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So now it's for sale..... by weaselbeak
Started on: 02-09-2015 11:41 PM
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Report this Post02-10-2015 06:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for tsharkSend a Private Message to tsharkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I was tempted to go look at it. It's been for sale for a month or 2.

Do you know the story on it?
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It's been for sale off and on for some time now.
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Looks like it would be a very dangerous vehicle to drive.
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Too light in the front?
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Originally posted by tshark:

Too light in the front?


I would say so, plus I would say that the car was never designed to support that engine in that configuration.
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I'm still trying to figure out how the wheels are being driven with the engine like that. At first I was thinking they used a porsche transmission but, the engine is sitting directly between the strut towers. So how do axles get to the wheels?
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I bet it is one of these......

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Originally posted by jediperk:

I'm still trying to figure out how the wheels are being driven with the engine like that. At first I was thinking they used a porsche transmission but, the engine is sitting directly between the strut towers. So how do axles get to the wheels?


Front wheel drive??

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I bet it is one of these......



Y'up, now that I could see...
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Report this Post02-11-2015 05:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
There was a Cadillac Eldorado version in 1970 with a 500 cubic inch V8.....(8.2 litres!) I have no idea how heavy it was.....but it was a lot.

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no decklid--engine will get rained on..
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They are about 600lbs. The Eldos came with both the 472 and the 500 with the FWD TH425. Throw that in the back of your Fiero, surewhynot.
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Probably will do a wheelie
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Originally posted by thesameguy:

They are about 600lbs. The Eldos came with both the 472 and the 500 with the FWD TH425. Throw that in the back of your Fiero, surewhynot.


So a little heavier than a N*/4T80 swap then. Truthfully though, I like my 293 lb 4T80. I don't worry about it breaking when I drop the hammer... Back to the topic at hand though. I opened the link and looked at the pic again and I think it is that engine/trans. You can see it is sitting up higher then the deck lid would be. You would have to cut out a fairly large opening to allow the deck lid to close over that. Of course, all that weight in the arse might make it easier to steer in parking lots

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I believe that there is a you tube video out there with him driving it down the road
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Originally posted by Gall757:

There was a Cadillac Eldorado version in 1970 with a 500 cubic inch V8.....(8.2 litres!) I have no idea how heavy it was.....but it was a lot.



lighter than a small block chevy.
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Originally posted by jediperk: You can see it is sitting up higher then the deck lid would be. You would have to cut out a fairly large opening to allow the deck lid to close over that. Of course, all that weight in the arse might make it easier to steer in parking lots



looking at it, the only parts in the way is the carb, remove the air cleaner and add a hat, or indy scoop..
500 ft lb.. might need training wheels below the rear bumper..
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Cruising range 125 miles, great for the drag strip though
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Is it still for sale?
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I've seen this car pop up on the Tulsa Craigslist from time to time. I'm pretty sure the drive train is out of an Eldorado. Here are some photos I posted last summer of an Eldorado I saw at my favorite salvage. The transmission wraps around the engine and the drive shafts cross in front of the oil sump.

 
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I was looking for Fiero parts when I saw it, so that sorta makes it Fiero-related, right? It's a '71 Eldorado. What a massive car. It's a 500 cubic inch engine, but notice how much space there is both in front of and behind the engine.







This is the first time I've ever looked at the front-wheel drive setup up close. Notice that the differential is almost in front of the engine and the axle passes in front of the oil pan sump, with less than a half inch of clearance.



 
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See how far the steering box is from the firewall.


Notice that the car has a steering dampener.


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Its a great swap , I love mine . pretty much same exact thing just i have a more common motor .
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Am I the only one that noticed the pulleys facing the rear of the car? Unless he's spinning the crank backwards that car should have 4 reverse gears and one forward?.....
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Originally posted by E.Furgal:


lighter than a small block chevy.


Car mag put a 472 (same engine) in a Chevette, claimed it was 40 lbs heavier than a SBC.

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