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Things you can put a V8 in...

Pete Galati
February 24th, 2007, 01:32 AM
Do a search for "V8 Powered"

I kind of like the V8 powered chain saw, that took two people to lift.

This is kind of cool too. A Ford Cortina with a 351 stuffed in it.

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JohnnyCrash
February 24th, 2007, 01:38 AM
You are one twisted guy, Pete.

I needed a good laugh today.

Mike Simpson
February 24th, 2007, 02:03 AM
The other guitar player in our band is puttin a fuel injected 302 with aluminum heads in this british racing green cobra...

Pete Galati
February 24th, 2007, 02:29 AM
I always loved the shape of the Shelby Cobra. Those things would look cool even if they couldn't go fast. I think he started building them with 429s eventually.

Mike Simpson
February 24th, 2007, 02:45 AM
It's a Factory Five kit with a tube frame, fiberglass body and late mustang drivetrain.

http://www.factoryfive.com/

Pete Galati
February 24th, 2007, 02:50 AM
It's a Factory Five kit with a tube frame, fiberglass body and late mustang drivetrain.

http://www.factoryfive.com/

Never heard of them. They have a cool mid-engine kit though
http://www.factoryfive.com/table/ffrkits/GTM/images/may05/4604a.jpg

Too bad they didn't do a GT40 though

ibobunot
February 24th, 2007, 04:27 AM
Boss Hoss
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Rolling Burnout
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sean79
February 24th, 2007, 04:43 AM
I was going to say Boss Hoss. Saw an MGB on eBay with a v-8 stuffed in it once too.

Pete Galati
February 24th, 2007, 09:33 AM
Jeez, the Stud Hoss version has a 502 cubic inch engine. I wonder if that's a Cadillac engine.

0le FUZZY
February 24th, 2007, 10:52 AM
http://www.coolmotorpics.com/VW-V8.jpg

...At outta dew witt!!


0le FUZZY

Fret Wilkes
February 24th, 2007, 11:10 AM
The Fridge!

http://images.ciao.com/iuk/images/products/normal/909/Campbells_V8_Vegetable_Juice__5314909.jpg

Pete Galati
February 24th, 2007, 11:24 AM
350HP Chevette
http://tunertrader.vidiac.com/video/29e01e13-0f5b-40a2-ae8a-98c6012fa68f.htm


I used to have a magazine with a Chevette that had a 454 stuffed in it. I was sort of looking for that. Here's one, but it's not the same one:
http://rides.webshots.com/photo/1048879804034181967rlyzLf
http://image02.webshots.com/2/7/98/4/48879804rlyzLf_ph.jpg?track_pagetag=/page/photo/rides/mustangs&track_action=/Shortcuts/FullSize

guitar_ed
February 24th, 2007, 11:51 AM
I once saw a guy build a race car, a Spitfire, with a Buick 215 and twin turbos. The thing was a pig in the corners, but in a straight line, OMG! Look out, because that thing could move.

I have heard of, but not seen, old style VW Beetles with small block V8s in them.

And motorcycles. Haven't seen them either.

Guitar Ed

Tdot
February 24th, 2007, 12:04 PM
I was going to say Boss Hoss. Saw an MGB on eBay with a v-8 stuffed in it once too.

Only 8? This guy had a different plan (http://www.britishv8.org/MG/MGB-V12.htm). :shock:

maestrovert
February 24th, 2007, 12:07 PM
i once helped a buddy stuff a 327 into a small toyota pickemup.....
Ole Fuzzy's V8 Volksie there takes the cake though....that's a baaad bug Hoss !

Paul in Colorado
February 24th, 2007, 12:23 PM
Back in the day, it was common to stuff a 289 Mustang engine in a Sunbeam Alpine. You had to lift the engine to change the spark plugs.

TeleConvert
February 24th, 2007, 12:30 PM
There was a guy in my neighborhood who reportedly wedged a 351 Cleveland into a Maverick!

Mike Simpson
February 24th, 2007, 12:41 PM
Back in 75 we put a 375hp 350 Chevy in my friends brothers a datsun 240z... one of the few cars that could beat my 67 Camaro back then...

e-merlin
February 24th, 2007, 12:48 PM
I used to own a 79 Pontiac Sunbird with a factory 305 V8. It was a bit of a dog, but a set of headers and a 4-barrel fixed that.

GM put out some 350 V8 Monzas in the mid 70s. I bet they were a handful. I once saw a Vega with a super-hot small block do a burnout and twist the unibody so bad that the front left tire wouldn't touch the ground.

Kugel Komponants has a kit to put a Mustang V8 in a Focus.Bolt in, no less.

That's my kind of overkill.

On the other hand, bigger is not always better. GM engineers put together a Chevette with a Buick 4L V6 that wiped up the track with stock Corvettes of the day. Needless to say, it never made production.

bassbuster33
February 24th, 2007, 01:09 PM
There were factory Sunbeam Alpine's with the Ford 289, they were called Sunbeam Tigers. In fact Carroll Shelby was behind the Sunbeam Tiger.

Of course the most famous Shelby small British car/V8 combo was the AC Cobra. The most vicious version of the Cobra was the 427 equipped model. An interesting fact about the 427's is that a lot of those cars actually came with a 428. There was a strike during the time period the 427's were built and Ford ran out of 427's and unable to build more at the time the 428 was substituted.

How about a 426 hemi in a Plymouth Arrow? That is a big engine in a small car.

Joe-Bob
February 24th, 2007, 01:39 PM
A friend of mine had a Buick V8 powered 924 Porsche.

BritishBluesBoy
February 24th, 2007, 02:05 PM
The Fridge!

http://images.ciao.com/iuk/images/products/normal/909/Campbells_V8_Vegetable_Juice__5314909.jpg

Doh! You beat me to it! :mrgreen:

Dave Hopping
February 24th, 2007, 03:30 PM
Road and Track had a couple of stories long ago(with pix) of vehicles fitted with the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine.I don't have those issues now,but I do recall that one was little more than a chassis with the engine and a seat.The other looked like an Indy car. R&T also had a story about rumours in France of a Merlin-equipped late '60s RR that had longer front-end sheetmetal but otherwise looked stock.

guitar_ed
February 24th, 2007, 09:40 PM
Back in the late '70s, Bill Harrah, of the Harrahs Auto Museum in Reno, built a pair of Ferrari V-12 powered Jeeps. The 5 liter flat 12. Those things could boogie down the road a bit.

Guitar Ed

Dave_O
February 25th, 2007, 08:51 AM
check this out

http://www.bikenut.com.au/barbarian.php

a bike with a 350 Chev under the tank.....

markothefish
February 25th, 2007, 09:26 AM
I seem to remember that we used to put chevy small block V8's into Jaguar XJ's because it was hard to get service and parts for the originals. I never got to try one but I always wanted one.

here's a Chevy 350 stuffed in an 85 Jag XJS

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/markothefish/TBI_XJ6_eng-r.jpg

Tedecaster
February 25th, 2007, 10:03 AM
This has been going on for a long time.

This is a little 20+ hp 8N converted to a flathead V8

2108

Then there were kits available through the Ford dealer to convert them to a 6 or an 8. Gotta love the name!

2107

Lost_N_Austin
February 25th, 2007, 11:37 AM
I've put V8's in Jeeps for others. I drove my 1962 Nova to college which had a 327 V8 with 4-speed and a Fuel Injection from a 1965 Corvette. I put a 350 V8 in a Vega station wagon. But in 1976 my bother and I built a T-Bucket and drove it to the '76 Street Rod Nationals in Tulsa Oklahoma. It has been in storage for 30 years (in pieces). I'm now putting it back together to drive to the Kontinental Car Club get-together coming up the end of March.
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Pete Galati
February 25th, 2007, 04:04 PM
I've put V8's in Jeeps for others. I drove my 1962 Nova to college which had a 327 V8 with 4-speed and a Fuel Injection from a 1965 Corvette. I put a 350 V8 in a Vega station wagon. But in 1976 my bother and I built a T-Bucket and drove it to the '76 Street Rod Nationals in Tulsa Oklahoma. It has been in storage for 30 years (in pieces). I'm now putting it back together to drive to the Kontinental Car Club get-together coming up the end of March.
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Back in '76? Was that a real steel Model T body then?

fingers23
February 25th, 2007, 04:58 PM
1965, Rover V8, 320BHP..........my Summer fun...........
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g276/fingers23/RochdaleShelsley.jpg

Rover V8 475BHP..........my summer Week end fun...
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g276/fingers23/AnsonShelsley.jpg

David Barnett
February 25th, 2007, 05:06 PM
1965, Rover V8, 320BHP..........my Summer fun...........


Surely there was no such thing as a "Rover V8" in 1965.

Unless, of course, the TVR has enjoyed a transplant...




No one has mentioned Ford Populars, Fiat 500 Topolinos, and Fiat Nuovo 500s with big V8s stuffed in them.

Pete Galati
February 25th, 2007, 05:19 PM
Buick sold the rights to their aluminum V8 to Rover, some time in the '60s, but it's not clear to me what year that happened.

fingers23
February 25th, 2007, 05:21 PM
[QUOTE=David Barnett;734358]Surely there was no such thing as a "Rover V8" in 1965.
Unless, of course, the TVR has enjoyed a transplant...
[QUOTE]

You're right about the V8, they were Buick's then?.......destined for a boat engine...........it is in fact 1978 Rover V8.

The car is not a TVR, but a Rochdale Olympic built in 1965 with a lil' Riley 1.5 engine..............I put in a full race MGB 1.8...............and then well you can see for yourself............

It is a glassfibre monocoque.........very similar to Colin Chapman's first Lotus Elite.

David Barnett
February 25th, 2007, 05:26 PM
[QUOTE=David Barnett;734358]Surely there was no such thing as a "Rover V8" in 1965.
Unless, of course, the TVR has enjoyed a transplant...
[QUOTE]

You're right about the V8, they were Buick's then?.......destined for a boat engine...........it is in fact 1978 Rover V8.

The car is not a TVR, but a Rochdale Olympic built in 1965 with a lil' Riley 1.5 engine..............I put in a full race MGB 1.8...............and then well you can see for yourself............

It is a glassfibre monocoque.........very similar to Colin Chapman's first Lotus Elite.

Cool!

Lost_N_Austin
February 25th, 2007, 05:31 PM
Back in '76? Was that a real steel Model T body then?That's a '23 T Total Performance fiberglass body. We do have an original 1927 T roadster body with two steel doors (the '26 had only the one door I believe).

I'm trying to figure out how to put a v8 in one of these.
http://www.webspace4me.net/%7Epartridge/2_stools.jpg (http://www.webspace4me.net/%7Epartridge/2_stools.jpg)
http://www.webspace4me.net/%7Epartridge/LostLogo4.jpg (http://www.webspace4me.net/%7Epartridge/LostLogo4.jpg)

srh3trinity
February 25th, 2007, 05:35 PM
Here is a 240Z with an LT1 and supercharger setup, one of my favorite V8 transplants http://youtube.com/watch?v=qSJVi1mPjZQ

0le FUZZY
February 25th, 2007, 05:40 PM
I'm trying to figure out how to put a v8 in one of these.
http://www.webspace4me.net/%7Epartridge/2_stools.jpg (http://www.webspace4me.net/%7Epartridge/2_stools.jpg)
http://www.webspace4me.net/%7Epartridge/LostLogo4.jpg (http://www.webspace4me.net/%7Epartridge/LostLogo4.jpg)


...Good Lord anna quarter yew gonna git kilt iffin yew dew HEE! HEE!



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Pete Galati
February 25th, 2007, 05:46 PM
...Good Lord anna quarter yew gonna git kilt iffin yew dew HEE! HEE!



I'm sure he'd use a chopped bar stool for a lower center of gravity

jericho60
February 25th, 2007, 06:41 PM
350HP Chevette
http://tunertrader.vidiac.com/video/29e01e13-0f5b-40a2-ae8a-98c6012fa68f.htm


I used to have a magazine with a Chevette that had a 454 stuffed in it. I was sort of looking for that. Here's one, but it's not the same one:
http://rides.webshots.com/photo/1048879804034181967rlyzLf
http://image02.webshots.com/2/7/98/4/48879804rlyzLf_ph.jpg?track_pagetag=/page/photo/rides/mustangs&track_action=/Shortcuts/FullSize

I knew a guy that had a 350 Chevette, with full roll cage, tubbed wheel wells, shortened posi rear, aluminum dragster seat and wheelie bars on the rear. I also knew a couple of guys with V8 Vegas that wound up with twisted frames, cracked windshields and doors that no longer opened and shut right...the torque just destroyed em.

Back when Tom Wolfe was covering early 60s Cali car culture, someone built a Harley frame with a Chevy 327 V8 sitting crossways in it. The thing was so primitve that it didn't even have a clutch or transmission...just a chain from the flywheel to the rear end. You'd start it, rev it up, knock it off the rear kickstand and hold on for dear life. Wolfe said it was balanced like an anvil rammed sideways through a sheet of plywood.

Pete Galati
February 25th, 2007, 08:54 PM
I knew a guy that had a 350 Chevette, with full roll cage, tubbed wheel wells, shortened posi rear, aluminum dragster seat and wheelie bars on the rear. I also knew a couple of guys with V8 Vegas that wound up with twisted frames, cracked windshields and doors that no longer opened and shut right...the torque just destroyed em.



That sounds something like the setup of the 454 Chevette I saw in a magazine article. It was probably in Super Chevy, or something.

Almost none of those small cars ever had actual frames in them, they were unibody designs. So if you wanted to put serious power in the things, you needed to add some structure!

The Chevette's chassis was a design they borrowed from the German Opel Kadette, which were actually great handling little cars. The Chevette design had potential as a small sports coupe, but it was wasted on Chevy.

What my fiend did with his mid '70s Camaro, which was just basically a Nova unibody, was add traction bars to help put the power into the pavement, and frame connectors to keep the chassis from twisting. Which was adaquate for the mild mods to his 350. Cool car, but the more he modded it to go fast, the less practical it was for transportation.

My favorite local car was a Hemi powered Dodge Chalanger. Bone stock. We used to hear the thing coming from a couple blocks away. It had a wonderful deep rumble. Coolest car I ever road in too because it'd plant you in your seat, and have this floating wander thing happening with it's chassis, without even going all that fast.

Pete

CSS
February 25th, 2007, 11:54 PM
Saw a Cobra replica in Miami last year with a Viper V-10 (corrected, thanks Pete) in it. They had extended the front end about 10 inches to accomodate the engine. Those replicas are fast with a V-8, I can just imagine the acceleration with a Viper engine.

Pete Galati
February 26th, 2007, 12:56 AM
The Viper engine seems like a natural one to put in there, but I think it's actually a V10. There has to be a few people who've installed Jaguar V12s though.

Do any of those V12 engines actually have a lot of CI though? I think the V10 at least has the CI of a BIG big block

GlennLewis
February 26th, 2007, 01:27 AM
We took the 440 out of the neighbors Chrysler New Yorker and dropped it into a Dodge Dart for some field bopping fun back in the 70's while the parents were not home. Having a chain hoist in the garage meant that we got into all kinds of trouble like that.

The real problem was getting the New Yorker back together before the parents returned. It ran kind of rough after that.

Dave_O
February 26th, 2007, 04:31 AM
I'm gonna look for photographic proof of a special built in the early '70's,... Norton frame, 4 speed Quaife box,... 3.5 litre Rover V8.... stay tuned

celeste
February 26th, 2007, 07:59 AM
That's a '23 T Total Performance fiberglass body. We do have an original 1927 T roadster body with two steel doors (the '26 had only the one door I believe).

I'm trying to figure out how to put a v8 in one of these.
http://www.webspace4me.net/%7Epartridge/2_stools.jpg (http://www.webspace4me.net/%7Epartridge/2_stools.jpg)
http://www.webspace4me.net/%7Epartridge/LostLogo4.jpg (http://www.webspace4me.net/%7Epartridge/LostLogo4.jpg)

Maybe this would satisfy you while you work out the details of the V8.

link (http://www.sdsefi.com/features/apr00stool.htm)