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Random
March 7th, 2014, 10:42 AM
One tired Moostang Cobra + late-model 2.5-liter 4-cyl Duratec + turbo: http://forums.corner-carvers.com/showthread.php?t=48040

Builder knows his way around cars/tuning, so this should be a good build to follow. :)

thesameguy
March 7th, 2014, 10:55 AM
Well, I certainly like everything about that!

And those pictures of the SVO swap that never happened were nice to see... that's how a Duratec would go into the Falcon, should I get to that before I decide to sell it. :p

MR2 Fan
March 13th, 2014, 10:26 PM
This one is interesting, even if it seems to be a dead project

V12 in an MR2

http://www.mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=414492

Yw-slayer
March 13th, 2014, 11:31 PM
I'm not terribly impressed with the "ching chong" references by the OP in the Cobra engine swap thread, but the concept seems sound. The turboed Ecoboost in the Evoque/S-Max is solid.

Rob
March 14th, 2014, 03:42 AM
I'm not terribly impressed with the "ching chong" references by the OP in the Cobra engine swap thread

Literally all I saw before closing the link. Fuck that idiot.

Yw-slayer
March 14th, 2014, 04:02 AM
Yeah, the second one is pretty bad too:


"I did find my pic of the "fixed" ching chong lights for everyone's amusement..."

I have to say that if I were being judgmental, stereotypical, and/or racist, I would characterise it as being typical of the type of person who seems to take pride in having a "Pro-Gun"/"Bless our troops" stance. But surely that would be not too dissimilar from descending to his level.

thesameguy
March 14th, 2014, 10:12 AM
I actually read more of that thread trying to make exactly that determination. Came up with nothing. I'd somewhat expect to see that sort of thing on a hard-core Mustang forum, where there is a pretty good chance your audience has a good ol murican mullet, but it's weird to find it on CC (in my very limited experience). I suspect it's more ignorance and snobbery than actual racism, but who knows. If you want actual racism, the off-topic area of the Fiero forum is kinda mind blowing. A good number of genuinely interesting discussions, but every so often a 'OBAMA IS A DIRTY MUSLIM AND RUINING OUR COUNTRY' thread. At first you think it's an off-color joke, but then you find people chiming in and agreeing. It's creepy. And it happens often enough I just don't go there anymore for fear I'll say something. Sadly, that forum also has the best engine swaps... because Fiero owners aren't afraid of making their car longer to fit a bigger engine. Longitudinal Audi V12 in a Fiero? Done. Meh.

Random
March 14th, 2014, 10:14 AM
CC started out as an offshoot of a Mustang forum, as a point of historical interest.

thesameguy
March 14th, 2014, 10:26 AM
Ooooooooooooooooooooooooh. Did not know that. That makes more sense then. ;)

Strange (?) how certain types of cars attract certain types of people...

Yw-slayer
March 14th, 2014, 10:30 AM
Heh.

speedpimp
March 18th, 2014, 03:48 PM
SC 3800/manual tranny '88 Olds Toronado (http://www.theautoshop.net/SuperchargedTrofeo.htm). This one has been around for years but its still one of my favorites.

thesameguy
March 18th, 2014, 03:54 PM
I would like to compile a list of GM cars that would not be improved with a 3800SC swap. I bet you can count them on one hand. F-body, Corvette... and... ?

I am baffled why he used a 282 when the F35 and F40 are such better options, but OTOH, a 3800SCII+282 is a stupid-cheap swap. Which brings us right back around to putting them in everything. :)

What I'd like to see is someone doing a SCIII + F40 into a Reatta. That would be nifty.

JoshInKC
March 19th, 2014, 05:15 AM
What I'd like to see is someone doing a SCIII + F40 into a Reatta. That would be nifty.

+1 million

I would also accept SCIII/F40 in a gen 8 Riviera

thesameguy
March 19th, 2014, 10:04 AM
YES.

Those cars have falling into the dub crowd around here, but I'd still rock one. I love those giant fishes.

Random
March 19th, 2014, 10:11 AM
20 extra hp (<10% bump) and the ability to row your own gears--worth the hassle of a swap into a Riviera?

thesameguy
March 19th, 2014, 10:16 AM
Well, 20hp is just the beginning. ZZP will happily provide the parts to build that III to a much better specification. ;) Hell, maybe swap it over to a turbo and then put it in the Riv. ;)

George
March 19th, 2014, 10:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8q3pcEj3e4

KillerB
March 19th, 2014, 12:40 PM
YES.

Those cars have falling into the dub crowd around here, but I'd still rock one. I love those giant fishes.

Agreed. The last Rivs are badass. And yes, rowing your own gears would be worth it.

Random
March 25th, 2014, 12:51 PM
One tired Moostang Cobra + late-model 2.5-liter 4-cyl Duratec + turbo: http://forums.corner-carvers.com/showthread.php?t=48040

Builder knows his way around cars/tuning, so this should be a good build to follow. :)

Looks like he's moved most of his updates to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ecoboostcobra

Random
November 20th, 2014, 04:54 PM
https://www.facebook.com/OneLapMiata

Andy Hollis (champion autocrosser and Top 10 finisher in the One Lap in a engine-swapped CRX) is building up a new car for One Lap. As you can tell by the address, it's a Miata. Specifically, an NB that he is going to drop a built K24 Honda engine into. Neat. :)