I’m just interested to know what (if any) different engines people have put in their cars. I guesss the Ford family must be in the vast majority of cars, but has anyone gone for a completely unusual choice? BMW, LEXUS etc?
I have seen
Ford pushrod V8
Ford OHC engine V8
Ford 4 Cylinder Cosworth Turbo
I have a Morgan which is a Rover derivative
Heard of. TVR again a Rover block derivative but some of these had flat plane cranks
Mercedes, came to 2004 LMC from Germany
VW air cooled
:stunned: How the devil would the mill itself fit in the engine bay - never mind the bundle of snakes?! 'Same question regarding the dual quad 427 SOHC Ford that MHA mentioned (or a DOHC for that matter)! One would think either installation would require a shoehorn and mechanic both blessed with supernatural powers!
Someone did figure out a way to install a 427 F.E. in a CAV MKI a while back as I recall. ('Saw its "for sale" ad somewhere.) How the devil that was done is still a mystery to me. 'Probably had a dry sump system and 'lowered' motor mounts at the very least....or the CAV MKI's chassis is/was designed to be more 'generous' room-wise in the 1st place. 'Darned if I know.
I hope that "Hemi" was not an original iron-block street hemi engine- those things weighed 765 lbs. I remember McKee building a 426 Hemi-engined Can-Am car. That 426 "only" weighed 613 pounds with the help of some magnesium components.
In response to some of the questions, the exhaust is a custom stainless steel design that is ceramic coated due to heat issues. The firewall backwards needed to be reinforced with a billet upper cross member, lower trans support, reinforced shock towers, electric air conditioning, and several electrical/mechanical modifications and improvements over the stock roller. It took a long time and was a very difficult build. Not for the faint of heart or anyone hoping to build something like this on a budget.
For Neil in Tuscon, most folks don't go for a Donovan block unless they need to...given the normally excessive power of a D-block and what appears to be at least as tight an engine area as a -40, what exhaust and trans did you opt to use, please?