No... But if you've got a Caddy Northstar or maybe a Buick 3800 SC laying around, you could try that..... A Hemi if you've got the stones...achieftain said:So that gets us the option of a 5 speed???? Duh. Or are you implying that we can hook up a Jeep inline 4.0 that will stick out the front of the car.???
Hey you! Quiet!Greg55_99 said:No... But if you've got a Caddy Northstar or maybe a Buick 3800 SC laying around, you could try that..... A Hemi if you've got the stones...
No particular engine in mind. I realize that Mallett is putting out an excellent product, but I'm a junkyard dawg by nature. I prefer to "roll my own" when it comes to projects. And yes, the Mopar 5.7L Hemi will bolt to the AR5 with a $50 Dakota bellhousing. That among many other things.Fformula88 said:Did you have a particular engine in mind? From your link it looks like a Dodge hemi would fit the Aisin belhousing. Am I reading the thread right?
What's funny is when I suggested that a 3800v6 & 5.7v8 could be put into a Kappa, I WAS attacked and ridiculed for following that line of thought - at EVERY mention of it until Mallet announced his own plans. Suddenly it was the best idea since the wheel. I didn't say that every member followed the "keep it stock" line of thought, just that there was a rather large contigent of them compared to other forums. And that statement is true, evidenced by the comments in this thread before mine.Fformula88 said:That is funny. Last I checked we had a rather large number of members looking forward to seeing the Mallett LS2 engine swap. They don't seem negative or hostile at all about the concept of changing the engine.
I didn't say MOST people, I said this forum had a larger amount than other forums. A true statement that I stand by, even though it is getting better than it was when I first joined. But just look at the comments above to see what I mean. Sarcastic comments to a guy who OBVIOUSLY knows amazing facts about how to tinker on cars.Yes, I will agree that some people are not as interested in it, and some people question whether such an upgrade is much of an upgrade at all (compared to just getting a 'Vette). However, I think lumping most people in the forum as negative and hostile is an exageration at best.
I do believe Archie said he was focusing on the LS motor just like Mallet, not the standard V8. Gregs information is indispensable for a DIY v8 swap, not to mention my own path of a fwd 3800 swap, and for 1/10 the price of the Mallet swap, it sounds like the way to go if you can turn a wrench...Greg, are you familiar with V8 Archie, of Fiero fame? www.v8archie.com He has indicated he will start working on a kit to put a V8 in a Solstice, similar to his Fiero kits, for the do-it-yourselfer too. It would certainly be another cheaper option then Mallett's turnkey conversions.