John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
4/8/10 3:42 p.m.

Looking for the unlikely AND it needs to be within reason from Lansing, Mi:

I would like a very cheap complete running drivetrain (FWD engine and preferably automatic transmission including axles) from any one of the following:

  • Turbo Dodge
  • 60* V6 Chevrolet
  • 3800 V6 Buick
  • 2.4L DOHC Dodge
  • DSM 2.0L Turbo
  • F2T Mazda Turbo
  • Any other @200hp or higher FWD drivetrain that is easy to wire.

Personally I would like a Turbo Dodge because they make big power cheap and reliable but what do you know about.

93celicaGT2
93celicaGT2 SuperDork
4/8/10 3:59 p.m.

The F2T will be a bit of a battle to hit your 200hp without getting a bit creative, methinks. But it DOES have relatively insane torque.

Add Camrys and Maximas.

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
4/8/10 4:32 p.m.

200 is a rough round number and is in no way an absolute minimum.

  • Simple
  • Powerful
  • Available
  • Cheap
  • Not manufactured by VW unless it has a timing chain.
Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku Dork
4/8/10 6:08 p.m.

3800 poweed midsize sedans grow on trees around here. The Flint area seems to have cheaper pices. You should be able to find a complete runner for $500. around 2000 or so, these cars were 200hp right out of the box, superchraged 240. If this is going where I think it is, you may be better with the 3400 v6. it's narrower and still has 180hp before tuning. Cheap source for that would be Venture vans...

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
4/8/10 8:20 p.m.

Keep an eye out for me Jeff.

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
4/8/10 10:33 p.m.

I am all ears. Both would do EXACTLY what I need.

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