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Out of curiosity... The 360 LH

Discussion in 'LH: Large Cars, 1993-2004' started by Tomguy, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Tomguy

    Tomguy Well-Known Member

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    Hellcat is a LOT of power, it'd require a LOT of supporting mods. A 6.4 Hemi is the biggest I'd go and even then I'd probably reinforce the subframe assembly.
     
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    awyseguy Well-Known Member

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    Well I certainly couldn't complain about a 6.4L LH car.. My Concorde would certainly need to have the fenders swapped from plastic to steel before I would even consider a V8 swap.. The plastic OEMs both cracked from just street use.
     
  3. Bearhawke

    Bearhawke Things happen for a reason

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    Even a bone stock 5.7L Hemi would make an LH 'talk' since I'm pretty sure that car weighs significantly less than any LX/LY platform vehicle
     
  4. Tomguy

    Tomguy Well-Known Member

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    Plastic fenders? I know my 300M has steel. I didn't know Concordes had plastic fenders!
    That is one of the reasons I would love to try this swap. Yes there are lighter cars, but it'd be one-of-a-kind, and fun as all get out. Nobody expects a Hemi RWD LH. If I did the suspension and swap properly - not some bodge job - it could out-handle an LX due to the lower weight, and it'd be easier to shave weight off of as well I imagine.
     
  5. blackstratus

    blackstratus Well-Known Member

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    He must have a 1995 or earlier Concorde. Chrysler used plastic fenders on those model years. I had one. Never had any durability issues with them on my car but interesting to hear there were issues on this one. The nice thing is they didn't rust away in the Wisconsin salty winter driving. In 1996 they went to steel
     
  6. Tomguy

    Tomguy Well-Known Member

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    I hate how dreams never come true. 4/21 on the way home from work my DD, the 300M with 207,5xx on it, fell victim to a woman who started her left turn and didn't see me when I was 3/4 of the way thru the intersection. Her insurance decided to total it out so now I will need to swap the good panels from it to my other 99, the "Parts car" I was going to turn into the project car.
     
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    Technically speaking since there is a Plymouth Prowler with a 6.1L Hemi swap and the Prowler is using the LH platform, I would think it should be possible.
     
  8. awyseguy

    awyseguy Well-Known Member

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    Yep.. It's a '94. I did see there are steel replacements available. I'm planning to swap them out when I get a chance..
     
  9. GLHS60

    GLHS60 Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't the 4.0L V8 based on the Lamborghini V8 similar to the Daytona Decepzione Engine??

    Thanks
    Randy





     
  10. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    There is very little info here on AllPar about what plans there were for the 3rd generation of the LH cars.
    The LH cars were designed from the start to be either FWD or RWD.
    I'm sure there were plans in the late 90's and at least for the first year before Damler killed it.
    What were they?
     
  11. Adventurer55

    Adventurer55 Well-Known Member

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    The original LX cars were to be red based LH cars but larger. Those didn't get off the ground fiest because they did the Neon and cloud cars. By that time Diamler was there and plans changed again.
     
  12. AHBGuru

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    The LX cars were based on the LH architecture. Some Mercedes ideas were "synergized", or incorporated, into the design, but in the end, they were and are 100% US engineered.

    There are still people out there - including the usually credible Car and Driver rag, who consider the LX a reskinned Mercedes.

    Not even remotely true. Allpar has the interview right here on this website with designer Burke Brown. Further, the LD cars completely removed the last traces of any Daimler influence on these cars, as the suspensions, fuel systems, and certain other parts were changed sufficiently to eliminate any DB reference.

    It's a tired old myth that, like transmission "problems", refuses to die.
     
  13. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    The LX cars were based on the LH architecture.....don't see it.Thats like saying the new Dart was based on the 1966 dart.
     
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    Done with the car yet??
     
  15. AHBGuru

    AHBGuru Active Member

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    Thats not at all like saying that. First of all, review what I said. All of the LH and LX history is easily available right here on Allpar.

    There is also another excellent engineering tech article that explains what Chrysler did to reengineer the LH atchitecture into the LX. Pay close attention to the last paragraph in tge article; it specifically addresses the ridiculous "Mercedes" hogwash.

    I don't care who believes it or who doesn't. The facts are here for us to use.

    Engineering the LX (at https://www.adandp.media/articles/engineering-the-lx )
     
  16. Tomguy

    Tomguy Well-Known Member

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    For quite some time! It's been back on the road for about a year now. Almost 214k now. On my way from the Scranton area to Boston I hit a nice number.
     

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    DC-93 Well-Known Member

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    So, you put the hemi in it like you were planning??

    Lots of power?? !!
     
  18. Tomguy

    Tomguy Well-Known Member

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    Oh! No, I wish. I need 2 drivers, and I had a parts car that was going to be the project car, acquiring and building as money and time permit. I lost that car. I have thought of starting a YouTube channel and maybe a Patreon page to get the funding to buy a gen 2 LH in need of an engine but with good bones, and a totalled LX, to build up, but IDK who'd be willing to put money into a jar to watch such a niche build.
     
  19. DC-93

    DC-93 Well-Known Member

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    LOL!!
    Reach into your own pockets!!
    Tell us when you are done! =)
     

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