Putting the motive in automotive

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Professur, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    Do you have a favorite engine? I know some are mad about hemis. Some love the dual chamber honda. Even a few Mazda rotary fans out there. What engine gives you wood?
     
  2. ImRaptor

    ImRaptor New Member

    New Chevy 571 crate engine.
    I would love to take one of those and force it into Plymoth Cuda or if I was really loaded, one of the new SLK bodies.
     
  3. Inkara1

    Inkara1 New Member

    I, for one, would rather put a 528 Hemi crate engine into that 'Cuda. It makes only 10 less HP and the same amount of torque with 43 less cubic inches. Plus, it's a Hemi. You just don't put Chevy motors where Hemis should go.

    It might also be fun to take the new 57L "hemi" and stick it in a late-60s Mopar. 345 net HP is plenty of power for almost anything you'd use it for, plus it would have 2004 conveniences like fuel injection, and with it not having to pump the carb twice before cranking the motor. A lot of Ford folks do the same kind of thing with taking a 4.6L 300hp engine out of a newer Mustang and shoving it into a '65.
     
  4. ImRaptor

    ImRaptor New Member

    But the GM 572ci makes 720hp
    while the 528 Hemi makes 610hp

    Thats a bit more than the 10hp by my calculations. And brand loyalty is just foolish. I'll put a ford engine in a honda if I had the money and damn well felt like it.
     
  5. Inkara1

    Inkara1 New Member

    The version of the 572 that uses gas you can buy at a gas station makes 620HP.
     
  6. ImRaptor

    ImRaptor New Member

    Why in the world would I be using regular ol' pump gas if I could afford to toss a 572 into an SLK ??

    :)
     
  7. Inkara1

    Inkara1 New Member

    If you wanted to drive the car on the street, perhaps, instead of always at a race track? :)
     
  8. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    I saw an article last week where someone shoehorned a V10 viper engine into a charger. Tres cool.
     
  9. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Member

    My favorite engine? That's a tough call. I've driven every major make in the US, a Toyota, an Audi, hmmm...How about this one...

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    Not much to look at, but with a few mods can put out up to 510 HP...
     
  10. Inkara1

    Inkara1 New Member

    What's that thing between the engine and the air filter box?
     
  11. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    Audi, Gato?



    :rofl:
     
  12. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Member

    That, Inky, is the spark-plug wire cover...

    Prof? Bite me. ;)
     
  13. Inkara1

    Inkara1 New Member

    Awfully weird-looking spark plug wire cover:
     

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  14. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    Audi is high on my "List of cars that'll never park in my driveway."
     
  15. Inkara1

    Inkara1 New Member

    What about Volkswagen?
     
  16. Noite Escura

    Noite Escura The unpredictable

    What about Fiat? :D
     
  17. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Member

    Whoops...sorry. I was looking right, and you meant left. That is part of the turbo 'pop-off' assembly. Here's a picture of it without all the rest of the innards in the way...

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Inkara1

    Inkara1 New Member

    Ah, OK. So what does that part do?
     
  19. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Member

    Keeps the turbo from blowing your pistons down through the bottom of your engine by relieving pressure when the engine has too much compression.
     
  20. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    VW and Fiat both hold positions on the list too, right beside Honda and Hyundai.
     

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