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How much to can an EG coupe chassis take?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Elhefe910, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Elhefe910

    Elhefe910 New Member

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    I plan on swapping a 500hp Volvo T5 turbo motor in a EG coupe auto coupe. The motor has long stroke H beam rods with matching 8.5.1cr pistons and runs a Holset turbo. It should put down more tq than power though. I was going to put this motor in another Volvo but I have acquired a nice EG roller and i thought why not try something unique and a little crazy. Is 560tq going to cause a lot of problems on a stock roller?
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    The chassis should be fine. i can't see this fitting in the bay in my head, but i'm all eyes waiting for the pics of how this turns out!
     
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    Surprisingly I think I can get it to fit right, obviously with custom motor mounts with the autobox matching in the general area. I will surely have to do some cutting and banging. The big problem is the T5 motor is backwards and has the exhaust manifold on the back near the firewall so I am going to have to do some interesting intercooler pipe routes. The motor will likely be sitting in front of the strut towers a bit making it nose heavy.
     
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    Another problem I might run into is hood clearance so I may have to buy some ugly hood to make it fit but I am hoping that the Volvo motor will match the depth or height of a Honda motor withe it's exhaust on since it has to run under the motor because the exhaust manifold is in the front.
     
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    lol IMO this seems like a dumb swap and stupid money will be spent to get the motor in and running and moving under own power, but yes the chassis will have 0 issues with that hp
     
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    K series motors sit reverse of the stock EG motors. Check out some Google pics of turbo kswaps. It'll give you some turbo plumming ideas. Sidewinder turbo manifolds. Maybe some risers on the hood hinges will give you enough hood clearance?

    What about shifting mechanism and such?

    Wiring would be an interesting puzzle. Yikes.
     
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