Two SC 61's = trouble
Join Date: Jul 2001
If you fit a cam to that engine replace the springs with some better quality ones that can take better lift and don't get caried away with specs there either keep very mild.With heavy body, auto you are realy up against it. A four speed [or steel case Toyota 5 speed] Check to see if X.F Webber carb fits easy ? When we had leaded fuel, these engines really went well with high compression 11 to 1, twin 45mm side droughts, extractors 4 into one 2 1/2 exh with mild cam and good springs otherwise the rockers cut through the cam lobes..Trouble is most this stuff is either not applicable now or illegal.
In some ways a good Jap six would be a better conversion. Say a Toyota Soarer / Creseda etc..Gearing would be about right..Add all the Cortina six suspention in the front. You'd have economy and save some weight over the front wheels. Need engineering though...
Don't be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark...Professionals built the Titanic!
Tuned & maintained by "Peppertree Perfmormance". Dart block, Scat 4340 steel crank, Custom C.P pistons.Oliver rods.. Mal Wood twin plate clutch.. Twin SC61/2's,482 rwkw/ 645 rwhp..
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