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Old 09-21-2008, 09:07 AM
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Exotic engines. What comes to mind?

I know this is an engine thread but I'm not looking for any technical information. Just a little history lesson maybe. Need thoughts on something attainable but somewhat exotic. American Cosworth. Oh yes...that would be nice....but more realistic and less expensive might be something imported....Older Jap or Euro. Just not sure. I love the Cosworth Double Four Valve and the ZR1 LT5 would be just awesome but expensive. With that said, what engines come to mind to my fellow hotrodders as exotic and attainable. Any 4 Cams come to mind? Pics. Volvo? Jag maybe? It will be put in an open engine bay for all to see.

Really like the Aero4G11.

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Old 09-21-2008, 09:58 AM
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This might be one of those long shots like the ZR1 engine but what about the SOHC Ford 427?
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This is what I will be using.

http://www.conceptcarz.com/view/phot...ype_Photo.aspx
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How about the Yamaha from a Taurus SHO..Those are available and seldom seen..

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I like the Lamborghini V12 looks, and performance. I tuned one in 1975, in a 1973 Muira. It had a 'plaque' on the dash 'do not open windows over 180mph'

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Yes. More. Keep em coming guys.

Blazin72....thats a cool engine. A bit big for my interest. But kewl for sure.

Scrimshaw....the jag engine might fit the bill. Have to do some checking. May be longer than what I want to work with.

OneMoreTime....the SHO engine......that fits the bill for sure. Definitely has cool factor for me. Aluminum block...V8...DOHC....32 Valve. I'm checking to see what I can find. Seems like they had some cam trouble though. I'll check into it.

Carsavvtcook.....I only wish....those motors are actually fairly compact....but way out of my league financially. But definitely cool!

Any more?

Dont get me wrong....I love the old V8's....just not for this project.

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How about a 2jzgte?They will make enough power to put a big grin on your face.
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Maserati DOHC V8 rod..
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How about Bugatti's W18, love to see that in a car that used to have a 4 cylinder!
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Good Thread!

There are some other opinions available. Which "fit the bill" better. More options to come I'm sure.

Good luck in finding what you can afford.

All I ask, is to "stay away" from the 4 cylinder engine Import scene, as best as possible.

JMO

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Old 09-22-2008, 07:37 AM
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The 2jz-gte. Seems like I might actually be able to find one of these at a decent price. 1rst picture attacthment. Looks like the Japanese out-sourced these to the Germans.

Docc....I'm having trouble finding information on these. I'll keep searching. Found lots of info related to the in-line 6's though. Cool looking engines.

The W18. Oh yes. That is one cool motor. Have you heard one go through the gears. Sounds like nothing more than what an engine actually is....an air pump. 2nd picture attatchment. But I know I cant afford this technology!

CarSavvyCook....I agree. I wont place anything with less than 6 cylinders in this project. At keast 6!

This is the idea...going to do a sort of home built hot rod simliar to what cboy and newinteriors have done. I like the lines of the volvo hot rod. Very subtle simple lines. In no way am I saying I can duplicate this car......mines not going to be quite this fancy...3rd picture attatchment. Probably use my Columbian overdrive rear for this project.

Any more ideas?

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If you want something really unique... how about a turbocharged Corvair motor? Air cooled, so it wouldn't look like much in the engine bay with the shroulding, but definitely different! No radiator required, either.

The reverse rotation might be a challenge.
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How about Bugatti's W18, love to see that in a car that used to have a 4 cylinder!
It's actually a W-16. But who's counting, huh?

The Audi V-8's are plentiful. Came in the 'Quattro'.
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This is a friends Volkswagen Rabbit project. RWD, 6 speed T-axle at rear. Should be fun.
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:26 PM
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C-10....the Audi makes some real slick engines. I'm actually suprised to find that the prices on these DOHC all aluminum V8's are very reasonable. Found a low mileage SHO V8 for $600 with tranny. 43,000 miles. I'm having some regrets with LS1 now as far as price. Found another I really like....the Aurora IRL engine. Very pricey though. Also may have found an Audi S4 4.2 V8. Low mileage...leaning towards this package.

They did make a W18 for the Bugatti Chiron....3 banks of 6 cylinders. Cool!! But the W16 has been the primary base for the last couple years.

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http://jalopnik.com/5052759/why-run-...uattroporte-v8

Maserati Quattroporte rod..

Here is a Jag XK engined rail

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XK motors are not very expensive as they were used for 40 years. XJ sedans up to about 1986.
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