Just curious: Has anyone converted a V8 to a 5cyl MC Engine?

Brett Goetz brett.goetz at rtp.ppdi.com
Mon Aug 4 16:00:02 EDT 2003

With that kind of creativity, I'm suprised you didn't go for some nice
chromed plastic hub caps from JC Whitney and a big whip antenna for your
CB radio!

cobram at juno.com wrote:
> "Brett Goetz" <brett.goetz at rtp.ppdi.com> writes:
>>The V8s are sure beautiful cars, and it seems that owners of these
>>cars tend to scrap them if the engine needs a significant amount of
> work
>>(I'm generalizing here).  Since it's a type 44 body, has anyone
> converted
>>one of these to a 5 cylinder?
> I'm planning on doing just that, but only after I convert the brakes to
> drums, remove the AC and install a dash mounted 12V caged fan with sheet
> rock screws, remove front and rear suspensions and replace with a leaf
> spring and king pin setup, find some nice 12 inch heavy steel
> "wagonwheel"  rims and tires, and put a nice vinyl front bench seat out
> of a 1970 Maverick with a big rope and cleats to replace those
> problematic seat belts.   ;-)
> I'd be willing to be there's a V8Q rolling around Montevideo, Uruguay
> with a Mercyless Benz diesel drivetrain, close enough.
> http://www.geocities.com/cobramsri/
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