SRT Power

Which drivetrain to choose, so many choices, 4-cyl? 6-cyl? NA? Turbo?
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SRT Power

Postby bgkast » 24 Feb 2013, 20:55

I recently bought a wrecked SRT-4 as an engine donor for my project. I spent some time pulling damaged parts off the car this weekend and getting familiar with the engine. It seems like this engine will be ideal for a Midlana! The stock turbo and intake manifold are in a great spot for the intercooler location used on the prototype, the coolant inlet/outlet are located conveiently for routing down the center of the car and the engine has the coolant fill/thermostat housing mounted to the block like a Fiero or MR2, so I may be able to get away with no swirl tank. I will post the engine/transmission weight once I get the engine pulled, but that may take some time. I plan to try to get the neon running before I pull the engine to make sure it runs and shifts well.

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Re: SRT Power

Postby jaxmadine » 02 Jul 2013, 05:07

i read somewhere that the complete motor with accessories was 340lbs.
i know the trans wieghs in around 75lbs in a box with a handmade pallet.
Im also considering going srt powered. not only does it make good cheap power, but its not overly heavy, and the engine mounts are cake!

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Re: SRT Power

Postby bgkast » 02 Jul 2013, 12:46

I have mine on a stand right now. I'll weigh it and the transmission once I finish cleaning them up.

Engine mounts should be very easy! One one each end of the power train and two "dogbone" torque mounts. Another bonus: they come with a factory oil to water cooler. :D

Just came across this article detailing the design of the engine: http://www.autospeed.com/cms/A_1813/art ... larArticle

Also here is the SAE paper on the engine: http://papers.sae.org/2003-01-0410/

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Re: SRT Power

Postby jaxmadine » 04 Jul 2013, 17:05

Or to be creative, Just use one custom dogbone that goes to the front and the back at one location. Hurry and measure that sucker! Be nice to have a cheap 300whp engine for this car!

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Re: SRT Power

Postby Vanquizor » 12 Sep 2013, 14:48

Suggestion from a guy who has built and raced several cars with this motor- keep the two end mounts, to take the weight of the drive-train and add a single central mount that runs fore/aft along the face of the lower transmission where the factory dust shield is to keep the motor from rotating. It gives you 2 nice big tranny bolts to use for your mount and it allows you to ditch the dog bones and bobble shock along with all their related bracketry.

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Re: SRT Power

Postby bgkast » 12 Sep 2013, 20:16

I'm not sure if I follow. Here is a picture of my transmission, can you show me the bolts you mean? I would love to loose 10lbs of brackets for the dog bones.

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Re: SRT Power

Postby jaxmadine » 13 Sep 2013, 08:24

I think he means like the 1gn neons are setup. Use where the inspection plate goes and mount a bracket to a regular mount there. And use the factory main mounts for the srt.

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Re: SRT Power

Postby jaxmadine » 14 Sep 2013, 16:14

Ha. Should have known dcr made one. But yes. Pretty sure he means that. Im sure u can fab your own:-p

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Re: SRT Power

Postby bgkast » 14 Sep 2013, 17:44

Yeah, I would definitely fab my own, I'm way too cheap to pay that much. :lol:


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