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Join Date: Aug 2001
Re: Whats the best small v8 for small car conversions?
I got some prices on lexus/toyota 4.0 V8s, yep, they are just under $3000 for a half cut incl auto gearbox, computer etc, however i asked about a manual and they didnt make manuals for this engine, there are kits though for the bellhousing, gearbox, clutch etc that are around $2000, so thats $5000 already.
3.5 rover v8's are pretty cheap, but expensive to upgrade, ie to get a diff crank etc to make it a 4.0 is $2000!Yeah, there are TR8's around and theres lots of converted cars around, just 150hp though isnt really enough, and upgradesand rebuilds are expensive.
I got some advice and get some really strange answers! often this is the answer would you belive! "you dont want any more power than a 3.5 V8 as you will spin on corners" (if you keep it floored of course!duh!) "you dont want too much power or you will have wheel spin"....!!
One actually talked about one of my freinds who is doing a twin turbo 4.0 rover V8 in his and said how stupid he is wanting so much power(500hp!)(it is for circuit racing but road reg'd and he wants to be different)
What the!! I want my car to do burnouts in 3rd!
What's with these people? they cant control their acelerator?
More power is never enough!!
The leyland is a little wider than the rover but the engine bay on a TR is huge and could fit anything.
I'm pretty keen on a leyland 4.4 :-D!!
Someone i talked to said the Leyland wont fit, but its just 1 inch wider than the rover 3.5 and theres tonnes of room, someone else says it does fit.
Some people think a Holden V6 would be good, but er, no thanks, has to be alloy and V8.
Ive seen TR7 V8s(obviously very hot ones!) beating race prepped 360 Ferraris and GT2 and 3 Porches on the circuit track at calder!
Ill post pics for sure! Im pretty excited about my car, lol :-) I just got 4 piston AP brakes and cross drilled disks!! and 15 inch Simmons wheels, they look beaut!
lets get sideways!!!