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« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2011, 08:40:45 AM »
Did a bit of research and quick check with my tuner..and yep, RB is too heavy for this chassis. Would just throw the weight distribution way out.

So, alloy v8 is looking like the best option, if there is room to fit the turbo's in there as well.
Likely spend xmas researching and pricing this before a potential start into the new year.
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« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2011, 09:24:39 AM »
she'd be pretty tight but you could bring them forward of the motor. This is a LS1 FD Rx7 from CHCH
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« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2011, 01:13:11 PM »
Thanks for that Pic, very handy.

Pushrod gives a lower top deck, so a DOHC engine is maybe why some of these setups have a ugly bonnet...that'll be a bit of thinking to get around.

I can see that having the turbo's in front is going to be a mess with the piping, so it could be a case of fitting them underneath, much like the APS kits that I've seen for the vette.
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« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2011, 03:47:02 PM »
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« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2011, 07:35:38 PM »
I think there is V8 Rx7 out west. I thought it sounded weird for a batty. No squeak, more rumble. :p :laugh:

Also another LS1 V8 in RX7 that drift's -

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« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2012, 06:36:22 PM »
I say go for a v8. They sound so sexy

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« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2012, 09:58:39 PM »
a more different idea is a tx5i 2 liter twin cam engine.(FC3b+t)
sounds quere I know but hear me out...
those engines are cheap as chips, there a square engine (bore x stroke), they dont have rocker style heads unlike SRs but cam over bucket (very similar to RBs) from memory they almost bolt straight up to late model RX gearboxs? I think you have to muck around with the starter. The exhaust is on the correct side and forged pistons are as easy as buying some SR20det Pistons and modding the gudgeons to suite.
They have massive rods so you wouldnt bend them in a hurry.
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« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2012, 10:13:38 PM »
put an SR20 in it