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Engine Swap

Discussion in 'Engine and Drivetrain/Mechanical' started by JonnybravoM3, May 26, 2018.

  1. JonnybravoM3

    JonnybravoM3 Member

    So that's a yes?

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  2. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    As with everything else, the weakest link(s) will show up. These cars, being uni-bodies, tend to flex and twist. You start laying down bigger power levels and things will need upgraded. First and foremost you need to tie the front and back together better with subframe connectors. Yours being a convertible it is a bit more solid due to the extra sheetmetal bits in the floor structure but it can still benefit from the typical underbody connectors. You have no roof afterall!

    The stock rearend is a 8" design and has fair weak axles that could be a problem is you were to hook well with say north of 300 ft/lbs of torque. It's also likely a peg leg which is no fun at all when it comes to laying down rubber. The stock auto (C4) is weak as well but with some good investment can live and perform nicely behind a spirited small block. You will want to upgrade the converter and have some tweaking done to the valvebody. All the usual stuff.

    You start down that path it usually ends up with just about everything being gone over. $$$ BUT it is a whole lot of fun!
     
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