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10-27-2012, 07:25 AM
Just curious...I doubt I'll attempt it but the thought has crossed my mind with a spare 455 engine and trans in the garage. These GTs look like they should have been a performance car

korben dallas
10-27-2012, 07:30 AM
do it!!!!!

10-27-2012, 07:35 AM
Kinda eyeballing it...major issue would be a trans tunnel and rear end that would work. Firewall and engine bay would need major work though. Since the engine is carbureted, it wouldn't need much as far as electrical.

10-27-2012, 07:39 AM
Yes, betty racer. Just go out and buy an f-body and save yourself the months and months of painstaking work.

10-27-2012, 07:45 AM
IF you were going to do this i would not recomend using a big block. why do extra work when you can use a small block? with the 350 being a dime a dozon i would start there.

but no matter what you use, good luck if you decide to do it.

10-27-2012, 07:51 AM
This is a terrible idea. Abandon this idea immediately.

10-27-2012, 08:14 AM
Yes, betty racer. Just go out and buy an f-body and save yourself the months and months of painstaking work.

^^^^^ This.

As cool as the idea sounds, it's way more trouble than I would ever want to go through, but good luck to you if you go down that road.

10-27-2012, 10:30 AM
Not worth it.

Buy an F-body. Or a GTO or G8 for that matter.

10-27-2012, 10:31 AM
THIS is why I started the "too stupid to ask" thread, hoping this type of question would go there.

10-27-2012, 06:48 PM
THIS is why I started the "too stupid to ask" thread, hoping this type of question would go there.

noobs dont read fabs. you should know this by now

10-27-2012, 07:12 PM
Pointless, gigantic wing= +150hp

10-27-2012, 07:40 PM
Made a fair amount of bodies for the NHRA, I suppose you could call those GAGTs lol

10-27-2012, 08:00 PM
Just asking...I've put a 400 Pontiac in a fiero about ten years back, was a PITA but fun car! 99.5% sure I won't do this since its my daily driver but the .5% tell me to do it. If its been done, lmk what's involved.

My reasoning IF I did it would because I like the body style of these. I've had a 10 second SS 4th gen and they are dime a dozen, would be different and being a Pontiac guy it would have to be Pontiac powered. The Pontiac v8s are all externally the same size from the 350-455s so being as I have a spare running engine (pulled it out of a rotted out 70 trans am 15 years ago) I would have the drivetrain minus rear end

Although if I did this swap it would need to be factory appearing too ;)

10-27-2012, 08:04 PM
And as far as that video goes, while the car looks like a Rupaul wet dream, someone has successfully converted to at least rwd. Guy should be shot for making a car that hideous though

10-27-2012, 08:24 PM
I'll fess up, this is always a sick twisted fascination of mine... FWD cars being converted. i have NO idea why, but back when I was a teenager, I had an old beretta that I was hellbent on converting and putting a turbo'd 3.1 in it. I could have held a turbo and not have had a clue that's what it was back then lol but I wanted to be able to light em up, and see how many people realized it was the wrong end doing it.

Just for the novelty of it, it would be cool, but you're gonna get all sorts of problems, and time, and cash built up in it. your decision man, I personally think it would be cool, but I have mental problems apparently

10-27-2012, 08:41 PM
Like I said, probably won't happen unless some money falls into my lap for a new daily driver and if there is a conversion kit or detailed write up just curious what parts are needed or need to be made...

...but he'll...I still have a GTO that needs finished for the wife's weekend car

young gun
10-28-2012, 11:34 AM
If a GA were to be RWD it wouldn't look right unless you flared out the rear fenders some....considering the work for RWD that would be hard. But stock they look more like they should be AWD....

Pouring gas on the fire!!!!!! Manual too.... 6000 STE manual trans???

10-28-2012, 03:36 PM
It's been done. All the questions have been answered before. Do a search and you'll find what you want to know.