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Old 03-12-2010, 05:44 PM   #1
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:04 PM   #2
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Looks like a decent amount of room in there too. Nice alternative to a Pantera.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:30 PM   #3
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Always loved those, never thought about a swap.

The little V8s were kinda nice, but expensive to keep running I'm sure.
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Put a 32v mod motor in there. With ITB's.
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I've seen some pretty nice 328s around w/broken motors on the cheap, and the thought has been present. Only bummer is whatever you put in there surely wouldn't sound good as Ferrari.. :-/
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That thing is hammered worse than my Miata.
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I've seen some pretty nice 328s around w/broken motors on the cheap, and the thought has been present. Only bummer is whatever you put in there surely wouldn't sound good as Ferrari.. :-/
I dunno, a built up 289 with ITB and EFI would be pretty pleasing to the ear. It wont have that flat plane sound to it, but pretty good.
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