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Unread 08-28-2010, 06:51 AM   #1
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i picked up a 91 fc s5 shell, last week. im planing on swapping in a sbc 400 with a turbo 350 and a mazda 929 rear diff. me a buddy stripped the interior out of it.we also stripped the wiring harness. we are going to make a custom one.











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my brother would be jealous he wanted to do a V8 swap into his 83 RX 7. did you get a kit with new engine mounts.
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Sounds fun, but why the automatic?
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Because the Turbo 350 is a retardedly strong transmission and is used in a lot of drag racing applications. That and it's short so it's a very viable transmission for this setup since RX-7's are stubby.
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Good luck on your project.

This one is still in my shop, just haven't had the time to finish it. Hopefully in the next few months.
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A friend of mine is doing a RX8 with a [email protected] right now for a drift car.
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Sounds fun, but why the automatic?
i paid 75 bucks for it..

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my brother would be jealous he wanted to do a V8 swap into his 83 RX 7. did you get a kit with new engine mounts.
i bought the motor from a friend it came out of his truck. im buying the motor and trans mount from a shop called grandyspeedshop

also im going to be running nitrous

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i bought the motor from a friend it came out of his truck. im buying the motor and trans mount from a shop called grandyspeedshop

also im going to be running nitrous
sounds sick. those cars are quick stock because of how light they are. should be fun when you are finished.
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well my car should be fairly light. im hoping for less than 2500 pounds. its going to have a two seats custom dash and custom wiring. the 400 should be close to 300hp.. the motor will be fairly stock its going to have aftermarket headers and intake mani and carb

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well my car should be fairly light. im hoping for less than 2500 pounds. its going to have a two seats custom dash and custom wiring. the 400 should be close to 300hp.. the motor will be fairly stock its going to have aftermarket headers and intake mani and carb
now whats the reason for using a 400 over a 350. just curious.
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