What swaps have people used in their cars?

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Postby Matt » Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:42 pm

Regarding the B series swap... its probably possible, but it weighs a lot more and will alter the handling of the car!!
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Postby dfxbodies » Mon Jan 03, 2005 9:03 pm

Hi, I am doing a '65 sprite with a mr2 1.6 motor & corolla gts 5 speed trans. I'm tring to get the electics done to (ele injection, ect). The engine is 110hp from the toyota stock, with some mods 150-160hp I think it will drive every day. The big problem I think will be the rear end. By changing the rear to say a Datsun B210, the axel's are to wide I think(wheels stick out of the panels). Anyone have any help. Thanks
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Postby Brust » Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:26 pm

Cool swap... I did the later 20valve toyota engine. I would find a limited slip RX-7 rear and have a hot rod shop narrow it. There is a wide selection of gear ratios and many of them came stock with a limited slip so you could get the whole thing done at once! Be careful though, in order for them to narrow the axle shafts, the splines need to be cut into the shaft, not standing proud looking like a q-tip on the end.

check mine out http://www.home.earthlink.net/~roethler

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Postby admin » Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:22 pm

What's it cost for a shop to narrow a rear end?

(Ballpark would be fine...just my curiosity more than anything)

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Postby Brust » Sat Jan 08, 2005 8:13 pm

I was quoted about $250 a few years ago. Its not a terribly complicated operation if you get the right rear.
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Postby Herbytoy » Sat Jan 08, 2005 10:22 pm

Here's a link with some pics of an install. madza rear
You can contact John for more info on this install at JCarey4NGs@cs.com

He has done a few installs and knows all the tips and tricks.
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Postby Jammin' » Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:50 pm

A friend has had an Alfasprite, bugeye with an Alfa 1600cc DOHC engine for the past 30+ years. It's a nice package.
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Postby Jammin' » Sat Jan 15, 2005 4:15 pm

Oops! Double post. While I was thinking about the Alfasprite, I gave my friend a call. I hadn't spoken to him in a couple of years. I came back and hit submit again.
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Postby dan » Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:23 pm

Love to see some pics of the Alfa-Sprite if you've got any...

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Postby Jammin' » Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:18 pm

I just talked to him today and we'll probably get together in the spring for a drive. I'll take some shots then.
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Postby D.Valentino » Thu May 12, 2005 10:34 am

Here's one for you. Corvette powered :?:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... egory=6023
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Postby Brust » Sun Jul 03, 2005 12:10 am

nothing like stock brakes and 350 horsepower. Seems like all the v8 conversions screw up the rear end... too much wheel. It would be cool if they could fit it all without ruining the basic good looks of the car. That top too, in my opinion of course, is hideous. I guess for the hod rodder it's a neat car, but I like mine to at least make an attempt to look moderately stock.

The spare parts alone though are well worth the current bidding price (~3000)
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Postby admin » Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:56 am

Looks like lots of cutting and welding to get that engine to fit...it's in Southfield (fairly close) if anyone's REALLY interested...

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Postby Bill Masquelier » Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:55 pm

Anyone ever heard if anyone has done a Pinto/Capri 2600/2800 V6? I always thought that that would be an interesting option?
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Postby mattvallins » Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:03 am

Wouldnt bother with a Pinto swap, they are too heavy. The Essex V6 is not a geat motor either. I have been given a 1.4 litre Rover K series engine, 16v :roll:
Found a donoro shell too, trying to use the student touch to be given it :D
LOTS of welding needed though.
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