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Chevy V 4 engine questions

I was watching a speedvision off road race tonight and couldnt help but get interested in the Chevy v4 ( a small block with 4 cylinders cut off) any of you guys heard about this engine AND can you put one in a sammy? Has anyone done it?
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Re: Chevy V 4 engine questions

The only V4 I'm aware of that isn't a Front Wheel Drive was the one used in the Mighty Mite during WWII. If there is another out there, in what vehicles are they used?

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Re: Chevy V 4 engine questions

Do a web search using "SCAT V4". You'll find some info. Scat is one of the original VW engine houses. I believe that they came along with the idea of cutting a GM small block in half to make a smokin' V4 for racing applications. Kinda like the 4.3, just 1/2 instead of 2/3.

Not much info on their web site - check around.


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gee, guess that should be....

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Re: Chevy V 4 engine questions

Those engines are a bit on the expensive side if I remember correctly. Everything is specially made and a lot of parts are billet.

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Re: Chevy V 4 engine questions

Scat's were the hot setup a few years ago in midget racing, taking over from VW. Then, Cosworth moved in and bacame the engine of choice.
Scat's were neat little motors though. I could be wrong, but I think that many stock parts, rods, pistons, etc. will work in a Scat. Of course, double throw-down race motors have all of the trick billet stuff, but with the right stuff, would make a nice little motor. There are probably a lot of them sitting in garages around Indiana and Ohio now that people have moved to Cosworth. A search of midget racing boards would probably scare up some.

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