V8 in my spare alltrac?

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Put badass high revving 300hp V8 in spare alltrac

Poll ended at Fri Sep 24, 2004 3:14 am

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Postby SBCelicaGT » Sun Sep 19, 2004 2:06 pm

Dude, this is Lotus we are talking about. I doubt it was a hack job. Besides, it was a really small V8 anyway. 3.5L to be exact. If done properly, chances are the V8 setup did not weigh a significant amount more than the old 4 cyl despite the fact that the V8 also had an extra turbo.
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Postby alltracman78 » Sun Sep 19, 2004 2:41 pm

Yeah, but from what I know of Lotus, the ideal is less weight. Thats why they've got a aluminum block in the newest ones.
I realize Lotus did it themselves, I was just saying hmmm. Not that it was a hack job.
And, yes, the V8 would weigh more, which is always a bad thing (in a Lotus).
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Postby SBCelicaGT » Sun Sep 19, 2004 3:03 pm

alltracman78 wrote:Yeah, but from what I know of Lotus, the ideal is less weight. Thats why they've got a aluminum block in the newest ones.
I realize Lotus did it themselves, I was just saying hmmm. Not that it was a hack job.
And, yes, the V8 would weigh more, which is always a bad thing (in a Lotus).


Not necessarily. What if the 4 cyl was iron and the 8 cyl was aluminum? My V6 weighs less than a full 3SGTE so I don't see why someone can't design a lightweight high performance V8 with enough money.. i.e. Lotus.
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Postby jimlau » Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:48 am

I say put a badass, high--revving 400+hp V8 in the thing. I'd drive out there to see it, as I live in SE MI. That would definitately turn some heads at a dragstrip. And the sounds would be great. I just read in Sport Compact Car about a guy who put a Northstar V8 into a Golf, and kept it FWD, so this idea isn't too far-fetched. I say go for it!
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Postby Mafix » Fri Sep 24, 2004 9:30 pm

800hp blown 400cu+ small block v-8...now i can see that. only take 2 months to do . unless monster garage does it for me. but 300 hp nah...import better.
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