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alright this is my gf's name, she drives a 95 altima. i drive a camaro. i was wondering if they make small block chevy onversions, or even ford 5.0 conversions for the 1st gen altima?
 

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I think it'd be stupid. Import cars are not made to have big ass engines in them. It'd weigh the car down way to much.
 

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Duct tape, WD-40 and alcohol cures all.
 

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It would be awesome to see an Alty stuffing a chevy or ford V8 under the hood. It would take rediculous amounts of money and custom work. But if you have the money and the patience and the right people to do it then go right ahead. I dont think it would be good for anything other than Drag racing, would be a hell of a thing to watch race.
 

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this is the most stupid idea i have ever read on this web site just like putting a 350 in a focus i swear if ppl start putting small block v8's or anything other than whats supose to go in a import 4 banger im going to go F**cking nuts im cool with maby a v6 in a alty but a chevy v8 come on. but hey thats just my 2 cents
 

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geco said:
this is the most stupid idea i have ever read on this web site just like putting a 350 in a focus i swear if ppl start putting small block v8's or anything other than whats supose to go in a import 4 banger im going to go F**cking nuts im cool with maby a v6 in a alty but a chevy v8 come on. but hey thats just my 2 cents
Why does it get your panties in a wad if someone puts an engine with some balls in a car built for a 4-banger? I think it's cool as hell. Yeah, it's overkill in most cases, but that's what's fun about it. That was the whole premise that Carrol Shelby became a multi-millionaire on. He took a whimpy little british sports car and shoe-horned in a Ford V8... and the rest is history. It's a proven formula.

A V8 in a Focus you say? You mean like here:
http://www.ford-v8-focus.com/

It's not a 350, but they did get a 5.0 in there quite nicely - and they're almost finished putting a '98 Cobra engine in one!

Or how 'bout a Miata?
http://www.v8miata.com

Here's a Ford Festiva with a 220 HP Taurus SHO engine in it - mounted in the REAR!:
http://www.fordfestiva.com/performance/shogun.html

That's just a few... there are plenty of others.

It's not for everyone - and I also appreciate cars that are kept bone stock (as my Altima will remain) - especially classics, but hey, if I had the extra money, I'd DEFINITELY take on a project like one of those.

Ever watched "Monster Garage" on TV? People will do just about anything with a car given enough money and time. It's called imagination. They're just cars... metal and plastic... that's all.
 
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