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Old 10-27-2002, 12:32 PM   #1
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Default Rwd V8 in a focus/why not a boneville?

People say its impossible to or not worth putting a V8 Rwd in a FWD Bonneville?? I think they are wrong!

http://www.kugelkomponents.com/focus.html

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yes this is a kit. I know I mentioned it before but I figured I would show it.

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well now see it can be done..... with a lil` work its possible..................... hmmmmmmmmmmmm sitting at computer running Auto Cad let me see.......................yup ifin` i do this..yup nad that looks like it`ll work ....... well now don`t this way look twisted, and evil
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Anything can' be done but why mess up a great ! I just hate regreting the things I do in the future and with gas prices now I don't think I can affrod another V-8 in the fam , though my dad'* V-12 KICKS *** !!! He'* got a BMW 750 iL , That car hauls *** and is only a 5.0 litre!!!
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I saw a 95 Bonneville with a 305 that was pulled out of a Monte Carlo....I didn't have 18k on me to buy it.
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Do you mean they modded the Bonneville to take on a 305 rwd? if so where and who I want to talk to them. I was looking this weekend while I had my dash off and it would be easy as pie to do. I figure it would cost as much as putting a fwd 4.6 in but I could use corvette parts and computer. Hehehe. Then we are talking fun. I figure its worth it if you buy a 1992-95 Bonneville with a blown engine and transaxle and then put the money in the engine and swap. Ití* still easier to buy a vette but thatí* too easy and boring. So tell me more.

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If he had a 305 maybe he didn't have a computer . He could use a vacuum retard for the distributer and I KNOW the engine wouldd ft perfectly in the bay Those mounts are so easy to work with . As far as the RWD part , I'm sure I could MOD my cars frame to take on a 200r4 tranny with a nice camaro rear from the early 90'* . Hook that right up with the camaro discs! Screw the computer , Just remove the engine light and custom wire the rest (but why mess up a simple car , I like the fact that our cars are easy to fix )But it would be fun !!!
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Sorry I had to go to the GP forum to get the skinny on the 4.6l fitting in a w body let alone in an H body. Actually the H body has the same clip as a caddy so I already knew this so the h body is an easy swap. The w body requires a little more work but looks like it fit well.

http://www.motortrend.com/mar01/muscle/1.html

I knew it.

So if you want a kit like this let me know. I will talk to my source for engine swaps and get some ballpark prices.

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Why would someone put all that time and money into converting a bonne over to RWD and then put in a worthless 305?

Thats just stupid when a 350 will fit just as well.
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If I were to do that modification I would go with an updated Pontiac 400. In my opinion this was the best small block V8 that GM ever made...and it was a true Pontiac engine.
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Destroke the 400 down to a 377 or so I think and you will be able to rev it several thousand RPM'* higher as well.
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