I really don't get the point to put truck engine into Japanese sports car... but if you like it - good luck then!
A. If this was a "sports car", i wouldn't be doing such a thing.
B. If my little snail that nissan called a turbo would have spooled and the manifold not be shot, I wouldn't have done it either.
C. I'd rather have a dependable STRONG motor, than having to worry about internals at the 200 whp range. Mine handles the upper 400's before needing forging.
D. How much money do you have to spend to buy a motor AND build it to withstand a solid 300 hp? I will spend in the ballpark of $800 dollars, painted and dressed. 350 of that being a carburetor. Oh and that included the trannie too.
I'm sure I could go through the alphabet with ya twice on all the pros of why I chose this build over going back with that amazing powerhouse CA18ET, but I'd rather just tell you that I have MANY reasons as to why I chose to do it. Granted there are cons of weight, size, fabwork required, etc etc, you have to give some to get a lot more. You could throw a beautiful turbo setup on your japanese sports car (with my FMIC that im selling you, i'm guessing it's in your future), and you might get a LOT of potential power out of it. But then you also have the cons of weight, size, fab work, etc etc.
I understand that you arent criticizing me, and i'm not taking anything personal. I just felt like I hadn't explained my reasoning to begin with and that I should at some point in the thread. So I'm not butthurt or mad at ya or anything. Hell, I'm excited because I can't wait to get the motor in the car!
its all about function over matter,
kudos on ur build
AMEN, buddy! That's what everything on this car is geared toward. The outside will probably stay that way. All dinged up and mismatched paint. Waste of money to touch it right now. It does its function just fine.
a blocks a block dude...you replace the cam, heads, bottom end adn intake and you got yourself a good runner.
was that a quadra junk?! LOL! i hate those things..
that oil pan isnt going to work either btw. the sump will HAVE to be relocated to teh front of the motor. you'll see
I hate you, Mr. Bringer-of-bad-news. Haha. How about I turn the damn engine around backwards and make this thing a front wheel drive? DAMMIT I dont wanna do and engine fab! lol. How much do you think it will be off? There's no way to slide the engine one way or the other or even higher? I dont care if it's sticking through the hood... it doesnt fit under there as is, lol.