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I saw this transplanted into a rat rod. It has four cams, four dual down draft webers. Mates to ZF 5 speed. I'm going to guess it would be a nearly impossible swap even if the engine were nearly free. About 260 HP stock, likely 280 with a free flowing exhaust. Sometimes these cars come into the wrecking yard for almost nothing.

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The 4.2L 4 cam engine was from a 1984. $999 for the whole car, but it came with an automatic. I also found another interesting engine - a Porsche 928 2 cam v8 with a five speed. In both cases you're talking an insane amount to do the swap and then expense it maintaining it. I think the Maserati engine would be great for someone doing a Ferrari GTO / 250 replica conversion. With the ZF 5 speed (which mates to the engine with no problem) and the 4 double down draft webers, you'd have an incredible car. The Maserati engine came in the Indy and a few other cars of that era. I was tempted to take the engine and clean it up and have it on display in my shop just because I love the look of it.

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The 4.2L 4 cam engine was from a 1984. $999 for the whole car, but it came with an automatic. I also found another interesting engine - a Porsche 928 2 cam v8 with a five speed. In both cases you're talking an insane amount to do the swap and then expense it maintaining it. I think the Maserati engine would be great for someone doing a Ferrari GTO / 250 replica conversion. With the ZF 5 speed (which mates to the engine with no problem) and the 4 double down draft webers, you'd have an incredible car. The Maserati engine came in the Indy and a few other cars of that era. I was tempted to take the engine and clean it up and have it on display in my shop just because I love the look of it.

 

 

do not buy the 928 engine they always overheat i had a 928 and the block cracked those engines are terrible there fast but they will overheat my friends dad made it through college replace heads on 928s do not buy it!

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Lol! I started this project back in Nov 1999. I put up a thread here in '03 with an S15 SR20DET & 6 speed conversion but things have changed slightly over the years.

Here's the original topic below, however I will be posting a new topic with this conversion soon.

 

 

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