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  • i have an 88 lincoln mark 7 that im going to top out when i get back from basic my only problem is that i want to ditch the h.o. 302 and automatic trans thats in it right now. i need a larger engine and better transmission for what i want to do. i will even put a chevy engine and transmission in it if i have to. i want a 400 cubic inch motor or larger only i cant find any swap out websites where someones done that to a car like mine. what kind of engine and transmission should i look into on a budget of 3000 dollars. i want to get everything fom the salvage yard so i can build it myself. i want the engine to be carberated. what should i be looking for if i want to be able to have at least 400 hp and be able smoke the tires for blocks on end?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I believe that engine has a huge selection of bolt-on mods, given the large number of Mustangs out there. You sure you want to go through all the trouble of engine swaps when you have so much aftermarket support already?

  • I finished my sr swap about six months ago. Now I need something with more torque. I'm thinking about a rb26dett in a 91-98 300zx. How hard is it, and what do I have to change.
  • i am interested in info about the 5.0 swap into a 240sx.
    thank you
  • I recently bought a '89 Nissan 240sx with a blown engine.
    I,m very interested in a kit to install my small block chevy into it.
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
  • I am new to this forum. I need the same info. I don't know how to get the info you will receive.Could you e-mail me a good reply on all you need to make the swap. Thanks!!!!!
  • rll2rll2 Posts: 1
    I recently pulled a 455 c.i. with extended tail turbo 400 transmission out of a 1970 Buick Electra. I'm planning on putting this combination into a 1979 Buick Electra which currently has a 350 buick engine and a 350 turbo-hydramatic. My current list of questions includes 1)best motor mounts to use for this swap. 2)are the older style motor mounts (1970 vintage) going to line up with any of the numerous predrilled holes in the frame? 3)the best transmission cross member to accomodate the dual exhaust system (the current cross member only accomodates a single exhaust on the passenger side) 4)I'm using the stock exhaust manifolds on the 455, it looks like there should be an acceptable amount of room, but it's a close call. 5) Is the factory rearend in the 1979 durable enough to handle the significant increase in horsepower and torque.(the car will see very little drag strip type duty). I do realize that the drive shaft will need to be shortened, but is there anything else that I've overlooked? I would greatly appreciate comments from anyone whose done this particular swap. Thanks-a-bunch RLL2
  • i have a 1997 neon i want to do an engine swap, but i dont know if an h22 or a b16 would fit. also what is the biggest engine i can fit in it. i need help so if you know any thing me know.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 58,505
    Yeah you can cram the 2.4 dohc engine in there. This site tells you all about it:

    But before you get into all that, here are LOTS of suggestions for improving what you have in there now:

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  • :confuse: I have a 85 cherokee can anyone tell me if I can swap the old 2.5 with newer 2.5 and keep the engine carborated?
  • I need to know which engine will suit me better in all around basis. I want my car to do everything to a daily drive and then take it to the track and run some good laps while having a decent 1/4 mile time. I know the RB is a heavy engine and that it will offset my weight, but that thing can make good power. Yet, the SR is a pruven moter just like the RB just two cylinders less but has the same potential. Can you help on making a choice that will help as well as converting it to rear wheel drive???
    Thank's, Pavol
  • would a h22, b16 or a b18 fit in a 1998 doge noen?
  • I don't see why not. However, you may have to switch over more than just the intake manifold.
  • xero1xero1 Posts: 1
    would it be possible to fit a twin turbo JZA into a 1998 eclipse GST? And would i have to switch the drive train from FWD to RWD?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 22,680
    correct me if i'm wrong, but that's the Supra engine, right? Yes, you'd absolutely need to switch to RWD. And, given there is no transmission and driveshaft tunnel ... not to mention space for the differential, etc, under the car, then I don't think its likely you can do it for any sort of reasonable price. If it is the engine I'm thinking of, its a straight 6, so there is no way its going to sit sideways in the eclipse in order to drive the front wheel.

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • has anyone did this swap before and can you tell me anything about motor mounts and maybe even headers that will fit...I am using the olds tranny so the drive shaft and tranny mount should be okay...or not?
  • I have a 1990 Nissan Pickup. I want to know if anyone out there knows if an SR20DET will fit right in, or if I need any major mods? Do you know of any good shops who will do this swap for me? I live in Jersey. I would Perfer the shop in NJ. Thanks.
  • :confuse: this is for a 88 honda civic dx hb i wanna swap in a rebuilt crx motor will i have to modifie anything at all?????????
  • I currently own a 1999 Mercury Cougar, 100% custom. I have put quite a bit of money into this car and now I am looking to swap the motor for something with a hell of a lot of pep.

    So far I've had this done to it:
    6pc V-Style Body Kit (front & rear aprn, skirts, front fenders)
    FBSS Air Bag Suspension
    Custom Interior
    Pearl Underflake w/ Burgondy Overlay
    Rockford Fosgate Custom Fiberglass System
    Custom Hood (opens outward from middle)
    Drop forward front clip (like the big rigs)
    18" Ferretti Chrome Racing Rims / Tires
    Custom Top (converted to a roadster NO TOP!)

    Now I am looking to put a motor in this bad boy that will rip up the roads and make the tires smokeeeeeeee. Currently it has the stock I4 Cougar Engine. It's a FWD automatic. I am wanting to convert to a manual and drop a better engine in it.

    What kind of motors would you recommend that would fit into the Cougar and give me the power to burn up the streets? It has to be compatable with the FWD and able to do the conversion to manual. Any help would be GREAT!
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I would consider the SVT Contour's powertrain, perhaps. It's a tuned 2.5l V6, and the Cougar got a variation of that Duratec engine so it might be a good fit.

  • I don't know about the VW one, but I added the Neuspeed Cat-Back Exhaust System to my VR6 and I could both feel the better acceleration and it sounds like a beast!
  • My friend and I have transplanted a 5.7 into both an 85 s-10 pick-up and it was just put into a 95 s-15 blazer. Is your truck 2 or 4 wheel drive? The difference is the oil pan. @ wheel you can use any A- body oilpan but the 4 wheel requires a $300 oil pan. The mounts can be purchase relatively cheap and they are needed to relocate the mounting forward. There are also special headers for this application that have a wide loop that the steering shaft passes through on the drivers side. A radiator from a 2.8 will not work but one from a 4.3 donor will match but i would reccommend the unse of an electric fan also. The biggeswt requirement you have is getting a transmission for either a 4.3 or a rear wheel drive GM car or truck with the short tail on it. The swap is relatively easy and the fun value is welll worth the effort.
  • I have an 88 civic dx 3 door with 1.5 liter and 4 speed trans. ,and I would like to know if I can put a 2.0 with a 6 speed into it? And what might be the oldest honda or acura that has a 6 speed in it ? Please someone let me know.
  • Hey,
    I have a 99 cougar. I wanna see a pick of that roadstar,..

  • Hey, i'm new to the VW world and i know this isn't quite the right forum but i'm hoping you guys can help me out. I'm going to look at a 2003 Jetta GLi next week and the dealer i've spoken with is claiming that it's stock turbo-charged. From what i can find the GLi, isn't turbo charged. Can someone let me know whats true or not? Thanks!
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    Try the Volkswagen Jetta 2005 and earlier discussion too.

    Steve, Host
  • HI. I have a 1995 Chevy Caprice with a 4.3L V8 265cid (baby LT1) My engine looks almost identical to the engine in an Impala, with the exception of the oil filler cap. I was wondering if I could buy a rebuild kit for the 5.7L V8 350cid and install it on my car. I'm looking to achieve 400hp-450hp after I'm done with it. I'm really not trying to race it.............. honestly! I swear! Can anyone help?
  • I had a contour svt. I wrecked but the engine and tranny may be in good condition. Its in town at a towing location
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