140lbs more than a coyote, thats a problem. At least they were able to get it revved out to 6500 on the stock rods and pistons. Personally I dont think the fun starts until 7k but there are plenty of builds on here that are well under 6500 rpm motors.
Not sure why this gets suggested for a cobra? It's designed for a work vehicle. Has high torque at lower rpm's, it heavy and not a high rpm, high HP engine. Put it in a work truck and tow 10,000# all day long, a replacement for diesel engines.
Want a big high torque, high HP engine, then this is the one to buy.
It ain't a gonna' work boys. This engine is too deep below the crankshaft...it has an extended skirt that runs beyond the crankshaft and includes a variable displacement oil pump which houses all of the regulating controls inside the oil pan. Take a look at how far below the crankshaft centerline the bottom of that pan is...and see all that stuff hanging off of the pan
No way it's going to be able to work in a roadster with 4" of ground clearance unless someone comes up with a dry sump and remote belt driven oil pump. Rich is spot on; it's a heavy, low revving, high torque stump puller truck engine. It'd be great in an old F series pickup but not in our cars.
My complete MK4 kit was delivered 3/23/17. Thanks to Phileas Fogg, CraigS, Dave long time friend and my brother Rick behind the camera. With only a single car garage things are a little tight. We got the body/frame on my dolly and almost immediately snapped one of the wheels off. Thanks to my...
Back story, running a QFT 650SS carb with brand new, just installed Walbro 244 fuel pump. Reason for the EFI fuel pump is I’m considering an aftermarket EFI system so thought having the high pressure fuel pump in tank would save some work later.
Now though, with the pump running I Can only get...
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