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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-17-2010, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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engine swap

is there an easy engine swap out there,easy with respect to bell housing, and engine mounts..please no debates on the excellence of alfa engines, which for your info mine is working just fine..im just curious..would prefer toyota, mazda-ford, chev-eco...etc

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-17-2010, 07:45 AM
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If you look down in the 'engine conversions' subsection you'll find a pile of different interchanges that have happened or are in mid process.

Without knowing any better, I'd hazard the 'easiest' would be the kit that Larry is working up to get a Alfa V6 into some of the 4 cylinder nord cars that were never meant to have one.

A custom cast bellhousing, modified oil pan, and a few other items would make it the closest to plug~n~play as you're likely to get.

Otherwise pick what you like onnaconna all the other swaps are gonna take extensive and expensive work to get things wedged in there.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-17-2010, 11:09 AM
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something to consider

The Alfa Spider is a flexible unibody prone to rust. by stripping it to a bare body you can cut out the firewall, the transmission tunnel, and the lower legs (the front suspension mounting points) and replace that with a lotus elan style backbone frame. allowing you to fit it for whatever drivetrain you care to fit. you can also fit it with IRS. The Mazda Miata is the same wheelbase, and weight distribution as your spider. and the Monster Miata components, (custom driveshaft and axles with a ford 8.8 irs center) will take much more than an Alfa V6 can put through it.
You end up with a totally rebuilt and stronger car.

Now if your really crazy, you can even fit an entire GTV6 drivetrain, but the Miata/Alfa JTS V6 hybrid is less trouble and quicker.
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