not ur average v8 swap - Turbo Dodge Forums : Turbo Dodge Forum for Turbo Mopars, Shelbys, Dodge Daytona, Dodge SRT-4, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Omni and more!

RWD Turbo-Dodge 2.2 / 2.5 / 3.0 RWD Turbo Conversations.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 Old 08-05-2011, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
TD New Guy
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Crothersville, IN
 
My Ride: 96 Neon 2.0 SOHC
Engine: 2.0 SOHC
1/4: 0.000

Posts: 69
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
not ur average v8 swap

I know i come up with some crazy or just plain dumb ideas on here but hear me out people. I saw the post on the lambo swapped daytona and read the article and it got me thinking. Since the lambo engine was a v8 could i swap in a small v8 and still keep fwd? or awd?
Turbo.freak is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 Old 08-05-2011, 12:55 AM
Boostaholic
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Dearborn, Mi
 
My Ride: Guess :-)
Engine: 4 General electric F101 (58,000 lb/f thrust)
Induct: N/A
1/4: 0.011

Posts: 694
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: not ur average v8 swap

If there is a will there is a way to make the engine work. Extreme engine swaps are great, but usually take a lot of time, money, the engineering skill to figure it out, the inventiveness to fine parts that could "work", and the creativity to put it all together.

I once saw a 1972 VW bug with a 350 small block.

If you go for it, keep us in the loop.
Mangelhaft is offline  
post #3 of 19 Old 08-05-2011, 01:43 AM
STLShelbyZ
Guest
 
 

Posts: n/a
Re: not ur average v8 swap

The 1989 Dodge Daytona Decepzione with the Jalpha V8 and AWD or 4wd. That would be one sick little ride with a v8 in there!

Mother's Little Jalpa - 1989 Dodge Daytona Decepzione
post #4 of 19 Old 08-05-2011, 08:29 AM
- OFFICIAL GEARHEAD -

 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Houghton MI !frosty nights!
 
My Ride: Ram HFE/Omni/SL/XR7
Engine: 2.5 TII, SMEC, .60/.63, 2-piece, 52mm, no B/S ;)
Induct: Turbo
1/4: 13.800

Posts: 8,403
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: not ur average v8 swap

a FWD V-8 will tend to be wider than our I4 package,
and WAY heavier

look for an aluminum block V8, e.g. cadillac HT4100/4500 or 4.9;

or for a 4V, a northstar 4.6 or aurora 4.0 ..
detobias is offline  
post #5 of 19 Old 08-05-2011, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
TD New Guy
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Crothersville, IN
 
My Ride: 96 Neon 2.0 SOHC
Engine: 2.0 SOHC
1/4: 0.000

Posts: 69
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: not ur average v8 swap

What transmission to use is the only thing im stumped on right now.
Turbo.freak is offline  
post #6 of 19 Old 08-05-2011, 01:40 PM
- OFFICIAL GEARHEAD -

 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Houghton MI !frosty nights!
 
My Ride: Ram HFE/Omni/SL/XR7
Engine: 2.5 TII, SMEC, .60/.63, 2-piece, 52mm, no B/S ;)
Induct: Turbo
1/4: 13.800

Posts: 8,403
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: not ur average v8 swap

lol whichever (GM FWD) trans that goes with the motor

e.g. the 4.1/4.5/4.9 have the same bellhousing pattern as the 2.8/3.1/3.4 family = super common
detobias is offline  
post #7 of 19 Old 08-05-2011, 05:49 PM
Garrett Booster
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Franklin, TN
 
My Ride: 77 Celica Liftback
Engine: 2.4L Dodge 420a
Induct: Turbo
1/4: 0.000

Posts: 271
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: not ur average v8 swap

Check Fiero.nl...they do northstar swaps all the time using the factory tranny with an adapter plate....last I was on there the G6 6 speed tranny had just come out and there was a lot of buzz about using that...
wicked93gs is offline  
post #8 of 19 Old 08-06-2011, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
TD New Guy
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Crothersville, IN
 
My Ride: 96 Neon 2.0 SOHC
Engine: 2.0 SOHC
1/4: 0.000

Posts: 69
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: not ur average v8 swap

I was really considering a 5.0 ford due to budgets.
Turbo.freak is offline  
post #9 of 19 Old 08-06-2011, 10:05 AM
TD Extreme User!
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Mesa, AZ.
 
1/4: 0.000

Posts: 12,675
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
   
Re: not ur average v8 swap

If you have a budget, forget V8 swap.

"Not your average V8 swap" will require, not your average skill, budget, time, and experience as well.
tryingbe is offline  
post #10 of 19 Old 08-06-2011, 01:57 PM
- OFFICIAL GEARHEAD -

 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Houghton MI !frosty nights!
 
My Ride: Ram HFE/Omni/SL/XR7
Engine: 2.5 TII, SMEC, .60/.63, 2-piece, 52mm, no B/S ;)
Induct: Turbo
1/4: 13.800

Posts: 8,403
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: not ur average v8 swap

+1
detobias is offline  
post #11 of 19 Old 08-06-2011, 02:51 PM
Garrett Booster
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Franklin, TN
 
My Ride: 77 Celica Liftback
Engine: 2.4L Dodge 420a
Induct: Turbo
1/4: 0.000

Posts: 271
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: not ur average v8 swap

yeah...throw your budget out the window...especially in the RWD forum, I am at $2500 and counting...and thats dirt cheap so far because mine was RWD to begin with
wicked93gs is offline  
post #12 of 19 Old 02-03-2012, 10:02 PM
TD New Guy
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Tooele, UT
 
1/4: 0.000

Posts: 128
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: not ur average v8 swap

I had once asked Advance Adapters for a Dodge LA series smallblock adapter to a Dodge A670 (3.0 V6). Cost was prohibitive, since I'd have to pay for engineering and design. Not worth the effort. As for measurements, I've lost my original measurements, but the V8 would fit a minivan front to rear, but the accessory drive would interfere with the passenger side frame rail To open that up would require a good deal of fab and reinforcement. Then the worry of the A670 managing the HP and torque of the V8.

I realize this thread is old, but I've had some issues with health and not been here lately...
Phatfoto is offline  
post #13 of 19 Old 01-10-2013, 09:53 AM
TD New Guy
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Massillon, OH
 
My Ride: '92 Spirit R/T
1/4: 0.000

Posts: 109
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: not ur average v8 swap

Quote:
Originally Posted by wicked93gs View Post
Check Fiero.nl...they do northstar swaps all the time using the factory tranny with an adapter plate....last I was on there the G6 6 speed tranny had just come out and there was a lot of buzz about using that...
Yeah, the Fiero guys have swapped in everything from EV stuff to LS7s and big block 572s. One guy over on Fiero.nl is even swapping in a BMW V12. Another guy was investigating the possibility of an SRT-4 swap. On a side note, guess I'm not the only one on this forum with an affinity for the misaligned two seater GM sports car...
Spirited1 is offline  
post #14 of 19 Old 01-11-2013, 01:42 AM
Boostaholic
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Canada
 
My Ride: ACR'd peon, Dakota++
1/4: 0.000

Posts: 312
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: not ur average v8 swap

6.1 swap I think it where it's at...there was one on ebay not long ago. Honestly, why keep it fwd, if you have a V8, right?
Jon Mopar is offline  
post #15 of 19 Old 01-11-2013, 04:00 PM
- OFFICIAL GEARHEAD -

 
ILIKESHELBYS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Roswell, GA
 
My Ride: SC/GLHS(2)/CSX
Engine: 2.2
Induct: Turbo
1/4: 0.000

Posts: 6,335
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
   
Re: not ur average v8 swap

This will fit nicely:
HOME PAGE...
ILIKESHELBYS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
v8 td swap

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Turbo Dodge Forums : Turbo Dodge Forum for Turbo Mopars, Shelbys, Dodge Daytona, Dodge SRT-4, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Omni and more! forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Member names may only be composed of alpha-numeric characters. (A-Z and 0-9)

!!ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!! If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact us here . Additionaly, we do NOT allow BUSINESS NAMES unless you are an Authorized Vendor. If you own a business, and want to do sales on this site via posting or private message, you will need to follow the rules. Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys without being authorized will see your account terminated.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome