revisiting this thread.... as far as your cost analysis goes. If I told you the amount I have into this car I would be embarrased and I don't even have the motor in it yet, I could buy 3 v8 cars at this point. for those thinking about it.... my suggestion would be..... think long and hard before endeavoring down this road with me.Has anyone done a cost justification to compare the cost of putting a V8 in an I6 Pony versus selling the I6 pony and buying a V8 car? Just curious to see which one would be the better choice.
LMAO! Mine now runs! And is quite the beast.
And yes I was keeping a nice spreadsheet with parts and totals. At a certain point I abandoned that idea as it made me a bit ILL lol!
Anyone thinking of doing this. Turn around and run, run very fast. Although it can be quite gratifying, it will be hell all the way to the end. many a time laying underneath this car I thought to myself, I should just sell this friggin thing!!!
But then I hear this and smile
I don't really consider this all that complicated and/or hard if you are just swapping it over without rebuilding everything. Maybe its just on my car that is easier than previous years, but I don't know for sure.
My sugestion is to either junkyard a setup or buy a donor car/wrecked runner.