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302 v8 in the vert? should I do it?

Old 08-13-2006, 03:38 PM
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I just met a local guy who has a GTUs with a blown motor. He bought a used Granny's kit, motor and tranny and all, for $1,000 (I think that's what he said). But he wants to put a rotary in, since it would help keep the value of the car, since he plans on selling it. I kind of casually offered him to trade for the motor in the convertible, which runs great with over 140,000 miles on it.

Even though I don't have money at this very moment, if I did, how much cash should I offer on top of the motor, for a trade? He says the only thing he doesn't have for the swap is a shifter for the 4-speed auto.

I'd have to persuade the wife that it's worth it.
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Old 08-14-2006, 02:21 AM
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how much for a rebuild on the 302 + the 4-speed shifter?

weigh that against

a rebuild for a 13B + cash?

baldy: but honey, you know how unreliable rotary engines are. "we" could swap in a v8 (reliable), and maybe even get decent gas mileage.

wife: is that all it would take??

baldy: well, I might have to put off that anniversary ring you've been talking about...

sounds like a win-win. I say gopherit
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Old 08-14-2006, 12:04 PM
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I say lets see how much he will really take, and before you try to do that, can we fix the wheel, since its been sitting in the grass for a couple of months now. But I am all for a big powerful engine in it. You know how I like power!! :-))
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Old 08-14-2006, 12:13 PM
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**** yeah put that 302 in the car, cheaper then a TII swap and the torque will be great, those motors are 300ftlbs of torque stock.

you could probably get away with the drivetrain being stock NA as long as you took it easy off the line, then when something breaks put TII drivetrain in it.

a s4na motor is only worth what someone is willing to pay- anywhere from $400-$600 is reasonable
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Old 08-14-2006, 12:59 PM
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I think I'll offer him $350 and see what he says. But I wouldn't even be able to buy it until probably the second week of October, when I will get a financial aid refund check.

But hey, there's a chance!
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:54 PM
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Other guys (a local experienced V8-into-vert guy, and folks on torquecentral.com) are telling me my rotary stuff is worth more than his V8 stuff.

Here's the details on the other guy's stuff: link
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Old 08-18-2006, 07:11 PM
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You talkin' bout Chris Diesel?

I think a straight-up trade would be cool and simple.

Edit: ah, just saw your post on TMCA. did you already work it out?

btw: i like the way this forum works a lot better, i havent been here in a while.
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