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post #1 of 124 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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what happened to that engine swap?

If you guys remember there was a guy here a while ago. He had a chrysler and he was puttin a GM V8 engine. he had most of the work done . I never saw the finished product. does anybody know what happened. did he ever finish it??
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post #2 of 124 (permalink) Old 11-25-2005, 10:46 AM
 
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I'm still here and still working on the LHSS. It is taking way longer than expected to finish the steering. After that I still have to get a driveshaft, radiator, engine electroics and exhaust. I hope to have the car running by mid-summer 2006. I'll post some more pictures soon.

For those interested, go to page 2 of this thread for more information.
https://www.dodgeintrepid.net/forums/...highlight=LHSS
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Well Mike you pull off that engine swap tell me the cost and what you charge cuz Im next!!
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post #4 of 124 (permalink) Old 11-26-2005, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Alright nice to hear from you again. We have a 2 treps and a new yorker 95 at home. i always wanted to do something but instead I'm working on something else. i got a rx7 got rid of the rotory and i'm putting a 305 bored out and soon supercharged. there are a lot of people that use the Ls1 - Ls6 for engine swaps. is the best one light and fast. i've seen volvo swaps, van but your project is very unique. I wish you the nest of luck. looking forard seeing the finished product.
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I've seen you working on that project before and I just wanted to let you know how awesome I think it is, very cool dude. Don't give up. My hat's off to you!



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Mike...I want to have your baby!
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woooowww, thats fucking awesome....

i can't wait to see the finished product!!!
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sweeet!!!
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post #9 of 124 (permalink) Old 11-27-2005, 03:59 PM
 
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Thanks guys for the interest you have in this project. Here are some recent pictures of the car.

Here is a picture of the completed trunk. Note the fuel cell fill tube hump at the lower left. You can see the frame rails poking through the floor next to the wheel wells. The car battery is an Optima, located at the right.

Next, a picture of the carpeted driveshaft and transmission tunnel. Note the clutch pedal and shifter stub. The carpet is actually much closer in color to the factory carpet than my flash shows.

A view from underneath the rear suspension looking forward. The holes in the bulkheads are for the driveshaft.

This 1/8" aluminum plate, located left in the picture, is to be bolted on the underside of the car covering the driveshaft. It will form a closed box with the rest of the tunnel and rear frame rails to make the car much stronger in torsional loading. (plate #2 is not shown)

Wheels and tires! 18" x 8" ASA ST4 chrome and 245/45-18 Y Michelin Pilot Sports.

Now for what has been taking me a long time to make, the complicated steering system. The rack is a 4th gen. f-body rack (2 turns lock-to-lock) with drastically shortened tie rods. The rack is mounted underneath the frame because it is the only place it would fit. Skid plates will be made to protect it.

The tie rods act on the custom made rocker arms which then act on new tie rods going to the steering knuckles.

Finally, the steering knuckles with the tie rod arms welded on. (these are just prototypes, actual ones will have more reinforcements.

The reason why I had to make the steering this way was because it was the only way which offered correct steering geometry. What a PITA!
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i'm still speechless........

thats just so awesome, someday when i'm retired and have $$ to throw around i'm going to make a Hemi Intrepid...
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OMG!!!!!!!! Those are CRAZY ass pics! Let's get married :p



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wow..awesome amount of work you're doing there. When finished definately deserves an article in Car craft or Hot rod magazine. Will be interseting to se how it performs. Just make sure it's got a kick ass alarm so some nimrod doesn't steal it after you've put all that work in it.
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there are no words that i can say that willl explain how great of work is done to this car. so I will let my buddies show you how bad ass this car is, and will become even more when its done.........
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that is going to be one sweet car good luck with all your work!
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Nice work Mike! I like the creativity! WOW!...That steering gear is a bit worrysome due to the location! I hope that's one helluva skid plate you're putting on there! Keep up the great work and fine photos!

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