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turbonutter

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406 posts

96 months

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Hi I am looking for an engine to put in a Lancia Stratos Replica.
Needs to be light, so all alloy
with transverse (FWD) Gearbox
Also i am looking to be able to tune it to 500BHP for road use.

Any ideas suggestions apreciate

Thanks

Neil

JonRB

44,347 posts

160 months

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turbonutter said:
Also i am looking to be able to tune it to 500BHP for road use.

yikes That's going to be a bit of a handful! eek

eliot

6,069 posts

142 months

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JonRB said:
yikes That's going to be a bit of a handful! eek

Well it is a stratos replica - might as well be true to the original.

turbonutter

Original Poster:

406 posts

96 months

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JonRB said:
turbonutter said:
Also i am looking to be able to tune it to 500BHP for road use.

yikes That's going to be a bit of a handful! eek


Should be ok, I had one with 400-450BHP 6 years ago. Unfortunately that was destroyed by fire!

LewisK

60 posts

119 months

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A Rover T16 will do 500BHP with new internals. I'm not sure how long it'd last though.

Same again, one of my Engine Managment books features a 2.0 Zetec putting out 600BHP when turbocharged....

What about a Volvo engine, lots of those turbo/or are turbocharged very well.....
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Jwb

332 posts

126 months

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You should look at some of the modern alloy V6`s (keep it true to the original) and slap on a Lysholm screw compressor...........

Sorry I have not got any particular recommendations.

evov11

11 posts

97 months

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Hey what about a mitsubishi evo4G63T lump they can be tuned to well over 500bhp.

eliot

6,069 posts

142 months

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sorry but 2L kicking out massive BHP just doesn't float my boat - Lag central and probably achieved on race fuel anyway. Ally v6 would be good.

evov11

11 posts

97 months

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you can get 500 with sul. but if u run them on race fuel with a 2.3 stroker kit you can push 800bhp+ now that has a bit of lag but fun on 1/4 mile runs.

turbonutter

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406 posts

96 months

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eliot said:
sorry but 2L kicking out massive BHP just doesn't float my boat - Lag central and probably achieved on race fuel anyway. Ally v6 would be good.


I Agree I think a V6 Would be the best either Blown or Turbo'd

Just a question of which is easiest & cheapest to tune.

julesv

1,747 posts

112 months

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What about a blown Alfa 3 litre V6?

turbonutter

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406 posts

96 months

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julesv said:
What about a blown Alfa 3 litre V6?


The old 12valve ore newer 24valve? I'v heard that the older engine is less fragile any thoughts on that?

julesv

1,747 posts

112 months

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Either I would think. 12 valve I suppose a bit simpler but I have owned both and the engines were fantastic. My 12 valve had over 170000 on the clock when I got rid of it. The engine was still going like a train. Rest of the car had fallen to bits though!

Boosted LS1

13,701 posts

148 months

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turbonutter said:
eliot said:
sorry but 2L kicking out massive BHP just doesn't float my boat - Lag central and probably achieved on race fuel anyway. Ally v6 would be good.


I Agree I think a V6 Would be the best either Blown or Turbo'd

Just a question of which is easiest & cheapest to tune.


How cheap are you talking about for this v6? Really cheap n/a, like £500 for a used engine or several thousand pounds for something rebuilt and blown.

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pugwash4x4

5,940 posts

109 months

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How much casnh you got?

an LS7 would be perfect for this i reckon- light small and buckets of power all over the place.

you could get the same figures from a light pres. charged LS1 too- for that kind of power you are almost just bolt on and go for a supercharger- LS7 might work out cheaper though - an LS6 would possibly get you there with the right heads and cam although it might not be particularily driveable.

how much does a stratos weigh anyway? Gardner Douglas kit cars do a Lola T70 replica which weighs a pretty awe inspiring 800kg and takes an LSx quite happily- hmmm 625bhp/ton. That must be the sort of figure you will end up?

Boosted LS1

13,701 posts

148 months

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The OP wanted a transverse gearbox arrangement and that stuff is heavy for the lsx engines.

I was thinking he could consider a cosworth v6 but the blocks iron. If that's to expensive then the lsx is out of his price band. Not sure what cheap alloy v6's are available, mondeo maybe?

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julesv

1,747 posts

112 months

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Cadillac Northstar could be an option for a V8. Going to cost though.

ELAN+2

2,224 posts

120 months

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Alfa v6, get a 12valve from a 164, cheap as chips, well strong and ideal for forced induction. not far off 300bhp should be attainable from a late spec 3.2 24valve., but not very cheap. glorious sound though

Mark

agent006

11,211 posts

152 months

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LewisK said:
What about a Volvo engine, lots of those turbo/or are turbocharged very well.....


2.5 i5 turbo will do big power easily and is natively fwd. Apparently the D5 block is the same as the Audi WR i5 turbo block, so could mate the two and have a transverse i5 turbo that way.

Boosted LS1

13,701 posts

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We need a budget chaps.

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