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NamelessJoe 07-25-2006 06:29 PM

a newish to me car
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i've been bouncing around with ideas for something to get on a budget.... when i signed up maybe the s10 but that never got back to me... sooooo i found this in our local free classifieds this week.... its a 1966 Sunbeam Minx which looks neat to me and the wife said it was cute and i got it for like 200 bucks, so the price was right... right now i just am going to try to get it cleaned up. it's estimated to be in a field for the past 5-6 yrs but i found the last registration in the glove box of 1980 which is cool, i think im going to try to start with the stock engine but i don't know what it will hold up to. ultimately it will be just a zippy fun car to drive with my family so im not going to drop a v8 in it(i don't think it would fit, you guys might know better) i was think about a built up 2 liter engine eventually, but id like to get it running 1st
sorry about the long spiel action im sure in about a week or so when im ready to jump into working on it ill have tons of questions :sweat:

Henry Highrise 07-25-2006 06:52 PM

I am confused here..........This is a Hotrod site you know. :confused:

NamelessJoe 07-25-2006 06:58 PM

hot rod site
well... as the disscussions go... i like the build it how you want it and its a hotrod .. or back in the day they were suped up 20-30 yr old cars so this is a 40 yr old car and its unibody so right now i dont have the fabracation skills to drop somthing with 400 hp init but i can get a more modern motor with almost douple the output by only increasing engian (in comperasion) by .5liter so thats what ill try once i get it running

poncho62 07-25-2006 07:04 PM

Looks like good rodding material...not all hot rods have a v8................and with todays gas prices, I can see why. A late model v6 would go nice in that.

home brew 07-25-2006 07:09 PM

Welcome to the site NamelessJoe. :welcome: I think that some people put the the small Buick aluminum V8's in those Sunbeams. As well you might be able to put a Ford 289 in it like they put the 260 in the Tiger. I am sure someone on this site (probably from across the ocean on the island or continent) will have direct knowledge about putting a V8 in your car. Good luck with your build.

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Henry Highrise 07-25-2006 07:45 PM

OK, I see where you are coming from...... I did not realize that you were going to Rod it (I guess I read too fast).....I stand corrected.

NamelessJoe 07-26-2006 10:13 AM


Originally Posted by Henry Highrise
OK, I see where you are coming from...... I did not realize that you were going to Rod it (I guess I read too fast).....I stand corrected.

it's all good :) it will be a slow prosses i wanted to get it running first so i can drive it then let fun will begian ;) ..... a small v6 sounds like itd be fun :evil: the 8 just seamed to big but, ill see what i can find around town

thanks for the input guys :D

Henry Highrise 07-26-2006 10:30 AM

Put some quiet exhausts on will be a real sleeper. :thumbup:

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