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Old 04-22-2012, 06:49 AM
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If you are familiar with "the Frankensteiners" THAT is hotroding, making a rusty classic TRUE classic car go fast with almost no money and with whatever parts you have laying around, even if your coolant reservoir is made out of an old coke bottle.

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my friend, you must be a very competent mechanic to make this project a reality, only hooking up all the electronics involved will be a project itself.

I would of listen to the guy that said you should put the honda body over the vette's frame, I'm absolutely sure it will work and will be cheaper.

I bet you the vette's torque twists the poor honda body after 3 hard launches, and also it will handle like crap, tougth of bump-steer by using shortened front suspension parts?

man it would be soo cool watching the little honda ripping tarmac, but listen to me and transplant the del sol body over the vette's frame.
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Do you have any idea how small a del sol is compared to a vette? do you know how competent one would have to be to even achieve that?

build a rat rod kid.
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I installed once a Toyota 2T engine and trasmission from a RWD Corona into a FWD 73 Mini, it was possible thanks to the auto tranny because it was impossible to make room for 3 pedals once the engine occupied most of the driver and passengers room.

the passenger was roasted by the exhaust heat so damn close.

installing the rear axle was another horror story

once done it was very fast but handled like crap and was so uncomfortable.

it was nice to look at but a nightmasre to own it.

I sold it to a sucker and bougth another Mini, this time I swapped in a 3 cylinder engine and it's FWD transaxle from a Geo Metro, this was another story, one of the most fun cars I ever had, handled and raced like a go-kart.

Your project will end up like my first Mini.

the moral is, hotrodding takes not only guts but also brains.
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I installed once a Toyota 2T engine and trasmission from a RWD Corona into a FWD 73 Mini, it was possible thanks to the auto tranny because it was impossible to make room for 3 pedals once the engine occupied most of the driver and passengers room.

the passenger was roasted by the exhaust heat so damn close.

installing the rear axle was another horror story

once done it was very fast but handled like crap and was so uncomfortable.

it was nice to look at but a nightmasre to own it.

I sold it to a sucker and bougth another Mini, this time I swapped in a 3 cylinder engine and it's FWD transaxle from a Geo Metro, this was another story, one of the most fun cars I ever had, handled and raced like a go-kart.

Your project will end up like my first Mini.

the moral is, hotrodding takes not only guts but also brains.
A 2t in a mini would be a pita.
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A 2t in a mini would be a pita.
indeed it was, too bad though 'cos I love that hemi engine.
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Welcome, It sounds like a neat project to me. Like stated do as much as you can yourself dont get into a big hurry.and take as many pics as you can even if its at a shop stop by regularly and snap a few pics.
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A del sol is a piece of junk to begin with and you want to spend thousands of dollars to make it a faster piece of junk. You need to find a real car. Like a 240sx, 300zx, e36 bmw, 80s supra, something along those lines. A car that has potential. The del sol will handle like absolute sh** with a v8 and will have no grip in the rear cause theres just no weight back there. You're starting with a horrible platform. You can continue to say how when you want to do something you are going to do it but that just makes you an idiot. You're going to waste so much money it will make you sick once you realize it.
Sell the piece of junk hoda and get a real car, step one.
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A del sol is a piece of junk to begin with and
Generally speaking, most cars built a pieces of junk, we're not supposed to let our prejudice get
in the way of someone elses project.

In other words, keep you opinions to yourselves, just because you don't agree with what he wants
to do, doesn't mean you should bash him for it...
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Generally speaking, most cars built a pieces of junk, we're not supposed to let our prejudice get
in the way of someone elses project.

In other words, keep you opinions to yourselves, just because you don't agree with what he wants
to do, doesn't mean you should bash him for it...
I'm saying hes starting with a horrible platform and needs to pick a new car or he will be wasting his time and money on something that wont give him anything in return.
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Bigdog.... name calling is frowned on here at hotrodders.Dont engage in activity like that. You know how much I disapprove.
Dont be callin someone an idiot for having aspirations that dont coincide with yours.
A honda del sol is a solid built car and can be built to run well.
Personnaly I would look to supercharge the 4 cylinder that is in it.
Sometimes it is better and much wiser to help the original poster by answering technical questions, and help them to come to his own conclusions, wether or not thy coincide with your goal is irrelevant.
Its not all about you here, its about helping others.
I am not a big audi fan either, but i wouldnt think of crushing your enthusiasm by calling it a piece of junk.If it makes you happy, that is what matters.
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isn't hotrodding about taking pieces of junk and turning them into pieces of art?
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isn't hotrodding about taking pieces of junk and turning them into pieces of art?
Yes it is , Augusto... but no one is an IDIOT for doing it , or wanting too. Thats the point here.
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"the moral is, hotrodding takes not only guts but also brains."

Depending on how big an engine you intend to stuff into how small a car, after you pass certain point the last thing you need are brains.

I can see brains becoming a definite liability.
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Speaking of guts and brains, I've been kicking around an idea. Some guy advertised a '63 Valiant convertible for sale.

I spent some time lusting after it. I dreamed of putting a couple of weber carbs, a cam, and headers on it.

I could spend a ton of money on it. Then it dawned on me. Instead of buying a 40 y.o. six cylinder convertible and spending big bucks so it can pump out maybe 200 ponies. I could just buy a 2000 and something Mustang that starts out with 200 and something ponies. And then spend whatever is left over on a procharger kit.

Cheap and available. That's how I like my cars. And, apparently, how the Secret Service likes its women. Just wondering why the cars at least aren't classics.
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