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Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:21 PM
now ej22s have been done so much. then i was thinking ej20g then i looked into my bank account and quickly realized THAT'S not going to happen:lol:
so what do you guys think of a smallblock v8 put in there? i can find them cheap all day long. throw in a sube rear end, 302, 350 motor or whatever mated with a turbo 350/400 or again whatever bolts to the motor. a simple 4bbl carb, some fancy exhaust and whalla, an awsome wtf? car!
now i reallize the need for beefer springs up front and lack of handling but who cares? my 89 gets good milage and is fun to drive, so i just want to do something off the wall with this car.
so whatcha guys think? doable or stupid idea?
Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:40 PM
Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:57 PM
I remember the first time i rode a street bike i pegged the trottle, looked down and saw 13,000 rpms and i was like:eek:
Posted 11 August 2010 - 10:58 PM
I dont know if the subaru chassis can handle the weight and torque of a v-8. Brakes will have to be upgraded too. The rear diff may not take it, and bolting it up to a subaru tranny i know that wont take it.
Posted 11 August 2010 - 11:07 PM
i know there is more to it than dropping a motor and going. i was thinking subframe connectors, and as much bracing as possible. i can weld. should be fun. and realisticly i can find a motor and trans for cheaper than i can find one good subaru engine, and more than likely have it shipped to me.
again im just throwing around the idea.
Posted 11 August 2010 - 11:17 PM
I have seen windshields pop out and wheel wells fold in due to no support.
If it is an auto easy linkage. Steering may be an "interesting" modification.
Posted 11 August 2010 - 11:34 PM
so i image turning will be a PITA.
Posted 11 August 2010 - 11:52 PM
Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:14 AM
Posted 12 August 2010 - 11:12 AM
V8 and rotary in an XT have both been done before.
dammit. so what else is there?
Posted 12 August 2010 - 11:20 AM
don't let that stop you, just because it's been done once or twice. get yours done right, make it an actual driver and post pic's. sounds like you have little rhyme or reason to it, so get your sawzall and welder fired up and get off the computer!
dammit. so what else is there?
Posted 12 August 2010 - 12:15 PM
Posted 12 August 2010 - 06:54 PM
who knows what ill do. i sure don't. all i know is i have a rust free 86 XT DL waiting for something.
Posted 12 August 2010 - 07:51 PM
Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:14 PM
Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:42 PM
There are some very small V-8's around
Or better yet, a large V-6
now this is just beyond cool.
i thought about a motorcycle engine for a minute, but i just dont think it would have the torque to get the car moving. take a 1000cc inline 4 cocked sidewise with those 4 carbs ooohhh, it would look so cool.
Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:50 PM
2.8 liter V8, approximately 400 hp. Engine is inclusive of hardware as described below.... $27,700:eek::eek::eek:
Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:32 PM
Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:44 PM
turbine MIIIIGHT be overkill. lol
Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:47 PM
Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:51 PM
Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:57 PM
did you have the 3.8 turbo motor. cause those are sweet.
i suppose it prolly wasnt the "gnx" cuz it wasnt supercharged, had a electronic carb tho. WAY FAST. those 3.8s were designed for running 24hrs le mons (now good for 24 hrs lemons:lol:) they were designed to sustain high rpms
Posted 13 August 2010 - 07:07 PM
so still taking ideas. digging a 13b idea. but still not certain.
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