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Old 03-01-2005, 04:45 PM
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stick in a RB26DETT they ran 400 hp in the Skylines, and over 600 fairly easy
that would be a real Hot rod, Big intercoolers and 3' down pipes going to supertrapps, or Lake Pipes
lol he's 14, how much money could he have?

Your not going to find a motor thats cheaper to build and make out of than a 350. Hence their popularity . If your doing it for the sake of being different . . . than go for it. If cost is what your worried about, stick with a domestic engine.

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Old 03-01-2005, 06:43 PM
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Siggy, i'll probably go with the 350. These japnase engines are not as good as chevy smallblocks anyways. I called this salvage yard a few hours ago and the cheapest engine they had with under 80,000 miles on it was $300 and it had 4 cylinders. Ill go with the American engine instead.

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What about transmission? What should I use for that?

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My two cents

Give it a go. I think if you are using a four banger the jap engines are better than anything the USA as produced in four cylinders. If you want horsepower then V8 all the way. We have a T runnng around San Diego with a little Toyota engine. Neat thing is with a little grinding his valve cover reads "TOY T ". Just differnet, kinda cool and real unique. What you may save up front on the engine you may lose in making special parts to fit an engine that people don't normally hot rod.
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Old 03-02-2005, 12:07 AM
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TH-350 transmissions are about as common as the 350 engine itself. Id look into one of those.
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Old 03-02-2005, 08:20 AM
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What about transmission? What should I use for that?

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well, if you want good gas milage, go with the 700r4, if your goin on price, go with the 350(thats what im puttin in my mustang) if you want a manual, go with one of the tremics,i think thats your best bet, it all just depends on what your looking for
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hi my name is brian caruana from thurder down under Iam going to build a tbucket but a ext model to take a four passager vechicle I hope to use a japen chassis of a van I would to know if i can use the some suspension and diff and brakes the engine I wil be running is rb30 with a rb 20 engine turbo it will run at 450hp no **** about that every down here is running that
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Old 03-02-2005, 04:08 PM
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Older Jap pickups from datsun had a frame which resembled the lines of an early Ford in fact I have heard a kit was available way back to put a Deuce on a datsun frame ,I think it was called the "Dotrod" , I have used components such as the Toyota 2 wheel drive Torsion bar IFS on 34 chassis (adjustable height and Ford pattern good sized brakes) and it worked great except it took a lot of adaptation with the steering as I fitted a rack and pinion to convert it to front steer. Toyota pickup chassis have also been used in their entirety under A Models over here quite a lot. The comment regarding the regulations certainly deserves investigating before you dive in though.

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The Pontiac Fiero was essentially the GM FWD package shifted back to drive the rear wheels. I believe this reasoning could be used as the basis for some cool rides.

How about an old VW Caravan (or Beetle) with Cadillac Northstar for power? Or, how about an old MG Midget or Austin Healy Sprite with a Honda FWD powertrain at the rear?
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hotrod w/ ricer engine

this is just my opinion...u know its like various types of holes...every one has them and they all stink....they are right bout the unibody frame...stay away from them...to much work for a newbe..i think it would be cool to see an alternative style motor in a t bucket..every one has built the crap out of sm and big block motors..it all boiles down to what YOU want to do...screw what every one else thinks...its ur car....unless they are backing u with cash...do what u want...i would only say that is is wise to research the motor u intend to use to see if replacement parts are around and compair that to prices of more comman choices..good luck..i tend to build stuff i have access to already .heck maybe u can put in a hot rod cat or cummins motor.....dont let opinions decide what u build
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id go the other way but a big block in some little light weight import and convert it to rwd
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4G63 out of a talon, get the 6 bolt kind though with a 95 or later exhaust manifold. Lot of power out of those things.

And since when did 1990 have 'old cars'???? *is so old*

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