Actually it was first used on the Buick Special (circa 1961-1963). One
version (in 1963) was pushing out 200HP with 13:1 compression ratio.
> some of you may already know this, but i found a tid-bit of interesting
> information about the tr8 engine....
> according to a footnote in an American import reference manuel, the engine
> of the tr8 was orginally used in some of the land rover vehicles...
> that might be sort of obvious.... but more importantly, the
> castings/moldings for this particular engine were purchased from General
> Motors and the same engine appears in some of GM compact vehicles first
> produced in the 1960's... which GM vehicles i'm not certain but might be
> willing to guess on either the malibu or maybe the nova or chevy II....
> lastly my point being that if anyone owns a tr8 and works for EDS, GM or
> Hayes they can purchase the parts from a division called Employee
> Parts Assistance (so long as you can obtain the corresponding part
> numbers....) and get them for cost.... might be a long pain in the ass,
> but also very cost saving....
> if anyone needs the number for employee parts assistance, please email me
> personally and i'll dig it up for you... i think it's toll free....
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