I don't think you are right on that. If you flip the 7 and 6 around you have it. you don't have the correct angle inbetween "cyl7 and cyl1" & "cyl6 and cyl4", they will be way out then.
strange thing is that you do have the order of the A collector 8352 right.
it doens't matter if the whole collector is turned (counter)clockwise for ease of installation. as long as the pairs are the same, you will then gain maximum on scavenging effect.
I saw you PM on lextreme, but am not able to show anything as I went on building the car with a GM engine. I believe Errol Richardson is able to provide some input on this matter. he's on there named RMS or Richardson Motorsport.
you can see that; regarding to the firing order 18436572 the numbers stated in the second picture are not in sequence. the follow up must be "8&3 3&5 5&2 and to make the circle round 2&8".
In the second picture the circle isn't round and thuss inbalance in scavanging is introduced there. As said it does not matter if the whole lot is turned around in one way or another as long as the pairs stated are next to eachother in both collectors.
Toyota in NASCAR and now a Toyota engine in a GT40. You Toyota guys are always talking up your resale numbers. So just what do you think the resale value will be of a Toyota powered GT40? Just who is going to buy it? Do yourself and your family a favor and unload it on e-bay. If the likes of Dan Gurney can get burned by Toyota (see his book, Gurneys Racing Eagles) , you don't stand a chance. And yes, what you going to do when your thottle sticks. But seriously, get yourself a fresh copy of the Ford Racing catalog and get yourself a propper Ford engine for your GT40. Thank me by sending me a bottle of Dranbue. ranger jim
Hey Ranger Jim,
Although I'm one of those guys that would have to have a Ford engine in a GT40, I do believe that any builder makes his own party and the guest list is of his choosing.
At least they are actually doing something constructive.
Strangely enough resale value has zero consideration. If I had to guess, worth slightly more than RV8 and less than a SBF powered. For me, if I was in the US it would be a no brainer but I'm not and things are different here. Besides I'll probably make up the difference between resale values in fuel costs!
I wouldn't diss anyones choice of engine. Everyone has their reasons as to why they choose what they choose. Hell if someone wants to run a turbo rotary (about as far away from original as it is possible to get) while not my cup of tea in a GT40 I'd just ask for pictures.
How much difference are we really talking about? If you're talking £1-3k then that's the difference in price between the engines so makes no difference. If you're talking £6k+ then I'll just swap in a SBF when (if) it eventually comes to sell it. I figure it would cost me about ~£5k to swap in an SBF (of the same if not a little more power as the 1UZ-FE).
250hp in a ~1000kg car is enough to be plenty fun. Our 'sensible' car has 260 and is fun but then has 1700kg to lug around. I'm planning on 260-300 for mine, enough to be fun. Not so much that it gets silly.