While I would agree that a straight six doesn't make sense in a roadster
for several reasons, it has been done! Can't remember where I saw the
photos, but somebody squeezed one in.
From: datsunmike <email@example.com>
To: Mick T <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Date: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: engine options
>What's a 510 gotta do with a Roadster? I don't understand your logic. The
>510 is very different than a Roadster and so is the engine bay. A straight
>is just too long for a Roadster as much of the weight will be in the very
>front and over the front axle. Plus where ya gonna put the rad and fan. The
>L series is just too heavy also, as much as a small block Chevy if not
>The 510 was designed to use an L series motor the roadster was not.
>You'll kill the handling of the car with severe understeer.
>IMHO a very poor choice.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Mick T" <email@example.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 8:06 PM
>Subject: RE: engine options
>> Yup, that's the one. I've seen the 3rd gen straight 6 in a 510 before, so
>> know it would fit in a roadster bay. Actually my vote for an engine swap
>> would be the VG30De, but if money were no object, I'd figure out a way to
>> get the Supra engine in there. Just my .02 worth.
>> >sacrilege - and uhm, isn't it a giant straight 6 that would hang about a
>> >foot out the front of a roadster?
>> >I'll take a Rolls V-12 in that case