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10-21-2003 09:04 AM
matt_ramsey 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 05:39 PM
HemmiGremmie 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
10-18-2003 11:23 PM
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 04:13 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 02:38 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 12:56 PM
V8 S-10 <-----S10 Cheap, plentiful and light.
10-16-2003 09:15 PM
10-16-2003 04:52 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 10:29 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 09:01 PM
chevy302dz A Vega, or a mid to late 70's Nova would probablu be the lightest and cheapest.
10-13-2003 06:59 PM
Mike_82 the older chevettes are RWD.
10-13-2003 01:49 PM
matt_ramsey is a chevette rwd?
10-12-2003 09:41 PM
matt_ramsey 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 08:40 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 01:59 PM
roys63 Small truck?
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