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Old 01-10-2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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"From 1968 until 1999, Fuji Heavy industries was 20% owned by Nissan, who acquired the stake in 1968 during a period of government-ordered merging of Japanese auto industry firms in order to improve competitiveness against foreign companies under the administration of Prime Minister Eisaku Satō. During their ownership, Nissan was primarily interested in its bus manufacturing division and lent automaking expertise to Subaru"
does this mean i can put a WRX motor in my 510?
I can't imagine the butchery you'd have to commit to fit a WRX motor between the front wheels of a 510.
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Me neither, but I would love to see someone try.
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Me neither, but I would love to see someone try.
Someone on NASIOC did try. In like 2006. They sold the car unfinished, I believe.

I don't know why anyone would go that route when the SR20 motor in that car is so great. I guess just to be unique?
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Something being a good idea is not only not a requirement for me to want to see someone try it, it's usually not as entertaining.


If I were going to do a cross-make swap into a Dime, I'd try a 4G63 with the longitudinal mounts and such from a StarQuest.
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I'm thinking a full S2000 drivetrain.
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Now that this is it's own thread...

An S2000 powered 510 would be a riot. I always wondered though, would a Titan's V8 fit, a la a Ford 5.0L "monster miata"?

I think an STi motor into an older Porsche 911SC would be damn quick. The only crappy part would be the conversion to water-cooled... Plus you've have to get creative with a whale-tail in order to house the intercooler.
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An S2000 powered 510 would be a riot.
here you go Scott
http://datnut.dfrag.com.au/s2000-powered-510-again/
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Psshh. Where's the turbo? Slackers.
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How about a MkIII GTi with a W12 stuffed in it?
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Turbocharged three rotor in a Lotus 7. Beat that.
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Turbocharged three rotor in a Lotus 7. Beat that.
I'll take something I can more than two sessions out of, in a 7.

4 rotor NA?
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Turbocharged three rotor in a Lotus 7. Beat that.
3 rotor bugeye http://www.rogues-racing.com/wp-cont...ps/Keisel1.jpg
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Turbocharged three rotor in a Lotus 7. Beat that.
Two Girodyne SRB42 sublight engines (heavily modified) in a YT-3000f light freighter.

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It'll never spool fast enough to be fast on an autocross course.
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