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Projects Need unusual motor suggestions

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bruthish, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. 392_33
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
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  2. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    VW 1.9 TDI. Kennedy adapter plate to a 700R4. Unusual. Flame-on.

  3. The Ford motor is WIDE, also ugly.
  4. Ned Ludd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 4,112

    Ned Ludd

    I for one like it. But I'd be inclined towards a 5-speed, and I'd build the engine as an M-TDI: quite doable as it's basically a mechanical-pump diesel anyway.
  5. 1oldtimer
    Joined: Aug 21, 2003
    Posts: 7,674


    So does the quad 4......but that's a little newer :D.
  6. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,891


    I might do one with a T56 6-speed behind it, if fuel prices keep going up.
  7. Pop-Rodder
    Joined: Oct 6, 2011
    Posts: 325


    Take out your rear-end and install a Porsche Carrera turbo charged 6 with transaxle and use your old engine bay for a trunk. 400 HP @ 7400, 0 to 60: 4.2, top speed 185, 26 mpg. Not too shabby.
  8. 1952henry
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
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  9. jimbousman
    Joined: Jul 24, 2008
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    Agreed this is a great motor considering it's size and weight plus it puts out over 200 plus HP in stock form. Somewhat unusual for hot rods on this side of the pond but over there some consider it to be Europe's answer to the SBC. Cheap, plentiful, and easy to hop up. Just think. It is GM's second oldest V8 design. In continuous production for 45 years second only to the SBC.
  10. jimbousman
    Joined: Jul 24, 2008
    Posts: 542


    Flathead Cad V8 gets my vote. How cool is that!

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  11. EasyBake
    Joined: Jun 13, 2010
    Posts: 141

    from Bedford IN

    I have a buick/rover 215 in my bucket and i love it light and plently of power!!
  12. I have an unusaual engine suggestion, find an engine that you like and use it.

    or I will have a pretty slick not used much by the masses engine for sale pretty soon, maybe you will decide it is just the thing for your car.
  13. JackdaRabbit
    Joined: Jul 15, 2008
    Posts: 498

    from WNC

    What if you put your bellbutton in a different spot?

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  14. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
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    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    This may have been suggested but not gonna read all the posts but how about a 327 that is NOT a Corvette motor. Seem to be as rare as hens teeth.
  15. How about a 302 or 270 GMC six? They're not so rare that you can't find speed parts (or other parts) for them and they are still somewhat unusual in a hot rod. They can be built to put out some pretty good HP.
  16. Mid fifties Packard V8 with an Ultramatic
  17. You want different???

    How about an International 345 V8!

  18. Don't know much about the 345 but I have had and used a couple of 304s over the years, talk about stump pullers.

  19. It was in a T - post #9
    I'm having trouble getting the pic over here
  20. zzford
    Joined: May 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,823


    If you want something REALLY unique, go with the 6 cylinder-V8 engine out of a Zappringer 8000. It's a dual overhead cam flat head with pushrods. Try to find one with 2-4 1/2 barrel carbs.
  21. PackardV8
    Joined: Jun 7, 2007
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    If one is going big, heavy and obsolete, no speed parts, it's hard to beat the Packard 374" or the IH 392" V8s but the '58-81 Ford truck 534" V8 will git 'er done - huge, heavy, gas hog, absolutely no speed parts ever made for it. Ever seen one in a rod? Thought not.

    jack vines
  22. FANTM58
    Joined: Apr 24, 2009
    Posts: 403


    Heres a 325 POLY in my 58 Coronet
    not real common ( unless you have a 57-58-59 Dodge )

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  23. I have never heard of a 534" Ford you mus be talking about a real big ford truck. Ford used the big lincoln Y block in some of the ton -2 ton trucks after '58 or so. They were good engins and any Y block speed parts would fit them.

    if I were building a hot rod A bone like the OP and was interested in being different but useing a genuine hot rod engone I may want to run this one with a hydromatic behind it.

  24. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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    Any nail head. A RB 383/413 Mopar. 389 Poncho. Even the 400/425/455 Olds will do. Way older and cooler than the late model stuff. $72/500 Cad. Last made in '76. Older than some HAMB members. Or be rad and BAD, run a late model FI, 'puter, OHC, OD, yada-yada street rod/machine/'tour,cruise ect......
  25. barstowpo
    Joined: Jun 27, 2012
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    How about a Taurus SHO V6? If you didn't want the bundle of snakes intake, I'm sure IDA's could be made to fit.
  26. 40FordGuy
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
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    Early 50's Buick str8 eight.... Tons of torque ! !

  27. 36 Vette
    Joined: May 11, 2006
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    36 Vette

    1. A couple of rotary Wankels chained together
    2. The (Yamaha?) V6 that was in the Taurus SHO sometime back
    3. The most far out I've seen: An old Franklin air-cooled straight 6
  28. Wow complete full circle and you land right were he started .lol
  29. That's a freakin' import Yamaha engine! PASS!!!
  30. 36 Vette
    Joined: May 11, 2006
    Posts: 46

    36 Vette

    No shortage of ideas on this thread.

    How about an early 50s Hudson Twin-H flathead 6? 305 cubic inches and enough get-up-and-go to be a stock-car race winner for years. I've never seen one on anything but a Hudson.

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