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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-04-2001, 10:33 AM
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Want to keep it light!!

Well I want to not go really big and heavy and pop in a heavy v6 I really want to keep light and simple like a 4 banger..what kind should I use he had a ford escort/aspire there that had the entire engine!!! Looked fresh to! Or should I go for something different?? I just want something that will give me power yet will not have me swappin drivetrains!

P.S. No he did not have any zuki's!![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]!!!!

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Re: Want to keep it light!!

<font face="comic Sans MS">There's always the GM "Iron Duke" 2.5L 4 cylinder... Pretty good little engine... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] They could be had in a carbuerated version, and the Rochester 2bbl that was on them is really good on angles... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Just a thought...</font>

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yah but I will also need to know the cars I need to look for for these engines?? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]!!!!

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Re: Want to keep it light!!

yah but I will also need to know the cars I need to look for for these engines?? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]!!!!

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Re: Want to keep it light!!

<font face="Comic Sans MS"> They can be found in S trucks. From the earliest (keep in mind there were a few other 4 cylinder engines used in GM S trucks in the early days of them), until 1985 they were carbuerated. From 85 until I would say about 1992 or 1993 they were offered and they were fuel injected. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] I believe (but can't 100% verify) that these have a small block chevy engine bell housing bolt pattern. That would make transmissions (or adapters) more readily available... They used them in 1980 to 1982 short wheelbase jeeps (some of them, but you're far more likely to find an S truck with one)... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Buick and pontiac also used them in their small cars, as did the Chevette and other small GM cars, but I'm not sure about the mounts, and the bell housing bolt pattern on those cars. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Overall it's a very hard engine to kill... </font>

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Re: Want to keep it light!!

were they strong engines?? I really care about torque mostly!! How is the MPG?? SOrry so many ques but I want to make sure I am not givin myself the run-around!!

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Re: Want to keep it light!!

<font face="Comic Sans MS">It's been a while since I've driven one, but as I recall it had decent low end torque (decent as 4 cylinder engines go anyhow)... I'll look up some specs... I had some friends who had the 2.5L powered S trucks (I used to have a buick skylark that had the iron duke in it and it got about 20mpg)... I can't remember what they got for milage but I think somewhere around there. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

Here's the page the engine specs should be on. They got attacked by someone online and the page is down for a bit... http://s10-4x4.com/EngineSpecs/

If I recall there are even some performance parts available for this engine. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]</font>

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I think the obvious choices for staying light but powerful would be the Toy 2or and 22r. Those can be found in the early trucks and I belive Celicas carried that engine. On the Celica you have to have a new oil pan as the engine sits ahead of the front axle on that model so the oil pan is mounted backwards.

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Re: Want to keep it light!!

STUDLYBILLY-don't over look what you have under your hood
now-my 88 1.3 went 164,000 as a stock zuke then 30,000
with me wheeling & such-then got overhauled by me i put in
30 over flat top pistons an isky cam kept the weber that i
had already put on- bigger exhaust lost the cat converter
along the way(no emissions checks in arkansas) my crank was
still standard on mains & rods--i like my sammi good power
still all suzuki-but i do look at my 1.8 in my sport and
think what if? sometimes--oldzuki

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Re: Want to keep it light!!

you might want to check out this web site for the weights of different motors, not sure how accurate the info is, but it is something to look at.

http://www.classiccar.com/tech/engine_weights.asp



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