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Money. You'll need lots of money.

You'll need a donor car...and you'll need the wiring and ECM from the 2.4 car...and the ability to upload software so that your new ECM will "talk" to your old car's Transmission Control Module (TCM). The gearing between the 2.0 6 speed manual and the 2.4 6 speed transmission is different so the software would have to be updated with the correct specs between the ECM and TCM.
 

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ah, well in that case I will just stick to the 2.0. thank you for the help
Wish it were as easy as the "good old days" when you could just shoe-horn an engine into the engine bay, connect some wires and fuel lines, and start it up...

Fact is everything is controlled by computer and small deviations can cause the system to not work, go into limp mode, or just give you constant headaches.
 

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That's part of the allure of classic muscle for me. Back when the only computer in the car had their hands on the wheel, back when the hardest question to answer was "will that fit in the engine bay?" If the answer was yes, or "with some hammering and cutting" then you were good to go. Carburetor tweaking and "MOWAH POWAAAHHH" Lol.
I have great memories of that era - did my share of shoe-horning engines and racing them at the dragstrip.

BUT you can't beat today's cars for their combination of CLEANLINESS (emissions), performance, and economy!
 
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True. The ol' 454 gets about 8 mpg and no creature comforts. It's an engine with seats and a wheel bolted to it, but if you're willing to rough it and pay the cost for fuel you can't beat that rumbling growl and over 400 ft-lbs of torque.
I have fond memories of sitting at a light in an Apollo White w/black stripes 1970 Buick GSX, 455 with 4-speed and a 3.64:1 posi.- no A/C. It had a Factory Stage 2 Cam (Buick parts book note on the Stage 2 cam: "Not for street use or with mufflers installed") and idled between 700-1000 Rpm - all rumpty-rumpty...and the fumes from the exhaust would make your eyes water. 510 lb-ft of torque at 3200 RPM. The Corvette owner next to us had no idea...that he had no chance...LOL!
 
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