|16th August 2005, 21:35||#18|
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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.
|17th August 2005, 10:11||#20|
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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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