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Early GM aluminum V8's?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dane, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

  2. txturbo
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,771


    maybe the first Olds to do it...but Chevy did it in the 57 Corvette on the Fuel Injected 283.
  3. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 4,213


    Mart3406, it's the M114 that originally had a 283 engine. Later versions supposedly had a Detroit. Here's a video of of the engine package from a military vehicle site. I'm thinking these guys probably know what was original? No idea if it was aluminum.
    Sounds like a gas V-8 not diesel.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2013
  4. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    What in any way maker think that
    was a SBC?? That engine in the video
    link you posted is definitely a 6V53
    Detroit. Did you notice the size of
    the thing? Physically, it's about half
    again bigger than any SBC. Did you
    notice any spark plugs or any spark
    plug wires going to the cylinder
    head, visible ij the video? Nope None,
    Nada.Diesls don't need or have any,
    And the exhaust manifold port layout
    where it bolts to the head It's a
    spread-port design, totally unlike the
    port layout on a SBC. About the sound
    too 2-strike Detroits sound like they
    do, because they have twice as many
    firing impulses as a normal 4 stroke
    engine, so for any given RPM and even
    and particularly, at a dead idle, they
    always sound very "busy" and "angry"
    And the sharp snap and crack to the
    exhaust note is due to a 17 to 1
    compression ratio and a 23 to 1 on the
    non-turbo versions like the one in the
    video If that's not enough for you, at
    least do a Wikipedia search for the
    M-114 and see what they show for
    a power plant. I'll even post the link
    for you. By the way it;s the same
    engine also used in in current M-113,
    but just with a lower power rating .
    The very newest upgraded models of
    the M-113's use DDEC electronic
    controlled military-use-only version
    of 6V53's makes 400 hp at 2800 RPM.
    Almost double the original 210 hp
    rating of the engine and not too shabby
    at all for a 318 cubic inch V6 diessl that
    peaks at only 2800 RPM

    M-114 -
  5. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 4,213


    Photos of a M114 and it's Chevy V-8... Look through the photos and you'll see a side view of the engine looking just like the one in the video, with the same covered exhaust manifold.The valve cover says SBC ....,m114a1/Interesting
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013
  6. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 8,369


    Hmm. Corrected. Maybe they weren't counting the Fuelie 'Vettes as production cars? Maybe just advertising hype? Or maybe I just learned it wrong.

    Still, a scooting little coupe.

    Thanks for the right info.
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
    Posts: 7,591

    from SIDNEY, NY

    Don't know why they wouldn't. Even if you discounted the fuel injected engines, there was the '62 340 hp 327. It was the first Oldsmobile engine to make that claim, though.
  8. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 4,213


    So, you still think the engine in the video is a Detroit? You still think the M114 was never powered by a 283? Is that your final answer?:D
  9. txturbo
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,771


    Not sure about that one spot it says Chevrolet V8 283cu in....then in another spot it says V6 Diesel.
  10. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 4,213


    The engine in the video is not a Detroit Diesel, no doubt about it.
  11. pdq67
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 787


    I did NOT read this whole thread but if it hasn't been mentioned by me or other's, please look up David ray, (aka, "Ignitionman/Iman"), because if I remember right he has made a 300", 215" block engine for a Vega that he had.

    I had both, a 215" Olds and a Buick, way back then that I let get ruined so know a schosh about these engines.

    I want to say that the Olds had more head-bolts than the Buick, but, it's been years and years.

    I still have a Buick 4-barrel intake out in my garage because it's so small and cute, that I couldn't junk it for metal.

    And the Olds intake that I had was made to put a turbo hat on it because it was sealed up at the throttle linkage to withstand boost.

  12. KK500
    Joined: Dec 29, 2006
    Posts: 354


    The Olds has one extra head bolt.....that was the reason Repco used it for the Repco-Brabham cars. Obviously better head gasket retention. The Repco motor was built here in Australia and one version had the valley part-filled with epoxy to brace the block.
  13. revkev6
    Joined: Jun 13, 2006
    Posts: 3,351

    from ma

    interesting side note when comparing rover production to GM production...

    GM made more engines in this series in 3 years production than Rover did their entire production run!! Mind boggling!

  14. Or turn the oil pump..............
  15. CutawayAl
    Joined: Aug 3, 2009
    Posts: 2,144

    from MI

    I still have one of those manifolds too. The turbocharged Jetfire had a draw-through carb, not a blow through. The turbo manifold you have(which was unique to the turbo engine) was made to allow the turbo's outlet to bolt directly to the manifold. The hole pattern on it is for attaching the turbo, not for a blow-through bonnet over the carb.

    Just to avoid any misconceptions for someone who might be looking for a block, Olds and Buick used the same block. Buick just didn't drill and tap some of the bolt bosses.
  16. Gene Boul
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 805

    Gene Boul

    Believe those tank mouses were castings...
  17. Devonrod
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 73

    from london uk

    You could get a Vertex magneto for this engine, there was one on ebay a while back.

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