Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Hybrids
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-13-2016, 05:54 AM   #151 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: idaho
Posts: 277
Thanks: 0
Thanked 94 Times in 72 Posts
If you *really* want to irritate some people, take a Corvette and swap the drivetrain with Ford parts. Payback for all those Ford hotrods with 350 Chevy engines. Now I just need the $ to do it.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 04-13-2016, 07:21 AM   #152 (permalink)
Not Doug
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Show Low, AZ
Posts: 9,795

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 31.32 mpg (US)
Thanks: 6,595
Thanked 1,874 Times in 1,424 Posts
Corvette with Ford turbo 1L parts!
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2016, 08:20 AM   #153 (permalink)
In the fasting lane
 
RedDevil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Nieuwegein, the Netherlands
Posts: 3,751

Red Devil - '11 Honda Insight Elegance
Team Honda
90 day: 55.71 mpg (US)

It - '09 Hyundai I10 Active Cool
Team Hyundai
90 day: 29.19 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,525
Thanked 2,060 Times in 1,325 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterMundane View Post
Too far.... Way too far. "It's just a car" hell no.... A classic firebird isn't "just a car"

My goodness.

A clapped out civic with 200,000 miles, is "just a car"

This is not that...
To each his own, indeed.

My Civic lasted 18 years, 280.000 km and only died for rust.
I may have spent a whole year of my life in that car, all the hours added together.

It had a lot going for it too. Practical, reliable, reasonably comfortable, nippy, economical and cheap.
Its cheeky looks grew on me. I get a pang of regret every time I see one.
To me that humble Civic is much more dear than any other car could ever be.

I wonder what your relationship with the Firebird is, if any.

Bill has a relationship with his Firebird and decided to not part with the worn out car but salvage the good and match it with a better, more modern chassis and engine.
To me it sounds like a dream come true.
__________________
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.16 Gmeter or 0.1 Mmile.



COVID-19: Some people just don't get it.

Last edited by RedDevil; 04-13-2016 at 08:30 AM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2016, 08:30 AM   #154 (permalink)
Spaced out...
 
spacemanspif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Dirty Jersey
Posts: 748

The New Focus - '07 Ford Focus ZX5
90 day: 32.44 mpg (US)
Thanks: 142
Thanked 204 Times in 148 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Galane View Post
If you *really* want to irritate some people, take a Corvette and swap the drivetrain with Ford parts. Payback for all those Ford hotrods with 350 Chevy engines. Now I just need the $ to do it.
Ford deserved it for not making crate engines available. If they had developed FRPP sooner like GM did there would be less Chevy powered Mustangs. but when people can't find a Ford engine anywhere but can buy a brand new, turn key engine from GM it's easy to see why there are so many bow ties under Ford hoods.

Back on topic: you guys need to stay on topic lol. I've expressed my sentiments about this project and have followed it silently. Bill is a big boy and speak for himself. His response is usually "haters gonna hate" or "to each their own" which shuts people up without a long tirade. Attacking people for their conflicting views usually leads to more conflict and junks up a thread.
__________________
-Mike

2007 Ford Focus ZX5 - 91k - SGII, pending upper and lower grill bocks - auto trans
1987 Monte Carlo SS - 5.3/4L80E swap - 13.67 @ 106
2007 Ford Focus Estate - 230k - 33mpg - Retired 4/2018
1995 Saturn SL2 - 256K miles - 44mpg - Retired 9/2014

Cost to Operate Spreadsheet for "The New Focus"

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to spacemanspif For This Useful Post:
darcane (04-13-2016)
Old 04-13-2016, 12:15 PM   #155 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Bill the Engineer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Lower Slower Delaware
Posts: 430
Thanks: 407
Thanked 817 Times in 322 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Wasn't it impossible to do a burn-out with a Prius?
A long burn-out, yes. However I churp the front wheels almost daily driving either my 2004 Gen-II Prius or my 2010 Gen-III Prius. It gets some startled looks from the other drivers. I also scrub the tread off of the outer edges of the tires even though I run them at 41psi. The tire dealers think I run them under-inflated, but I know it is all handling wear. Old habits die hard.

Bill the Engineer
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2016, 03:53 PM   #156 (permalink)
Master Novice
 
elhigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SE USA - East Tennessee
Posts: 2,293

Josie - '87 Toyota Pickup
90 day: 30.49 mpg (US)

Felicia - '09 Toyota Prius Base
90 day: 50.67 mpg (US)
Thanks: 409
Thanked 598 Times in 438 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xist View Post
Corvette with Ford turbo 1L parts!
You. I like you.

The high-strung little 3-pot turbo out of the Fiesta? Schweet. And stuff it into the 1982 emissions-strangled asthmatic monstrosity that was the last of the C3 Corvettes.

As for the Firebrid, keep it coming! It's only a car, regardless of what anyone else says - except Bill. Because it's HIS car. And if he says it's a car: cool. Boat: awesome. (Note: invest in caulk. Lots.) House: sorry about your relationship.

Hybrid: you're the man. Make it happen.

Or don't. It's your car. Do what you will. Full on resto back to factory specs, restomod with modern but related bits, art car shenanigans with Fiat drivetrain, DO IT BECAUSE YOU WANT TO.

Not because anyone says you can, or cannot. Those people need to go soak their heads in a big bucket of GET SOME PERSPECTIVE.
__________________




Lead or follow. Either is fine.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2016, 04:35 PM   #157 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,927
Thanks: 877
Thanked 2,018 Times in 1,302 Posts
I KNOW what it would take to restore what's left of that original car. Whoever tried to do that just has no idea of whats involved. It would be easier to just order a new Camaro repro body assembly and start there.

Most have not even an inkling of an idea of the number of parts you would have to replace to get it close to OE specs.

regards
mech
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to user removed For This Useful Post:
Bill the Engineer (04-13-2016)
Old 04-13-2016, 09:53 PM   #158 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 8,217
Thanks: 0
Thanked 896 Times in 793 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Galane View Post
If you *really* want to irritate some people, take a Corvette and swap the drivetrain with Ford parts. Payback for all those Ford hotrods with 350 Chevy engines. Now I just need the $ to do it.
You're also likely to need a life insurance and a bulletproof vest. Anyway, if you were going to drop a Ford engine into a 'Vette, what about those Mark Kirby's flathead reproductions?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2016, 02:30 AM   #159 (permalink)
In the fasting lane
 
RedDevil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Nieuwegein, the Netherlands
Posts: 3,751

Red Devil - '11 Honda Insight Elegance
Team Honda
90 day: 55.71 mpg (US)

It - '09 Hyundai I10 Active Cool
Team Hyundai
90 day: 29.19 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,525
Thanked 2,060 Times in 1,325 Posts
In Europe the Ford engine in a Chevy issue tickles no spines, but if you say Porsche engine in a Ferrari ...
__________________
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.16 Gmeter or 0.1 Mmile.



COVID-19: Some people just don't get it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2016, 05:41 PM   #160 (permalink)
.........................
 
darcane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Buckley, WA
Posts: 1,586

Ninja 650R - '06 Kawasaki Ninja 650R
90 day: 52.02 mpg (US)

B*tch - '01 Honda Civic HX
Team Honda
90 day: 38.09 mpg (US)

Ms. Hyde - '06 Cadillac CTS V
Sports Cars
90 day: 16.93 mpg (US)
Thanks: 375
Thanked 480 Times in 311 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
You're also likely to need a life insurance and a bulletproof vest. Anyway, if you were going to drop a Ford engine into a 'Vette, what about those Mark Kirby's flathead reproductions?
How about a Camaro:
1969 Camaro SS with a Flathead...yup | Supercar/Musclecar Discussion | The Supercar Registry Bulletin Board

Or a Studebaker flathead six in a Vette:
Update & Photos: Corvette w/ Stude Champion 170!!

In Land Speed Racing, there are all kinds of crazy engine/chassis combinations because of the way the classes are set up. I'd be willing to bet there is at least one Corvette with a flathead Ford racing out there.

__________________
2001 Civic HX Mods


Past Cars:
CTS-V

2003 Silverado Mods
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Tags
convertible, firebird, firebrid, hybrid

Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com