Actually, that wasn't my post, but I thought it was a good one!
Along the lines of the V8 discussion, I'd go for Gurney-Weslake heads on a
289/302 block. If you go with the reversed port (side-draft), multi-valve
set-up, reportedly yields 600 BHP.
Not shuttle power-to-weight ratio, but solid nonetheless. Unfortunately, only
slightly less pricey than the shuttle engine conversion.
Better fit, though. Those main engine nozzles are, what, about 8 feet in
diameter, and the SRBs about 12 feet. All in a 100" wheelbase package.
> In a message dated 11/21/01 9:36:51 AM Pacific Standard Time, RWM@rwmann.com
> > Would it be possible for a shuttle engine transplant? Based upon
> > > Roadster body weight/lift-thrust of shuttle engine, could Warp speed be
> > > obtained?
> It would be hard to find a matching number shuttle engine But I'll check the
> wrecking yard
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