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What brought me to do this... well, 2 things:
1- I thoroughly examined a 97 Sebring LXI, walked around it for probably an hour trying to decide what differentiates the front subframe, strut towers, radiator support, and firewall from a 2g non turbo. I couldn't come up with much at all. It's practically a 2g with a v6 in it. So I figured, if the engine is there why can't I fit it into a 2g? The difference of one transmission mount and some wiring couldn't hold this guy back.
2- How many times have you actually seen an engine swapped 2g? Especially with one that never belonged. I have only seen one, sitting at the junkyard being ripped apart (i put pictures of that one in a junkyard thread). I'm sure you've seen this, as many members here have, some newbie asking on the forums what kind of engine can be swapped into his new ride - and being left with no answers but instead insult. But what if there was an engine producing 161hp/163tq that could actually replace the 420a producing 140hp/130tq?
At the end of the day, it is just replacing one outdated Chrysler engine with another. But I will have some fun pioneering (sort of) this project. And I can be one of very few guys to have a V6 2G, so why not
I was presented with opportunity, so of course I'll take it.
If you have any parts for sale let me knowThat's where things get really interesting. I'm planning to do a double swap, each car ends up with a drivetrain. I'll sell the Sebring as a running 420a car. I really don't need anymore 420a parts sitting around than I already have, and no sense in scrapping the shell if it could be drivable.
Good deal! Marketplace find?Just picked up a barely used engine crane for $40. Amazing price I thought. We're about to see how well it works. I bought this one for the convenience of being inside my in-home garage. My other is out in the shop, where different projects happen.
Also, is it really a holiday again? Where has the time gone... Try not to comatize yourself with food tonight.
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