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Old 12th May 2007, 00:38   #1
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One of my friends is seriously planning an engine swap. He has a scorpio engine and also a contessa. But i dont think that engine can be fitted into a contessa.
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Scorpio engine on a Contessa.. This should be good..
Personally i think that is is possible.. provided he gets rid of the hood.

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He is planning to retain isuzu gear box.
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if its possible then it will be a hellava ride......
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I ill try to post photos once it is finished.
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I ill try to post photos once it is finished.
waiting for the pics buddy.....
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Will that huge engine even fit in the engine bay? Have you already considered the dimensions of the engine and those that are available in the Contis engine bay?
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Come to think of it, the modified car should look interesting with an engine popping out of a cut bonnet.
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I think the Contennas hood is huge enough to take a V8 so a Scoprio engine wont be a problem.

Which engine is it the Rev116 or the diesel unit?
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Gearbox will snap. I suggest you use the Scorpio box as well.
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From what i heard it is a diesel engine, and i told my friend that gearbox will have problems with huge torque of scorpio engine.
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Scorpio power into a Contessa??

I think it has to be 1st of its kind engine swap...

Lets wait and watch..
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Will that huge engine even fit in the engine bay? Have you already considered the dimensions of the engine and those that are available in the Contis engine bay?
The Vauxhall Victor which is our Contessa used to have a V8 option too. If it can take a big-block V8 I think it will take the Scorpios's 4-pot.
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I remember Psycho telling that the conti's weakest link is the differential.
Now, maybe even that will need to go.
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I don't think lateral space in the Conti's engine bay is an issue here. What I'm trying to figure is, will the height of the Scorpio engine be an impediment to successful bonnet shutting.
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