Whats the biggest engine that could fit in the engine bay?

Asked by Oct 02, 2014 at 01:09 AM about the 1979 Toyota Corona

Question type: Car Customization

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The community collage shop guys got a 302 ford into a 77 Corona, they said it was a lot of trial and error. After it was done as a shop exercise they took it to the local race track and ran the daylights out of it, it was holding up well until the 30th lap, it started to pull into the infield, slowed it down just in time, the subframe had broke due to the increased stress from the engine almost ripped the entire left side of the car off. They decided that they should have designed a box frame and mounted the running gear to that and then mount the body to the box frame. The next project was a 350 chevy in a 280Z using the box frame idea, it turned out great and was very drive able on the street or the track. Hope this helped you out.

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Hey T.S. Thats Way Wicked Kool T.S. Way back when, a guy I heard about, was trying to put a 289 into a bug eye Sprite. Never saw it on the road but rumors did abound.

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Look into LS based engines. They generally fit better in swaps because they are a little more compact. A lot of guys are swapping LS3s into their drift cars because they can fit them into tiny little miatas, rx7s etc.

im might be be getting a ke70 and putting a 3.8L v6 engine in it but I don't know if it will fit at all

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