V8 in my spare alltrac?

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Put badass high revving 300hp V8 in spare alltrac

Poll ended at Fri Sep 24, 2004 3:14 am

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Total votes : 27

Postby CelicaGT4 » Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:04 am

C-dubb wrote:I respect your opinion but you have to take the facts into consideration...my primary alltrac is well on its way to being a high hp machine,fully ,fully built internals freshly rebuilt head with oversized valves ...a new turbo and im even further on my way. There is no wasting money on this because i already have the car and engine to get it done... I have no desire to find an rx-7 to put an engine in .... i personally know of at least two people who have put chevy 350 in their rx-7 ...it's not a new thing...the reason i am thinking of the project because it is something new and it involves something a little more advanced than a small block 350 and a direct bolt up kit. god. if there are enough people in the world who are putting 350's in their rx-7 for someone to generalize a bolt in 350 kit for them....its not worth doing.


I said a 5.0, which is a mustang motor and is a 302 cu/in. 350 is a chevy motor and I also shake my head at that.
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Postby C-dubb » Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:23 am

i realize that you said 5.0 , i said i have seen many with CHEVY 350s ...it's just the fact that i've seen so many rx-7 with v8's...granted i would much rather see a 3rd gen rx7 with a 5.0 superchargedengine in it ...but still what i have is what i have and im just looking for something constructive with this situation.
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Postby zblu81 » Fri Sep 10, 2004 1:20 am

i say go for it. good luck with the swap.
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Postby the911s » Mon Sep 13, 2004 12:42 am

That would be awesome. I mean... you already have one 3sgte awd car, so it would be cool to have one with a high hp v8 driving the rear wheels. And it's not like they're THAT rare, as long as it's not a 93 or something. And then, it's already torn apart, so who cares. It's your car.
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Postby alltracman78 » Mon Sep 13, 2004 1:14 am

Hey C-dubb, where are u? and what year color is the body?
I've got alot of parts hangin' around.....
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Postby C-dubb » Mon Sep 13, 2004 2:08 am

I'm in holland MI , the car is red
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Postby alltracman78 » Mon Sep 13, 2004 8:12 am

Oh.

That's too far away right now. :(
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Postby GT4TOY » Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:28 am

I say go for it dude, its not like its a complete one or anything.

and the potential for a Turbo/Superchanged V8..... sounds bloody good to me!!!!
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Postby SBCelicaGT » Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:51 pm

I say go for it! The DOHC Lincoln V8 is an awesome engine. I'd be mostly concerned with the engine weight though. The Toyota 4.0L 1UZFE weighs just about 50lbs more than a fully equipped 3SGTE so that swap won't really screw with the weight balance. In fact it might improve it seeing as the 50lbs can be taken out of the axles and A/C system which would mean the weight would be shifted back towards the firewall.

That might not be the case for the lincoln V8.

Of course, if you do the swap, you need a blower on that beast, cowled hood, and a sweet picture of the car doing a massive burnout. :D
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Postby the911s » Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:05 pm

I wouldn't be too concerned about the weight distribution. you don't drop a lincoln v8 in a sport compact if you're concerned about handling. that's what his other car is for. this one... well, it will be fast in a straight line :lol:

I can't figure out why people dump thousands of bucks into making a 2L engine fast in the quarter. v8 engine swaps seem like a much more logical path. for horsepower, there is no replacement for displacement.
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Postby Terboman » Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:52 pm

I'd like to see someone do this swap too. I remember seeing a picture of some dude in Aus or something doing a V8 swap.

Can someone get more detailed pics of that car and post them? I'd like to see those pics again.
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Postby Gary » Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:54 pm

Justin Simpson's V8 GT4 (turbo 1UZFE)

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Postby Stubble » Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:51 am

The Lotus Esprit was a 4 cyl turbo motor with 280 hp. Someone figured out that it would be a good car with a Corvette ZR-1 motor in it, so they did it. I think a few years later Lotus was selling Esprits with V8s. So maybe you're on to something: Toyota un-cancels the Celica and puts their 4.3L V8 in it! 8)
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Postby brophats » Sun Sep 19, 2004 7:09 am

I have a 1ue for sale if your looking for a toyota v8 to beef up. i'll give you a good deal.

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Postby alltracman78 » Sun Sep 19, 2004 1:00 pm

Isn't the idea of a Lotus to be an ideal handling car?
Not a drag car....
Seems like putting a V8 is a little wrong :shrug:
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