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 Posted: 05-24-2010 10:27 pm
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Greg Fletcher

Joined: 03-11-2005
Location: Lake Nacimiento, California USA
Posts: 421
You can talk about engine transplants all you want, I can't imagine it's a big deal to most people. As this group is called the Jensen Healey Preservation Society, I would not automatically assume everyone is completely gung-ho on the engine swaps, nor has experience doing them.

I don't see all that many JH engine swaps around here. Unfortunately, the JH engine transplant projects I have seen over the years have not been been very inspired. That's not to say they are not out there, I just haven't seen them. Some have been outright barbaric. I once saw one converted to a Mazda rotary engine (about 110hp) and the crazy guy that owned it payed thousands to have it done. It was really sad. I did see a really nice looking conversion to a Datsun straight 6 engine years ago. The owner admitted he spend $25K to "have it done properly" and it did look fantastic, but I don't think it did anything to enhance the cars value.