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Chevy v8 in 80 ?

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Ryan, Aug 24, 2003.

  1. Ryan

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    Is there a kit to install a chevy v8 in an 80?
     
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    *GASP* Dont like the 1FZ-FE? :-X
     
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    There is...

    It is made by Marks in the land of Oz and available through Advance Adaptors here in the states.
     
  4. cruiserdan

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    The 1FZ is a delightful powerplant. I don't think I would consider a swap unless there had been a catastrophic engine failure like a rod thru the side. In that case, a swap to a V8 could be financially justified.
    On the other hand, I would be more inclined to select a 3FE powered vehicle for that swap. They are substantially cheaper than the later 1FZ powered versions and could really use the help(sorry -H-).

    In closing, there is nothing on the planet that sounds as good as that lovely ehxaust note from a V8. ;)
     
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    [quote author=Ryan link=board=2;threadid=4576;start=msg34532#msg34532 date=1061706756]
    Is there a kit to install a chevy v8 in an 80?
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    There really isn't a kit, but there is an adapter between the A440F tranny and a SBC. The wiring, etc. is up to you. Contact Jeff Jones for his experiences. There are a few others who have done it, too.
     
  6. Ryan

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    Thanks all. The engine is a 3FE. One of my friends said a Supra engine bolts right up to the transmission. Anybody hear of this?
     
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    Ryan,

    Hadn't heard that one. I would stick to a V8 though. Supras do not weigh 6000 lbs in trail trim. ;)
     
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    How much does a 1FZ weigh?
     
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    It breaks my heart to see a 3FE orphaned. :-[ They belong in an 80 clicking, clacking and working away faithfully. :D I've learned alot from my 3FE, mainly patience.
     
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    Yup, nothing like watching traffic fly by you at 75 mph while you're doing 55... ;)

    -H-
     
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    [quote author=Ryan link=board=2;threadid=4576;start=msg34639#msg34639 date=1061774530]
    The engine is a 3FE.
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    I don't support the V8 swap, BUT, a 3F-E is a rare engine that is worth some $ on the market with all the pieces. You just may be able to help finance the swap by selling the full 3F-E setup.
     
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    well.....i think there are some vintage italian V12's that have a sweet song at speed as well.......

    there is a guy on the pirate board that has done a couple of supra swaps into fj40's


    doug
     
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    Doug,

    Agreed on the V12's. But, the guy I work for has a couple (yes, more than one) GENUINE GT40's. A small block and a 427. When he runs them at the track, it makes me faint heart swoon.

    Here's the small block:
     
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    Oh, he also has a GENUINE Shelby Datona Coupe, one of 6 built.

    Very cool ride.
     
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    OMG CDan, the guy you work for is one lucky bastard! Its nice to see that he drives those fine pieces of automotive art. 8) I'd sell a nonessential organ to drive either one of those cars.