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Old 15th August 2005, 10:38   #16
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ohh thanx for correcting me with info dude .

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Old 15th August 2005, 13:31   #17
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Well I really used to love Contessa, & still do as it is the only Muscle car India as ever seen...........& also wish to drive one, one day!
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Came with a 2 litre engine with average performance and then Rover bought Buicks V8 and stuffed it in and it was the "bee's knees" .

I would like to add something about the Buick V8 - It was first offered in the 1960 Buick Special and was known as the "Fireball Aluminum" V8...It was revolutionary design because it used a cast-aluminum block as compared to the cast-iron boat anchors in use then..Buick however went back to thinwall iron casting in the name of cost-cutting. Rover bought this design and most of the dies and put it into the P6 saloon...This engine grew to be a favorite among the specialist car makers because of its light weight and good response to tuning.

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Rover stretched it to 4.6 for the later Range Rover - unfortunately the walls are bit too thin leading to trouble if highly stressed
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Well I did not reply to this thread earlier just to gauge the reactions people had for the contessa... however a v8 in a conti would mean a huge amount of torque for a car without a ladder chassis would eventually mean the car getting twisted due to the torque pull...

As for the mods on the conti seriously now it is a daily drive hence a complete stop on mods.
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