I know the Ford Windsor V8 is lighter and narrower than the
Chevy smallblock but is it as much as 220 lbs? For those with
the unlimited budget, a complete McLaren/BMW V12 is 477 lbs.
A complete aluminium BMW V12 with 2-valve heads is 585 lbs.
Otherwise Nissan list the first VG30ET engine complete at
431 lbs. The L28ET at 455 lbs. The R engine at 342 lbs.
The aluminium Rover (Oldsmobile) 215" V8 is 355 lbs with
2 SU-carbs as it was used in the MGB that we (dont?)
like so much on this list.
sidney raper wrote:
> A dressed small block ford with iron exhausts weighs in at 450 lbs. With
> tube headers, alloy heads and intake and an alloy waterpump, more than
> 100lbs can be shaved off. Add to this the fact that the ford is MUCH
> narrower than the chevy and it seems to be a better candidate for the
> conversion imho.
> >From: Thomas <email@example.com>
> >Reply-To: Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >To: email@example.com
> >Subject: Re: V8 conversion
> >Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 16:47:24 +0200
> >I just want to mention the 230 lbs weight increase for a
> >small block Chevy vs the original Datsun engine. All on the
> >front axle. A small block Ford is a few lbs lighter than the
> >Chevy engine. For example if anyone want to go really wild,
> >a big block Chevy would add 340 lbs. The handling could then
> >be described as "just a little understeer"
> >in Sweden
> >Mark Dent wrote:
> > > I got this from my page: Reply to him not me please
> > >
> > > Comments: i just received 3 complete roadsters from my cousin... he lost
> > > his lease. i want to put a ford v8 / 4 speed into one of them, i have
> > > it done years ago.... is their anyone you could put me in contact with
> > > has done this conversion ?
> > > thx,
> > > anders
> > > Name: anders ver andersson
> > > Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > Mark
> > > Baltimore
> > > 1968 1600
> > > http://www.datsunroadsters.com
> > > http://www.roadster.org
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