Originally Posted by Tjkeis
Is there any 8 cylinder egines that doesn't waste a lot of fuel? I have a 65 rambler 440 and want to do a egine swap.
Chevy LS engines are great, as small as 4.8 liters. Go to LS1Tech.com forum, they have a chapter on conversions, a lot of info to be found there.
And a really big aftermarket, too.
Also, for that kind of swap, you do not need the whole car, you need trans, engine, computer and harness and everything attached (maf, throttle pedal if drive-by-wire...). Then have your computer reprogramed and harness modified, all the rest can be done with what you have: stock rad, stock fuel tank with an external pump...
Do not be scared by the electronics, once your parts have been modified/reprogramed, it is really pretty much plug-and-play!
And any shop with a scanner can tune up your engine in the future!