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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-05, 11:01 AM
Thomas Cameron
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Convert 1984 from V6 to V8?

Hey all -

This is a long way out since I am not done with my '68 yet, but if I were
to convert a 1984 hatchback from V6 to V8, what all would be involved? I
would assume I'd need:

1) basically a complete drive train - tranny, shaft, rear end
2) heavier suspension all the way around

Past that, what?

Thomas


 
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-05, 06:01 PM
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Re: Convert 1984 from V6 to V8?

On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 16:15:41 +0000, Thomas Cameron rearranged some
electrons to form:

> Hey all -
>
> This is a long way out since I am not done with my '68 yet, but if I were
> to convert a 1984 hatchback from V6 to V8, what all would be involved? I
> would assume I'd need:
>
> 1) basically a complete drive train - tranny, shaft, rear end
> 2) heavier suspension all the way around
>
> Past that, what?
>
> Thomas


Seems like it would be easier to sell it and find a V8 car.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-05, 08:01 PM
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Re: Convert 1984 from V6 to V8?

Thomas Cameron <thomas.cameron@camerontech.com> wrote in
news:pan.2005.06.27.16.16.26.216531@camerontech.com:

> Hey all -
>
> This is a long way out since I am not done with my '68 yet, but if I were
> to convert a 1984 hatchback from V6 to V8, what all would be involved? I
> would assume I'd need:
>
> 1) basically a complete drive train - tranny, shaft, rear end
> 2) heavier suspension all the way around
>
> Past that, what?
>
> Thomas
>


A complete roll-over wreck. Exchange EVERYTHING!
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-05, 10:01 PM
Armon Tanzerian
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Re: Convert 1984 from V6 to V8?

Cheapest and most efficient way to do what you want is to get a hoist, and
attach it to the radiator cap. Lift the cap up, and replace everything
underneath it with a V8 car.

unless you just have

A. Lots of free time
B. Lots of extra money.
C. Some type of unexplained attachment to THAT car.
D. Access to lots of FREE parts (but see A anyway)


"Thomas Cameron" <thomas.cameron@camerontech.com> wrote in message
news:pan.2005.06.27.16.16.26.216531@camerontech.com...
> Hey all -
>
> This is a long way out since I am not done with my '68 yet, but if I were
> to convert a 1984 hatchback from V6 to V8, what all would be involved? I
> would assume I'd need:
>
> 1) basically a complete drive train - tranny, shaft, rear end
> 2) heavier suspension all the way around
>
> Past that, what?
>
> Thomas



 
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-28-05, 01:01 AM
Garth Almgren
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Re: Convert 1984 from V6 to V8?

Around 6/27/2005 8:36 PM, Armon Tanzerian wrote:

> unless you just have
>
> A. Lots of free time
> B. Lots of extra money.
> C. Some type of unexplained attachment to THAT car.
> D. Access to lots of FREE parts (but see A anyway)



Hmm... I've got plenty of C, but could use some more of A, B, and D. :)


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