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Old 09-25-2002, 10:57 AM
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My son and I want to build a track t kit. We would like to use some other engine than a smallblock v8. The GM iron duke comes to mind, but this seems to be the most maligned engine in recent history. What about its 181 marine version? Has anyone ever used this in a car? Suggestions for other fours that might work? This is supposed to be a 'fun car', not a racer, so necksnapping performance is not necessary.

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I built a "track T" many years ago with a 153 cu. in. Chevy II 4-banger. Nice little engine and it hooks up to your Chevy driveline choices as well.
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I wouldn't know why this engine is maligned. It's quite a capable performer, many, many midget cars are equipped with iron dukes, and I've seen them over 400 hp. I think you could make a cool track T with a duke.
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If you want a really neat engine, there was (maybe still is) a Boat block, I believe Merc, that was a 4 cylinder using 460 parts. I ran into a couple a few years ago with Boss 429 heads. A 230 inch 4 with that top end sounds pretty wicked (even with a stock 460 style head).
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