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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bruthish, Sep 15, 2012.
I have a gm 2.8 v6 with a high rise and 500 edelbrock, nuff hp.
What era are you building? Buick Nailhead is not too common
Air-cooled Deutz diesels are remarkably compact for heavy-truck engines. Here's a V6:
And an interesting British site featuring Deutz swaps: http://www.magirusdeutz.co.uk/MD8deutz.htm
I heard the Deutz air-cooled V8s in some of the buses in Athens: lovely sound!
nailhead,303 olds, 390 caddy, 348 chevy or a y-block
http://books.google.com.au/books?id...esc=y#v=onepage&q=ford plastic engine&f=false
Ditto, Uncle Ian's suggestion !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rocky,.....Tell us more, re; the 351W hemi !!!!!! I've always believed in that engine.... A nice torquey item in it's own right.....
Consider a Dodge 315 or 325 hemi if your wallet is full.
I have a late60s early 70s Mercedes Benz inline six with two 3 BBL carbs that will look way too cool in an open faced rod , I was even gonna use the Grille in a ratter , that way I can piss off all those pretentious twits driving Benzes
Supercharged Y-block , come to think of it, how is "Mr. Riviera" doin' with the '38 ?
Hall-Scott 1091 six. My buddy has one, full working order, in a tow truck.
I like Ned Ludd's thinking going pretty far out there for stateside so it would be unusual for Americans but might be common place else where. so how is this for unusual A rooters/ commers TS3 "knocker" 3 cylinder six piston headless valveless supercharged 2 cycle truck motor. here is a link to on on youtube running with the side covers removed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-OqYFB4ofY&feature=related
or new design old school and I mean real old steam power max tourque from 0 RPM like an electric motor get parts copper or brass plated to kind of go steam punk prewar look awesome economy and they are trying them in over the road trucks
Love TS3s! Here's a somewhat comparable installation: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=8103223&postcount=105
You don't get far looking up Commer TS3s without running into Junkers and Gobron-Brillié:
Junkers Jumo: no way it'd fit in an early Ford! They did make a smaller, horizontal bus engine that might, but I'd expect those to be rare as hen's teeth today.
Edwardian Gobron-Brillié: not quite found under every bush either.
All three are opposed-piston designs. The TS3 had pistons on both ends acting on rockers onto a single crank. The Junkers had two cranks geared together, which is elegant if bulky. The GB had conventional connecting rods for the lower pistons and tensile rods for the upper pistons, and an otherwise fairly conventional crankcase.
8 Briggs & Stratton's tied together
1996 Oldsmobile Aroura V6
How about a lycoming or continentel flat six out of an airplane?
Y-block, they have a sound all their own
Does it have to be that unusual? what about a hybrid motor?
Traditionalists will hate me for this but here goes.
MoTown create motor traditional SBC with LS top end and cam for better crank loading and a distributor drive in the block.
@Ned Ludd Where did you find those photos!? I have only ever seen drawings of the junker little tall for a an automobile would definetley be an unusual motor. lots of guys get the blower, intake, carb and are soo pleased that " It is higher than the roof" that is definetley out there ha ha. Is that a collection some where in or near Cape town? I have only been there once waiting out the weather just hung out it the "duty free" area of the port.
1903 Premier air-cooled engine with a total-loss oiling system. This would be hard to beat!
For what its worth how about an olds quad 4 ?? its just an odd ball that you don't in hot rods. Opions ar like aholes everyone has one.
exposed valve train exposed crank! I would guess total loss that is an awesome motor.
The original dry sump lol.
Has anyone suggested 2 V8s end to end to make a V16? Or 2 V6s to make a V12?
hahaha. what i love best about the early total-loss engines is that they were used in the days of 'gentleman racing' so the driver behind it would be decked out in a suit and tie.
Rusty, you need a Miller!
Looks like 4 Offys merged w/a centrifugal blower.
y blocks are nice or mels 430 all lincoln ford engines in that era are good. my 2 pence
Just a Google Image Search: http://www.google.co.za/search?num=...234.1164.7j0j4.11.0...0.0...1ac.1.zYua9ljfvbw
So you're suggesting that a Napier Nomad might not be entirely feasible? Bummer. It makes pretty good power for weight, since you get 3,150 hp out of only 3,580 pounds.
V 12 GMC 702 cu and only 1800 lbs but it would get looks
Hmm??? Ya' want "dare to be different!"?? Ya'
want "anti-belly-button" and "non-ubiquitous"???
How 'bout a nice, late-'50's-vintage 440 Reo V8????!!!!!
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