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 Post subject: American muscle
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:33 am 
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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has used or looked into using an American lump? When I was going to V8 a Capri years ago, a mate and I looked into the pros n cons of rover V8 versus American V8 the American won, we based this on the fact that at the time it was cheaper to buy a set of mustang pistons and ship them to the uk than it was to buy patent rover ones here!

Yank tank lumps are quite cheap on eBay (under £400) I've always been a sucker for the monstrous sound and torque.any advice, comments, opinions welcomed.

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 Post subject: Re: American muscle
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:48 am 
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:lol: forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=357

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 Post subject: Re: American muscle
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:55 am 
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Now I'm really jealous :mrgreen: with envy. :lol:

Did you find that it is the cheaper option over the British V8's? You need a big blower kit to stick on top now!!! :o

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 Post subject: Re: American muscle
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:05 am 
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Long before I ordered the chassis I bought a mule chassis to play with and trial fitted the stuff I had in there. The ford v8 is smaller than the rover lump and even with the eight throttle bodies looking straight up it all fits under the standard bonnet.
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 Post subject: Re: American muscle
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:09 am 
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Long before I ordered the chassis I bought a mule chassis to play with and trial fitted the stuff I had in there. The ford v8 is smaller than the rover lump and even with the eight throttle bodies looking straight up it all fits under the standard bonnet.
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That's impressive, yours is so much bigger than mine :shock: I don't have to say that very often :D

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 Post subject: Re: American muscle
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:22 am 
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Bob,

I was wondering where you are based? I noticed you went to wheels, Aldershot is 2 miles from me! I had to work but its already on my calendar for next year, saw some lovely cars heading there while I was off to paint some house!!

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 Post subject: Re: American muscle
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:22 am 
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The pinto stands taller than this lot even with the stacks on top. I will dig out some more piccies later. :D Got some chassis`s to prime.

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 Post subject: Re: American muscle
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:23 am 
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Guildford.

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 Post subject: Re: American muscle
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Guildford.

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I'm Farnham! would love to come have a look one day, if you're agreeable!

I'll let you get on, thanks

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 Post subject: Re: American muscle
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No problem.

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