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#51 swampbrat

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 03:02 PM

You sold it , what were you thinking , we were just getting started! I was going to give you Alan's # in tampa. He pioneered the 4.3 Samurai swap back in 86. There is some cool tricks to make that motor smaller....

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 09:19 PM

i know im a little late to the party since you sold the car, but what about a subaru boxer diesel? you could probably get one shipped from a british wrecking yard, and it would be VERY unique :)

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 09:36 PM

FWIW I'm the guy that has the V4 motorcycle engine "under the hood", more like sticking out of the hood in my subaru. Its still in my garage waiting for a roll bar and new front bumper.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 11:31 AM

If i was to ever do a crazy engine swap into something likema subaru, my first two ideas would be: 3800 Buick Supercharged engine from the Regal/Grand Prix/etc or a Suzuki Hayabusa engine. Both would be nuts, neither are hard to find really.

#55 The Dude Abides

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 02:12 PM

Friend at work is very interested in the V8 swap. Im droping guido off next week to his shop so he can do some measurements.

#56 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 10:40 PM

FWIW I'm the guy that has the V4 motorcycle engine "under the hood", more like sticking out of the hood in my subaru. Its still in my garage waiting for a roll bar and new front bumper.


Any Posted Pics? ... I'll Love to see That!

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#57 brumby420

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:15 AM

Any Posted Pics? ... I'll Love to see That!

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:13 PM

Time for a little reality check here: weights. I thought that this would be useful. The 4.3 chevy v-6 weighs in at 425 lbs. The ford 5.0 v-8 weighs in at 435lbs. The 350 chevy weighs 525-575lbs. The ford 3.8 v-6 weighs 300 lbs. and the 1961-63 buick 215 aluminum v-8 weighs in at 318 lbs. If you are willing to do the 4.3 chevy, you might as well have the 5.0 ford for only 10lbs. more. It is also narrower and shorter than the chevy v-8. The 3.8 ford is only 112 lbs. heavier than the EA81 subie motor and will bolt to any tranny that the small block ford v-8 uses. Handy if you want to swap in a 4x4 tranny and t-case combo. The buick 215 is the lightest of the v-8's and small enough that a good many of them have been swapped into MG "B" models, a very small car indeed. D&D fab specializes in these and has lots of adapters. 300 hp out of the 3.8 or the 215 is easily doable and 200 is child's play. If it were mine I would choose one of these two.:headbang:
Another interesting swap would be to add the ford 8.8 independent rearend setup. It will easily handle 300+ horsepower and would be like a subie rear on steroids.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:52 PM

I've Just Posted Pics of a V8 Legacy and a V8 impreza, here:

http://www.ultimates...t=53434&page=93






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