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post #46 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-09-2017, 06:59 PM
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Being the original owner of a 2007 Mallett, I have a lot of experience with a V8 Solstice. I haven't had as many issues with the V8, as the Mallett conversion was well thought out. But, I too have put a lot of additional time and money in the car. I don't drive it much, as Rob say's, I worry about getting it damaged. It is primarily a show car, but could be used as a daily driver. But, of course, you can't haul stuff with a Solstice. It sounds great, burns a lot of rubber, and is scary fast, and the gas mileage is good. And it gets so much attention, that I get tired of explaining to people the history of the car. I have only put 20K on the car in 11 years. You may just want to by one that already has a V8, it would be a lot cheaper, and less stressful, than building one.
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post #50 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 03:31 PM
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Was it worth it?

A great question!

My buddy and I acquired a super clean, 10,000 mile, 2007 (we were told by the owner that is was a 2008, but the VIN said otherwise) red GXP. Our plan was to use the car as an engine swap recipient for a retirement project. We wanted to stay away from bodywork; and do a purely mechanical transformation. We figured that since this swap had been done before by GM and a few others, that it would take us a year, given the availability of the motor/trans mounts and a few other tidbits. We bought a crate Ls7 and went at it. Given our lack of constant work, it has now been almost 3 years. The car runs and drives, but completing the wiring is till underway.

I have to say that it turned out much more difficult than expected. We have stayed well within out allocated budget.
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