[ba] re: Engine swap - The car is an 82 Coupe

audion audion at serversmiths.com
Fri Jan 11 12:27:22 EST 2002

Say Folks,

I had forgetten to mention again that I have a Coupe (just assuming
everybody would remember I guess ;-). Anyway, I'm glad to hear that I can
get hundreds of horsepower into my little Red Coupe (yep, one of the few
non-quattro Mars Reds they made) but that's not what I'm looking for.

I think I read somewhere that most any non-turbo 5 cylinder/gearbox combo
would probably fit.

I think I read that the last year of the Coupe (87) it came with 130HP ( or
maybe that was a special model) and so I'm think bumping something like 50
HP to me is going to be pretty cool. I have no desire to overdrive the
brakes with too much HP (I mean they're frickin drums on the back).

So, mostly the shortest/cheapest route to a fresher motor is what I'm
researching. And just a later stock head/cam combo is on the list of
candidates so any advice is welcomed on those.

Anyone know of any sites with year vs. stock  HP comparisons?

Thanks for all the feedback.

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