As a former builder/owner of a '59 Bugeye Sprite powered by a Buick
231 V-6 I have to agree.
My current projects include a Spitfire with a VERY warmed over GT6
drivetrain and I have been toying with the idea of a small-block Chevy
By the way, my TR3B is stock and staying that way.
---Paul Burr <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Eric A. Yates wrote: (snip)
> > Hi folks,
> > I have a question about engine conversions: why do people do it? I
> > curious as to why folks make changes to something as fundamental
to a car's
> > character as its engine.
> > Eric:
> There's a hotrodder in a lot of us doing the Tim Allen "More Power"
> Once you get a taste of a quick car, the next thought is-How do I
> thing to go faster? In many cases, the answer is- There is no
> cubic inches!!Having owned 3 Sunbeam Tigers, 2 Mustang GT's and a
> roadster, I have to agree.
> Don't get me wrong, I love my TR6, but frankly, the knock your butt
> seat cushion rush that only the torque of a american V8 can supply is
> irresistible! In may cases, the V-8's weight is close or lower than
> brit cast iron lumps they replace.
> (See Dan Master's weight comparison of a small block Ford vs. the
> Next, there's the challenge of building a hybrid. C'mon, who
wouldn't love a
> stylin' brit car stuffed full of 8 happening cylinders? Carroll
Shelby did it
> with the AC Bristol and Sunbeam Tiger and he's a hero! Some other
guy puts a
> small block in a TR6 and he's a butcher? I don't get it.
> Lastly, it 's your car to do as you see fit. Ya wanna stick a JATO
> the trunk and head out into the Nevada desert? Knock yourself out!
'62 TR3B TSF363L