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Technical Mystery Engine

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by propwash, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
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    This engine appeared in a thread on FB with no attribution as to from whence it came. It is a V8 obviously, and that logo on the valve cover is tugging at me, but I cannot, for the life of me, recall what it is. The engine is going into a hot rod A coupe. Can anyone help me figure out what this engine is? mystery engine.jpg
     
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  2. propwash
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    Here is a better picture of the engine from the rear.
     

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  3. willymakeit
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    I'm going to guess, no idea but a early Toyota Hemi ?
     
  4. slowmotion
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    Looks furrin'.
     
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  6. Shadow Creek
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    Hard to tell from the pic but the logo seems to resemble a blue bird bus logo..

    image.jpg
     
  7. propwash
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    That was my first impression also, but I 'googled' the company and as you show - wrong direction, not same depiction.
     
  8. Shadow Creek
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    Yeah it was somewhat of a shot in the dark, I'm on my phone instead of a computer so I couldn't make it out very well. It didn't occur to me about it facing the opposite direction until after I posted it. Got me curious though, hard to pass up a good mystery!
     
  9. 41woodie
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    From the surroundings in the photo perhaps it's a marine engine of some kind
     
  10. propwash
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    Thinking perhaps the Emi-Sul semi-hemi that Simca made for their Brazilian passenger car, but I'll have to continue research on line and find a photo.
     
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  12. gordspeed
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    Found this @ thetruthaboutcars.com
    upload_2016-9-10_8-1-36.png

    1969 Simca Esplanada! upload_2016-9-10_8-1-36.png
     
  13. gordspeed
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    OOPS! I don't know why it posted image twice! Sorry!
     
  14. 270ci
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    Here's a youtube link to one running:
     
  15. henryj1951
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  16. propwash
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    I thank all of you - the power of the H.A.M.B. is undeniable. Y'all are the MENSA group for hot rodders and other gearheads.
     
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  17. henryj1951
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    And your WELCOME...:cool:
     
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  18. volvobrynk
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    That thing in a Model a Rod, that is a a. Build I wonna follow! Weird and cool
     

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