get rid of traction control, security, etc). So far, the closest I have found to someone offering a "kit" is Holley, as they have standalone EFI for factory hardware; they have pans/pickups through Milodon; they have exhaust setups; they have mounts. But, if some vendor had a page that said "I have this (click here) engine, from this (click here) model and year, and want to put it in this (click here) old car...this is the kit you need to get, for $xxxx.xx"...I think they could rule the roost.

Develop the "installation kits", that's the (relatively) hard part. From there, you can build engines and simply update software (through the existing kit wiring and ECUs) for people who need a complete turn-key "I have a complete car with an empty engine bay" drivetrain and want to buy one of your built-up engines...but the install kits would be a gateway for those of us who already have the hardware, and just need to be able to plug it into an older chassis.
 

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Hey buddy, big block cores are gone and any aftermarket 440 block out there is either priced ridiculous, not consistently available, or both of those things. The next mopar we do will be a gen III. But it just takes so much R&D, and the time dedicated to the project. Still pushing /trying. Covid didn't help my efforts.
I snooped around after basically posting "Old School or No School" And you're right. Old school is getting expensive and nearly as frustrating as a new school option? I knew of a couple/3 old Newports with 440s in a scrap yard just 18 months ago. GONE. Even 383s are getting tougher. So my apologies. This Covid lock in has had opposite effect on classic car/parts market.
 

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I think you could have a good market as well, for the "kits" as opposed to whole engines, for people like me. I have a 2005 5.7 Hemi that came out of my (purchased new, totaled in an accident) 2005 Magnum R/T. It's a complete 36k mile engine, and I want to drop it in my Satellite wagon...but I need the installation bits. Mounts. Pan and pickup. Front end accessories. 727 adaptor. Power steering adaptor. Wiring and computers (I have the whole Magnum, but a cost-effective standalone is much preferred, compared to picking apart a front-end harness just to get at the engine-control wires and connectors, and reflashing the computers to get rid of traction control, security, etc). So far, the closest I have found to someone offering a "kit" is Holley, as they have standalone EFI for factory hardware; they have pans/pickups through Milodon; they have exhaust setups; they have mounts. But, if some vendor had a page that said "I have this (click here) engine, from this (click here) model and year, and want to put it in this (click here) old car...this is the kit you need to get, for $xxxx.xx"...I think they could rule the roost.

Develop the "installation kits", that's the (relatively) hard part. From there, you can build engines and simply update software (through the existing kit wiring and ECUs) for people who need a complete turn-key "I have a complete car with an empty engine bay" drivetrain and want to buy one of your built-up engines...but the install kits would be a gateway for those of us who already have the hardware, and just need to be able to plug it into an older chassis.
If you called bouchillon performance they can do that for you. They just don't have an online configurator. Call the Holley tech line and they could do the same - again, just don't have an online configurator.
I've been in this hobby for 30 years and in Software as a profession for 20 - so I know exactly what you're saying...and I know the average guy still would want to talk to someone before ordering that kit. Some of us would be just fine with the online configurator, but not that many. More important is that several companies can give you just what you're asking for with all the loose ends figured out.
 

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If you called bouchillon performance they can do that for you. They just don't have an online configurator. Call the Holley tech line and they could do the same - again, just don't have an online configurator.
I've been in this hobby for 30 years and in Software as a profession for 20 - so I know exactly what you're saying...and I know the average guy still would want to talk to someone before ordering that kit. Some of us would be just fine with the online configurator, but not that many. More important is that several companies can give you just what you're asking for with all the loose ends figured out.
My goal is to offer a turn key "Package" with all the wiring...a trans option, etc. and having performed the swap myself, be able to answer any questions, or provide sources to any odds and ends that we don't carry. AND...not charge someone what i consider RIDICULOUS prices for said package/information. I have a GENIII I'm putting in a B-body right now. Lots of knowledge to be gained from that experience.
 
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