Stop talking about it. Just do it!
I'd need to get someone to work with me on a Hemi ECU I can work with and basically make it think my 5.9L is a Hemi and run accordingly.
So far one response from a Hemi swapper was that I am not able to put an older engine in my vehicle and keep it legal..That's fairly new to me, especially if I tag it in a non-emissions county. But I haven't gotten that far yet.
I'd love to just chuck it in there and say screw it, but I do need to tag and register it.
Getrag 238 is ~$350
Shortblock I have is $500 +0.02"
Eddie magnum heads $1600 [cheaper could go for Magnum R/T heads - $1000]
bumpstick - $300
junkyard ram TB/EFI manifold w/harness- $300?
serpentine accessory mounts I don't have and brackets $200?
Playable Hemi ECU w/harness $1000?
Distributor + MSD box for ignition $250
I'm at $4500, throw $1500 at anything I forget [manifolds/headers, radiator exhaust, material, clutch stuff, etc] and we're not doing too bad..
+$1400 for a 408 stroker kit
Probably a bit of a pipe-dream assuming a lot of the other components can be retrofitted like the A/C and such..but a ~$7500, all done, easy 400hp & 450ft/lb+ engine would be quite lovely. I doubt I'll be in a position to just "try it" anytime soon however...