I drive a turbo civic right now, it's fun and reliable and what not but I want something RWD. Whether or not it's american I plan on putting an LSX swap into it unless it's already got a V8.
Cars I was considering:
240z with an LS1
240sx with an LS1 (having to deal with BAR on that would probably suck)
I have a 1980 datsun 720 pickup I was thinking about dropping an SR20 into, it already has an L20B that's running in decent shape but I want something with a little bit more balls. I could also theoretically swap a small block into that, it has a divorced transfer case.
I would prefer independent rear suspension as well. Thoughts? Comments? No I don't care which make you prefer.
SR20 into ... I want something with a little bit more balls.
Wut. SR20, balls. Wut wut.
Jokes aside, I don't think BAR would be too difficult with an LS swap into a 240sx? The engine is legal, chassis is legal. What's there for the BAR to reject?
It's going to have more balls than the L20B. I don't really feel like sourcing a DOHC head for that thing.
I was also considering a Corvette but I dunno. The main reason I'm considering the sacrilege of putting domestic power into import is because I like the LSX series of motors a lot and I like the import chassis more. Smaller, rear independent suspension, and the look of them. I'm aware there are domestics like that but I prefer those from over the big water.
I'd really like a gutted and caged camaro with a custom dash and everything though, weight is my concern with that. How heavy are they typically if you strip them down to essentials? Oh and I need stereo to avoid going insane on the road.
Edit: Oh, and I'm used to going to my local BAR with imports, which the techs I get always hate. I'm just not stellar with wiring is all so it'd be a hassle for me unless I buy a drop in kit.