So.... where to begin.... maybe I'll just start with bullet points and go from there.
-Obviously I'm not the only one lusting after Mallet and Werks, without going into too much detail here I'll just say.... I want one.
-I don't like the idea of turbo, supercharged, nitrous, or anything that pushes engines whether it's V8 or inline 4, I'd like to run an NA engine with nothing more than a good tune.
-I'm not a speed demon, I just love a good V8. That feel of instantaneous power at your feet. I'd be happy with an LS1, nothing too extravagant, I'm not looking to go as fast as possible here, just quick enough.
Problem 1: I don't live near Mallet or Werks and would not consider shipping my car anywhere or doing a one way road trip. I'd have to find a reliable engine swap shop in CA.
Problem 2: I can easily price out the parts I need and put money aside for them (engine, custom wiring harness, mechanical upgrades to support the larger and more powerful engine) but the real question comes when we talk about labor costs. Let's say I have all the parts sitting next to me right now.... what would your average shop charge for an engine swap if you provide them the engine and harness?
Problem 3: Let's say the engine swap is successful and it's now a V8 Kappa. What problems could there be down the road? And more importantly, of those problems, how can we further upgrade the car to prevent them from happening to begin with? Preventative mechanical maintenance would be my ideal situation.
The V8 Sky is my dream car, I don't fall asleep at night and dream of driving Ferraris or Lambos or anything of the sort, I dream of having a V8 dropped into the Sky and keeping it for a lifetime; daily driving it, car show(ing) it, and running it on and around the track. Any and all advice is greatly appreciated, along with other bullet points that I may have missed or be ignorant of. Thanks in advance.