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Old 11-19-2006, 03:27 PM   #51
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Even better idea - make it a rear wheel drive like the way all the pro stock cars are done. This way you will avoid the traction headaches and the weak transaxle problems. If you know someone that can help with the mods, it should be easy to throw in a rear coil over axle. Then you'll just need to weld a floor tunnel to give space for the driveshaft and maybe custom engine mount for the V8. You could get a crate V8 pretty cheaply ready built. I would probably add twin turbos/intercoolers on the V8 and be the first Bonnie to run single digits in the quarter.
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Old 11-19-2006, 04:13 PM   #52
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It'* gotta be a Pontiac V8 though. Or a Buick V8 . No generic SBC (-yawn-)

Or do like that one dude, and put a motor/transaxle in the rear!
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Old 12-07-2006, 11:42 PM   #53
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here are some ideas if u want to go all out if you need help just ask i spend alot of time in the twin cities area

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Old 12-07-2006, 11:45 PM   #54
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i havent seen this thread in a while

gilligan, your pics are no go. you need to rearrange the img part of it
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Fixed your pic Gilligan -



BTW, a V8 in a bonneville will most likely not happen, too much custom fabbing that would cost too much.
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Old 12-07-2006, 11:51 PM   #56
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will try again



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Old 12-07-2006, 11:52 PM   #57
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how'd u do that picture thing
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Old 12-07-2006, 11:57 PM   #58
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how'd u do that picture thing
i thought you were doing it right ask pinky...

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BTW, a V8 in a bonneville will most likely not happen, too much custom fabbing that would cost too much.
but yeah, a V8 is basically implausible, for now...
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psst...figure out how to mate an LS7 to a built 4T65. The engine bay is plenty big enough for a SBC.

hahah and then watch that trans grenade when the car is put into drive.....

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ditch the N* idea and mod a L67.......
but then i'd just be another bonnie with a L67, i want to be orginal and see if this works out. i'd rather have a n/a V8 than a blown V6 anyways
ya that is cool, just dont expect to mod the car after all that work
cool little acticle by gm about the 4t65 i thik a built 4t65 trans would take the power of a LS7.
if he is looking to switch to a V8 hes picked the wrong one, he should pick one a little more mod friendly.. like a ls1, which will probly also be cheaper. btw the fwd n* is different from the rwd n*
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A more worthwhile mod IMO would be to mat a 4t80 with the l67. At least that way you dont have to replace the tranny on a modded engine every 30k. Those trannys can take ALOT of abuse!
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