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#26 nipper

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 07:26 PM

indeed. the 3.8 is a good motor but in a FWD application they are a pain to change the plugs!


so still taking ideas. digging a 13b idea. but still not certain.

As opposed to installing it?

In comparison thats a breeze

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:06 PM

well this might be on the back burner for a few years, starting full time college to get some credits to make up for my Good Enough Diploma and join the USMC. Semper Fi:grin:

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 12:42 PM

so i have a 86 XT DL that i recently pulled the motor out of with the intentions of an ej22 swap.

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?
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Mid engine, RWD: 427 Cammer.

Anything less is for little school girls.

#29 NoahDL88

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 01:07 PM

could rock the Taurus SHO V8, some models were V6 but a few years came with an 8, I believe a 3.6? maybe 3.2, but either way you should be able to either make it FWD-FTL or swap a rear drive ford tranny to it and make it RWD-FTW

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 02:12 PM

Mid engine, RWD: 427 Cammer.

Anything less is for little school girls.


Now that is funny sh**!

The one truly manageable V-8 option is ging to be a 215 buick. Lightweight, buildable for either supercharger or NOS. Will run down the road nicely in N/A form as well. A 9" ford rear axle from a early falcon or mustang that is around 53" would easily handle the power without modification. A power glide trans for durability and BIG burnouts.

Edited by Qman, 08 October 2010 - 10:57 AM.


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Posted 07 October 2010 - 10:51 PM

The V8 SHO was a 3.4 liter and came in the 1996-1999 SHO. If you get one, make sure the cams have been welded, since that was a weak point.

I think the rotary would be your best bet. I have an RX8, and I tell you what, no engine I've ever been stuck to has been as smooth, sounded as cool, or revved as high (in a car). Plus the power to weight ratio of your vehicle wouldn't be lost, and could improve the FR weight distribution.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 06:52 AM

I have always thought a rotary would be great in these cars. Would a 20b fit in front of an awd trans? :slobber:

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 11:45 AM

JWX has a rotary engine RX

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:43 PM

dammit. so what else is there?

Diesel, probably in it's turbo form.

A 1.6td out of an early jetta can be picked up cheap and with MLS headgaskets, head studs, an intercooler and 2.5" exhaust with the pump turned up can turn out scary torque numbers.

#35 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:51 PM

i just see so many EJ convertions and EA rebuilds. i just want to be like "F you ive got a V8!" lol. kinda like a novelty car i suppose...


Well... I've Seen here in my Country, a Couple of Subaru Loyales with Toyota 22R Engine Swap!

But in YouTube I've Seen a Legacy Runnin' with a 305 V8!

See:

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 11:25 PM

There's Also a First Gen Brat Street Legal with V8 :eek:



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Posted 23 October 2010 - 10:42 AM

OMG lol idk what one i would want more the lego with the 305 or the brat both very cool

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 11:35 AM

There are some very small V-8's around

http://www.roadcarvi...-enterprises-v8

Or better yet, a large V-6


4.3 vortec would work awesome. A stock 4.3 actually puts outs more HP then a 2 barrel 350 and theres loads of room for mods. idk about where you like but in Idaho decent 4.3s are practically a dime a dozen. if you do decide to go V8 id like to see a diesel even though the weight would be insane and would require A LOT of work. then again 40 mpg out of a very fast car sounds cool.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 11:47 AM



V8 suby definently aint the weirdest thing on the market.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 02:01 PM

4.3 vortec would work awesome. A stock 4.3 actually puts outs more HP then a 2 barrel 350 and theres loads of room for mods. idk about where you like but in Idaho decent 4.3s are practically a dime a dozen. if you do decide to go V8 id like to see a diesel even though the weight would be insane and would require A LOT of work. then again 40 mpg out of a very fast car sounds cool.



I like the 4.3 idea. Less weight than a V8, and quite a bit of room to get more out of it in torque and horsepower.

The '91 GMC Sonoma ST I had, (then Rich owned, was the one he got burnt in), was awesome.

I got it from the 2nd owner, and they had done work on the auto trans to make it shift "nicer", as in "not slam into the next gear". Damned thing would still roast the tires thru all gears into drive, and then some. You definetly didn't want to have your foot into the go pedal going around a curve and have it shift gears, you were instanly sideways. And it was a basic stock motor, nothing fancy that we found during the rebuild of it.

Always said the ST on the side of it stood for "Spins Tires".

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 03:36 PM



I just found this. no idea how he did it or if its even safe but it seems cool in a crazy redneck kind of way.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 08:20 PM

I love the Subie-in-the-Snow videos...

Edited by Robert M, 12 November 2010 - 08:23 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2010 - 02:42 PM

Member on here did that. He has a thread about it, somewhere on here.
Has a motorcycle engine/trans under the hood if I 'members correctly.




I just found this. no idea how he did it or if its even safe but it seems cool in a crazy redneck kind of way.


Edited by TomRhere, 13 November 2010 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2010 - 03:27 AM

wow a motorcycle engine. now that i look at i guess your right but at first glance it seems like a big block chevy motor

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 11:43 PM

Here's an idea, late model ls1 gm engine. Aluminum block and heads, available in a wide range of displacements and power ranges. They came in a wide variety of vehicles from corvettes, camaros, firebirds, gto's, caddilacs, and trucks. Lightweight v-8 (not as light as a H-4), widely available engine. There is also a great book out there on swapping those motors into a variety of chassies. I remember seeing swaps into jaguar, bmw, volvo, several others I don't recall now. I didn't buy the book but it was great reading. Use the gm trans, rear diff, hmm, that one may be tough, corvette, or gto independent rear suspension and shorten the axles to fit under the soob? Possibly late model Ford explorer rear (also IRS). Either way it's going to get expensive. I like the idea of a JDM twin turbo swap. Might actually be cheaper than some of the other options.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 01:57 AM

a v8, let alone a ls1 has no place in a RU. nless of course the owner wants one in it, in which case go on!!


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Posted 04 December 2010 - 08:38 AM

I find this threat interesting since ive just been given an lt1. So your sayin a mid engine lt1 on a muncie 4 speed hook up directly to a ford 9 wouldnt work. I kinds figured the weight would be handled better in the middle of the car. Of course you would need to beef up the underside.

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 11:54 PM

Hmm, wasn't this thread about putting a V8 into a Subaru? Did I miss something? Hey, I get it. Maybe some are purists. The aluminum v8 buick idea was put out there earlier. I mentioned the ls series motors because they are available in an aluminum block and the aluminum buick motors are getting harder to find (and more expensive).

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 12:25 AM

true, the title says V8 but the thread quickly became about what motor to swap into OP's XT as soon as the viability of the idea became apparent

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 06:11 PM

indeed it did start as a v8 post but then great ideas came about, then i sold the car to will here in town and i have no idea where this post went after that:lol:




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