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.
Makes all that hard work worthwhile doesn't it? I do not think the Gods are frowning at you either. That sounds tough!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
The '68's are definitely easier than the '65-'66 cars. And if the V8 engine & drivetrain you got are all in good shape, then you got a great deal. Unfortunately, it's hit or miss when buying used parts, especially if it's something the seller already pulled and can't start up.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.
This is A GREAT IDEA . . . assuming you can find a really cheap donor car like a '65 or '66 V8 car that's not damaged anywhere significant so you can cut it apart to turn your I6 car into a . . . '65 or '66 car with a V8.My sugestion is to either junkyard a setup or buy a donor car/wrecked runner.
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