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Old 08-23-2006, 12:28 PM   #21
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naaahhhh instead of that im going to buy a 86 porshe 928 has already a v8 and stock it comes with almost 300 hp soo not to mention 50/50 weight distribution
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Old 08-23-2006, 01:52 PM   #22
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ummmm, the twin cam 1.9 IS A HEMI.
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:27 PM   #23
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ummmm, the twin cam 1.9 IS A HEMI.
My HEMI isn't even a HEMI.
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:50 PM   #24
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I do understand that...but why not buy a RWD car in the first place? Converting a car from FWD to RWD makes no sense to me. Perhaps I've gotten old and believe that it's more important to contribute to my 401k and save the 20% down I need for a fixed rate mortgage with no PMI (I refuse to dabble in this interest only and option ARM nonsense).
On a financial standpoint I totally agree with you.
I also understand car enthusiasts who have nothing better to do with their extra time, they do the out of the ordinary things. Like lowering an Escalade, or putting huge Mud tires on a Lexus.
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Old 08-24-2006, 09:30 PM   #25
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ummmm, the twin cam 1.9 IS A HEMI.
No actually, its better.
The 1.9 dohc combustion chamber has 4 points that come out from the side that promote swirl-unlike a hemi.
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Old 12-25-2021, 06:31 AM   #26
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I remeber reading a tread on this once, although I'm not sure which site. Better yet though someone built a saturn SL with 2 motors and N2O
Where was this thread about someone building a twin engine sl? Iím wanting to attempt a twin engine build myself and looking for info
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Where was this thread about someone building a twin engine sl? Iím wanting to attempt a twin engine build myself and looking for info
We are waiting for you to start that thread. Back in 2006 many of us were not on the forum. There may be something at Sixth Sphere.

Once I'm rich and eccentric, I plan to build a two engine AWD S Series. I'm only halfway though and not the rich half.

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Old 02-11-2022, 12:04 AM   #28
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The main problems I see with a RWD conversion would be the lack of transmission / driveshaft tunnel and loads which the car wasn't designed for, particularly torsion being transmitted from back to front.

A good way of scratching two birds with one itch would be to go the Corvette route. Cut out the spare well and/or relocate the gas tank. Have the transmission in the back with the diff, with a torque tube going up to the motor. The tube takes up the twisting loads and can be much more snug to the floor, in the existing exhaust pipe divet, since you don't have to worry about a driveshaft hitting.
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Old 02-12-2022, 11:23 PM   #29
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I'd just fit all the body panels to a Fiero. You get all the benefits of a RWD without the extra frame work, plus the added bonus of all the engine weight over top of the rear wheels.










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I'd just fit all the body panels to a Fiero. You get all the benefits of a RWD without the extra frame work, plus the added bonus of all the engine weight over top of the rear wheels.



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Oh, I know all about Fiero projects, used to follow quite a few on Pennock's Fiero Forum for a while when I had mine
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Old 02-13-2022, 10:42 PM   #32
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Take the V-6 engine cradle and power module out of a Fiero. Substitute in the newer 3.4 liter engine and plug it into the rear of a Saturn SC.

Heck, try one of the supercharged 3.8's instead of the original 2.8's.

Problem solved.

LOL, I know this sounds simple. I know it's not. But the Fiero subframe should be relatively simple to graft into the Saturn's unibody framework. And at one time, there were adapter kits to put a Chevy V-8 engine into the Fiero cradle. Heck, for a few years, the FWD Grand Prix came with a Chevy V-8 already installed in it's cradle: just plug that cradle into a Saturn.

Then what do you have? A V-8 rear wheel drive Saturn!

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The late model Grand Prix GXP's had a V8 in them, but most of those newer engines weren't so easy to work with, it's why most of the guys opted for the older 3.1/3.4's and the occasional 3.8's (those had fitment issues). If they did do a V8, they just custom fit things like a Northstar or some other big block Chevy.

There were some experimenting with the Ecotecs (the earlier ones) because they got hella good gas mileage and in a car that weighs just over 1000lbs., it seemed like a good thing. Haven't been around the forums for quite a while, not sure if they ever made anything of it.

It's fun to think about "what if"
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