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    my other project , not a rod but deffo a sod!

    1972 victor fd estate , just dragged it screaming out of the garage , the idea is to do the welding it needs , not a lot , engiine swap and try to increase its kerbweight so i can tow my caravan for my holidays in 3 months time.


    as was. missing its front seats . engine is knackered.



    the slant four engine weighs 370 lbs. to be totally comfortable with towing my caravan it needs to increase the kerb weight by 150 kg. i have a fully rebuilt front suspension ready to go on , the rear axle has been totally rebuilt with new brakes shoes , cyclinders , pipes .

    so any ideas on a quick engine swap that will give ample power and increase kerb weight , id love the sbc route but thats not possible. four potter will have to do. ade
    Www mid-england-retrims co uk.

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    How about a Pontiac Straight 8? no?


    Loads of torque, weighs about 1.5 ton, so kerbweights sorted

    Might need stronger front springs though..............

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    The slant four wasn't exactly a lightweight to start with! What about a Triumph 2.5 straight six if there's enough room? Or maybe an Omega V6 (2.5, 2.6, 3.0 or 3.2)?

    Mind you, most of those had the sills filled with concrete by about three years old to hide the rot, kerbweight sorted!!

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    lol. the vauxhall v6 is alloy aint it .
    Www mid-england-retrims co uk.

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    BMW straight six available in 2.0 , 2.5 , 2.8 and 3.5 ltr's ??
    "If it was that easy,everybody would do it"

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    Gary, are you on a commission with these Triumph engines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Gary, are you on a commission with these Triumph engines?
    i was thinking that too

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeuceTudor View Post
    BMW straight six available in 2.0 , 2.5 , 2.8 and 3.5 ltr's ??
    And add the front seats from the BMW coupe as they are the heaviest seats I have ever moved

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Gary, are you on a commission with these Triumph engines?
    I used to be married to one.

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    V6 Ford and auto should do you ?

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