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  • 07-11-2009, 22:17
    v8ian
    Quote Originally Posted by vince-305 View Post
    Now i maybe wrong but i have heard that the CVH and pinto have interchangable heads ..............(proberly bull****)

    But in the states they also had the CVH in their fords

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_CVH_engine

    so if your going to build an econo rod that could be the way to go

    other than that as it has been said a chevy/ford v8

    If it was me, i wouldnt worry to much about the resale, as i would only build it for me and enjoy it
    No, pinto and CVH are different, but the head from a CVH will bolt onto a Zetec block with minor mods, this is liked by the RST brigade, as its a cheap option to upsize the 1.6 turbo, and a cvh head breathes better than the zetec head, but does not burn as cleanly.
  • 07-11-2009, 18:26
    vince-305
    Now i maybe wrong but i have heard that the CVH and pinto have interchangable heads ..............(proberly bull****)

    But in the states they also had the CVH in their fords

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_CVH_engine

    so if your going to build an econo rod that could be the way to go

    other than that as it has been said a chevy/ford v8

    If it was me, i wouldnt worry to much about the resale, as i would only build it for me and enjoy it
  • 07-11-2009, 17:52
    firebird68
    Quote Originally Posted by 31A View Post
    Would look towards an LS2 or LS6.
    Very nice engines and plenty of power with good mpg, call me old fashioned but I think they fall down in the looks stakes but so would the Bmw v8s I mentioned.
  • 07-11-2009, 16:55
    kapri
    Quote Originally Posted by BRIT DIGGER View Post
    NO mate you carry on....


    you must admit this would look nice in an open front hotrod?

    and yes even these ol jags can be made to go like fook....





    Sid.

    There wasa Jaguar powered one 3 years or so back ,in the States, fitted into a little modified, it did look the nuts I must say . I did look at using a straight 6 in my next project ,needed to be an auto so the Triumph was going to be my choice .Looking at the power figures in stock form I decide to stick with a Pinto due to mpg ,weight and packaging considerations for what I was looking to achieve.
  • 07-11-2009, 16:43
    31A
    Would look towards an LS2 or LS6.
  • 07-11-2009, 16:40
    BRIT DIGGER
    Quote Originally Posted by Broken Arrow View Post
    Any one thought about a straight six?
    no? well you should, they are cheap, unstressed, easy to maintain, good torque, look nice and with a little bit of fettling can go like f*ck...

    think about all the six pot sports cars that used to be around, Datsun Z? old Jags?

    Oh well you can all tell me to shut up now
    Nick

    NO mate you carry on....


    you must admit this would look nice in an open front hotrod?

    and yes even these ol jags can be made to go like fook....





    Sid.
  • 07-11-2009, 16:00
    firebird68
    If a car was intended for the Euro market you could do a lot with a BMW v8, they come in several sizes 3 litre to 4.4 ,all are smooth as silk torquey and fast! They are fuel injected and have overdive automatic gearboxes or 5 or 6 speed manual, in a light car real muscle car performance and sensible mpg!
  • 07-11-2009, 15:57
    smurf
    Quote Originally Posted by 352 kum View Post
    use a complete zetec from an escort or fiesta with a type 9 box ive got everything here if you have any problems and got some in rods
    got an 1800zetec engine here for 50 quid if you need it .... not got a type 9 tho .
  • 07-11-2009, 15:13
    352 kum
    use a complete zetec from an escort or fiesta with a type 9 box ive got everything here if you have any problems and got some in rods
  • 07-11-2009, 09:19
    Kimleonard
    Straight 6's have been used a few times, but I think its a question of space in some rods. Jag might be good, certainly there must be loads of them around the world and I would have thought not too hard to get parts for outside of the UK.
    Same with the Datsun, I know of a '32 roadster (black one) with a Datsun motor in it, was a CC feature last year I think.
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