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Old 05-26-2009, 07:25 AM
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RWD and V8 conversion for a Chrysler PT Cruiser

Dear Sirs: I am a newbie in hotrodding. I wish to know how to make my ride a RWD and V8 Super Hot Rod. Please, include photos of how-to's of your projects. Don't worry, I wont steal your projects, just a Know-How-Why process.

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Dear Sirs: I am a newbie in hotrodding. I wish to know how to make my ride a RWD and V8 Super Hot Rod.
Start by writing a check for about $10K.
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Lots of study.,,yeah and the 10 grand is for the toolbox,,

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Please take our sarcasm with a grain of salt - this is NOT a newbies project. It is a difficult and extremely costly project and will require a lot of engineering, or at least someone with significant skills from doing projects such as this. My suggestion - read lots here and other forums and develop an understanding of where you want to go with this project. Go to car shows, purchase books at Barnes & Noble, etc, as well as Amazon, hang out at a garage, work part time at a body shop and study, study, study. I started in a big way at 13 or 14 years of age and I'm now past 65, retired from power plant design and installation and have accumulated enough basic knowledge to build my cars, but still rely on others here and other forums to help me along. So, ask, read, study then decide what you want to do. And - a PT Cruiser - probably NOT the easiest way to do your dream car - sorry !!!

And I have even spent some (lots) time in Ponce, PR at PREPA and UCC(or whatever they became)

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theres pictures of a white 1 I'v seen on the internet... 5.7 Hemi engine, looking like Chrysler built it that way.. only thing that gave away it was not factory ( other than everybody knows they don't come RWD V8 ) was a vintage air panel where the factory electronic controlled HVAC unit used to be
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There was one with a 426 or 528 hemi.
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theres pictures of a white 1 I'v seen on the internet... 5.7 Hemi engine, looking like Chrysler built it that way.. only thing that gave away it was not factory ( other than everybody knows they don't come RWD V8 ) was a vintage air panel where the factory electronic controlled HVAC unit used to be
I've seen that too, and you can rest assured that it was pro-built with a not insignificant budget.
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I've seen that too, and you can rest assured that it was pro-built with a not insignificant budget.
I know it was, but it was nice anyway
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