Hello, I'm new to the forum. I have just sold my Maserati Merak and I am looking for an American sports car. I am going to take a look at 400hp 86gt. I have some concerns about the horse power. I have been monitoring the chats for a while an I just need some insite from someone that has been around a high HP cars like this and what I should look for. The car I am looking at was done professionally and the engine was built by an engine builder not a backyard car. I realize that the car only has a 8 gal. gas tank. Can another one be put in the car? Any thoughts?
Posts: 35467 From: Orlando, Florida Registered: Oct 2001
Welcome to the forum. The smallest gas tank is in the pre-87 cars and has about a 10.5 gallon capacity. The later cars hold one gallon more. If the car you are looking at is truly 400 HP, you might have problems with breaking the stock tranny, and clutch slippage, especially if you plan to beat on it often.