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PostPosted: February 28, 2006, 6:08 pm 
turbo diesels can make a LOT of power very easily. Its as simple as get more air and more fuel into it and it'll double or triple the output of the engine. The torque would make for a wild autoX vehicle. not sure you could keep the backend on the ground with a modified turbo diesel engine.


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If I could get that truck for less money or in running condition I would seriously consider it but IMO that's too much for a non-running vehicle. The problem with the head is that the owner over-reved it and literally blew the injector out of it by overboosting it. (stripped out the threaded boss in the head) It has no wastegate and a tiny turbo. It would be unique for sure. I wonder what it would sound like. :shock: I'll keep my radar up for one in better condition at a lower price.


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There was a Chevette diesel as well - not turbo charged though.


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The 90-92 geo prism has a 4age in it, fwd though...
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anyone done the Volvo 740 turbo thing?

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How about Opels? Light and loyal support group, not to mention they rust so bad cheap Opels can be easily found.

And the more modern Opel disguised as a Caddy, the Catera, he has a really beefy IRS rear differential that can handle a LS1.


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I used a Pinto for a donor. There is still good support for the 2.3L Lima engine and it can produce good power. It is still widely used in mini-stock racing. Plus, the rack and rear axle work perfect in a 4" wider than book chassis.

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Goog info Locost_John a local car guy (owns to off road shops here) built a Ranger pinto powered race truck with a reworked head and dual webers for off road racing. He is claiming 350hp.....

Also if you do a "pinto volvo head" search you will find a volvo head that fits the pinto (with how much work I dont know).

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240/740/940 will donate a full running gear .

the later fwd cars can , with an adapterplate @£145 be converted to rwd .

dont let that fool you tho - the redblock volvo engine is as strong as they come , albeit heavy (like a pinto) .

the advantage i see , is that they come with a manual rwd box , axle etc which can be tuned quite easily .

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I think a great, although rare, donor powertrain would be engine and tranny from a V6 Lincoln LS. Ford built a Miata with this combo once as a prototype and it was amazing.

These are great engines... Getrag 5-speed tranny.

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The LS engine for a Locost was discussed on another thread (GRM, I beleive.) The consensus was that any OHC V engine will have fit issues unless you're willing to have a significant hood bulge. In addition, early iterations of that engine had some mechanical issues.

That said, it is a pretty killer engine.


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Has there been any production Ford 302 engines that have an aluminum block? I can find blocks from other manufacturers but the blocks cost closer to a complete iron block crate engine (~$4k). It just seems like a good choice for the car seeing that there are tons of parts for the 302, but to get an aluminum block doesnt seem to fit the locost part.


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RossD wrote:
Has there been any production Ford 302 engines that have an aluminum block? I can find blocks from other manufacturers but the blocks cost closer to a complete iron block crate engine (~$4k). It just seems like a good choice for the car seeing that there are tons of parts for the 302, but to get an aluminum block doesnt seem to fit the locost part.



Answer...no. As far as I know...no ford production 302 were alum. Not even the new mod motors are alum.

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Ford Transmission Bellhousing Info

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Ever wanted to know which engines shared bellhousing patterns? Want to swap in a new motor and are wondering if it will bolt to your existing transmission? Now you'll know! To the best of my knowledge, this list should be correct, however there may be some errors. These is no substitute for your own research!
Example Measurements
FORMAT: 808 x 606, 89K.
Example Measurements

I am now on a great crusade! I am trying to compile a a list of all the Ford engines and their bellhousing patterns. I am looking for pictures of the back of all the engines listed below as well as some measurements! If you have one of these engines and it's just laying around your garage, please take a picture and please do some quick and easy measurements.

You can click on the example on the left for an example. You don't have to do the picture like this. The picture by itself and then writing the measurements in an email would be great! Once I have a few pictures together and more measurement info I will post a seperate page with the pictures and measurements. I hope to get pictures of all the patterns and measurements.

Once this gets going, I will also start working on transmission measurements.

If you have any other additions or information, please email me!

Also note that even though you'll be able to bolt the engine to the transmission of you choice, you'll still have to figure out the flywheel/flexplate/starter/input shaft/torque converter pattern/etc. issues.

* 221 V8, 260 V8, 5 bolt 289 V8
* 3.8 RWD/4.2 V6, 255 V8, 6 bolt 289 V8, 302 V8, 351W V8, 351C V8, 240 I6, 300 I6
* 351M V8, 400 V8, 429 V8, 460 V8
* 2.3 FWD I4, 2.5 FWD I4, 3.0 Vulcan V6 FWD/RWD, 3.0/3.2 SHO V6, 3.8 FWD V6
* FE Series - 352 V8, 360 V8, 390 V8, 391FT V8, 410 Merc V8, 427 V8, 428 V8
* 1.6 I4, 1.8 I4, 1.9 I4 (Escort, Tracer, OzCapri, Miata)
* 2.6 V6, 2.8 V6, 4.0 V6
* 2.0 Pinto I4, 2.0 Zetec I4, 2.3 Capri II
* 2.3 RWD I4
* 4.6 SOHC V8 RWD, 4.6 DOHC V8 RWD, 5.4 SOHC V8, 5.4 DOHC V8, 6.8 SOHC V10
* 2.5 Duratech V6, 3.0 Duratech V6, 3.4 SHO V8, 4.6 DOHC V8 FWD

There are some notible exceptions and other interesting notes.

* The 400 V8 was also available in a rare casting in 1973. In some full-size Ford, Mercury & Lincoln products the 400 was cast with the small block bellhousing pattern like the 302. It was mated to a an FMX transmission. These blocks are fairly rare, but it would make it easier to swap into various Capris.

* A lot of people assume the 2.0 and 2.3 I4s share bellhousing patterns, and in some cases they do and in other cases they don't. In most cases 4 out of the 6 bolts between the engine and the bellhousing are the same for a 2.0L and a 2.3L, but the top two are different. On the 2.3 they are about an inch higher up on the block. The other possible difference would be the dowel pins on the bottom two bolts being slightly larger in diameter for the 2.3. The one exception is the 76 and 77 Capri. The 2.3 bellhousing in these cars are identical to the 2.0 bellhousings found in previous Capris and Pintos.

* If you are planning to swap a 2.0 Zetec into a Capri and want an automatic C4, you can use a bellhousing from 2.0 Pintos and Capris before 1975. You may be able to use a 4 speed bellhousing to adapt a T5 to the engine as well. Remember however, you will have to find the proper flywheel. A 2.3 flywheel/flexplate will work work with the 2.0 Zetec.


* 3.0 Vulcan V6s were the same in front wheel drive and rear wheel drive applications.

* The 3.0 Duratech FWD(Taurus, Sable, Escape) and RWD(Lincoln LS V6) are the same bellhousing pattern.

* The Mod motors share bellhousings, but the flexplates/flywheels are different. Cast cranks got 6 bolt flexplates/flywheels while forged cranks got 8 bolt versions. The SHO V8 shares the same crank bolt pattern as the forged cranks in these motors.

* The Mod motor bellhousing pattern is fairly close to the small block Ford bellhousing pattern. Early 4.6 blocks in 91 and some 92 models were exactly the same as the 5.0/SBF bellhousing pattern.

* The 2.0 Zetec motor DOES NOT match the 2.5/3.0 Duratech & 3.4 SHO V8. The 3.4 SHO V8 and the Duratech V6s are a match.

* People have said that the Duratech bellhousings changed in 1999 making them incompatible with earlier engines of the same type. From what I've researching, there was a change to accomodate the MTX75 manual transmission. However, I am not sure what that change was. The SHO V8 '99 block matches the 3.0 V6 Duratech V6 block bellhousing pattern, and all the SHO V8 blocks are the same. Not sure what to think of this. There are a few EXTRA holes in the 3.0 Duratech V6 bellhousing pattern, all the other bolt holes are a match. Perhaps these extra holes are the difference?

* The earliest two castings for the 4.6L Mod blocks, used prior to late 11/1/91 in Lincolns and 2-18-92 in full size Fords, share the 302/351 small block bolt pattern exactly. The casting numbers that fall under this category are F1AE and F2VE. The change in bellhousing pattern coincided with the changeover from the AOD transmission to the AOD-E, which resulted in relocating two bolt locations, going to larger, hollow dowels, and changing to a three bolt starter. All subsequent Romeo mod blocks beginning with the F3VE use the AOD-E pattern, and all Windsor mod motors use it.* Thanks to Chuck Sanders for this info!

as found at.....
http://web.archive.org/web/200309071348 ... /tbhi.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Fo ... ec_pattern

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PostPosted: December 17, 2006, 10:13 pm 
I am using a V6 push rod Ford. 3000cc (183 cid), marginally larger that the 2.3 Lima, with its 60 degree V, it is almost as compact as the 4 cyl. Because the crankshaft on V6 is light, the V6 in question (I was told) is comparable to the 2.3 L. The Ford V6 (called Vulcan) can be found on various vehicles Ford and Mazda. Rangers, Aerostar, Probe, taurus, etc Depending on the year it is rated 145- 155 HP @ 4900 rpm. Personally, I am upgrading mine (header, intake, EFI chip, cam) to produce 160- 170 hp . Some of you have indicated to me that the more performing overhead cam Ford V6 models (200 hp+) would be a better choice for a Locost, which is true. However a rebuilt Vulcan costs nearly half that of the overhead cam version. I stuck to my choice.

I will be pleased to answer questions about this engine.


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