My new V8!

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  1. billet-brain

    billet-brain Read Only Funster

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    Got my V8 done at last. I have a 73 Dodge Minnie-Winnie, and someone had put a 3.7 Slant 6 in it, which was very under powered. I bought an old Dodge 318 V8 (5.2L) from a Ram pickup, tarted it up, and put it in. Wow! It drives so much better:thumb: It will actually accelerate up hill now, where as it used to decelerate:Blush: Sounds good too.
     

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    Wow that looks pretty, no stopping you now, the first Rv on the strip running 11 secs :Rofl1: :Rofl1:

    All the best Rick
     
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    That looks the dogs dangly`s... looks smashing.. Hope you get many thousands of happy miles out of it.. :thumb:
     
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    Well done, I do envy you guys that have the skills and patience for projects like rebuilds and engine changes. :thumb:

    Sian says I have the patience of a psychopath, and won't even let me attempt to assemble a flat packed piece of furniture for fear that it will get smashed and thrown out the door as I struggle to understand the stupid assembly diagram/instructions written by a dyslectic moron who's mother I hope dies of the pox etc. ect see what I mean :BigGrin:
     
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    Nice:thumb:

    Our first RV was a '77 22ft C Class on the Dodge chassis cab(M400) with the 360.
     
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    Bling Bling


    :BigGrin:
     
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    That picture should have the tree huggers throwing themselves off the cliffs in droves.

    On the other hand, there's an Arab down the road just ordered himself a new Learjset.
     
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    Naaa, it's a 318 it should easy make double figures very economical:thumb::Rofl1:
     
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    Double figures? Yep. About 10mpg I reckon! I might lpg it in the future, when I get time to use it more.
     
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    we had one in our Champion Titan

    Do not know about economical Si.. we had one in our Champion:Eek!: Titan .. Dodge chassis.. we were lucky to get 8 mpg 30'long...A class.

    Nice job ..

    Bob:thumb:
     
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    I jest Bob, pure motorway we got 13, off it seemed more like gallons per mile so I never worked it out, sufice to say we were about 250 miles between fuel stops, mind you bad tank/filler design ment we couldn't fill the tank as it sloshed out, and stank the van out to boot.

    That's what I love about our Winne, 650-700 miles on a tank, at about £250 to fill mind you, but hey who cares it's all about the fun:thumb:
     
  12. motor roamin

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    Vot ist zis economicals zees peoples speak about?

    Bung it in one end chuck it out the other, then start again mpg bugger it

    The worst car I ever owned was a 3lt auntie Rover boy that had a drink problem I swapped it out for a dodge charger wth a hemi, and what seemed like more carbs than cylinders, had a ridiculous performance, because it didn't handle, but it was cheaper to run than that Rover :Rofl1:

    All the best Rick.
     
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    I had one of them thar Dodge charger R/T things 440 with a six pack with the engine built by Hauser racing, boy did it go, but it had drum brakes they were deadly, wish I had it now tho:Doh::Doh::Doh::Doh:
     
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    Thought you might have cleaned it up a bit before you fit it:BigGrin::thumb:
     
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    I'll second that bought a couple of Jensen interceptors sp's with that engine in as well they handled much better though.

    All the best Rick
     
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    Actually, it is a bit grubby in that pic, as it has taken us from Norwich to Peterboro and back. When I first put it in, it really was sparkling! I toyed with the idea of a transparent panel in the engine cover, so I could admire it as I drove :thumb:

    Talking of drinkers, my car is a Ford F150 doublecab with the Triton V8. Just had it gas converted, and if I drive it sensibly (not easy) it is actually cheaper to run than the two diesel pickups I had before (L200 and Ranger). They did 25mpg, where as this does 18, but on half price fuel :Smile: And it's got luxury and power galore!
     
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    Thanks billet-brain... Man City can buy another player now...:thumb:

    JJ :Cool:
     

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