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Old 19 Apr 2008, 11:47 am
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Default SRT4 Engine Swap

My engine is on its way out and I am looking into finding a replacement. I have put so much effort into other parts of the car, that I am not really willing to replace it. I figure that if I am going to be replacing the engine anyway, why not do all the performance work I wanted to do right now and save having to pull the engine again for some time. My biggest question is about the similarity of SRT4 neon parts to PT parts, namely the block, transmission (mine is a stick) and driveshafts. The other option is to pull my motor, bore it 10 over, get new forged internals (low compression), cams and do a custom job on the turbo setup later on.

To make my question about the driveshafts a bit clearer, are the GT HO driveshafts notably stronger than normal ones? Same question about the SRT4 ones, but also, will they fit?

Last thing, how is the head on a PT engine? If it could be better, does anyone do porting and polishing?

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Old 19 Apr 2008, 05:37 pm
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Default Re: SRT4 Engine Swap

Our trannys are T350, whereas the SRT and turbo PT Cruisers have T850 I believe. The T350 can be used to moderate power levels, but I'd probably use an organic or other soft engagement clutch material to soften the impact to the tranny and shafts.

The T350 should strap to the SRT engine with no mods.
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Old 19 Apr 2008, 08:10 pm
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Our trannys are T350, whereas the SRT and turbo PT Cruisers have T850 I believe. The T350 can be used to moderate power levels, but I'd probably use an organic or other soft engagement clutch material to soften the impact to the tranny and shafts.

The T350 should strap to the SRT engine with no mods.
That makes life a whole lot easier, thank you.

I still need info on the other parts, so anyone who knows...
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