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Discussion in 'Fords Other High Performance Vehicles' started by VoodooBoss, Sep 30, 2018.
TMS is correct .....the car is now a pig and the owner needs to be committed!
Can't have a BLT without Bacon....
OK..Let's get back to the original opinion of dropping a chevy motor in a Ford. I say whatever floats your boat. Others will say if you're a Ford guy, stay with what got you this far. I'm a Boss guy now, so end of discussion for me............
Motor swaps are always going to be around. LS in Fox Bodies for the 1/4 mile guys is nothing new. SB chevys in old 1980 Jag's was popular in the day for cost. I know of two older 911's that are running LS motors as the conversion was still much less that a rebuild of the Porsche motor. Right now Miata 1.8 being dropped into MGB's is popular along with V W 2.0 Turbos into old Porsche 924's. Currently at local track prep shop an EcoBoost 2.3 crate motor is being fitted into a 1995 BMW 318 (track only car) It goes on and on!
Part of me likes to see a car the way it came from the factory. Another parts likes to see what can be improved. As long as a limited production example is not being cut up, why not?
TMS, You are so right!!! A limited production car NEEDS to stay intact....all others are open season for hopefully a good reason. My Boss will remain the same for a long tyme!!!!!!!!
I guess you have to have more of an "old-time hotrodder" attitude in you to understand these kinds of swaps. Though even this one die-hard keep-it-as-original-as possible guy (as in against even most period-correct mods) I knew from MustangForums a dozen years ago could still understand that if dropping a SBC into a 1960's Mustang saved that car from the crusher it was still the better path to take.
Actually, swapping a 2JZ into the engine compartment of a Mustang that previously held a 200-CID 1-barrel carb'ed pushrod inline six makes perfect sense to me. Wouldn't even need to be turbocharged, 3 liters EFI'd today being capable of power comparable to the 289's and 302's of the day.
If cylinder count and mfr are both non-negotiable . . . Aluminator?
For the old-time hotrodders, brand loyalty didn't exist. If the engine already in the car wasn't providing satisfactory performance, out it came and in went something that could.
The "Mother of invention" goes way back!
My brother finished the restoration of a 1950 olds which had a caddy engine. The car then went Back to the salt flats to run 51 years after it’s original time trials on the salt. Same body, chassis and engine combo. Car ended up in a Rothod Special edition.
No, swapping engines and brands is not a new thing.
The guy that bought my Son's M3 is swapping out that motor for 600HP engine that came out of his previous BMW that got totaled...........I wonder how that happened????????
I would bet on front end damage.
Odds on favorite in my book!