[V8] turbo v8

dsaad@icehouse.net dsaad at icehouse.net
Mon Aug 29 17:05:13 EDT 2005

I for certain am no expert on this matter Sean -
but AFAIK, there are no OEM or aftermarket pistons available for the V8 weather
it be a 3.6 or 4.2. In fact, I don't think you can buy ANY bottom end parts for
a V8. (meaning crank, bearings, rods or pistons)
This is due to the "siliconized aluminium" cylinder bore. The pistons have a
special plating that apparently only elves can apply deep in the Black Forest.

Look before you leap with this motor.


Quoting spcole at mn.rr.com:

> I know this might have already been discussed in the list but i have
> been out of town for several weeks and heard that there was an on goin
> discussion and had a proposal for debate. I am the owner of a 3.6L v8
> out of a 90 V8 this is to be the new power plant for my 91 CQ i have
> been looking and parts for this motor and it dawned on me that if the
> 4.2 is the same casting only bored and stroked you could make a far
> supior 4L that would be ideal for a twin turbo application.  does anyone
> know if my crazy idea would work with a 3.6L with the 93mm crank and
> 82.5mm pistons. this i belevie would be a far more durable motor then
> the 4.2 and would be able to go to higher rpms.  if anyone knows if this
> would work please let me know because i am seriosly lookin at buildin
> this motor and runnin it normally aspirated for now but it would only
> need a piston swap for the tt conversion and would most likly be running
> a coil per cylinder igintion system from electromotive.
> thanks sean
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