Re: Carbed Turn-Key 5.4 Romeo
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, CobraJet wrote:
> In article <b6CdnXXY4cjPptffRVn-3A@comcast.com>, Brent P
>> In article <email@example.com>, CobraJet wrote:
>> > Well, yes and no. The whole idea behind this engine is to make for
>> > an easy, visually aesthetic retrofit into an early car. Most of the
>> > average guys that might do that themselves want an uncluttered
>> > powerplant with a oldies style. I say this is tits for that
>> > application, providing you can wedge it into the target vehicle, which
>> > might be a whole 'nother story. I can see it in a '34 without the side
>> > panels up front.
>> For that kind of money we aren't talking 'average' guys. Also one can
>> make anything look pretty for that kind of cash. :)
> 7 grand? Take a look around at crate motor prices, and you'll find
> that's about in the middle, and it's a complete engine. The new 5.0
> Ford race engine is 15 thou.
I didn't see the 7 grand price, just the complete motor at $39,500.00
My mistake, I scrolled down and thought it was all one and the same
thing. (no I didn't read it all, guess I should have) Just figured they
made one hell of an engine and carbed it.
>> The real promise is in the kit they mention for a regular production 4.6.
>> That would be nice. Because it would allow taking an engine without the
>> hassles of wire harnesses, sensors, etc from a recent production car and
>> puting it in an older car. Just buy that kit and all the sensor and
>> computer hassles go away. And for something 3 or more decades old, a carb
>> is just fine.
>> Think of it, just go to the salvage yard and buy a complete engine and
>> use it without worrying about hunting down a computer etc. No need to get
>> an entire donor car, etc.
> The big problem with that is the size of the 4.6. It's just too big
> to fit in any classics except for full-frame Galaxies and trucks, and
> then it's too small at 281 inches to move those things. I know several
> people have hacked up shock towers to get one in, just to be
> "different", but that sure offsets any savings from the engine. The
> idea of accessing all those 4.6 's in junk yards is still going to be a
> problem, even with a carb kit.
That's going to be true of any mod motor.