I was zoned out at work today, systematicaly inspecting and packing hundreds of plastic lenses which will someday end up inside a Toyota (which Toyota, I'm not entirely sure, could even be a Lexus), when I had an idea for a great car. I have no money, so this is just an idle thought. With that in mind, here'* the idea:
I think it would be cool to find an old Chevette in excellent condition, and replace the drivetrain with a SC 3800 and either a 5-speed or a modern OD automatic (my thought wasn't specific about that, and I can see the pros and cons to both). But here is where I question the possibility of such a conversion. Can a RWD 3800 block be rebuilt with the FWD SC 3800'* internals and, of course externals?
Anyway, my thought process here was that the chevette is a small, light, simple, RWD car. And since the SC 3800 makes lots of power from a relatively compact, efficient package, the car could still handle decent (well, decent in comparison to a chevette with a small block v8 conversion at least). I don't have any numbers here, but I would think that a chevette would be far lighter than a bonneville or GP, and the RWD might hook up better. I think it could be a quick little combination.
*having visions of beating mustangs and camaros in street races*
Anyway. That was my thought. Comments? Flames?