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Re: Misc UK Info
« on: March 01, 1994, 06:16:53 PM »
>  From: Simon Coffey
>  Date: Tue, 1 Mar 94 13:22:30 GMT
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>  I remember reading a piece about Grinnall where they put a Jaguar
>  5.7 litre V12 engine into a fixed head 7. It was estimated to have
>  350bhp on tap (and return 10 mpg !). If their suspension and brake
>  package can control all of that then it may well be money well spent !

Yeah, but where do you SIT?!? :)

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>  Simon.
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Kevin



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Re: Misc UK Info
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 1994, 06:41:57 PM »
>>  I remember reading a piece about Grinnall where they put a Jaguar
>>  5.7 litre V12 engine into a fixed head 7. It was estimated to have
>>  350bhp on tap (and return 10 mpg !). If their suspension and brake
>>  package can control all of that then it may well be money well spent !
>  
>  Yeah, but where do you SIT?!? :)

In the back seat of course.  ;)

The V12 in the XJS cooks itself because of poor ventilation and the
tight under bonnet area.  The TR12 would sizzle like mad.  I've seen
under the bonnet of the XJS and you can't move.  Not to mention it'd
handle like a brick.  Worse than a Buick 350 ;^).

Some friends have asked why I haven't shoved a "real" V8 in the SD1
like a Ford 302 or 351.  I sort of reply that I'd like to still be
able to go around corners like and SD1, not like a Falcon.

Other people have put V8s in Alfa GTVs and I say why?  You upset the
balance and ruin the best thing about the car - the handling.

If you want power spend the dollars and improve the engine you've got.
You can call on power on an as needed basis, weight just hangs
around. :^)

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