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Old 07-05-2008, 09:45 AM   #1
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Hey guys been on here for awhile, my buddy has a v8 mighty max that where ganna put a 305 in it cause we blew the 350 that was in it. Im ganna be trading my 86 camaro for it straght body isnt bad at all just some little dent here and there just put a diff bed on it fenders doors hood like new. ill get pics later when i go to his house.
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id hold out for a 350, unless its a needed daily.
Old 07-05-2008, 11:08 PM   #3
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yea lol i wish but its a good strong engine he said lol but we got the it already to go for tommaorw just need to get drive shaft and stuff in it and start it up ans see if it runs lol. ill keep ya updated, get pics if i get it tommarow.
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how dare you make a thread in here without posting pics.
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:03 PM   #6
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i need to get it over here first lol we are ganna put carb and belt stuff on today when he gets home and drive it over here with open exaust. pics later.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Merritj2417
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:25 PM   #8
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everytime i go there hes nver there i wen there last night he got there at 9 we got it running its a strong 305 loud to. Went there today and he wast there again called him phone is off then i said what ever and left so hes ganna have to bring it to me tonight.
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got it sitting in the garage pics tommarow late dont fell like downloading them right now.
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you're toying with us. this better be the best looking vehicle in the world.
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ME and dad had a dodge d 50 with a 350 ill see if he has any pics. I had big plans for it but ended up with the dime instead
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im not toying just havent had anytime to take some yet.
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here ya go it needs body work but i like it







Old 07-11-2008, 03:15 PM   #15
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Quote: Originally Posted by camaro590
im not toying just havent had anytime to take some yet.
Just toying eh? with a little KY on the dash too I see....

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Old 07-11-2008, 06:00 PM   #16
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no thats sealent
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its ok i guess.definitly has potential and one of the few v8 mighty max's ive seen so thats cool in itself but needs a little more time and effort put into it.. the wiring looks hacked and just doesnt look clean.. other than that its a good start
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i just need to get some of that plastic stuff that u put around wires to make it clean but its not hacked.
heres some more pics on it alot of the body work is done and inside cleaned and under it and under the hood is undercoated. and newer rims buddy gave me. and lowered alittle bit cut 1 1/2 coils out sitting on the bump stops im ganna cut them after i put the exhaust on it cause i cant have it sitting to low.








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Re: V8 mighty max

i got a 94 mighty max that im wanting to put a 350 chevy motor in and i was wondering if i would have to do any modifications to the motor mounts and what i would need to do it

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Old 11-26-2010, 04:32 PM   #20
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this thread is 2 years old and the op hasn't been on since april this year.
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The Chevy V8 into mitsubishi is believe it or not, a direct bolt in modification! You dont even need to do any wiring, all of the stock connectors are the same too.
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i would have to get a chevy transmition or could i use stock mitsubishi one
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haha the stock mitsubushi transmission mated with a v8?
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Re: V8 mighty max

Quote: Originally Posted by cpolaris502
The Chevy V8 into mitsubishi is believe it or not, a direct bolt in modification! You dont even need to do any wiring, all of the stock connectors are the same too.
I have a 91 Mighty Max. What year Chevy V8 are you referring to? Carbureted, EFI, Tune Port? Just wondering about the connections you were talking about. I'd appreciate any detailed info you have on this or maybe a link to more info.

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all chevy v8's will fit and bolt in no problem

not many people know this but mitu and GM had a partenership that started in the 80's that allowed them to directly swap parts into other cars to help keep costs down. If you're lucky you might be able to find a early 90's might max with a factory installed LT1...
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Quote: Originally Posted by wildman ss
all chevy v8's will fit and bolt in no problem

not many people know this but mitu and GM had a partenership that started in the 80's that allowed them to directly swap parts into other cars to help keep costs down. If you're lucky you might be able to find a early 90's might max with a factory installed LT1...
If you had said that Mitsubishi and Mopar had an agreement, I could beileive that, or if you said that Isuzu and GM had an agreement, I could beleive that - but GM and Mitsubishi? I've had several Dodge D50s and Mitsubishi Mighty Maxes. The automatic trannies in these were the same bolt patern as the 318 Mopar, and they are 727 model trannies. How do you think I know this? (!) I tried to swap a standard shift engine where an auto used to be. They made 2 different bolt pattern Mitsubishi 2 litre engines!
Anyway, the location of motor and tranny mounts are very similar with Mopar and GM, even simple wiring is similar. I currently have an '88 D50 with a 2 litre that smokes (burns oil) like a forest fire. Maybe a Chebby is in order. Maybe not.
I think that a turbo Starion 2.6 litre would be a cool swap - not to mention a bolt in.
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Fact is the engine and tranny can't be properly positioned in the truck unless major modifications are made to the firewall, and then it is still a tight fit, if you retain the heater core assembly. The engine mounts pads are way to far back and need to be cut out of the truck and new engine mounts have to be fabricated. I went as far as taking the oil pan, and the oil pump off the engine to see if the engine could be positioned properly in the truck without cutting the firewall. The engine is just about 3 inches too far forward without cutting the firewall for proper weight distribution.

Here is a shot of the firewall with the engine as far as it would go back without the oil pan and oil pump on the engine. This is a 327 but all small blocks are the same configuration.



As you can see with the engine set back it is possible to mount the radiator in the original position.


I still have a little trimming to do on the firewall, before I can fabricate a new firewall.


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Now I need to pull the engine and tranny to finish the tunnel. I would have rather done a body lift, but the customer has lowered the truck and it is almost on the shaved down bump stops. The engine cant be set back any farther because of the heater core box that sits over the tunnel. In order to set it back the engine and tranny would have to be moved up.



Just enough clearance on the steering linkage.
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What is going on in here?
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Well since somebody started a Mighty Max Mitsubishi V-8 chebby engine install thread and didn't enlighten anyone on how involved it is to do, And there was talk about it being a bolt in installation which it is not by far I thought I would add in my 2 cents. And being new to the forum I didn't think that I should start a new thread so I revived this one, since it had petered out.
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Quote: Originally Posted by david58
Well since somebody started a Mighty Max Mitsubishi V-8 chebby engine install thread and didn't enlighten anyone on how involved it is to do, And there was talk about it being a bolt in installation which it is not by far I thought I would add in my 2 cents. And being new to the forum I didn't think that I should start a new thread so I revived this one, since it had petered out.
It's lookin cool thank you for posting up pics and info I have a 91 max .I would like to do a swap after my 2.4 dies possibly a v8 maybe Dsm nice build man tunnel looks sweet.
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We are adding A/C to the truck and it has been quite a challenge but it is doable. The inside is easy.

Need to squeeze a little more room for the electric cooling fan. And the radiator will have to be modified to go thru the upper part of the header panel. I am able to put the grill in place.





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After a good nites sleep I decided that the radiator had to go under the upper header, so I got out the plasma cutter and went to town and cut out the lower part of the header leaving the bottom skin intact then I used the flap wheel to dress things up. The a/c condenser will have to be inboard of the radiator, but this will allow the hood latch to work, and the cooling fans will clear the grill. I am hoping the engine mounts get here today, and the drive-shaft will be ready. So I am trying to get everything I can done so this beast will run on it's own power by Friday. I am also installing power steering, we were lucky enough to find a D 50 in Cash and Carry to rob the power steering gear box off of and all the a/c components except the compressor.





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OH Yeah the Motor Mounts Came in tonite..........
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These mounts are super easy to install.









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Got the engine cleaned up and painted and did a mock up for the 13th time of so I have lost count.

The back of the tunnel had to be cut out and raised up to get some clearance for the drive shaft. We should have done a body lift like 3 inches, but this is a lower rider and we are doing everything we can not to raise it up.







In order to get the clearance we felt comfortable with at the back of the tunnel we ended doing a 1 inch body lift by reversing the body mounting bushings. Still have to do the bed and raise up the fuel tank a inch.



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I thought I would post these vids up so that anyone who thinks about doing this swap will know it aint no week-end deal to do it right. It is very involved. We had to strip the whole wiring harness out of the truck because the factory left out the one plug under the dash to let you add the A/C in.
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The last part we were waiting on came in tonite. I made the lower Alt bracket because we couldn't find one for the drivers side. I started fabing up the A/C bracket. By chance I had a GM bracket that fits for a base starting point.



Pics before the A/C bracket was made.





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We are using a reman compressor that was originally in one of these trucks I am mocking it up to see where it will end up. I am liking the last pic with the comp at an angle. It should fit there nicely.
















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Nice work man. Good info.

Did you polish that intake yourself or buy it like that?
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The intake was bought polished. Still working on the A/C bracket.






I am also chopping the top 4 inches on my 62 bug RAT STEW. I had to put it on the back burner so I could do the Mighty Max. Here is a link to the thread if anyone is interested. Doing a chop on a round car is interesting.
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewto...?f=11&t=137311
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Back to the drawing board the a/c comp is way to high.
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that belt is not touching the water pump even close to enough. its going to be slipping on there TONS, and might not even spin it.
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Here is the old tunnel out of the truck.


The old carpet still fits.




Fitting the new upper header that will bolt in for removal of the radiator, and engine removal also.






We are getting down to the short list and should be done with everything before the sun goes down this evening.

Things left to do under the truck are install tranny cross member, drive shaft, emergency brake cable, speedo cable. Raise the bed a inch to match the cab and tighten all the body mounting bolts.

Inside the truck install the seats, and the B&M shifter, and finish installing the duct work in the dash blah blah blah.

Under the hood wire up the Alt, Starter, Cooling fans, the one wire Dist,, and the choke. What will eat up the most time is final fitting of the radiator, tranny cooler and the A/c condenser. We will finish the A/C later. Oh we will install the grill and front bumper too today. Only thing left to do will be running the exhaust, and putting in a new set of front springs.

When that is done it will be time to add all the fluids and crank this mouse up.

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