|10-21-2003 10:04 AM|
I did find a few sites on the subject and you're right, Hemmie, it does look like a lot of customization... probably too much for a 2-month "summer project"
especially for a guy like me with practically no fabrication experience.
Maybe I will get lucky and score a Nova by spring's end...
thanks for your help guys!
|10-20-2003 06:39 PM|
I luckily bought it almost finished. I used stock rears and replaced em when they broke, but I think an S-10 rear is a close fit. The firewall was notched a bit for the distributor and there was a (Knuckle, joint, ?) put on the steering shaft. Its just a lot of measuring and mocking up, but at 2,080 lbs or so, It was a wicked ride.
If your interested, I'll try and find this old Chevette, V8 swap forum. Let me Know. HG
|10-19-2003 12:23 AM|
|matt_ramsey||How hard was the chevette V8 conversion... what did the rear axles come out of? These cars are cheap EVERYWHERE... is there anything else I should know about while I'm still in the planning stages?|
|10-17-2003 05:13 PM|
|HemmiGremmie||I to like the Gremlin idea because of.....Well you know. Anyway, a Chevette is way bad also. I had a V8 chevette some ime ago as the older members recall. It was fast!!! I just bought the Gremlin to pro street it and decided to stick with that idea. Check it out in my album. Just click on my Gremlin avatar. HG|
|10-17-2003 03:38 PM|
|gr8art||Awwwweee Yeaaahhh! That is an awesome project truck V8-S-10. Was the transplant difficult ? Did you use a kit? How about the rest of the drivetrain? Gosh; I could ask questions all day! Looks real close with the radiator. Have you seen the "BeCool" products? No need for the belt driven fan. They use a custom shroud with electric fans mounted on a custom aluminum radiator. Engine runs much cooler and even a bit of a horsepower gain due to the absence of resistance. Just a thought|
|10-17-2003 01:56 PM|
|V8 S-10||<-----S10 Cheap, plentiful and light.|
|10-16-2003 10:15 PM|
|10-16-2003 05:52 PM|
|mikeweyman||chevy s-10 trucks are light and can accept a sbc rather easily. if you get rid of the groove on the side,drop it down a little, some mid seventies turbine rims, some flares ,and a scoop.this will be cost effective, and very respectable where ricers are concerned. mike|
|10-16-2003 11:29 AM|
|gr8art||My vote is for a Chevy Luv Truck. They make kits for the transplant. At least thats what a guy in my neighborhood told me. He has a buddy that has a Luv with a small block in it. It's tubbed, and from the front looks almost stock; but from the side or back; you know your dealing with a serious street racer!|
|10-15-2003 10:01 PM|
|chevy302dz||A Vega, or a mid to late 70's Nova would probablu be the lightest and cheapest.|
|10-13-2003 07:59 PM|
|Mike_82||the older chevettes are RWD.|
|10-13-2003 02:49 PM|
|matt_ramsey||is a chevette rwd?|
|10-12-2003 10:41 PM|
All those responses are pretty good ideas... i especially like the volvo one, i'm a volvo man at heart, but I'm really not after a sleeper here
I just wish there was a Chevy equivelent to like a Ford Maverick... something cheap i could find at a junkyard or someone's backyard, already setup to accept a V8. Unfortunately Chevys like that are in high demand, at least in my area... you can't get even a junker Monza under a couple thou.
Has anyone had experiences with early 90's Caprices/Impalas... I have a '64 Impala already, it would be neat to pair it with a newer one... are these cars particularly light? I can see it now... a resurrected police car, flamed out with a hood scoop..... ahhhh
|10-11-2003 09:40 PM|
|lluciano77||An early Nova, a Chevy II, or a Monza. Start with something light. Whatever engine you build will make those cars move a whole lot faster. Every 50 lbs. is at least equal to 10 more horses.|
|10-11-2003 02:59 PM|
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