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Old 10-04-2011, 04:41 PM   #106
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the coolest swap ive heard about so far is the sbc into a Pontiac Fiero. check out www.v8archie.com they were featured on High Performance Pontiac too so they are experts on the Fiero


That is very, very cool!

Would give the poor little Fiero the performance it should have had from the start too.
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Re: Engine swaps we like and hate.

Saw a 1988 Fiero GT with a supercharged 3.8 V6 out of a Pontiac Bonneville SSEI.

Looked like a tight fit. The guy did LOTS of fabrication to get the engine in there. I'm not really into Fiero's, but it looked awesome and at the track his car almost beat my V8 5 speed Mustang GT. To top it off his car had an automatic tranny!!!!
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1974 Ford Capri with a mazda rotary 13B twin turbo 255 RWHP weighs in at 1922 lbs wet. Mazda 5 sp trans and IRS w/Quaife rear differential, , 4 Wheel disc brakes.
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I am swapping out the 318 for a big block Mopar in my 1987 B150 Ram Van 2x4
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Re: Engine swaps we like and hate.

-stronger
-more reliable(apex seals... cough cough)
-has TORQUE
-better fuel efficiency
-doesn't NEED turbos(and if they are ever added it will wipe a TT rx7's ass with a rock)
-not sure about easier to work on, but it sure as hell is easier to find a technician that can fix it if need be
-cheaper to make it go fast

the only negative I can think of is that the RX7s are super smooth, so I suppose if you can't stand a loping car then get over it and stop being a puss.

Yes RX7s can rev to 9000rpms.. but in reality the engine doesn't START until like what? Maybe 4500 rpms? The LS1 has a torque curve that gives it insane power from about 2000 rpms to redline.

And no, just because it has the "inferior" pushrod design does not mean it cannot go over 5000 rpms With a decent selection of valve springs and rocker arms it can see well over 7000rpms. The fact is it just doesn't need to
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