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oadamo

posted on 16/3/08 at 05:34 PM Reply With Quote
best v8 engine

what v8 would you say is the best engine for money and power.
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donut

posted on 16/3/08 at 05:36 PM Reply With Quote
Chevvy 5.7 V8

Whats it for?





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oadamo

posted on 16/3/08 at 05:38 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by donut
Chevvy 5.7 V8

Whats it for?


cinquecento sporting

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speedyxjs

posted on 16/3/08 at 05:54 PM Reply With Quote
Bedford rascal?





How long can i resist the temptation to drop a V8 in?

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Paul (Notts)

posted on 16/3/08 at 05:59 PM Reply With Quote
You would be better of with a 3.9 Rover V8. The engine is lighter and a gearbox will be easier to find.

The Chevy may pull a cinquecento to bits!
+ It takes a lot of cooling

Just My thoughts.

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twybrow

posted on 16/3/08 at 06:00 PM Reply With Quote
For money - RV8
For power - Powertec V8
For power/money - yank small blocks






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oadamo

posted on 16/3/08 at 06:10 PM Reply With Quote
my mate at work has just got one as a project. i said fit a v8. he said it will not fit so we are gonna try lol.
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coozer

posted on 16/3/08 at 06:19 PM Reply With Quote
Audi V8 or Lexus??





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tegwin

posted on 16/3/08 at 06:50 PM Reply With Quote
Audi V8.......NICE!!!





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Paradoxia0

posted on 16/3/08 at 06:51 PM Reply With Quote
Rover V8 - smallish, fairly light and practically bullet proof! (and you can pick them up for not too much money)

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posted on 16/3/08 at 07:48 PM Reply With Quote
BMW 4.0 m60





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Hellfire

posted on 16/3/08 at 07:56 PM Reply With Quote
Busa V8 2.8 litre, 455bhp. Forget the others, this is the dogs danglies

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Werner Van Loock

posted on 16/3/08 at 07:56 PM Reply With Quote
4L toyota/lexus

Put 2 M45 eaton compressors on and you got a rocket

Thomas in the netherlands is building one, he's also a member on here

engine front view TWIN eatons
engine front view TWIN eatons


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posted on 16/3/08 at 08:13 PM Reply With Quote
Agree on the Lexus. Extremely well built. Race car tolerances from stock. Very tunable even in stock condition. A lot of crank, piston kits available, which will have it rev to 8,5k. Smoothest engine around. Very affordable...2 grand and you get a good LS400, so the engines must be dirt cheap. There is an Ultima on youtube with a 1000HP version..
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jlparsons

posted on 16/3/08 at 08:43 PM Reply With Quote
BMW V8? from X5 or 5/7/8 series?
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CaptainJosh

posted on 16/3/08 at 09:57 PM Reply With Quote
Chevy LS1

or

Ford Small Block 5.7 or 5

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speedyxjs

posted on 17/3/08 at 09:01 AM Reply With Quote
How about a supercharged 4.2 Jag V8?
390hp standard. Easily tuned to close to 500

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akumabito

posted on 18/3/08 at 08:41 PM Reply With Quote
I think you can't beat the RV8 if it's just about the HP/£ equation without taking other factors into account.

160Hp/£250 = 0.64HP/£

I don't know what a chevy 350 goes for these days, but unless you're in the US, they're nowhere near as cheap. There is a lot of power to be had though, but most smallblocks aren't anywhere near 300Hp in stock form.. in fact, when the emission standards getting tighter and tighter back in the 80's, combned with surging fuel prices, there were a couple variants of this engine barely producing a paltry 200Hp. That is pretty sad for a 5.7L engine... So if you go down this route, make sure you know what you're buying! Luckily, there are a lot of guides on the internet where you can check the engine number to see what it is..

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nz_climber

posted on 19/3/08 at 08:17 AM Reply With Quote
I am going to put my vote in for the lexus v8! its really cheap down here thats for sure.. and plenty of power to be had in NA form, or even more with turbo or supercharger set up!
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britishtrident

posted on 19/3/08 at 03:20 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by oadamo
what v8 would you say is the best engine for money and power.
adam


Depends what you want to do with it.





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thomas4age

posted on 19/3/08 at 03:37 PM Reply With Quote
Lexus 1uzfe.

I got 4 from the UK a year back, If I remember correctly I payed 1200 pounds for all 4 of them including starters and alternators so......

think about it.
Forged steel crank, DOHC 32V, incredible strong conrods, eutectic cast pistons 8krpm redline safe, toyota reliable, etc etc etc..... for 400 pounds.
in stock form does 308hp with a mapped ECU,
the highest output NA at the moment does 580hp+ @ 9000rpm, runs in a Boss series Reyard carbon chassis. turbo it and the output can be bizar.

as werner pointed out, I''m doing one with eaton compressors.

Grtz Thomas





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akumabito

posted on 19/3/08 at 04:18 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by thomas4age
Lexus 1uzfe.

I got 4 from the UK a year back, If I remember correctly I payed 1200 pounds for all 4 of them including starters and alternators so......

think about it.
Forged steel crank, DOHC 32V, incredible strong conrods, eutectic cast pistons 8krpm redline safe, toyota reliable, etc etc etc..... for 400 pounds.
in stock form does 308hp with a mapped ECU,
the highest output NA at the moment does 580hp+ @ 9000rpm, runs in a Boss series Reyard carbon chassis. turbo it and the output can be bizar.

as werner pointed out, I''m doing one with eaton compressors.

Grtz Thomas


Damn, that does sound pretty impressive..

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bob

posted on 19/3/08 at 04:21 PM Reply With Quote
Nice little light punchy V8 from the sixties.

Daimler V8






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aerosam

posted on 19/3/08 at 11:16 PM Reply With Quote
another vote for the BMW M60 engine. Although I am a little biased as I am using the, ahem, smaller, 3.0L 218bhp lump for my locost build.
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Volvorsport

posted on 19/3/08 at 11:41 PM Reply With Quote
hmm , ive tried to keep my nose out .

volvo xc90/s80 v8 - 330 hp from 4.4 litres .

cant be all that bad if lee noble is using it in turbo form to power his new motor .

its florida smog friendly for the next few years , designed by yamaha , and very compact .

oh and about 5 grand from volvo !!!

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