Fitting a supercharged 383 chevy

Old 08-16-14, 05:29 PM
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Fitting a supercharged 383 chevy

I know there are a lot of people against fitting v8s in RX7s... but they can choke, I already own a 13b one and want something ridiculous and different! So im building a 383 chevy engine which will hopefully produce around 800hp. So far I have almost finished the block, everything is new and forged just need to find the right cam. The RX7 body is coming along great too.

My question is can I fit the engine in WITHOUT modifying or buying a new subframe? It doesnt have to sit that low as the hood will be cut out anyway, only the rockercovers have to clear. But the gearbox has to line up srtaight of course. All help appreciateted, there's only a few v8 fds in New Zealand so not much info
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Old 08-18-14, 06:06 AM
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Im not too worried about body roll as it will only be used as a weekend cruiser, but I didnt think about the steering rack... I can get something made up here for about $900 but I dont want the engine sitting too low as the car will be quite low and dont want the sump on the ground!
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Norotors.com is the website for all your V8 RX7 needs.
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800HP RX7? You better have a deep pocket for tires.....I see even 600 to 700 RWHP V-8 RX7's have short tire life. I guess it depends what you want to do with that many ponies. I am only looking at around 550 max for me and daily drive.
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Yes the engine will fit fine in the stock subframe and it sit too low. You just need the proper oil pan. You can make an adapter cradle for the engine, or buy one. Granny's Speed Shop makes a SBC engine mount kit.
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I have a quick question. Can you fit a procharger on a LS1 without cutting the hood and still keep the power steering and A/C?
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http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=20527.15

There are two ways to do a procharger. The F-body driver side low and the c5/6 style. Passenger side and high. The vette way is preferable but requires a custom made mount as the vette one sits too high for the FD.
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