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    Customized Member 81dmc's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    6sp G96 mocked up in the delorean frame.

    I'm not going to use an additional adapter plate that would push the transaxle forward. Instead, I'll be replacing the adapter plate Porsche already used for that transmission.

    In the end, I'll have to see how much clearance there is between the axles and the cradle. If necessary, I could end up pushing the entire engine and trans assembly rearward...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 81dmc View Post
    I'm not going to use an additional adapter plate that would push the transaxle forward. Instead, I'll be replacing the adapter plate Porsche already used for that transmission.

    In the end, I'll have to see how much clearance there is between the axles and the cradle. If necessary, I could end up pushing the entire engine and trans assembly rearward...
    You're going to have to have to push it much more forward than the thickness of the adapter (1.5") to clear that transmission, and even then...

    Just looking at the size of this the transmission. If you pushed everything 4 inches or so rearward, the transfer case at the end of the transmission is still going to be scraping the inside of the trailing arm.

    I have had my hand in engine swapping several deloreans and explored the options of many different transaxles and I am telling you this will not fit without some pretty serious frame modifications. To the point it is not worth it (in my opinion).
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    Update

    Got the engine today!

    Still wrapped and on the pallet.
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    (Tire's a great choice huh?)

    Will rebuild head and replace timing chains for sure. Will also pull crank and pistons to mic everything. Hopefully all checks out good.
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    Update:

    Picked up transmission today in Jacksonville...

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    Rodolfo
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    Customized Member 81dmc's Avatar
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    Engine is Apart

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    Honing marks are still faintly visible on the cylinder walls where the rings ride. Bare in mind, this is an engine that saw just under 200k...
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    I will be removing springs and valves from head and will be sending it out to be decked and hot tanked. After that is said and done, I will be installing Ferrea valves and new 262 cams as the stockers are pitted.
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    Tired stock pistons and rods will be tossed. New ones will be higher strength, and the pistons will have a CR of 8:1 (Final CR is 8.5:1 because I'm using the MK4 MLS headgasket).

    Will post again when more progress is made.
    Rodolfo
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