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Postby fuseone » 24 Jun 2006, 08:00

ok i got a 79 chevette rwd. and i want to know what all i would need to swap in a 305 or 350 in to it. .like susption wise what i will need to do to fit it in. and will the car twist from the hp like what would i need to do to fix that. and what are some other v8's that i could put in it that wont be like really hard to put in. that will still have some good power.
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Postby fuseone » 24 Jun 2006, 22:51

ok 22 views and no one posted any thing yet come one people help
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Postby kw107 » 24 Jun 2006, 23:23

Welcome to the forum! :D

First, because I live in Estonia, then I don't know much about your car. Is it an american chevette? American engines are 90 degrees. Such engine is quiet wide. Does the engine have carburettors or has it electronic fuel injection. When it has a carburettor then it's much easier. Doe's the exhaust fit? I think you have to tighten the front suspension, because the engine wheights too much. Does the gearbox fit under the car? There is not so much work when you just want to replace an engine.

Other V8 engines: Audi V8 -> 3.6 and 4.2 liters. BMW V8 -> 4.0. Mercedes-Benz -> 5.0 V8. Saab had also an V8 engine but I couldnt find it anywhere. Don't know anything about american cars.

Sorry when I said something wrong, I'm still from estonia. Good luck mate.

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EDIT: here it is -> http://www.saunalahti.fi/~rjh/saabv8.htm
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Postby fuseone » 24 Jun 2006, 23:46

its carborted. but i want to put in a chevy v8 either a 305 or a 350. im leaning torward the 350 more. and its a us chevette. and i dont know if any of it fits yet because i just got the car and dont know what will fit or not. thats what im asking if it will fit.
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Postby kw107 » 24 Jun 2006, 23:51

350 CID = 5.7 Ltr. Thats a large engine :lol: . Hard to tell. Are here some users from US who can help him better than me, because I really don't know, but I still want to help. Can you take pics, under the hood.
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 25 Jun 2006, 00:08

kw107 wrote:350 CID = 5.7 Ltr. Thats a large engine :lol:

to us Europeans it is but to our North American cousins it's a small block :wink:
hi and welcome to the forum fuseone. someone on the forum has shoehorned a US V8 into a US Chevette and has detailed it here i'm sure. have a look around at the older posts ok.
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Postby fuseone » 25 Jun 2006, 02:05

i did put all that i find talk about is how that one guy fit i a 500 in it
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Postby Neilyman » 25 Jun 2006, 08:09

Hi Fuseone, Welcome Matey!

Us Brits & Eurpoeans cannot answer your questions re: US Chevs, but I`m sure you`ll get some help from a member on your side of the pond soon ;)
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Postby fuseone » 25 Jun 2006, 10:01

i hope so. because i really want to know. because that little 63 hp motor thats in it is to slow.
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Postby kw107 » 25 Jun 2006, 11:14

You'r going to drive yourself to peaces with that 350 CID engine :lol: . I have a 2.9 Ltr V6 engine and thats already like a rocket. Self modified cars are the best.
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Postby fuseone » 26 Jun 2006, 08:00

come on can some one help lol
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Postby space kadett » 06 Jul 2006, 23:02

350ci chev will fit in the bay no probs trans tunel may need some work and the rear end will definaly need changing you will need to make engine mounts and trans mount and a decent rad will need to be souced and adapted to fit heavyer srings and shocks will be needed as thats a 500lb+ engine other than that can't see it being a dificult swap 8) 8)
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Postby jbowman » 08 Nov 2006, 18:19

If they can do it in a MX-5 I'm sure it should'nt be too bad with a small block V8, I found this site in JTuner magazine where these guys make 'Monster Miatas' using their own convertion kits.

http://www.v8miata.com

Just a thought :D
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Postby UpNorth » 09 Nov 2006, 15:15

A Rover V8 can be made to fit & as such a small block Ford can as whether it's a 5.0 or 5.7L they are physically smaller in every dimension & only a couple of kilos heavier despite being cast iron.
Anyone have a 6R4 for sale? Unfortunately I've only got £1K spare but I could throw in a few eggs to sweeten the deal!
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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 15 Nov 2006, 23:01

Go for a 302 OR 350 small block ford V8, YOU CAN MAKE ANYTHING FIT IN ANYTHING IF YOU WANT IT JUST TAKES TIME AND A LITTLE EFFORT :D
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Postby lmcair » 16 Nov 2006, 01:03

go to www.cardomain.com do a search for chevrolet chevette there are several here some set up for drag racing
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Postby UpNorth » 16 Nov 2006, 10:01

V8-CHEVETTE wrote:Go for a 302 OR 350 small block ford V8, YOU CAN MAKE ANYTHING FIT IN ANYTHING IF YOU WANT IT JUST TAKES TIME AND A LITTLE EFFORT :D


That's my opinion also. V8-CHEVETTE - what engine's in yours?
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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 16 Nov 2006, 19:21

That's my opinion also. V8-CHEVETTE - what engine's in yours?


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