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MR-2 by rogergarrison
Started on: 08-15-2001 10:11 PM
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Report this Post08-15-2001 10:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
I just read today, someones working on putting a Northstar in their MR2. Saw too many Fieros with them I guess, and wanted to keep up

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Report this Post08-15-2001 11:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KRMFieroClick Here to Email KRMFieroSend a Private Message to KRMFieroDirect Link to This Post
that car will fly, i dont like that though when people put like
GM in Toyota
GM in Ford

GM engines are nice but atleast stick with the same company... kick hill is workign on putting a 2.5L v-6 ford into a Fiero, why would u want to do that? i dont know oh well

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Report this Post08-16-2001 12:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Black88GTSend a Private Message to Black88GTDirect Link to This Post
I dunno, I have seen quite a few 2's at the track running 11s and 12s with mods like a bigger turbo, aftermarket exhaust/intake/BOV, not much else. Of course they are running around 18 psi but still.
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Report this Post08-16-2001 04:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for artherdClick Here to visit artherd's HomePageClick Here to Email artherdSend a Private Message to artherdDirect Link to This Post
Lexus' own 32-valve aluminum V8 would make quite a bit more sense, but hey, since the swap is probally going to be total fabrication job, then gm/ford/kia/whoever. It's a global world incase everyone hasn't noticed :)

The Northstar is almost as much classically 'american' as the Dodge Stealth. It's 4-cam, it's aluminum, and it's reliable. Hardly a typical american design :) (I think this is a good thing...)


I'd be a little scared about the short wheelbase of MR2s, they're a little tiny for me to feel comfortable with a v8. (and they're going to gain some megga weight too, their stock motor isn't a crappy ass iron boat-anchor good-for-nothing junk heap... sorry, just found my 60k 2.8 has a rod knock :( ) Then again, the fiero could use a wheelbase increase too.

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Report this Post08-16-2001 09:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TRiADSend a Private Message to TRiADDirect Link to This Post
The Lexus V8 has been done...by Toyota.

They (and SARD) fielded this MR2 monstrosity at LeMans and some Japanese series in the early-mid 90s.

...I want one

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Report this Post08-17-2001 04:05 AM Click Here to See the Profile for artherdClick Here to visit artherd's HomePageClick Here to Email artherdSend a Private Message to artherdDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by TRiAD:
The Lexus V8 has been done...by Toyota.
...I want one

Me too

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Report this Post08-17-2001 06:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TonkerClick Here to Email TonkerSend a Private Message to TonkerDirect Link to This Post
Hmm, that's interesting. It'd be fun to see how a Fiero would do with a BMW or Audi engine.
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Report this Post08-17-2001 07:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for sloth85GTClick Here to Email sloth85GTSend a Private Message to sloth85GTDirect Link to This Post
just wait, the car will start falling apart around the engine with the extra weight. The suspension isn't designed for that much weight.

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Report this Post08-19-2001 03:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for artherdClick Here to visit artherd's HomePageClick Here to Email artherdSend a Private Message to artherdDirect Link to This Post
Yeah, it'll break the getrag too.


Oh wait. Mr2s don't have getrags!!

Oops.

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Report this Post08-19-2001 06:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AusFieroClick Here to visit AusFiero's HomePageClick Here to Email AusFieroSend a Private Message to AusFieroDirect Link to This Post
I was thinking of the Lexus V8 for my Fiero. They are plentiful and cheap here being so close to Japan and all. Talked to a guy yesterday (might be buying a Fiero off him actually) who is a hot rodder. Has a mate with a Lexus V8 running 1000 HP. Mega dollar engine but look at that horsepower. Wonder what that would do to a Fiero. Probably flip it I imagine.

Are MR2s strong enough for a Northstar? They certainly aren't as beefed up chassis wise as a Fiero.

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Report this Post08-20-2001 09:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by AusFiero:
Talked to a guy yesterday...who is a hot rodder. Has a mate with a Lexus V8 running 1000 HP. ...Wonder what that would do to a Fiero.


The term "ballistic" comes to mind.

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Report this Post08-21-2001 04:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for artherdClick Here to visit artherd's HomePageClick Here to Email artherdSend a Private Message to artherdDirect Link to This Post
The Lexus V8 is a great engine.

I've seen it in several 'retro' hot rods, very very cool.

The latest MR2 (the Spyder) is actually a pretty strong car, at least it feels that way :) Though I dare say 1,000bhp would crumple any production car today. (*under $90,000 let's say. I'm sure the chassis of eg Diablo and F50<no longer made> could and for some lucky bastards, do handle in excess of 1,000bhp :)

of course, you don't need *that* :)
The stock engine in an mr2 would be quite the machine, I'd be glad to have one!


 
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I was thinking of the Lexus V8 for my Fiero. They are plentiful and cheap here being so close to Japan and all. Talked to a guy yesterday (might be buying a Fiero off him actually) who is a hot rodder. Has a mate with a Lexus V8 running 1000 HP. Mega dollar engine but look at that horsepower. Wonder what that would do to a Fiero. Probably flip it I imagine.

Are MR2s strong enough for a Northstar? They certainly aren't as beefed up chassis wise as a Fiero.

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The stock engine in an mr2 would be quite the machine, I'd be glad to have one!

Absolutely...although a Supercharger would help a bit.

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Report this Post08-21-2001 11:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for loafer87gtSend a Private Message to loafer87gtDirect Link to This Post
I guess the 3.8 supercharged conversion is fairly popular in the first gen Mr2 as well. I was reading up on this over at one of the Mr2 forums. Also, the engine that Kickhill is swapping in is a 3.0 SHO V6, which is almost entirely designed by Yamaha and I think would be awesome in a Fiero. One of my favorite engines of all times.
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Report this Post08-21-2001 05:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Black88GTSend a Private Message to Black88GTDirect Link to This Post
Was the MR2 motor designed by Yamaha? I may be mistaken but this sticks in my head for some reason. Would be ironic.
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