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Old 10-12-2018, 12:31 PM
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That mini takes the cake!! But if you want to be different, don't go for a sports car like Corvette or 240z; cool yet obvious.

I suppose for financial and ease-of-find purposes, you'll have to go USA market ordinary cars.. surviving 60s being too classic and probably restored or expensive... so glorious 70s every-man cars like a Plymouth Volare wagon.. or, how about a hybrid coupe? My uncle had one of these, though I forget the name... Matador?



But seriously... I second the Corvette
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:32 PM
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Triumph TR6 or 7 if you can fit the engine under the bonnet. The 7 even has the flip-up headlights like the 944. Would be a wonderful sleeper as these cars were horribly underpowered...
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:30 PM
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Early '60s Shoebox Nova. Some even came with a 4cyl.
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:25 PM
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Opel GT... Like a Mini-Corvette....
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:21 AM
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a mini-corvette constructed almost entirely of rust...lol
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Old 10-13-2018, 05:41 PM
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A Metropolitan.
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Old 10-13-2018, 06:07 PM
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Celica GT 1975 Lift Back

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Old 10-14-2018, 04:28 PM
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+1 on a Datsun Z car, or maybe a 510...
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Old 10-14-2018, 07:18 PM
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The Datsun is a natural choice given its inline six... but finding good ones will be pricey I imagine
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Old 10-24-2018, 04:48 PM
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Are there any pre 1975 cars where I would stick an over sized low rev 4 cyl engine with a low output?
No. This is literally the last engine anyone would want to stick in anything, except for a NA 924/944.

And please, prove me wrong. Go ahead and show me the 1% of 944 owners with a well prepared engine that have successfully raced it with over 350whp, I still wouldn't stick it in anything else but a 951.
That being said, I wouldn't want anything else in my 951.
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by lee101315 View Post
Are there any pre 1975 cars where I would stick an over sized low rev 4 cyl engine with a low output?
No. This is literally the last engine anyone would want to stick in anything, except for a NA 924/944.

And please, prove me wrong. Go ahead and show me the 1% of 944 owners with a well prepared engine that have successfully raced it with over 350whp, I still wouldn't stick it in anything else but a 951.
That being said, I wouldn't want anything else in my 951.
Come on Lee, tell us how you really feel.
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:36 PM
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Why not put it into a VW van, since everyone knows that's where it came from in the first place?

Seriously though, this is a cool idea!
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by lee101315 View Post
Are there any pre 1975 cars where I would stick an over sized low rev 4 cyl engine with a low output?
No. This is literally the last engine anyone would want to stick in anything, except for a NA 924/944.

And please, prove me wrong. Go ahead and show me the 1% of 944 owners with a well prepared engine that have successfully raced it with over 350whp, I still wouldn't stick it in anything else but a 951.
That being said, I wouldn't want anything else in my 951.
Those were actually my thoughts as well... mostly.
I'm in the midst of swapping my race car's motor out. Tired of it blowing up.
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:27 PM
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Old 10-28-2018, 12:19 PM
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A 240z is perfect balance and short my 72 240z is a hoot with 160hp and dual Weber’s can’t imagine how fast it would be with 250 Porsche ponies nice hope someone builds it
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