Swap sacrilege

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4 months 1 week ago #200667 by Tods213
Swap sacrilege was created by Tods213
Eric,
As a hobby I've been swapping engines for the past 5 or so years. There are a few brands I won't touch but I'm otherwise make agnostic. At the moment, I've got two completely custom "first-one" swaps under my belt. I enjoy documenting the experience and sharing the information at no cost to others on YouTube and forums.
There is one bucket-list swap that I wanted to run by you; Northstar 4.6 and trans in a big body Camry or Camry badge car (ES300?). I've been out to the pull-a-part with a tape measure and it looks promising. Both the vehicle and the power plant are plentiful. And GM and Toyota have had past dealings so that is a thing.
As someone who's known the trial and tribulations of trying to get and keep people interested on the internet. What advice would you give? Do you think I can expect more haters than followers for such a project? How much of a personal time commitment was filming the Fairlane as opposed to ditching the filming process and being content with only wowing people at car shows?
Sorry for such a nebulous post, but perhaps its good for a talk. And of course, anyone else's input would be welcomed. - Stay Dirty!

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4 months 1 week ago #200688 by EricTheCarGuy
Replied by EricTheCarGuy on topic Swap sacrilege
This isn't really a video suggestion or request, so I moved it.

As for the swap, why anyone would want to run a Northstar engine is beyond me. In my experience, that is one of the worst engines on the planet and if it never sees the light of day again, I wouldn't miss it.

That said, if you want to do anything on the internet, there will be haters. It's part of the deal. You can spend your time worrying about them, or you can do what makes you happy.

Your choice.

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4 months 1 week ago #200689 by EricTheCarGuy
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Also, there are still 60+ days of Fairmont footage that need to be edited. I plan to start on that in the not too distant future.

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4 months 1 week ago #200705 by Tods213
Replied by Tods213 on topic Swap sacrilege
Thanks Eric! Yeah, I wasn't sure where to put the post. Also, I have read many posts about the all the common failure aspects of the northstar and agree its not the best.
Also, I hadn't realized that you had taken so much footage of the Fairmont! I guess the name of the game is to film everything you possibly can.

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