Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Mexico Beach, FL
Would you call it a Porscheep or a CJ7S4?
I know some folks tend to swap in engines they already have around. That got me to thinking about a little goodie I have in the shop.
I am considering swapping in a Porsche 928 5.0 ltr V8. It has aluminum heads and block with cast in ceramic sleeves, DOHC, 32 valves, hemi head chambers, and dual distributors.
It is much lighter that a cast iron V8 obviously, and normally runs a fixed enclosed driveshaft to a rear transaxle. If I run an TH350 or 400, It should only need the bellhousing adapter and short driveshaft adapter (custom made, $$$$$). I can fab the mounts and modified crossmember.
I have all the electronics and fuel system, so I can fab a new gas tank and use the intank fuel pump.
At 320 hp and 275 ft lbs of torque, it has all the power I need to run what we have in north Florida (sand and mud). It has a very flat torque curve starting at about 2200 rpm. It has to have to pull a 3600 lb car from 0-60 in 6 seconds with 2.20 gearing.
Has anyone seen anything similar to this?
A nice side benefit will be a set of Recaro buckets to replace the oem's.
So if you see a plain white CJ7 running around with an antique tag and a really sweet sound. Look for the S4 label on the rear corner.