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1 Topic by thebignic 2006-01-19

Topic: Cramming a V8 into a

Just curious about thoughts. how can this be done.

Is it to just drop the body on an frame? (like an s-10 or so the motor mounts and transmission already be in place?

3 Reply by CW 11:32:02

Re: Cramming a V8 into a

Tom B — Oh, sure, it SOUNDS a good idea. Four and a tons GVW at 32 MPG. But can you imagine accelerate uphill into the on a day like today? (By the way, my F-150 with the straight fuel injection, and the five gets twenty-two miles per if I leave the camper shell on for wind resistance and never much faster than

V8s have definitely been put in VWs in the I think one of the guys who lurks on boards has done it, but he refuses to about it anymore because so people were annoying him questions about it.

So much has to be that when one of these sells it probably brings or more; and I don#039;t imagine sell very often.

I remember all the details of the two or three I#039;ve seen at auto and such, but I do remember that in one the engine came into the compartment. The back seat and a new firewall was built. The result was no a rear-engine car, but a mid-engine I suppose the transaxle was turned Obviously, all sorts of braces had to be in all sorts of places to allow the VW pan to up to the resultant torque.

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I don#039;t remember where the went.

A much better was employed just a few years by a local hot rodder, who took an old pickup, with its close-spaced transmission, decent steering, and brakes and tires, and mounted a big V8 in it. He stuck it between the frame behind the cab. Brilliant!

He ended up with one kick-ass car. No one could keep up it, and it cornered really, really on our twisty field-boundry-corner roads of Travis and Williamson counties. cars may not necessarily be the best in of ultimate cornering speed, but think they are; and they are more predictable and to set-up than home-built or rear-engine designs.)

The problem even though on the open it could run away from about any car in the greater Austin it failed to be a babe magnet; with a custom paint job and wheels, it just didn#039;t sexy. So, he sold it. I never yet found out what he got for it, but it wasn#039;t on the lot for long.

Now he drives a badly mutilated Ford V8 with 1975 Torino or similar running just like all the other hot drive. No doubt it handles garbage compared to the Toyota and my #039;66 Type I will pull away from it in same tight corners. he doesn#039;t go barraling down the road in it like he would the pickup; but even so, he can#039;t off the hot babes fast enough.

And then there was the kid in Louisiana who put a Cessna engine in a late Chevy C-10. I#039;ve told he didn#039;t like to it much faster than 120 MPH. Avgas is expensive and of hard to find on the back of Arcadia; and, it turns out a C-10 with the coil rear end and old-fashioned GM #039;#039;knee-action#039;#039; front suspension really do too well at very high

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