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Old 09-08-08, 08:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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was talking to a friend of mine about droping a chevy 350 in the legend and making it rwd, any thoughts there?
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It hasn't been done and everyone who has suggested anything of the sort has been widely criticized for ignorance of the difficulties involved in converting the car into a RWD format.
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may need some body changes done close to impossible. Good luck and god speed
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was talking to a friend of mine about droping a chevy 350 in the legend and making it rwd, any thoughts there?
I didn't know Acura legend makes good kit cars. If you are going to drop a 350 you might as well drop an LS1 in it. :-)
I know that you can install an LS1 in a Mazda RX7 without any problem.

Good luck on your project and keep us posted. takes lots of pix
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Not to kill your dreams but I doubt this will happen. If you really want to go through with something of this nature you'd be better off trying a different car with a different engine swap/conversion.
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fwd fanatics don't freak out, but i really wish they would've made the legend rwd. the engine is already mounted in a rwd fashion (right?), and the car would look damn good doing donuts with the rear wheels spinning.
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ye we know there was a huge (HUGE) discussion about this already it in here somewhere conclusion was not possible unless u have a 10 gallon hat as a pocket.
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Its possible, but not easy unless your a custom fabricator. It will take massive hours and more money than the worth of any year Legend out there.

It would be better to start out with a Legend shell than a full car. The trans tunnel, fuel tank and spare tire well would all get cut out and or replaced. If I ever got into a wreak with my Legend I know what my long term project would end up being.

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Its possible, but not easy unless your a custom fabricator. It will take massive hours and more money than the worth of any year Legend out there.

It would be better to start out with a Legend shell than a full car. The trans tunnel, fuel tank and spare tire well would all get cut out and or replaced. If I ever got into a wreak with my Legend I know what my long term project would end up being.

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very hard to do + probably take months= impossible>possible
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I agree with everyone, these is possible but will require first good planing, access to a custom equiped shop, lots of money and a lot of time is just not worth it, i think i have read a thread some where about a legend RWD with a 350 in Canada but this could be just a rumor cause i have not seen any pics...
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ya, we were just talkin about how cool it would be, but im not actually gonna do it, my type II motor was just dropped in my car and ive spent enough money on it that theres no way in hell its coming out until i blow it up.
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Without labor cost (assuming one does the work him/her self) it would cost between $3K and $5K. Keeping the Legend engine will simplify a lot of things and it will remain a true Legend.
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It would be challenging, but I would love to see someone do it. Personally I would rather get a sylvia at that rate. I had pondered doinf this even as of a couple days ago when a co worker offered me a 91 mustang for free. giving me access to everything (well lol said lightly) I would need for such a project. I would want to somehow keep the Legends Acura motor though.
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I know that you can install an LS1 in a Mazda RX7 without any problem.
that's hilarious considering an rx7 is already rwd and has nothing in common with a legend... but i'm sure he is thanking you for your input.

gl with the project man, personally - even if you knew you could accomplish this - i don't think you should put a gm motor in because anything other than a honda engine would be down grading IMO. but regardless of my two cents, think about gas prices for a 350
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