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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-01-2018, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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hey guy's just brought a 08 redline with no engine so this will be my project car looking for any Maryland member that can point me in the right direction of getting this car up and running soon because i dont know anything about them lol just some basic specs, But im on the hunt for a engine now and a local shop that knows these cars, so any help would be great thanks!!!!
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My Sky has a Made-in-USA/Maryland Union Local sticker on the driverside interior door.

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Welcome to the forum. Another local too here in the state of MD. Now on to the project at hand. First I would check with some of the other owners here who have done a motor swap out. Should be some threads here in the search feature about replacing motors in the Sky. Could answer a few questions for you before you begin the install process.

Questions are next, what are you missing here? Just the motor and? Transmission? Radiator other plumbing parts? No damage to the front end?
Miles on the odo?
stock or custom?
V8 time for your Kappa?
Usage? Track day car? Weekend fun-n-run special? 2nd car for the back up DD? Will this be a DD for you? Dependability factory? Any other concerns with the car before you do this motor install? Like body/paint repair? New brakes/shocks/tires while your looking for the motor?
A good local shop to do the install? Check their reputation on past work done on other cars and have they done a Kappa before? What warranty do they offer on their work/labor? Depends on where you are in the state? Near the big cities or like me out in the country?

Finding a good motor will be a chore. They are out there but what are you getting for your money? Then the install costs? Add to your time value for this by x2. The cost could also set you back x2. A new used rebuilt motor, a new factory crate motor, lot of owners have had to swap out their motors for one reason or another. Check with them if you can by PM, before you get all your goodies lined up at the shop of choice.

You can also check with our Kappa brothers over on the Sol side of things here. Couple of those guys have had to do motor swaps. TS is a local legend with our electrical systems. Met a few local MD guys at the 2017 Nationals in Lexington at the DDM display. There might be a good place to start for your motor. Can't hurt to look at their website, and they are a trusted vendor of choice with the Kappa crowd.

Luck to you in your pursuit of the permagrin.


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Welcome to the forum. Many owners in your position would be considering a V8.

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