In message <9410121748.AA85435@tuba.aix.calpoly.edu> writes:
> As this is my first posting, perhaps I should mention that I DO fit the
> stereotype and I DON'T and never have driven a Volvo (unless you count the
> Volvo engine in a Marcos I once owned). Now that the important stuff is out
> of the way I'll proceed to the purpose of this communication.
> I've been reading the postings about the merits of the 215 cu inch Buick
> engine such as the one I've had setting in my garage for the past several
> years. Also, I've been working on the restoration of my 1947 Triumph 1800
> roadster for several years. In a moment of weakness it came to me that I
> might combine the two projects and put the Buick engine in the Triumph. I
> have looked for other pre-1965 lbcs to put the engine in but have been
> unsuccessful. Is there anyone out there that can dissuade me from doing
> the above to the Triumph? Is there another pre-65 (do to California smog
> laws) lbc that the engine might better fit? Is the 4.8 rear end in the
> 1800 roadster too low or weak to handle the Buick? Is it simply unthinkable
> to do such a thing to the Triumph? HELP!
> Earl Huff
> 47 Triumph 1800
> 53 XK120
> 85 XJS
Earl, Put it into the XJS first! Put it in the XK120, there's more of them
around that Triumph 1800 roadsters.
Seriously try a MK II Sprite, early sixties, light, not a whole lot of value and
not rare. Try an early MGB. You will need to tweek the firewall to get it to
DON'T DESTROY THE TRIUMPH ROADSTER PLEASE!!!!!!
Contact Dick NyQuest - I don't have his work # since he moved divisions. Roland
may have it since he is also in HP. Dick has Triumph 1800s & may be able to
help you with a real powerplant.
SELL THE BUICK POWERPLANT ASAP!!!!
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