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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 2017, 4:43 am Thread Starter
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Paso - motor upgrades?

Hi All,

I've always kinda liked Paos's. Idle curiosity leads me to ask, does anyone know of an account of a successful attempt to put a desmoquattro/testastretta/evoluzione engine into a Paso frame, retaining the styling and bodywork?


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Sort of like putting the engine from a new Corvette into a '55 Chevy.

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FYI folks,
Bradblack over on the Superbike section let me have links to 2 threads covering just this. It seems it cannot be done without some definite mods to the frame/tank/engine cases being used. Still a tempting idea though.


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The Paso frame is just so different from the trellis before, during and after the Paso. There was a reason for all that gorgeous body cover that scary frame!
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According to TomTom "Paso frame accepts a testastrettaII engine! I did all measurements on a frame and engine and it checks out".

Paint the frame red and it looks waaay better. I'm not kidding

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