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What a car!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Trevorus, Jul 11, 2004.


  1. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I just found the ultimate sleeper car! It's an older mazda rx-7. But the coolest thing is what's under the hood! It's a CHEVY 350!!! Here's some pics:

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  2. So you gona buy it? It looks like a good deal for 7,500.
     
  3. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    yeah it does. If I had the money I definitely would, but I could really do a lot to both of my vehicles first!
     
  4. Joe Boom

    Joe Boom

    Jun 25, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    This is not oneupsmanship, but I saw similar thing a few years back. There was a dragstrip near where I grew up. At the strip, I saw a 1986 Dodge Charger (small hatchback, 2.2L 4 cylinder standard). Essentially, everything from the firewall forward had been removed. A half frame had been affixed to the unibody and a 383 had been set on it. There were no wheel wells because there was no room for them.
     
  5. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    sweet! I have been thinking of doing this to my little ford truck. Probably take the engine crosmember and mounts and modify it to fit in my lil ranger. Then bolt in a 305 or 350, with some shorty headers, 700R4 trans, and a different rear end.
     
  6. thats pretty nice, but i would rather take an RX-7 with the B-13 rotary with a single turbo upgrade and other goodies. the power to weight ratio would be much more efficient that way. either way, that is a cool thing. I saw a first generation RX-7 with a 302 in it once. It was pretty cool.
     
  7. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Looks like there is enough room for a 454 in there............ ;)

    Trevorus- When youre ready to mount a Chevy engine in a Ford Ranger, check out www.advanceadapters.com , they should have motor mounts etc to help you out.
     
  8. Now that is a car. as opposed to this...

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    that is not a car. thats a sandwich.
     
  9. Yes, that is a sandwhich :p
     
  10. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    thanks mike! I love doing this stuff. I am going to rebuild the top end of the engine that is in there right now, and remove the computer. It's a 2.8 v6 thing. My dad has a ranger that has been out of commission for a while, so if I do switch it over, he can have that engine for his.

    Built Ford tough with Chevy stuff!
     
  11. You're telling me.

    I've been driving a sandwich to work since march!?! :bawl:









    :eyebrow: :D
     
  12. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Hmmm... BTW, My RX7 will keep some form of rotary powerplant.
     
  13. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    Ok, those sandwich posts made me really really laugh hard.

    Nice car
     
  14. Joe Boom

    Joe Boom

    Jun 25, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    A Ford Ranger? Dude you better shore up the cross members or you will cork-screw that thing!
     
  15. time to pack up the sandwi...er...mule and hit the road. my work here is done. :D
     
  16. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada

    You just had to take it to far. Didn't you? :eyebrow:
     
  17. I'm sorry!!!! :crying: :crying: :crying: :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: :crying: :crying:
     
  18. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada

    Its ok I was only joking.

    I am hungry now :bag:
     
  19. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Ahh, it'll be alright. Those frames are tough enough, and it's not like I am going all out with it! probably won't have a cubic inch per 1 hp. Probably just clone my camaro. 305, weiand intake, edelbrock carb... If that lil rx7 can handle that, I KNOW that ranger frame can handle it.
     
  20. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I always loved small, unassuming looking cars with V8's hidden under the hood. A friend had a Pinto with a 302. Another friend had a Vega with a de-stroked 327 and the transmission and rear end out of a '68 Corvette.

    While they had those I had a POS. :rollno:

    Life is frequently less than fair.