Mopar Hellcrate Supercharged Crate HEMI Engine Kit at SEMA – Video
Mark Worman, star of Velocity’s Graveyard Carz vehicle restoration television show, helped Mopar introduce the brand’s 345 and 392 Crate HEMI Engine Kits last year at the SEMA Show. Worman returns to Las Vegas with a fresh new Mopar build, this time a 1970 Plymouth Superbird Tribute fueled by the plug and play capabilities of the new Mopar “Hellcrate” 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI Engine Kit.
A top Mopar enthusiast and brand ambassador, Worman and his Graveyard Carz team embarked on a faithful clone restoration of the Limelight Green Superbird, but decided to tweak the “Bird” to truly make it fly with 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque.
To do so, Worman dropped in the Mopar “Hellcrate” HEMI Engine Kit and 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI Engine assembly in the Superbird clone. Power is put to the ground via a Tremec Magnum six-speed manual transmission kit. Engine accessory hardware components used in the build include the Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) Kit.
Worman also sourced installation and restoration parts, such as the complete interior, dash assembly, exterior trim, wheels and wiring harnesses for the Superbird through Classic Industries, one of the largest, most trusted licensees of restoration and performance parts in the country. Last year at SEMA, Mopar announced a team-up with Classic Industries to provide web, technical and parts location assistance for enthusiasts seeking to restore their vintage Mopar rides.