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    Which engine combo you suggest?

    Hello everybody, in case that I would like to build,me also, a recent super car, which V12 engine (that can adjust drive shaft for rear wheel drive) can match with a semi automatic transmission? (starting from 400hp...) what kind of options do I have?

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    Your best bet is a gm 5.3 liter ls4 with the push button shift

    It's a simple package that fits in the rear of a car . You simply pull out the front wheel drive engine and transmission out of the gm car and put it in the rear of your kit car

    Any v12 combo is going to require a transmission adapter and a hugely expensive endeavor
    Last edited by cutlass442; 03-04-2016 at 03:49 AM.

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    I've looked at this a dozen different ways. There's not really a way to do a V12, in my opinion, for less than 15-20k when you factor in engine management, adapter plates, tranny, ect ect. If you go with the bmw, it simply doesn't have enough power, the n70 or n73 at least. I'm looking into the bmw v10s for a customer project right now because he's a bmw fanatic and there is a ton you can do with those engines. But we are budgeting somewhere in the 25k range by the time we factor in everything.

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    thanx for your answer cutlass442, what kind of drive shaft I have to fit on, in order to give rear wheel drive to this mid engined concept?
    what kind of hp does it have this engine?
    I 'll use it's own tranny?
    and about what kind of budget we are talking about? is it cheap?
    I check out on the e-bay and there's none avaliable.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmmadman View Post
    I've looked at this a dozen different ways. There's not really a way to do a V12, in my opinion, for less than 15-20k when you factor in engine management, adapter plates, tranny, ect ect. If you go with the bmw, it simply doesn't have enough power, the n70 or n73 at least. I'm looking into the bmw v10s for a customer project right now because he's a bmw fanatic and there is a ton you can do with those engines. But we are budgeting somewhere in the 25k range by the time we factor in everything.
    I have in my mind the BMW V12 750 il that I can find it in a very convinient price and the option of the Mercedes V12 S600 (W140) for example, but it's a litlle bit difficult to find out with which semi-auto tranny I have to match them,and how will I match them, in order to have the results I want....
    Last edited by George75; 03-04-2016 at 12:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George75 View Post
    thanx for your answer cutlass442, what kind of drive shaft I have to fit on, in order to give rear wheel drive to this mid engined concept?
    what kind of hp does it have this engine?
    I 'll use it's own tranny?
    and about what kind of budget we are talking about? is it cheap?
    I check out on the e-bay and there's none avaliable.....
    They made over 300hp stock -more power than the BMW v12 or you could turbo it got more power like this build

    http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/ge...oed-murci.html

    Best of all you use the gm tap shift transmission . No adapters

    Just search ebay for LS4 from highest price to lowest and around the $1500 mark you'll see some impalas being parted out . You want the entire engine transmission and drivetrain all as one unit . You simply take it out of the front of the front wheel drive impala and mount it in the rear of the rear wheel drive kit

    Fieroking.com specialists in this conversion
    https://sites.google.com/site/fierok...6-fiero-gt-ls4
    Last edited by cutlass442; 03-04-2016 at 03:55 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutlass442 View Post
    They made over 300hp stock -more power than the BMW v12 or you could turbo it got more power like this build

    http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/ge...oed-murci.html

    Best of all you use the gm tap shift transmission . No adapters

    Just search ebay for LS4 from highest price to lowest and around the $1500 mark you'll see some impalas being parted out . You want the entire engine transmission and drivetrain all as one unit . You simply take it out of the front of the front wheel drive impala and mount it in the rear of the rear wheel drive kit

    Fieroking.com specialists in this conversion
    https://sites.google.com/site/fierok...6-fiero-gt-ls4
    I can vouch for fieroking. He installed my ls4 in a fiero framed murci. We were half way into the install when we decided to add a turbo kit. Basically stock except for lifters and valve springs. 640hp. The stock 300hp is more than adequate.

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    Ok guys, what about the drive shafts? what kind of driveshafts I have to install?

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    Quote Originally Posted by George75 View Post
    Ok guys, what about the drive shafts? what kind of driveshafts I have to install?
    sorry, you told me that I can use the original drivetrain......I didn't noticed that.....

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    thank you guys for the infos you are giving me.
    Cutlass442, the option you suggest me, is on the Impala?
    And if yes, which year edition of Impala 5.3L comes out with this tapshift tranny?

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