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Old 01-02-2013, 10:40 PM   #31 (permalink)
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TH700R4 and its slipping real bad, needs to be replaced.
You could occasionally even mod a transverse FWD 6-speed transmission already bolted to the High-Value V6 to work at the longitudinal RWD layout instead of messing with aftermarket transmission controllers for a 4-speed longitudinal one...

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Old 01-02-2013, 11:02 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I have to use an auto trans.
The auto transmission will allow room for the starter on the left and right sides.
The FWD block and RWD standard transmissions are not compatable, if you desire the use of a starter (guess you could always roll start it).

Or I could put the FWD 3500 top end on a 3400 RWD block. I am partial to the fwd3500/3400rwd setup so I wouldn't have to fab motor mount brackets and get the drive line right.
(A plain RWD3400 swap would down grade me from about 200hp/220Tq I have with the 5.0L to about 160hp/160Tq with the V6, so I dont really want to do that)

Also OBDII would be nice.
My current diagnostic tools are a vacuum gauge, timing light with tachometer duct taped to it and wide band O2 meter.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:33 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:26 PM   #34 (permalink)
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if it was me doing an engine/transmission swap i'd use a gm high feature 3.6 v6 and it's transmission with all the wiring.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:25 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Bump

I have lots of new pics.

Upholstery starting soon. Got my industrial sewing machine.

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Old 04-27-2013, 11:48 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Keep an eye on your DexCool.

I love the torque on that (my) engine.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:20 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Unless you turbocharge it
The Iron Duke was never intended to be more than a large compact economy engine. You could boost it, but don't expect the ride to last long. I don't think a stock Duke is good for more than 120-140 horsepower.

Back in the day Pontiac made available a so-called Super Duty Four block, which duplicated Duke geometry but in much heavier hardware. Other geometries were shared with other Pontiac Super Duty engines, so there could be some entertaining shopping done at the Pontiac parts counter. Done right you could build a Duke stroker past 200 cubes, 300 horsepower and one hell of a shock to anybody lifting the hood after you smoked him at the lights. It looks like a Duke but goes like stink.

You can still get an SD4 engine from Kansas Racing Products. Crack the wallet wiiiide open, they ain't cheap.

NOTE: I apologize handsomely for stepping way far away from the ecomodder paradigm. I just like the Duke, and I lurves the SD4.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:23 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I am considering doing something like this with my camaro, putting a FWD engine in rear wheel drive configuration on an RWD transmission. Something like a 3500 V6 out of a mid 2000s car, about the same horsepower and torque as the old carbed 5.0L LG4 motor but about 300 pounds lighter.
shame you couldnt do a vw tdi......!!!!!!
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Upholstery starting soon. Got my industrial sewing machine.

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I have updated pictures. Paint is mostly done. Working on trim and upholstery. Some work is also going into new weatherstripping. Can't have the t-tops leak.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:41 AM   #40 (permalink)
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I have updated pictures. Paint is mostly done. Working on trim and upholstery. Some work is also going into new weatherstripping. Can't have the t-tops leak.
One word for my feeling after viewing: humbling.

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