must hear videos of this!!!
Last edited by mellbergVWfan; 11-03-2012 at 05:59 AM.
We're following this, we believe it could have happened. Strope said the Ford execs would have wanted real-world testing of the Indy 4-cam V8 engine that powered Jim Clark's Indy 500 car. This could have happened, couldn't it? It's plausible, right?
So that's what Strope did.
He put in a 300-cubic-inch Indy 4-cam V8 of the kind used in Clark's race car, with aluminum block and magnesium covers, magnesium oil pan and gorgeous polished aluminum velocity stacks piled atop each cylinder. The resulting engine weighs just 300 pounds and makes 425 hp at 7,000 rpm. It might make more at higher revs but Strope hasn't run it any higher yet.
The CR Racing “NASCAR-prepped” four-speed manual transmission weighs just 63 pounds.
Add a tricked out rear suspension, Plexiglas windows, generous use of fiberglass to “add lightness,” and you have not only a promising setup but something that could well have been period-correct, down to the Clark-specific magnesium knock-off wheels.
Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/2012...#ixzz2BaAKNGkk
Man.. Now I'm reconsidering looking for an e34 wagon as my next daily...
There are a lot of good examples around me on CL; a '70 302 and this 64.5 quickly caught my attention: http://southcoast.craigslist.org/cto/3423320348.html
Last edited by Project_2501; 12-09-2012 at 10:19 AM.
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