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    Replacement engine

    I might be able to pick up a salvaged 1993 porsche 911 turbo
    for very cheap. I think I might just as a side project. The car has had a milled engine fire
    so that will need to be replaced. I donít know about the trans but that might have to go to.
    My question is what engines will fit?
    I'm looking for something cheap here just to get the car running.
    Will honda engines work?
    toyota?
    nissan?
    maybe and audi?
    Also what trans would I use and would that bolt up to any engine?
    I'm hoping that I can use the 350z v6 as I have one ready to install but will otherwise be selling it
    if it will not fit.
    So please give me some insight toward this.
    Thanks, I appreciate it.

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    Re: Replacement engine

    How about a small block chevy V8?
    These guys sell complete DIY kits.

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    Re: Replacement engine

    hmmm.... so if a v8 can fit y not a v6? Or can it? ???

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    Re: Replacement engine

    If you can find an adaptor plate or have on made to mate the engine to the tranny then your a quarter of the way there. Then you only need to fab some engine mounts and get the engine management system to work outside of the Nissan it was designed for. Piece of cake!
    Seriously, I've done two engine swaps and both of those were GM engines (4.9 caddy and 3.4 DOHC) into the Fiero donor and neither was what I would consider easy. You need to have some serious skills to go where no man has ever gone before. Just because it hasn't been done doesn't mean it can't be done though. Good luck!
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    Re: Replacement engine

    Thanks.

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    Re: Replacement engine

    I would think the engine could be rebuilt easier than doing a conversion. I have owned several Porsche's and small block conversions make the car handle quite poorly do to the rear engine weight. They are bad enough with the OEM engine in them. If it were me, I would rebuild it with a wide body kit and enjoy the car in the purest sense.

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    Re: Replacement engine

    Thanks guys for the suggestions but I have decided to save my money and
    look elsewhere.

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    Re: Replacement engine

    how cheap was very cheap anyway?

    most of the point of getting a porsche is the engine and handling it provides, so a rolling chassis isnt THAT attractive to me. the styling hasnt changed much since 50 years ago but its still ;D-worthy
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    Re: Replacement engine

    3-5 grand ;D Long story, but it would be through a relitive.

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