1980 Dodge Mirada Build Advice

J Body General Discussion

  1. 302My-Rada

    302My-Rada New Member

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    Jul 18, 2020
    Newark, Delaware
    I recently bought my 1980 Mirada J-Body with a 225 slant 6. This is my first (and last) project car. Just looking for some guidance and opinions on where to begin to make it what I want. A reliable custom cruiser with some balls! Not an everyday driver, but definitely more than just weekend cruising.
    Is the best bet to completely rebuild the 225 slant 6 with beefier parts for more HP? If so what are the trans options?
    Or does anyone offer a new engine & trans combo that replaces the slant 6 without too much fabrication?
    I don't have a work space at the moment, so for now I'm limited on what I can do myself.
    If anyone knows of a shop in my area (Delaware/Philadelphia) that knows their stuff, PLEASE let me know.
    Thank You All!