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Offline AMCLOVER258

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Re: Engine Ideas
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2014, 02:04:02 PM »
The big down down fall with going with a v6 or some kind of imported 4 is the exhaust tune.. its not going to sound anywhere near aggressive as a muscle v8 or even the 258 or 242.
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Re: Engine Ideas
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2014, 06:29:02 PM »
The big down down fall with going with a v6 or some kind of imported 4 is the exhaust tune.. its not going to sound anywhere near aggressive as a muscle v8 or even the 258 or 242.
Sorry, I accidentally hit modify instead of quote on your post. I actually like the sound of a 4cyl. or V6. Not the :censored: can sound, but a good throaty sound. My Mustang SVO that I owned for several years sounded pretty darn good to me.
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Re: Engine Ideas
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2014, 06:50:09 PM »
Yeah theres some out there that will suprise  you when you find out its a 6 or 4 but its all about the right exhaust combo some will sound like a coke can in a bicycle tire.. hahah

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Re: Engine Ideas
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2014, 07:53:56 PM »
I just ran into a similar topic over on the mustang forum. Some interesting suggestions were a mitsubishi 4G63 dohc 4cyl, a BMW inline six with a turbo, or a Toyota 2JZ six.
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Re: Engine Ideas
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2014, 10:39:18 PM »
Take a look at the boner inducing engines Ford has coming. That 2.7L V6 Turbo going into the F150.


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Re: Engine Ideas
« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2014, 10:30:12 AM »
Yeah theres some out there that will suprise  you when you find out its a 6 or 4 but its all about the right exhaust combo some will sound like a coke can in a bicycle tire.. hahah

I'm having a hard time imagining what a coke can in a bicycle tire sounds like.

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Re: Engine Ideas
« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2014, 01:25:00 PM »
Yeah theres some out there that will suprise  you when you find out its a 6 or 4 but its all about the right exhaust combo some will sound like a coke can in a bicycle tire.. hahah

I'm having a hard time imagining what a coke can in a bicycle tire sounds like.

Its the sound of somebody who needs a new bicycle tire.

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Re: Engine Ideas
« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2014, 02:05:05 PM »
I guess that means none here owns a honda hahah

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Re: Engine Ideas
« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2014, 08:27:41 PM »
id like to try something with a Chrysler 2.5 turbo someday. it came from a time period when Chrysler still had a talented engineering department, and from my experience with a naturally aspirated 2.2, they seem like a durable and reliable engine. only downfall is the fact it uses a timing belt. there are videos on youtube of people racing minivans with the turbo 2.5 against v8 cars. I think it could have potential in something lighter, I would have to go with a rear wheel drive though myself.

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Re: Engine Ideas
« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2014, 08:53:32 PM »
funny you should mention the Mitsu 2.5L. I had a '78 Plymouth Sapporo and a Dodge Challenger with that style motor. 2.5 broke a rod and the Challenger had the 1.6L OHC with timing belt and oil pump drive belt. The oil pump belt sheared off and it ran till it seized. I replaced the Sapporo one with a 318 and 904 and the other with a 340 4 speed std with O/D (A833?) from a Volare wagon that was supposed to go to Iraq but the deal was cancelled during Jmmy Carter's admin. ;)
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Re: Engine Ideas
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2014, 08:39:09 AM »
funny you should mention the Mitsu 2.5L. I had a '78 Plymouth Sapporo and a Dodge Challenger with that style motor. 2.5 broke a rod and the Challenger had the 1.6L OHC with timing belt and oil pump drive belt. The oil pump belt sheared off and it ran till it seized. I replaced the Sapporo one with a 318 and 904 and the other with a 340 4 speed std with O/D (A833?) from a Volare wagon that was supposed to go to Iraq but the deal was cancelled during Jmmy Carter's admin. ;)
i dont think i was talking about the mitsu 2.5, chrysler had a 2.5 that was based off the 2.2 in the later 80's and mid 90's. the last place the engine was used was in the dodge dakota, when it was replaced by the amc 2.5.
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Re: Engine Ideas
« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2014, 01:42:07 PM »
Faulty memory cells. It's not the same motor. In Mitsubishis it was the 4G58 series then it kept getting changes like the belt drive cam but it was 2.6L not 2.5. Like the VW based 1.7L, they modded an already in production motor to make it "theirs".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_2.2_%26_2.5_engine

The turbo version is worth playing with. The regular 2.5 was lucky to break 150,000 miles with EFI (less with carb)
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Re: Engine Ideas
« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2014, 11:24:20 PM »
K cars had some sort of mitsubishi engine offored. I wouldn't bother with the naturally aspirated 2.2 and 2.5s. They make a 258 powered eagle seem fast. They are at least a decent running engine, they just don't have any extra power.
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Re: Engine Ideas
« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2014, 05:20:27 PM »
The Audi 2.0 was used in Postal Jeeps and some small AMCs 78/80 and I considered using the auto trans (904) from one with a few beef up parts and putting a Porsche turbo 2.0L (same block) to it from a 924 (I found 2 for $200 each local in '02).

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Re: Engine Ideas
« Reply #44 on: November 25, 2014, 01:27:55 AM »
hi how about an AMC 304 or 360, can be lightened and infinitely hotrodable, plus its been done before so advice should be available. gz