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  1. This custom Reatta needs to be reality: Its not like 20 years ago. So many IRS available for the C4 Corvette to the Cadillac CTS and 300hp V6s make projects like this far more affordable and realistic than ever.
  2. Getting older is such the great enemy for all of us. Swapping in a LS engine out of a GTO and same with the seats and rear subframe to keep IRS (or go C4/C5/C6 Corvette) is a tough and time consuming proposition. So many hopes and dreams and talk online, but the last 10% of a build often takes 90% of the time, energy and money. I still want a RWD Reatta, but there are so many other easier choices that are already RWD (Saturn Sky/Pontiac Solstice/Cadillac XLR) to start with or converting to RWD is nearly a bolt in affair (Volvo C70 AWD/RWD or Ford Escort with Ford Laser AWD rear subframe or Mercury Cougar with Jaguar X-Type AWD rear subframe for AWD or RWD swap). I bet a lot of quiet haters read this thread and make comments, but time, energy and money are all in limited supply unless you;re Jay Leno with your own private garage and full staff. My oldest son is still just 5 years old, so I still have time for a father son project. This thread will be research material for those who consider this swap later.
  3. Know for a fact with proof? Not really. Conjecture and stories? Lots.
  4. For the exhaust, IIRC. So, like the Integra made RWD/AWD, one would need a BFH. Oh, and split the gas tank too it seems. Probably a better option today though. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6Up75edezo&feature=youtu.be
  5. Larry Schramm I would then go to a salvage yard and look for a center tunnel of about the same size in length as the inside the car. Cars that I might look at for a center tunnel transplant would be a Camaro, Mustang, or maybe even a Corvette if you can find one. Then I would cut a center tunnel area from the interior of the car to match the transplant part. ==== Did GM cut out the tunnel and replace it? The photos that I have seen do not really look like it, although maybe. It seems that one could get by the way Acura Integras are made RWD/AWD - just get a BFH and "massage" the tunnel for space. Vette rear ends can do more than a lot of people realize. But then, if one just swapped over a SC38000 out of a Camaro, the electronics match up and the Vette parts could easily handle that power. But then, you'd have more of a road racer or autoX car than a one-note wonder drag racing car.
  6. Been 4 months now without an update...even if its just winter and the project is on hold. So often, there are beginnings of projects and then they die. Quite likely that the last 10% of engineering takes 90% of the money/effort which kills so many projects.
  7. Want to buy Indian vertical twin: 1948-1952 Scout, Super Scout, Warrior, Arrow I prefer only US made (Springfield) Indian verticals before switching to UK Enfields. Barn find or box of parts is fine so long as all parts can be documented. Want for father-son restoration project so completed restoration is not an option to buy. Time is as important as the bike itself. Indian 841 is also WTB for restoration as well. Email.... suncoastctarep atmark (@) yahoo dot(.) com
  8. Been two months, which may or may not be a long time depending upon your perspective, without an update. Remaining hopeful, but with so many ambitious car projects, the last 10% requires 90% of the time, ingenuity, and engineering. Maybe the same here....but hope not.
  9. Has to be something out there that can fit....be made to fit reasonably easy and inexpensively. The Reatta ride is ok for a stick cruiser, but it could do well to get a little bit more aggressive.
  10. I am not alone in having this idea more than 10 years ago. But, life being what it is with kids, changing jobs a few times and moving out of country getting in the way....well, nothing happened. You are a man making things happen. Much online respect from some anonymous guy online....but still respect nonetheless. The C4 is the way GM did their mule many years ago and since it has been done and proven, should not be a big problem. I will be following this thread with great interest. I do not know how possible, but if the car gods smiled on me, I'd love to get a wrecked GTO and swap in a LS2 with manual transmission and IRS. The GTO IRS should not be too fundamentally different than the C4 in terms of size. So many Reattas can be had for less than $2000 and rarity does not always mean high dollar values. This pic is probably well known by now, but still.... This would be a sweet sweet SWEET ride.
  11. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If it sounds too good to be true................................... </div></div> Toluene does work for increased power and milage. This is true. Research it and you'll see a lot of sites showing mixtures for race gas. Now, with oil prices skyrocketing, what is the cost/benefit ratio? Is it worth it? That'll be up to you.
  12. Here is another FF to FR conversion: http://www.g20.net/forum/showthread.php?t=37924 Looks to be real. Just wanted to show that there are several examples out there, but you do have to look for them.
  13. Nope, they may still be fore sale or at least open to being photographed.
  14. No new info? It's been three weeks & I know people have lives, but I just wnated to bump this thread.
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